Fuck it, We'll Do It Live: My favorite live performances of songs conveniently available on YouTube
The caveats to this list: there are a ton of bands I like that don't have good live recordings, so it's probably a little more constrained than a general music list I would make. Also, Later with Jools Holland has a TON of great live stuff I strongly encourage you to check out.
- •Hocus Pocus by Focus: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g4ouPGGLI6QDutch prog rock which you may not be into but their performance is amazing. It has whistling, flute playing, yodeling, and scat singing all by their front man. It sounds like it won't work, but it works so well.
- •My Moon My Man by Feist: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8web2eGQP0QApparently this song is about anal. I don't know, but she kills it and subtly reminds you that she used to be in a punk band.
- •Tegucigalpa by Fruit Bats: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XkJt_qB8x14This album is perfect, live version is close to perfect as well.
- •Goin' Against Your Mind by Built to Spill: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DqSJGoAWf1o
- •Death Letter by The White Stripes: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-t1_ETuWIbEI love Son House, I love this cover, reminds me what all the hype about Jack White was for.
- •Weird Fishes/Arpeggi by Radiohead: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q888PBtrWc0I'm not the world's biggest Radiohead fan but seeing this made me a little more of one.
- •Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Rsg9NLzLsi0Their energy on here really got me into them. Their discography goes about 50/50 for me but this performance is great.