Top Ten Rock Songs That Sound Best Live
Not the biggest Slipknot fan, but this song is amazing when heard live. The original version... Not so much. It's a bore to listen to.
While tis song is absolutely legendary, it is even better when played live. This isn't their best song, but it is their best song to hear live.
Considered to be a work of art by most, this song is mind-blowing live. While being played live, Page has a chance to experiment a little with his guitar, and that makes this song that much better.
This song is very fun to chant along with the singer. AC/DC is very lively at their shows, and this song proves it.
The original recording sounds great, but the live version is even better. Also, this song requires responses from the audience, which makes it that much better!
This song is arguably one of the best off of the album. It has a catchy tune, Cobain's gritty vocals, and has a great message. While the original recording is phenomenal, it is much better live.
The live version of this awesome ballad made me a fan of this band - Blind Guardian are known for being great live, with some live versions that are better than the studio versions. Hansi's voice is amazing live, too.
YouTube: Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song (In The Forest) [Imaginations Through the Looking Glass]
Again, what makes this song so good live is the responses that come from the audience. It's impossible not to chant "ten thousand fists in the air! " during the song!
Sounds awesome live, especially in front of 500,000 people.
Deep Purple - Mistreated HD 1974 (Live in California)
Axle's vocals, which are usually very gritty and energetic, are very peaceful and mind-numbing in this song. He even sounds better live, and Slash does (or at least did) his solos even better when in front of a live audience.
Just watch this crowd singing the chorus for 4 minutes (4:30-8:10). The chorus is golden of course. Hansi Kürsch tried to finish the song several times. One of the most amazing moments from a live show I've ever seen. Great band, great crowd.
YouTube: Blind Guardian - Valhalla (Imaginations Through the Looking Glass)
Annihilator are known for their riffs and this song is just awesome live because those riffs sound even better.
YouTube: Annihilator | Phantasmagoria | Live At Masters Of Rock DVD uploaded by anniafan
Its live version at the Beast Over Hammersmith (1982) is better than the original and is my fave version of this song.
YouTube: Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name (live) uploaded by Shane Lentz
Must I say anything?
How could I not include this song? It contains one of the best guitar solos in history!