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Offline acrobat62

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Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« on: October 09, 2015, 08:16:16 AM »
I don't have any real rarities or nuggets per se, but thought this would be an interesting topic.  My four least played songs I have seen live are:

OL in Montreal 6/12/15- Played only 10 times on tour, granted it's a new song but seems to have fallen out of favor, not having seen the light of day since 9/4/15.
UC in Foxboro 9/20/09- Played only 35 times, again somewhat new in the cannon, not played since 10/28/09
Full Zooropa in Montreal 7/8/11 - In the more full version played only 31 times, last time was 7/30/11.
WUDM in Montreal 11/2/97 - Played only 45 times, last played 9/1/01.



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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 10:15:21 AM »
I saw Babyface played on the Zooropa tour. As far as I'm aware it's not a set stalwart.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2015, 10:26:26 AM »
MLK and Unknown Caller at Wembley 2009.  Vertigo was awash with classics, as was Elevation at Earls Court although maybe Wake Up Dead Man deserves a mention

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2015, 11:26:56 AM »
Rare ones I've seen are Maggie's Farm, Springhill Mining Disaster and Babyface.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 11:44:00 AM »
She's A Mystery To Me in the BBC carpark in 2004.


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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 11:52:08 AM »
Rarest for me would be Miss Sarajevo on the Popmart Tour, with Brian Eno on guest vocals (played only once).
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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2015, 11:57:16 AM »
Fast Cars and Your Blue Room

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2015, 12:00:45 PM »
I was there last time they played "I fall down" live in  Birmingham1984.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2015, 01:16:55 PM »
Numb

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 01:36:42 PM »
I've only seen three shows; Pop Mart, 360 and i.e., so I don't have a lot to go from other than I know from DVDs and forums what they play at shows, but I always wondered why they rarely play Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.  I love that song.  Read that its difficult to do live, but not sure why.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2015, 01:56:21 PM »
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I've only seen three shows; Pop Mart, 360 and i.e., so I don't have a lot to go from other than I know from DVDs and forums what they play at shows, but I always wondered why they rarely play Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.  I love that song.  Read that its difficult to do live, but not sure why.

I did see that on the Vertigo tour and it was very tired. They have so many better uses of that 4 minutes at this stage.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 12:05:31 AM »
^ it rocked like a b****** the night I saw them do it.

back on topic: So Cruel.

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2015, 12:06:06 AM »
I was at Nashville 2011 and saw the extended wanderer snippet

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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2015, 10:30:25 AM »
Elevation - Wild Honey, Sweetest Thing, What's Going On? (Duet with Gwen Stefani twice), In Gods Country (acoustic!)

360 I heard All I Want Is You
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Re: Least Played Song You Have Heard Live
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2015, 11:42:20 AM »
Other than Zooropa on 360 and AIWIY on IE, I don't really have any good ones. They almost played Crystal Ballroom when I saw them on IE but they had technical issues.