And then there are the bands that actually sound much better live than they do on the record.Depends on the band.
Nofx has an album titled, “I heard they suck live.” Having seen them more than a dozen times, can confirm.
Face to Face sounds better live than on their album. Especially Big Choice.. that album is shite.
Then there are bands that sound exactly the same live as their albums. I couldn’t tell the difference when I saw Milli Vanilli.
And then there are the bands that actually sound much better live than they do on the record.
Cold War Kids to be specific.