Playlist: Best of The Drones Live from YouTube

The 100th post today! To celebrate I haven’t done a Playlist post since getting back into my blog thingy here over the last couple of weeks now. I’ve not done one on The Drones really too, they’re in two posts as kind-off footnotes even if they’re the main image of the posts. So the other weekend I jumped into the swamp that’s YouTube clips to find the very best live footage of one of my favorite bands of all-time, The Drones. There is so much rubbish on YouTube and do you know how hard it is to find The Drones too?

I just to found the best live versions of alot of their tracks, put it all into a list and now I’m sharing it here with anyone who’s wants to have a look too. Only one version of each song gets a clip but a couple of great acoustic versions makes it doubles of two songs. It’s only 37 tracks in the end which is not much really compared to my never ending Rage list but it doesn’t need to go forever. It’s got stuff from all the album over the years, less from the new album so it’s all the old ones. It’s all just the best audio and visually footage I can find, it’s the full tracks as well. Four covers at the end which they have done as encores over the years, the most famous finishing it all off with Kev Carmody‘s River Of Tears which has became a keeper now.

After tensing or joking to us all that the MK Ultra side project was going to be release as a debut live album called Live At The Sydney Opera House last month this YouTube list might have to do for the moment. I got tickets to the two shows down in Freo last week, I can’t wait but it’s not till November!

The Drones Live track listing is:

Side A

1. The Drones- Six Ways To Sunday
2. The Drones- Motherless Children
3. The Drones – The Cockeyed Lowlife Of The Highlands
4. The Drones – The Miller’s Daughter
5. The Drones – From Black To Communist
6. The Drones – Shark Fin Blues
7. The Drones – The Best You Can Believe In
8. The Drones – Locust
9. The Drones-  Sitting On The Edge Of The Bed Cryin’
10. The Drones – She Had An Abortion That She Made Me Pay For

Side B

11. The Drones – Jezebel
12. The Drones – I’m Here Now
13. The Drones- Words From The Executioner To Alexander Pearce
14. The Drones – I Don’t Ever Want To Change
15. The Drones – Work For Me
16. The Drones – Sixteen Straws
17. The Drones – Nail It Down
18. The Drones – The Minotaur
19. The Drones – The Drifting Housewife
20. The Drones – I Am The Supercargo

Side C

21. The Drones – Oh My
22. The Drones – Cold And Sober
23. The Drones – Luck In Odd Numbers
24. The Drones – Your Acting’s Like The End Of The World
25. The Drones – How To See Through Fog
26. The Drones – They’ll Kill You
27. The Drones – Laika
28. The Drones – Nine Eyes
29. The Drones – Taman Shud
30. Gareth Liddiard – Strange Tourist

Side D

31. Gareth Liddiard – Did She Scare All Of Your Friends Away
32. Gareth Liddiard – Shark Fin Blues
33. The Drones – Oh My
34. The Drones & Joel Silbersher – My Pal (God cover)
35. The Drones & Adalita – Oh Sister (Bob Dylan cover)
36. The Drones & Harmony – Diamonds In The Mine (Leonard Cohen cover)
37. The Drones- River Of Tears (Kev Carmody cover)

So did you enjoy The Drones live clips? I guess it’s not quite the same thing as being there at the show/s but seems they don’t play live that much anymore it will have to do. They’re one of the best live band I’ve seen in my life so I would say to you if they do come to your town don’t ever miss them! So has anyone here seen them live before or not?

That’s Dan Luscombe throwing his guitar at keyboard player Steve Hesketh at Golden Plains fest 2014, they did hug and make up after.




    1. Oh yeah! The Drones live at Golden Plains 2014 at about 7min. 40sec. here’s the full clip:

      you can see Dan ran over to hugs Steve after throwing his guitar! That’s the first show with Chriso old drummer re-joined behind drum kit too, you know?
      I’ve totally forgotten about this post, better look at again now!
      BTW I’ve got another newer Drones post planned in the next few days sometimes and a couple of Gary L posts too!
      Cheers Scott 🙂


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