The Strokes Debut ‘Machu Picchu’ Live at Sweden’s Peace and Love Festival

by Eric Van Dril · 12 comments

I was wrong. I thought they couldn’t do this song live, but it looks like they were just saving it for the European festival circuit. Oh well, looks like Machu didn’t disappoint in Sweden.

Better audio quality…

So… is it everything you hoped it would be live?

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 sin July 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

i love it, sounds awesome and fun!

2 A. July 3, 2011 at 9:44 am

here is 3 more vids from the show in sweden.

take it or leave it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFpn-4l5LG0
reptilia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFpn-4l5LG0
NY city cops http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cskck4XCWio

a bit annoying to watch when the camera isn’t still haha, but the sound is reeeally good!

3 heather July 3, 2011 at 10:32 am

MP sounded great!

4 Yuko July 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

Jules sounds amazing! And the guitar cutting…I love it! I really wanna see it live!

5 lisa July 4, 2011 at 12:45 am

It was amazing. I was standing at front row on the left side clutching the railing/screaming/crying.
I filmed NYC Cops, Life is Simple in the Moonlight, You Only Live Once and Take It or Leave It

6 Julian Valensi July 4, 2011 at 9:07 am

I don’t understand, why couldn’t they do it live?

7 madeye1 July 5, 2011 at 3:01 am

@Julian Valensi Thats exactly what I was thinking… the only reason I can think is that Julian wasn’t that confident in pulling off the vocals at the end but it sounded great! This and Life Is Simple are both the most similar sounding live to the actual song on record!

I wonder if we’ll ever get..

Two Kinds Of Happiness
Call Me Back
Metabolism

I have a feeling we won’t purely because I doubt any of them even like those 3 songs… just a hunch.

We need Julian to release a lyrics sheet for Machu Picchu though like he did for Life Is Simple and Two Kinds of Happiness so we can actually know the exact lyrics!

8 alx. July 5, 2011 at 8:09 am

I think Two Kinds of Happiness could work live, they could work something around it. Call me Back and Metabolism…not so much.

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“a violent crime/and that’s our usa”

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