However adding in the live perspective does change thing. I mean the concerts are turn into a rock religious mass. The red rocks album is the post punk Live At Leeds.
I do think the rattle and hum live version of Sunday Bloody Sunday is the greatest live performance of all time As it integrates the live nature into the narrative of the song that is physically impossible to replicate in a studio environment even if it is performed note by note replica. It also rearranged the song and introduce a dramatic arc to the song and has "the spirit of sonata form" hat isn't present in the studio version
Yeah King Crimson has a good live reputation but their live reputation is reliant on improvisation and jamming and I don't really consider that as a factor either good or bad for a good live band unlike most people