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Watch recorded live shows from Metallica, James Brown and more with Music Vault

Do you remember your first live concert? Wouldn't it be great if you could find pictures of the occasion on the internet? Music Vault might have it.

The service currently hosts thousands of live concert recordings on its YouTube channel, many of which are full shows (and many of which are not).

If you can't make it to upcoming concerts, why not raid the archives and discover classic performances?

Wilco, November 27, 1996 in Chicago IL, USA

“Every great thing you've heard about this band is true,” the MC begins on the above recording of one of Wilco's mid-'90s shows, and he was right. The six-piece rock group, who had formed just two years prior to this recording, certainly managed to achieve greatness, although like many of modern music's greatest actors, they have always maintained a level of modesty, eschewing stardom at will. Please do your thing.

The above recording was taken around the time the band released their second album, Being There. That means this set is made up entirely of songs from the first two albums, a rare treat for long-term fans.

Rage against the machine, July 24, 1999 at Woodstock '99

A few years ago, he would have given me a hand to see Rage Against the Machine live; then it happened, and it was everything i expected and more. It must be said that seeing the band in their original rampage would have been very special, as the Woodstock '99 video above shows.

Despite the troubles at Woodstock that year, this particular set is often singled out as one of the highlights of the weekend (and for good reason, just look at the crowd).

Korn, October 18, 1998 in New Orleans, LA

If you were an angry teenager, you're probably aware that 1998 would be a great year to see Korn live. Still playing the original lineup (founding drummer David Silveria left in 2006) and playing only early hits, the band has changed considerably in style and image since the old days.

The setlist includes some of the band's best known hits like A.D.I.D.A.S, Shoots and Ladders (with full intro) and Blind.

Metallica, July 24, 1999 at Woodstock '99.

Woodstock 99 was marred by corporate greed, mob trouble, violence, and general unrest. Despite all the negativity, some of the performances are fondly remembered like this one, on the penultimate night of the festival. “The day the music died”.

Metallica's live act is a show that grabs you, holds you and shakes you, as you can see in the recording above. Blessed with a back catalog of metal anthems, Metallica are known for their ability to keep energy levels at peak output throughout the set without losing momentum.

James Brown, January 26, 1986 in New York, NY

Talking about acts that are still alive has the unfortunate effect of making me latch on to those that aren't, one of which is the Godfather of soul James Brown.

Featuring one of the weirdest concert openings I've ever seen (a big plastic robot waving to earthlings and declaring its love of soul music), this is an old-school show that most modern music doesn't even know about. try to recreate..

The Ramones, December 28, 1978 in San Francisco, LA

Punk has never been so dead with the news that the last remaining member of The Ramones, Tommy Ramone, lost his battle with bile duct cancer last week. The video above was shot at the iconic Winterland location in San Francisco, just two years after the band's formation.

Classics like I Wanna Be Sedated and Blitzkrieg Bop lit the fire for many of what became the punk movement, and they appear here alongside a somewhat recognizable cover of The Trashmen's Surfin' Bird.

The rest

Naturally, your own memories of classic concerts and favorite artists will differ from mine. Many of the top live acts you've always dreamed of seeing can be found in the archives, so check out the Music Vault YouTube channel and see what you can find.

What was your first concert? Share your memories, below!