Top Ten Live Clips: #8 – The Strokes “Take It Or Leave It”


In 2011 it’s hard to believe The Strokes were once a young band full of fire, but it’s true. Really. Ask your parents. As this 2001 clip of “Take It Or Leave It” from Letterman attests to, they used to be an amazing live band. They’re hungry and passionate here, belting out one of their best songs from those young and innocent days. Plus it’s always nice to see a singer trip and fall on live tv, as Julian does at the 3:33 mark. Few bands have done as much to ruin themselves as The Strokes over the past five years, but for these three minutes and 50 seconds they live up to every ounce of hype being thrust upon them at the time.

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