Since hearing Ben Folds talk about his manic and often chaotic live performances in his memoir, I’ve been listening to some of his old concerts. Ben Folds skills are constantly on display of course, but one thing that comes through clearly is how accomplished the other two guys in the band were. The bassist is a brilliant player —a fact that was often lost in a sea of distortion—he can sing as well. Likewise the drummer is superb and also has a good voice.
This track, underground, is as good, or better, than the version that made the album. Top stuff. Have a listen: