If I could be guaranteed a set heavy on stuff from Species Deceases back, I'd go see the Oils again in a heartbeat. Unfortunately (with the exception of Redneck Wonderland, which had teeth, and Diesel & Dust, which was OK) I didn't really connect with anything thereafter.
Seeing them around Red Sails... was breathtaking.
Seeing them at Kooyong on the Species Decease tour was spectacular.
Seeing them on their Blue Sky Mining era tour (at the Tennis Centre) was severely underwhleming - there was barely anything from their back catalogue.
Seeing them barely a week later at the hastily-convened "Concert for The Kids" at the Music Bowl offered some redemption. They delved reasonably heavily into their past ("Jimmy Sharman's Boxers" played with the Salvation Army Brass Band was simply awesome!). One of the best concerts I've been to.
Seeing them on the Earth and Sun and Moon tour again was disappointing. Again, virtually nothing pre-Diesel & Dust.
The only time they seemed inclined to offer any significant portion of the back catalogue was on the 20,000W RSL tour, and then it was only the luck of the draw as to what the "chocolate wheel" landed on....
Don't get me wrong - they were still a decent live act. It's just that they became almost too well rehearsed as time went on, and there seemed to be little remaining of the energy, edge (and danger) of their earlier shows. Even Garrett's rants seemed a bit tame.
I'm content to listen to the records - from Head Injuries to Species Deceases is as good a string of releases as any Australian band has ever put together!