It turns out the studio versions just don't do justice to that live performance. The slowed-down, sandpaper-clean production smooths out all of the interesting rough edges, leaving me wanting to go back to that live performance and junk the CD.
The Afghan Whigs - "Matamoros" (Live - Later... With Jules Holland)
I'll keep "Matamoros," "Royal Cream," "These Sticks," and "The Lottery," at least initially. So there's that.
CD Placement Rating: Sell-back Pile 1.