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Five Favorite Live Albums

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Drunken brawl Rock n Roll, right on yer TV set sometime in September of one of those years, 76, 77 maybe. I still listen to this one once a month whether I need it or not. It's the only one of his I own:

 

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Ooh that’s a good question. Hard for me to answer these cause I’m always forgetting a bunch of good ones

 

Rust Never Sleeps

 

Live at Pompeii

 

Live at Leeds

 

At Fillmore East

 

Band of Gypsies

 

Can't argue with that - have all except "Live Rust".

 

J Geils Band! 'Full House' or 'Blow Your Face Out!'

 

Has no-one mentioned "Wheels Of Fire"? Let's just say 'Cream Live'.

 

"Ummagumma" - Pink Floyd

 

Jimi - also there is "At Monterey" which we all know is stunning - and Woodstock.

I got "Live At Clark University" from the Exp Hendrix site, a short CD but with the best "Purple Haze " and "Wild Thing" I have ever heard, no s**t.

 

"Festival Of The Blues" (AKA Live at Copacabana) - Muddy, Wolf, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy. I got this in 1967 when I was 13, a sacred LP to me!

I can think of many more blues live albums - Buddy Guy, Muddy, Johnny Winter, Albert King and of course - Mr B.B.King ladies and gentlemen, that dynamic gentleman of the blues.

 

Also in the jazz/fusion era -

Miles Davis - dozens of live albums, "Agharta" rips with 2 wild guitarists blazing.

Weather Report - The legendary Live Tapes - definitive of that line-up. Pastorius at the top of his game.

 

So many more but special mention must go to King Crimson for releasing more, bigger live box sets than....anybody really.

 

B)

 

What's with all the minuses? #-o[confused]

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I forgot -

 

The Doors - "Absolutely Live"

 

Some of the best of their live stuff... [thumbup]

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1. KISS - Alive! - It's the primary reason I'm playing rock guitar and using Gibsons and Les Pauls. Alive II was another favorite but Alive! was the one I listened to over and over. I had it on 8-track, LP (twice) and cassette (twice and now on CD.

2. Allman Brothers - Fillmore East - Just wow. Everyone should own this one.

3. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It - All the power and energy of an AC/DC show with Bon Scott. Great guitar stuff.

4. Iron Maiden - Live After Death - Great album and I'm a big Iron Maiden fan.

5. Rush - Exit Stage Left - Such a great collection of songs and performances.

 

There's quite a few others I'm really fond of but those are the ones I listened to the most back in the 70's and 80's. I had a really good Hendrix live album but have misplaced it and can't remember what it was.

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I forgot -

 

The Doors - "Absolutely Live"

 

Some of the best of their live stuff... [thumbup]

 

 

Mr Minus doesn't like the Doors then?

 

How about Little Feat "Waiting For Columbus"?

Jeff Beck has made 3 or 4 fine live recordings this century.

 

I plussed up all the others BTW. [smile]

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1. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

2. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

3. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

4. Who-Live at Leeds

5. Stones- Get yer Ya ya's out.

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...What's with all the minuses?...

I've no idea what the situation was as, when I checked in just now, the only person in the entire thread with a minus was - oh; the irony! - YOU!.........Ha! Ha! Ha!.........msp_flapper.gif........

 

....so I gave you one back in each of your posts just so say 'thanks for being such a good egg!'.

 

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Pip.

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Nine Below Zero : Live at the Marquee.

Dr. Feelgood : Stupidity.

Yes : Yessongs.

Genesis : Seconds Out.

Be+Bop Deluxe : Live in the Air Age.

 

Pip.

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Mr Minus doesn't like the Doors then?

 

How about Little Feat "Waiting For Columbus"?

Jeff Beck has made 3 or 4 fine live recordings this century.

 

I plussed up all the others BTW. [smile]

 

It’s silly to me to think that someone on here might have some animosity towards you.. My best guess is that the person accidentally hit the - instead of the +, but it seems to keep happening

 

Who wants to be the smartest kid on the short bus anyways? [biggrin]

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It’s silly to me to think that someone on here might have some animosity towards you.. My best guess is that the person accidentally hit the - instead of the +, but it seems to keep happening

 

Who wants to be the smartest kid on the short bus anyways? [biggrin]

 

 

I guess it's easier to minus a post than to come out and say I THINK THEY SUCK AND THAT'S A CRAP ALBUM TOO [laugh] [laugh]

 

Which is not good internet manners and I wouldn't do myself....[lol]

 

Anyone got a worst/most disappointing live album?

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I'll give it a go..

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

KISS - Alive II

Blue Oyster Cult - Extraterrestrial Live

Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East

The Eagles - Live

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1. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

2. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

3. Johnny Winter Captured Live!

 

 

The Holy Trinity!!!

 

Second Winter Live is also a noteworthy live experience.

Edited by Californiaman

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Anyone got a worst/most disappointing live album?

 

U2? [flapper] Sorry, couldn't resist. What's funny is that KISS Alive! and KISS Alive II were really big live albums for me in the 70's. To find out that much of it wasn't live was disappointing.

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here's mine

 

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

 

 

and as a close 6th

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

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here's mine

 

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

 

 

and as a close 6th

The Allman Brothers - Fillmore East

 

So, what you're saying is that you might eventually learn to like that album if you listen to it enough?

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So, what you're saying is that you might eventually learn to like that album if you listen to it enough?

 

 

yep I'm working on it,, and have been since 73.. I'll get there some day...

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Maybe Honorary Mentions but not already listed:

 

Leon Russell: Leon Live

Talking Heads: Stop Making Sense

Ten Years After: Recorded Live

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures At An Exhibition

PJ Harvey: Please Leave Quietly (DVD)

 

What the heck, a few more:

Roxy Music: Live

Roxy Music: The High Road (EP)

Ten Years After: Undead

Plastic Ono Band: Live Peace In Toronto (side 1 only)

Edited by SteveFord

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My choices:

1-Deep Purple: Made in Japan

2-Woodstock Festival Album

3-AC/DC: Live at River Plate Stadium, Buenos Aires 2009

4-ELP: Pictures at an exhibition

5-Santana and Buddy Miles Album

Bonus track:

6-Pink Floyd: Pulse

 

BR

Andy

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...Anyone got a worst/most disappointing live album?...
...

U2? [flapper] Sorry, couldn't resist...

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In all honesty I have to say I really liked both "Under a Blood Red Sky" and (the live parts of) "Rattle and Hum" when they were released so msp_flapper.gif right back at ya!......msp_biggrin.gif......

Mind you I haven't listened to either in around 20 years so that probably says something.......

 

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Van Halen on the Balance Tour, particularly Toronto, is a great live romp by a band at probably it's height of good. Powerful Rock Band defined.

 

rct

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