- Audio CD (December 15, 1998)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Live
- Label: Man's Ruin
- ASIN: B00000I60Q
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,964 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Live: Omaha to Osaka Live
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While they were considering their options, the band came across two bootleg shows from Omaha and Osaka and decided to release them on CD to keep the band's name alive until their future was certain. This explains the inferior sound. Once you get past that, this is an enjoyable record. The ladies were a hard-rocking outfit and this comes through despite the poor quality.
Since the band was using bootleg tapes, there's no overdubbing or removing any mistakes, such as the out-of-tune guitar parts on "Bitter Wine", which makes this one of the most genuine and realistic live albums ever released.
Aside from being loud, furious,and energetic, L7 was a lot of fun. Part of the fun of any L7 show was the banter between the band members and the crowd, and, occasionally, each other. Midway through the album, Donita Sparks and new bassist Gail Greenwood turn the concert into a comedy act, tossing jokes and wisecracks back and forth until Sparks says "We're a rock band, not a Vegas act. I guess we have to play some songs now.Read more ›
2.-It's a shame such great songs are featured with such poor, terrible sound. Imagine going to a Rock show with the flu, seeing the band in the back of a low-budget club. This is it
3.-Some reviewer wrote "I have heard worse ones". Yeah, me too, but they were not OFFICIAL releases!!! ANY BOOTLEG nowadays sounds light years better!
4.-Such cool intro with the marching band...again, down the drain it goes
5.-Great poster designer Frank Kozik did the design for this one... And he did not do very well either! The photoshop tricking is obvious on the cover
6.-L7 RULES...BUT NOT LIKE THIS!!
The album is really humorous as well as rocking. The opening medley of L7 songs played by the John Marshall high school marching band is unparalleled as a square-but-cool tribute played by kids that march in formation every friday night during football season. The stage banter between songs is really hilarious "Let me tell you something, we, L7, would rather be here with you in Omaha tonight than with the finest people in the world!" which is met with wild applause. Hahahahha. There are dozens of funny bits like this that give you a glimpse into the band beyond reading lyrics and reviews.
The songs are great. The sound quality is nothing to write home about but I've definitely heard worse. If you've ever bought a Sex Pistols bootleg you know what I mean. This is 100 times better! You can hear every instrument on every song, and the drums are epecially crisp on the Osaka tracks. The live feeling is infectious and exciting. It's truly classic and I'm really sad that some of the other reviewers don't seem to agree.Used copies are a steal last time I noticed, so grab this rare gem while you can since they sure arent going to press any more.
'Nothing? OK a whole lot of nothing!'
So goes some of the banter on L7's live show in both Omaha and Osaka. I love L7, and really love them live (I've seen them three times), but the fans deserved better than this.
I love Live, raw rock at it's finest and you can tell there was no over-dubbing in the studio, but the recording is so amateur. You would swear someone was taping this in the crowd with a tape recorder ala 80's style.
The song set is great, but L7 always ends their show with 'Pretend we're Dead', which isn't here. I thought also they might sneak in 'I would walk 5000 miles, and I would walk 5000 more'. They do that song as a joke for every show I've seen them at.
Oh well, it's L7 and if you're a fan, you just gotta have it. Rock on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love L7 to death, but the sound quality on this disc is s*** ,Donita fire your sound guy,if you want to sit at the very back of the club and listen to what sounds like a crappy... Read morePublished on January 21, 2014 by Tim
This is a rare and cool cd to own. I would recommend it to anyone who is a L7 fan.Published on January 22, 2013 by Robert D Wehr
all the inserts were there. music is great. plays all the way through. price was what I wanted. Great purchase.Published on January 9, 2013 by amy l. rake
Since I continue to wait for a "Best Of" disc from L7, I thought I'd take a gamble on this live album. Read morePublished on October 15, 2005 by H3@+h
As a long time L7 fan I was thrilled when I heard of this album, however I was not so thrilled when I heard it. Read morePublished on July 27, 1999