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Posted on Dec 6, 2012 6:25:27 PM PST
John says:
Tokyo Tapes-Scorpions
World Wide Live-Scorpions

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 1:13:57 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
The Runaways ~ Live In Japan

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 5:29:18 AM PST
I much prefer studio recordings and I am surprised how many live albums ven by many of my favorite artists I have passed over. But of course there are exceptions. So here is my top 5 live albums.
1) The Last Waltz-The Band. Maybe this is cheating because of all the different artists but it is STILL mostly The Band and I love everthing about this concert. Except that it was their last. At least with all of the original members.
2) Johnny Cash At San Quentin-It's funny BOTH of these live albums have expanded editions and had one of them not been expanded then that one would have been number 2. That's how close these are for me. But they are both expanded and they are both wonderful and I give the edge to The Last Waltz.
3) The Bootleg Series Vol 4: The Royal Albert Hall 1966-Bob Dylan-A historical concert that captures all the controversy surrounding the new electric Dylan. Many forget though that there are also a whole acoustic section as well. Both sections played with energy and spirit and anger!
4) Live On Sunset Strip-The Raspberries-I never knew it could ever happen again for this wonderful band and it seemed like it came out of nowhere. I got this CD strictly because I love this band but considering that I have issues with many live albums I did think it might suck. But it was better than I even hoped for. They sound great and they kick butt too!
5) Blue Suede Shoes-Carl Perkins and friends. Another album that explodes with good vibes and a love of the music and the man being honored. With George, Ringo, Clapton, Dave Edmunds and Rosanne Cash, it's nothing but pure joy!
Honorable mentions to Pink Floyd's Ummagumma, the live part of the album and The Grateful Dead's album with the skull and roses on the front. (I think that's Live In Europe 72 ?)

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:14:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 6:20:28 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Hey Stalcup...I gave ya another "No" just for good measure!
Wear your 0-2 with pride and see if you can get it up to three!

My record without deletion...0-15 on a Michael Jackson thread where I refered to his underpants parties and the approximate age of his invited guests.
I believe I stated "he got them off the merry-go-round at Disneyland!"

Yana Girl hates me...and I'll probably get my share of "No's" here...help me get to 0-16 if you want...no offense taken ;)

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 6:48:09 AM PST
Tim L. says:
Rush - Different Stages
AC/DC - If You Want Blood
Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East
Ozzy - Speak of the Devil
Black Sabbath - Live eviL
Iron Maiden - Live After Death
Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains the Same

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 7:28:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 7:29:15 AM PST
club 7 says:
rock n' roll animal-lou reed with his killer band

kiss alive 1

cheap trick- at budokan

get yer ya ya's out-midnight rambler, street fighting man nuff said

live-robin trower

live rust- neil young- gorgeous acoustic and fiery rockers

made in japan- deep purple

at folsom prison-johnny cash-truly bad to the bone

Posted on Dec 7, 2012 11:17:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 11:39:47 PM PST
So many mentioned and not too few I disagree with, even though most live albums get doctored up by the time of mixing begins, but I'll plug a few favorites here:

King Curtis-Live @Fillmore West
Townes Van Zandt-Live @the Old Quarter
Hot Tuna-S/t
Free- Live!
Allman Brothers Band- Live @Fillmore East
Miles Davis-Live/Evil
Uriah Heep-Live 1973
Cheap Trick- @Budokan
Traffic- Welcome to the Canteen
Motorhead- No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
ELP- Welcome Back My Friends....
Hendrix- Band of Gypsys
Scorpions- Tokyo Tapes
Ramones- It's Alive!
Leon Russell- Leon Live
Dire Straits- Alchemy
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends- On Tour
Warren Zevon-Stand in the Fire-Live @the Roxy

And some posthumous deluxe and or expanded live redux

The Who- Live at Leeds(single disc)
Blue Oyster Cult- Some Enchanted Evening(w/DVD)
Deep Purple- Made In Japan(2 disc)
Led Zeppelin- How the West Was Won(3 disc)
Mott the Hoople-Live 30th Anniversary Ed.(2 disc)
Bob Dylan Bootleg Series vol. 5 Rolling Thunder(2 disc)
Santana- Lotus

I'm sure there's others....

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 12:43:36 AM PST
Puffany says:
The Big 4 dvd/cd box set with the live cds from Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer & Metallica is a brilliant collection of performances from those 4 bands that played that gig.

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 1:23:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2012 1:28:44 AM PST
Janes Addiction first - Jane's Addiction

UFO - Strangers , Strangers in the Night

James Brown - Apollo , Live at the Apollo 1962

Cookin at the Plugged Nickel

Thin Lizzy - , Live & Dangerous: Deluxe Edition (2CD + DVD)

Nighthawks at the Diner

Nina Simon At Newport - . [Forbidden Fruit / At Newport

Midnight Rambler !!!!!Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!

Cramps !!!!!!!The Cramps - Live at Napa State Mental Hospital

The Duke 56 !!!!!!! Ellington At Newport 1956

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 1:48:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2012 2:14:56 AM PST
Grandpa Tom says:
#1-Concert For George

The rest, tied for #2:
Last Waltz-The Band
Live AT Leeds-The Who (1-cd set, expanded in 1996)
Get Your Ya-Ya's Out-Stones
Before The Flood-Dylan and the Band
Waiting for Columbus-Little Feat
Songs In The Attic-Billy Joel
Live At Fillmore-Chris Isaak
Live At The Fillmore-Derek and the Dominos
Rock of Ages-The Band
Trinity Sessions-Cowboy Junkies
Hell Freezes Over-Eagles
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Hard Rain-Dylan
30th Anniversary Concert-Dylan
Fleetwood Mac Live (1980 2-cd set)
Pictures at an Exhibition-ELP
Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert
One More Car, One More Rider-Clapton
Just One Night-Clapton
Live In Japan-George Harrison
Anthology-Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band (3cd)
Old Friends Live on Stage-Simon and Garfunkel
Santana at the Fillmore, 1968
Steppenwolf Live (1970)
Naked Songs-Rickie Lee Jones
Live at St. Bride's-Jethro Tull (A special edition import additional cd to the Jethro Tull Christmas Album)
Travels-Pat Metheny Group
Koln Concert-Keith Jarrett
Horowitz In Moscow
Concert In The Park-Paul Simon (When-o-when will we see a DVD release?)
10,000 Maniacs Unplugged

All the best,
GT

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 2:51:16 AM PST
Working Man says:
Not in any particular order:

All the World's a Stage - Rush
Yessongs - Yes
Live - Robin Trower
On Stage - Rainbow
Made Japan - Deep Purple
Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher
Rock and Roll Animal - Lou Reed
One More From the Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Double Live Gonzo - Ted Nugent
Foghat Live - Foghat
Live in Glasgow - Paul Rodgers
Free Live - Free
Live in Albuequrque 1976 - Bad Company
On Stage - Rainbow
Bursting Out - Jethro Tull

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 3:25:44 AM PST
Zaplightning says:
Uriah Heep Live 1973......excellent.

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 7:21:15 AM PST
How could I have forgotten Neil Young Live Rust? Shame on me!

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 7:33:56 AM PST
You Had To Be There - Jimmy Buffett
Wings Over America - Wings
Here And There [Expanded] - Elton John

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 5:47:25 PM PST
Phil Perrin says:
Kiss -Alive I
Grand Funk Railroad- Live Album
Thin Lizzy- And Dangerous
I Girls-Blow Your Face Out
Red Nugent-Live Gonzo
Scorpions-Tokyo Tapes
Metallica-Binge and Purge

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 5:53:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2012 5:55:28 PM PST
Micaloneus says:
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Deep Purple - Made in Europe
Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
The Who - Live at Leeds
Yes - Yessongs
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
ELP - Pictures at an Exhibition
Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan

Posted on Dec 8, 2012 9:08:10 PM PST
Working Man says:
I forgot a few, so I need to add to my list:

UFO - Strangers in the Night
Thin Lizzy - Alive and Dangerous
Uriah Heep - Live (1973)
Eric Clapton - Rainbow Concert
Derek and the Dominos - Live at the Fillmore

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2012 11:13:58 PM PST
Right on Workin' Man!!!

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 12:14:15 AM PST
Craig says:
Donovan In Concert
Get Your Ya-Yas Out Stones
Kris Kristofferson Live at the Philharmonic
Old Friends/Live On Stage Simon and Garfunkel
Willie and Family Live - Willie Nelson
Live In San Francisco - Kris Kristofferson
Live Rhymin' - Paul Simon
Live Licks - Stones

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 12:59:24 AM PST
If I have to pick five which a) sum up what the bands/acts were all about at that particular time in their respective careers and b) didn't have too much (if any) gaffe-hiding cosmetic sugery in the studio afterwards then I'd choose The Who's Live At Leeds, The Stones's Get Yer Ya-Yas Out, Grand Funk's Live Album, MC5's Kick Out The Jams and Van Morrison's It's Too Late To Stop Now.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 5:38:31 PM PST
JP says:
I remember seeing The Outlaws and Molly Hatchett in small club!! Around the time Molly's debut came out. (Living in Macon GA, the southern rock bands came through ALL the time in the mid/late 70s)

Always liked The Outlaws (glad I have the CD if you say it's getting hard to find) but....how can you have The Outlaws without Hughie Thomasson?!?!

And speaking of southern rock, glad to see they FINALLY released Atlanta Rhythm Section's Are You Ready on CD. But now I need a magnifying glass to find the 4 of us that went to '78 Champagne Jam on the cover!!!

Another good live album I was at (for some of the songs anyway) is Blue Oyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening. Fox Theater Atlanta, 1978.

As for the person with the Roxy Music comment...I gave up on the retail CD and put The High Road VHS on CDr (and later DVDr) myself!!

Some GOOD albums on here!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2012 6:05:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 9, 2012 6:07:23 PM PST
JP says:
Since I love them....How about throwing some good concert DVDs into the mix?

Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere and Anesthetize
Riverside -Reality Dream
Star One - Live From Earth
Roger Waters - In the Flesh
Mustasch - In the Night
Gary Moore - Live at Montreux 2010 (RIP Gary)
Black Country Communion - Live Over Europe
Michael Schenker - MSG 30th Anniversary Concert
Arena - Smoke and Mirrors
Threshold - Critical Energy
Andromeda - Playing Off the Board
Black and Blue (Sabbath and Oyster Cult in 1980)
Jethro Tull - Live at Madison Square Garden
Dream Theater - Sessions
Zappa - Baby Snakes
Zappa Plays Zappa (with Dweezil, Bozzio, Vai & Brock)
Satellite - Evening Dreams
The Flower Kings - Meet the Flower Kings
Transatlantic - Live Over Europe (no I don't have Whirlwind live DVD yet)
Redemption - Frozen in the Moment
Kamelot - One Cold Winter Night
Return to Forever's reunion at Montreux 2008
Supertramp Paris (FINALLY - and BluRay no less!!)
Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scott's
Clutch - Full Fathom Five
Genesis - Three Side Live (In the Cage!!!!)
Fish - Sunsets on Empire
Marillion - Recital of the Script
Ian Gillan - The Glory Years
David Gilmour - About Face
Pink Floyd - The Delicate Sound of Thunder
Steve Hackett - Tokyo tapes
Glenn Hughes - Soulfully Live in the City of Angels
King Crimson - Neal, Jack and Me
Opeth - Lamentations
Primus - Hallucinogenetics
Thin Lizzy - Sight and Sound (with John Sykes)
Pat Travers - Hooked on Music
The Tubes - Live at the Greek
Stevie Ray Vaughn - Austin City Limits (BOTH of them!!)
ZZ Top - Live in Paris 1980

And some I've forgotten but will remember as soon as I get up from the computer!!

DARN.....I'm going BROKE!!!!!!! lol

Posted on Dec 9, 2012 6:29:06 PM PST
Steve Vrana says:
I won't repeat any of the already terrific live albums listed, so I'll just add one--OVER THERE: LIVE AT THE VENUE, LONDON by the Blasters. It clocks in at just under 20 minutes, but it's classic Blasters from 1982.

Also, Leo Kottke's LEO LIVE features not only his amazing guitar skills, but Kottke is a terrific storyteller. His 6-minute "Combat" story about his dad's military experience about teaching hand-to-hand combat is hilarious.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 3:42:48 AM PST
I can't believe I forgot some of my absolute favorites by Johnny Cash:
The San Quentin and Folsom prisons concerts
and the Storytellers CD with Willie Nelson.
But luckily others mentioned the prison concerts.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012 4:04:59 AM PST
Geezerguy says:
Nils Lofgren - Live Bootleg and Night After Night
Human Switchboard - Coffee Break
Dictators - F*&k 'Em If they Can't Take a Joke
Television - The Blow Up
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