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Kyle
2007-05-03, 18:45
To me, live albums capture the energy of rock music better than most studio albums. My favorites include The Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East, The Last Waltz by The Band and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs & Englishmen, to name a few. OK, they're all classic rock. I guess that's me. Name your favorites (or favourites).

Pale Blue Ego
2007-05-03, 18:50
Grand Funk's Live Album always had the ultimate live energy. Complete rock and roll insanity. Only 3 guys making all that music. Great stuff.

stinkingpig
2007-05-03, 18:52
On 5/3/07, Kyle <Kyle.2q1ctb1178243401 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> wrote:
>
> To me, live albums capture the energy of rock music better than most
> studio albums. My favorites include The Allman Brothers Live at the
> Fillmore East, The Last Waltz by The Band and Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs &
> Englishmen, to name a few. OK, they're all classic rock. I guess
> that's me. Name your favorites (or favourites).
>

Without a doubt, Johnny Cash, Live at Folsom Prison and San Quentin.
Also Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner.
Do the unplugged albums count? Nirvana Unplugged is pretty good, but
then, it's mostly Meat Puppets and David Bowie covers.

There's not a lot of good live albums, IMHO, particularly in rock...
most of the time the energy is all they capture :)
--
"I spent all me tin with the ladies drinking gin,
So across the Western ocean I must wander" -- traditional

TCM
2007-05-03, 22:48
Yeah, those Johnny Cash albums and Nighthawks at the Diner are really good! But I also like to mention:
Thin Lizzy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thin_Lizzy): Live And Dangerous (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_and_Dangerous)

Mike Anderson
2007-05-03, 22:57
Little Feat, "Waiting for Columbus" has to be one of the greats.

matthijskoopmans
2007-05-04, 01:29
Golden Earring - Naked III

gw43
2007-05-04, 02:52
Stupidity - Dr Feelgood

Khuli
2007-05-04, 03:03
Queen - Live Killers
Rush - All the World's a Stage

ModelCitizen
2007-05-04, 05:37
Rather obvious but superb nontheless:

Made in Japan by Deep Purple

MC

PhilNYC
2007-05-04, 05:43
The Kinks - One for the Road
Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
Queen - Live Killers

Mike Meyer
2007-05-04, 06:25
Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night

alZmtbr
2007-05-04, 06:27
That they're 'favourites' but they come to mind:
- Cheap Trick Live at the Budokon.
- Try! John Mayer Trio (is that Rock? Or Blues? Or even Live?)
- Humble Pie Rockin the Filmore
- Rough Trade Direct-to-Disk 'Live' album. Not really live in the true sense, but each side was a live set. 1976! Wow - checked wikipedia. Saw them live a few times in the early 80's.

Not sure if a live album was ever released, but the loudest, rawest bar-band I ever saw was 'the Kings' of "This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide".
fame.

Chewie
2007-05-04, 06:29
Simple Minds - Live In the City of Light has always been one of my favourites.

Skunk
2007-05-04, 06:50
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (my copy was unrippable. a^17r^23gh!!)

alZmtbr
2007-05-04, 08:15
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (my copy was unrippable. a^17r^23gh!!)

Rips just fine! And is HDCD as well.

Which did you try to rip?

Kyle
2007-05-04, 08:43
Little Feat, "Waiting for Columbus" has to be one of the greats.

Yep, almost mentioned them in my original post.

TiredLegs
2007-05-04, 11:20
It's now out of print, but one of my all time favorite live albums is Van Morrison - One Night In San Francisco

davep
2007-05-04, 11:27
It's now out of print, but one of my all time favorite live albums is Van Morrison - One Night In San Francisco

Or the possibly even greater, "Too Late To Stop Now"

davep

Kyle
2007-05-04, 11:39
It's now out of print, but one of my all time favorite live albums is Van Morrison - One Night In San Francisco

Happily available on Amazon.

Skunk
2007-05-04, 12:59
>>Rips just fine! And is HDCD as well.

But, on second thought, is it even a live album? The Name Of The Band Is Talking Heads is definitely live, but I haven't heard it.

>>Which did you try to rip?

The 1984 Sire/made-for-BMG version. Forgot to mention it looks like someone used it as a coaster :-)

>>>> It's now out of print, but one of my all time favorite live albums is Van Morrison - One Night In San Francisco

I own that album's jewel case, but the discs are long gone. Gotta love roommates!

Craig
2007-05-04, 13:09
I'm going to go with Kicking Television by Wilco - I've got to get to see them someday.

Craig

PhilNYC
2007-05-04, 13:37
But, on second thought, is it even a live album?


It is...it's the soundtrack from a Talking Heads concert film of the same name...

Skunk
2007-05-04, 13:53
It is...it's the soundtrack from a Talking Heads concert film of the same name...

The post-production was pretty heavy handed (beyond mastering, including adding content IIRC), and it was actually three shows edited together with continuity issues...

jeffmeh
2007-05-04, 14:24
It is...it's the soundtrack from a Talking Heads concert film of the same name...

I saw that one live up in Maine. Brings me back....

Jez
2007-05-04, 14:54
It's good to see Live Killers get a few mentions . . . I really should reacquire that. I recently got a CD copy of Strangers In The Night by UFO and it's still a classic in my books.

amcluesent
2007-05-04, 15:39
Van Morrison, Live at the Grand Opera House Belfast
Kate Bush, Live at the Hammersmith Odeon
The Who, Live at Leeds
Pink Floyd, Pulse
Iron Maiden, Live At Donington
Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers, Release the Hound
Corrs, Unplugged

Skunk
2007-05-04, 16:29
Do the unplugged albums count?

If so I nominate Neil Young's.

A couple other great sounding ones are Eric Clapton's Just One Night on Mobile Fidelity (if not blues), and Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson's VH1 Storytellers (if not country).

4mula1
2007-05-04, 18:08
I don't suppose bootlegs count, do they? If so, Pearl Jam Live at Soldier Field is a great set, but unfortunately the recording is highly compressed mono. Maybe I like it so much because I was there and it was a very crazy day. I think I will forever remember that as the day I should've become a chalk outline on the side of the northbound Dan Ryan...

bdelp
2007-05-04, 21:47
No particular order...
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes - 1999 - Live At The Greek
Granian - 2003 - Live Sessions
Warren Zevon - 1981 - Stand In The Fire Live At The Roxy
R.E.M. - 2006 - Canadian Pilgrimage

ModelCitizen
2007-05-04, 22:08
Slade - Slade Alive!
Slade - Slade Alive Vol. Two

Not as you know them (if you knew them).

MC

bephillips
2007-05-04, 22:28
If we're talking heads, I prefer Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads. Reissued within the past few years on CD with additional tracks.

If you like ABB, you'll love Gov't Mule Live with a Little Help From Our Friends (the 4 disc, not the 2 disc version) or The Deepest End CD+DVD. Two amazing concerts with great special guests.

No one has yet mentioned Jeff Beck Live with the Jan Hammer Group.

The Who Live at Leads.

Metal? Judas Priest Unleashed in the East.

Some don't like this era of Dylan, but I really like his Budokan album.

Can I get some Prog Rock love? Yessongs.

801 Live.

Joni Mitchel with Jaco, Metheny and Brecker on Shadows and Light.

Best to get a dimeadozen.org account and have access to a wealth of live music, both fresh and time tested. Like my recording of Jeff Beck at the Paramount in Oakland from last September. Or I just downloaded Bjork at Radio City Music Hall from two nights ago. Currently listening to X at the Fillmore in 2002, to be followed by Pink Floyd Raving and Drooling (an early version of Sheep) from LA 1975.

Yes, I like live music too.

bdelp
2007-05-06, 14:58
Well, I must be going senile, I forgot to add my favorite live recording: Carbon Leaf - 2003 - 5 Alive!
This is an incredible album that I highly recommend.....and I have most of the already mentioned.
BD

tommyz
2007-05-07, 00:33
Saga - In Transit, one of my favorite for years.


TommyZ

Khuli
2007-05-08, 04:05
It's good to see Live Killers get a few mentions . . . I really should reacquire that. I recently got a CD copy of Strangers In The Night by UFO and it's still a classic in my books.
Excellent album - you'd probably like One Night at Budokan by the Michael Schenker Group....

BigTony
2007-05-10, 06:10
JFI - Slade Alive was infact recorded in the studio.

BT

bdelp
2007-05-18, 21:46
Forgot this great one too: Crowded House - 1996 - Live
BD

kbindera
2007-05-19, 13:03
The Led Zeppelin live album "How the West was Won" is an awesome sampling of live shows from their 70's west coast tours.

The recent release by My Morning Jacket, "Okonokos", is also really good.

Later,

kbindera

satkinsn
2007-05-26, 18:42
I'll second "It's Too Late to Stop Now," "Rock of Ages," "ABB Live at Fillmore East" and "Kicking Television."

Add Dylan Live in 66, "Live Dead," a Doug Sahm live set I have but whose name escapes me and the Velvet Underground live two lp set released many, many years ago on Mercury.

Also: not rock, but Aretha Live @ Fillmore West deserves a place of honor, as does assorted Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.

Jez
2007-05-26, 22:52
Excellent album - you'd probably like One Night at Budokan by the Michael Schenker Group....

As I'm starting to revisit my musical past you've reminded me of another old favourite. I used to have a lot of MSG albums and I might have to reacquire some now.

On a different tip, I'd have to add Everything Everything by Underworld. Not strictly rock but it reminds me of seeing them live at Glastonbury - one my greatest gigs. I will never forget the scene as the opening strains of Born Slippy played and the crowd went truly ballistic. Definitely a case of right time, right place.

Keith
2007-06-01, 07:22
Will go with

Wilco - Kicking Televison
Jackson Brown - Solo Acoustic Vol 1
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous

Kyle
2007-06-01, 08:48
Also: not rock, but Aretha Live @ Fillmore West deserves a place of honor, as does assorted Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding.


OK, if we're going to venture into R&B, how about James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. II?

jacabo
2007-06-01, 09:14
OK, if we're going to venture into R&B, how about James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. II?

I love that album -- also: Sam Cook, Live at Harlem Square Club (1963)

razzbuddy
2007-06-01, 20:09
John Mayall - The Turning Point

look ma, no drums!

Phil Leigh
2007-06-07, 11:04
Dr Feelgood - Stupidity
Warren Zevon - Into The Fire
On Your Feet Or On Your Knees - BOC
ETL - BOC
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Live Dates - Wishbone Ash
Live Full House - J Geils Band
Ten Years After - Undead
Zoot Money - Live at Kooks Kleek!
Georgie Fame - R&B live at the Flamingo
Elton John - Here and There and 11-17-70
...and if you like really astonishing guitar playing (NOT shredding):
The Humbler - Robert Gordon and Danny Gatton

satkinsn
2007-06-07, 17:24
OK, if we're going to venture into R&B, how about James Brown Live at the Apollo Vol. II?

Oh yes, oh yes.

And same for Sam Cook.

Also...don't know if it's got the legs to make it onto the list, but Springsteen's new live album with the Sessions band reminds me of Dylan circa Rolling Thunder.

s.

jeffmeh
2007-06-07, 18:20
I am going to throw in Frank Zappa: Roxy and Elsewhere.

drewe181
2007-06-07, 21:22
I'm with Kyle on Mad Dogs & Englishmen. great album.
Also, Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Not Sure If Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti should be included as it's not entirely 'live' but still a great album

konut
2007-06-08, 06:02
As long as we're mentioning Zappa, 'Just another Band From L.A." has long been one of my favorites.

krakatack
2007-06-18, 17:37
I like JGeils Band - Full House, Slade - Alive and Man - Maximum Darkness, Crack the Sky - Live Sky, Dogboy - Guerrilla Jazz...among many others...

Khuli
2007-06-19, 03:26
I like JGeils Band - Full House, Slade - Alive ... among many others...
Wow - not often that Slade get a mention! I'm guessing this is their newer heavier stuff rather than the 70's glam?...

obi1kenobe
2007-06-19, 23:59
Levellers - Chaos Theory

The encore is just awesome!

broth420
2007-06-20, 13:31
Neil Young - Live Rust
The Who - Live At Leeds
Phish - MSG New Years Eve 95
Grateful Dead - Cornell 5-8-77 (I know, I know, not a "true" album, but it should be)
Johnny Cash - Folsom
Allman Brothers Band - Live At The Fillmore
U2 - Go Home Live @ Slane Castle (another unoffical album)
Led Zeppelin - Song Remains The Same

Nissen
2007-06-21, 00:03
Wings - Wings Over America
Little Feat - Live From Neon Park

9dk
2007-06-26, 16:35
Neil YOung -Massey Hall, Unplugged

brjoon1021
2007-06-29, 22:48
-Cheap Trick at Budokan (sp. ?)
-Fleetwood Mac (double album, don't know if it had a name) somewhere around Rumours and Tusk vintage.

In a sense, I am the opposite of the original poster. I usually get bummed at concerts because they sound so bad. Either they can't really sing very well or can't play well or even both. I have been to at least 30 concerts and the only really awesome ones were Pink Floyd, U2, Rage Against the Machine, maybe The Cure. The Stones, The Who, and a whole bunch of others were just good, some others were just OK.

Actually, I took my wife to a Yanni concert and it was really good. I was surprised by that...

haunyack
2007-06-30, 07:00
Early Chicago.

oops...early Chicago performing live.

That would be "Chicago Transit Authority".

Can't say about any "live" recordings.
To my mind (ears)..."live" recordings usually suck.

.

gbruzzo
2007-07-01, 13:36
Massacre (laswell, Frith, Hayward)- Lonely Heart
and
Massacre - Meltdown

Soup Live (laswell, otomo yoshishide and others)

Somma (live in Trento 2001) (laswell, Bernocchi, Kondo, Drake, Raiz)

Charged - Live (Laswell, Bernocchi, Kondo, Drake, DJDisk, Ayib Dieng)

(guess who's my avatar...)

mmg_fan
2007-07-02, 07:33
I second
Neil Young Live at Massey hall
and
The Who Live at Leeds

also
Lyle Lovett Live in Texas is amazing

haunyack
2007-07-02, 12:13
also
Lyle Lovett Live in Texas is amazing


An exceptional artist - a great recording.

.

amcluesent
2007-07-03, 09:48
Joe Jackson, Summer in the City: Live in New York and Live 1980/86. Both brilliant albums by a musician who can take the best of rock/jazz/new wave to make his own style.

wotuzu17
2007-07-18, 04:42
Big Country - Without the aid of a safety net

...and others. That was a great live band

dehavillandrfc
2007-07-18, 10:56
These come to mind straightaway..

The Who - Live at Leeds
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
Joe Cocker - Mad Dog and Englishman
Woodstock - OST
Cream - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

...but no doubt there are other great live albums.

Khuli
2007-07-19, 01:39
These come to mind straightaway..
...but no doubt there are other great live albums.

Rush - All The World's A Stage

Phil Leigh
2007-07-20, 02:49
Santana - Lotus
Whitesnake - Live in the Heart of the City
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Live!

sebage
2007-07-22, 16:10
Another vote for Aretha Live at the Fillmore West. I recently bought a copy. Listened to it through - enthralled. And then listened to it over again. And have since bought three copies for friends. It's a belter.

She's backed by a killer band including King Cutis and Billy Preston.

agentsmith
2007-07-22, 18:28
Green Day - Tune in Tokyo
Led Zeppelin - (DVD)
AC/DC Live
Neil Young - Live Rust
Cheap Trick - At Budokan

egd
2007-07-28, 06:01
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Kiss - MTV Unplugged (if that qualifies)