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John Peel is My Co-pilot
08-23-2007, 10:05 PM
So I'm listening to KLF and that MC5 sample at the start of Last Train To Trancentral....."It's time to........KICK OUT THE JAMS MOTHERFUCKERS!" gets me a-thinkin'.

What are you favorite live albums....ever! I'm not interested in what you think are the "best" live albums - that's like arguing which number is the best for fuck's sake. (it's 17, obviously)

Just let me know what your favorite live albums are and, what the hey, let's waste some more time on the innanetz.


In no order, mine are...



Depeche Mode - 101
Underworld - Everything Everything
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nocturne
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Live!
James Brown - Live At The Apollo
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
eels - live at City Hall with strings
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York
Crowded House - Farewell To The World
Kraftwerk - Minimum Maximum
Runrig - Once In A Lifetime
U2 - Under A Blood Red Sky
Ultravox - Monument
AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It

Bud Luster
08-23-2007, 10:15 PM
Burning Spear: Live in Paris "88". Absolutely superb. The best Reggae ever recorded. I recommend you hear for yourself...

Mr.Nipples
08-23-2007, 10:50 PM
one of the first cd's i bought was bad brains live at a garage sale for a dollar, only for the fact that my friends older brother had a bad brains t-shirt and i figured id be cool if i listened to bad brains(this was around the 4/5th grade). aside from its sentimentalism, its my favorite live album since it has pretty much all my favorite bad brains songs in one place, theyre in the pocket, the mix is clear, it sounds like theyre playing to 12 people...its great.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/19045.jpg
black flag live 84' has a great mix with their best lineup
stop making sense of course is excellent
built to spill live was the soundtrack to my summer of 01' in montana/idaho so i have real fond memories of that record...
im real drunk right now so ill see if i agree with this in the morning...

Boourns
08-23-2007, 11:07 PM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OxaAPVhgL._AA240_.jpg

John Peel is My Co-pilot
08-23-2007, 11:09 PM
one of the first cd's i bought was bad brains live at a garage sale for a dollar, only for the fact that my friends older brother had a bad brains t-shirt and i figured id be cool if i listened to bad brains(this was around the 4/5th grade). aside from its sentimentalism, its my favorite live album since it has pretty much all my favorite bad brains songs in one place, theyre in the pocket, the mix is clear, it sounds like theyre playing to 12 people...its great.
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/19045.jpg
black flag live 84' has a great mix with their best lineup
stop making sense of course is excellent
built to spill live was the soundtrack to my summer of 98' in montana/idaho so i have real fond memories of that record...
im real drunk right now so ill see if i agree with this in the morning...

Yup, forgot about Stop Making Sense, and I'm flippin' sober!

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 12:20 AM
(in no order)
The Ramones - It's Alive
Neil Young - Live Rust
Magazine - Play
Bowie - Live at Santa Monica Civic (boot)
James Brown - Apollo (1962)
Steel Pulse - Rastafari Centennial
The Stones - Get Your Ya-Yas Out
Graham Parker - Live!Alone In America
Bruce Springsteen - Live at Hammersmith Odeon 1975
Jonathan Richman - Modern Lovers Live
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan
Bob Marley -Babylon By Bus
Velvet Underground - 1969: Velvet Underground Live
And of course
Daft Punk - Coachella (BoldCaptains recording)
I'm dead serious.

orbit
08-24-2007, 12:58 AM
Bob Dylan - The Royal Albert Hall Concert
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band is Talking Heads
Alice in Chains - Unplugged
Nirvana - Unplugged
Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Pink Floyd - Pulse
James Brown - Live At The Apollo
Underworld - Everything Everything
Wilco - Kicking Television
The Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East
Jimi Hendrix - Bands of Gypsys
Bob Marley - Live!
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Spiritualized - Fucked Up Inside
Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live Rust
Miles Davis - Live Evil

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 04:34 AM
No particular order

Revolting Cocks- You Goddammed Son Of A Bitch!
Oingo Boingo- Farewell
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Live Seeds
Pigface- Truth Will Out
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah
Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense
Devo- Now It Can Be Told
Front 242- Live Code
U2- Under A Blood Red Sky
Ramones- Loco Live
The Smiths- Rank
Ministry- In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up
Peter Gabriel- Secret World Live
Front Line Assembly- Live Wired
Wall Of Voodoo- The Ugly Americans In Australia & Bullhead City, AZ (partially fake live, but still great.)
Pop Will Eat Itself at Weirds Bar & Grill (horrible recording, but fun.)
They Might Be Giants- Live At City Limits (official 'bootleg' download.)

Surprisingly, no Cure albums, even though they are my favorite live act.

Pigface has two of the best live album TITLES- "Welcome To Mexico, Asshole" and "Eat Shit, You Fucking Redneck." But "Truth Will Out" is the best actual recording of the 3.

gaypalmsprings
08-24-2007, 04:44 AM
http://cover6.cduniverse.com/MuzeAudioArt/140/148264.jpg

bug on your lip
08-24-2007, 06:32 AM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41G8KHGZ49L._AA240_.jpg

canexplain
08-24-2007, 06:41 AM
i never can think of what to put on these lists ... grrrrr ... i could almost copy breakjaws and feel i did a good job ... but i will for sure go with blood red sky because it is great and it was recorded at red rocks , i like the bowie one because i was at that concert and wow, and Neil is my hero so Live Rust (although Neil has a bunch of great live stuff), wow graham parker, most people dont even know who that is , they have no clue what they are missing .... sort of surprised i didnt see any Pearl Jam considering how many live cds they have .... and of no surprise is no mention of any of the Deads many fine live cds ... cr****

MarkO
08-24-2007, 06:41 AM
Wilco - Kicking Television
INXS - Live Baby Live
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74

invisiblerobots
08-24-2007, 06:47 AM
http://www.spiritualized.com/images2/pharmacy2/sep06/alberthall-310.jpg

TomAz
08-24-2007, 06:48 AM
http://z.about.com/d/chicago/1/0/o/E/king_04.jpg

http://www.springsteenlyrics.com/lyrics/r/reasontobelieve_alb-l19751985.jpg

http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000075AKK.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

http://www.mondomix.com/Publish/album/29/live.jpg

http://web.mit.edu/jasonm/www/cdpics/stopm_b.jpg

Andrew
08-24-2007, 06:50 AM
I notice Bug and Mob have the same number of posts again. You don't have to make it so obvious, you idiots. We're not stupid.

TomAz
08-24-2007, 06:53 AM
don't ask, don't tell.

canexplain
08-24-2007, 06:55 AM
boy how could i forget Jimi at the fillmore on new years eve ... a lot of the live cds i like are from shows i went to, so my list may be a bit subjective like Jimi or ... like woodstock, not a bad live lp, but for me it brought back so many memories, i consider it a pretty good live lp .. cr****

kreutz2112
08-24-2007, 06:56 AM
Ben Harper - Live From Mars
CSN&Y - Four Way Street
Dresdon Dolls - A is For Accident
Massive Attack - Live at Coachella (I know its a bootleg, but I love listening to that show.)
Neil Young - Live At Fillmore East 1970
Pearl Jam - Live on Two Legs (and every single live show I have of theirs.)
Pink Floyd - Pulse
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Sublime - Stand By Your Van
Tool - Salival
Ween - Live At Stubbs

TomAz
08-24-2007, 07:03 AM
oh i can't believe I forgot

http://a6.vox.com/6a00ccff99202c6ea500cdf3a6b40ecb8f-500pi

marooko
08-24-2007, 07:05 AM
pantera live 101.

not my favorite band, but up there on the list. anyone who has heard it knows this CD has so much fucking energy. i really dig it. there are more but this one really pops in my mind. could also be because i heard it for the 1st time this year.

canexplain
08-24-2007, 07:13 AM
oh i can't believe I forgot

http://a6.vox.com/6a00ccff99202c6ea500cdf3a6b40ecb8f-500pi

dah here too , geez there are so many great live cds... i wore a groove in my leeds lp way back then ... cr****

TomAz
08-24-2007, 07:19 AM
now I've got "Young Man Blues" stuck in my head. It's a good thing.

captncrzy
08-24-2007, 07:21 AM
Depeche Mode-101

canexplain
08-24-2007, 07:38 AM
Depeche Mode-101

capt, you are a gal right? i like DM, but it seems like gals like them better then the guys ... how come? cr****

Down Rodeo
08-24-2007, 07:46 AM
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
The Who - Live At Leeds
Pantera - Live: 101 Proof
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

These have all been mentioned already, but they're all fantastic. Duane Allman's guitar playing on At Fillmore East is out of this world.

And Tom, The Who's version of "Young Man Blues" has to be one of my favorite songs of theirs. Thanks for reminding me of that.

canexplain
08-24-2007, 07:53 AM
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j211/canexplain/DSC04674.jpg

breakjaw
08-24-2007, 07:56 AM
Good call on the Dylan one too,tom.That's my favorite one of the bootleg series(though I really like the Gaslight '62 one also).EDIT (Sorry,that's an actual bootleg.I meant the 1964 Philharmonic one.)
Also how could I forget this,a show I attended:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000P2K.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

captncrzy
08-24-2007, 08:18 AM
capt, you are a gal right? i like DM, but it seems like gals like them better then the guys ... how come? cr****

Yeah, I'm a gal.

I have no idea...maybe it's because they sing about sex and lust and pain...or maybe it's the hotness that is Dave Gahan. In any case, that album is a footprint of a historic show.

Deviate_420
08-24-2007, 08:21 AM
Black Sabbath-Reunion
Nirvana-Unplugged
Iced Earth-Alive in Athens
Tool-Tales From the Darkside
Matisyahu-Live at Stubbs
Judas Priest0-Unleashed in the East

TomAz
08-24-2007, 08:22 AM
Memory lane, kiddos:

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61AXSSGVASL._AA240_.jpg
"Ridin the Storm Out"

http://www.head-east.com/images/livefca.jpg
"Never Been Any Reason"

http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/3/0/l/d3028658xl5.jpg
"Fool for the City", "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000OAP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
"Bohemian Rhapsody" with lots of backup tapes.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/319YJ58CR3L._AA240_.jpg
"Take Me to the Pilot" is awesome

http://zeppelinmidi.com/images/song.jpg
It's hard to imagine a great group making such a dull album.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/4/48/Kiss_alive_album_cover.jpg
The classic. "Rock and Roll All Night"

amyzzz
08-24-2007, 08:49 AM
DM - 101
U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
U2 - Wide Awake in America EP
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Daft punk at Coachella bootleg

You've all said these except maybe the U2 EP. I don't really get that much live stuff, and my U2 stuff is all on cassette, so I never listen to it anymore, but I remember it being great. I should probably replace those with CD or d/l it somewhere.

Deviate_420
08-24-2007, 08:52 AM
DM - 101
U2 - Under a Blood Red Sky
U2 - Wide Awake in America EP
Portishead - Roseland NYC
Daft punk at Coachella bootleg

You've all said these except maybe the U2 EP. I don't really get that much live stuff, and my U2 stuff is all on cassette, so I never listen to it anymore, but I remember it being great. I should probably replace those with CD or d/l it somewhere.

Under a Blood Red Sky is incredible....

full on idle
08-24-2007, 08:58 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000OAP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

jesus christ I was getting really angry at this thread it took like 15 posts to get to this which is the right answer. End of story.

Alchemy
08-24-2007, 08:59 AM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31QG5SDJDTL.jpg
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31CgbYBnBwL._AA115_.jpg
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31cIqHpcZcL._AA115_.jpg

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 09:09 AM
I have no idea...maybe it's because they sing about sex and lust and pain...or maybe it's the hotness that is Dave Gahan. In any case, that album is a footprint of a historic show.

DM101 IS a great album. I just didn't include it because I can't remember the last time I listened to it. It seems like it was connected to a different part of my life.

Speaking of a different time in my life, I forgot to put a Rush album on my list. "Exit...Stage Left" is the obvious one, but it's so frickin muddy sounding, I gotta go with "A Show Of Hands"

marooko
08-24-2007, 09:18 AM
Memory lane, kiddos:

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/61AXSSGVASL._AA240_.jpg
"Ridin the Storm Out"

http://www.head-east.com/images/livefca.jpg
"Never Been Any Reason"

http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/3/0/l/d3028658xl5.jpg
"Fool for the City", "I Just Wanna Make Love to You"

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000OAP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
"Bohemian Rhapsody" with lots of backup tapes.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/319YJ58CR3L._AA240_.jpg
"Take Me to the Pilot" is awesome

http://ledzeppelin.alexreisner.com/graphics/covers/tsrts.jpg
It's hard to imagine a great group making such a dull album.

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/4/48/Kiss_alive_album_cover.jpg
The classic. "Rock and Roll All Night"

can you really remeber that far back tom?

anyway, REO rocks.

canexplain
08-24-2007, 09:23 AM
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31QG5SDJDTL.jpg
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31CgbYBnBwL._AA115_.jpg
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/31cIqHpcZcL._AA115_.jpg

i was outside having a break and asked a bud of mine this threads question ... his first answer was Exit Stage left cr****

TomAz
08-24-2007, 10:05 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000000OAP.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

jesus christ I was getting really angry at this thread it took like 15 posts to get to this which is the right answer. End of story.

did you ever happen to read Rolling Stone's review of this album? I remember it because although I loved that album, the review was really negative but it made me laugh a lot.

here it is



"Live," they said. pity the poor consumer who has to spend eight or nine dollars before he or she can read the self-congratulatory liner notes inside Queen's Live Killers and discover that the better part of "Bohemian Rhapsody" isn't live at all.

Because Queen is, according to the liner notes, "fiercely opposed to playing with any kind of backing tape" in concert, most of the band's hit operetta particularly lead singer Freddie Mercury's one-man choral climax is reproduced onstage simply by blasting the album version over the PA system while the musicians leave. The group flatters itself if it thinks this solves the problem in "typically uncompromising Queen manner." Fans deserve fair warning on the cover.

Anyone who already owns a substantial Queen collection will find Live Killers a redundant exercise anyway. Half of the double-LP's twenty-two tracks come from Night at the Opera and News of the World, and four more were on last year's Jazz. There are also two versions of their Aryan command, "We Will Rock You."

Of what's left, the tumultuous "Brighton Rock" is bogged down by Roger Taylor's overlong kettledrum solo and Brian May's tedious technical display of how to play three-part-harmony guitar with a double echo. "Killer Queen" and "You're My Best Friend," two classy examples of the band's arty pomposity tempered by commercial savvy, are hastily performed as part of a disjointed medley that also includes a ponderous "Get Down Make Love" and Taylor's unconvincing "I'm in Love with My Car."

If Live Killers serves any purpose at all, it's to show that, stripped of their dazzling studio sound and Freddie Mercury's shimmering vocal harmonies, Queen is just another ersatz Led Zeppelin, combining cheap classical parody with heavy-metal bollocks. Using a recorded version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" in their show may actually be Queen's "typically uncompromising" way of taking care of business. (RS 299)



DAVID FRICKE







(Posted: Sep 6, 1979)

M Sparks
08-24-2007, 10:53 AM
Anybody ever seen "We Will Rock You"? (Silly sci-fi play set to Queen music.)

The show ends...curtain goes down....people sit in the dark applauding. Then, they project on the curtain in small white type.

"ANYBODY WANT TO HEAR BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"

(cheers)

"OH, ALL RIGHT..."

vinylmartyr
08-24-2007, 04:04 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000033T6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

This one is good.

vinylmartyr
08-24-2007, 04:07 PM
http://images-jp.amazon.com/images/P/B0000004X9.09.LZZZZZZZ.jpg


http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s18612.jpg

yeah.

Wheres the beef?
08-24-2007, 04:36 PM
Burning Spear: Live in Paris "88". Absolutely superb. The best Reggae ever recorded. I recommend you hear for yourself...

What about Abyssinians in Baltimore or Don Carlos in SF? Burning Spear is not dubby enough for me.

buddy
08-25-2007, 12:20 AM
http://www.kkbox.com.tw/funky/album/3875.jpg

breakjaw
08-25-2007, 12:32 AM
Oh yeah.also:
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is...

rage patton
08-25-2007, 12:38 AM
Anybody ever seen "We Will Rock You"? (Silly sci-fi play set to Queen music.)

The show ends...curtain goes down....people sit in the dark applauding. Then, they project on the curtain in small white type.

"ANYBODY WANT TO HEAR BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY"

(cheers)

"OH, ALL RIGHT..."

LOVED it. I remember the ending. It was great. Myself and everyon around me totaly thought they just werent gonna play Bohemian Rhapsody. Then THAT happened. I thought it was great. The enture thing.

Idea! Is that still going on in Vegas? If so, I think me and girl might go check it out the Friday night before Vegoose.

Boourns
08-25-2007, 01:11 AM
Nothing will ever put me in a manic state like the Daft Punk Coachella bootleg. Wow.

The live CD from Asobi Seksu is certainly charming.

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51gvwr2bjOL._AA240_.jpg

sonofhal
08-25-2007, 06:50 AM
The usual

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
Nada Surf - Live In Brussels
Johnny Cash - Live At San Quentin
Tim Buckley - Dream Letter
Miles Davis - Live At the Plugged Nickel
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
Dire Straits - Alchemy

fatbastard
08-25-2007, 01:08 PM
http://www.exitwound.org/gifs/music/Blues%20Brothers_Briefcase%20Full%20of%20Blues.gif

malcolmjamalawesome
08-25-2007, 02:04 PM
And now to kill any shot of board cred:
NoFX - "I Heard They Suck Live"

breakjaw
08-25-2007, 02:07 PM
Nope.Sorry that's a great live album.Board cred intact,since Dave Wang went unmentioned.
Plus it reminded me:
The Descendents - Liveage

Mr.Nipples
08-25-2007, 02:21 PM
uh-oh...
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e313/Dcunderdog/Frampton.jpg

buddy
08-25-2007, 02:32 PM
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B00004T3Z0.02.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bf/Johnny_Cash_At_Folsom_Prison.jpg

sydaud
08-26-2007, 05:50 PM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000033T6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

This one is good.


Hell yes it is.

sydaud
08-26-2007, 06:00 PM
http://www.foryourpleasure.jp/weblog/rock/_img/Get_Yer_Ya_Yas_Out.jpg

...."Are you ready for the greatest Rock 'N Roll Band in the World?"


http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/jbapollo.jpg

..."Mr. Please Please himself".....

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/416X4XD49QL._AA240_.jpg

..."This is another one from 'Back in '72' about life on the road"...

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/506.jpg

Perhaps the greatest live concert ever put to film; listening to the 4-disc soundtrack is a great time as well.

brando4n82
08-26-2007, 06:05 PM
http://www.eon-blue.net/image/salival.jpg

brando4n82
08-26-2007, 06:06 PM
http://www.taxi-driver.it/img/copertine/melvinshoudinilive.jpg

Somewhat Damaged
08-26-2007, 09:19 PM
Daft Punk - Coachella 2006 bootleg
Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
Massive Attack - Coachella 2006 bootleg
Underworld - Everything Everything
Daft Punk - Alive 1997 (surprised nobody else posted this)
Nirvana - From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah