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greghead
07-29-2008, 07:37 PM
I've been listening to live albums all day, so I began compiling a short list of my favorites.

In no particular order:
James Brown--Live at the Apollo
The Band--The Last Waltz
Portishead--Roseland
Allman Brothers Band--At Filmore East
Nirvana--Unplugged
Johnny Cash--At Folsom Prison
Thelonius Monk Quartet w/ John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Joe Cocker--Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Talking Heads--Stop Making Sense
NOFX--I Heard They Suck Live (and they do, but it's great anyway)
Bob Marley--Live!
the Grateful Dead--Europe '72
Tool--Salival (though far too short)

Thoughts? Favorites? Shit-talking?
Let's have at it

Cheddar's Cousin
07-29-2008, 07:39 PM
Kiss Alive II
Frampton Comes Alive
Neil Young Unplugged

frozen pilgrim
07-29-2008, 07:43 PM
for those of you who dislike the red hot chili peppers, and/or doubt the talent/live ability of any of the musicians, I implore you to watch/listen to live at slane castle.

menikmati
07-29-2008, 07:43 PM
Nirvana Unplugged, and Muddy Banks of Wishka.

vinylmartyr
07-29-2008, 07:57 PM
James Brown Live at the Apollo vol 2 is probably the greatest live album ever.

bmack86
07-29-2008, 07:58 PM
Live at Birdland-Coltrane

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:23 PM
stand by your van - sublime
acoustic roots - slightly

bmack86
07-29-2008, 08:28 PM
I love the bootleg I have of Joanna Newsom at Paraiso in Amsterdam. Stellar sound quality and perfect performance.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:29 PM
i love the red hot chili peppers. i'll have to check that out. i hope it has soul to squeeze, can't stop, breaking the girl, and everything else i like. and the old school/new cat ripping the gutair.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:30 PM
the cat power song entitled hate is a sick ass song and its live.

JSam67
07-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Portishead - Roseland
The Moody Blues - A Night at Red Rocks (w/the Colorado Symphony Orchestra)

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:35 PM
I've been listening to live albums all day, so I began compiling a short list of my favorites.

In no particular order:
James Brown--Live at the Apollo
The Band--The Last Waltz
Portishead--Roseland
Allman Brothers Band--At Filmore East
Nirvana--Unplugged
Johnny Cash--At Folsom Prison
Thelonius Monk Quartet w/ John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall
Joe Cocker--Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Talking Heads--Stop Making Sense
NOFX--I Heard They Suck Live (and they do, but it's great anyway)
Bob Marley--Live!
the Grateful Dead--Europe '72
Tool--Salival (though far too short)

Thoughts? Favorites? Shit-talking?
Let's have at it


i remeber seeing nirvana unplugged for the first time on mtv back in 94-95? that is the best shit mtv ever did. i would say it was pretty fuckin beautiful if nothing else.

JSam67
07-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Yeah, MTV had some really good unplugged shows in that era. 10,000 Maniacs Unplugged is pretty brilliant.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:47 PM
hole was dope...i think kurt had just died or wutever. she was a total mess.

kreutz2112
07-29-2008, 08:47 PM
Pearl Jam - Mansfield Massachusetts 07/02, 07/03, 07/11 2003

3 nights. Almost 100 songs!!!! Like 4 repeats, if that.

Greatest live band of all time

Setlists:

07/02
Set 1 Oceans, Go, Hail Hail, Save You, Deep, Get Right, Dissident, I Am Mine, Even Flow, Help Help, Immortality, In My Tree, Light Years, Evacuation, Whipping, Grievance, Present Tense, Porch
Encore 1 Thumbing My Way, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Smile, State Of Love And Trust, Leaving Here
Encore 2 Soon Forget, Bu$hleaguer, Fuckin' Up

07/03
Set 1 Release, Animal, Gods' Dice, Do The Evolution, Insignificance, Love Boat Captain, I Got Id, Low Light, Rival, Lukin, Not For You, Daughter, You Are, In Hiding, I Am A Patriot, Once, Rearviewmirror
Encore 1 Driven To Tears, Corduroy, Soldier Of Love, Crazy Mary, Alive
Encore 2 Baba O'Riley, Yellow Ledbetter

07/11
Set 1 Long Road, Of The Girl, Sometimes, Off He Goes, All Those Yesterdays, Driftin', Thin Air, Sleight Of Hand, Footsteps, All Or None, Parting Ways, Indifference
Set 2 Can't Keep, Breakerfall, Brain Of J., Spin The Black Circle, Ghost, Green Disease, Tremor Christ, Given To Fly, Nothing As it Seems, Cropduster, Faithful, Why Go, Wishlist/(Why Can't I Touch It?), Leatherman, Nothingman, Better Man, 1/2 Full, Untitled, MFC, Blood
Encore 1 Breath, Habit, Down, Mankind, U, Black, Jeremy
Encore 2 Arc, I Believe In Miracles, Know Your Rights, Fortunate Son, Rockin' In The Free World
Encore 3 Yellow Ledbetter

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:49 PM
so where is everyone gettin these l i v e sets. i suppose i can check back when i go looking for them.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:50 PM
Yeah, MTV had some really good unplugged shows in that era. 10,000 Maniacs Unplugged is pretty brilliant.


yeah, that has to be one of the best.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 08:52 PM
And seriously who ever knew that portishead was a live act?

OMGAMZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kreutz2112
07-29-2008, 08:55 PM
Also.

Pearl Jam. New York, New York. Madison Square Garden. 07/08 and 07/09 2003.

Best live show I have ever been to. They made a DVD of the first night. It's awesome.

miscorrections
07-29-2008, 08:57 PM
Spiritualized at Royal Albert Hall. Primal Scream, Live in Japan.

frozen pilgrim
07-29-2008, 09:04 PM
oh man. how many of you have seen david gilmour live at royal albert 'remember that night'?

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 09:06 PM
pink floyd > pearl jam

i love pearl jam though.

JSam67
07-29-2008, 09:07 PM
I think I had to see Pearl Jam 13 years ago to buy into the greatness of their live act. They were just okay at Lolla last year, imo.

kreutz2112
07-29-2008, 09:12 PM
I think pearl jams prime was in between 1998 and 2001. 2000 was the first year they started releasing all their shows on cd. 1998 was the year Live on Two Legs was recorded. Another great live album.

GnarVee
07-29-2008, 09:12 PM
Top 2:

dredg - Live At The Filmore

and

Daft Punk - Alive 2007

both MUST owns.

jigsaw
07-29-2008, 09:23 PM
Well, I have only seen pearl jam a hand full of times. Definantly not until they were huge. Never been too into them but I do reconise their greatness. And I would say you are right on about them being amazing and for sure the best of their generation. (I'm counting Tool as a little newer school. : ) But, what about pink flyod? You are really putting them above muthafuckin pink flyod? 13 years ago, what is that 95'? I can respect that. What size venue Jsam67?

And kreutz2112 that is amazing they filmed/taped your new york show. i wish i was there.


i was actually at slightly's "live in san deigo" shows. they made the dvd and double disc cd from the show.

dontfeedthebird
07-29-2008, 09:27 PM
depeche mode - 101

JSam67
07-29-2008, 09:34 PM
13 years ago, what is that 95'? I can respect that. What size venue Jsam67?

Last year outdoors at Grant Park in Chicago, I'm sure it was about 70,000-75,000 people. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, but I wasn't moved or anything (except during Betterman with the crowd singing the entire first verse and Eddie remarking "fucking beautiful"). It just wasn't the same to me as I envision seeing them in their prime would've been. I often wish I had been old enough to see awesome live acts in the early to mid-90s (PJ, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, STP, AIC, etc.).

Also, Pink Floyd > pretty much everything.

apostle2
07-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Neil Young - Live Rust
Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series
Joy Division - Disc 4 of Heart and Soul
Radiohead - Bonnaroo Bootleg
Minutemen - Ballot Result
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
Wilco - Kicking Television (Live in Chicago)
Nirvana - Unplugged in NYC

Backwater
07-29-2008, 10:50 PM
Roseland Ballroom, Portishead

Just look at those two guys tripping out during Glory Box, intense.

bmack86
07-29-2008, 11:07 PM
Which show is Disc 4 of Heart and Soul? Les Bain Douchex?

Ballot Result is awesome. There's also a few great bootlegs of the Minutemen.

apostle2
07-29-2008, 11:45 PM
Nah, disc 4 is a collection of different recordings '79 - '80, with most of the tracks coming from a show at the Factory. I more picked it because I was trying to shy away from boots wherever possible, really you could just put any joy divison recording on that list...haha.

and yeah, for some reason I never see anyone talking about the Minutemen, but they KILLED live and were just as influential as most of the idolized 80's bands. Also, I fucking love the Ballot Result concept.

bmack86
07-29-2008, 11:47 PM
There used to be a really cool site called Corndogs that had bootlegs on there.

apostle2
07-29-2008, 11:49 PM
oh wow yeah, it's all mike watt related boots. I have a friend who has been in his house in San Pedro. And when I said the name, she said "how do you know mike watt?" which I assumed meant she was amazed I knew the Minutemen. Nope, she didn't know he was from a band

stinkbutt
07-29-2008, 11:51 PM
Sphintour-Ministry

JSam67
07-30-2008, 12:12 AM
I definitely forgot Okonokos by MMJ, that's another great one.

BobCaygeon
07-30-2008, 05:10 AM
Yessongs
http://homepage.mac.com/john_kruper/artwork/yes/yessongs.jpg

fatbastard
07-30-2008, 06:02 AM
Kiss Alive II
Frampton Comes Alive
Neil Young Unplugged

Frampton Comes Alive

BROKENDOLL
07-30-2008, 07:21 AM
There used to be a really cool site called Corndogs that had bootlegs on there.Bmack86, each time you post now, I start giggling at your avatar...Thanks!

BROKENDOLL
07-30-2008, 07:27 AM
Giggling so much I forgot the part about "Live Albums." How 'bout Zeppelin, "The Song Remains the Same" Daft Punk "Alive 2007." (Although the actual recording sucks, I can still feel I'm there again with the setlist.)

bakersfield
07-30-2008, 07:38 AM
I think I had to see Pearl Jam 13 years ago to buy into the greatness of their live act. They were just okay at Lolla last year, imo.

When I saw Pearl Jam at Lolla in 1992, I was blown away!
They were the 2nd act onstage & the venue was only about 1/3rd full.
But they were incredible!
I think that first album was their best. IMO they never reached their full potential.

bakersfield
07-30-2008, 07:39 AM
Been listening to The Smiths "Rank" again lately.
Good live disc, recorded in London in 86.

Memorial_07
07-30-2008, 08:37 AM
Subhumans live @ Showcase Theatre.
Sick Of It All live @ Bottom Of The Hill.
Kraftwerk-Minimum Maximum.
Portishead also has a good live Coachella album.

212margarita
07-30-2008, 09:01 AM
Johnny Cash - At Folsom
Bad Religion - Tested
Portishead - Roseland
The Hold Steady - Live at Fingerprints

greghead
07-30-2008, 09:04 AM
Johnny Cash - At Folsom
Bad Religion - Tested
Portishead - Roseland
The Hold Steady - Live at Fingerprints

Good call on Tested, I forgot about that one.

fatbastard
07-30-2008, 03:32 PM
Song Remains the Same was a bit much as a kid in high school. I appreciated it much more in my late 20s. The movie is even better.

ragingdave
07-30-2008, 03:35 PM
Kraftwerk-Minimum Maximum

Agreed.

humanoid
07-30-2008, 06:30 PM
for those of you who dislike the red hot chili peppers, and/or doubt the talent/live ability of any of the musicians, I implore you to watch/listen to live at slane castle.

I have no doubt about any of their abilities...its more the song writing and Anthony Kiedis that concern me