Greatest Live Albums from the '60s & '70s

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Live Dead
9
2%
Allman Bros Live at Fillmore East
19
4%
B.B. King Live at the Regal
7
2%
Cheap Trick Live at Budokan
7
2%
Who Live at Leeds
39
9%
Get Your Ya-Ya's Out
19
4%
Neil Young Live Rust
15
3%
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
9
2%
Mothers - Fillmore East, June 1971
1
0%
James Brown Live at the Apollo
21
5%
Muddy Waters Live at Newport
6
1%
Bo Diddley's Beach Party
4
1%
Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
8
2%
Deep Purple Made in Japan
11
2%
Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same
5
1%
AC/DC If You Want Blood
11
2%
Five Live Yardbirds
7
2%
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
14
3%
Jefferson Airplane Bless Its Pointed Little Head
4
1%
Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails
6
1%
Johnny Cash at San Quentin
9
2%
MC5 Kick Out the Jams
8
2%
Woodstock soundtrack
9
2%
Jimi and Otis at Monterey Pop
8
2%
Band of Gypsys
6
1%
Santana Lotus
1
0%
David Live
6
1%
Hendrix in the West
3
1%
Europe '72
5
1%
Rory Gallagher Live In Europe
9
2%
Live Cream Vols 1 & 2 (both LPs)
4
1%
Van Morrison It's Too Late to Stop Now
19
4%
Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol 4 - Manchester Hall
19
4%
Bob Dylan & Band - Before the Flood
4
1%
The Band Rock of Ages
9
2%
1969 Velvet Underground Live
15
3%
Bob Marley & The Wailers Live
11
2%
Kiss Alive
3
1%
C,S,N&Y Four Way Street
11
2%
Bob Seger Live Bullet
3
1%
J Geils Full House
6
1%
Frampton Comes Alive
3
1%
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More from the Road
0
No votes
Jackson Browne Running on Empty
4
1%
Townes Van Zandt Live at The Old Quarter Houston TX
4
1%
Blue Oyster Cult On Your Feet Are On Your Knees
7
2%
Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous
16
4%
Lou Reed Rock 'n' Roll Animal
13
3%
Jethro Tull Bursting Out
10
2%
 
Total votes: 447

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Greatest Live Albums from the '60s & '70s

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 May 2016, 20:04

Quit crying about what's not included and vote for what is!

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Postby Jimbo » 18 May 2016, 20:13

The Who - Live At Leeds had a punchy sound that really made the recording stand out as did Bless Its Pointed Little Head.
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Postby Count Machuki » 18 May 2016, 20:34

Since there's no Curtis Live I just voted for JB @ The Apollo ten times
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Postby Osgood » 18 May 2016, 20:37

Matt Wilson wrote:Quit crying about what's not included and vote for what is!

It is really hard to choose just 10. I made 10 picks at first glance and decided to click Submit, and regretted immediately.
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Postby Osgood » 18 May 2016, 20:42

Just one pick it would have been much easier. Allmans at Fillmore East stands some miles above the rest.
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Postby ever/never » 18 May 2016, 20:46

Jimbo wrote:The Who - Live At Leeds had a punchy sound that really made the recording stand out as did Bless Its Pointed Little Head.


That's a good one, yeah. I voted for that.
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Postby Mike Boom » 18 May 2016, 20:56

Dylan at the Manchester Hall is hard to beat for me, tho the Van the Man comes close.

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Postby yomptepi » 18 May 2016, 22:05

No Performance Rockin at the Fillmore?

You are joking.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 18 May 2016, 22:28

Fillmore East
Regal
Leeds
Live Rust - Rust is not a live album to me, even though it is - mostly - in a technical sense
Live at the Apollo
Live at Newport
San Quentin - Better than Folsom - Folsom had the hits, but I love the edginess of SQ, which Cash seems to go out of his way to NOT defuse.
Manchester Hall - Love the whole Dylan Bootleg Series unconditionally, but if you had to pick one...)
1969 Live Better heard on the Quine Tapes or complete Matrix, but since it was all we had for a while...

Didn't vote for:

Live Dead - Though I considered it. Anthem of the Sun is mostly live, isn't it? I'd take that first, particularly 'cause I like Constanten's editing.
Ya Yas Closest the Stones have to a good live album. They're just not a great live band, never were.
Beach Party Must sheepishly admit I don't know it. :oops: Will rectify shortly, as I'm sure it's great.
Jerry Lee at the Star Club I own it and admit that it's great, but I never play it. Must be a reason...
Song Remains The BBC and West comps show they were a great live band - this really doesn't. All the excesses without any of the swagger. It being that much of a failure is actually a rare accomplishment. Never owned it, never wanted to.
Airplane OR Quicksilver Some great moments, undeniably, but also points out why LA bands are so much better than SF ones, by-and-large - they knew when to stop jamming.
Any of the Jimi ones - I wish he had one definitive live album, but I don't think he cared that much. Any of us could put together a live comp from released tracks (let alone ones that've been bootlegged extensively) that would kick butt on any of these
Cream - 'Cause they sucked live. Probably pretty exciting if you were there, but they didn't bother much with song structure once they stretched 'em out.
CSNY - The Neil stuff (and some of the rest of it) is great, but too inconsistent.
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Postby Count Machuki » 18 May 2016, 22:44

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Nice! But I like this one even better:

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(not a contemporaneous release, I guess, so maybe that's why Matt Wilson left such an obviously killer record off the poll)
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Postby C » 18 May 2016, 23:02

yomptepi wrote:No Performance Rockin at the Fillmore?

You are joking.


AGREED BUT:


Matt Wilson wrote:Quit crying about what's not included and vote for what is!







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Postby sloopjohnc » 19 May 2016, 00:13

No Aretha Live at Fillmore West either. Great album.
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Postby pcqgod » 19 May 2016, 02:32

I know, I know, but this is a major omission:

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Postby pcqgod » 19 May 2016, 03:34

I love live albums, so it was hard to settle on only ten choices here. For the double albums poll, it was difficult for me to even think of ten I liked enough to vote for.
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Postby Geoff » 19 May 2016, 03:53

That was not easy.
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Postby Loki » 19 May 2016, 04:35

Geoff wrote:I've always wanted to be on a live album, part of the roar. Silly, but there you go.

I'm on the Seger one.
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Postby Muskrat » 19 May 2016, 05:23

Fillmore East
Leeds
Live Rust
Apollo
Jimi & Otis
Too Late
Before the Flood
Four Way Street
Running on Empty
Rock and Roll Animal

Some tough choices and I had to leave a couple out, but these all (to me) accomplish what a live album is supposed to, and are enjoyable to listen to.
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Postby fire and fueryIre » 19 May 2016, 08:24

Loki wrote:
Geoff wrote:I've always wanted to be on a live album, part of the roar. Silly, but there you go.

I'm on the Seger one.


I've been "on" about five (well at the gigs where some or all of them were recorded, but sadly none on the list)

For me, has to be Too Late To Stop Now.

Why is Rust-era Neil Young on the list twice for both Live Rust (LR) and Rust Never Sleeps (RNS). Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but was always my understanding that the live songs from RNS on LR are the same recordings. Anyone know for sure? Either way, seems a bit odd in that RNS could easily have given way to Time Fades Away
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Postby frimley_greener » 19 May 2016, 08:40

I t should be borne in mind that many of the cited albums are compilations from various performances:Whilst in no way detracting from the enjoyment afforded,it is a different kettle of fish from a true "live" album,which are few and far between.Not many of those cited are recordings from a single event,fewer are as recorded,minus overdubs.
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Postby Osgood » 19 May 2016, 09:45

fueryhk(redux) wrote: Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but was always my understanding that the live songs from RNS on LR are the same recordings. Anyone know for sure?

If I recall correctly both My. My, Hey, Hey, and Hey, Hey My, My are different recordings between RNS and LR. That said, I agree with you that the inclusion of Rust Never Sleeps is a bit odd, considering that there are two tracks recorded in the studio. And yes, Time Fades Away would have been a more appropriate choice.

But then, RNS is the only place where you can find Thrasher, a fact that can justify almost anything.
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