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

Postby Jimbo » 20 May 2016, 03:22

Have you no shame! Mad Dogs and Englishmen is also missing.
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Re: Greatest Live Albums from the '60s & '70s

Postby Muskrat » 20 May 2016, 03:55

sloopjohnc wrote: Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno have said they first met at The Boarding House


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Postby Six String » 20 May 2016, 05:28

toomanyhatz wrote:
Carlsson wrote:I really rate this:

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Yes! (Although similarly to Rust Never Sleeps, it's mostly new songs, so it almost doesn't feel quite like a live album in spirit.)


Good call! My first Strawbs album that went MIA. :(

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

Postby Six String » 20 May 2016, 05:33

NMB wrote:
fueryhk(redux) wrote:
Osgood wrote: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.


I thought it was more a case of two tracks live and the rest in the studio. Will have to go check my copy of Shakey....


According to Wikipedia:
"My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)", "Thrasher" and "Ride My Llama" were recorded live at the Boarding House in early 1978 and all of side two was recorded during the late 1978 tour. Two songs from the album were not recorded live: "Sail Away" was recorded without Crazy Horse during or after the Comes a Time recording sessions, and "Pocahontas" had been recorded solo around 1975.

I still don't think of it as a live album though.


Interesting, I don't either. ;)

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Postby Six String » 20 May 2016, 05:41

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Postby Six String » 20 May 2016, 05:45

That Seeger Live Bullet spent a lot of time on the turntable in the mid 1970s, usually at high volume, usually Friday and/or Saturday night. Mind altering substances may have been involved. :lol: Many a par tay had that as part of the soundtrack.


This isn't a party album but Richard Thompson's solo acoustic Across A Crowded Room is really terrific. For a while it was highly sought after because the lp went OOP and wasn't issued on cd except maybe once n Japan of at all I rhnk so Thmpson fans were really wanting that one for a while. It did get released domestically a while back I think. I have two copies on lp so I'm good.

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Postby Osgood » 20 May 2016, 06:02

Yessongs?
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Postby andymacandy » 20 May 2016, 07:04

My two faves are Seconds Out and Flashes From The Archives of Oblivion.
At the time I hugely loved Wings Over America.
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Postby Hugh » 20 May 2016, 08:18

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Postby Neige » 20 May 2016, 12:06

Six String wrote:This isn't a party album but Richard Thompson's solo acoustic Across A Crowded Room is really terrific. For a while it was highly sought after because the lp went OOP and wasn't issued on cd except maybe once n Japan of at all I rhnk so Thmpson fans were really wanting that one for a while. It did get released domestically a while back I think. I have two copies on lp so I'm good.


[pedant mode]Ahem - the one you mean is Small Town Romance[/pedant mode]. ;)

It is a pity that no official live album of Richard and Linda was released at the time. RT really should have augmented the blazing hot jams of Calvary Cross and Night Comes In with some more tracks for a proper live (double) album.

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

Postby Neige » 20 May 2016, 12:11

My choice among those listed:

Allman Brothers at Fillmore East
BB King at the Regal
Who Live at Leeds
Neil Young Live Rust
Woodstock Soundtrack
James Brown at the Apollo
Quicksilver Happy Trails
Van Morrison Too Late to Stop Now
J. Geils Band Full House
Jethro Tull Bursting Out
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Postby APE » 20 May 2016, 12:49

Some really dreadful shit doing well here.

The IDEA that a tenth-rate provincial act such as UFO put out a good live album is absolutely laughable.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 20 May 2016, 13:42

JC wrote:Some really dreadful shit doing well here.

The IDEA that a tenth-rate provincial act such as UFO put out a good live album is absolutely laughable.


You're absolutely laughable!
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Postby APE » 20 May 2016, 14:25

:o
GoogaMooga wrote:I like a helluva lot of different music - too much, some might add.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 May 2016, 16:35

WG Kaspar wrote:
JC wrote:Some really dreadful shit doing well here.

The IDEA that a tenth-rate provincial act such as UFO put out a good live album is absolutely laughable.


You're absolutely laughable!


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Postby sloopjohnc » 20 May 2016, 16:36

JC wrote:Some really dreadful shit doing well here.

The IDEA that a tenth-rate provincial act such as UFO put out a good live album is absolutely laughable.


Coming from the world's biggest Fall fan makes this statement uniquely ironic.
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Postby WG Kaspar » 20 May 2016, 17:20

I'm surprised Bob Marley isn't doing better. That album is monumental.
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Re: Greatest Live Albums from the '60s & '70s

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 May 2016, 18:20

All right, this poll seems to have run its course. Here are the results:

The top ten BCB live albums of the '60s/'70s

1. Who -Live at Leeds
2. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
3. Allman Bros - Live at Fillmore East
4. & 5. Van Morrison - It's Too Late to Stop Now & Bob Dylan - Live Bootleg Vol 4: Manchester Hall (TIE)
6. Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya - Ya's Out
7., 8. & 9. Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live , Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous & Neil Young - Live Rust
10. Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom Prison
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Postby Zeeba Neighba » 24 May 2016, 22:30

WG Kaspar wrote:I'm surprised Bob Marley isn't doing better. That album is monumental.


I voted for it - pretty iconic
I gotta say I like Marley's Live at the Roxy more (and spin it more) - the 20+ minute "No More Trouble"/"War" medley's just great

Voted for Otis/Jimi too though I would've voted for the absent Live In Europe by Otis (which is one of the greatest live soul albums rivaling Live at the Apollo)above that one. Otis' Live at the Whisky A Go-Go is a fave of mine too

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Postby Neige » 25 May 2016, 10:34

And by the way: If you include any Zappa live album from the 60s & 70s, it should have been Roxy & Elsewhere instead of Fillmore.

(not that it would have made any difference)
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