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Radiohead - especially the versions of Idioteque and Like Spinning Plates on it
oddly enough. their live album actually pulses with energy.
also jane's addiction, the eponymous one. that is insane.
they were well known for being an amazing live band.
Magnolia Electric Co
have made 4 good live albums.
The Bonnie Prince Billy live album 'Summer in the Southeast' is a goodun too. Some of the songs are done in a cheesy rock band style so don't listen if that may offend you.
Fragments of a rainy season - great album
and a giant pile of shit ones.
I've only got two of the Fugazi Live Series stuff but they come highly recommended.
Kraftwerk's Minimum Maximum is brilliant as well.
Magnolia Electric Co.
is just ok IMO
unplugged two i believe is its title. I got hold of it second hand, has some beautiful things on it, and a tom waits cover.
the version of glass and the ghost children is brilliant. as is disarm.
there are however some ace Pumpkins FM bootlegs around. reading 1995 and a vancouver show from 1997 stick out.
I have to agree that motion sickness isn't all dat.
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous...hell yeah!
And Joy Division
And yes to jeff buckley too.
Dare I say Live in hyde park by RHCP ?
I forgot Buckley
the My Morning Jacket new one supposed to be good?
'cos they're my favourite live band... consistently amazing...
Their Headlights and White Lines live compilation is good and I've got a great bootleg CD of their show at Glastonbury 95 (or 96).
'Live At Counter Eurovision'
thats great. the only physical dcfc album i have,although i downloaded everything else.
Spiritualized - Royal Albert Hall
U2 - under a blood red sky
I really like Mad For Sadness.
And Ben Folds. His live album is excellent.
On 'Mad For Sadness'... that's an excellent live album. I like it when bands do different things live to the original album versions...
I also really like Portishead's PNYC album, with the orchestra playing in the background...
**Built to Spill** (Insane)
I totally always forget about 'Rank'
i think its badly sequenced and not a great show for them. there are so many better smiths live shows available as bootlegs. pm me if you want copies of any, got about 6 from the debut album tour, a few from meat is murder and a few from queen is dead.
I really like that version of London though
PM coming now
it's alive is their best album/
cds for my move earlier...
bowie - ziggy live
jeff buckley - live at sin-e
iron maiden - LIVE AFTER DEATH!!!!!!
morrissey - beethoven was deaf
pearl jam - live on two legs
neil young - time fades away (uber special as all the songs were unreleased)
beethoven... is great, mostly for jack the ripper. i also think i prefer that version of national front disco to the recorded one.
PWEI - At Weirds Bar and grill (easily their best album)
NOFX - I heard they suck live
Live in Liverpool is rather fantastic, never mind my nom de plume suggests bias. (I'm as disappointed with the Bunnymen's new material as the next guy...who obsesses on (alt/indie) music. Proof of my unwavering objectivity you ask? All of Bowie's live albums - Ziggy, David Live, Stage - are fair at best.)
I like Iggy's live album...what's it called? Metallic K.O. methinks. It's poor quality all the way 'round and it somehow suits the Stooges stuff.
I got this live Jane's Addiction thingy where they do a Rock 'n Roll/Sympathy for the Devil/Jane Says(?) medally (sp?) that's really cool.
2nd the Radiohead ...I mean, I think...cos though I've not heard the one's you guys are talking about I have this acoustic bit of Thom on the radio singing something I canna remember the title of, but do remember it's feckin' really good.
Me likes the Siouxsie & the Banshees' Nocturne.
...don't generally like live albums...
I have the Built to Spill live thing, and though they're one of my favorite bands...I confess (hehe!) I've never listened to it. Ha! Maybe I'll do so tonight.
Oh well, better get back to the salt mines before the evil admin gal puts DiS on the No Dice list. (I can live without internet porn - believe it or not! - but I live for DiS!! Ha! I'm kidding...but I'd be seriously put off for 10 or 15 minutes....
i remember i copied that cd off a guy i didn't like much from school, and on the back i wrote, in crude black marker pen:
'blink 182 kick monkey ass!'
oh what it was to be 12.
The Bob Dylan bootleg series is amazing. Esp. 1964, 1966 and the Rolling Thunder Revue. There's another live one that I don't have but I assume that's as good.
But yes, I Might Be Wrong is everything a live album should be.
27 Points and Totale's Turns. Like a social document of the influence of poor speed on the mind of MES. The Joy Division live half of Still. Recorded less than a month before his death. And James Brown Live at the Apollo is quite frankly fucking brilliant.
Its all about MC5 - their debut album was a live album, and what a corker it was.
Other good live albums I own -
AC/DC - Live
Guns n Roses - Live Era 87 - 93
RATM - Live at the Olympic Auditorium
Nirvana - Unplugged
Pixies - Live at the BBC
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
Iron Maiden - Rock in Rio
Bit of a trend forming - all the best live albums are classic rockers.
Live at Leeds
I find it quite amusing that this^ is its first mention...
Better Than The Studio Stuff Probably.
Glad SOmeone Pointed OUt The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Too
Kid Alive, live at Warrington, is rather good.
If only for Thom's stupendous inter-song banter.
"This one goes like this..."
"This one sounds like this.."
the "There Is No Real Courage Unless There Is Real Danger" Ep by Jetplane Landing count? I mean, the last 14 songs are a complete live set.
I would love to say the Capdown one, "Live in MK" but it's pretty average really.
Live aux bains douches. Excellent.