Whatever happened to the live rock album, come to think of it the double live album. Here is our pick of the best live classic rock albums ever made. Think we've got it wrong ? Let us know, make your votes and we'll publish our readers list.
1. Thin Lizzy LIve and Dangerous
DVD released October 2007, the first ever real look at this historical material. Check out 'Still in Love with You", 'Suicide', ' Rosalie'.
2. Band of Gypsies (Jimi Hendrix)
Released after Hendrix's death in 1970, this was the last album he authorised. Recorded at the famous Fillmore East, 'Machine Gun' shows him at his most brilliant.
3. Johnny Winter Captured Live
Incredible guitar from Winter and Floyd Radford. Most of the songs were covers but who cares, it wasnt the songs we were listening too. 'Sweet Papa John' is a masterpiece.
4. Bob Seger Live Bullet
Bob Seger shows here that he almost a completely different man. Thin Lizzy learned their own stage craft from him as a support act on their first US visit at the beginnings of their career.
5. Peter Frampton Frampton Comes Alive
At home amongst his most precious fans in San Francisco, we hadnt heard of him before this album, but never forgot him afterwards.
6. Allman Brothers Live at Fillmore East
Their breakthrough success in 1971. 'Whipping Post' (22.56), say no more !
7. Pat Travers Go for What You Know
Top 40 in the US with the amazing 'Boom Boom ! Out Go the Lights !'. Hard driving AND funky, brilliant guitar.
8. ACDC If YOu Want Blood You've Got It
The entire fotage of this album, recorded in Galsgow, Scotland has never been released. Highlights: 'Problem Child', 'Riff Raff', 'The Jack'.
9. Rolling Stones Love You Live
Raunchy rock and roll that blows the roof off the El Mocambo Club in Toronto. This was when Margaret Trudeau, young wife of the Prime Minister of Canada became their groupy.
10. Grand Funk Caught in the Act
'Black Licourice' and 'The Railroad' are the highlights, 21 on the Billboard Charts in 1978, remastered in 2003.
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