Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49

Bob Dylan at Budokan is a live album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released April 1979 on Columbia Records. It was recorded during his 1978 world tour and is composed mostly of the artist’s “greatest hits”. The performances in the album are radically altered from the originals, using the same musicians that backed Street-Legal, butContinue reading “Budo, Kan You Spare A Dime? (GDLIYWI) #49”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.

Just Another Band from L.A. is a live album by The Mothers, released in 1972. It was recorded live on August 7, 1971 in Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles. A notable inclusion on this album is Billy the Mountain, Zappa’s long, narrative parody of rock operas, which were gaining popularityContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #33 Just Another Band From L.A.”

Too Slow, Too Long. (GDLIYWI) #48

It’s Alive is the first live album by the American punk rock band the Ramones, titled after the 1974 horror film of the same name. It was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre in London on December 31, 1977, and released in April 1979 as a 2-LP set. The album draws material from the band’s firstContinue reading “Too Slow, Too Long. (GDLIYWI) #48”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #34 Chunga’s Revenge

Lol, my boss just called me into his office and told me I’ve been spending too much time on Twitter. Hold on he’s saying something else now…. Chunga’s Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, released on October 23, 1970. Zappa’s first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former TurtlesContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #34 Chunga’s Revenge”

A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47

Tokyo Tapes is a live album recorded by the Scorpions during the band’s Japanese tour in 1978 and were the last performances of guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who had announced his departure after the release of the studio album Taken by Force. As well as two cover versions (Hound Dog and Long Tall Sally) theContinue reading “A Sting In The Tail (GDLIYWI) #47”

Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46

Released in June 1978, Live and Dangerous is a live double album by the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy (The band deciding to release a live album after their producer Tony Visconti did not have enough time to work on a full studio session). The album reached No. 2 in the UK album charts, ultimatelyContinue reading “Tales From Fat Margaret (GDLIYWI) #46”

Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45

Waiting For Columbus is the first live album by the band Little Feat, formed by ex-Mother of Invention George Lowell, and was recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at GeorgeContinue reading “Little Feat, Big Tunes (GDLIYWI) #45”

Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44

Vital: Van der Graaf Live is the first live album by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was recorded 16 January 1978 at the Marquee Club in London and was released in July, one month after the band’s 1978 break-up. The album (on vinyl and, later, on CD) was credited under theContinue reading “Get in the Vann (GDLIYWI) #44”

Flatter Than the State (GDLIYWI) #43

Two for the Show is a double-live album by American progressive rock band Kansas, released in 1978 and was recorded over the course of the band’s three previous tours in 1977 and 1978. Now, other than Carry On My Wayward Son, Dust In The Wind and Point of Know Return, I knew little to nothingContinue reading “Flatter Than the State (GDLIYWI) #43”

Desert Tales (GDLIYWI) #42

A Live Record is the first live album by the progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is a double LP, composed of recordings from three different tours. LP one features recordings from the Mirage tour in 1974, and the Rain Dances tour, in 1977. Tracks 1–4 on the LP are from the Rain Dances tour and 5–6 areContinue reading “Desert Tales (GDLIYWI) #42”

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