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”

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”

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”

Same Old Song And Dance (GDLIYWI) #41

Live! Bootleg is a double live album by American hard rock band Aerosmith, released in October 1978. While most of the performances were drawn from concerts in 1977 and 1978, I Ain’t Got You and Mother Popcorn were taken from a radio broadcast of a Boston performance on March 20, 1973. In the band memoir WalkContinue reading “Same Old Song And Dance (GDLIYWI) #41”

The Thinnest White Dukeness Returns #40

Stage is the second live album by David Bowie and was culled from recordings of his ’78 US Tour. The bulk of the material is from Bowie’s most recent studio albums to that date, Station to Station, Low and “Heroes” but also five songs from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the SpidersContinue reading “The Thinnest White Dukeness Returns #40”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #37 You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4

In 1988 Frank Zappa decided to release his six-volume, 12-CD set, You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, a large collection of live Zappa performances through the years from various tours and incarnations of the band. YCDTOSA Vol. 4 is a two-CD set of live recordings recorded between 1969 and 1988, with the majority ofContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #37 You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4”

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