Great Live Albums Not Usually On Greatest Albums Lists

by Kevin Orton
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The Who Live at Leeds and Nirvana Unplugged often top the list but I've never been a big fan of either. Dylan '66, Folsom and Stop Making Sense are amazing but there are plenty of great live albums out there that never make those Rolling Stone or Pitchfork lists. So don't expect Led Zeppelin, Cheap Trick or the Stones here. These are some more left of center choices. Some quite obscure but worth checking out. Albums like Sabotage, Dream Attic, and Time Fades Away were live albums of new material and have no studio counterparts. Rocket From The Tombs is basically a live bootleg of the greatest band that never made an album. Click an album below to read a review

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Kevin, as always, what a nice list! But i'll add Tony Kaye's One Live Badger album and Fairports's House Full. You know your stuff.

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Dunno either! Will check them out...

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Started looking down the list then thought, this had to be Kevin. Really love the Louis Tillett, Blaze Foley and Zevon inclusions, although I’ve always found the acoustic guitar recording on Learning to Flinch a bit too sharp.

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No one knows Tillett over here but a great live album...Outhouse is Blaze at his finest...And agree on Flinch. The guitar sound makes me flinch. But his performance is pretty fab...

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That Les Rallizes album and The Birthday Party one are incredible. The latter really captures one of my favourite acts in their prime, fierce!

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