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2012-03-16 02:54:06 PM
It's Rolling Stone, so it is irrelevant.

Worst farking rag. Does anyone even read it anymore?
 
2012-03-16 02:55:54 PM
THE dvd

upload.wikimedia.org

and

twitchfilm.com
 
2012-03-16 02:57:30 PM

JimmyFartpants: greenbowlpacker:

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I just with there was a bit less Trey, a little more of the other guys, and it didn't make the fans look like complete morons.


I think that the director kind of made that the point of the film somewhere in post production. I'm not sure that was the point at the beginning of the process, but the final product certainly doesn't portray the band in a positive or even neutral light.
 
2012-03-16 02:58:40 PM

rickythepenguin: Clash: Westway To the World. A bit hard to find but amazing. watching Joe talk about how he farked it up is heartbreaking. he's talking about how firing Mick was dumb. the heartbreak on his face and his voice is palpable. And also when Topper admits that even if he had the chance to do it differently, he wouldn't. he says something like, "i know drugs farked it up for me but......i would make those mistakes again, because......that's the kind of person i am." bizarre and sad but astonishing.


Agreed.

The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital is fun to watch.

I am a big fan of Pink Floyd: Pompeii. Not a concert film but a live show.
 
2012-03-16 02:59:09 PM
Love at Pompeii is awesome. The performance of A Saucerful of Secrets gives me chills every time I hear/see it.

Arriving Somewhere... is really good as well.

As far as straight concerts go though its really tough to top
www.metalmusicarchives.com

The performance of Octavarium on this is the greatest thing ever in the history of things.
 
2012-03-16 03:01:15 PM

Crewmannumber6: I seem to remember this one being pretty good
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And, though it was a movie that was a comilation on live footage, this
Link (new window)


I have been waiting for this film to come out on Netflix for AGES. I wonder if it ever will. I would love to see this again as an adult. I remember loving it.
 
2012-03-16 03:06:10 PM
ecx.images-amazon.com

www.israbox.com
 
2012-03-16 03:06:40 PM

JimmyFartpants: greenbowlpacker:

[phish-bittersweetmotel.jpg]

I just with there was a bit less Trey, a little more of the other guys, and it didn't make the fans look like complete morons.


I agree with Mike's assessment of Trey. Too many notes.
 
2012-03-16 03:07:13 PM

Geoff Peterson: The concert footage in SRTS is lame. it was obviously an off night(s) for them mostly Jimmy Page.



FTFM.
 
2012-03-16 03:08:11 PM
clubnotes.pmpblogs.com
I'll bring the molly.
 
2012-03-16 03:08:47 PM

sdromeo: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

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Good call on the Gogol
 
2012-03-16 03:11:32 PM
No love for Judas Priest "Priest Live" or Duran Duran's "Arena"? Has the world gone mad?
 
2012-03-16 03:14:33 PM

Third_Uncle_Eno: "Led Zeppelin: song remains the same" is a crock of sh*t. absolutely horrible.

"how the west was won" is such a better document of their 1972 tour.
If the tapes existed all this time, why didn't they use those instead of the "SRTS"?


I was the biggest Led Zep fan when I was a teenager (who wasn't, I know its cliche) and even I could barely sit through that crock of shiat on VHS.

Led Zep is an awesome studio band. They were always horrible live. There's nothing redeeming or epic about those MSG concerts.
 
2012-03-16 03:17:47 PM
pictures.cdconnection.com
hot like the link
 
2012-03-16 03:23:11 PM

mekkab: Geoff Peterson: The concert footage in SRTS is lame. it was obviously an off night(s) for them mostly Jimmy Page.

FTFM.



yeah.....i have a fair number of LZ boots and Pagey was pretty sloppy live. Never like, embarassingly sloppy, but just not technically great.
 
2012-03-16 03:23:23 PM

downstairs: They were always horrible live


This is not true.
 
2012-03-16 03:29:41 PM

rickythepenguin: 9beers: Lets Spend The Night Together needs to be on that list. The summer of 1983 was an awesome time.


my uncle was at the show (sun devil stadium). about 5 years later I was there for Rattle and Hum. my first show ever. I have the ticket still. i'd post it if images weren't blocked.


We went to that same show. It was awesome. Didn't actually care for the movie so much, but their concerts rock.
 
2012-03-16 03:32:15 PM

Midnight Rambler: Thought maybe Bangladesh would be listed.


I was waiting to see when/if that one would come up. Everybody forgot that one like George forgot Billy Preston.
 
2012-03-16 03:32:51 PM

zez: Surprised Rolling Stone didn't pick any Rush videos


Came here to whine about no mention of "A Show of Hands."

Also:
Sevendust - Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live
Godsmack - Changes
The Who - Tommy
 
2012-03-16 03:33:48 PM

erratick: What is the judging criteria? How good the concert was? How popular the band is? How much drama?


As others have pointed out, this was a Readers' Poll. There was no criteria.
 
2012-03-16 03:38:08 PM
I'm surprised there's not mention of Nirvana or Alice in Chains Unplugged in TFA or this thread. I think they're both generally interesting more for the novelty, though the former seems like it would be the mandatory Nirvana entry.
 
2012-03-16 03:44:17 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: BassChild: Demetrius: List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".

Should be number one.

The Last Waltz is excellent and appropriately placed. If you've never really listened to much by The Band, I HIGHLY suggest finding a copy of this documentary.

/Stop Making Sense is also great


So THIS!!!! All I knew of The Band were the three songs EVERYONE knows. The Weight, Cripple Creek, Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Don't know what inspired me to buy this from a local place that sold insurance salvage except it was cheap because the outer plastic was soot damaged. Fell in love on viewing. I knew it would be number 1.
 
2012-03-16 03:47:36 PM
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2012-03-16 03:53:55 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: BassChild: Demetrius: List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".

Should be number one.

The Last Waltz is excellent and appropriately placed. If you've never really listened to much by The Band, I HIGHLY suggest finding a copy of this documentary.



I would say that Last Waltz is a horrible place to develop an appreciation for the Band, with as horrible as the concert was.

Rock of Ages would be a better live album to start with. Even Dylan and the Band's Before The Flood.

Anything but Last Waltz.
 
2012-03-16 04:06:21 PM

Geoff Peterson: downstairs: They were always horrible live

This is not true.


Ok, almost always. You'd be hard pressed to find good examples, and you'd have a very simple time finding many horrible examples.
 
2012-03-16 04:09:37 PM
eva.aws-it.at
 
2012-03-16 04:10:02 PM
List Fails Without...

i.imgur.com
 
2012-03-16 04:15:33 PM
Nice that the Weenerss here point out exactly what is wrong with this list (and god do I just hate these idiotic lists). Let there be Rock is a definite classic, and the fact that it is not mentioned while they have Prince, Green Day, and just WTF. You know what the funny thing is? Before even looking at it I just knew that LtbR would not be mentioned. I don't know why or how but Rolling Stone magazine has always had a thing for AC/DC. I remember back in the early 80s when they had the biggest selling concerts, top selling albums, and Rolling Stone would not even devote a small snippet to them. Specifically I remember an article that was previewing the top summer concert tours. This was to be the tour to support For Those About to Rock album, and yet RS listed bands that could "not even sell out a toilet" to quote Bruce Dickinson.

BTW I went to a midnight showing of Let There Be Rock in I think it was 1984 or 85, I was a very young then. That movie theater atmosphere turned into a freaking concert. Everyone smoking, beer freely available, people cheering, hooting and laughing. One of the best memories I had as a kid. So yes a little biased, but it doesn't change the fact that Rolling Stone magazine is still a farking douchebag of irrelevance. Go write some more about Madonna you asshats.
 
2012-03-16 04:25:14 PM
It doesn't get much sexier than Robbie Robertson in "The Last Waltz," except maybe for the armadillo in Robert Plant's pants in "The Song Remains the Same."
 
2012-03-16 04:29:14 PM
Oh yeah, I bet none of these sellouts were "artistic" enough to hump a dead cat on stage.

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/hotlink
 
2012-03-16 04:35:19 PM

rocinante721: They had to spend $20,000 to rotoscope the coke off of Neil Young's nose from the nosedive he took before going onstage


One of the producers said it was "The most expensive farking rock of coke I ever bought!"

/Bill Graham had assisted things along by setting up a room backstage with a glass table, blades, and Groucho Marx noses stapled to the walls.
 
2012-03-16 04:37:21 PM
Agree on the PNYC.

No jazzers on the list?
 
2012-03-16 04:47:32 PM
ill be back
 
2012-03-16 04:52:20 PM

downstairs: Geoff Peterson: downstairs: They were always horrible live

This is not true.

Ok, almost always. You'd be hard pressed to find good examples, and you'd have a very simple time finding many horrible examples.


They absolutely sucked ass 4 out of the 5 times I saw them. The "good" show was maybe 50-50 great/shiat. I never saw a great Queen show either, they always had a great stage show, but the sound tended to blow.
 
2012-03-16 04:53:45 PM
Even the Observer thinks so!

athenscine.com
 
2012-03-16 04:54:45 PM

rickythepenguin: Never like, embarassingly sloppy, but just not technically great.


As per usual, I will concede to the RTP clarification.

/for the record, it is just rock and roll, but what flies live shouldn't always be compared to the studio version
 
2012-03-16 05:06:58 PM
Queen at Live Aid:

Link (new window)
 
2012-03-16 05:20:07 PM
livedesignonline.com

/+1 to those who know the show and the year.
 
2012-03-16 05:22:12 PM
www.texarkanagazette.com
 
2012-03-16 05:27:54 PM

Nix Nightbird: [livedesignonline.com image 500x333]

/+1 to those who know the show and the year.


Glass Spider, '87
 
2012-03-16 05:35:08 PM
I HATE THIS LIST I WANT TO farkING MURDER IT AND EAT ITS farkING CORPSE>
 
2012-03-16 05:37:05 PM

Nix Nightbird: [livedesignonline.com image 500x333]

/+1 to those who know the show and the year.


i43.tinypic.com
'11

/classic
 
2012-03-16 05:42:36 PM

erratick: Agree on the PNYC.

No jazzers on the list?


Sorta kinda maybe?

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-03-16 05:43:33 PM

Nix Nightbird: [livedesignonline.com image 500x333]

/+1 to those who know the show and the year.


Glass Spider. I saw that show. Lots of fun and the cheery picker didn't get stuck that time.
 
2012-03-16 05:44:16 PM

Lunchlady: Ahem

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Didn't click the link but figured this must be #1. If it isn't the list is crap.
 
2012-03-16 05:53:25 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Lunchlady: Ahem

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Didn't click the link but figured this must be #1. If it isn't the list is crap.


Well don't bother clicking because it's not even on there.
 
2012-03-16 05:56:46 PM

erratick: What is the judging criteria? How good the concert was? How popular the band is? How much drama?


Seeing as it's a readers' poll, probably how farking stoned you were.

Til my dying day I will never understand the attraction for Talking Heads. Even for a stoner.
 
2012-03-16 06:04:40 PM

jspaceman: Even the Observer thinks so!

athenscine.com


THIS

Truly awesome

Whether in the ranks of the top 10 if TFA is arguable, but if you like Sigur Ros or that kind of 'post-rock' type of music it is a must see.

/Is 'post-rock' actually a genre? Never heard of it till recently
 
2012-03-16 06:06:44 PM
And if I may add:

sigurros.s3.amazonaws.com

The opening will satisfy any Sigur Ros fan
 
2012-03-16 06:07:57 PM

John Buck 41: erratick: What is the judging criteria? How good the concert was? How popular the band is? How much drama?

Seeing as it's a readers' poll, probably how farking stoned you were.

Til my dying day I will never understand the attraction for Talking Heads. Even for a stoner.


ecx.images-amazon.com

The Name of This Band is Talking Heads is a top three live album in my opinion.
 
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