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2012-03-16 06:08:28 PM

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


I remember watching a show from that tour on HBO at the time. Even as a kid I had a strong sense that it sucked.

/own a Glass Spider tour T-Shirt
//wear it ironically when I'm feeling like a hipster
 
2012-03-16 06:09:31 PM

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


that's about as obscure as four moptops from liverpool circa 1964


T.rex: [www.texarkanagazette.com image 640x636]


amazing but i don't know about top 10.....

i love the part with the young guys arguing with the old guys about how the GD sold out. and the old guy is like, "someday you're gonna be glad this was all recorded for posterity" and the young guy is like, "naw man fark that, the dead are bullshiat!"

also that clip of that cowboy dude on roller skates just getting LOOSE on sug mag. hilarious.

also the part where Bobby, with I think JPB at his side, almost mocking the idea of playing "these songs in another 10 years". i forget his exact words but it is funny to think how in 2012 he's still playing "those songs" from 1974.

GDM rocks
 
2012-03-16 06:36:25 PM

Tanukis_Parachute: as much as i love led zep...srts is not a good album or movie.

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I understand that there are better live recordings of them, but I think the live version of No Quarter stands out at that show. I haven't heard another live version of that track that is as powerful as that one. Get the album version of TSRTS DVD and check out that track again, it's amazing. OTOH, if anyone knows of a show featuring a better live No Quarter, please let me know.
 
2012-03-16 06:39:38 PM

Blame Hofmann: OTOH, if anyone knows of a show featuring a better live No Quarter, please let me know.



i have a recording of like, tallahassee or gainesville '74 (or '77?) with a crazy version, lik 14 minutes or some shiat. it gets pretty nutty. i'll take a look for it it tonight if i can remember.
 
2012-03-16 06:40:18 PM

downstairs: 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.


I imagine someone already pointed this out, but they are an amazing live band, easily one of the best of all time. Page can be sloppy, and Plant's voice gets on my nerves, but Bonham is obviously a god, and JPJ is an all time great bassist.
 
2012-03-16 06:45:29 PM
Does Operation Livecrime count? If it does it should be on this list.
 
2012-03-16 06:46:30 PM

NuttierThanEver: [www.kingtartous.com image 265x475]


Turn in your man card.
 
2012-03-16 06:56:32 PM

stupiddream: Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02


Like your user name.
 
2012-03-16 07:00:08 PM
David gilmour has a concert film that would be awesome, but for some goddamn reason, THEY FILMED IT ON VIDEO!! Why, in this age of technological wonder, didn't they film in HD? It looks so damn grainy on a big screen. Bowie sings comfortably numb at the end, so that helps, but still!
 
2012-03-16 07:01:14 PM
Another worthy contender from that Demme fellow:

images.moviepostershop.com

\yip-a-dang
 
2012-03-16 07:03:14 PM
A lot of love for expected stuff and Martin Scorsese. I don't see the first Decline of Western Civilization in there. Without the bands in that one, there would be no Green Day. And really, how interesting can it be to watch Green Day after they left the Gilman Street scene? Abondon varied songs and musical artistry (remember when Billy Joe could play a guitar better than a junior high n00blet?), voluntarily jump into rut, rinse, repeat, throw in some mild shiat that appears to be scathing and relavent, along with an acoustic track for the girls...yeah, fark you. Green Day died to me around 1994.
 
2012-03-16 07:09:40 PM

Blame Hofmann: I imagine someone already pointed this out, but they are an amazing live band, easily one of the best of all time. Page can be sloppy, and Plant's voice gets on my nerves, but Bonham is obviously a god, and JPJ is an all time great bassist.


Well that's.... ummm.... half the band.
 
2012-03-16 07:27:18 PM

Gunny Highway: 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.

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


Luv ya Gunny, but I just can't.
 
2012-03-16 07:29:17 PM
I'll vote for Crossroads 2007

/Eric Clapton and friends FTW
 
2012-03-16 07:39:56 PM

John Buck 41: Gunny Highway: 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 image 280x280]

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

Luv ya Gunny, but I just can't.


It is my duty to try, man. Cheers!
 
2012-03-16 08:09:29 PM
I really like Apoptygma Berzerk's APL2000 that documents their welcome to Earth tour. Also one of the first DVDs I ever bought.
 
2012-03-16 08:11:51 PM
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2012-03-16 08:30:24 PM

Gunny Highway: John Buck 41: Gunny Highway: 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 image 280x280]

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

Luv ya Gunny, but I just can't.

It is my duty to try, man. Cheers!


And I appreciate your efforts to broaden my horizons :)
 
2012-03-16 08:34:22 PM

drongozone: Bangla


So much THIS! Green Day can't hold George's guitar pick, should be dumped from the list and the Concert for Bangladesh added and placed MUCH higher than 10.

I'd also have to add Born to Boogie, which managed to capture T-Rex before they disintegrated.
 
2012-03-16 08:34:49 PM

Gunny Highway: 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 image 280x280]

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


I'm the furthest thing from a stoner and I love The Talking Heads. And yes, that live album is outstanding. David Byrne is a genius.

Duke Slater: [d.yimg.com image 300x450]


WANT
 
2012-03-16 08:42:08 PM
no one remembers The Shmenges - The Last Polka?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mvhDIr0wyc
 
2012-03-16 08:53:08 PM
i3.photobucket.com

rickythepenguin: 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.

 
2012-03-16 09:18:21 PM
5 bucks to see U2?
 
2012-03-16 09:50:15 PM

dstanley: 5 bucks to see U2?


That was my thought. I saw Rush in '77 and that ticket was 7 bucks I think.
 
2012-03-16 09:59:59 PM
rickythepenguin yes, please
T. Rex Saw the Dead about 50 times. Still have functioning brain matter.
 
2012-03-16 10:01:59 PM

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

You're right. It fails miserably without:
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Came For. Left. Satisfied.

Oh and the reason why Rolling Stone will never recognize Rush is because the dude in charge there also is in charge of the RRHOF, and we know their official stance on a band that's been together for 40 years and is only 3rd behind the Beatles and the "ROLLING STONES" in platinum albums and their impossible feat of "induction"

/i mad
 
2012-03-16 10:03:28 PM

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

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


Yeah, and that one too.
 
2012-03-16 10:08:35 PM
Some favorites of mine.

Opeth - Lamentations, actually you could pretty much put all their Live DVDs on here but Lamentations is a little more special since it's the only one with Martin Lopez. I have a soft spot for Closure.

Metallica's Live shiat Binge and Purge is a very fun concert to watch as well.

I could go on and on but my favorites at the moment would be

Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Dream Theater - Live At Budokan
Blackfield - Live In NYC
Queensryche - Operation Livecrime
Liquid Tension Experiment - Live In NYC
Iron Maiden - Live After Death & Flight 666
Riverside - Reality Dream

Great performances and excellent footage shot.
 
2012-03-16 10:32:18 PM
Oh and another one

Transatlantic - Live In Europe.
 
2012-03-16 10:51:58 PM
I wouldn't ask anyone to remove their favorites but I submit for your consideration:
Frank Zappa, New York 1984 "Does Humor Belong In Music?"Link (new window)
In No particular order:
Link (new window) Zoot Allures & Tinseltown Rebellion
Link (new window) Trouble Comin Every Day/Green Hotel
Link (new window) Dinah Moe Hum
Link (new window) Bobby Brown
Link (new window) Baby, Don't You Want a Man Like Me?
Link (new window) Cosmik Debris
 
2012-03-16 10:57:21 PM
Shine a Light sucks

Much Much better are either Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones from the 72 tour,
or the Live Some Girls from Texas they released last year,

Both are nothing but straight presentations of vintage intensely HOT Stones shows - which is really all one needs.

And the TAMI show not being there is asinine - THE multi artist concert film of all time - again presented without pretension.
 
2012-03-16 11:07:31 PM
Ricky, very cool indeed. I went to the Ft Worth show on that tour. It was great.

This is how old I am - the first concert I ever went to was McCartney & Wings when the opened the North American tour in Ft. Worth. 2nd concert was Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review. There were some awesome shows back then.
 
2012-03-16 11:16:04 PM
Revolting cocks - you god damned son of a biatch
 
2012-03-16 11:22:17 PM

dstanley: 5 bucks to see U2?


yup...it was to guarantee a sellout.

saturday (12/19) was filmed, but was rained out. also, Bono realized an apparent/supposed listless audience, and called for "Out Of Control" -- not on the setlist -- on about the 4th or 5th song, in an attempt to get the crowd going. Two problems:

1) the band hadn't played it in long time, so the performance was shaky

2) the film crew had staged all the lighting cues to the setlist, and his curveball farked up the rest of the show, as alll the lighting / shot cues were useless.


happydude45: Ricky, very cool indeed. I went to the Ft Worth show on that tour. It was great.


that appears on the R&H segment where Bono coaches/ exhorts the band on "in god's country" before the encore.

/"not on the faiiiirst verse, boot the secoond verse!"
//"great job on the cymbals, larrry"
////"not on the thaaaaaird verse, but the secooooooond vaaaaairrrse"
 
2012-03-16 11:25:43 PM

dstanley: 5 bucks to see U2?


They had toured though the year before, at a higher rate. They sold the tickets for these concerts for $5 because they needed to ensure a full house for the filming and there was concern that they would not sell out for usual prices. We went to the previous concert as well, and it was not $5 then. I remember being thrilled that we could get to see then for $5.
 
2012-03-16 11:29:07 PM
Still missing

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-03-16 11:30:39 PM
Is Queensryche's called Operation:Livecrime or Operation:Mindcrime? And what about Awesome...I Farking Shot That (Beastie Boys)?


/saw Queensryche in '91
//good show
 
2012-03-16 11:41:31 PM

rickythepenguin: Nix Nightbird: /+1 to those who know the show and the year.

that's about as obscure as four moptops from liverpool circa 1964


The Rutles?
Herman's Hermits?
 
2012-03-16 11:43:27 PM

HawgWild: 12 of those top 10 were freakin' Led Zepplin concerts ...


At least that much
 
2012-03-17 02:21:07 AM
Clash City Farker: orange whip: The Clash= overrated Brit hacks in it for the $$$ and nothing else

Ha ha. Thats funny.

1/10


Um, no. They DO suck.
 
2012-03-17 02:30:24 AM

Deadwing: stupiddream: Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02

Like your user name.


LULZ My username on radioparadise.com is Deadwing =D

PT has been my favorite band since Signify.

Nice to see some kindred spirits
 
2012-03-17 02:50:07 AM
It's sad but predictable- almost all of the "concerts" are from the 60s-70s-80s "classic rock" era.

Most people get frozen musically in high school/college and never listen to much of anything new after that. They get trapped in their "comfort zone" musically.

They will listen to the same music they listened to in high school/college until they die.

They will biatch that "No good new music has come out since 1978"

I feel really bad for them because there is an amazing amount of fantastic NEW music coming out every year.
 
2012-03-17 02:51:59 AM

roflmaonow: Some favorites of mine.

Opeth - Lamentations, actually you could pretty much put all their Live DVDs on here but Lamentations is a little more special since it's the only one with Martin Lopez. I have a soft spot for Closure.

Metallica's Live shiat Binge and Purge is a very fun concert to watch as well.

I could go on and on but my favorites at the moment would be

Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
Dream Theater - Live At Budokan
Blackfield - Live In NYC
Queensryche - Operation Livecrime
Liquid Tension Experiment - Live In NYC
Iron Maiden - Live After Death & Flight 666
Riverside - Reality Dream

Great performances and excellent footage shot.


I love you!!!!!!
 
2012-03-17 03:09:11 AM
People get this strange phobia for listening to anything new that's not being played on Clear Channel (If it was really good Clear Channel would be pounding it through our heads 24/7")

YOU need to decide what you like. Screw these soulless 65 year old golf buddies who like to decide what you get to listen to.
 
2012-03-17 04:54:16 AM

assjuice: Revolting cocks - you god damned son of a biatch


i53.tinypic.com
 
2012-03-17 06:09:18 AM
Last Waltz would have some cred if all the Band's parts(except Levon's) weren't re-recorded in the studio. Cocaine's a helluva drug.
SRTS is total crap as is most of that list. Heads were better as a 4-piece or with Belew.
here are two that don't get a lot of mention;

Medicine Ball
Stamping Ground

I also like The Grateful Dead movie
 
2012-03-17 07:15:51 AM
It's just typical Rolling Stone "heritage rock".

Personally, I'm not sure how you can have any list of best live concerts without one of Queen's DVDs. Those are amazing live gigs. Talking Heads? Quite like them, but I wouldn't pay money to see them live.

And what about Jean Michel Jarre live? Or Kraftwerk's minimum-maximum? Personally, I'd rather watch Pulp's This Park is Mine which is great (and I was there, so I'm probably biased), the Trevor Horn tribute concert or Rammstein's Volkerball.
 
2012-03-17 09:26:23 AM

MontyBurns: Clash City Farker: orange whip: The Clash= overrated Brit hacks in it for the $$$ and nothing else

Ha ha. Thats funny.

1/10

Um, no. They DO suck.


Now go on and tell us why.
 
2012-03-17 10:13:04 AM
This reminds me.. I've really got to convert those woodstock 94 & 98 vhs tapes, all six days of em from the paper view. Some quality t&a in those, if I recall. Along with some killer sets by NIN, Aerosmith, and Primus, among many others.
That's a collection you'll never see again, post janet-tit.

/also agree with the talking heads pick
 
2012-03-17 11:22:46 AM

Rwa2play: They had to spend $20,000 to rotoscope the coke off of Neil Young's nose from the nosedive he took before going onstage

You owe me a keyboard for that line, LOL. :)


What's even funnier is--it's true.

/just finished readin' Shakey.
 
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