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2012-03-16 10:30:00 AM  
List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)
 
2012-03-16 10:42:50 AM  

The_Sponge: List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)


No, it fails without Let There Be Rock

And where the hell is Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes? Don't the readers of Rolling Stone- oh, wait.
 
2012-03-16 10:46:28 AM  
The Sigur Rós concert film "Heima" made me want to visit Iceland, apart from the fact that I just like Sigur Rós.
 
2012-03-16 10:47:35 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-03-16 11:09:36 AM  
www.kingtartous.com
 
2012-03-16 11:25:46 AM  
No Flight 666?
 
2012-03-16 11:29:36 AM  
991.com


link (new window)
 
2012-03-16 11:39:19 AM  
List doesn't fail because it contains "Stop Making Sense".
 
2012-03-16 11:45:35 AM  
I'm cool with the list as-is.

Gimme Shelter is like a totally bad trip, especially when the fat, naked chick climbs on stage and later when the guy with the gun gets stabbed.
 
2012-03-16 12:08:06 PM  

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


Should be number one.
 
2012-03-16 12:20:08 PM  
My own personal rankings of the 10 best concert films:

#1: Stop Making Sense

#2 through #10: everything else
 
2012-03-16 12:23:44 PM  
12 of those top 10 were freakin' Led Zepplin concerts ...
 
2012-03-16 12:31:18 PM  

skammie: No, it fails without Let There Be Rock



Crap....how could I forget.

/Fails without both.
//Also fails without Cheap Trick @ Budokan.
 
2012-03-16 12:35:00 PM  
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2012-03-16 12:40:39 PM  
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2012-03-16 12:40:52 PM  
the list is good, there was a great Sting concert that is missing, imo "All This Time"
 
2012-03-16 12:42:52 PM  
I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.
 
2012-03-16 12:44:27 PM  

Sybarite: The Sigur Rós concert film "Heima" made me want to visit Iceland, apart from the fact that I just like Sigur Rós.


Imma let you finish, but...This.
 
2012-03-16 12:47:16 PM  
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/I honestly thought, this being Rolling Stone, that TSRTS would've been lower on this list or omitted entirely
 
2012-03-16 12:48:48 PM  
Not a mention of the Monterey Pop Festival? huh.
 
2012-03-16 12:49:17 PM  
Baby Snakes
Hendrix in the West
Rust Never Sleeps
Any Grateful Dead movie
 
2012-03-16 12:49:27 PM  

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
 
2012-03-16 12:50:25 PM  

mitchcumpstein: I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.


They had to spend $20,000 to rotoscope the coke off of Neil Young's nose from the nosedive he took before going onstage
 
2012-03-16 12:50:41 PM  
Stop Making Sense is one of my favorite live albums.

The Cure In Orange
New Order live in Finsbury Park
 
2012-03-16 12:51:08 PM  
I simply cannot stand the fantasy sequences in The Song Remains the Same, but the concert footage is of course incredible.

Also even though I'm not a huge fan, I've always kind of liked Iron Maiden: Live After Death, Bruce Dickinson is mental.

/yes THE Bruce Dickinson
 
2012-03-16 12:51:27 PM  
The Last Waltz, is that the one where Robbie sings into an unplugged mic?

Well according to this anyway.

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2012-03-16 12:53:22 PM  
If we're counting straight-up concert filming without documentary, Queen at Wembley '86.
 
2012-03-16 12:54:10 PM  
media.ifcfilms.com
 
2012-03-16 12:56:11 PM  
came for #7...now I will be watching that for lunch.
 
2012-03-16 12:57:54 PM  

xdedd: I simply cannot stand the fantasy sequences in The Song Remains the Same, but the concert footage is of course incredible.

Also even though I'm not a huge fan, I've always kind of liked Iron Maiden: Live After Death, Bruce Dickinson is mental.

/yes THE Bruce Dickinson


The concert footage in SRTS is lame. it was obviously an off night(s) for them. They have much MUCH better performances. Damn that movie is overrated.

/Live After Death, however, is one of the best concert films ever made.
//An accurate representation of the Maiden experience with the band at their peak. Beyond awesome.
 
2012-03-16 12:59:06 PM  

christhebloke: [media.ifcfilms.com image 640x257]


Thats not a concert film.
 
2012-03-16 01:00:10 PM  

LeroyBourne: Not a mention of the Monterey Pop Festival? huh.


Inexcusable.
 
2012-03-16 01:00:21 PM  
Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02
 
2012-03-16 01:00:59 PM  
Tom Waits Big Time

I agree with Stop Making sense as number 1.

This list is pretty stupid especially without those two.
 
2012-03-16 01:09:06 PM  

stupiddream: Arriving Somewhere by Porcupine Tree is Awesome.

/my $.02


You and me both. Anesthetize is good too.
 
2012-03-16 01:09:28 PM  
Is this really a Rolling Stone list?

Nirvana isn't on it anywhere. Also, the rap quota was not filled.

Oh, the readers picked. I knew it.
 
2012-03-16 01:12:07 PM  
The Last Waltz IS the greatest concert film of all time. Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is amazing on that one though.
 
2012-03-16 01:13:42 PM  

Go Fast Turn Left: No Flight 666?


/leaving disapointed
 
2012-03-16 01:13:44 PM  
I knew there would be a lot of "list fails without..." but this is actually a pretty good list.

The Stop Making Sense version of Once in a Lifetime is one of my favorite moments in music and film.
 
2012-03-16 01:14:29 PM  

SkylineRecords: Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio.


You know, there are times when I prefer the live Queen recordings to the studio versions. They trade hermetic perfection for the sheer energy Freddie could generate in a crowd (and the crowd in him).
 
2012-03-16 01:15:37 PM  
I absolutely love that version of The Weight with the Staples Singers.
 
2012-03-16 01:16:30 PM  

graggor: Tom Waits Big Time

Gadzooks, yes.
 
2012-03-16 01:17:28 PM  
Deslidified, for your enjoyment (^)

Missing, presumed awesome..
.
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Although, technically, I guess it's a concertS film.

and

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zez
2012-03-16 01:17:38 PM  
Surprised Rolling Stone didn't pick any Rush videos
 
2012-03-16 01:18:28 PM  
Thie thing that seperates The Last Waltz is not that it's a concert film, i.e. filming a live performance, but the way it shows the interaction between the ban members within the performance. The looks they exchange when someone misses a cue or the way they all have to figure out on the spot where Van Morrison takes them in priceless. At one point, during Dylan's medley they almost stop completely looking at each other saying 'Do you take it or do I?', then they all just smile and GO. I don't know of another concert film that picks up thiose nuances.
 
2012-03-16 01:19:19 PM  
The Last Waltz is amazing.

The first time I saw it was in early 2007 through a first generation PS3 via Blu-Ray on a 50" Pioneer Elite plasma HDTV with about $10,000 worth of audio equipment and speakers. The audio quality is mesmerizing and the interviews are really down to earth by today's standards.

The Last Waltz truly is the gold standard for live music movies.
 
2012-03-16 01:20:02 PM  
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2012-03-16 01:22:51 PM  

Boris S. Wort: Deslidified, for your enjoyment (^)

Missing, presumed awesome..
.
[i42.tinypic.com image 279x500]

Although, technically, I guess it's a concertS film.

and

[i90.photobucket.com image 200x260]


yes. yes. and yess again. both.
Urgh! is too a concert film
 
2012-03-16 01:24:32 PM  
skammie


The_Sponge: List fails without:

AC/DC - Live at Donnington (1991)

No, it fails without Let There Be Rock

And where the hell is Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes? Don't the readers of Rolling Stone- oh, wait.



Big Zappa fan - but Baby Snakes is not a great rock documentary....although the Bickford sequences are awesome.
 
2012-03-16 01:25:48 PM  
*liveafterdeath.jpg*

/UP THE IRONS
 
2012-03-16 01:26:34 PM  

karnal: Big Zappa fan - but Baby Snakes is not a great rock documentary....although the Bickford sequences are awesome.


Well, Baby Snakes is an easier watch than 200 Motels. I know that neither of these are 'true' concert films. They are still fun to watch.
 
2012-03-16 01:27:32 PM  
www.mediaoutlet.com

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2012-03-16 01:29:04 PM  
Garth Brooks - Live from Central Park always stuck with me as a pretty cool show.
 
2012-03-16 01:30:52 PM  
Rattle and Hum? Really? That was like watching This is Spinal Tap with the band not knowing they were the joke.
 
2012-03-16 01:31:35 PM  

mitchcumpstein: I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.


LOL. Pretty decent list; though I'll always have a softspot for Woodstock because of Hendrix's rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner. Good lord that was just one hundred eleventy million levels of epicness.
 
2012-03-16 01:33:11 PM  

rocinante721: mitchcumpstein: I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.

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. :)
 
2012-03-16 01:36:19 PM  
I'm not a HUGE Neil Young fan, but the list fails without "Rust Never Sleeps."

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2012-03-16 01:37:53 PM  
The Last Waltz as a concert is pretty overrated. Except for a few songs ("caravan", "helpless" - could do without Joni background singing tho - , Dylan medley).
The Last Waltz as a concert DOCUMENTARY is pretty outstanding. Interviews and whatnot. Disintegration of a band, etc.

If the list was just recorded concerts, DIRE STRAITS: ALCHEMY LIVE should be in the top 2, dagnabbit.

/as rock docs go, what about Rolling Stones: "c*cksucker blues"? "gimmie shelter" ?

/stay away from D.S. "on the night" though.... Knopfler sleepwalks through most of it, plus the addition of a slide guitarist, making most songs sound country-ish? no thanks. (*shudder*)
 
2012-03-16 01:39:59 PM  
Ahem

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2012-03-16 01:41:39 PM  
"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"?
 
2012-03-16 01:44:17 PM  
Ahem

Actually, THIS.

Radio GaGa, ftw.
 
2012-03-16 01:45:33 PM  
"The Concert for George" is an overlooked gem.

Royal Albert Hall. a year to the day after George Harrison died.

Eric Clapton. Billy Preston. Tom Petty. George's son.

Then, out of nowhere, Monty Python.

Then Ringo.

Then Paul.

Dust factory.
 
2012-03-16 01:45:39 PM  
"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"?


Heroin?
 
2012-03-16 01:47:23 PM  
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They were young, Hagar was a new edition (so you probably hate it) and most importantly, this is probably the only entire concert where Eddie was sober - long sober; his guitar solo was awe inspiring back then.
 
2012-03-16 01:47:48 PM  
I seem to remember this one being pretty good
i85.photobucket.com

And, though it was a movie that was a comilation on live footage, this
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2012-03-16 01:48:42 PM  
Lets Spend The Night Together needs to be on that list. The summer of 1983 was an awesome time.
 
2012-03-16 01:48:52 PM  
Probably because Jimmy Page had not taken the West tapes into the studio and overdubbed them yet.
 
2012-03-16 01:49:45 PM  
*sigh*

The Last Waltz is horrificially overrated. there are some great sequences in it, but....neil diamond? van morrison in his "10lbs of shiat in a 5lb bag" sequined suit (and don't forget his hilariously cheesy kicks and fist pumps during "Caravan"?

and i know the apocryphal story of Levon, after the screening, supposedly quipping, "well, it coulda used more Robbie", but.....he's charismatic, engaging, funny, and tells the best stories, and by far the most photogenic. why wouldn't he get the most facetime? Levon is kinda old man grumpy, danko is at times clearly somehwere else, garth comes off as really creepy and weird, and manuel is even more far gone than danko.

Good but overrated.

List fails without:

Depeche Mode 101. I'm not a huge DM fan, but some of the live sequences are just amazing. Gahan has 100,000 people in the palm of his hand at the Rose Bowl. Freedie Mercuryesque charisma and perfformance. also, worth noting how while the "reality" genre had been bumping around since the 1960s, this is the first "modern" reality event i'm aware of; they put about a dozen DM fans in a bus, and filmed them interacting over the tour. MTV's "The Real World" didn't come out until 2-3 years later and that is often acknowledged as the start of reality tv but DM 101 predates all that.

Wilco:I Am Trying To Break Your heart
. Phenomenal film. watching the band disintegrate and the artistic process in general is amazing.

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.
 
2012-03-16 01:49:54 PM  
They were young, Hagar was a new edition (so you probably hate it) and most importantly, this is probably the only entire concert where Eddie was sober - long sober; his guitar solo was awe inspiring back then.

Fark me, THIS as well. 5150 is particularly awe-inspiring.
 
2012-03-16 01:53:53 PM  

timharrod: "The Concert for George" is an overlooked gem.

Royal Albert Hall. a year to the day after George Harrison died.

Eric Clapton. Billy Preston. Tom Petty. George's son.

Then, out of nowhere, Monty Python.

Then Ringo.

Then Paul.

Dust factory.


I should check that one out sometime. Just mentioning Ringo and Paul appearing gave me goosebumps.

/There probably was lots of dust at RAH when they both appeared.
 
2012-03-16 01:55:56 PM  
poo. no TAMI show? farkin' mouth breathing ig'nant cracker whackers.
 
2012-03-16 01:56:53 PM  
I absolutely loved Van Morrison's crazy ass performance, staggering off the stage screaming "RADIO!" leaving Robby Robertson laughing and confused finally he just says "Van the man, everybody!"
 
2012-03-16 01:56:57 PM  
'The Song Remains the Same' I enjoy L Z , but as a teenager in 1976 who really thought they kicked ass, I fell asleep at this movie. This over-pompous bs still affects me the same way now. I enjoy quite a few concert movies in my viewing collection, but this is not among them. As previously expressed, if you are going to pick an LZ concert film in your top 10 pr 100 "how the west was won" is much better.
 
2012-03-16 01:57:51 PM  

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


You're right. It fails miserably without:
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2012-03-16 01:58:57 PM  
Speaking as an aging hipster (redundant, i know) I have to say that I've seen this exact same "article" every other year for the last 24 years in Rolling Stone, and it never changes; Besides the late addition of some recent film in the #10 spot, The Last Waltz is always #1 and Stop Making Sense and Woodstock are always in the top 5. Most. Boring. Article. Ever. Times 24.

/does not read Rolling Stone, steals its content at newsstands.
//had a sub to NME in 1984
///lawn, off it.
 
2012-03-16 01:59:55 PM  

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


It's good, Kermit but did it better.
 
2012-03-16 02:01:35 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-03-16 02:02:30 PM  

AirForceVet: Gimme Shelter is like a totally bad trip, especially when the fat, naked chick climbs on stage and later when the guy with the gun gets stabbed.



I think it is outstanding......there are some amazing onstage sequences. the chaos in the buildup to Altamont is entertaining too. also interesting how Jerry Garcia nad Phil Lesh are told after disembarking the helicopter (i think by Michael Shrieve, who was Santana's drummer) how the Angels had beaten up Marty Balin. I think Lesh says, "no shiat? far out, man."

the dead then later decided not to perform, as things got too sketch.

/trivia: the GD lent their 16-track recording system to the Pennebakers, which is why the audio for Altamont is so good. not so much the other shows.
 
2012-03-16 02:04:28 PM  

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.
 
2012-03-16 02:05:44 PM  

rickythepenguin:

Depeche Mode 101. I'm not a huge DM fan, but some of the live sequences are just amazing. Gahan has 100,000 people in the palm of his hand at the Rose Bowl. Freedie Mercuryesque charisma and perfformance. also, worth noting how while the "reality" genre had been bumping around since the 1960s, this is the first "modern" reality event i'm aware of; they put about a dozen DM fans in a bus, and filmed them interacting over the tour. MTV's "The Real World" didn't come out until 2-3 years later and that is often acknowledged as the start of reality tv but DM 101 predates all that.


Seeing Gahan get the WHOLE stadium crowd move their arms back and forth for Never Let Me Down always blows my mind. Being in the audience for 2 shows on the Violator tour was also a mind blow during that song.
 
2012-03-16 02:13:00 PM  
Well, I haven't seen the list (I'm not doing a slideshow), but I strongly suspect the list has some hipsterish douchebaggery in it.
 
2012-03-16 02:15:59 PM  

Jake Havechek: Seeing Gahan get the WHOLE stadium crowd move their arms back and forth for Never Let Me Down always blows my mind. Being in the audience for 2 shows on the Violator tour was also a mind blow during that song.



yeah, it is pretty amazing, the rose bowl sequence.....

i forget which audio mag it was, but a few years back there was an interview with DA Pennebaker.....he was asked about a reissue of the show in multitrack stereo and he dismissed it all as rumor. apparently fans had been clamoring for a deluxe DVD release with all the bells and whistles ("24 track digital" and so on) and he said none existed. straight 2 track as i recall.

also dismissed rumors that the entire show (rose bowl) had been shot. i think he said they wanted to but for some reason, budget or camera malfucntions, i forget, but he said they did NOT shoot the entire Pasadena show.
 
2012-03-16 02:16:19 PM  

darch: Ahem

Actually, THIS.

Radio GaGa, ftw.


I think the best song on there is Hammer to Fall, but honestly that's like choosing Chocolate Cream Pie over Banana Cream. Whatever you choose, you're still eating pie.
 
2012-03-16 02:18:07 PM  
The Last Waltz sucked. It wasn't even The Band's best live recordings. All it was, was a Bunch of stoned performers going through the motions for a shiatty film that is now constantly fellated by hipsters because Scorsese directed it.
 
2012-03-16 02:18:11 PM  
And All that Could Have Been, HD-DVD - Nine Inch Nails
 
2012-03-16 02:18:42 PM  

Jake Havechek: New Order live in Finsbury Park


Oh God that is an awesome concert. Depeche Mode's Live in Paris is another great one. And Rush in Rio and Rush 30 too.
 
2012-03-16 02:19:57 PM  
Thought maybe Bangladesh would be listed.
 
2012-03-16 02:20:05 PM  
as much as i love led zep...srts is not a good album or movie.

i can't stand the last waltz. i've tried to watch it and like it but just can't. i was in a band with a guy who loved it and wanted to do some band songs. if i never have to play the weight and even hear it again, i wouldn't be too soon.

loved iron maiden- 666 and life after death (saw them on this tour)

queen live at wembley was really good but their live aid couple of songs was pure awesome.

u2-live at red rocks was really really good.

stevie ray at el mocambo

pink floyd - live at pompeii is mind blowing. loved the behind the scenes work on dark side.

the lemmy movie was interesting but not a concert film.

something from slayer back in the day could have been pretty cool. don't know about now.
 
2012-03-16 02:21:49 PM  

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

You're right. It fails miserably without:
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Oh, hell yeah! The sound was crap, but the feedback loop between the band and the audience was amazing.
 
2012-03-16 02:22:23 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: The Last Waltz sucked. It wasn't even The Band's best live recordings. All it was, was a Bunch of stoned performers going through the motions for a shiatty film that is now constantly fellated by hipsters because Scorsese directed it.


Agreed.

Also, Gimme Shelter is an awesome documentary...of a pretty awful concert.
 
2012-03-16 02:27:17 PM  
The Clash= overrated Brit hacks in it for the $$$ and nothing else
 
2012-03-16 02:30:56 PM  

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

You're right. It fails miserably without:
[d.yimg.com image 300x300]

Oh, hell yeah! The sound was crap, but the feedback loop between the band and the audience was amazing.


Yup. Love watching the crowd go nuts over Tom Sawyer.
 
2012-03-16 02:33:27 PM  
Have watched (and often passed out to) this VHS video and DVD about 100 times. Never gets old.

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2012-03-16 02:36:36 PM  
caddisfly: Have watched (and often passed out to) this VHS video and DVD about 100 times. Never gets old.

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I remember seeing that outfit under glass at the Experience Music Project.
 
2012-03-16 02:37:10 PM  

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


As much as I hate the guy, I will admit this is an awesome piece.
 
2012-03-16 02:38:57 PM  
This is still one of my favorite live performance videos of a truly insane tour:

i40.tinypic.com

It's dark, low-tech, and perfect.

/So What
 
2012-03-16 02:42:32 PM  

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


Ha ha. Thats funny.

1/10
 
2012-03-16 02:46:02 PM  
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2012-03-16 02:47:02 PM  
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.
 
2012-03-16 02:47:24 PM  
Their list:

10. Bullet in a Bible, Green Day
9. Sign O the Time, Prince
8. Shine a Light, Scorsese/Stones
7. Live at Pompeii, Pink Floyd
6. Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones
5. Rattle and Hum, U24. Woodstock, Various
3. Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads/Jonathan Demme
2. The Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin
1. The Last Waltz, Scorses,/ The Band/Neil Diamond/ Van Morrison


I've seen Gimme Shelter (good film, lousy concert), Sign O the Time- okay. Live at Pompei- amazing. Rattle and Hum- okay. The Song Remains the Same- awesome band- actually a little over rated.

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

[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 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
[i85.photobucket.com image 142x263]

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]

[www.israbox.com image 500x500]


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  
d.yimg.com
 
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.

content9.flixster.com

/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

[img.dooyoo.co.uk image 351x500]


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

[img.dooyoo.co.uk image 351x500]

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.
 
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.

.


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.

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


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.
 
2012-03-17 11:41:12 AM  
Random thoughts:

Live at Pompeii, Pink Floyd: The original cut was one of the most riveting music films ever, IMO. Love this one.

Gimme Shelter, Rolling Stones: Liked this one quite a bit, mainly for the historical aspect.

Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads: 100% awesome covered in awesome-sauce. Great band, great film, great sound quality.

The Song Remains the Same, Led Zeppelin: Skip this one & get the 2003 DVD set instead. The 2003 set is tremendous. "The Song Remains the Same", not so much.

The Last Waltz: I liked it, but didn't love it. I know... I'm the lone weirdo.

Other concert films on my favorites list in no particular order:

Frank Zappa: "The Dub Room Special" - The 60 minutes of footage from the 1974 KCET TV performance is the gem on this one. Supposedly, the entire 2 hour concert (called "A Token Of My Extreme") will be released on DVD at some point.

John Hiatt: "Live From Austin Tx" - A 2005 "Austin City Limits" installment that shows off Hiatt's considerable chops not only as a great singer/songwriter/musician, but as an amusing and dynamic showman. His band is kickass, too.

Joe Jackson: "Live in Tokyo" - From the 1986 "Big World" tour, this one's a tour-de-force of top-notch musicianship and great songs from Joe's repertoire. The camera work isn't state of the art, but it's decent. the sound is good, and the music is terrific. This guy is a genius.

Richard Thompson: "Live In Providence" - One of three outstanding DVDs from Richard Thompson, this one is narrowly my favorite, just for the song selection. You can't go wrong with Thompson, though. The newly-released "Live At Celtic Connections" is also superb, as is the 2001 "Live from Austin, TX" DVD.

The Jam: "The Complete Jam" - Essential if you're a fan of the Jam. And if you're not yet a fan, you probably will be after watching this one.

Minutemen: "We Jam Econo" - More of a documentary, this one details the fascinating, inspiring, and ultimately sad story of a band whose career was cut short too soon. There is plenty of live footage on here, though. Concert footage quality is dodgy, but it's the only chance you'll have to see The Minutemen in action, so it's worth it.

Ian Dury: "Hold On To Your Structure" - I couldn't wipe the smile off my face while watching this DVD. A funky, tight, jubilant show captured at the London's Hammersmith Odeon in 1985. It was obvious everyone involved had a blast at this show, and it comes across well in the video. Excellent video and sound quality, too.

Those are just a few of my faves at the moment.
 
2012-03-17 12:48:55 PM  
the secret policeman's other ball
 
2012-03-17 12:54:45 PM  

rickythepenguin: [i3.photobucket.com image 640x480]

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.


Woah! How cool. I love Rattle and Hum. Saw it in the theaters when I was 13... maybe like 4-5 times. Drown out a few minutes of pretentious interviews, and its my favorite concert movie.

Especially "Exit" in Denver... still gives me chills.
 
2012-03-17 04:59:32 PM  
Why the big suit?
 
2012-03-17 05:42:43 PM  

mitchcumpstein: I fully agree with the number 1 pick. All the amazing guests on that stage that night and the sad fate of members of the Band shortly after that concert was filmed make it absolutely epic. And Robbie Robertson (and really everyone else) look like they've blown Tony Montana amounts of yayo that night.


Was freaking out till i got to number 1.
 
2012-03-18 03:59:15 AM  
Does Oingo Boingo's "Farewell" count as a concert film? I mean, it's a concert, and it's on film.

If so, number 1.
 
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2012-03-18 05:48:38 AM  
Christian Death reunion, LA Patriot Hall.



/take it off!
 
2012-03-18 10:39:08 AM  
Say what you will, but my list HAS to have Gwen and the guys near the top. Watched this one several times and it never gets old.

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Foo Fighers @ Wembley rocked out too, esp. the acoustic Everlong about midway thru...

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Bravo on the White Stripes comment above!
 
2012-03-18 02:43:21 PM  

SkylineRecords: The Last Waltz IS the greatest concert film of all time. Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is amazing on that one though.


Watch Queen in Montreal and tell me freddie couldn't sing like the records
 
2012-03-18 11:33:59 PM  
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2012-03-18 02:43:21 PM

SkylineRecords: The Last Waltz IS the greatest concert film of all time. Queen's "Live at Wembley" is OKAY, but suffers on the fact that Freddie couldn't sing like he did in the studio. "Bohemian Rhapsody" is amazing on that one though.

Watch Queen in Montreal and tell me freddie couldn't sing like the records


FARKIN' A !!! I LOVE THE QUEEN @ MONTREAL DVD!
 
2012-03-19 12:44:23 PM  

Dahnkster: rickythepenguin yes, please
T. Rex Saw the Dead about 50 times. Still have functioning brain matter.


50? Good Lord... must've been good times... I consider myself lucky to have caught them 4 times.
 
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