Xmas Live Music Megapost 2010!

6 geese a-laying's worth of live albums to unzip for Christmas. a few family-friendly releases for when you're home for the holidays, and some more aggro shit for getting eggnogged with your uncles. merry Xmas WFLM.

Lou Reed, John Cale & Nico - Le Bataclan '72 (1972)

heavily bootlegged Reed, Cale, and Nico gig in Paris, their first performance together post-Velvet Underground. all acoustic set features tag-team versions of songs from the early VU discography and first round of solo albums.


B. Dizzle - Live 1966 (1998)

infamous "Royal Albert Hall" show (actually recorded at Manchester's Free Trade Hall) features 2 full sets, 1 acoustic and 1 plugged in. superior performances - better than the studio versions i think, especially the very nasty electric stuff. really the only Bob you need.


Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club (1963)

Sam Cooke? live in a small, rowdy, whorehouse-adjacent club? yes, please. great crowd - basically just a super awesome sing-a-long/dance party. "one of the greatest soul records ever cut by anybody." don't fight the feeling, baby!


Patti Smith & Kevin Shields - The Coral Sea (2008)

punk icon Smith teams with My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields for a tribute to photographer Robert Mapplethorpe - spoken word over MBV textures. unsettling as a kay jeweler's ad.


Botch - 061502 (2006)

Botch! absolutely out of control recording of their last show ever. features a cover of the B-52's Rock Lobster. also available on DVD.


Misty in Roots - Live at the Counter Eurovision '79 (1979)

rare-ish set from the golden age of dub, recorded in Brussel's at Counter-Eurovision '79. fabulous sound quality. for those not dub/roots reggae inclined, still give this a shot - one of John Peel's all time favorite records. Jah!


4 Responses so far.

  1. nice, some good stuff in here

  2. voixautre says:

    nice post! thank you!

  3. puxel says:

    This upload kills.
    +1 for botch

  4. ill! says:

    Botch is the gold standard. fyi, also the least dl'ed album from this post.

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