Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rolling Stone Becoming A Lot Like ESPN (Or The Old VH-1 For That Matter)

Since they've completely run out of ideas for other Top 25 Lists, Rolling Stone has decided to do an unranked listing of the best 25 Live Records of All-Time. As is always the case with RS, they have the usual suspects that have to be on all of their lists, and of course they missed a lot. This being Rolling Stone and all, I'm stunned that THEY left off "Frampton Comes Alive", but at least they got Wilco right with their great "Kicking Television: Live in Chicago" effort.

"Kiss: Alive" makes the list despite the band itself admitting that the effort was completely overdubbed. And the best U2 Live album is "Under A Blood Red Sky", NOT "Rattle And Hum", which if memory serves, isn't even really a live album. A better list can be found at this link, as somebody at least remembered to include Elvis Presley's "The '68 Comeback Special" and "Live in Las Vegas."


BSmokedTurkey said...

As long as they're done celebrating their 40th anniversary, I'm happy.

Sgt. Pepper's and Pet Sounds were seminal albums. I get it already.

Dirtylaundry said...

It's common knowledge that Jann Wenner still has his finger prints all over these sort of things, making sure that his "friends" are always listed. And don't think for a second he's done milking the whole 40 year birthday thing.