"Baby, I Love Your Way," "Show Me the Way" and most of all "Do You Feel Like We Do" came to life in the live setting (all 14 minutes of it). By the time he finished on a sweet note with the ballad "Please Accept My Love," King had the crowd on their feet, hollering ecstatically. It requires a loyal, interested audience who believes in my talent." features almost entirely new material for the band, songs the Velvets never properly recorded ("Over You," "Lisa Says," "Ocean"), song-drafts they'd record in different forms ("New Age," "Sweet Jane"), and at least one song that Patti Smith would — by the year after its finally took him out of CSNY's shadow, "Heart of Gold" was a Number One hit in 1972, and a 62-date arena tour sold out all over America.
Recorded in New York, Paris and London, KRS connects the dots between the spoken-word poetry of forebears like the Last Poets, the interjections of reggae toasters and, when "I'm Still #1" falls apart, the crowd-pleasing freestyles of rap's earliest days.In 1978, the then-red-hot Thin Lizzy decided that they wanted to work with producer Tony Visconti, who had made his name working with fellow glam travelers David Bowie and T. Time was tight, so a live album was in order: was the snarling result, a document of a band that took no prisoners even on mellower tracks like "Dancing In The Moonlight." How exactly the Irish outfit came to be captured so effectively is still in dispute; Visconti has asserted that 75 percent of is Lemmy Kilmister and Co. The British bombers' songs are generally nasty and brutish in their original studio versions, but the band played them impossibly faster and harder on their 1981 Short, Sharp Pain in the Neck tour — named for the time drummer Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor broke his neck during some drunken horseplay — on which all but one of 's tracks were recorded.It’s impossible to capture the frenzy of a live show on record, but it’s not for lack of trying.Here are 50 of the best attempts from Jimi’s historic Monterey Pop guitar incineration to less than 200 people crammed into Abbey Road for Fela Kuti and Ginger Baker; from Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison to Cheap Trick at Budokan. It was released six months later to become the band's best selling record, renewing the Feats' credibility in the process.It was greeted by a collective shrug when it came out in 1973 and its been out of print for decades, but Neil diehards recognize it as an absolute classic and original vinyl copies are highly prized. "My least favorite record is might be the ultimate period piece for those who prefer Johnny Mercer's songbook to Jagger-Richards', with Quincy Jones conducting Count Basie's Orchestra and the 50-year-old crooner still at the height of his warm-yet-threatening vocal powers.
The music is sensational, including definitive versions of signatures like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "I've Got You Under My Skin." And for an added bonus, there's the introduction — "The Sands is proud to present a wonderful new show…" — by William Conrad, the well-traveled character who also narrated "Does anybody feel like hearing the blues? Feelgood." She actually had to ask: At the time, San Francisco venue Fillmore West was more famous for bringing rock acts like Jefferson Airplane.
The result was a song collection of pointed lyrics, political chants and funk grooves enlivened by new guitarist Al Anderson. "I don't dance," he said about hearing his old friend Fela Kuti's new band Africa 70, "but I just had to dance to Fela's stuff." This intimate collaboration was actually recorded in Abbey Road studio instead of a traditional rock venue, but was electric nonetheless.
Said Baker in his autobigraphy, "an audience of 150 crammed into a large studio…with colored spotlights dancing about the walls to give it the feel of a proper live gig." Baker and Afrobeat bricklayer Tony Allen handle the grooves, and one of the world's funkiest bands gets a little free-rock pummel.
The result is Motörhead's definitive statement, the best versions of their best songs, the sound and the fury of the group's most iconic lineup at the peak of its powers.
No wonder Metallica named their demo after it, the Beastie Boys nodded to it with "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" and, despite its raw, merciless charge, the record stands as Motörhead's most commercially successful release.
He had a ton of hits by this point, but he opted to devote a big chunk of the set to gloomy, brand new tunes like "L.