The Rolling Stones – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I’ve been sharing videos by Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website. Here is what he has to say about The Rolling Stones.

Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out is often considered to be one of the very best blues rock live albums. Even better as far as I’m concerned is The Brussels Affair. The Stones really should have released this majestic slice of Mick Taylor inspired rock back in the early 1970s.

Here are Pete’s videos.

Top 10 Songs: The Rolling Stones

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Classic Tracks On Live Albums

Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website picks his favourite 20 tracks from live albums. He is joined by Dan Brown who shares his own favourite tracks along with some interesting facts.

This focuses mainly on classic hard rock and classic rock so you’ll hear mention of acts like Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.His guest has more wide-ranging tastes.

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Live Albums I Played In April 2019

I’m bringing into April a desire to hear more hard rock. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts.

Hard Rock

  • Thin Lizzy UK Tour ’75
  • Thin Lizzy Life Live
  • Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous
  • Bachman & Turner Live At The Roseland Ballroom
  • Deep Purple Live at Montreux 2011
  • Deep Purple Live At The Olympia
  • Hanoi Rocks All Those Wasted Years
  • Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
  • Bad Company In Concert: Merchants of Cool
  • Whitesnake Live .. In the Heart
  • of the City
  • Uriah Heep Live
  • Humble Pie Rockin’ The Fillmore
  • Blue Oyster Cult On Your Feet Or On Your Knees
  • Blue Oyster Cult Some Enchanted Evening
  • Blue Oyster Cult Extraterrestrial Live
  • Scorpions Tokyo Tapes
  • Rory Gallagher Stage Struck
  • Golden Earring Golden Earring Live
  • UFO Strangers In The Night
  • The Who Live At Leeds
  • The Who Young Vic Theatre 1971
  • Aerosmith A Little South of Sanity
  • Lou Reed Rock and Roll Animal

Classic Rock

  • Bob Seger Live Bullet
  • Bob Seger Nine Tonight
  • Deacon Blue Live At The Glasgow Barrowlands
  • Crowded House Farewell To The World
  • Crowded House Recurring Dreams Live
  • David Bowie David Live
  • David Bowie Nassau Colosseum 1976
  • John Mellancamp Live Deer Creek Music Center
  • Lou Reed Lou Reed Live

Blues

  • Muddy Waters Muddy “Mississippi” Waters

Blues Rock

  • Fleetwood Mac Boston
  • Jess Roden Live At The BBC
  • Van Morrison It’s Too Late To Stop Now
  • Bonnie Raitt Road Tested
  • Danny Bryant Live In Europe

Indie & Alternative Rock

  • The Pixies Live At Vredenburg

Jam Bands

  • The Grateful Dead Ladies & Gentlemen The Grateful Dead

Prog Rock

  • Barclay James Harvest Barclay James Harvest Live
  • Horslips Live At The O2

Punk

  • The Clash From Here To Eternity

Pub Rock

  • Ducks Deluxe Rockin’ At The Moon

Singer Songwriters

  • Bob Dylan Live 1975
  • Lou Reed Thinking Of Another Place
  • Chris Rea The Road To Hell And Back

Southern Rock & Pop

  • The Cate Brothers The Cate Brothers Live

Bachman Turner Overdrive – What Does Pete Pardo Think

I’ve been featuring the videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website and here are his thoughts about Bachman Turner Overdive.

BTO never released a classic live album in the 1970s, which I think is a shame. They are an under-rated band, especially in the UK where the success of their single You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet overshadows everything else they’ve done.

I will point to the 2012 Bachman & Turner live album, Live At The Roseland Ballroom which is excellent in terms of songs selected, performance and sound quality.

Here is Pete…

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Whitesnake – The Thoughts of Pete Parlo

More videos from Pete Parlo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time his love of Deep Purple is carried over into Whitesnake.

I’ve blown hot and cold on Whitesnake ever since they were formed. I like Deep Purple Mark 3 and 4 a lot but by the time Coverdale formed his new band in 1978, bluesy hard rock was unfashionable and, whilst they had a few catchy hits over the years, the did go very “hair metal” at one stage.

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Deep Purple -The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Deep Purple. They are his all-time favourite band and the Mark 2 version of the band are responsible for possibly the greatest hard rock live album ever recorded in Made in Japan.

If you ever think that live albums have not-so-good versions of the studio songs, think again. There is no comparison between the four songs on this album from Machine Head to how they sounded live in the era of Mark 2 Deep Purple. Better? “Not ‘arf!”

Don’t think all you need to hear from Deep Purple happened between 1970 and 1973 either. Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 also had plenty to offer fans of hard rock and the revival band is also highly skilled, even if they don’t have the same flair to go away from the studio albums.

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Live Albums Played In March 2019

The live albums I’ve played in march 2019 include:

Art Rock

  • 10cc Live And Let Live
  • Roxy Music Roxy Music Live

Blues

  • Luther Allison Songs From The Road

Classic Rock

  • Martin Turner New Live Dates
  • Martin Turner The Beauty of Chaos
  • Martin Turner Life Begins Tour
  • Wishbone Ash Live In Glasgow 1977

Hard Rock

  • Thin Lizzy Life Live
  • Thin Lizzy UK Tour ’75
  • Thin Lizzy Live And Dangerous
  • Thin Lizzy Live At The BBC (Super Deluxe)
  • The Who Blues To The Bush
  • UFO Strangers In The Night
  • Bachman & Turner Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC
  • Michael Schenker Group Live In Budokan

I started the month obsessed with Wishbone Ash and Martin Turner and finished it in a hard rock mood which is likely to echo into April 2019.

Live Albums I Played In February 2019

The live albums I played in February 2019 include:

Classic Rock

  • Steely Dan Alive In America
  • Wishbone Ash Live dates
  • Wishbone Ash Live dates 2
  • Wishbone Ash Live In Glasgow 1977
  • Wishbone Ash Road Works
  • Martin Turner New Live Dates
  • Martin Turner The Beauty of Chaos
  • Martin Turner Life Begins Tour

Hard Rock

  • UFO Strangers In The Night

Prog Rock

  • Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited Live At Hammersmith
  • Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Steve Hackett Live Rails
  • Steve Hackett The Total Experience
  • Steve Hackett Wuthering Nights
  • The Flower Kings Alive On Planet Earth
  • The Flower Kings Meet The Flower Kings

R&B

  • Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen
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Thin Lizzy – What Pete Pardo Thinks

Another set of videos from Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website, this time looking at the hard rock band Thin Lizzy.

A fantastic band in the 70s and 80s and of course they have produced one of the greatest live albums ever released in Live And Dangerous. Two other live albums, UK Tour 1975 and Life Live also deserve plenty of attention and go backwards and forwards in time from L&D.

Over to Pete.

Top 10 Songs: Thin Lizzy

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UFO – What Pete Pardo Thinks

I’ve been sharing videos by Pete Pardo from the Sea of Tranquility website. Pete loves hard rock, heavy metal and prog rock and he’s very keen on UFO.

This is a band who should have had much more success in the 1970s than they did. Of course, they have recorded one of the all time classic live albums in the form of Strangers in the Night.

Here is what Pete thinks.

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