Live is the first official live album by George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
It was recorded at the Cincinnati Gardens in Ohio on 23 May, 1986.
A 2010 archive release of Live In Boston 1982 means that this is no longer the earliest example of Thorogood live.
It is however the best known and most successful as it has been awarded platinum disc status for album sales in the USA.
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Live at Topanga Corral is a live album by blues boogie band Canned Heat.
The name of the album is misleading. It was recorded at the Kaleidoscope in Hollywood, California and released in 1971.
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In Concert or Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour is a live album by Humble Pie.
It was recorded at the Winterland Theatre in San Francisco on 6/5/1973 and will have been broadcast on the radio.
By this time Clem Clempson had replaced Peter Frampton on guitar.
This live recording has also been released as:
- Hot ‘n’ Nasty Rockin’ The Fillmore with an extra song – Stone Cold Fever – which is available as an mp3 download.
- Up Your Sleeves
- Extended Versions
- Live At Winterland
The songs may have changed slightly or they are in a different order but it is the same basic recording.
Songs On Humble Pie In Concert aka Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour
1. Up Your Sleeves
2. 4 Day Creep
3. C’mon Everybody
4. Honky Tonk Woman
5. Blues I Believe To My Soul
6. 30 Days In The Hole
7. Road Runner
8. Hallelujah, I Love You So
9. I Don’t Need No Doctor
10. Hot N’ Nasty
Playing on the album are:
Steve Marriott – vocals, guitar
Clem Clempson – guitar
Greg Ridley – bass
Jerry Shirley – drums
Backing vocals were provided by Billie Barnum, Blackberries, Clydie King and Venetta Fields
Buying Humble Pie In Concert aka Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes – eBay
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
What do you think?
Is this the best live album by Humble Pie?
Is it good enough to be included in the poll to find the best blues rock live albums?
The Status Quo Live boxset collects together three live concert recordings by Status Quo:
- The 1976 Glasgow concert that features in the Status Quo Live double album.
- The 1976 Live In Japan aka Tokyo Quo album from the Sunplaza Hall which was originally only released in Japan.
- Live In Sydney 1974 recorded at Hordern Pavilion
Since fans will already have the Status Quo Live album with the Glasgow concert, the boxset is expensive for what it offers. There is a cheaper option for the mp3 version which gives you a chance to get either or both of the Tokyo and Sydney recordings.
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Live In Boston 1982 is a live album by George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
It was recorded at the Bradford Ballroom in 1982 but wasn’t released until 2010.
I don’t have a recording date but the fact that Bad To The Bone, their first single from 1982 is not on the recording, it suggests that it was before August. Since Nobody But Me, New Boogie Chillun, Miss LuAnn and As the Years Go Passing By were on the Bad To The Bone album it was probably close to the time of recording.
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Live In Japan (also known as Tokyo Quo) is a live album by Status Quo that was originally released in Japan in 1977.
It was recorded at Sunplaza Hall in Tokyo on the 17th November 1976.
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‘Ot ‘n’ Sweaty is a part live album and part studio album by hard rock group Cactus.
The live songs were recorded at the Mar Y Sol Pop Festival in Puerto Rico on April 3, 1972.
There has been no sign of extending the album to include more live songs.
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Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore is a live album by Humble Pie. It was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York on the 28th and 29th May 1971 and released in November 1971.
The group had released their Rock On studio album in March 1971.
Humble Pie performed four sets over the two days and they have been released in full on Performance – Rockin’ The Fillmore: The Complete Recordings in 2013. Since it is basically the same set list each time with minor variations, it’s not an album I recommend unless you are a big fan of Humble Pie.
Humble Pie gained a lot of attention after the fact because Peter Frampton of Frampton Comes Alive was a member at the time of this recording.
Humble Pie Performance Rockin The Fillmore
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Boogie rock came out of the blues rock of the late 1960s and is known for its repetitive, hard driving rhythm.
It’s not sophisticated but when it’s done well, it is exciting.
Status Quo in the UK had a lot of success with plenty of hit singles and albums. Other boogie rock bands were not as successful at crossing over into the mainstream but are popular with those that know.
Some of the Southern rock groups have an element of boogie rock in them.
Foghat Live is a live album by blues rock / boogie rock group Foghat.
It was recorded at the War Memorial in Rochester in 1977.
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