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Beck, Bogert & Appice

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Beck, Bogert & Appice Live

Beck, Bogert & Appice, the other “other Jeff Beck Group”, formed in 1972 in the wake of Cactus’ demise and Jeff Beck‘s wayward attempts to accommodate his prowess. From there, the group set about decimating audiences with all the force one could expect from a cross between Vanilla Fudge and the ’68-’69 Jeff Beck Group. Marking […]

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Sorting Through The Who’s Live Output

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The Who Live, Thirty Years of Meximum R&B

The Who‘s reputation as a live act notwithstanding, the actual process of enjoying a full-length Who concert that took place between 1967 and 1976 has represented one of the more unsettling ventures a rock fan can undertake. Immortalized first on the critically and commercially triumphant but heavily condensed Live at Leeds (1970), The Who’s work on […]

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After Fandango!: ZZ Top’s Tejas and Degüello

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ZZ Top Worldwide Texas Tour

By 1976, ZZ Top had established itself as an American commodity to rival Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd for quality and sheer likability. Having scored a pair of hit singles in “La Grange” and “Tush” and released three of its most convincing albums in as many years, Texas’ finest rock band rapidly built a reputation on […]

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The Jeff Beck Group (1968-69)

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Jeff Beck Group Live 1968

Jeff Beck‘s withdrawal/dismissal from The Yardbirds in October 1966 afforded the guitarist the opportunity to pursue musical interests under his own (already considerably renowned) name. Having completed but not released “Beck’s Bolero” in May, Beck at least set off as a solo artist with more of a prospect for success than most and commenced to […]

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Yardbirds ’68 Available for Pre-Order (Update)

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Yardbirds '68 Live Remastered Double Album, JimmyPage.com

“We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed it. It’s of great historical importance. We’re delighted to see the release.” – Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Jimmy Page Officially announced today, Yardbirds ’68 will be released on November 5, 2017 in three formats (CD, vinyl, and limited edition box set signed by […]

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CCR Live and On Record

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CCR Live in 1970, The Concert

Creedence Clearwater Revival, though one of the most commercially and artistically successful acts of the late 1960s and early 1970s, failed to release a live album during its initial four-piece run from 1968 to 1970. However dominated in the studio by John Fogerty’s near-unparalleled songwriting prowess and efficiency, CCR distinguished itself as a disciplined live […]

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The Doors’ Prolific 1967 Closes Out with Strange Days

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The Doors, Live Fillmore East 1967

Emerging from the rabid California music scene with flourish and no shortage of compelling, commercially-viable material, The Doors seized 1967 as the American band of the moment. Though Jim Morrison’s burgeoning stage presence and lyrical prowess accounted for most of the early appeal, the group represented one of the more well-rounded and versatile rock acts […]

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Bad Company’s Live Record

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Bad Company Live

One of the most successful touring acts of the 1970s and perhaps the epitome of the “classic rock” group, Bad Company neglected to provide its fans with a live document during its initial 1973-1982 run with Paul Rodgers. Attributable largely to Peter Grant’s disdain for such records, the absence of an official release recorded during the 1970s plagued […]

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Reviewing Aerosmith’s Tumultuous 1979

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Aerosmith 1979 Live

AEROSMITH 1979 The Aerosmith that shipped off to tour North America in early 1979 represented, more so than a reinvigorated, galvanized musical entity celebrating its survival in the face of stupidity, a very fortunate group of musicians who were sufficiently conscious to appear before paying crowds. Having consumed a lifetime’s worth of drugs and other […]

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Spotlight on Live Albums

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Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s In Concert (1979): Overshadowed by 1974’s Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends…Ladies and Gentlemen and recent releases of Cal Jam (1974) and Nassau Coliseum (1978) shows, the abridged In Concert favorably documents ELP‘s ill-fated 1977-78 tour with orchestral accompaniment. The standout opener, Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn Theme” epitomizes […]