Neil Young, Cinnamon Girl Live

Somehow Rolling Stone delivered a new “top 10″ list of live albums and Live Rust wasn’t there. Even worse, the makeup artists of Kiss were. Really?

While there are plenty of solid choices on the list, failing to include Neil Young is like building a list of the top college football programs ever and including USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and leaving off Alabama. It just doesn’t make sense.


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  • Jackster 9 +

    This was one of my favorite albums..in high school !

  • Powkat

    When I was 19 a boy told me this song reminded him of me. I’ve loved it ever since!

  • sofla

    Came up with the Stones’ Get Yer Ya-Yas Out before looking at the list. Agree with Little Feat’s pick and the Allman Bros. Fillmore albums inclusion as certainly great ones, likely top 10 level. The other Band double live album is better than The Last Waltz, imo, but wouldn’t pick either of them for a top 10. No Band of Gypsies????? Hard to leave that one off. For the Dead, I’d take Europe ’72.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I looked at that list and only a couple of choices made any sense whatsoever. I’d agree: Rust Live should’ve been in that list and ‘Cinnamon Girl’ remains one of my favorite Neil Young songs of all time.

    Here’s another list of albums that probably should have made the cut:

    - Johnny Cash, “At Folsom Prison”
    - Eric Clapton, “Unplugged”
    - The Grateful Dead, “Without a Net: Live” — here I picked one of the top Google hits to counter my own biases…because quite honestly, there’s almost no such thing as a bad Dead live-album), but their release of “Live/Dead” was groundbreaking
    - Led Zeppelin, “The Song Remains the Same”
    - Rush, “Exit Stage Left”
    - Chicago, “At Carnegie Hall”
    - Talking Heads, “Stop Making Sense”
    - The Doors, “Absolutely Live” (here I’m in agreement with SkippyFlipjack)
    - And another great Neil Young album, “Live at Fillmore East”

  • al

    Missing Van Morrison Too Late to Stop Now

  • SkippyFlipjack

    I stopped reading their lists when their “top 100 guitarists” had Eddie van Halen down in the 70s somewhere. I’m not a huge fan of his but cmon.. (Oh, it looks like the top live albums was a reader’s poll. OK, this one’s on their readers.)

    They covered half my childhood — Kiss Alive! (actually Alive II was my favorite) but not the Doors Absolutely Live.

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