This Sunday Diggin is raw, loud and live! We selected some real rock’n'roll jams for your mind, from Cream’s distorted-psychedelic sound to CCR’s groovy boogie, these live albums will make your Sunday slick and smooth. Pour yourself some good Bourbon, roll up some trees and get your knees ready to boogie! ; directly from TheSoulStoned crates here’s three gems to bring some fire to your speakers.
THE WHO – LIVE AT LEEDS (1970)
The Feb 14, 1970 Leeds show which provided The Who with their first official live album is widely regarded by collectors as not only one of the group’s finest-ever shows, but one of the greatest live shows in rock history. The sound is superbly equalized among all three instruments and Daltrey’s vocals, and Townshend’s guitar sounds especially full-bodied and wet. The performance is one of the tightest and note-perfect of that period–without losing any of its heat or raw power–and the audience is amazingly quiet and respectful, which almost gives the show a “live in the studio” quality. When the group pull all their muscle together for “Shakin’ All Over”, “My Generation” and “Magic Bus” at the end, the energy released is beyond cathartic.
1 – Young Man Blues
4 – Shakin’ All Over
7 – Magic Bus
CREAM – LIVE CREAM (Vol. 1) (1970)
Cream (formed by Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker) was born to hit the stage. The songs featured on this album are some of the less well known songs from the Cream catalogue, but still ass-kicking tunes. NSU, the first track on the album, is an upbeat hard rocker that delivers a typically brilliant Clapton solo and makes a really great opener to the album. Sleepy Time Time is a jazzy/slow blues cocktail that demonstrates the delightful tone and sustain from Clapton’s psychedelic Gibson SG. Rollin and Tumblin’, a cover of the Muddy Waters original, is a great old style wailing harmonica-driven blues, and here it is Jack Bruce who takes to the lead playing, showing his musical diversity in his fantastic harmonica playing. Sweet Wine is a great slow jazzy piece that had Jack and Ginger in their natural element, and Eric pulls of a great solo as well.
Listen to this raw psychedelic gem! :
1 – N.S.U.
3 – Lawdy Mama
5 – Rollin’ and Tumblin’
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT (1970)
“The Concert” has taken some hits through the years, but it is a really fine live album, featuring several of the group’s best songs in tough, muscular renditions. The sound is good, the songs are great, and there are virtually no weak-ass moments here.
Some of the band’s lesser-known album tracks, like “The Midnight Special”, “Tombstone Shadow” and the spiritual-slash-rockabilly tune “Don’t Look Now”, are particularly enjoyable in this live setting, but the single hits work very well also, including “Proud Mary” and “Green River”.
4 – Don’t Look Now
5 – Travelin’ Band
7 – Bad Moon Rising
11 – Midnight Special
14 – Keep On Chooglin’