Top Ten Live Rock Albums Ever

This, of course, is entirely from my own perspective and others will have completely different opinions but as I sit here listening to Side 1 of a vinyl copy of ‘All The Worlds A Stage’ by Rush, I got to thinking, what are my top ten? So here goes:

10: Blackfoot – Highway Song

9: Kiss – Alive!

8 : Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road

7: Status Quo – Live!

6: Motorhead – No Sleep Til Hammersmith

5: Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same

4: Genesis – Seconds Out

3: AC/DC – If You Want Blood

2: Rush – All The Worlds A Stage

1: UFO – Strangers In The Night

And there we have it. I know there are what might be considered essential albums that are omitted, but these are the ones that I have the most affection for, from that time when arguing about this sort of thing as a teenager was a great way to pass the time and a wonderful reason to listen to them all again.

Here is a compilation of tracks from the albums above in descending order:

Not necessarily from the albums mentioned, as they are a bit old, before youtube was even a twinkle in its creators eye, but closeish to when the albums were originally released.

Here’s what I thought about but didn’t include, let’s call them honourable mentions or something:

Judas Priest – Unleashed In The East
Rush – Exit Stage Left
Thin Lizzy – Live & Dangerous
Deep Purple – Made In Japan
Yes – Yessongs
Queen – Live Killers
Free – Live
Rainbow – On Stage

Your F***ing Sunny Day (Episode 18)

Sometimes you just need some classic rock, so here goes!

What’s in the bag? (97)


I only own one Motorhead album, and that’s it up there. I’ve always liked them though as they bridged a gap between Rock and Punk when I was listening to both. I did have ‘Bomber’ and ‘No Sleep ’till Hammersmith’ at one point but I’ve no idea what the hell happened to them, lost over the years I guess.

I can’t profess to playing this album very often but with the recent passing of Lemmy I pulled it out again and it brought back some memories, I was only 13 in 1980 when it was released and a bubbling mass of testosterone and teen angst, it was perfect for that!

Side A
No. Title Length
1. “Ace of Spades” 2:49
2. “Love Me Like a Reptile” 3:23
3. “Shoot You in the Back” 2:39
4. “Live to Win” 3:37
5. “Fast and Loose” 3:23
6. “(We Are) The Road Crew” 3:13
Side B
No. Title Length
7. “Fire, Fire” 2:44
8. “Jailbait” 3:33
9. “Dance” 2:38
10. “Bite the Bullet” 1:38
11. “The Chase Is Better Than the Catch” 4:18
12. “The Hammer” 2:48

There’s a good ‘Classic Albums’ documentary about this album so rather than me bleat on about it, I recommend watching the video below, and the album is further below from Spotify:


Goodbye Lemmy

Download Festival Day 3
DONINGTON, ENGLAND – JUNE 12: Lemmy Kilminster of Motorhead performs on stage on June 12th, 2005 at day three of the Download Festival, in Donington Park England. (Photo by Dave Etheridge-Barnes/Getty Images)

A video Playlist:

Great Documentary on Lemmy Kilminster:

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