Yes, my Asian aroma therapist and plumbing supply salesperson Fah Lo Suee and I will heading down south to Mar-a-Lago, where we will spend the weekend lurking in the bushes of the Former Guy's golf course, emerging from time to time to deposit raw sewage into every hole. In the immortal words of Edith Prickley -- could be a hot one!
But in the meantime, here's an interesting project to help you wile away the idle hours till our return.
BEST LIVE ROCK (OR ROCK-RELATED GENRE) ALBUM EVER!!!
No arbitrary rules whatsoever, you're welcome very much, but I will say that if you nominate anything by The Allman Brothers or The Grateful Dead I will come to your house and slap you silly with a rancid mackerel.
And my totally top of my head Top Seven is:
7. The MC5 -- Kick Out the Jams
It is one of the great regrets of my adult life that I never saw these guys perform. I did, however, meet lead guitarist Wayne Kramer once, and he was very cool.
6. The Rolling Stones -- Got Live If You Want It
The brilliant 1965 EP, not the fairly crappy 1966 LP of the same name.
5. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes -- Jukes Live at the Bottom Line
A 1976 promo album recorded on a night when they were the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world. Hey, it happens.
4. The Yardbirds -- Live at the Anderson Theater
The Anderson Theater sat about 2000, and as I have mentioned on previous occasions, approximately 50,000 people now claim to have attended this show. For what it's worth, I actually was there, as was a certain Shady Dame of my acquaintance, although we didn't know each other at the time.
3. The Who -- Live at Leeds
It doesn't get any better, obviously.
2. Richard Thompson -- Small Town Romance
Apparently Thompson doesn't like this one -- parts of which were recorded at the old Folk City, with yours truly in a ringside seat -- but I think it's fabulous. Hey -- it's Richard Thompson!!!
And the number one, it's not even close, aural document of a great rock performance in front of an audience, obviously is...
1. The Floor Models -- Floor by Four: Live at JPs in 1982
C'mon -- you didn't see that coming?
Alrighty, then -- what would YOUR choices be?
And have a great weekend, everybody!!!