I'm not just asking about Springsteen bootlegs. Myself, I've only listened to a Bruce boot a handful of times since 2016 and I've whittled my once room-filling collection down to less than thirty essentials (including studio boots) in digital format. Between the Archive Series and the 2016/17 shows, I have more than enough live Bruce in great sound quality to keep me busy. Even the High Hopes shows, though I don't listen to them often, sound better than most boots. I do still listen to boots of other artists though.
This morning, a much-needed day off, I'm having a long wake and bake with Beaver Brown live at JC's, 1983. Good east coast rock and roll.
One more and maybe I'll move on to someone else. Petty is one of those that I can get stuck into pretty easily.
I know that the Live Anthology, while not a bootleg, is one of my all time favourite live sets. Up there with Live '75 - '85... Possibly even better (gasp!)
Still having a Pettyfest.
My favorite Tom Petty bootleg.
It's like a full-force gale...
Two, maybe three times a year I go on a hardcore Seger jag. I'm always glad when I do.
Just got this today. Tremendous set. Three FM broadcast shows from 74, 80 and 83. Vintage Seger. I had the 74 show, but the other two are first listens tonight.
These studio quality, full-band demos play really well as an album; a lost Steinman album better than either Bat Out Of Hell III or Braver Than We Are.
Just looking at that set list, 11 tracks??
One of them the piped intro?
I'm sure it must've been longer than that, though I defo recall "Gimme Shelter" as the finisher.
Ah,that's the fella.
I wish I'd kept all my old gig tickets (and match tickets as well).
The thing about gigs at The Capitol, it was owned by The (famously parsimonious) Donald family, erstwhile owners of the Dons also.
Tickets for gigs there were the same size and texture as corporation bus tickets, not really collectable.
@MagicRatAFC I think this must have been your show.
and this was mine
I haven't listened to these Meat Loaf 77/78 shows in a while. I forgot how intense they were.
I think I'll stick with these guys all day long. They're so damned good.
One of those bands that if you only know the radio hits, you don't know much. As always with LRB, I speak only of the 1975-88 line-up, not the American posers currently known as Little River Bland).