The Rolling Stones - Love You Live appreciation thread!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by stax o' wax, May 17, 2019.

  1. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The West
    I don't care what anyone sez about this live album.....I love it!!!
    From it's awesome cover art, to the incredible side 3 "El Macambo Side" (blues cover heaven!).
    To the whole funky mid 70's feel of this's awesome.

    Express you love and thoughts here Stones fans.

  2. 2141

    2141 Forum Resident

    Great choice! Side 3 is my fave as well. Love this song and all the banter at the end! Super fun times.
  3. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I really do love the cover!

    I’m only lukewarm on the album though. The El Mocambo side is great but the rest is pretty up and down for me. I need to revisit though... haven’t played it all the way through in a very long while.
  4. Complier

    Complier Forum Resident

    Harrisburg, PA
    My second favorite live Stones album.

    Keith is completely straight.
  5. 2141

    2141 Forum Resident

    The other sides of this album are like listening to the Stones at their most drugged out and debauched. It's almost a parody, but still super cool in its own way. Ahh the 70s!
  6. stoneknuckle

    stoneknuckle Forum Resident

    reading pa usa
    Best version of IORR ever. I've said it before, but it sounds sonically so different than the other arena tracks. Much more intimate and dry, like it could have been from Macambo.
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  7. vcpj

    vcpj Gomper

    birmingham, al
    In his DIARIES Warhol said Mick "ruined" the cover by scrawling over the artwork with a magic marker.

    Bill Wyman got a "dancing" credit!
  8. vcpj

    vcpj Gomper

    birmingham, al
    I hope the Paris shows that were filmed will constitute a future Vault release.
  9. breakingglass

    breakingglass Forum Resident

    Great guitar interplay on headphones on Love You Live. Recommended.
  10. mooseman

    mooseman Forum Resident

    I'm more of a Get Your Ya Ya's Out and 1971 ,72 tour fan but I do like some of this album. My favorite tracks, Fingerprint File. Star Star, Side 3 and 4.
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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  11. Son of Ziggy

    Son of Ziggy Forum Resident

    I’ve actually never listened to it. The only Stones album I haven’t got.
  12. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    Just listened to it this week. Love the sludge the 75 band sounds like compared to knife thrubyour gut 73 band
    Would love a vault release of 76 Paris or Knebworth. Video of both fits their mo.
  13. dkmonroe

    dkmonroe A completely self-taught idiot

    It's definitely underrated. A neglected gem from the twilight of the Stones' legendary years. It all started to get cleaned up and professional after this. Started, anyway.
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  14. CDFanatic

    CDFanatic Well-Known Member

    Vancouver Island
    I like this one. Hints of superstar decadence, but still dangerous. Love the El Macambo side. I would buy an official release of the complete El Macambo recordings.
  15. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Forum Resident

    It was maybe the 2nd or 3rd Stones cassette I bought, so I didn't have much of a yardstick. I love the French-language intro/crunchy Honky Tonky Women intro. There's a lot of funk - and even a medley, which I'm glad they haven't stooped to in recent history. Fingerprint File is killer, Sympathy too. "JaJaFlash" is a bit of a mess. Not a fan of the cover, tbh.
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  16. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Andy Warhol excelled again.
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  17. enro99

    enro99 Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    Awesome vibe throughout, and the El Mocambo side is gold. Wish they'd release that entire show!
  18. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The West
    It's so revealing to me that the part of this album that shines so brightly is side 3... when the band is back in a club playing the songs that they fell in love with in the first place.
    And you can feel the band has contact with the club audience, Mick's banter is awesome.
    That's what rock and roll is all about.
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  19. fmfxray373

    fmfxray373 Forum Resident

    san diego
    Sorry always been sort of lackluster for me...just couldn't live up to YaYa's.
    The Vault series and Texas Girls makes this even more superfluous.

    I only got into side three and Tumblin' Dice.

    Mick not finishing the consonants didn't help either.
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  20. leeroy jenkins

    leeroy jenkins Forum Resident

    The United States
    This was my first Rolling Stones album. I've always thought it was great.
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  21. 2141

    2141 Forum Resident

    Yeah, listen to Mick mouth the words during JJF. OMG it's hilarious! Of course you can't understand a word, so if you don't already know the lyrics (and happen to care), this is not the version for you. But man, it's all so 70s great, and probably even better if you happen to be coked up, or just choose your medicine. :agree:
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  22. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

    The El Mocambo side is the bomb here as the band return to a 63' size venue & get their legs stroked while playing.
    (I had to visit the venue when in Toronto & checkout the upstairs stage and room they used though slightly odd not to see any photos or a plaque in place.)
    The greatest performance here is certainly Crackin' Up.
    Of the other sides I also love You Can't Always Get What You Want & You Got To Move especially.
    Brown Sugar has a cool archetypal Woody solo & Sympathy For The Devil is interesting with Ollie Brown's added percussion.
    Some of the Stones metallic chordal attack is lost amidst the in vogue phaser pedals but hey it gives it that mid 70's flavour.
    Worst moment is the side one medley which perhaps should be put up into a cloud.
    Interesting to learn here first that the groove, verve and attitude of the It's Only Rock 'n' Roll studio cut would very rarely ever work live (Maybe in part as a different rhythm section?)
    Here a bit pedestrian but it is the Stones so I like it yes I do.

    I have the following original 2 LP 1977' vinyl copies of Love You Live:

    Japanese (White Label Promo)

    Plus the USA Promo only 7" E.P.
    & a reissued slimline CD.

    Unofficially I have 3 double CD sets from various Paris shows in 76' a 75' Toronto LP an El Mocambo 77' CD & seperate LP & a factory produced double DVD of Paris 76'.
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  23. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I like this side also, even though it is heavily overdubbed.

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