Top 5 most disappointing live hard rock/metal albums
I'll list this as most disappointing rather than worst because this way I pick bands that I normally like, but they fell short on these live albums. Here they are and feel free to add your list too.
1-Iron Maiden-A real live one
Oh,dear. How could a live Maiden album go so wrong? Have most of the songs being from two not so good albums, have so-so production and some surprisingly less than stellar performances and you have the recipe for a truly underwhelming live album
So they wait until touring for the wretched Turbo album to release another live album. There are good songs on it, but plenty of just okay ones too. Why couldn't they have done a live album for either of the previous two tours instead of doing it for one of their weakest albums?
3-Guns -n- Roses-Live era 87-93
Okay, G-N-R were not always known for consistently good live shows, but if you are doing a live album where you pull songs from different shows then why would you choose some very bland performances?
4-Rush-A show of hands
Okay, it's still Rush. However it's Rush in their poppy period which just didn't do it for me. I just sighed and went back to their 70's material.
5-Alice Cooper-Alice Cooper show
The first live Alice Cooper album was recorded toward the start of a down period in his studio. So we get some limp tracks plus the selections from the 71-74 period lack punch with this line-up playing them live.
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