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On Tour And On Stage: 9 Lives (+9, +9 More). MD‘s editors just can’t keep a list of their favorite albums short–even in service of a can’t-resist pun. Twenty-seven live albums you gotta have.

The classic live album can cement a drummer’s reputation, boost a band’s career–even define a musical style. We planned to give you nine classics of the genre, but we had so much fun we couldn’t stop there…

1. Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street (Max Roach)
2. Miles Davis Four And More (Tony Williams)
3. John Coltrane Live At The Village Vanguard (Elvin Jones)
4. The Who Live At Leeds (Keith Moon)
5. James Brown Sex Machine Live (Clyde Stubblefield, John “Jabo” Starks, Melvin Parker)
6. Emerson Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Ladies And Gentlemen (Carl Palmer)
7. Bob Marley Babylon By Bus (Carlton Barrett)
8. Led Zeppelin How The West Was Won (John Bonham)
9. Deep Purple Made In Japan (Ian Paice)

Second Set

10. Keith Jarrett Standards Live (Jack DeJohnette)
11. The Grateful Dead Europe ’72 (Bill Kreutzmann)
12. Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West (Bernard Purdie)
13. Frank Zappa Roxy And Elsewhere (Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson)
14. Band Of Gypsys Band Of Gypsys (Buddy Miles)
15. Little Feat Waiting For Columbus (Richie Hayward)
16. Rush Exit…Stage Left (Neil Peart)
17. John Mayer Try! (Steve Jordan)
18. Slipknot 9.0: Live (Joey Jordison)

Please Exit The Building

19. Tower Of Power Live And In Living Color (David Garibaldi)
20. Grand Funk Railroad Caught In The Act (Don Brewer)
21. Bob Dylan/The Band Before The Flood (Levon Helm)
22. The Ramones It’s Alive (Marky Ramone)
23. Wilco Kicking Television (Glenn Kotche)
24. Miles Davis Live Around The World (Ricky Wellman)
25. P-Funk All-Stars Live At The Beverly Theater In Hollywood (Dennis Chambers)
26. Jeff Beck Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s (Vinnie Colaiuta)
27. Ween Live At Stubb’s 7/2000 (Claude Coleman Jr.)