In the thread about Coldplay and X and Y we were talking about live bands and that made me thinking. I really love live music..as a matter of fact i love live albums and DVD's...so why not start about live music???? The best concert i've ever seen was a surprise concert of Prince in a Brussels gay club (yes, yes...)called "Le garage". This was somewhere in the begeinning of the nineties and by then it was known that after his concerts Prince ended up in that gay club. With a couple of friends we missed the sold out concert but took the gamble and went to the gay club...Prince did a second concert there and it was great, i have seen hunderds of gigs (as a student i worked in Brussels' biggest concert hall) but this one was easily the best. He and the band played more than four hours and they were magic...at the end i was exhausted but it was divine music... A couple of great live albums: Rock of Ages: The Band The Last Waltz: The Band & guests. Chicken Skin Revue: Ry Cooder the first live album of Van Morrison Waiting for Columbus: Litle Feat (very, very underestimated band) solo live album by John Cale (can't remember the title) Stop Making Sense: the Talking Heads (fantastic film too). Elvis Costelle - Steve Nieve live box i must have forgotten to mention dozens of others... Recently: the Kraftwerk live album (Minimum - Maximum ???). I would like a live album by The Walkabouts (great band with great new album Acetylene). The best Seattle band ever (because they never were a Grunge band).