Wilco's Jeff Tweedy compiles his list of essential live albums and puts Neil Young's "Live Rust" as #1 in the December issue of HARP Magazine.
Tweedy says of Neil Young's "Live Rust":
"There's not that much Neil Young that I'm not into. But "Powderfinger" on this — he's on fire.
The film was pretty miserable, but, man, the music is in its own place. I just saw him at Farm Aid. He did "Southern Man" with the Fisk University gospel choir. It was a fucking perfect performance of a classic song, and maybe my favorite moment ever of seeing live music.
There was a lot of shit going on, things that seemed to fuel his anger. And an angry Neil Young, that's pretty unbeatable. That's kind of what that "Powderfinger" sounds like to me.
He's invested himself in some of the fury of it."
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Here's Tweedy's full list:
1. Neil Young - Live Rust
2. Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Fillmore East
3. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
4. Albert Ayler - The Complete Live in Greenwich Village
5. Richard Pryor - Wanted: Richard Pryor Live in Concert
6. Miles Davis Quintet - The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel
7. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
8. James Brown - Live at the Apollo Vol. II
9. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
10. Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. IV: The Royal Albert Hall Concert