Saturday, March 12, 2011
Boss of the live acts
Rolling Stone asked its readers to pick their favorite live acts and we can't argue with the top of their list. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were runaway winners -- not surprising to anyone who has seen the Boss in action -- and the Rolling Stones finished second. That's a heckuva 1-2 punch.
We regret we never saw Who, Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin in concert, but the footage we've seen of their shows supports their positions at 3-4-5. Here's the Top 10:
1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2. Rolling Stones
4. Pink Floyd
5. Led Zeppelin
8. Pearl Jam
9. Grateful Dead
It's a shame video can't adequately capture the electricity and raw emotions of a live Springsteen show. You just gotta be there... meanwhile, anybody for the Allman Brothers? The Ramones? Talking Heads?