5. Led Zeppelin - 'The Song Remains the Same'
Led Zeppelin were, without any question, one of the greatest live bands of all time. That was clear when they first began gigging as the New Yardbirds in 1968 and it was clear when they reunited in 2007 for a one-off show. They basically owned the 1970s, playing to enormous crowds everywhere they went and leaving audiences stunned. So it's pretty shocking that it never occurred to them to assemble a proper live album during their heyday. The closest they came was the soundtrack to their 1976 concert/fantasy movie The Song Remains The Same. It was taped at Madison Square Garden in 1973 at the tail end of an extremely long tour. The shows were good by most standards, but the band was worn out and definitely not playing at their best. Still, a weak Zeppelin concert is still pretty amazing and the album sold by the ton. In 2003, Jimmy Page finally sorted through old Zeppelin live tapes and assembled How the West Was Won. It's much better than The Song Remains the Same.