7. Kiss - 'Alive!'
Kiss earned a loyal audience in the first three years of their career by constant touring. Anybody that saw their bombastic stage show instantly converted into a fan. The problem was the songs sounded relatively flat on record and they couldn't get much traction at radio or in stores. The obvious solution was a live album. The group taped a bunch of shows on their 1975 tour, though they later went back into the studio and overdubbed most everything but the drums. The finished product still managed to convey the primal power of a Kiss concert and the album was a huge hit. It brought the band into arenas and it hasn't looked back since.