May 22, 2010

Live at Leeds: a national landmark album

It's not often that a rock show is commemorated with a plaque. In 1970 The Who taped two in February 14 (Leeds) and 15th (Hull). The latter was supposedly the best show, but the recordings were fucked (no bass on some of the tracks). Live at Leeds is now widely regarded as one of the best live albums ever.

The album's reputation has become so lofty that the venue at which it was recorded, the University of Leeds refectory, has been named a national landmark in the UK, commemorated with a blue plaque.


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