Live

Also known as Līve

Profile of the performer Live: Members:

Chris Shinn - Vocals & Guitar

Chad Taylor - Guitar & Vocals

Patrick Dahlheimer - Bass

Chad Gracey - Drums



Live rose to success on the strength of its anthemic music and idealistic, overtly spiritual songwriting, two hallmarks that earned the group frequent comparisons to U2. The group's roots stretched back to the early '80s, when future members Chad Taylor (guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey (drums) began playing together under the name "First Aid" while attending middle school in York, Pennsylvania. After losing an area talent contest, they decided to enlist singer Ed Kowalczyk, and as a foursome the group played under a series of names before settling on Public Affection.



After earning a rabid local following, Public Affection released a cassette, 1989's The Death of a Dictionary, on their own Action Front label. Shows at CBGB's and other famed New York clubs followed, eventually earning them a demo deal with Giant Records which proved unsuccessful. The completed demo did earn them a deal with Radioactive, however, and before drawing their new name out of a hat, Live recruited Talking Head Jerry Harrison to produce their 1991 debut, Mental Jewelry. A collection of songs based on the writings of Indian philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti, the record made Live one of the key players in the post-Nirvana alternative music scene thanks to singles like "Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)" and "Pain Lies on the Riverside."



Three years later, Live returned with the muscular Throwing Copper, which lingered a number of months on the charts before pushing the group into the rock mainstream. After a series of popular singles like "Selling the Drama" and "I Alone," the album's slow build climaxed with the funereal "Lightning Crashes," which propelled the album to the top of the charts and paved the way for the subsequent hits "White, Discussion" and "All Over You." Secret Samadhi, the third Live LP, followed in early 1997, and while it failed to match the commercial success of Throwing Copper, it nevertheless sold over two million copies.



Released in 1999, The Distance to Here went platinum on the strength of "The Dolphin's Cry," which peaked at number two on the Mainstream Rock singles chart. The bandmates continued to refine their ambitious, spiritual sound over the next four years, with both 2001's V and 2003's Birds of Pray cracking the Billboard Top 30 as a result. However, the band's seventh studio effort, Songs from Black Mountain, effectively spelled the end of Live's popularity in 2006, with less than 100,000 copies sold in America. The album fared considerably better overseas, prompting Live to devote more time touring Europe during the decade's latter half.



In mid-2009, the band decided to go on hiatus. Kowalczyk recorded a solo album, Alive, while Taylor, Dahlheimer, and Gracey formed a new band, the Gracious Few, with Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy from Candlebox. (Their first album, The Gracious Few, appeared in 2010.) By that time, it was revealed that Kowalczyk had decided to exit the band, and legal squabbles ensued. In 2012, the original trio of Taylor, Dahlheimer, and Gracey had launched a new version of Live, recruiting vocalist Chris Shinn to be Kowalczyk's replacement.



Jason Ankeny & John Bush, Rovi

So in the Web you may find Live on the Web by this links:
  1. http://www.Freaks4LIVE.com
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_(band)
Video clips of Live:

Watch now Live's video clips! Click right here:

Full discography of Live:

Choose albums of full discography of Live

Click to title of release (album or single) to check out the track list of the release
Select page:
# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label of release
1 Live - Birds Of Pray Birds Of Pray 17 mp3, CD 2003 Radioactive
2 Live - Throwing Copper Throwing Copper 13 mp3, CD 1994-04-26 Radioactive
3 Live - Secret Samadhi Secret Samadhi 12 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
4 Live - The Distance To Here The Distance To Here 13 mp3, CD 1999-10-04 Radioactive
5 Freaks 2 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
6 Live - All Over You / Shit Towne All Over You / Shit Towne 2 mp3, CD 1995 Radioactive
7 Live - Mental Jewelry Mental Jewelry 12 mp3, CD 1991 Radioactive
8 Live - Selling The Drama Selling The Drama 3 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
9 Live - Lightning Crashes Lightning Crashes 3 mp3, CD 1996-01-02 Radioactive
10 Live - Lightning Crashes Lightning Crashes 3 mp3, CD 1996-01-02 Radioactive
11 Live - Lakini's Juice Lakini's Juice 3 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
12 Live - Lakini's Juice Lakini's Juice 3 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
13 Live - Throwing Copper Throwing Copper 13 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
14 We Deal In Dreams 2 mp3, CD 2004 Radioactive
15 Live - Secret Samadhi Secret Samadhi 12 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
16 Live - Freaks Freaks 3 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
17 Live - Throwing Copper Throwing Copper 14 mp3, CD 1994
18 Live - V V 15 mp3, CD 2001 Radioactive
19 Live - Throwing Copper Throwing Copper 18 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
20 Live - Secret Samadhi Secret Samadhi 17 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
21 Live - Freaks Freaks 3 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
22 Live - Freaks Freaks 4 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
23 Live - Selling The Drama Selling The Drama 3 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
24 Live - Run Away Run Away 2 mp3, CD 2003 Radioactive
25 Live - Lightning Crashes Lightning Crashes 3 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
26 Live - Lakini's Juice Lakini's Juice 2 mp3, CD 1997 Radioactive
27 Birds Of Pray 13 mp3, CD 2003 Radioactive
28 Live - Heaven Heaven 4 mp3, CD 2003 Radioactive
29 Live - Overcome Overcome 2 mp3, CD 2001 Radioactive
30 Live - Selling The Drama Selling The Drama 3 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
31 Live - Hit Videos Hit Videos 2 mp3, CD 1994 Radioactive
32 The Distance To Here 19 mp3, CD 1999 Radioactive
33 Live - The Dolphin's Cry The Dolphin's Cry 4 mp3, CD 1999
34 Live - Awake - The Best Of Awake - The Best Of 41 mp3, CD 2004 Radioactive
35 Live - The River The River 2 mp3, CD 2006-03-13 Epic
36 Live - The Dolphin's Cry The Dolphin's Cry 3 mp3, CD 1999
37 Live - Songs From Black Mountain Songs From Black Mountain 12 mp3, CD 2006 Epic
38 The Dolphin's Cry 2 mp3, CD 1999 Radioactive
39 Interactive CD-Rom 3 mp3, CD 2001 Radioactive
40 Live - White, Discussion (The Sam Sever Remix) White, Discussion (The Sam Sever Remix) 3 mp3, CD 1996 Radioactive
Select page:

Please lieve your comment about Live here:

Artist list All albums list All styles list
(C) 2014-2019 Copyrights are reserved by their owners.
The page does not contains any audio, text, video media material, protected by copyright law and does not contains any illegal MP3 content. If you want to get acquainted with the music, buy from authorized distributors. Play online without registration Live all albums in mp3 download a single file or separately.
Caution! All audio materials of Live are presented solely for information. After listening to the trial version, you must remove the file mp3 or buy the product from an authorized supplier.