43 Albums for the 43 Days Until the Election to Make America Cosmic Again and Unfuck Your Mind (Musically)
#15 Waylon Jennings Waylon Live
Released at the apex of the Outlaw movement, Waylon Live more than lived up to the hype that was heaped on Waylon, Willie and company. If there was any doubt that the Outlaws could challenge their rock contemporaries in terms of urgency and electricity, the first note from Waylon's Telecaster on this recording dispelled those notions immediately. The performances stomp and crackle throughout, with Willie Nelson's "Me and Paul," Waylon's own "Bob Wills Is Still The King," and Kris Kristofferson's "The Taker" leading the stampede. This is as far as it gets from doing two dinner shows a night at a casino resort. The crowd is loud and thirsty--and so is the band. Waylon made a lot of great albums--and a couple as good as Waylon Live--but he never made a better record.