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4.6 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings
Beefwellington III ,

TLG At Their Best. A Great Live Album.

Rock and Roll Band is a fantastic album and a great introduction to TLG’s live show. The album is almost like a live Greatest Hits album that is comprised of many of the bands most important songs, many of which can’t be found on any of their previous albums.

The band is at the top of their game in this album, with Josh and Trevor (guitar and keys respectively) delivering glorious solos, and striking vocals, which as any leafhead knows is par for the course at any Tea Leaf Green show. Though the sound quality isn’t on the level of great live albums like Europe ’72, its still pretty good and very accessible for those who aren’t yet fans.

Also, The DVD companion to this album (of the same name) is as good if not better than the album and will give you the best idea of what a great live band TLG is, if you haven’t yet seen them in concert. But be warned, if you see this movie you will get hooked on TLG and see them in concert repeatedly!

If you wan’t to learn more about TLG check out my review of their album Taught To Be Proud or go to tealeafgreen.com. They are the future of the jam band scene so get with it and buy this album!

Bottom line: Buy this album and dig TLG!

sammy p ,

Kind Leaf

Check out "Franz Hanzerbeaker" and "One Reason," among other tracks, to put a pure smile on your face! This compilation is aptly titled. Its direct simplicity--just a "Rock-N-Roll Band"--masks an astonishing depth of tight grooves and sweet hippie hooks. Of course you can hear a little Jerry in the vocals, shades of WP in the jamming, and the Allmans in the deep textures of the songs. But it is refined quite nicely into something distinct, albeit pleasantly familiar. Just as Kind Leaf should be--bright & green, sticky & sweet!

PeaceTrain ,

Tea Leaf Green: Sensational

Out of the modern Jam Bands, Tea Leaf Green is one of the best, only in competition with The String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Moe., and Umphrey's McGee (Not to say that some of the other modern Jam Bands are not good like The Disco Biscuits, but these bands truely possess a feel of old Jam Bands). Obviously, every Jam Band is measured by their Live Performances, which Tea Leaf Green handles smoothly. This is already one of my favorite Live Albums behind Europe '72 (The Grateful Dead), Yessongs (Yes), and Live At The BB King Blues Club (The Yardbirds). I suggest all those albums as well if you enjoy this album. I've owned this for a few weeks now and have listened probably a half dozen times and it is still wonderful. The drumming is great, really taking you on an adventure. The guitar sets the mood and there are some great solos. The lyrics are great and they could not be sung better then on this album. The keyboard ties everything together creating an unbelievable Live album and likely the best Live album of the 21st century. Enjoy.

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