Selling millions of copies, Throwing Copper is not only Live's most popular album, but also by far their best. The popular singles Selling the Drama, I Alone, Lightning Crashes and All Over You, all having become essential 90's staples, are among the record's best moments, but careful listening to the entire thing will reveal a great find of hidden gems. Especially The Dam at Otter Creek, an unusually dark song for the group, the epic Pillar of Davidson and closer White, Discussion count among Live's very finest. Sadly enough, the sudden success of Throwing Copper brought the band so much mainstream attention that it eventually became their downfall, failing to live up to the reputation of this peak moment.
Live. Interesting name...interesting band. A band that come out of the post grunge genre that deliveres one heck of a blow with their album "Throwing Copper". After listening to "Throwing Copper" you can not help but push play one more time. With classics like "Lightning Crashes" and "I Alone" to the hidden gems- "The Dam At Otter Creek" and "Iris", this album proves to be Live's best, and one of my personal favorites. Live hit the nail on the head with this album-Classic Album-5.
Regular radio rock rarely excites me but Live is something different. Their form has been inconsistent over the years but Throwing Copper has always been a classic. The songs aren't just your typical 3 and half minute radio friendly singles. They are well written, thoughtful and moving songs and will certainly stand the test of time.