Rodriguez Rocks: Live In Australia

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SKU: 322974 Product ID: 847409


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    Sixto Rodriguez, the legendary icon responsible for ageless classics such as "Sugar Man," "I Wonder" and "Climb up on My Music," is set to release a new live album comprised of recordings taken from his wildly successful 2014 tour of Australia.

    The legendary self-taught guitarist's love affair with Australia is well documented, and 'Rodriguez Rocks: Live In Australia' perfectly captures the chemistry that the platinum selling artist shares with his fans down under.

    'Rodriguez Rocks: Live In Australia' provides a glimpse into the electric atmosphere that followed Rodriguez' tour around Australia in 2014. The album features Rodriguez originals that have etched themselves rock 'n' roll history, as well as a few cover tunes that the Detroit, Michigan singer-songwriter indeed makes his own.

    Opening up proceedings with perennial favourite "Climb up on My Music" off his 1971 studio album 'Coming from Reality,' Rodriguez takes a walk through a back catalogue that made him a legend. "Street Boy," which was originally released on Rodriguez' first Australian live album, 1981's 'Alive,' makes an appearance, while his cover of Jefferson Airplane's counterculture classic "Somebody To Love" is a shining example of the all-encompassing nature of Rodriguez' music taste.

    The final tune on the album is also taken from the pen of another music legend, with Frank Sinatra's "Learnin' the Blues" getting the Sixto Rodriguez treatment to a tee.


    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - RODRIGUEZ

    Label - Inertia

    Music Genre - Singer/Songwriter / Folk / Rock

    Music Genre Primary - Folk

Track Listing


  1. Climb Up On My Music (Recorded At Palais Theatre, Melbourne)
  2. I Wonder (Recorded At Palais Theatre, Melbourne)
  3. Sugar Man (Recorded At Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
  4. Rich Folks Hoax (Recorded At Palais Theatre, Melbourne)
  5. Inner City Blues (Recorded At Plenary, Melbourne)
  6. Street Boy (Recorded At Brisbane Convention And Entertainment Centre)
  7. I'm Gonna Live Til I Die (Recorded At State Theatre, Sydney)
  8. Just One Of Those Things (Recorded At Adelaide Entertainment Centre)
  9. Somebody To Love (Recorded At State Theatre, Sydney)
  10. Learnin' The Blues (Recorded At Plenary, Melbourne)


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Live Rodriguez album I purchased Rodriguez Rocks: Live in Australia to review for my second book on the Sugar Man.The CD was better than I expected with four great covers and new renditions of six tunes familiar to myself. The service from JB Hi-Fi was professional, quick and I loved the look of the album. What intrigued me was the album had only three musicians backing Rodriguez but the mastering of the tracks and the use of live audience reaction was a plus as you felt like you were in concert.\. Don't miss this CD, the Sugar Man has still got it.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great album by the great man Probably the only bad thing about this album is that it is quite short although that is a common feature of all Rodriguez’s works. Still, this is a self- released album with tracks taken during his 2016 tour. It’s a shame he had to cancel the 2019 tour, but this will provide some idea of what we all missed out on. Well recorded, and contains different-enough versions to be worthwhile to a Rodriguez collector.
Date published: 2019-05-17
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