L7- Live: Omaha to Osaka CD. Until late 1998, bootlegs were the only place that L7 fans could go if they wanted to hear live recordings by the band. L7 wasn't bootlegged as extensively as Hole, but the alternative rockers certainly weren't ignored by them either. The first live L7 album that wasn't a bootleg came in December, 1998, when Man's Ruin put out ‘Live: Omaha to Osaka’. This excellent CD was recorded at clubs in Omaha, NE and Osaka, Japan and gets off to an amusing start when a high school marching band from Omaha performs a medley of L7 favorites. The high schoolers provide a good laugh, but the real fun comes when L7 takes the stage and tears into such punk-meets-metal gems like "Bad Things," "Death Wish," "Non-Existent Patricia" and "Slide." After a gutsy version of "Shitlist," the CD takes us to Osaka for five songs including "Fast And Frightening," "Andres" and the goofy "Loranza, Giada, Allesandra." The sound quality is equally as sharp as on the Omaha recordings and L7 sound equally as frantic in Japan. It’s apprent that the band took the right steps to capture the right sound and evironment that’s needed to document an L7 show and it’s nice to finally hear a live L7 album that isn’t a crappy sounding bootleg. 16 tracks in all.