Saturday, September 27, 2014

Led Zeppelin - 1975-01-12 - Brussel

Led Zeppelin
Voorst Nationaal

01 Rock And Roll
02 Sick Again
03 Over The Hills And Far Away
04 When The Levee Breaks
05 The Song Remains The Same
06 The Rain Song
07 Kashmir
08 The Wanton Song
09 No Quarter
10 Trampled Underfoot
11 In My Time Of Dying
12 Stairway To Heaven
13 Whole Lotta Love
14 Black Dog
15 Communication Breakdown.

warm-up show for the US tour and a very experimental and minimal set. This is the complete show, no marathons or improvisations, just the first live performances of the new Physical Graffiti songs. When The Levee Breaks is played live for the first time and sounds actually very good and interesting, and The Wanton Song rocks! The show has some good points, but is an average Zeppelin show that is enjoyable, but nowhere near the nirvana they would reach at the end of the forthcoming tour.

The first recording from 1975 and the band's second show in nearly eighteen months. The crowd erupts as Rock and Roll crashes into motion. The finale is immediately followed by the explosive opening chords of the first appearance of Sick Again. Following Over the Hills and Far Away, Plant tells the crowd "among the new numbers are some old numbers we never really attempted before... this is one we really always enjoyed and finally got 'round to playing" before the first rare appearance of When the Levee Breaks. Bonzo's thunderous intro echoes through the arena. Plant's initial harmonica outburst threatens to destroy the taper's equipment. Page's slide work seems slightly out of tune throughout, a somewhat shaky first attempt.

Page has recently broken one of the fingers on his left hand, forcing him to adopt a three-fingered playing style with varying results, as heard during a lackluster The Song Remains the Same. The Rain Song is followed by the first appearance of Kashmir. After a cut in the tape, Plant introduces the first rare appearance of The Wanton Song as "another song of lust." Page butchers the guitar solo. The crowd begins to clap rhythmically during the final verse of an uneven No Quarter. The band hammers through the first appearance of Trampled Underfoot.

The new songs are met with approval from the excited crowd. Despite a few missteps, the band tears through the first appearance of In My Time of Dying. Stairway to Heaven is introduced as "a permanent favorite." Plant shreds his voice during the final verse. Whole Lotta Love has been reduced to a minute-long intro to Black Dog. Plant forgets the lyrics to the latter. Page's fingers become entangled in the strings during the guitar solo. The band closes the show with a terribly sloppy Communication Breakdown.


Zen Archer said...

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