Saturday, September 27, 2014

Led Zeppelin - 1975-03-14 - San Diego

Led Zeppelin
Sports Arena
San Diego, CA

01. Rock and Roll
02. Sick Again
03. Over The Hills and Far Away
04. In My Time of Dying
05. The Song Remains The Same
06. The Rain Song
07. Kashmir
08. No Quarter
09. Trampled Under Foot
10. Moby Dick
11. Dazed and Confused
12. Stairway to Heaven
13. Heartbreaker

Soundboard Recording
"Conspiracy Theory" Empress Valley

In some points the band reaching a peak of their playing, in other they are just average and rather sloopy. The hardest accent belongs to the opening numbers, after that the band seems to be a bit tired and that caused of lack of soarning during improvisation sections in No Quarter and Dazed And Confused.

Bonzo fires off a series of machine gun snare blasts as Page shreds erratically through the guitar solo during Over the Hills and Far Away. The song's outro includes a brief reference to White Summer. Plant's voice is surprisingly strong during a blistering In My Time of Dying, one of the best thus far. As the song ends, Plant tells the crowd "this has the makings of bein' a very good, hot concert... the two constituents that make things a real trip are you and us, so this is our turn to give you a good buzz."

Jones's Mellotron begins to act up toward the end of The Rain Song. No Quarter is introduced as a song "for the Conquistadors." The instrumental section is an epic marathon. The guitar solo gets off to an uneven start, but the band finishes strong with Bonzo in particular delivering a standout performance. Page's fingers become entangled in the strings during the guitar solo in Trampled Underfoot. Bonzo is introduced as "one of the finest trombone players that America's ever known" as Page fiddles with some White Summer licks before Moby Dick.

Plant tells the crowd "the whole impetuous [sic] of the group was formed around the fact that we could pull off a tune like the one we're gonna give you now" prior to Dazed and Confused. The Woodstock interlude is hauntingly beautiful. Page's fingers are a bit sticky during the erratic guitar solo/workout section. The climax is reached during the frantic outro jam. Stairway to Heaven features excellent interplay between Page and Bonzo during the guitar solo. Plant, Bonzo, and Jones improvise a brief funky interlude during the guitar solo section in Heartbreaker when Page disappears momentarily. As the band leaves the stage, Plant announces "it's been a fantastic evening, even the security have enjoyed it!" A somewhat uneven performance with a few moments of inspiration.

1 comment:

Zen Archer said...