Friday, September 26, 2014

Led Zeppelin - 1977-04-20 - Cincinnati

Led Zeppelin  
April 20th 1977
Riverfront Coliseum Coliseum   
Cincinnati, OH   

01 The Song Remains the Same
02 Sick Again
03 Nobody's Fault But Mine
04 In My Time of Dying
05 Since I've Been Loving You (cut)
06 The Battle of Evermore
07 White Summer
08 Kashmir
09 Moby Dick (cut)
10 Guitar Solo
11 Achilles Last Stand
12 Stairway To Heaven
13 Rock and Roll
14 Trampled Underfoot

This is all that exists from this show that remembered the worst incident in the band's whole career - due to rowdy audience a young boy was pushed from stadium's level straight into the street, where he was stuck by a car accidentally and died. Robert's voice is very powerful and Kashmir rocks really hard, and the entrance into it is explosive. Jimmy also plays the riff from Royal Orleans but unfortunately this is taken no further.

Page's sticky fingers start to loosen up during the second guitar solo in Sick Again. Plant announces "well, tonight we, uh... well, never mind what we're gonna do, we're just gonna do it" before an excellent Nobody's Fault But Mine. As the song ends, he pleads with the rowdy crowd to stand still. There is a cut in the tape just before the guitar solo during In My Time of Dying. Page and Plant hint at You Shook Me near the end of the song. All but the first ten seconds of Since I've Been Loving You, along with No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, and the majority of the acoustic set are missing from the tape.

The crowd erupts as Kashmir kicks in. Plant hints at Candy Store Rock before introducing Bonzo as "probably the most resounding drummer rock and roll has ever known" prior to Over the Top. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the drum solo is missing from the tape. Page plays a bit of The Star-Spangled Banner at the beginning of his experimental guitar solo prior to Achilles Last Stand. Plant announces "this is in memory of all good times" before Stairway to Heaven. The guitar solo features a series of violent breaks, punctuated by Bonzo's machine gun snare blasts. Plant rushes the verses during a somewhat sloppy Trampled Underfoot.

1 comment:

Zen Archer said...