Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Led Zeppelin - 1980-06-26 - Vienna

Led Zeppelin
June 26, 1980
Stadthalle
Vienna




01 Train Kept a Rollin'
02 Nobody's Fault But Mine
03 Black Dog
04 In the Evening
05 The Rain Song
06 Hot Dog
07 All My Love
08 Trampled Underfoot
09 Since I've Been Loving You
10 Achilles Last Stand
11 White Summer [cut short by firecrackers]
12 Kashmir
13 Stairway to Heaven
14 Rock and Roll
15 Whole Lotta Love



The crowd's anticipation builds to a frenzied peak as the band takes the stage before launching into a raucous Train Kept a Rollin'. Someone near the taper can be heard shouting "ooh la la la!" just before Nobody's Fault But Mine crashes into motion. Black Dog is once again introduced by Page as "schwarzhund." As the song ends, Plant tells the crowd "as it's been such a long time since we were here in Vienna, we forgot exactly how beautiful it was... so let's hope that the concert can match the beauty of the city maybe." Page tears through an abrasive guitar solo during In the Evening. As the song comes to a close, Plant announces "please do not push too much, cause there are people at the front who are a little less fortunate than you, so keep it nice and cool, yeah?" Page shreds frantically through a series of blistering guitar solos during an aggressive Trampled Underfoot.

Achilles Last Stand seems to have been dropped from the setlist tonight, instead heading straight into White Summer/Black Mountain Side. Unfortunately, Page is struck by a firecracker just over two and a half minutes into the song, causing him to stop playing and leave the stage. Following a long pause, Claude Nobs makes a long announcement in german before telling the crowd that the perpetrator "must show up here before the show goes on!... I cannot leave him in the audience, we want to talk to him!" Eventually, the band returns to the stage amidst chants of "sorry!" and launches directly into Kashmir. Page hints at Das Deutschlandlied before a riotous Rock and Roll crashes into motion. The crowd erupts as Page plays the opening chords of Whole Lotta Love. Bonzo seems bored as he plods through the theremin freakout. Page's fingers are like razor blades as he slashes and shreds through an erratic guitar solo during the Boogie Chillen' section. As the band leaves the stage, Plant announces "don't forget, preserve the dinosaur, goodnight."

1 comment:

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