Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Led Zeppelin - 1980-06-29 - Zurich

Led Zeppelin

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 / Black Mountainside
12. Kashmir
13. Stairway to Heaven
14. Rock and Roll
15. Heartbreaker

After the disaster in Nuremberg two days prior, the band is back with a vengeance, pummeling the crowd with the thunderous one-two punch of Train Kept a Rollin' and Nobody's Fault But Mine. Unfortunately, the momentum is interrupted when Bonzo and Jones forget the entrance of the guitar solo during the latter, causing Page's playing to suffer slightly from the confusion. Plant asks the crowd "anybody remember Montreux?" following Black Dog, joking "showin' your age, kids." The Rain Song is introduced as "a slow one that's got nothin' to do with being silly." Page shreds wildly through a blistering guitar solo near the end of Trampled Underfoot. Since I've Been Loving You is a bit subdued, with a few short bursts of inspiration during the guitar solo.

The band hammers through an urgent Achilles Last Stand. Kashmir is a disaster. The band completely loses track of one another early in the song, resulting in several bars of absolute confusion before they finally manage to get back on track. As the song ends, Plant announces "if anybody's bootleggin' that, you'll have to scratch that number cause it wasn't completely correct." The crowd erupts as Rock and Roll crashes into motion. The band closes the show with what will prove to be the final performance of Heartbreaker. Page delivers an instrumental history lesson during the a cappella solo, blazing through brief vignettes of nearly every theme and variation that has appeared in the piece over the years. An outstanding performance. As the band leaves the stage, Plant announces "thank you for being great... see you again one day."

1 comment:

Zen Archer said...