Here it is. What is arguably the best performance of Dazed and Confused ever. The Europe 1973 Led Zeppelin tour was indisputably the musical high point of the band’s career. They were operating at peak efficiency, intensity, and ability. Except for Robert whose voice had lost the amazing range and volume of the early days.
Any show from this tour is a gem, and any Dazed and Confused from this tour is a contender for best. I chose this one based on feedback from fans on Twitter. It’s a great recording (Winston Remastered) and it’s fiercely intense.
Jimmy’s playing is the best it’s ever been. It’s like he’s in 4K HD (or IMAX) rather than 1080p. There are layers upon layers of genius. He sticks the landing on everything he attempts, and Bonzo is borderline thrash metal drumming in parts.
Hola! I had more from this show that I wanted you to hear, so I did a part two. Also, I added a treat from 2/13/75 (the night before) which is Ronnie Wood joining Led Zeppelin for a sizzling Communication Breakdown.
I talk about the Led Zeppelin concert from February 14, 1975 Uniondale NY, about the release of Physical Graffiti, and play 3 songs from the excellent soundboard recording of this show. Graeme’s remaster specifically. I play Trampled Underfoot, Over The Hills And Far Away, and The Rain Song (my favorite version). I talk a lot too, some funny stuff.
This is a great fucking show. Excellent mono soundboard recording. Would you like the whole show? Too bad. You are unworthy. Hang your head in shame.
OMG I hate the newer WordPress. I am old. I have been using WordPress since 2007. I knew how to do everything I needed to, and I took a year long hiatus (I was looking for my keys) and when I come back, WordPress has changed so much, I don’t understand a goddamn thing anymore.
It’s disconcerting to realize that you’re ageing past the target audience for things. I don’t give a shit about any movies, most new music, tv shows, etc. I am curmudgeonly.
Anyway, Mitch Hedberg was a brilliant comedian, who died too soon. Comedians tend to be broken people and Mitch had demons which took him out, but not before he said some really funny shit.
I love his cadence, his delivery, and his voice. He’s a like a stoner Steven Wright. Enjoy this gig from a year before his death. Drugs. Unfortunate as he was a genius.
On August 20, 1990 Aerosmith played a gig at the legendary Marquee Club, two days after headlining the Castle Donnington Festival. This intimate performance, in a small club in front of hundreds of people, features Jimmy Page jamming with the band. Good Stuff.
We listen to three songs from this performance, I Ain’t Got You (blues jam), Think About It (Jimmy era Yardbirds tune), and Immigrant Song, in excellent soundboard stereo. Fun fact: Steven Tyler did not know the words to Immigrant Song.
There’s a a nice video of this gig featuring most (there are cuts) of the show (with Jimmy Page), as well as a nice video of the rehearsal too. Behold!
I know. I suck. I’m getting better though. I am going to be doing this sparse, lackluster posts until I get caught up. Then I hope to be able to keep up with the episodes in real time, and go back to adding additional content/context.
Patrice O’Neal recorded this set six months before he died. It is top shelf humor, which is neither politically correct or buffered in any way. This set was officially released (something I didn’t know until I started writing this) as Mr. P. Buy it if you like it.