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.
Holy shit is this a great performance. 1970 was Led Zeppelin hitting peak swagger wherein the walk was walked, along with talking the talk. They sound completely at ease, and effortlessly soar in that rarefied air reserved for the best. That place where they make it look easy. Ali, Miles Davis, Michael Jordan… they were the high water mark for their genre, as is Led Zeppelin, and this is why.
I got this show in excellent audience and soundboard quality (great stereo too) from Guitars101, so if you want the show for yourself, head on over and grab it. It’s a JRK remaster of the existing audience and soundboards called Intimidating Divinity. It’s peak Zeppelin before Stairway made them gods.
The connection with the audience is palpable, and the band plays like their cruising in the back of a sweet convertible on a sunny afternoon. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.