Page/Plant – Bizarre Festival Aug. 23, 1998

Ep. 265 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

On August 23, 1998 Jimmy Page and Robert Plant played on a “wet, miserable field” in the rain at the Bizzare Festival, in Cologne/Koln Germany. They were touring in support of Walking Into Clarksdale, which was produced/engineered by the late Steve Albini (RIP).

This is a fantastic, professionally broadcast, performance and all systems are go with Jimmy on fire,and Robert’s voice strong and in control. It’s brilliant. I play two songs off Clarksdale and then a very cool performance of Spoonful into a frenetic Whole Lotta Love.

I wrap it all up with a clip of Steve Albini talking about working with Jimmy and Robert, in an insightful, if irreverent, interview. Good stuff.

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Page/Plant New Orleans Oct 1, 1998 Pre-FM Source

Ep. 239 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear a scorching Page/Plant show, professionally recorded for broadcast on Westwood One) from October 1, 1998 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Everyone is on fire and Jimmy plays like a man possessed. I play Heartbreaker, Most High, and a blazing How Many More Times with Jimmy commanding his instrument like the virtuoso he is, esp when he and Robert go into a brilliant I Can’t Quit You, Baby in the middle, before jumping back into it. Really great stuff.

You can download this complete pre broadcast show right here (contains commercials and voiceover by JJ Jackson):

Page/Plant New Orleans 1998

Ep. 74 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This show was taken from an FM broadcast from New Orleans October 1, 1998, and it smokes! Jimmy Page is on fire for the entire 1998 tour, but he gets better as the tour progresses, and this night is amazing. A great How Many More Times is played, with a bow solo, and even a bit of I Can’t Quit You. Great great performance.

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