Bonus Quarantine Episode – Rush London 1983 I had a request to do a Rush show from the Signals Tour. I decided on May 21, 1983 The band is playing insanely well, and the crowd is enthusiastic. If you love Rush you will love this.
On Sept 19, 1970 Led Zeppelin played two shows at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. It was reported in the press that each member of the band earned $30,000 for less than six hours work. Good for them. They earned it because this show contains one of the hottest hours of live music I’ve ever heard.
We listen to a soundboard recording of the late show of the Rolling Stones, 7/21/72 in Philadelphia. This is the legendary STP tour supporting Exile on Main Street, and it’s the Stones at their peak. Absolutely brilliant performances of Love in Vain, All Down The Line, Midnight Rambler, and Uptight/Satisfaction. Beautiful. Enjoy. Exile on Main Street may be my favorite album of all time. It’s definitely my favorite Stones album. I hope this helps get rid of the Corona Blues.
We revisit Led Zeppelin’s July 24, 1979 show in Copenhagen, DK, which we discussed in my very first episode. I play Celebration Day, Over The Hills, Since I’ve Been Loving You, and the retooled version of Whole Lotta Love. This is an intimate warm up gig for the Knebworth shows, and it’s an incredible performance.
Ok, this one went off the rails. Neil Young with Booker T and the MG’s, July 3, 1993, Torhout, Belgium. Great audience/soundboard matrix recording. It gets silly. Neil and the band have a hard time with Helpless, and have to start over, and I just go berserk get all Dan Brown conspiracy crazy and decide all Neil’s songs have darker meaning. I laughed my ass off. I hope you do too. If nothing else the music is amazing. Booker T and the MG’s are solid as a rock behind Neil, and add some depth to the groove. Enjoy, friends. You can download the entire show below: https://mega.nz/folder/axkRwDwA#Tb0CXn68R1qaniUQWNphlQ
This is a great recording by Joe Maloney, of Bad Company on their first headlining tour. Paul Rodgers sounds amazing as do the rest of the band. We get not only a bunch of great Bad Co. songs, we get a Mott the Hoople song, as well as a Free song. A wonderful experience. If you would like to download the whole concert, you may do so right here: https://mega.nz/folder/CpUSiIyL#imzvBhAcJpAKUmgqDAjJyw
This is good. It’s not Led Zeppelin so it’s ok if you’re not interested, but this show (Sept 21, 1983) has some solid playing by a very nervous Jimmy Page. This is the night after the ARMS Concert and it’s the same show, but this night Charles and Diana were there for the Prince’s Trust Rock Gala… so that’s what it was called. This is Jimmy’s return to public performing after the loss of Zep, and Steve Winwood sang for him (Paul Rodgers would fill in when the tour reached the USA). He played 3 songs from Death Wish 2 and Stairway. He plays really well, especially given how shaky he was the night before, although Prelude is better on the 20th (imo). I like it. I hope you do too.
Quarantine Bonus Episode – Mike Millard Master Recording
Here’s an amazing sounding Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show from March 3, 1990, in Costa Mesa, California. It’s another recently released Mike Millard master tape. Incredible sounding. If you would like to download the entire show, here you go: https://mega.nz/folder/GodmUQqB#9JzhlIHA6uGS8eR643eY2g
I’d not played anything from Led Zeppelin’s only Australian tour before, so when dadgad posted his new remaster of the Feb 19, 1972 Adelaide gig, I was all for it. It’s a great show. Fun. Loud. Outdoors.
I play Immigrant Song, the entire acoustic set (Going to California, That’s The Way, Tangerine, Bron-yr-Aur Stomp), and a rollicking Whole Lotta Love with medleys for days. A wonderful time.