Led Zeppelin Toronto Rockpile Feb 1969

Ep. 267 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

We hear Led Zeppelin playing the Rockpile in Toronto, on Feb. 2, 1969, on their first tour through North America. They conquer like Mongols as they tear across the continent, and this show is no different.
I play the initial Train Kept A-Rollin’ into I Can’t You run, and finishes up with a cool as ice How Many More Times. This band is way better on their first big tour than many bands at their peak.

You can download this complete 1st gen recording, courtesy of KRW-Co, right here: https://mega.nz/folder/W4VRQahL#0-vQFpT53wotywm2t25tsw

Led Zeppelin – Belfast 1971

Ep. 266 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

This show is a monster. Not only is it a 1971 show, making it great by default, it is also the first show with songs from Zep 4 (still 8 months from release), and it’s also one of Robert Plant’s strongest shows ever. So, it’s a winner.

I featured this show on Episode 127 where I played all the debut performances of Stairway, Rock and Roll, and Going to Calafornia. This time I’m playing the opening of the show with an incendiary Immigrant Song–>Heartbreaker, and the finale with a viking raid of a performance of Bring It on Home. Robert’s harmonica work is brilliant on top of everything.

You can download this complete concert, courtesy of my Patrons, right here: https://mega.nz/folder/XldSgQ7D#TkzZ_J1kQ_CueSsD8bry7w

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.

You download this complete concert right here: https://mega.nz/folder/PsFzTAiS#Om1FsK2pGLhK9NQFnOQXNA

Them Crooked Vultures Las Vegas 2010

Ep. 264 – The Heart of Markness Led Zeppelin Podcast

Them Crooked Vultures is a band with John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl, and Josh Homme and they rock. Hard. This show is from April 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, and it rocks. Hard.
I play Mind Eraser, No Chaser, New Fang, and Warsaw. These men are from Led Zeppelin(!), Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and Queens of the Stone Age. Legends all. It’s a great one.

You can download this complete concert recording right here: https://mega.nz/folder/yxU3DQzb#4XpnE0tlyy0_sR0PrgkDqQ