Sunday, December 16, 2007

40 Years Gone

In celebration of next year's 40th anniversary of the forming of Led Zeppelin, I am embarking on a spiritual journey. My goal is to listen to a recording of every Led Zeppelin concert currently available to the public within a year. I plan to listen to one concert per day in chronological order (or as close as I can get as new shows are acquired). My collection is still far from complete, but hopefully by December 31, 2008, I will have completed the collection and reached my goal.

It will be a strange journey filled with ups and downs, highs and lows (both quality and generation), and most importantly, rock and roll. Will it bring me enlightenment, or will it take away my desire to hear another Led Zeppelin recording ever again? Only time will tell.

The quest will officially begin on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 with a recording made on Monday, December 30, 1968 at Kennedy Pavilion at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA (the only live recording from 1968). I will be posting notes about the recordings and reviews of each show on a (hopefully) daily basis, so check back to observe my progress.

Let's rock.

7 comments:

Lady Grift said...

hooray!!!

Conner said...

sounds like fun ... and something I might try to join in so I can leave comments as you go along. I'm sure I have more holes in my collection than you though, a fairly new 'collector' of live shows (:

Conner said...

hmm, I don't seem to have 1/9/69 but I do have a number of the ones you're missing for later in 69, how should I go about 'donating' the ones you're missing? Time to go looking for 1/9/69 ....

Anonymous said...

Dude, best of luck. I assume you have a fair amount of free time on your hands. I love Zep, but it's hard to carve out the time to listen to all my live shows. I average 3 concerts per month (give or take).

I'll follow your progress though.

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Best of luck as well. Excellent idea and certainly a great way to resurrect your own personal interest and get others involved!

FRX said...

thanks for the words everyone, I'm glad to see there's an interest in this ridiculous stunt. haha

Eric said...

It's really funny, people tell me, "Wow, you have lots of CDs," but they never quite figure out that about 150 of them are all Zeppelin bootlegs...