Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Day 22: 7/20/1969 Cleveland, OH

7/20/1969 Cleveland, OH  The Destroyer 1969
Train Kept a Rollin', I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, You Shook Me, How Many More Times

Plant's intro to I Can't Quit You Baby is met with a loud cheer from the crowd. Page is in good form during Dazed and Confused. The audio gets quiet and shifts primarily to the left channel in the middle of White Summer/Black Mountain Side, but is back to normal by the time the song fades out. Page's playing is inspired during You Shook Me. How Many More Times features references to The Lemon Song and You Make Me Feel So Young during the "got you in the sights..." section. Plant gets the crowd to echo his moans before belting the final "gun!" Overall, a standard performance for this tour.

The tape is a bit noisy with Plant in the back, again sounding like he's singing through a transistor radio.

Click here for audio samples courtesy of Black Beauty.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1969-07-20, Cleveland, OH "The Destroyer 1969" (Tarantura)
Tape jumps in with near no intro into Train Kept A Rollin'. Tape is pretty rough - distorted and noisy. The vocals and instruments are fairly balanced, just rough. Things are a bit better by the time the next song, I Can't Quit You Baby gets going, things are almost ... enjoyable (: Dazed and Confused is next up then White Summer - Black Moutain Side. The right channel goes out of on my source for a few mintues, then comes back, but then the song cuts out before the end, though it sounds like it was wrapping up. You Shook Me is next, followed by How Many More Times. Near the end of How Many More Times, Plant ad libs a bit and the the crowd gets a good laugh from it. Overall this was a fairly enjoyable listen, started off rough but got better.