Thursday, January 31, 2008

Day 31: 10/30/1969 Buffalo, NY

10/30/1969 Buffalo, NY  (?)
Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown, I Can't Quit You Baby, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, What is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times

Plant improvises new lyrics during I Can't Quit You Baby in response to someone causing trouble in the audience, challenging them to a confrontation on stage. Judging by Plant's comments after the song, someone had thrown a glass or bottle at the stage. Page shreds through a quick solo in Heartbreaker. Dazed and Confused is becoming a true epic, growing longer and more complex every night. Page's playing is particularly elegant during White Summer/Black Mountain Side. A somewhat sloppy What is and What Should Never Be is followed by the return of the drum solo, making its first appearance as Moby Dick. The tape ends with How Many More Times which is unfortunately cut during the Bolero section.

The tape is a bit muddy, due mostly to some particularly boomy bass frequencies from Jones.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1969-10-30, Kleinhan's Music Hall, Buffalo, NY "Hear Me Talking To You" (Gusto)
Show starts off with a bit of Good Times Bad Times before jumping into Communication Breakdown. Tape is a bit flat, like heavy noise reduction has been applied. I Can't Quit You Baby follows, with Plant ad-libing some lyrics apparently directed to someone in the crowd. Heartbreaker is next, and again it is fairly close to the released version. Page takes a bit to tune up his guitar before starting on White Summer - Black Mountain Side. As always, Page never ceases to amaze, I could listen to early recordings of White Summer all day. Sadly a couple near the taper starts chatting near the end of the song. What Is and What Should Never Be is up next, which is pretty close to the release version, and then Moby Dick makes it's live (recorded) debut. The mic is shifted around a bit midway thru and it gets quiet for a bit, but then the sound returns. Show wraps up with How Many More Times, which is cut. No idea if any other songs followed How Many More Times, most likely just an encore song or two, but this source is 1:21:10 in length. Listened to this while working, so it was mostly in the background. There is some occasional tape noise, but overall the sound is decent.