Saturday, January 5, 2008

Day 5: 1/12/1969 San Francisco, CA

1/12/1969 San Francisco, CA A Blast From the Past
As Long as I Have You, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Communication Breakdown, You Shook Me, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Train Kept a Rollin', Pat's Delight, How Many More Times, Killing Floor

Plant improvises wildly during As Long as I Have You. The tape is cut between songs, losing most of Plant's dialogue with the audience. His voice sounds a bit rough, causing him to experiment with ways to get around some of the higher notes during the first couple songs. Page's bow solo during Dazed and Confused draws cheers and whistles from the crowd. The band gives a strong performance of Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, with Plant giving a powerful and emotional delivery.

Plant improvises new lyrics in a quick run-through of Communication Breakdown, followed by a laid back version of You Shook Me. The short solo in Pat's Delight is met with loud cheers and shouts from the audience. How Many More Times includes full "when I was a young man, I couldn't resist..." lyrics, as heard on the first album. Plant gets into a squealing duel with the crowd during the "got you in the sights..." section. Another quick, short performance of Killing Floor finishes the set, now with The Lemon Song lyrics.

A good performance hindered by the poor quality of the tape. Distant, hissy, and overloaded in the low-end, with Page and Plant more easily discernible than Jones and Bonzo.

Click Here for audio samples courtesy of Black Beauty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1969-01-12 Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA (From Source)
Rough recording, the drums, bass and guitar sorta just meld into one sound. Plant's voice is distorted and unclear. Listened to this while on my Saturday long run. They played most of the songs that would be released on the first album, along with a few others, my source runs 1:19:52, pretty sure it's two sets, with the first set consisting of As Long As I Have You, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Communication Breakdown, Dazed and Confused and How Many More Times. Second set looks to be I Can't Quit You Baby, Killing Floor, Pat's Delight, The Train Kept A Rollin', White Summer, and You Shook Me. It's a shame the whole thing doesn't sound like You Shook Me because by then, this source was sounding a bit better.