Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day 41: 3/9/1970 Vienna, Austria

3/9/1970 Vienna, Austria  Vienna 1970
We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Since I've Been Loving You, Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times

Bonzo plods his way through I Can't Quit You Baby. Plant sounds almost bored as he introduces Dazed and Confused. Page has some problems with his equipment during the bow solo, even stopping at one point to offer the crowd an explanation. The guitar solo section is a wild cacophony. Heartbreaker is again preceded by a jam on the riff from Jeff Beck's Rice Pudding. Jones's organ is explosive during Since I've Been Loving You. Thank You is quite epic. The tape ends with a very laid back How Many More Times which picks up during the medley. A fairly low-key performance.

The tape is distant and a bit distorted at times.

Click here for an audio sample courtesy of Black Beauty.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1970-03-09, Kounselthos, Vienna, Austria (From Source)
Starts off promising... then the music starts. Noisy, muddy, little dynamic range, volume issues. It was mostly balanced with some bass overload at time. Plant speaking is fairly clear, but when the music is going, it generally overloads things from the sound of it. When things are softer, things sound a bit better over all. Listened to this while working, but even so there were times when I thought about skipping ahead to see if things got better. But it really didn't. Anyway, a 'standard' set from this time frame, We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby then an extended Dazed and Confused, which has some tape issues and equipment issues as well. The Heartbreakers, White Summer, Since I've Been Loving You, Thank You and then Moby Dick. How Many More Times, wraps up the show, any encores are missing. During the intro to Moby Dick, the tape speeds up, quite a bit, and remains that way for the rest of the show. Plant sounds like he's speaking and singing on helium.