Monday, February 11, 2008

Day 42: 3/10/1970 Hamburg, Germany

3/10/1970 Hamburg, Germany  Lili Marleen
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, What is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love

Bonzo unleashes a barrage of machine gun fire at the end of I Can't Quit You Baby. Page makes the theramin chirp just before the bow solo in Dazed and Confused. There is a slight cut/tape disturbance during the frantic guitar solo. Page plays a muted intro to Heartbreaker ends. Page retunes his guitar just as Bonzo enters during White Summer/Black Mountain Side. There's another odd cut just as Thank You is ending which leaves us at the beginning of What is and What Should Never Be. 

Moby Dick is as thunderous as ever, especially the finale. Page, Jones, and Bonzo get into a jazz improvisation at the beginning of How Many More Times. Plant has some trouble introducing the band, eventually managing to present "Johnny John Paul Jones, Jumping John Bonham, Jiving Jimmy Page, and Rocking Robert Plant." The crowd is amused by Plant's whispered boogie talk at the beginning of an excellent medley, including a very traditional run-through of Travelling Riverside Blues. The show ends with a wild Whole Lotta Love.

The tape is a bit distant, but clear.

Click here for an audio sample courtesy of Black Beauty.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1970-03-10, Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany "Lili Marleen" (Tarantura)
Show starts off a bit noisy, though more clear than yesterday's show, tape hiss is present, but things are fairly balanced. Set list is getting fairly static. The 'long' songs are getting longer... Dazed and Confused, Moby Dick and How Many More Times all stretch out. Listened to in the background, overall enjoyable, fairly clear, with a decent sound.