Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Day 43: 3/11/1970 Hamburg, Germany

3/11/1970 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, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love

The tape begins with a brief introduction of the band and a simple "bon soir" from Plant. He sings the "one of these days..." verse twice during We're Gonna Groove. Page, Jones, and Bonzo play a tongue-in-cheek interlude after I Can't Quit You Baby while Plant tries in vain to get the house lights turned off. A group of people near the taper giggle uncontrollably every time Plant opens his mouth, even during the first verses of Dazed and Confused. Page makes his guitar squeal in pain and ecstasy during the epic journey of a solo.

There is a slight cut at the beginning of the guitar solo in Heartbreaker. One of the gigglers near the taper mimics Page's playing during White Summer/Black Mountain Side. Since I've Been Loving You is powerful. The gigglers sing along with Plant during Thank You. The medley during How Many More Times is very mellow, thanks mostly to Plant's extended blues mumblings, and includes Muddy Waters's Long Distance Call.  The recording ends just after Plant's final "love!" in Whole Lotta Love.

The tape is a bit distant and distorted due to Jones's bass.

Click here for an audio sample courtesy of Black Beauty.


Anonymous said...

1970-03-11, Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany "Lili Marleen" (Tarantura)
Show starts off with the introduction and then We're Gonna Groove. Sound is not as good as the last show unfortunately. Some distortion and overloading heard at times on the guitar and bass, and Plant's vocals are a bit soft at times. In between songs you can hear people around the mic talking and such, but for the most part they are quiet during the songs, though it can be heard occasionally during White Summer. Since I've Been Loving You sounds fairly decent, things are not quite as distorted for the most part, but it might just be the song is a bit softer. Thank You starts with a short organ solo before going into the song... unfortunately someone near the mic decides to 'sing' along for some of it. A tape cut chops any intro to Moby Dick, but the song looks to be complete, followed by the How Many More Times medley. Whole Lotta Love wraps up the show. All right listen, the talkers around the mic are distracting at times, but overall not too bad.

CPD said...

This must be what it would be like to go to a concert with Beavis and Butthead.