Friday, February 15, 2008

Day 46: 3/25/1970 Denver, CO

3/25/1970 Denver, CO  (master>cassette)
We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, Since I've Been Loving You, Thank You, Moby Dick, How Many More Times, Whole Lotta Love

Page solos frantically during I Can't Quit You Baby. Plant mentions between songs that the band played their first American show in Denver eighteen months prior, almost to the day. Dazed and Confused is an explosion of energy. The band is definitely in full swing, especially Page, who shreds his way through the frenzied solos during Heartbreaker. There's a slight dropout near the end of Since I've Been Loving You.

There's some strange bleedthrough in the left channel during Thank You and more noticeably at the beginning of Moby Dick. It's as if you can hear what the band is about to play before they play it. The effect is especially distracting during How Many More Times, it's as if two shows are playing over top of one another, creating a muddy cacophony. The medley features a new heavy arrangement of Boogie Chillen. Plant belts out a series of echo-heavy primal screams during the finale.

The tape is distant, muffled, distorted, and plagued by volume fluctuations. This, along with the aforementioned tape anomaly during the latter half of the show makes for one of the worst listening experiences thus far. Not recommended.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1970-03-25, Denver, CO (From Source)
Listened while running, so it was mostly just background noise. A bad recording got even worse along the way. Bad case of deja vu during How Many More Times when a large chuck was duplicated, guessing around 10 minutes of the 38:55, but can't be sure without listening to again, which I don't plan on doing anytime soon, heh. Seemed like there was nearly a full verse of Ramble On tossed into How Many More Times. Overall, a tough listen.