Sunday, March 2, 2008

Day 62: 9/3/1970 San Diego, CA

9/3/1970 San Diego, CA  Missing Sailor
Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Dazed and Confused, Bring it on Home, That's the Way, Since I've Been Loving You, Thank You, What is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown

The size of the venue and distance of the taper from the stage is evident in the amount of echo present on the recording. It gives Plant's voice an almost larger than life quality. After Heartbreaker, Plant asks the crowd to hold the whistling for between the songs. A firecracker blast and shouts from the crowd interrupt the bow solo during Dazed and Confused

The unruly crowd continue to be uncooperative following That's the Way, causing Bron-Yr-Aur to be dropped from the set at the last minute. Plant's voice is strong during Since I've Been Loving You. Jones's organ solo is becoming quite avant garde, employing ambient tones and note bending to strange effect. The guitar solo section in Thank You is quite epic. Bonzo's drumming is especially powerful during What is and What Should Never Be. The medley during Whole Lotta Love includes Albert King's Crosscut Saw, B.B. King's Woke Up This Morning, Muddy Waters's Honey Bee, and another excellent Lawdy Miss Clawdy. The recording ends during an extended guitar solo in the breakdown of Communication Breakdown.

The tape is distant and a bit hissy.

Click here for an audio sample courtesy of Black Beauty.

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