Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Day 125: 12/12/1972 Cardiff, Wales

12/12/1972 Cardiff, Wales (3rd gen>cdr)
Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Thank You

The tape begins at the end of Elvis Presley's Let's Have a Party during the Whole Lotta Love medley. A slow and bluesy Heartbreak Hotel is followed by I Can't Quit You Baby, which features a great guitar solo from Page, and Goin' Down Slow. As they return to the stage amidst chants of "we want more!" from the crowd, the band plays a tongue-in-cheek Old McDonald Had a Farm interlude. The thunderous attack of Immigrant Song is followed by an excellent Heartbreaker, with Page blazing through the solos. The band closes the show with an incredibly heavy Thank You. Bonzo's relentless pounding creates an earthquake of drums around Page's guitar solo. An excellent performance. It's a shame this is all that we have of what was probably an amazing show.

The tape is fairly clear, if a bit muffled, with Jones's bass overshadowing the rest of the band at times.

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