Monday, July 21, 2008

Day 165: 7/10/1973 Milwaukee, WI

7/10/1973 Milwaukee, WI (master cassette>dat4>cdr4)
Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick

The band is taking no prisoners as they tear through the furious one-two punch of Rock and Roll and Celebration Day. Plant is in good form, belting out each line with incredible power and intensity. Page blazes through the guitar solo during Black Dog. As the song ends, Plant asks the crowd "when did we come here last, 1969 was it? (it was actually 8/31/1970)... remember that festival where it rained all day?" Misty Mountain Hop is introduced as "a song that doesn't involve firecrackers... except for those that you put into cigarette papers."

John Paul Jones is introduced as "the magician of the keyboards" prior to No Quarter. His Mellotron is slightly out of tune during The Rain Song. There is a brief cut in the tape before the first verse. Dazed and Confused is introduced as "one that was written probably before some of you kids started school." Page solos wildly as Bonzo and Jones hold down a funky rhythm prior to a mournful San Francisco interlude. Unfortunately, the recording ends about ten minutes into Moby Dick.

The tape is distant, hissy, noisy, and increasingly muffled following the aforementioned cut during The Rain Song.

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