Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 185: 2/4/1975 Uniondale, NY

2/4/1975 Uniondale, NY  (3rd gen>cdr)
Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused

Shouts of "rock and roll!" can be heard coming from the crowd as the tape begins. Following Sick Again, Plant announces "our intention on this tour is to not only get laid, but also to try and give you people, who have supported us for seven years, a little bit of everything that we've ever done." In My Time of Dying features some excellent slide work from Page. Unfortunately, after a cut at the end of the song, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, and Kashmir are missing from the tape. We return just as Jones is beginning his piano solo during No Quarter. Page delivers an elaborate, dynamic guitar solo. A truly amazing performance.

Page shreds through a frantic guitar solo during Trampled Underfoot. Before Moby Dick, Plant tells the crowd "at this point every evening... we go to the dressing room to get some head... and feature one of the finest musicians that ever graced the British Isles." A cut in the tape around nineteen minutes into another marathon drum solo leaves us in the middle of the initial verses of Dazed and Confused. Page solos wildly during the lead-in to the bow solo. The San Francisco interlude is a mournful funeral march. Unfortunately, the recording ends five minutes into Page's bow solo.

The tape is distant, muffled, and quite hissy. The sound quality deteriorates further toward the end of the tape.

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