Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 219: 4/20/1977 Cincinnati, OH

4/20/1977 Cincinnati, OH  (3rd gen)
The Song Remains the Same, Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, The Battle of Evermore, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Over the Top, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Trampled Underfoot

Page's sticky fingers start to loosen up during the second guitar solo in Sick Again. Plant announces "well, tonight we, uh... well, never mind what we're gonna do, we're just gonna do it" before an excellent Nobody's Fault But Mine. As the song ends, he pleads with the rowdy crowd to stand still. There is a cut in the tape just before the guitar solo during In My Time of Dying. Page and Plant hint at You Shook Me near the end of the song. All but the first ten seconds of Since I've Been Loving You, along with No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, and the majority of the acoustic set are missing from the tape.

The crowd erupts as Kashmir kicks in. Plant hints at Candy Store Rock before introducing Bonzo as "probably the most resounding drummer rock and roll has ever known" prior to Over the Top. Unfortunately, a large chunk of the drum solo is missing from the tape. Page plays a bit of The Star-Spangled Banner at the beginning of his experimental guitar solo prior to Achilles Last Stand. Plant announces "this is in memory of all good times" before Stairway to Heaven. The guitar solo features a series of violent breaks, punctuated by Bonzo's machine gun snare blasts. Plant rushes the verses during a somewhat sloppy Trampled Underfoot.

The tape is fairly clear, if a bit distant and noisy in the high end.


dragonspirit said...

This has the most inspired and positive vocal delivery of STH by Plant in a while. While not the most technically perfect, it is also a sweet and beautiful performance by the whole band.

Unknown said...

Where are the links to the audio?

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Anonymous said...

These two Cincinnati shows are great! They have a terrific atmosphere to them and the band are playing really well. Check out the dogs of doom/graf zeppelin mixes/masters. Well worth collecting.