Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 228: 5/25/1977 Landover, MD

5/25/1977 Landover, MD  Your Teenage Dream
The Song Remains the Same, Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, The Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, Over the Top, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll

The first show of the band's four night stand at the Capital Centre begins with a brief soundcheck before The Song Remains the Same comes thundering out of the gate. The intense sonic assault is almost too much for the taper's equipment to handle. The crowd cheers loudly as Plant greets them following Sick Again. Unfortunately, his words are indiscernible due to the taper's distance from the stage. The band hammers through an aggressive In My Time of Dying. Page makes his guitar squeal with excitement as he begins the solo during Since I've Been Loving You. Shouts of "louder!" and "turn it up!" can be heard coming from the crowd as the song comes to a close. 

There is a cut in the tape during Page's guitar solo in No Quarter. The crowd erupts as White Summer/Black Mountain Side gives way to a powerful Kashmir. Bonzo pummels his drums with incredible intensity during an explosive Achilles Last Stand. The beginning of Stairway to Heaven is met with a thunderous cheer from the crowd. The band closes the show with a riotous Rock and Roll, which is again preceded by a short Whole Lotta Love intro.

The tape is extremely muffled and distant, making it very difficult to discern any details of the performance.


Anonymous said...

I think this one is among the really good 1977 shows, as far as the technical performance is concerned.

Anonymous said...

along with the show on 30 May, the best of the Landover, where the hell are THOSE soundboards?!

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's a pity that there is no soundboard of an excellent performance in 1977. I believe that mainly 04/27 and the Seattle video are to blame for the bad reputation the tour has.

Anonymous said...

No kidding, the short sbd fragment from MSG 6/11 is killer. Where is the rest? A sbd of any of the NY/LA shows would be incredible!

nutrocker said...

Fair warning:

A bootleg claiming to the the April 1 '77 Dallas show is actually the first half of this May 25 show in disguise.

Laurence said...

An SBD recording of these Landover gig (and from the final show too)has surfaced those times! Check it out on this: