Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 233: 6/8/1977 New York, NY

6/8/1977 New York, NY  (source 1 unknown gen)
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
*- Second Night in the Garden

Bonzo hammers at his drums with incredible intensity during the opening numbers. The crowd erupts as Sick Again comes to a close. Page shreds wildly through the guitar solo during Nobody's Fault But Mine. Jones delivers a dramatic piano solo during No Quarter, which develops into an upbeat honky tonk jam as Page and Bonzo join in. The guitar solo section is an epic journey with Bonzo leading the way. The band receives a rapturous ovation as the piece comes to a close. Plant urges Jones to "leave the Heineken alone" while waiting for him to retrieve the triple neck before an excellent Ten Years Gone. He hints at Gallows Pole before introducing Going to California as "a pictorial sketch of a conflict between a man and himself." There is a cut in the tape near the end of White Summer/Black Mountain Side. Plant delivers a strong performance during Kashmir. Bonzo thrashes wildly at anything within reach during a frantic Achilles Last Stand. Plant barks aggressively during the show-closing Rock and Roll.

The tape is distant, muffled, and noisy.

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