Average: 4.9 (105 votes)

June 25, 1972

Inglewood, CA US

The Forum

Setlist:

Drone ~ Immigrant Song, Heartbreaker, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, Since I've Been Loving You, Stairway to Heaven, Going to California, That's the Way, Tangerine, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, Dazed and Confused (incl. Walter's Walk, The Crunge), What Is and What Should Never Be, Dancing Days, Moby Dick, Whole Lotta Love (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Let's Have a Party, Hello Mary Lou, Heartbreak Hotel, Going Down Slow), Rock and Roll, The Ocean, Louie Louie ~ Organ solo ~ Thank You, Communication Breakdown, Bring It On Home.

Notes:

Available on How The West Was Won cd, released in 2003.

Press Review: LED ZEPPELIN APPEARED in concert at the Los Angeles Forum on Sunday night without a support act. It was definitely for the better as far as the audience was concerned, for they received nearly four hours of music from their heroes. I haven't seen a crowd with as much energy and enthusiasm in years.

From the minute the group walked out on stage the crowd went wild, throwing firecrackers and smoking mounds of dope. Zeppelin started with "Immigrant Song" and "Heartbreaker" and worked their way through many of their greatest hits, old and new. "Black Dog", "Stairway To Heaven". "Whole Lotta Love" and loads of others were played before the group settled down for three acoustic numbers.

These were followed by some more rockers and then a string of oldies but goodies. It seemed exceptionally strange to see a band like Led Zeppelin striking the three chord ingredients to "Louie Louie", "Hello Mary Lou", "Heartbreak Hotel", "Let's Have Party" and their own "Rock and Roll".

All in all, there were five encores because the audience screamed and stomped like spoiled babies till they got what they wanted.

I was told that the group performed ten gigs of this caliber in 14 days. It's easy to understand America's love for the group and vice versa. I heard after the show that Plant's voice was beginning to go and Jimmy Page had to stay in bed on doctor's orders. It means a lot when you see a group as big as they are putting so much into their stage act.
 D. HOLLOWAY, NME 1972.
 

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Concert description

This is quite possibly the best Zeppelin gig ever! The set has a bit of new material for the as-of-yet-unrecorded Houses Of The Holy album, as well as killer playing from everyone. Over The Hills And Far Away was well introduced by Plant: "We'd like to try a number off the new album. We haven't really decided what we're gonna do at the end of it yet, so you'll have to bear with us! This is a thing called Over The Hills And Far Away, which is always a good place to be." Robert's voice is in incredible shape, Jimmy plays brilliantly, especially on Since I've Been Loving You, and this whole show is just great. Dancing Days was another triumph and Plant told the audience about the new album that it "is not gonna be called Led Zeppelin Five, it's got every possibility of being called Burn That Candle." 25 minutes of Whole Lotta Love bring down the house, followed by seven encores! After Rock And Roll Plant told to someone who have been fighting: "Hey, big man, cool it! Let me tell you something. Before there's any blows start. You start blowing blows and we'll go, right? And let me tell you something else - it's no good antagonising them either. If everybody keeps cool, we can stay here all night!" and an excitement crows roared. Even more, after Thank You Plant added: "You don't even give us a chance to have a cigarette, do ya? I was thinking of the other variety actually."