Average: 5 (123 votes)

May 23, 1973

Albuquerque, NM US

University of NM

Setlist:

Includes: Rock and Roll, Celebration Day, (Bring It On Home intro) Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Dazed and Confused (incl. San Francisco), Stairway to Heaven, Moby Dick, Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love.

Notes:

Press Review: Rock Lovers Get Treat at U. Arena

What is powerful and exciting enough to pack University arena full of summer happy-rock lovers? Led Zeppelin was the answer Wednesday night.

As one of the loudest raunchiest exponents of hard rock, the English group is touring America in the most expensive musical jaunts ever, after months of rumors that there were breaking up.

Their re-appearance did not disappoint the extremely well behaved crowd of over 14,000. Backed by carnival style distorting mirrors and led by right suited lead guitarist Jimmy Page, the Zeppelin rocked around the arena stage driven by solid electricity – personal and instrumental.

There was nothing intellectual or sophisticated about the music the group played. It was just heavy, make – your - adrenalin – start – pumping rhythm mixed with familiar Zeppelin style vocal. And as the crowd’s reaction attested, there is nothing wrong with that.

The feeling one got was that the group pounded their instruments for all they were worth. And if the lead singer’s dance-like gyrations were a bit too slick and the drummer a bit too uncontrolled, the concert proved for the umpteenth time that Jimmy knows his guitar.  (Albuquerque Journal- 5.24.73)

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Caught the Snare Stick

El Paso. 3:00 pm. I'm a Drummer in a 4pc called "Revolution". The lead guitarist knocks on my door. It's a scorching May day and he says, " Zep is playing the Pit tonight, let's go". No tickets, no money, no car. We hitch a ride, get there a couple hours later. The lines moving in. we're sitting by the door wondering how were going to get in. The line disappears behind the door. Major Bummer. All of sudden this guy appears out of nowhere (don't know if he was a scalper or just a kind soul) and says: "You guys need some tickets? I've got a couple of no-shows and you can have 'em for free!" Is that incredible or what! We're in! Fantastic show. Fast forward to the encore. Bonzo is doing a Solo (I think it was "Moby Dick"). My guitar guy and I run into a couple of Drummers we know from other bands from E.P. We're riding home with them. It's the closing number and we're standing side by side by the exit towards the back of the "Pit" to the right side of the stage to make a quick getaway and avoid the traffic. The Solo ends, Bonzo throws the sticks into the audience, my friends and I see one coming our way, we all reach up for the grab and it miraculously lands in the palm of MY HAND! Who out there is the other lucky soul that has the Cymbal Stick. If you do, please reply and let's make the Pair.