Average: 4.9 (167 votes)

February 28, 1975

Baton Rouge, LA US

LSU Assembly Center

Setlist:

Rock and Roll, Sick Again, Over the Hills and Far Away, In My Time of Dying, The Song Remains the Same, Rain Song, Kashmir, No Quarter, Trampled Underfoot, Moby Dick, Dazed and Confused (incl. Woodstock), Stairway to Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog.

Notes:

'75 North American Tour Programme

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Press Review: Metallic Sounds Highlight Led Zeppelin's LSU Concert

Rock 'n' roll's heaviest metal magicians, Led Zeppelin, blended their past and present for a multi-sensational experience at last night's LSU Assembly Center concert.

As lead singer Robert Plant told a packed audience early in the concert, it's "a cross-section of musical color we've managed to get together in the last six years . . . so hang on to your heads."

"Hang on to your heads "was good advice as lead guitarist Jimmy Page sent wave after wave of hundred-decibel metallic sounds surging through a huge bank of amplifiers.

With his guitar at crotch level and chest arched ceiling ward, Page seemingly has no bones — his body flows just as the music he orchestrates does.
The three-hour concert, unmarred by intermissions and boring backup bands, predictably climaxed with the classic "Stairway to Heaven."

The tall, wild-haired Plant stood spotlighted in gold as he temporarily tamed his screaming vocal cords to lead softly into the 1971 hit that remains their most requested song.

But the tempo and intensity of "Stairway to Heaven" quickly climbed to a crescendo, only to soften, then build, then soften again.
The concert itself was alternately but continually hard and soft, punctuated by smoke and swirling light.

All of the group's six albums, including the recently released "Physical Graffiti," were touched upon. Led Zeppelin blended many of their songs together in long, somewhat new interpretations. "Over the Hills and Far Away" became "Misty Mountain Hop" and then "Over the Hills" again. "Dazed and Confused" drifted into a surprise rendering of "Woodstock."

Bassist John Paul Jones was featured on the piano and organ in "No Quarter" amid rising blue and green smoke and swirling specks of green, yellow and red light.

And drummer John Henry Bonham had the stage to himself for an extended (perhaps a little too long) drum solo of "Moby Dick."
But throughout most of the show, it is Page and Plant who are front and center, setting the tempo, pace and mood.

The Led Zeppelin show is a draining experience for both performers and audience. The pulsating, twanging, metallic rhythms, coupled with bursts of light and smoke, marked by screaming heights one minute, temporarily gentled tones the next, is an odyssey in itself. [By C. WEATHERSBY]

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The Gods of Rock visit Cajun Country

Well here we go . Have you ever seen six long haired teenagers piled in a Datsun smoking a butt load of weed on the way to a Led Zeppelin show well that's how we got there.New Orleans is only about one and half hour drive from the east end to the Assembly center it took us Two but I tend to drive slow stoned.This little Car had a pioneer 8 track Player with with 4 nice Jenson speakers and Led Zeppelin 2 and Houses of the Holy rockin all the way there.No we did not have Graffitti yet.Once we heard Robert say it was out well I bought it a day or two later on LP .It is My all time Favorite Album ever recorded by anybody.We piled in My friend Billy had got our Tickets his dad owned a music store and had some connection's.
I had just got back from a trip to New York and had started a offshore job as a Painter .Yes it sucked but paid well.I was saving for a vacation my Cousin Woody was going to England in May and I wanted to go .Dad said He would pay half so I was going against My nature and saving.Dad paid more than half by the way. Well Robert appeared quite chipper He joked quite a bit and seemed to be enjoying Himself.John paul as always was steady and great everything He played and Awesome on No Quarter .I could watch Him play all Day if I was not such a massive Jimmy Page fan. Moby Dick kick's butt tonight.This show is far better than the Garden show from 3 weeks earlier which I had at the time thought was good. I can only assume it is because its a home venue and I had just got back to My friends and Family and the Band had some good Cajun Cookin and felt really good.On this night life was about as good as it gets what I did not know was i was just a couple of months from the best gift I have and Would ever recieve.Remmeber I was saving for a Vacation to England.