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Whisky a Go Go - January 5, 1969

  • As Long As I Have You (incl. Fresh Garbage, Shake), I Can't Quit You Baby, Train Kept a Rollin', Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Dazed and Confused, Killing Floor, For Your Love.
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on September 20, 2007 - 2:12pm
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January 5, 1969
West Hollywood
CA
United States
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Setlist: 

As Long As I Have You (incl. Fresh Garbage, Shake), I Can't Quit You Baby, Train Kept a Rollin', Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Dazed and Confused, Killing Floor, For Your Love.

Note: 

The group is billed with Alice Cooper as opening act, which lists them as: "Led Zeppelin featuring Jimmy Page, formerly of the Yardbirds". Upon their arrival to California, Page suffers from a fever and is forced to eliminate the 2nd set from these series of shows.

Notes: 

The group is billed with Alice Cooper as opening act, which lists them as: "Led Zeppelin featuring Jimmy Page, formerly of the Yardbirds". Upon their arrival to California, Page suffers from a fever and is forced to eliminate the 2nd set from these series of shows.

RODNEY BINGENHEIMER: " I was at the Whisky A Go Go and it was Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin and I emceed the show; I introduced them. I remember afterwards backstage at the Whisky Jimmy had a really bad case of flu and he was practically turning green."

ALICE COOPER: "We did a show with Led Zeppelin at the Whisky A Go Go which holds maybe 300 people and nobody had heard of either one of us, we were just local bands as far as LA went. It was really a fun night. They all had the flu, so everyone was throwing up backstage. But the fact that Jimmy Page was in The Yardbirds was a big deal for us, and I’d just met Robert Plant and these guys. They were great, we really got along, but we had to flip a coin to see who was going to go on first. Nobody had any say over it because we were both unheard of, so we kind of condescended and said, 'No we’ll open for you guys because Jimmy Page was in The Yardbirds'."

Setlists: 

As Long As I Have You (incl. Fresh Garbage, Shake), I Can't Quit You Baby, Train Kept a Rollin', Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Dazed and Confused, Killing Floor, For Your Love.

Comments

Gematria's picture

I read in a book that Jim Morrison actually saw Zeppelin at one or two of these Whisky-A-Go-Go gigs and claimed that his generation of rock was "dead" after seeing them.

Argenteum Astrum's picture

We can certainly feel that the performance of the band captured by the tape is one of its earliest, since most of the tunes are played in more compact manner than they became in later stages. Here, improvisations are confined to minimum levels. However, the brutality of Bonzo's drum playing and the wide range of Robert's voice is incredible. Jimmy also seems to have been doing some experimental guitar works here. For Your Love rounds out this performance and the band play it as it should have been originally. It doesn’t get more psychedelic than this version.

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