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Musikhalle - March 10, 1970

  • We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Bottle Up 'n Go, Travelling Riverside Blues, Long Distance Call), Whole Lotta Love.
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on September 21, 2007 - 8:42am
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March 10, 1970
Hamburg
Germany
de
Setlist: 

We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Bottle Up 'n Go, Travelling Riverside Blues, Long Distance Call), Whole Lotta Love.

Notes: 

Newspaper Review:  A clever mix between a rhythmic volcanic eruption and a musical earthquake shattered the foundations of the Hamburger Musikhalle last night. The guest appearance of the English rock group "Led Zeppelin" grabbed the audience with rough sounds between underground and rock 'n' roll. Special mention should be made of Robert Plant, whose rustic cries penetrated deep under his skin, and exellent guitarist Jimmy Page with a virtuosity that was clearly inspired by Hendrix. [3.11.70]

Newspaper Interview: Is the music of "Led Zeppelin" the endpoint of a development? Does this music still have these chances in one or two years, this success as today? These and other questions were addressed by the BOX employees Heike Gätjen and Emanuel Eckardt to those affected. The four airship boys, who in two concerts filled the music hall with rustic shouting and impressive solos, took a short cross-examination.

we still ask: What do you think of the audience in Hamburg?

LED ZEPPELIN: .. We do not understand. In Copenhagen, in Switzerland, people were going crazy when they heard us. In England and America anyway. But in Germany, especially in Hamburg, it was different. Presumably the hamburgers think too much about the music they are listening to instead of feeling it. "

BOX: "And how is that in America?"

LED ZEPPELIN: "We've found that the audience in the US gives each group a chance, even if it does not yet have a name. Decisive is the music. It is different in England and especially in Germany. That's where people come for the name.

BOX: "You're one of the long-haired musicians in England, would you follow the example of John Lennon and get yourself short-cut?" LED ZEPPELIN: (John Paul Jones): "Only when they bother your hair while eating." J

LED ZEPPELIN: "Rock'n Roll is a music that will never die, of course we do not know what it will look like in a hundred years, but Rock'n'Roll is a foundation of modern music that is indispensable."

BOX: "And you do not have the feeling that the music that you are doing now is going to be 'out'?"

LED ZEPPELIN: "It's the editors of the pop journals who claim that there's something 'in' or 'out', basically the music remains the same, it's only subject to fluctuations and movements."

BOX: "There are professionals who fear that you could part with yourself at the height of your career? Is this fear justified?"

LED ZEPPELIN:? We do not worry about that.

BOX: "How often do you work together?"

LED ZEPPELIN: "Virtually every night, we play together ten months a year - the rest is vacation and all." [3-11-70 interview  / translated from German]

Setlists: 

We're Gonna Groove, I Can't Quit You Baby, Dazed and Confused, Heartbreaker, White Summer / Black Mountainside, Since I've Been Loving You, Organ solo / Thank You, What Is and What Should Never Be, Moby Dick, How Many More Times (medley incl. Let That Boy Boogie, Bottle Up 'n Go, Travelling Riverside Blues, Long Distance Call), Whole Lotta Love.

Comments

Argenteum Astrum's picture

Another one of the really good shows from the 1970 European tour. Robert's voice is amazing as always in 1970 and the band plays some really intense music. Jimmy's quiet riff intro to Heartbreaker before leading the band in full force is quite dramatic and the not yet recorded Since I've Been Loving You is very passionate and intense. Dazed And Confused is very compact and played brilliantly, especially by Jimmy, whose playing is fast and fluid in front of the wall of rhythm created by Jones and Bonham. The How Many More Times medley is great and Robert leads the band through a pastiche of great oldies before closing the show with a great, 1970 pre-medley version of the sole encore Whole Lotta Love. What makes this recording so exciting it is a only known live rendition to Living Loving Maid. Just right after the last notes of Heartbreaker Plant segued into "With a purple umbrella ..." lyrics but shortly after he said: "I think we're all getting a bit loose!" We know he hated that one so this recording is so exciting for making listening to this song live!

Name's picture

Love your comments on all their taped concerts!

I just wanted to make a quick correction on Living Loving Maid - Plant didn't hate it ... Page did. Plant ended up liking it enough to play it solo on his Manic Nirvana tour in 1990. I think Plant would've definitely gotten into it in these concerts, if Page would've started playing the riffs. Who knows why he hated it so much ...

oreja57's picture

That's why I never found this song live!
There is some version or LZ definitely never played it live?
Thanks for the information and regards from Argentina.

Excuse my bad english,please.

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