LSU Assembly Center - May 19, 1977

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May 19, 1977
Baton Rouge
LA
United States
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Setlist

Setlists during this tour include: The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountain Side, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll.

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77 programme

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Press Review: Led Zeppelin Pleases Assembly Center Crowd

One of rock music's top attractions, Led Zeppelin, landed in the LSU Assembly Center last night for three hours of intense, though predictable, "heavy metal" sounds.

The "heavy-metal" approach can be likened to standing in a shower stall with a stereo under your arm turned up as loud as it will go. The concert's tone was set immediately when some wayward Willie Nelson fan threw a battered straw hat up on stage which was booted promptly offstage by lead singer, Robert Plant.Led Zeppelin mixes a torturous barrage of thundering beat and piercing guitar with dazzling lasers and strobes to keep the crowd on its feet. Unfortunately, this band's performance now seems to be done by rote. As the title of their rock movie says, "The Song Remains the Same."

Lead guitarist, Jimmy Page, found himself down several blind alleys during solos and his stage postures seemed like so many poses captured in rock magazines every month.
The same followed for vocalist Plant, who sings in his own style, but has nothing to do but wander around the stage while the instrumentalists take their turns.

Though relying on "Physical Graffiti," one of six gold albums, the British band seemingly pleased fans with their choice of material. The third member of the group, bassist John Paul Jones, was featured on keyboards during the visually hyped song, "No Quarter." Drummer John Bonham's 20-minute drum solo started the finishing kick as the platform holding him and his drums glided out to center stage amid flashing lights and smoke.

With the crowd really roused, Page wandered into a solo with snippets of "Dixie" and ''The Star Spangled Banner" included, featuring a mesmerizing sequence of lasers and more billowing smoke.

The formulaic finale was the group's smash single "Stairway to Heaven," causing the audience to scream for an encore which they got. Apparently Led Zeppelin's performance made their fans forgive the hour delay before the show started.Singer Plant blamed the late start on their late arrival because of heavy traffic on "that tiny little road out there," Nicholson Drive. [S. Kapple / State-Times / 5-20-77]

 

Setlists

Setlists during this tour include: The Song Remains The Same, (The Rover intro) Sick Again, Nobody's Fault But Mine, In My Time of Dying, Since I've Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Black Country Woman, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp, White Summer ~ Black Mountainside, Kashmir, (Out On the Tiles intro) Moby Dick, Jimmy Page solo, Achilles Last Stand, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll.

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