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I hadn't played Moby Dick live in front of an audience for over 33 years, but I had a blast playing with my high school rock band Nuclear Waste, in a fundraiser for our old school's music department ( Lane Tech in Chicago). My friend Terry aka BONZOLEUM was on hand and recorded it. He has a youtube channel dedicated to Bonham fanatics worldwide. He posts very entertaining and informative videos analyzing and discussing Bonzo's playing , equipment etc... ( and some other drummers as well). Hope some of you Zep nuts enjoy it. P.S. The actual tune starts about two minutes after Terry's entertaining intro.
One of my favourite parts of any show, especially in '75, is Plant's introduction of Bonham prior to "Pat's Delight"/"Moby Dick"/"Over The Top". So, I'm curious what your favourites are. Try to transcribe if possible. I'll start: While 6/21/77 is a classic, I'll go with March 20, 1975 in Vancouver: "Right, now it's our pleasure to feature one of the more...perhaps...probably the most gentle man in rock music today. A man who spends his time looking at photographs of butterflies and thinking of the times when. A man I've known for eleven years of my life, and I could never say for a moment that I've regretted one of those moments with him. A man who doesn't wash under his arms. *Bonham cackles* A man who's a stinking, rotten, dirty pig. Ladies and gentlemen, my friend and yours, John Bonham, 'Moby Dick'!"
I have to say, that despite 25 years of Zep devotion and a particularly acute fan status of Bonzo's wizardry, I never bothered to see if Buddy Rich was any good. Any fan of Zep has likely heard at least once Keith Moon's dress down of Rich's apparent status as the world's best drummer, rather than Mr. Bonham - all captured on the "For Badgeholder's Only" audience capture of 1977/06/23. But as I watch this video, I slowly come to the realization that perhaps Mr. Moon made an unwise early conclusion.....