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I've been looking all over to find it but it's nowhere to be seen. Can someone please provide me with a link in PM?

Thanks a lot in advance...

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I've been looking all over to find it but it's nowhere to be seen. Can someone please provide me with a link in PM?

Thanks a lot in advance...

Believe me, you wanna leave this one in the cupboard :whistling:

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Edited by Conneyfogle

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Wow Conneyfogle,

I have never seen this photo before, but it sure looks like it's from Tempe 1977, given the one guy wearing an Arizona State shirt (which is the University in Tempe, Arzona), and Jimmy looks like he did in 1977, including the stormtrooper boots that he wore in Chicago that tour!

What's interesting is that Robert Plant is performing in Phoenix next month on July 20...33 years to the exact date of this Tempe show. Wonder if Robert remembers this Tempe show? He probably does, and would just as soon want to forget it I'm sure, given the reports about this performance (i.e. the timeline concert reviews for starters).

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Makes me want to crank up the Tempe show this evening!

What for?!? It's horrendous haha.

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I would've posted a vid, but It got some hideous comments, so I deleted it .... for good :blink:

Edited by Conneyfogle

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Tempe is a show that must be heard to be believed...though IMO I don't think it's Zeppelin's WORST performance...it's probably better than the majority of the Europe '80 shows. Anyway, PM sent, Trinity.

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I would've posted a vid, but It got some hideous comments, so I deleted it .... for good :blink:

:o

you have a pic AND some video from Tempe '77??!!

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you have a pic AND some video from Tempe '77??!!

:D Yeah, man, no shit...enlighten us, Conney! A verified video or even a photo from that show is something this '77 junkie has got to see...

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:D Yeah, man, no shit...enlighten us, Conney! A verified video or even a photo from that show is something this '77 junkie has got to see...

I concur! I've yet to see a verified picture from Tempe as well. from what I've read he actually looked like your avatar Nutrocker, sans the hat.

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:D Yeah, man, no shit...enlighten us, Conney! A verified video or even a photo from that show is something this '77 junkie has got to see...

ah yeah sorry about the misleading info, I meant a slideshow vid, nothing interesting to see, it would have had boot art on it, and as we have decided it probably is artwork from a different concert

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Found this write up

The show opened with a strong performance of "Ths Song Remains the Same". Jimmy Page was dressed in his black dragon pants, with a plain black tee-shirt, and white scarf. The first part of the set seemed decent, with the exception of Page who stood still near Bonzo's drum riser for most of the night. During the guitar solo in "Over the Hills and Far Away" Page miscalculated his need to switch his guitar floor effect, with Robert Plant being closer to it and actually activating it for him. Things took a strange turn after a very low key acoustic set. During "Trampled Underfoot" Page turned in a very uninspired guitar solo. Then...He chose not to perform "White Summer". He played a few bars of "Black Mountain Side" before going into "Kashmir"......but without the rest of the band, slowly Bonzo joined in, then John Paul Jones. Next ...there was no "Moby Dick!!" Bonzo seemed to be "missing in action" at the close of Page's guitar solo so there was an improvisational opening to "Achilles Last Stand". And after the opening bars of "Achilles" right when the song "kicks" in, there was an extremely LOUD explosion with a blinding white light from the flashpots located at the front of the stage, which threw Jimmy back a couple feet, then you could see him going over to the side of the stage raising a closed fist presumably at a roadie. After the song Robert announced that the explosion was not meant to happen and that the person responsable would soon be "casterated". The band just never seemed to ever get on track and turned in a very uneven performance. Jimmy was content with standing perfectly still through most of the show. During "Stairway To Heaven'' Jimmy actually dropped to one knee during the guitar solo. Bonzo seemed in a hurry to end the show and was off his drum stool and gone before Robert finished the final lyric. So you didn't have the customary cymbal flurry at the end of the song. Then.... that WAS IT!!!

NO ENCORE! I heard people in the crowd after the show making comments, one was "Led Zeppelin didn't eat their Wheaties". But you know even though the performance was very lacklustre, I was never the less just happy that I got to see them live, and being only 75 feet from the stage,well very close. Tempe Arizona, sadly would be the second to last U.S. city the band would ever play in. It would have been nice to have had a supercharged show, but that was not the way it was. I hope you enjoyed my concert memory.

Thanks, Ed Ortiz"

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ah yeah sorry about the misleading info, I meant a slideshow vid, nothing interesting to see, it would have had boot art on it, and as we have decided it probably is artwork from a different concert

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First pic is the night before in Seattle (7-17-1977)

Not sure about the second pic (it's very generic)

Third pic is the 1st night in Chicago (4-06-1977)

Even that picture of the guy in the Arizona State t-shirt, "helping" Jimmy Page, hasn't been verified to be be from 7-20-1977.

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Even that picture of the guy in the Arizona State t-shirt, "helping" Jimmy Page, hasn't been verified to be be from 7-20-1977.

Yeah...in the other Tempe thread I believe Steve A Jones stated that picture is actually from the ARMS Tour era in '83- it's probably more of a case of Jimmy looking so fucked up in that picture that those not in the know want to date it to the Tempe show, like a mixture of wishful thinking and schadenfruede...

Still, for some film footage or pictures from 20/7/77 to appear would be revealing in itself...but then, I wouldn't mind hearing the first part of the show either, just to see how bad it was...(shudders)

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Achilles Last Stand is horrendous, the most butchered version I've ever sat through. I have read that a firecracker went off right next to Jimmy at the start of the song, but that doesn't excuse him from being behind the rest of the band for the whole damn song. It's 10 mins!

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Still, for some film footage or pictures from 20/7/77 to appear would be revealing in itself...but then, I wouldn't mind hearing the first part of the show either, just to see how bad it was...

I have never heard the audio of the show, but given the review that Conneyfogle posted...it sounds like it was a fairly decent show right up until they played Trampled Underfoot (which was their first time playing it in a month). Then every song afterwards...Kashmir, Achilles, sounds like it was BAD.

The live audio starts at the acoustic set, so unless the first 7 songs suddenly appear, I am wondering if the acoustic set is any good (or average with the rest of the tour?), and how does Stairway sound, expecially Jimmy's solo? Once Kashmir started, after everyone joined, did that sound off as well?

Anyone with the audio recording, could you comment? All we ever read was Trampled being bad, Jimmy skipping White Summer and starting with Black Mountainside (which caught everyone else off guard where Kashmir was slowly joined by the others), and then Achilles where the flashpots go off.

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Yeah...in the other Tempe thread I believe Steve A Jones stated that picture is actually from the ARMS Tour era in '83- it's probably more of a case of Jimmy looking so fucked up in that picture that those not in the know want to date it to the Tempe show, like a mixture of wishful thinking and schadenfruede...

Look at two pictures of Jimmy during the day in New York in June 1977, walking and surrounded by fans. It's in the photo section in the 1976-1977 photos section of this website: one on the 13th page and the other on the 27th page of photos. Those photos of what he is wearing looks awfully close to his attire in the Tempe photo (5 weeks separated the NY and Tempe gigs).

The ARMS tour didn't include a Phoenix stop. That's not to say someone who went to, or liked Arizona State, could have been working at another city during the ARMS tour in 1983, but given the July 77 show was on the campus of Arizona State, it seems more likely that the photo was taken there versus at an ARMS tour stop in LA, San Francisco, NY or Dallas

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So can anyone tell me what venue in Tempe it was that Led Zeppelin played in 1977? I don't think it was in Tempe at all, but it was in Phoenix at The Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.

Edited by luvlz2

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So can anyone tell me what venue in Tempe it was that Led Zeppelin played in 1977? I don't think it was in Tempe at all, but it was in Phoenix at The Veteran's Memorial Coliseum.

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OK, here's stairway (just for discussion purposes you understand)

Incidently, just listening to Oakland 23/7/77 and its rather good, what a contrast

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