DavidZoso Posted February 21, 2013 Share Posted February 21, 2013 This was the first time I got to see Robert Plant live. I regret that I missed his first tour in 1983, but this show was a great experience. He was touring for his 3rd solo album Shaken 'n' Stirred-(which some people don't care for, but I think is an experimental masterpiece) and was the last album and tour to feature the underrated guitar player Robbie Blunt. This album and tour also had the late great Richie Hayward from Little Feat on drums. I went to the show with a good friend from high school. I remember getting there a little early and having to wait for the doors to open, but while waiting we could hear Robert doing a soundcheck- they played 'In the Mood'- (the opening song a few times). I will never forget how the show started with those opening notes of 'In the Mood'- Robert was at the top of the stage (the stage was kinda at a slant) and he slowly walked down to the microphone just in time to sing the first words. He did all the great songs from the first 3 solo albums but at about the 3/4 mark they left the stage and came back with a neon sign that said 'The Honeydrippers' and he had changed shirts and they played some songs from that Honeydrippers album. Like 'The Firm' show I saw a few months earlier in 1985, this show gave me more great memories. I couldn't find a setlist for the Houston show but from other setlists in the same timeframe, this is basically what I remember seeing. In the Mood Pledge Pin Pink and Black Little by Little Burning Down One Side Too Loud Thru' With the Two Step Other Arms Messin' With the Mekon Slow Dancer Rockin' at Midnight Young Boy Blues Sea of Love Mellow Saxophone or Honey Hush Like I've Never Been Gone Easily Lead Encore: Big Log Meet and Greet before show Rick Barrett in the background in shades. Robert signing stuff for collector Rick Barrett (who I have met and bought stuff from at record conventions- he is one of the biggest Led Zeppelin collectors in the world) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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