ListenToThis Posted April 4, 2013 Share Posted April 4, 2013 To mix things up I try not to listen to two shows in a row from the same year. So by first listening to 29/09/71, and then 17/07/77, I realized....I prefer latter era live Zeppelin. I struggle with 1969 and Plant's shrieking. I probably don't listen to '70 - '72 as often as I should, although I've heard many shows multiple times over the years. I find 1973 somewhat boring, even Europe. I believe I dig '75 and later because the band was always on the edge, the brink of a mistake at any second. The dynamics behind the curtain, the pressures and superstardom, and yes the drugs and alcohol, all make the shows very exciting to me. The highest of highs, like 21/06/77, beat the crap out of Blueberry Hill in my opinion. Bonzo's excellent playing in '77, Robert's Plantations, and Jimmy's struggle with a guitar, combined with the cavernous venues make these things hard rock events, not hippy flower happenings. The all too high price that was paid was not worth it, but latter Zeppelin represents all the carnal lust and chaos that can appeal to us "normals". I'm not looking to start a "what's your favorite year thread" but rather why you prefer the early days or the later days, if you like... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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