The first reviews are in on the big Led Zep reunion concert at O2 Arena in Greenwich, England, and it sounds like it was a triumph. In fact The Sun is calling it “The comeback gig of the year”.
Tracks like Whole Lotta Love and Stairway to Heaven had every one of the fans — who included LIAM GALLAGHER and SIR PAUL McCARTNEY — on their feet and shaking their fists.
I felt the need to do a post about this because some people….*Wiserbud, BMac, Farmer Joe*, tried to tell me they were too old to make a successful comback.
Some sample comments from my Led Zep Considering Full Scale Tour thread:
Waaaaaayyy doowwwwn insiiiiiide…… *cough
You need……. *cough*
LOOOOOOOOOOoooooo….*cough, cough* oooooooovvve *cough, gag, cough* –Wiserbud
Who’s going to sponsor the tour, Geritol? Depends? Viagra? – also Wiserbud
I’m with wiser on this one.
Sometimes it’s better to remember them as they were.
BTW, by my calculations, I’d say they’re in their 60’s. – BMac
You can keep your history. If I’m gonna shell out for a concert ticket, I want to hear actual good music. If I want to see a relic, I’ll go to a museum. It’s cheaper. – Farmer Joe
For me, only Kieth Richards has pulled off the aging rock star thing, but he always looked old.
Page and Plant were the “sexy guy” types, and that don’t really play when you look like somebodys grandma. – BMac
Well just listen to what people are saying, suckas:
*American Lisa Anderson, 57, said: “Everyone around me agreed it was an absolute triumph.
“I saw them a few times when I was younger, but for me this was the best show they’ve ever done.
“It was worth every penny.”
*Support act PAOLO NUTINI, 20, told The Sun: “I wasn’t alive the first time around but I’ve seen the footage on DVD.
“Now watching them live, I’ve been taught a true musical lesson.
“They were just so intense and so tight, even after all these years.
“I was just blown away.”
Yeah! And did I mention that Sir Paul MacCartney was seen pumping his fist into the air? The lyrics from McCartney’s Rock Show come to mind:
Whats that man movin cross the stage?
It looks a lot like the one used by jimmy page
Its like a relic from a different age
Could be . . . . . oo-ee . . .
Maybe it is a relic from a different age. But it sure hasn’t lost its mojo.
Rosetta, you and I were right.
Here’s the set list:
1.) Good Times Bad Times
2.) Ramble On
3.) Black Dog
4.) In My Time Of Dying
5.) For Your Life
6.) Trampled Underfoot
7.) Nobody’s Fault
8.) No Quarter
9.) Since I’ve Been Loving You
10.) Dazed And Confused
11.) Stairway To Heaven
12.) The Song Remains The Same
13.) Misty Mountain Hop
15.) Whole Lotta Love
16.)Rock And Roll
Oh baby! Replace In My Time Of Dying with The Immigrant Song, and you’ve got perfection there.
Photo by Getty at The Sun
Dude! Not cool.
Here’s a BBC morning show talking about the concert:
Here’s a whole line-up of videos from the concert.