Event Details

 

Venue

  References:
02-Feb-1969  

The Rock Pile

  Official Web Site: Confirmed J
Recorded Time: 46:16   Toronto, ON, Canada   The Complete Concert Chronicles: Confirmed J
Dec 1968 - N American Tour 1968/1969     Led Zeppelin Reference: Confirmed J
    Led Zep Concerts: Confirmed J
      Wikipedia: Confirmed J
     


         

Review(s)
 
Led Zeppelin: Fast Becoming Cream of the Crop Of all the memorable things which happened during Toronto’s two heavy shows last night (Led Zeppelin at the Rock Pile and the Turtles and Iron Butterfly at Massey Hall), one visual image easily stood out. It was the sight of Led Zeppelin’s hero-worshipped lead guitarist, Jimmy Page – resplendent in avocado velvet suit, bent over as if in agony to the audience, his fingers working like a touch typist’s, his foot thumping like a kangaroo’s tail, the sounds as clear and as piercing as a bedside phone in the stillness of 3 a.m. Above all else and there were highlights aplenty, it was Page’s night. He arrived in Toronto, without a record on the market but with a reputation that long ago preceded him. Several critics, myself included, had suggested Led Zeppelin just might be the next so-called super-group, the likes of Cream and Hendrix. Advance airplay and reviews of the debut Led Zeppelin album (to be issued on Atlantic shortly) brought over 1,200 people to the Rock Pile. They expected a lot, and few were disappointed. Considering the group was only formed a few months back, it’s remarkably tight and together. Led Zeppelin is not Cream, nor will it fill the spot left behind by Cream. Nobody will. But the Zeppelin outfit has a thing going of its own and there’s little doubt that thing is going to be very successful. Page came off as the finest group guitarist to emerge since Clapton. Already, he is way above Jeff Beck, Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. His spotlighted work, including riffs with the violin bow, was executed expertly, without pomp or pretension. Singer Plant is from the English blues school – hard, angry, defiant, gutsy. He could well develop into tone of the big name group singers of the year.
     

Known Set List
 
  Track   Title Time
1.       Train Kept A Rollin'    2:34      
2.       I Can't Quit You Baby    5:27      
    a.        Unknown    0:50      
3.       Dazed And Confused    9:19    
    a.        Early Shuffle    0:21      
    b.        Bow Solo    2:16      
      i.        Vocal Accompanied Section    0:40      
      ii.        Fireworks Section    0:23      
      iii.        Crescendo Section    0:10      
    c.        Moaning Section    0:15      
    d.        Outro Shuffle    0:24      
4.       You Shook Me    6:50    
5.       Killing Floor    5:38    
    a.        The Lemon Song    0:30      
    b.        Think You Need A Shot(The Needle)    0:25      
6.       How Many More Times   14:11    
    a.        Smokestack Lightning    0:05      
    b.        Beck's Bolero    0:19      
    c.        Bow Solo    2:27      
      i.        Vocal Accompanied Section    0:40      
      ii.        Fireworks Section    0:30      
      iii.        Fever    0:14      
    d.        The Hunter    2:54      
    e.        Money (That's What I Want)    0:12      
  7.       Closing Thanks        

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Generation   Length   Source   Comments
master   46   aud   master reel
1st gen   46   aud   Sounds better than master reel.