Led Zeppelin was the greatest live band ever to grace the face of the Earth. Period. As a long-time aficionado of these incredibly talented blokes, I have poured countless hours into scrutinizing their every recorded note.
Led Zeppelin contributed considerably to the soundtrack of my youth – fueling fantasies of Tolkein-inspired legendary conquest, triggering amorous dreams of sqozen citrus out-of-bed experiences, and forcing me under periods of demonic possession (where I was compelled to perform Jimmy Page air guitar simulations).
The 1/9/70 Royal Albert Hall concert was one of the best visually documented shows from the early days and an undeniably energetic performance. Prior to the Internets, the only way to experience a gem like this show was to purchase a CD or video recording of illegitimate origin (ROIO). One had to navigate through a labyrinth of less than scrupulous vendors and bootleg manufacturers (whose quality control was quite erratic). The WWII Axis-Power nations of Germany and Japan provided consistent quality, while the recordings from their fascist cohort Italy varied considerably. That was the old days.
The clip below contains Led Zeppelin performing two badass 50’s Eddie Cochran covers, “C’mon Everybody” and “Somethin’ Else.” Viewing is not recommended for the faint of heart, bitch-ass hoes (including they flat-footed hustlers), or stuffed shirt pretzel-necks with irritable bowel syndrome and/or erectile dysfunctions.