by Joseph Terrazas
Their Unleaded Tour
(Unleaded, Meaning they didn’t bother bringing long time Bassist, John Paul Jones??? )
Early into the show Page seemed to be content to play second fiddle to Plant as he set the direction early on, until Page broke loose with Heartbreaker, then solo after solo. He displayed the daredevil chops that turned the blues inside out and pointed the direction for Ritchie Blackmore,Ted Nugent, Eddie Van Halen and a host of other hard rock maniacs.
He broke out the Cello bow for Babe I’m Gonna Leave You. They weren’t backed by an Egyptian orchestra as the last tour but had all the elements covered. They had the 13,000 people at the outside venue rocking, they looked healthy and happy to be together again.
The first encore was Ramble On then finished the show with Rock N’Roll. I’ve always enjoyed Jimmy Page’s work as he’d always add different elements to his songs (Donovan credited him with playing the first Power chord ever recorded on the Hurdy Gurdy Man – 1967), no one had ever filled a gap on a song with such moaning and groaning.
Thank You Joseph Terrazas