Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It (TDOLZ Vol.067)
Earl’s Court Arena, London, UK – May 24, 1975
Disc 1: Rock And Roll, Sick Again, Over The Hills And Far Away, In My Time Of Dying, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song, Kashmir
Disc 2: No Quarter, Tangerine, That’s The Way, Bron-y-aur Stomp, Trampled Underfoot
Disc 3: Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love, Black Dog
The second to last night from Zeppelin’s Earl’s Court run were the first soundboard fragments to surface from these five shows in the UK. Initially, from “Dazed And Confused” through “Trampled Underfoot” had been all that was available from the video soundtrack and this segment was also missing “Going To California” (although a few split seconds could be heard between “Tangerine” and “That’s The Way”). After some time the virtually complete video soundtracks became available but was still missing “Going To California”, the very beginning of “That’s The Way”, and also “Moby Dick”. TDOLZ’s Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It is from this version as was the original Tarantura Graf-Zeppelin-Marsch. Celebration released Odysseus Earl’s Court 75, a four disc set which included for the first time an improved section of tape which included “Moby Dick” from the soundboard but Celebration failed to use the audience source in the acoustic set to complete the show. Watch Tower’s To Be A Rock And Not To Roll and Empress Valley’s He Must Be Dazed And Confused were released after and were more complete versions including “Moby Dick” from the soundboard and “Going To California” patched in from the audience source and more than likely comes from the upgraded video source that now circulates.
The set list is identical to the previous three nights and the encore section wouldn’t be expanded upon until the final night. Some collectors absolutely love these shows while others prefer Zeppelin’s earlier years before Robert’s voice became so road damaged. However, the band is really starting to sound comfortable in their Earl’s Court residency and is very enjoyable musically. An extended 75 set list to include the acoustic songs and the fact that “Tangerine” was played by the whole band makes these shows all the more collectable.
This may not be the best sounding or the most complete version of this show but is still a good sounding line recording that stands up to repeated listening. Your Mother Wouldn’t Like It is probably better suited for the collector that collects everything Zeppelin or at least the entire TDOLZ catalog. The packaging is a nice glossy gate fold sleeve that was popular among some of the early TDOLZ titles and has a very cool picture of Robert and Jimmy on the front cover. The title for this TDOLZ release comes from Nicky Horne’s introduction where he states “for the next three hours, your mother wouldn’t like it”.If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)