Led Zeppelin – Disturbance House (Wendy WECD-52/53)
Setlist : Disc 1: Rock And Roll, Over The Hills And Far Away, Black Dog, Misty Mountain Hop, Since I’ve Been Loving You, Dancing Days, Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp, The Song Remains The Same, The Rain Song
Disc 2: Dazed And Confused, Stairway To Heaven, Whole Lotta Love (includes The Crunge, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, Boogie Chillun’, Let’s Have A Party, Heartbreak Hotel, I Can’t Quit You), Heartbreaker
Disturbance House is Wendy’s companion volume to Riot House. Unlike the December 22nd show this never saw a vinyl release but first surfaced commercially on Merry Christmas Mr. Jimmy (LS-7208/7209) on Lemon Song and later on the three disc set The Titanic (IQ-016/17/18) on Image Quality. Lemon Song moved “Dazed & Confused” out of sequence to fit the tape on to two discs (something which really wasn’t necessary). Image Quality split the show over three discs and used a copy of the tape that ran noticeably too slow, but did put a picture from the actual gig on the front cover.
Wendy sourced this from the first generation; it runs at the correct speed and sounds good but distant. The main culprit is the PA and the venue itself. Reviews afterwards stated that the sound mix was poor past the first thirty rows in the hall and didn’t reach the back at all. In fact the back rows were huddled to the middle but it is as if there is a vacuum above the stage sucking away much of the sound giving it a muddy quality. It is a similar timbre to the previous evening’s first tape source although this one isn’t as dull and flat. It does have some liveliness to it and is very enjoyable as a whole although there is a lot of hiss present.
Like the previous evening this is another hot show. Plant remembers the early days when they played venues where “you got a concussion if you moved” on stage. After saying he wants everybody to be brothers and sisters (“and I hope the press didn’t catch that”) he dedicated “
The artwork is again an homage to the Hyatt House theme, giving this a red background with photo of Plant from the