Led Zeppelin ‎– Texas International Pop Festival

Label:
Oh Boy ‎– OH BOY 1-1969 TEX 1
Format:
CD, Unofficial Release
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Tracklist

1 Sweet Baby 2:59
2 I Can't Quit You Baby 6:49
3 Dazed And Confused 14:59
4 You Shook Me 10:42
5 How Many More Times 10:45
6 Bye Bye Baby 11:42
7 Communication Breakdown 4:40

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Credits

Notes

Recorded Live in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, August 31, 1969
Title on CD: Don't Mess With Texas
Two different cover booklets were release by Oh Boy in 1991, one with a 2 page booklet and one later with a 24 page booklet. Both have the same catalog number.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PILZ CD 1-1969 TEX 1 411
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WCP-910121 Led Zeppelin Plays Pure Blues(CD, Unofficial) Whoopy Cat WCP-910121 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
EVSD 208/209 Led Zeppelin Ladies & Gentlemen(2xCD, Unofficial) Empress Valley Supreme Disc EVSD 208/209 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
RSC 100 CD Led Zeppelin You Shook Me(CD, Album, P/Unofficial) Oil Well RSC 100 CD Italy 1991 Sell This Version
DP 674 Led Zeppelin Electric Magic Over Dallas(CD, Unofficial) Dinopower Records DP 674 2002 Sell This Version
TCD-88 Led Zeppelin Eyes Big Crowd(CD, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial) Tarantura TCD-88 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

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December 25, 2013
I find this something of an odd CD. Although the show has been weirdly mixed with guitar and drums over to one side and vocals to the opposite, the fidelity is excellent. From the latter perspective this really is one of the better unofficial Led Zeppelin soundboards currently available.

The problem I have is with the performance. After a bit of a ramshackle start the show basically becomes 50 minutes of Jimmy Page soloing, with little in the way of the riffing or explosive chord work common to Page's playing during this period. Granted, this does mean Page gets to showcase a hell of a lot of blistering fingerwork. However, spanning the course of almost an hour it eventually becomes a very one-dimensional listening experience, revealing that Page (unlike contemporaries such as Clapton or Hendrix), lacked the ability to sustain extreme levels of extended soloing without reaching the point of sounding boringly repetative.

Unfortunately that negative aspect is strongly accentuated by virtue of Bonham and Jones being mixed more as a backing band than as integral elements of the sonic fabric. And Plant? With this performance he has a tendency to take advantage of the lack of group-focused jamming to exercise his spontaneous howling and wailing in a way some people may find excessive.

All of the members of Led Zeppelin are on stage, but somehow the group magic is missing.

This title often makes the upper ranges of Zeppelin bootleg top tens, but I can't help thinking that's often more down to the quality of the sound rather than the performance itself.