Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
August 18, 2013 - Starlight Theater, Kansas City
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Not a bad recording. Volume was a little low but not as bad as the Heart show that followed (or the seats hadn't filled up yet and the
crowd noise wasn't winning over the band yet). If you are unfamiliar with the Jason Bonham LZ Experience, they do a great job at not
only capturing the sound of the band in their heyday, but the feel and groove of a Zep live experience. They took certain liberties, that
although I may never have heard Zep take, I could imagine Zep taking them. They also stayed very true to form with the way Zep would do
things live around 1973. The show starts almost exactly like a show on the 73 tour would have started, complete with Bring it on Home intro
to Black Dog. James Dylan is doing the singing. When I read that Jason had hired James to do the vocals for his LZE shows, I knew he
wasn't just going for some Zep cover band/look alike thing (James is bald). But James has a voice that you would have expected to hear
at a Zep concert if you thought the guy singing on the albums had a voice that could withstand the rigors of constant touring, colds, smoking, etc
and still hit all the high notes. James sounds more like album Robert Plant than Robert Plant. That's not a knock on live Robert Plant, but after
his influenza during the winter of 72, he no longer tried to hit the high notes on songs like Over the Hills. James hits them.
Anyway, it was a great show and Jason and Tony (guitarist) returned to join Heart for their encore of a handful of more Zep covers (check out
the Heart show I've also posted for those). The sound quality of this show was better, however.
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Black Dog (Led Zeppelin cover)
Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin cover)
What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin cover)
Nobody's Fault but Mine (Blind Willie Johnson cover)
The Ocean (Led Zeppelin cover)
When the Levee Breaks (Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe McCoy cover)
Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)