Category: cleveland

He was glam: Brian May, giving me a ‘She…

He was glam: Brian May, giving me a ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ in Cleveland, February 8 1975, by Janet Macoska, via queenthroughtheyears

Jimbert and their pants at Musicarnavale, Warr…

Jimbert and their pants at Musicarnavale, Warrenville OH (Cleveland), by Kurt Katzan, July 20, 1969. 

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland …

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland Music Hall, February 8, 1975, by Janet Macoska

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland …

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland Music Hall, February 8, 1975, by Janet Macoska

Linda McCartney selfie with Paul and Mary, Cle…

Linda McCartney selfie with Paul and Mary, Cleveland 1976, via lindamccartney

Debbie Harry wearing a Ramones t-shirt, Clevel…

Debbie Harry wearing a Ramones t-shirt, Cleveland Heights 1978, by Janet Macoska

Red Zeppelin, April 27, 1977, by Janet Macoska…

Red Zeppelin, April 27, 1977, by Janet Macoska, via ledzeppelin.

The rap is that they’d lost their edge by 1977. Jimmy couldn’t play, Robert couldn’t sing, whatever. It’s all nonsense. They were still monsters, never more so than this night in Cleveland, thankfully preserved in a jaw-dropping recording known as Destroyer. There are multiple versions of it on YouTube, including a remastered version that blows away any official live recordings the band has ever released.

The first bit of the first song is missing, but take a listen to this tasty little clip of (most of) The Song Remains The Same, The Rover, and Sick Again. There 2 hours more where that came from, and it’s absolutely amazing. Don’t believe the anti-hype! Trust your ears, which if you’ve set this at the proper volume, will be bleeding with joy by the end of it. 

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland …

Glam Angel: Freddie Mercury, Queen, Cleveland Music Hall, February 8, 1975, by Janet Macoska

Robert Plant, Cleveland 1977, by Janet Macoska

Robert Plant, Cleveland 1977, by Janet Macoska

Rush (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) in …

Rush (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart) in Cleveland, December 17, 1977, by Fin Costello,  via pinterest