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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. 

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska

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

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska

Debbie Harry wearing a Ramones t-shirt, Cleveland Heights 1978,…

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

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska

Blondie: Debbie Harry, 1979, by Janet Macoska