Another RSD 2021 score from Montreal is this little ass kicker of a 4 song EP from Robert Plant recorded during the Knebworth concert from the summer of 1990 in England. Also featured at that show were Genesis, Pink Floyd, Status Quo amongst others.
For myself personally I love this era of Plant’s career from “Now and Zen(1988”) through “Manic Nirvana (1990)” to “Fate of Nations(1993)”.
What a killer three pack of albums from Robert and his band at the time.
“Hurting Kind” and “Liars Dance” are two songs that were featured on the current Plant album at the time “Manic Nirvana” whereas “Tall Cool One” was from the previous album “Now And Zen”.
Speaking of “Tall Cool One” love how the band shifts gears at the end and does a snippet of “Custard Pie”.
“Liar’s Dance” is easily in my all time Top 5 Plant solo songs. This live version is so friggin good. Guitarist Doug Boyle lays it down brilliantly on acoustic guitar while Plant delivers the goods vocally.
Such a killer track which proves the theory that you can kick ass in different ways than always running an electric six string though a Marshall stack.
The other show stealer is of course Plants old homeboy Jimmy Page showing up and along with Plant’s band they rip through “Wearing And Tearing”!
That’s right “Wearing And Tearing” the last track from the never talked about (except around here) album “Coda”(1982)!
Talk about digging in and pulling out a deep track!
Even though it’s only a short listen, what a brilliant four pack of tracks!
R.I.P Phil Johnstone.