Jimmy Page playing the Velvet Underground.

January 21, 2013 7:05 PM

The Yardbirds: I'm Waiting For My Man

From the final U.S. tour in the spring and summer of 1968. Recorded at the Shrine Exposition Hall in L.A. Personnel are Keith Relf (vocals & harp), Chris Dreja (bass), Jim McCarty (vocals & drums) and Jimmy Page (guitar). The British quartet were the first major group to cover a Velvet Underground song.

The sound quality is poor but Jimmy Page playing the Velvet Underground.

Long live YouTube.
posted by Sailormom (7 comments total)

Does anybody read the posts back here?
posted by Sailormom at 5:04 AM on January 22, 2013

Does anybody read the posts back here?


listening now.
posted by dubold at 5:10 AM on January 22, 2013

Huh, that's really interesting. I think that might be the first live recording of the Yardbirds I've listened to. My first thought was that I didn't think it "sounded like Jimmy Page", but then I realized that I think of his "sound" in the context of Led Zeppelin, so obviously my criteria for "sounding like Page" were too narrow. Cool stuff, thanks for sharing.
posted by dubold at 5:15 AM on January 22, 2013

Yeah, I thought it was kind of neat, Yardbirds covering the Velvet Underground.
posted by Sailormom at 6:13 AM on January 22, 2013

I was expecting more of a standard solo from Page, but he gave a nice blast of noise there in the middle. Didn't care for the singer though. Nice find, Sailormom!
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:11 AM on January 22, 2013

That's a fucking great solo.
posted by swift at 8:23 AM on January 23, 2013

This is totally fucking awesome, Sailormom! Thank you. If you listen to the end of this, you can hear that the "outro" is also the intro to Zep's "How Many More Times." Note for note. What a brilliant find!

I'm pretty intrigued by how fucking raw and punk rock this is for 1968.
posted by snsranch at 4:20 PM on January 26, 2013

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