ROBERT PLANT - SAN DIEGO 1990 [MILLARD]

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ROBERT PLANT
San Diego 1990 [Mike Millard Master Cassettes via JEMS, 2CD]

The Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Tapes Volume 35. Live at the Sports Arena, San Diego, CA; August 9, 1990. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to Mike Millard; Rob, Jim R; Barry G; JEMS; BK; and mjk5510 for sharing the show at Dime.

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Introduction to the Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone Series

Welcome to JEMS’ Lost and Found Mike the MICrophone series presenting recordings made by legendary taper Mike Millard, AKA Mike the MICrophone, best known for his masters of Led Zeppelin done in and around Los Angeles circa 1975-77.

Until 2020, the Lost and Found series presented fresh transfers of previously unavailable first-generation copies made by Mike himself for friends like Stan Gutoski of JEMS, Jim R, Bill C. and Barry G. These sources were upgrades to circulating copies and in most instances marked the only time verified first generation Millard sources had been directly digitized in the torrent era.

That all changed with the discovery of many of Mike Millard’s original master tapes.

Yes, you read that correctly, Mike Millard’s master cassettes, long rumored to be destroyed or lost, have been found. Not all of them but many, and with them a much more complete picture has emerged of what Millard recorded between his first show in late 1973 and his last in early 1992.

The reason the rediscovery of his master tapes is such a revelation is that we’ve been told for decades they were gone. Internet myths suggest Millard destroyed his master tapes before taking his own life, an imprudent detail likely concocted based on the assumption that because his master tapes never surfaced and Mike’s mental state was troubled he would do something rash WITH HIS LIFE’S WORK. There’s also a version of the story where Mike’s family dumps the tapes after he dies. Why would they do that?

The truth is Mike’s masters remained in his bedroom for many years after his death in 1994. We know at least a few of Millard’s friends and acquaintances contacted his mother Lia inquiring about the tapes at the time to no avail. But in the early 2000s, longtime Millard friend Rob S was the one she knew and trusted enough to preserve Mike’s work.

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Robert Plant - Sports Arena, San Diego, CA; August 9, 1990

Our weekly dip into the Millard archive carries on with Mike’s master cassettes of the San Diego stop on the Manic Nirvana tour in support of the album of the same name. As we know, Led Zeppelin topped the list of Mike’s favorite artists and he documented many solo shows post 1980 by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page.

Speaking of Zep, Plant’s choice of songs to include in the set from his former band include two great picks that Zeppelin never performed live. The first is the LZII ditty “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman),” which I’ve always found delightful. It is performed with straightforward charm.

The second is the brilliant In Through The Out Door outtake “Wearing and Tearing,” which legend has it was briefly considered for a single release around the time of Knebworth ’79. It’s a high-energy stormer that rides a great riff and, in my opinion, would have been a welcome addition to ITTOD, instead of being released after Bonham’s death on Coda. While I’m on the subject, “Wearing and Tearing” and “Ozone Baby” are both highly underrated and “Darlene” (the third outtake of the ’79 trio) isn’t too shabby either. I genuinely love all three.

The rest of the set smartly mixes Manic Nirvana songs with the best of Plant’s solo career and a few extra Zeppelin nuggets. I particularly like RP’s vocals on “In The Mood” and “Ship of Fools.”

As we’ve previously discussed, the Sports Arena in San Diego is not the Sydney Opera House in terms of acoustics, but Millard’s taping location seems to be ideal on this night and he gets a very fine, close capture without a lot of the hall muddying things up. Samples provided.

Neither Jim, Rob nor Barry were along for the ride this time, so we don’t have a first-person account to share. We do know Mike recorded the opening act, Alannah Myles, the Canadian hard rock singer you might remember from her hit song, “Black Velvet.” He also recorded Plant’s show one night later in Irvine.

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JEMS is proud to partner with Rob, Jim R and Barry G to release Millard’s historic recordings and to help set the record straight about the man himself.

We can’t thank Rob enough for reconnecting with Jim and putting his trust in our Millard reissue campaign. He kept these precious tapes under wraps for two decades, but once Rob learned of our methods and stewardship, he agreed to contribute the Millard DATs and cassettes to the program.

Three cheers to mjk5510 for his post-production work on this. And to Goody his pitch inspection and beyond.

Lastly, cheers to the late, great Mike the MICrophone. His work never ceases to impress. May he rest in peace.

BK for JEMS

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Lineage:
AKG 451E Microphones (CK-1 cardioid capsules) > Nakamichi 550 Cassette Recorder
Transfer: Mike Millard Master Cassettes > Nakamichi RX-505 (azimuth adjustment; Dolby On) > Sound Devices USBPre 2 > Audacity 2.0 capture > iZotope RX6 > iZotope Ozone 6 > MBIT+ resample to 16/44 > xACT 2.39 > FLAC

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Disc 1
Track 101. Watching You 6:20
Track 102. Nobody’s Fault But Mine 3:56
Track 103. Billy’s Revenge 6:40
Track 104. Tie Dye On The Highway 7:40
Track 105. In The Mood 11:06
Track 106. No Quarter 8:47
Track 107. Liar’s Dance 5:04
Track 108. Going To California 4:22
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Little By Little 6:58
Track 202. Nirvana 5:14
Track 203. Immigrant Song 3:54
Track 204. Hurting Kind 9:10
Track 205. Ship Of Fools 6:05
Track 206. Wearing And Tearing 6:18
Track 207. Living Loving Maid 5:23
Track 208. Tall Cool One 6:16
50 mins

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  1. 85 Responses to “ROBERT PLANT - SAN DIEGO 1990 [MILLARD]”

  2. Had the pleasure to see Robert Plant at the Philadelphia Spectrum in 1988, with Stevie Ray Vaughn as opening act. The show rocked and Plant was having a ball playing with the Zep legacy instead of having to live up to it night after night. Excellent live recording in the Millard tradition, but surprised Big Log didn’t show up or any of the songs from his Manic Nirvana album which was high on the charts at the time. Thanks BigO for a stellar week of shows!

    By Tony Pizza on Jul 24, 2020

  3. Hey Anti/DD,Whatcha think ? robert fuckin plant . Worth a listen,although i never liked plant or page as much on their own as together in Led Zep

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  4. Rumor has it Robert gots a Big Un

    By U L E on Jul 24, 2020

  5. Fuckin robert plant. i just said to you yesterday jimmy page and led zep my fave group. man hes singing living loving maid. this was the one song jimmy hated to play. wearing and tearing another classic. great show derrick

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  6. derrick, whos playing lead? i know its not jimmy.

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  7. u gotta remmeber after zeppelin broke up, jimmy had a serious heroin addiction. the firm were ok and page and coverdale sucked. jimmy got his chops back with the black crowes. he’s too busy remastering and doing books. dont think we’re ever gonna see him tour again

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  8. i wasnt crazy bout the page plant tour either. lets face it they were the gods of rock. 4 great men doing what others can only dream. i wonder who the groupie was when zep shoved a fish up there. bebe or pamela would know. they squirted her whole body with mayo ketchup. all fucked up

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  9. I wish I had roberts big log in my mouth

    By U L E on Jul 24, 2020

  10. mmmmmmmmmm me too . i would swallow him whole

    By Mark on Jul 24, 2020

  11. I was at that Philly Spectrum show too Pizza man! I drove in from NYC. He made it a point to mention that he had stopped drinking and I was hoping he would have started again before the night was over!!

    I thought he sucked!

    I saw Page and Plant 20 years later in Albany NY and he came out with a Corona in his hand! They kicked ass that night! Maybe it was the magic of working with Jimmy?

    I’ll have to give this a listen and see how far off I was. Maybe I was too drunk!?

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Jul 24, 2020

  12. DD , LED Zep broke up after Bonzo kicked the bucket back in 80 . He was fuckin irreplaceable. No way they could go on after that . The Who was never the same after Keith Moon , but tried to go on wit Kenny Jones , but Kenny was no Keith Moon

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  13. Pete and Roger still perform as The Who . That’s fuckin wrong man . They ain’t The Who without Keith Moon and The Ox Entwhistle

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  14. Can you imagine Page and Plant touring today and calling themselves Led Zeppelin?

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  15. DD , true story , back in 80 i was partying wit friends , everybody was stoned shitless , must have killed a whole bowl of punch by myself. Folks was doin acid , l
    Qualudes , blow , you name it it was there that fuckin night . Everybody passed out on this dudes floor . Remember wakin up early the next afternoon sic a a dog , hung over , got in my 78 trans am , beautiful white one wit the dragon on the hood . Turned on the radio and heard Bonham had died from alcohol overdose. That was fuckin unreal .

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  16. Did it ever occur to either you white boys to thank Bigo for offering this to you? You need to be mammy slapped fo yor manners. Shame on ya both.

    By Aint Jamima on Jul 24, 2020

  17. That scared me shitless . I quit over doin it with the booze and dope after that , not that I was a addict , but shit man it was the 70s and early 80s . Fuck John Lennon was murdered just a few months after Bonham died .

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  18. You think you’re entitled while others do the work. Come on and put forth the effort. These folks ain’t yo slave.

    By Aint Jamima on Jul 24, 2020

  19. John Lennon never would a got iced if I’d a quit smokin and drinkin sooner.

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  20. The Redskins new name is the Washington football team . Can you believe that PC bullshit ? I guess that’s the only way you don’t offend somebody, just do away wit all nicknames. Guess the cowboys will be called the Dallas football team . Gotta bow to the fuckin PC police . I’m fuckin done wit sports

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  21. Can you believe that the nba is tryin to finish the season in Florida? No fans in the seats , same wit baseball and football. Athletes is gonna get sic and spread that shit , just wait . Greedy Jew bastard owners

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  22. The Redskins new name is the Rumpelstiltskins. I got a Rumpleforeskin.

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  23. I was so glad to see Robert Plant here that I blew my wad spewing all I know about Zep then switched to sports for the post coital afterglow. Was it good for you too DD?

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  24. Derrick, I told you to keep that on the down low.

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  25. Can we please get Some Rod Stewart And The Faces Please

    By Adam on Jul 24, 2020

  26. I had the 76 white trans am with the honeycomb wheels no dragon on the hood,page and plant would never call themselves led zep like the who. i always loved the who and they should be called daltry&townsend. Im reading daltrys bookthank you mr kibblewhite. check it out. he was the straight one in the group. moon and entwhistle were bastards according to daltry

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  27. DD , back in the late 70s the Trans Am was the car to have . I was so proud of mine . Got obsessive bout it . Would pull over and wipe it down everytime I ran through a mud puddle. Now that’s fuckin obsessive. Mine was all white exterior with the black dragon wit red lines goin through it . All black leather seats and carpet . Big V8 400 engine that would fly . I’d get punks in corvettes wantin to race me on the interstates all the time . I often did just that bein like most young stupid people.

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  28. Them cars was pussy wagons man . Chicks was so shallow they would want to fuck guys who had the neatest cars . Lookin back on it now years later , that was sort of fucked up , like the girl in high school bragging to her friends that she fucked the schools star quarterback. Young folks is so shallow

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  29. Burt Reynolds made the Trans Am even more famous in Smokey and the Bandit . Also he made it cool to wear a mustache. The one in the movie was black though I think .

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  30. Thats right. Mine was also white with the black leather interior and the spoiler in the back. I had the 455 engine with the cutout in the hood. Funny thing every concert I ever went to, I went straight never stoned. Too paranoid to get high in public. At least I remember all the shows. I have friends that dont remmeber jack so that was a good thing.

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  31. I watched the yankee game last nite and thats the last game I’ll be watchin. Everybody took a fuckin knee. the nba court has black lives matter. How bout all lives matter. only cops killing a nigger matters. black on black crimes dont matter, lil nigger kids getting shot dont matter. people now spit in cops faces

    By David Duke on Jul 24, 2020

  32. CLOSE COMMENTS SECTION

    By PC on Jul 24, 2020

  33. DD , a friend of mines son was thinking bout bein a cop . Because of all this coon bullshit where cops is under attack, he decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. Pretty soon all guys won’t wanna be cops cause you might get sued or accused of beating up a coon

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  34. Whatcha think of that Jew bastard Dan Snyder callin the redskins the Washington football team ? Love it . Think it is a sarcastic response to the Liberals and PC assholes who forced his hand . The PC assholes can’t get offended if there ain’t no nickname

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  35. Listen to this . Short people are said to be campaigning to change the names of the NY and Sanfrancisco giants . Said it’s offensive to em . I shit you not

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  36. Next up to get banned is Braves , Indians , Chiefs , . I’m over sports man . This world today is fucked up

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  37. Nuthin but coons and hi yellers these days , and they all act like monkeys

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  38. The NBA comin back at this time wit this virus shit goin on is a fuckin joke

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  39. They just want that monkey Lebron to get another ring , to stir up that goat talk again

    By Derrick on Jul 24, 2020

  40. I have nothing to say on the matter.

    By HHH on Jul 24, 2020

  41. We Want Some Rod to

    By Adam on Jul 24, 2020

  42. Some Rod Stewart

    By Adam on Jul 24, 2020

  43. Was this the tour where Phil Collins played drums?

    By Dave on Jul 24, 2020

  44. I played skin flutes on this tour.

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2020

  45. I’m a dumbfuck, the Trans Am never has a dragon on the hood.

    By David Duke on Jul 25, 2020

  46. It’s obvious that I’m DD, Derrick, and a lot of other assholes here.

    Two people who claim to know about Trans Ams would never have said it had a dragon on the hood! One bullshitter might make that mistake, but not two.

    Sorry people, but I have an antisocial booze fueled addiction that therapy can’t help, so I continue to come here in a pathetic, sad attempt to ruin this site with comments from my multiple IDs.

    I’m a pathetic, fucked up loser. My pecker is tiny.

    Miley Beiber Neko Case.

    I beat off to all three.

    By Corey M on Jul 25, 2020

  47. I still have nothing to say on the matter.

    By HHH on Jul 25, 2020

  48. Well we just got a hold of David Duke’s DNA test from Ancestry.com. The dude is 5% African American. I could always see it in his wide fucking nose.

    By Sam I Am on Jul 25, 2020

  49. Derrick, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am had the symbol of a bird not a dragon. It was not a Pontiac Dragon Trans Am. The Firebird, aka Phoenix, was a mythological bird named for a city in Arizona. BTW, Pontiac was named for an Indian tribe. They will be changing their name to The Cars.

    By David Duke on Jul 25, 2020

  50. Fuking name stealers. Not me Derrick. I think that’s so cool we both drove white Trans Ams in high school. Did your folks get yours for you?

    By David Duke on Jul 25, 2020

  51. Yeah DD. They bought it for me new. Said they didn’t want their son driving a used coon car. But they told me it was a dragon.

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2020

  52. Derrick, last comment by me was the yankees game. fucking jew nigger bastards name stealing again. poor pathetic slobs nothing better to do on a friday nite except to jagoff.

    By David Duke on Jul 25, 2020

  53. If you fucknuts weren’t so riled up over sports you would have caught that some Republican shithead wants to remove the name DEMOCRATS from history! He wants the name changed!!!

    Sounds about right, kiss democracy goodbye!!!!!!!!!!!

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-reps-push-resolution-to-ban-democratic-party-over-past-slavery-ties

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Jul 25, 2020

  54. I’m so damned sick of the name stealers. Who can I turn these bastards in to? I want them banned.

    By David Duke on Jul 25, 2020

  55. Snitch

    By Corky on Jul 25, 2020

  56. DD that might have been a bird on the hood of the trans am . Hard to really tell . Some folks called it a bird , others a dragon . I bought mine used from my best friends older brother back in 80 . Dude was gettin married and his fiancé didn’t want him drivin a pussy magnet no more . Think he bought a station wagon. Remember them ? Don’t think they make station wagons no more

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2020

  57. Love the 60s 70s and the first half of the 80s . Better music , sports , movies and way fewer coons , never saw em wit white bitches and don’t remember seeing any hi Yellers at all .way different today and not for the better

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2020

  58. DD , that Jew bastard Mark has a new name . It’s corey m . What the fuck

    By Derrick on Jul 25, 2020

  59. Derrick your mother sucks co¢ks in hell. I know because I’m there right now watching her suck off a 10″ black buck.

    By THE DEAD ANTICHRIST on Jul 26, 2020

  60. fuckin mark is pretending to be you me dead anichrist now corey. one sick mother focker. any one wishing death needs to be struck dead now or i wish cancer on them

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  61. I wish death on all Jews & niggers.

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  62. Fleetwood Mac blues guitarist Peter Green dies at 73. too bad it wasnt mark, billy corey or one of losers pretending to be us

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  63. Derrick, another jew passing off as a christian. Peter Green better known as Peter Greenbaum. Another jew going to mount sinai. too bad it wasnt mark corey billy harmon or one of the trojan scumbags

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  64. How many times must I repeat myself before someone will listen?

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  65. The answer my friend is blowing in the wind.

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  66. DERRICK you ignorant jackass. How could you own a car and not know what it was? Then, even after the other ass clown TOLD YOU what it was you’re still in a clueless daze.

    The animal on the hood was a BIRD IN FLAMES, or FIREBIRD, which just happened to be the name of the car you owned! The Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am built in response to the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaro!

    You’re further proof that you just can’t fix stupid!

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Jul 26, 2020

  67. tell allah to go fuck yourself clown sum dumfuck

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  68. Awwwwww looks like I hurt the poor little white supremacist’s feelings.

    With so many hijacking their screen names and their crying out I can’t understand why they don’t find another playground to infest!

    There’s got to be other venues full of chest thumping cry babies to share the racist backwoods agendas that they would never defend if called out.

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Jul 26, 2020

  69. Anti,dd,triple h.this sumdh fuck sounds like another motherfuckin,dic suckin ,coon and hi yeller lovin jew bastard

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  70. Probably another of marks aliases,like billy,corey,harmon the hard on etc.DD,triple h,mark sucks big fat coon dics,i fuckin guarentee it

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  71. Shut up Derrick, you sound like a hillbilly rap artist.

    another motherfuckin coon huntin jew lovin yellow leavin corn fed in bred dyke lickin shit kickin ass wipen rapper.

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  72. DD , why you sayin that shit ?

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  73. Derrick, read your comments aloud over a beat poppin hip hop track and you’ll understand.

    By David Duke on Jul 26, 2020

  74. DD you make my afro itch just thinkin about it.

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  75. Name stealin bastards . We need to turn these assholes in

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  76. course with my receding hairline I look a bit like Larry of the Three Stooges.

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  77. You name stealers are goin down

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  78. Hey DD who can we turn these name stealers into ?

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  79. Derrick you could get around them by changing your name and they won’t know it’s you commenting. The name ANTICHRIST is available.

    By HHH on Jul 26, 2020

  80. Tape me back on, Derrick! For Christ’s sake!

    By Derrick's Severed Penis on Jul 26, 2020

  81. Don’t be stupid, triple h

    By Derrick's on Jul 26, 2020

  82. Does anyone have some Chapstick?

    By Derrick's Bleeding Rectum on Jul 26, 2020

  83. All fakes . This is bullshit

    By Derrick on Jul 26, 2020

  84. Fart in my mouth, Derrick.

    By HHH on Jul 26, 2020

  85. So heartwarming to see all you pervs bonding with each other like this was your private chat room. People… people who meet people… are the luckiest people in the world…

    By Barbara Streisand on Jul 28, 2020

  86. Poor Barbie doesn’t even remember how to spell her own name!

    It’s BARBRA, you assmuncher!

    By Sumdh Umfuq on Jul 29, 2020

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