Don't get me wrong. Love the music. Love the miracles those guys pull out in the studio. Moreover, there are several concerts I love - some early TV appearances, and Royal Albert Hall, of course - brilliant stuff. But! Later on... they just.. don't cut it for me. And I watched/listened to plenty of shows. There is some 77 Tampa show, which is considered their nadir, but to be honest, I don't understand how this nadir differs from their usual, often sloppy playing. For whom I almost never have a bad word to say - Bonham and Jones. Those guys almost always were stone cold. Technical, precise, and adventurous in the live setting nonetheless. Page was very good at first, during the early years, but then he simply started phoning it in, it seems to me. Heard only several performances when I thought - yes, this is as cool as what he does in the studio. And don't tell me about overdubs in the studios. I do understand the limitations they had due to one guitarist during a live show instead of a virtual ensemble in the studio. Plant... man, I hate this guy sometimes. And you know why? I hear what miracles he does in the studio (I presume no autotune or other trickery in the 70s, so he was really doing it, right?), and I hear how awful he is live. This guy just never tries. Such a slacker. Not once I heard him flawlessly pull off the AAAAAA at the start of "Immigrant Song", even during their heyday. He does it flawlessly in the studio, so he is able to do it live, am I right? For some reason, he does not. He resorts to recitative. His vocal performances are a textbook example of sloppiness during life shows. Paradoxically enough, in some instances, I found him more pleasing during the O2 show compared to the one from Song Remains the Same done in 1973. Maybe because he was sticking to the actual melodies, who knows. And in O2 there is one moment in Kashmir when he takes this incredibly high note when instrumental section kicks in back into the verse riff... perfectly. I love LZ, my third favourite band ever. But their performances mostly make me cry. Have nothing negative to say about Jones or Bonham, but since Page and Plant are more prominent anyway, they spoil the whole impression. Am I just too strict? Well, no. I can call some bands off the top of my head, who are mostly very very good or even awesome live. It's just a shame that LZ never sustained a high quality level of performances. ... sorry for the rant.