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Echo Effect
Popularized by: Led Zeppelin
Written by: (Jimmy Page)
Year First Appeared: 1970
Lyrics: This is an intrumental
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Sort: By Performance Date
Performances in circulation: 11
Date Venue City Mode Length
Mar 27, 1970 The Forum Inglewood, CA Intro Only 00:06
Mar 27, 1970 The Forum Inglewood, CA In Medley 00:06
Mar 28, 1970 Memorial Auditorium Dallas, TX Intro Only 00:15
Mar 29, 1970 Hofheinz Pavilion Houston, TX In Medley 00:06
Apr 05, 1970 Civic Center Baltimore, MD Intro Only 00:07
Apr 08, 1970 J.S. Dorton Arena Raleigh, NC Intro Only 00:07
Apr 09, 1970 Curtis Hixon Hall Tampa, FL In Medley 00:10
Apr 14, 1970 Civic Centre Arena Ottawa, ON Intro Only 00:11
Apr 17, 1970 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN Intro Only 00:14
Apr 17, 1970 Mid-South Coliseum Memphis, TN In Medley 00:09
Apr 18, 1970 Arizona Coliseum Phoenix, AZ Intro Only 00:07
Audio Samples
'Led Zeppelin' Version from 'Apr 14, 1970'
Song Notes

The Sonic Effect is a sound effect that Jimmy made as a lead in to Heartbreaker for a number of performances on the Spring US tour in 1970.

Like the Drone that was used in the summer of 72, the Sonic Effect served to hypnotize you briefly and allow the guitar to snap you out of it at the beginning of the song that it lead into.

It was cool, but ultimately retired at the end of that tour because, when the set was redesigned that summer, Heartbreaker was played directly after Immigrant Song for the next two years.