The mainly-dormant Joe Russos’ Almost Dead precursor, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, reunited for a special performance last night at the Brooklyn Bowl. The “Bustle” band consists of Joe Russo, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento and Scott Metzger – four out of five JRAD members minus Tom Hamilton. While JRAD focuses on the music of the Grateful Dead, Bustle In Your Hedgerow is, predictably, all Led Zeppelin.
With drummer extraordinaire Joe Russo anchoring the ship, Bustle In Your Hedgerow opened set one with “The Song Remains The Same”, before working through quick and concise renditions of Zeppelin favorites “Custard Pie”, “For Your Life”, and “Down By The Seaside”. Up next was “Heartbreaker, with Scott Metzger stealing the show on guitar, offering up some fiery hot solos. With the intensity of the band and crowd heating up, Bustle In Your Hedgerow worked through “Out On The Tiles”, “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, “Wearing And Tearing”, and “Thank You”, before closing the first set with “We’re Gonna Groove”, off of Zeppelin’s 1982 rarity compilation, Coda.
Bustle In Your Hedgerow – Brooklyn Bowl Soundcheck – 10/6/2018
[Video: Jay Moskowitz]
Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “Wearing And Tearing” – 10/6/2018
Following a brief set break, Bustle In Your Hedgerow returned and opened set two with “The Wanton Song”, the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant-penned aggressive rocker. The remainder of the second set was a greatest hits extravaganza, as Joe Russo and company worked through “Dazed And Confused”, “Ramble On”, “Kashmir”, “What Is And What Never Should Be”, and “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, before bringing the second set to a close with Zeppelin’s centerpiece hit, “No Quarter”. The Brooklyn Bowl got showered with a Zepplin fan’s dream setlist, as the four rockstars reemerged to encore “The Ocean”, leaving the jam-packed venue begging for more.
Bustle In Your Hedgerow – “The Wanton Song” – 10/6/2018
Setlist: Bustle In Your Hedgerow | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 10/6/2018
Set One: The Song Remains The Same, Custard Pie, For Your Life, Down By The Seaside, Heartbreaker, Out On The Tiles, Nobody’s Fault But Mine, Wearing And Tearing, Thank You, We’re Gonna Groove
Set Two: The Wanton Song, Dazed And Confused, Ramble On, Kashmir, What Is And What Never Should Be, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter
Encore: The Ocean