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The Rover

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  1. What's left creatively and professionally for JP ??? Sorry to say:
  2. They are cutting and edging the grounds today where I live. It's a FUCKING National Holiday (US Memorial Day Observed).... Don't they have anything better to do ? ? ? ? Oh, right.... I guess it's not a Holdiay from where they are from (South of the Border, I'm sure!!)
  3. We're all standing on his shoulders.
  4. Chuck doesn't have a place in Rock'n'Roll .... He is Rock'n'Roll !!!!
  5. Iconic JP from the 1973 Creem Magazine article by Lisa Robinson: "Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts"
  6. So, we won't be seeing "The Australian Led Zeppelin Show," or something like that, anytime soon. Wonder why something like this hasn't yet been done??? TAPFS has sold over 4 million tickets to shows in 35 countries since 1988. I have seen YT videos of bands that have nailed Zeppelin songs with feeling and delivery, except, of course, the vocal parts, which, unfortunately, only Robert Plant can effectively do, imo. But, I'd like to hear someone who could, 'cause Robert's never jumping back on the Zeppelin train. He'll always be on the RP Train, doin' Zeppelin songs the "RP" way... Zeppelin tribute bands are mainly for those that never got to see Zeppelin in person. But for those that got see Zeppelin live, no tribute band existing would be worth my attention.
  7. I remember Robert Plant joking in the 70's about Zeppelin "doing a Summer Season in Vegas."
  8. I think, that for me, Who's Next is next to DSOTM, one of the most important albums released, in the 1970's. I saw The Who in 1975. Amazing show. Live, Zeppelin was the best. But, for a studio album, Who's Next is superb!!
  9. ALICE COOPER I first saw Alice Cooper back in 1972. It was one of the BEST concerts I have ever seen by anyone, anytime ! I have seen Alice Cooper several times since then over the years.... But NO concert since that 1972 show, comes close. He and his band were touring on their KILLER album at the time. It was consumate performance by all. The snake, the guillotine, the song and dance ... Alice was the master showman ... he the audience eating of of the palm of his hand that night. I saw something very very special that evening. That show is in the Top 5 of all concerts I have ever seen, including the Zeppelin shows. GREAT NEWS ! ! ! ! ! ! It has just been revealed that AUDIO FIDELITY's next Alice Cooper work to get the 24K audiophile treatment, will be nono other than KILLER ! I can't wait ! !
  10. You talking to me ??? If so, then my comments about the '95 P&P show that I saw in Dallas not being up to Zeppelin standards, was a jab at P&P and not at Lee & Jones. Have you been to any Zeppelin concerts?? The P&P show, for me, did not approach the "magik" of any LZ show ('70-'77). If P&P 'floated your boat', then fine. But I won't be convinced, no matter how proficient you say Page was playing in '98, that these P&P shows were on the same level as any LZ show. But as LZ tribute band, I'd say the P&P shows were sorta good. I walked out during "Kashmir" in '95. It's power was just so many levels below what I had experienced in '77.... well there was no reason to overly any of the memories of the '77 performance with the '95 one. Yeah, '77's was that ass kicking, in person. Boots don't do the power of the '77 performance justice.
  11. Looking up, high in the sky, just after Midnight, the Full Moon was very impressive tonight.
  12. Dirk entered the 30K Club tonight in Dallas. Dirk Joins NBA Legends Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to surpass the milestone.
  13. I don't know why Jones wasn't invited, why P&P didn't want Jones contributing, as no one does better LZ bass than JPJ. But then there's the RP nepotism factor. The P&P bassist was Robert's son-in-law, no?? But, I've got no god in this fight, as the P&P venture was all below Zeppelin standards, in every way. Now that doesn't mean it was sh*t -- just that wasn't worth my attention, as Zeppelin first fan (differentiating from being a Page first fan, or a Yardbirds first fan, or a Robert first fan, or a Band Of Joy first fan, etc...)
  14. Yes, in this room . . .
  15. Tonight's Features . . . . (Saturday, July 5th) Mars and Saturn are dancing close together for the next several nights. Look for them low in the west at nightfall. Tonight, they are to the upper left of the crescent Moon, with the star Regulus lining up between the Moon and the two planets. I have a pair of 7x50 Binolulars, and a 4 1/2" Reflector. I'm just an amatuer. I live in the city, so, there is no deep sky, nightime watching from my backyard. Mostly the Moon, and the Constellation of Orion, and some of the planets: Jupiter, Venus & Mars, and sometimes Saturn. Astronomy Clubs and socities can give you good oppourtunites to view the night sky with others' equipment, in the city, and at remote locations outside the city.
  16. The 2007 O2 recording of Kashmir is the most satisfying for me to listen to, considering the dynamics and audio quality there, which imo, outweighs the less dynamic bootleg recordings. Because I personally experienced what I thought was the best live performance of Kashmir in 1977 in Ft. Worth, I judge all recordings against that experience. And so, I put the O2 recording in 2nd place, above Knebworth, and 1975's Earls Court. If the better 1977 versions of Kashmir would have been professionally recorded, then that recording would be my favorite, because no one on the planet can back Led Zeppelin like John Bonham. The Page & Plant Kashmir, while interesting, was weak, compared to the experience of the 1977 tour de force version. My 3rd place recording/rememberance of Kashmir is the Symphonic Led Zeppelin version, with the "Dawn At The Great Pyramid" intro. 4th Place -- Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy performance.
  17. For the benefit of others, here are the top ten from the article: NFBM KASHMIR WHEN THE LEVEE BRAKES D&C IS IN THE EVENING WHOLE LOTTA LOVE HEARTBREAKER ALS BLACK DOG The article cited the albums that each song they listed was from, and they only mentioned the studio releases. I take it by that that those are the versions that they chose to qualify their choices, otherwise they could have chosen live versions where available.... That's why IS is no go for me. The studio version pales to the live version, and is one I skip every time, along with the studio version of Kashmir. Here are my ten, from live and studio versions. The studio versions listed would also be there live. The live versions would not be there if only the studio version was considered for this list. SIBLY - Live TSRTS - Live OTHAFA - Live KASHMIR - Live NO QUARTER - Live HB WLL THE ROVER WE'RE GONNA GROOVE HOW MANY MORE TIMES
  18. I'd put Carl Palmer in my top three rock drummers. I think Carl could win in a drum off with Neil Peart. Bonham's in a Class by Himself... so there's no drum off with Bonzo.
  19. Beginning with Jack Black's opening... that part of the night was meant to honor Led Zeppelin. The STH performance honored John Bonham. Big Time. That was enough to bring Robert to tears... what was, and what could have been, for John Henry Bonham.
  21. Yes, of course !!! I was lazy this morning, and let Wikipedia add it up for me... but, alas Wiki was wrong !!
  22. Happy Birthday to the Birthday boy !
  23. Agree
  24. Skeptical Climate Scientists Coming In From the Cold When asked if he would voice dissent on climate change if he were a younger, less established physicist, he said: “Oh, no, definitely not. I held my tongue for a long time because friends told me I would not be elected to the National Academy of Sciences if I didn’t toe the alarmists’ company line.”