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  1. I genuinely like the first Firm album. Initially it was a let down but then I viewed it as being a Honeydrippers type record but with originals. In that vein, the diminished prominence of Jimmy's guitar makes sense and his playing really quite subversive. I take the album for what it is and appreciate it for what it is.
  2. As the release is a 10", my best guess is it would be either the four Led Zeppelin songs played at Jones Beach that are not on Live At The Greek or the for Black Crowes songs played. Most likely the former. The Led Zeppelin songs were; Wanton Song, Misty Mountain Hop, Hots On For Nowhere and Bring It On Home. The Black Crowes songs were; No Speak No Slave, Horsehead, Remedy and She Talks To Angels.There was also a cover of Muddy Water's I Can't Be Satisfied played.
  3. Really, first post and it's to sell something at a wildly inflated price. Welcome to the board.
  4. The only thing that truly set Led Zeppelin apart from their peers was the songwriting. There are lots of bands with better musicians but they all lacked a leader like Jimmy Page. He had a vision for just about everything, from the songs and sound through to stage presentation. Having only a ten year career has been a huge help in maintaining the mystique. There are a few bands who's 10 year and/or 8 album output starts to rival Led Zeppelin. I'll rule out The Beatles as they stopped touring so early on in their career. But album wise, they rival Led Zeppelin. Same could be said for the Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors. If Led Zeppelin had stayed together another five years and put out two albums on par with In Through The Out Door and had three tours of North America sounding like the Europe '80 tour, they lustre would have worn off. That White Summer solo would have fallen so flat in North America. The two hour sets would have destroyed some of the mythology.
  5. My love of prog rock shows with... Genesis - Seconds Out Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends..... Porcupine Tree - Octane Twisted (The 15 minutes that is "Russia On Ice/The Pills I'm Taking" is sublime) Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong and very surprisingly, Goo Goo Dolls - Live in Buffalo (even if just for the version of 'Two Days In February')
  6. Release How The West Was Won on vinyl for the anniversary and the long version of All Of My Love for Record Store Day and I'd be happy as hell
  7. This is hard to say because the songwriting credits often don't tell the tale. If you didn't know the descending riff in Kashmir was by Jones, you could think that was hard/brilliant composing by Page. Either way it's brilliant but a lot easier for the credited songwriters when an uncredited songwriter comes up with a key part.
  8. Yes, Jimmy Page was a sloppy player. Not that he couldn't be a very fluid player, see his 1968-1971 and previous session work playing. But he consciously chose form over function with regards to his playing style and presentation. Every inch he lowered his guitar his fluidity took a hit and resulted in sloppiness. From 1975 on he had horrible pick attack on his strings. This resulted in his consistent breaking of strings, the Earls Court version of Stairway To Heaven on the dvd bares this out. I can't find it at the moment but I've read an interview article where Jimmy stated he had to adopt his playing style to incorporate the lowered guitar and stance.
  9. Plant will join Page on stage or in the studio if and when Plant feels his solo career needs a bump. That's been his modus operandis since the demise of Led Zeppelin.
  10. That was my initial thought but the box presentation is inline with the other live box sets.
  11. My kid happily uses ProTools. But he's pretty happy just using Garage Band too. Right tool for right job kind of thing.
  12. Their first real show and they were good. Dirt pop at it's finest, or so my son tells me. Even though their album has been out less than two weeks, people were singing along to some of the songs. They drop a reggae groove into a song or two, very nice to see reggae mixed into pop music.
  13. Never seen Explosions In The Sky and quite excited too. It should be the perfect venue for them. Sticky Fingers is an Australian band. I find them hard to label. Oasis big wall of sound meets some reggae rhythms by lads who love a pint.
  14. Jealous about those shows. Sam the Astronaut - Tomorrow night @ Media Club - My Kid's current band, alt pop. Duran Duran - August, big arena show. Explosions In The Sky - September in a beautiful 995 person venue. Sticky Fingers - October. Very cool Aussie band. Very fun live. My favorite venue in Vancouver, holds 1,150 people. Margo Price - October. Really looking forward to this. Best release of the year in my opinion. Old school country that really struck a chord with me somehow. Small and personal venue. Opeth - October. Been waiting to see them for five plus year. The Kills - Novembers, somewhere in France.