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  1. Well said, Mr. I wasn´t there in the seventies (I was born in 1978 in another country), but knowing about those times and being a fan, I really think it was exactly as you said.
  2. Without a doubt, one of the best Page interviews ever. I read a reprint while back in the past. Finally, I can see how it looked like in his original print. Awesome cover picture! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  3. Some years ago, I found on the internet a worn-out version on video of a prime cut, with Page soundtrack. As I say, it wasn't the final edition of the filme, but some rough cut with different takes and images, maybe a copy of the version that Anger used in september 1976, in Los Angeles, supposedly the audio source that was used on the bootleg version of Page soundtrack (those blue-vynils that appeared in the eighties). The quality isn't good anyway, but I was fascinated as it was something extremely rare to find. I don't know if the video is still available somewhere, I think it was a torrent on The Pirate Bay. I can't remember properly because I've downloaded so many bootlegs and Zeppelin-related artifacts over the years that my mind is a mess. But I remember to feel that Page soundtrack sounded very good with those old and archaic images of ancient temples, the land of Egypt and mythological characters.
  4. It's a strange thing from the usual viewpoint of "standard thought", but I think there lies something very deep.
  5. "Crowley didn´t have a high opinion of women, and I don't think he was wrong". I believe Page refers here to the sexual aspect of women in general society, at least Western society (as Crowley believed), wich was severely repressed at the time. "Women fails in expressing her sexuality at full range, without restriction and shame", that is what I think he was saying. Don't forget Crowley came form a Victorian age in England, where sexual repression and Christian dogma and morals was the order of the day, and through his religion Thelema (based strongly in the sacralization of sexuality and a belief in the power of the Goddess) he believed in the occult powers of sexuality (Tantra Yoga). He called such techniques "sexual magick", and is based in the awakening of Kundalini (the serpent of fire), the so called subtle-energy that lies "within" the base of the human spine, a then "shockingly new" and yet very archaic teaching in old Indian texts. Using these sex techniques with extreme discipline and in a ritual context, the adept expands his consciousness, achieving the higher levels, and so being able to obtain paranormal abilities. Here the Third Eye symbolism (The Eye of Horus). That was they believe, anyway. It all comes to the faith in what thelemites calls the True Will, believing that each human being is born to discover his or her own and particular True Will over the course of his life, and pursue that in every aspect of his/her life-journey to accomplish his or her happiness and freedom. With that in mind. I would like to quote here an old declaration from Sounds magazine (1976), that was quoted by Mick Wall for his own Zeppelin biography, When Giants Walked The Earth. Here Jimmy says: "I think Crowley is a misundertood genius of the twentieth century. Because his whole thing was the liberation of the person, of the entity, and (how) that restriction would foul you up, leading to frustration, wich leads to violence, crime, mental breakdown, depending on what sort of make-up you have underneath".
  6. Well, I read somewhere that kind of story when the "black book" Hammer of The Gods came out in 1985. Jimmy got a copy and, after reading a few bits, he throwed it in disgust through the window of his house by the Thames, so the book went sailing down the river waters. It seems to be a Jimmy's habit when he lays his hands on some Zeppelin-related artifact that he doesn't like. Maybe digging the deeps of river Thames we can find some damned Zeppelin treasures!, probably an entire collection of Zeppelin books
  7. Personally, I think 'Pictures at Eleven' is a great album; in fact, one of the very best of Plant solo journey. His voice here sounds a lot like the latter years of Zeppelin, probably '79 and '80. In fact, the album lean a bit on the Zeppelin sound while at the same time shows the new facet of Plant as a solo artist. I think that was a good move or strategy for him when it came to start a solo career. Obviously, the more-related Zeppelin tracks on the album are 'Burning Down One Side' and 'Slow Dancer'. I believe that first song sounds reminiscent to 'In The Evening', that opening track on Zeppelin's 'In Through The Out Door' album; a very catchy song. The way Robert sings here is very unusal and original, I think... and charming!. 'Slow Dancer' sounds to me like some sister of 'Kashmir'; you know... the drum beat, the dramatic 'oriental' atmosphere and such. Cozy Powell really beat the shit out of his drums here. That sound is amazing. He really evokes the Bonham thunder here. I like the melancholy and finesse on 'Moonlight in Samosa' and 'Like I've Never Been Gone'. LINBG is one of his best ballads. Reminds me some of the 'drama atmosphere' characteristic on 'Since I've Been Loving You'. Robbie Blunt was great on this album, I love his guitar sounds and arrangements. I don't have any problems with that evil 'eighties soundalike' kind of thing on this album. I think here, overall, the production techniques and arrangements sounds tasty. In my opinion, 'Now and Zen' sounds more excessively eighties than any other album he made in that decade. But, I have to say, I don't really listened 'The Principle of The Moments' and 'Shaken'n Stirred' too much yet to have a proper perspective. Maybe his 1985 album is more eighties than any other. I used to listen 'Pictures at Eleven' with my mp3 player and phones when I was working as a paper-boy early in the morning a couple of years ago, in the little town where I lived. I was riding a bike while the town was still quiet and with the very firsts lights of dawn. So the energy of the album helped me a lot to recharge my batteries after a 'not-sleeping-all-night-long' kind of thing on a sunday morning, as you can imagine, and people would get his morning papers on time. But I still listen to it and I still think is great. (I like 'Mighty Rearranger' a lot, too). I went to see Robert and his Sensational Space Shifters when he came to Cordoba, Argentina, in november 2012. What a great show and band that was! I had never seen him live before, so - you can imagine, hearing his voice rumbling through the building from the first song ('Tin Pan Valley') was kind of surreal. I immediately felt something like: "Holy shit!, here is a man with 64 years old and thousands of battles on his back, and he still manages to sound strong!" He's a truly Chief Viking
  8. Great aen27!!!.... Always liked me the story of Page-Burroughs interview, and the note itself, because they dug in unconventional subjects with interesting opinions and such. Does anyone on the forum scanned and posted the interview as appeared on the magazine? I always wondered how it looked like.
  9. I think the main reason Page and the other two band members put down those books is because they want Zeppelin being remembered for their great music. And they see all those stories and legends as a distraction from the music they made with such spirit and inspiration, you know, working really hard. If I were in their shoes, as a musician I would be really, really upset with fans and media constantly raving about incredibly epic antics in hotel rooms and stuff instead of the music . So, in my opinion, they wanted the people recognize the quality of the music by itself, without any halo, mystique or whatever. I don´t say with this that I don´t like those books because, ion the other had... why the fuck those books should lie about a rock band like Led Zeppelin in the seventies? I don´t see the necessity! Obviously, in the context of a book all those stories tends to be a little romaticized by the pass of time and the word-out-of-mouth thing, AND - with this in mind, I think that doesn't meant it really doesn't happend, you know .
  10. When I think about that june 21st 1977 L.A. Forum show, I always remember that amazing begining with "The Song Remains The Same", when Bonham basically goes like a fuckin' rocket with the snare and kick drum. And that was just the start of the concert! What a night, my goodness! Luckily, this version of "Song Remains" is included in the official DVD as an extra - the version of the audio bootleg "Listen To This Eddie" synched up with amateur footage in 8mm. I wasn't at the show itself, obviously, but I wish I had the opportunity! I know about the show via Eddie bootleg. "Sick Again" was a kick ass, and I remember the great jam in "No Quarter" too; again, with Bonzo hammering the drums like a machine gun in combat with Page. Robert strong vocals too... and of course, Mr. Page was really ON FIRE that night. An historic one. Epic, indeed.
  11. When I think about that june 21st 1977 L.A. Forum show, I always remember that amazing begining with "The Song Remains The Same", when Bonham basically goes like a fuckin' rocket with the snare and kick drum. And that was just the start of the concert! What a night, my goodness! Luckily, this version of "Song Remains" is included in the official DVD as an extra - the version of the audio bootleg "Listen To This Eddie" synched up with amateur footage in 8mm. I wasn't at the show itself, obviously, but I wish I had the opportunity! I know about the show via Eddie bootleg. "Sick Again" was a kick ass, and I remember the great jam in "No Quarter" too; again, with Bonzo hammering the drums like a machine gun in combat with Page. Robert strong vocals too... and of course, Mr. Page was really ON FIRE that night. An historic one. Epic, indeed.
  12. When I think about that june 21st 1977 L.A. Forum show, I always remember that amazing begining with "The Song Remains The Same", when Bonham basically goes like a fuckin' rocket with the snare and kick drum. And that was just the start of the concert! What a night, my goodness! Luckily, this version of "Song Remains" is included in the official DVD as an extra - the version of the audio bootleg "Listen To This Eddie" synched up with amateur footage in 8mm. I wasn't at the show itself, obviously, but I wish I had the opportunity! I know about the show via Eddie bootleg. "Sick Again" was a kick ass, and I remember the great jam in "No Quarter" too; again, with Bonzo hammering the drums like a machine gun in combat with Page. Robert strong vocals too... and of course, Mr. Page was really ON FIRE that night. An historic one. Epic, indeed.
  13. I'm from Argentina and even today I still cursing myself for not attend that concert (i had not discovered Led Zeppelin yet). I friend of mine -not a Zeppelin fan like me- told me that was the best concert he attended. To redeem myself, i have the bootleg copy of both, audio an video. The video was professionally filmed... God exists Robert Plant played here in january 1994 and Page & Plant played in a FM radio station in november 1994 for promotional purposes. As a surprise, Jimmy played with Aerosmith the night before. Alfredo Rosso, an Argentine journalist, told us that the Page & Plant press conference in Buenos Aires was not being very enthusiastic, until he told Page that he was a very big fan of The Incredible String Band too (you know, like Jimmy). I know that's true because i had read his writings and listened his radio show, where he played Incredible String Band many times. In that point, Page was brightened and replied with a smile: "Any fan of The Incredible String Band is my friend." Peace
  14. Exactly. I think that's one of the reasons why he has maintained an aura of secrecy about their interest in the occult. Mysticism is a very complex thing, and Page is a cautious guy.
  15. And yes, Lucifer means, "Light Bearer", not Satan. The concept of light & shadow.