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Everything posted by middlezep

  1. Wow. I have only seen the over the hills footage, so cool to see the rest. I guess this was a charity set of music, from what robert plant said. One thing i did notice, was a disconnect between plant and page at times....there also was jimmy page facing michael lee and playing, to the point it almost seemed like band practice for the 98 tour.
  2. I can't quit you baby, misty mountain hop, walters walk One of the things thats amazing about led zep and john bonham, is that he is either the foundation or the focal point. Then with listening for years, there are songs where you can hear he and jpj together better and songs where its bonzo and pagey better and its always interesting. So cool
  3. I always looked back to 75 and 77 and how they added the new "epic" couldnt really complain retrospectively too much, except that they needed a couple more lighter songs sometimes. I am thinking of the effectiveness of black country woman 77, hot dog 80, custard pie, outrider 88 and page plants hey hey what can i do 98. Then again, it would have been great if they opened up the setlist just a bit more on each tour...
  4. I just don't understand after a great debut solo record, zooma......why would he then decide to "sing" on thunderthief.....and quickly ruin his whole solo career? Why...just why
  5. I think with led zeppelin, it was most about building a an influence. Which can be most commercially compared to the successful grunge bands of the 90s. I do not see jimmy page as a virtuoso after 73, i see him more of an artist using a guitar in broad instrumental movements within a band.
  6. I bought soundgarden, nirvana, alice in chains records....because i didnt like the hyper vocals and non groove, mechanical songs of hair metal. Also bought iron maiden, metallica and megadeth on vinyl a few years earlier....along with the early plant and the firm records in the bargain bin, after having all zep on vinyl. To me the led zeppelin vibe, connects more with grunge, than heavy metal and certainly least with hair metal.
  7. Btw i did not mean to sound rude in previous post...i still make the mistake of thinking in conversation as opposed to typing something on the internet. I think Page and Plant were aware of how unflexible the led zeppelin setlist was by the time they played again in the 90s and how cool was it to hear gallows pole, friends, thank you, four sticks....i think they stretched out on a medley w shake my tree, with the doors song break on through etc ...they had, in the evening, a bit longer like an 80 version except w orchestra and of course the rearranged kashmir, but there was alot of room for more songs without any solo type zep showcase songs. Page even did that on the outrider tour...there was improv on certain things, instrumentals, but it was mostly a scaled back show which left room for custard pie, train kept a rollin, over the hills, tear down the walls on the light side and even a scaled back white summer which was super effective, leaving alot of space for the heavy stuff and instrumentals. Definitely an interesting topic and one can see how slow the bands decision making was over the years, with freeing up the setlist, with such a great catalogue of material to play.
  8. The only song which describes getting painted into a corner and actually says it, is tom petty, jammin me. So especially today, with overwhelming amount of information and or lack of information, considering led zeppelin delving deep into songs like dazed and confused and no quarter, it was great they did that and improvised, like the jazz greats could. Yes, moby dick should have been cut by ten minutes for bootleg sake...but it simply was'nt and john bonham was one of the best drummers ever. Considering 1980, its most interesting that stairway to heaven, white summer, since ive been loving you were not dropped out of the set...but whatever. I think jimmy page and the black crowes in 99 and led zeppelin in 2007 shows what a current streamlined zep catalogue could be live.
  9. Great guitar there, i hope you play at the purple onion in saluda, great place! Pearson falls is also magical...beautiful area, some of the best hiking around the east coast there.
  10. I watched it again...,and over time i appreciate the controlled intensity more and more. Its like a different band...and that it was. They could have had a whole second career and life as artists.
  11. Maybe Plant is waiting for his band to come with the latest unique version of "black dog" that only he likes...
  12. Cheers It was great and i actually find myself listening to more of the 95 shows lately....and going back to the cd single b side of, walking into clarksdale to get my 98fix. I have favored 98 for way too long...theres great live 95shows.
  13. Jimmy said during the promotional interviews......that he now has a "stockpile of material" of his own stuff and that now he is going to focus on that. Retired or not...thank god for the catching up of releasing led zeppelin hard copy material, like every other famous band or artist.
  14. Yup, i think it was only greenpeace that was actually touring with them. Again, cool that jimmy wore that greenpeace shirt, i used to have the same one. Looking back, the 90s really morphed into a cool decade....even it commercially marked some kind of an end for rock music.
  15. Cool that jimmy page was wearing a greenpeace t-shirt at the end of the show. I gotta say that i also get nostalgic looking back at the shows i saw in the 90s.
  16. This sounds much much better than the tape and cd version from decades ago. What an example this is, of a band in total great. I don't think the lyrics can ever be deciphered, or matter...the core of the band is right there to hear.
  17. She has probably been mentioned before here, but for anyone who likes retro, country, rockish...Nikki Lane
  18. I think Page and Plant referenced the material having to be very good, for them ever to be a band again.
  19. Flo Morrisey and Mathew White, look at what the light did now interesting combo
  20. This band has been standout material on college radio, just stunning. I like the grateful dead treatment of this song here. For a more rock version, with power pouty singing, check out sheryl crows cover.
  21. There is a current taco bell song that sounds like the old cheers tv show song...
  22. I have commented on other threads, but i think megadeth has the middle eastern riffs and apocolyptic lyrics market cornered for decades now. Ofcourse they are more than that...bringing that energy to most all their songs and great cover songs. Most recently on the megadeth and metallica albums, i like to hear them revisiting thrash metal while combining this ultra use of the double bass drum pedal, as a total part of riffs and rhythmic parts of totally intense guitar and drum songs that people should be blown away by...great work.
  23. One of the things that always amazed me, was that part of bob segers journey into music, was him playing a "bass ukeleyle"....of all instruments and of paths that he took as a singer and songwriter...
  24. I have a vinyl copy of knebworth from the 80s, nice glossy photo cover of the band in the field. Definitely an audience recording, was always a fun listen except for some major skipping on my records. That being so, i listened more of the good sides (sides that didnt skip) records than my others which were being preserved for their potential thousand dollar value one day. Also, even listened to skipped sides, for certain songs. In the 90s i bought 2 cds with only segments of earls court. I think that was a time in bootlegging where they thought, it was such a limitless or stupid bliss to the market that still....there was no quality control even with compact discs. So, no advice here, only that most material online today has to be very good compared to 80s and 90s.
  25. Kurt Vile