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Jimmy's Dragon Suit

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About Jimmy's Dragon Suit

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  • Birthday 12/30/1976

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    Plainfield, IL
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    Page, JPJ, Bonzo, Vinyl, Vintage Audio, Chicks.

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  1. I know for a fact it was not 4/27. My first '77 bootleg was Destroyer and I have listened it to a million times. Did not have the Bonzo disco beat he throws in there during the middle section that I quite enjoy. Also Page is a little sloppy on the 4/27 version. The one I heard his playing on the solo was more fluid. I will listen to 5/21 and see if that was it. I will also listen to the 4/10 show to see if they sound familiar.
  2. I know you may think I sound crazy, but about three-to-four years ago I was listening to my local classic rock station in Chicago - WDRV (The Drive). They were playing all live songs during the weekend pulling out a lot of nice gems which is rare nowadays and even three years ago. I was in my car to run some errands I guess, turned on radio and BAM! it's the middle section of live Trampled Underfoot. Man the boys were on fire! Page's solo and Bonham's licks during that section had me bobbing and weaving in my car I was so pumped but the recording was clean and clear just like it came from a soundboard. I have listened to all the 77 soundboards and that was one I have never heard before! After the song ended, the DJ stated that TU was from the 4/10/77 at Chicago Stadium. I know there is no soundboard recording of the show so I don't if a Chicago radio station recorded part of the show or what. I think I will write an email to them and what kind of response they come back with. I still think about hearing that song coming out of blue and wonder if my mind was playing tricks on me.
  3. I saw one Led Zeppelin tribute band in the late 90's... I believe the band is called No Quarter and they are based in Milwaukee. They were good but I could not get into the music. They took a little break/intermission so I bolted to my car and left listening to some of the 2nd show from Mannheim 1980 toking a a fat spliff which made me feel a whole lot better. One day, My Dad suggested we check this cool band he discovered on Facebook called Led Zeppelin 2... obviously another Zep tribute band that had no affect on me whatsoever. He plays a promo video for their upcoming appearance at Rosemont theater (how the fuck they can play a venue that big for a cover band is beyond me) and he is telling me how cool it would be to see these guys and they we should go together. I immediately flashed back to my experience to my one and only admission to a Zep tribute act and cringed at my split-second of reliving the whole thing. I never ever seen any tribute band since and while it may be fun to play Zep songs live in front of an audience, Zeppelin should charge some insane licensing fee to cover bands playing their songs so eventually the band could not afford to play them live ever again.
  4. Everytime I listen to Darlene, I focus on Bonham. He's the reason why I enjoy the track.
  5. The Earl's Court shows are great but I am always compelled to listen to the US shows from 75. There is a certain magic in those US shows that wasn't quite captured in Earl's Court.
  6. We all have problems. I just thought a better way for you to alleviate your stress from the election would be to "wank off" to a bro mold Michelle.
  7. Or you could "wank off" to the current first lady who has more dude like qualities than the current President.
  8. My favorite live version.
  9. I was just listening to the 3/25/75 first show in LA on Saturday night and Jimmy's playing on No Quarter is so fast and fluid it has flashes of his form from the March 1973 European tour. Your top 10 is very similar to mine. The No Quarter from 3/25 is neck-and-neck with the 3/21 Seattle spectacle.
  10. Presence is my favorite album of all-time and so it's possible for me to leave that song out of my mental playlist.
  11. WOW! I am blown away by the number of people that skip the live versions of In My Time of Dying. Bonzo and JPJ are getting down with their bad selves! So fucking funky!
  12. All the New York 77 shows are imperative.
  13. Lately, I have been on a 1975 West Coast kick and JPJ is astonishing in his attack and dexterity. His thunderous playing out rattles "The Ox" at times. I think its the tone he gets from that 1962 Fender Jazz. Damn! I wish he never retired that bass. Also some of the funky shuffling he pulls out of his ass on "In My Time of Dying" captivates me to a full hypnotic trip to where if a bullet would strike me through the heart, I don't think I could feel a thing and my soul would stick it out until JPJ stops playing. I can't get enough of that shit!. I can go on with his thick funky grooves and his fluid jazzy overtones that he injects in "The Song Remains the Same, Dazed and so on... I think Jaco Pastorius was taking notes.
  14. I remember buying HTWWW and excited to hear a '72 soundboard of a legendary show. I couldn't even get passed the first two songs it sounded so compressed to hell. I still listen and enjoy the audience recordings. Re-release HTWWW on vinyl with no edits or cuts.
  15. I was just listening to that show this weekend trying to visualize what the concert was like. Thanks. I can't believe I never seen this footage before. Great fucking show!