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  1. Robert looks pretty tubby in that picture. Along with the short hair he could almost pass for a heafty Doris Day.
  2. The deal with Coverdale is that he is one of those guys that really, REALLY wants to be liked by the fans. He is known to treat fellow musicians he employs in Whitesnake like absolute shit, abusive and does not pay them at times. Regarding the public though, forget it. He is that guy at the party that tries to be everything to everyone to make them happy. I saw Whitesnake in the late 80's and Coverdale was embarrasing, thought the crowd ate it up. Mr. Fuck yeah!!!, eat pussy this, blah, blah, blah between every song. Just petty shock value shit. However one cannot deny he has a great set of pipes and was in fine voice throughout the 90's. Tosser or not, the man can sing. If he would just quit talking like a frat boy in between songs he cred would go up considerably.
  3. The majority of the shows on that tour are good and about half are excellent, there are only a handful of poor shows. I think the tour gets slammed because the whole approach to the tour was a 180 departure from the typical Zeppelin live show. They saw what a crowd in the 1980's wanted, and thus they stripped down, scrapped the epics, and just played the damn songs. For many Zeppelin was all about excess, overindulgence, and 45 minute versions of D&C. Removing all of that pissed off a huge portion of the fanbase and thus the real reason why Tour Over Europe 80' gets a bad rap. To me it was the right decision to "cut the waffle" and play a two hour show with no epics. The only complaints I have for this tour is Jimmy obviously did not like playing AML as in several shows there are points where he stops playing altogether for a period of time, comes in late, or is clearly apathetic. The other is the order of the setlist and having Rain Song, Hot Dog & ALM back to back...a real momentum killer IMO. Oh, and White Summer should have been dropped from the setlist as it was the one remaining indulgence and one which was past its expiration date by 1980. I figured Hot Dog should have been played as a two song encore with The Ocean as the final closing number.
  4. For my good buddy Steve. My friend, this one's for you.
  5. That was likely what he was disappointed in. To me it sounded like Page had some great ideas for the solo but just could not string the together. Very staccato, many pauses. However he pulled off WLL brilliantly so we have that.
  6. My oh my Steve, now that was not very nice. You hurt my feelings and I am now very sad...snowflake melting, becoming verklempt tear of sorrow. Ok, that last part was not true but what the hell. Of course my mental sta...PANCAKES!!! is just fin....SHITSANDWITCHPOOBALLS!!! Anyway...you were saying...
  7. That may be a true statement but not really a fair one. Jones was always the greater musician. Not only the best musician within Led Zep but one of the top 10 musicians in all of rock music. Jones is classically trained and plays a multitude of instruments at an extremely advanced level. Jones in affect is a white Prince in regard to musical ability. Jimmy was / is a guitarist, self taught, and that is what it is. Jimmy was an excellent guitarists but he was not classically taught and only really played the guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. I am sure Jimmy was aware of this from day one and if it did not bother him in Zeppelin I doubt it would bother him now. I assume the reason why Page / Jones group never happened is because Page was obsessed with a Zep reunion tour and nothing else. One thing which has always vexed me is Them Crooked Vultures. Did Jones ever ask Jimmy to come along when he (Jones) went to talk to Grohl & Homme regarding getting together to form a band? Was an offer extended to Jimmy to participate in TCV but he declined?
  8. In other more random, friendly news: Its raining where I live and I love cold, rainy days. Just something romantic about them which makes them special. The wife and I are planning a family reunion (her family and my mom, since everyone else on my side are extras in Paranormal Activity movies). We wanted to do a beach house around the San Diego area but her sister wants Mexico. I really don't care where as long as there is a beach within three miles. Really looking forward to it this summer, especially since weed is LEGAL in Cali...WOO HOO!!! And...Was just watching the Zep DVD, the Earls Court portion. The band playing IMTOD & TUF are two of my favorite live performances ever captured. Jimmy is going nuts with the slide on IMTOD, some extremely fast and complex parts. Since Jimmy was always consistently excellent with his slide work, regardless of tour, I wonder why he did not write more songs utilizing the slide? Missed opportunity.
  9. Yep, that was me, Mr. IpMan taking 100% of the responsibility for this one. The reason being is quite obvious as the poll was reflecting his approval rating. Trump lies every time he is near a mike, even his own staff admit as much so no one cannot doubt that. In such a case how can anyone support a pathological liar to be President? Forget his policies, I am talking only about being a pathological liar, someone with an obvious mental disorder which disqualifies him from the job of President. Of course other Presidents (all of them) lie, but none have done so pathologically nor every time they spoke. So I stand by my statement not as an attack, but as an observation from someone who can hear and see. In Psychiatry there is something called the Goldwater Rule which states, in a nutshell, you cannot diagnose someone who is not your patient. This was established in 1964 after several psychologists / psychiatrists went public and claimed Barry Goldwater was not psychologically sound to be President. Of course Goldwater's response would not have helped his case in the context of today it was considered ok for the time. Either way he sued and won $1 million. So, in all fairness, I do not think it wrong to ask that Mr. Trump undergo a comprehensive psychological evaluation by three independent psychologists / psychiatrists to determine his fitness for office. In fact, if police recruits have to undergo such screening, it should be mandatory for all high government officials as well as drug testing. If anyone thinks this is a bad idea please let me know and explain your reasoning because if this was mandatory, I highly doubt we would be in the current situation.
  10. Very sad that 39% of polled Americans are simply clueless or hateful. Take your pick.
  11. Supposedly Jimmy used the double neck for TSRTS & RS so as to take advantage of the second neck working in sympathy with the played neck which gave a fuller sound. Personally, I would have done as you suggested (I am a guitar player) and switched off. I played a double neck once and absolutely hated the damn thing. Too heavy and cumbersome. The only song they played live which he actually needed the double neck for was STH. Never liked the Dano and never understood why he used it. Played Dano's before and they are ok. I like that they are light as hell but the tone is a bit thin for my tastes.
  12. If Hendrix made his first appearance at the RAH 40 years ago he did so as a corpse. I believe, short of some Walking Dead shit, that they meant 50 years ago. Sorry, had to point that out. All in all though, sure wish I could be there, sounds like a right fine time.
  13. Weed my man, the old icky sticky, Mary Jane, Wacky Tobacky, herb...The amazing Sweet Leaf. In other words, marijuana.
  14. There is also the painful fact that different members preferred different drugs by the point of the 77' tour. Jimmy was doing heroin & booze, Bonham & Plant liked coke, and Jones liked the chronic. This is also a reason why they could be out of synch sometimes on this tour especially if one or more overindulged before the gig. Then there is the infamous Chicago 9th 1977 gig that was stopped about an hour or so in. Jimmy collapsed on stage and though the band tried to play it off as food poisoning, it was Richard Cole (I believe) who said Jimmy in fact almost died from an OD. The good doctor they retained for the tour was not there just to provide party favors, but Naloxone (Narcan) as well if needed. It really is pure luck Jimmy did not pull a Marc Bolan in 77'.
  15. Easy to buy for old Mr. Seagal's birthday, just get him a ticket for Golden Corral and a bottle of black shoe polish for his hair and face merkin.