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Everything posted by Mook

  1. Is the Kashmir on DVD from the 4th? I had a different Kashmir taped from MTV years ago & it was the better of the two versions in my opinion, presumably that was the one from the 11th?
  2. Just to add that I wasn't having a go at anyone, it's just something that you see in the tabloid papers here, a picture of someone getting out of a car & the caption will say, "insert name looking miserable.", do these journalists do a star jump out of their car with a giant smile on their faces? People don't go around smiling all the time & still photographs tends to reflect this. I'm sure John Bonham had some nice moments with his family and with the band in 1980 whatever else was going on in his head. Such a terrible loss really, I never fail to break down a wee bit when I read about his death.
  3. I always laugh when I see people drawing so much information from a still picture, you can take a picture of the happiest person at the wrong moment & they can look fraught with worry. I'm not saying Bonham didn't have his problems or demons, he clearly did and he did look older than his years (the drink does that to people), however, I don't see the point in studying a picture to the nth degree to attempt to ascertain what was going on at that point in time. We all know he was having trouble getting round his kit towards the end, it's more than likely that he was trying pretty hard to lose weight in order to remedy that. John Bonham had his ups and downs like a lot of people and died as a result of an accident. The remaining members of the band have kept a lid on things out of respect for his family and themselves I would guess and hats off to them.
  4. Love the new single. LP ordered & I'll be going to the Glasgow gig hopefully.
  5. I think this is the best Dazed & Confused I've ever heard. Love the timing mistake & recovery coming into the end of the mid section.
  6. I love everything about Led Zeppelin III, this song included. It's a great and bizarre way to end the album.
  7. The Vanilla Fudge red snapper footage would come before that for me I have to say.
  8. I got the chance to listen to three songs last night (NQ, SIBLY & Kashmir) & I have to say I'm blown away by this gig, great sound, great playing & everything you could hope for from a 'bootleg' really. My missus is taking our Son out for a few hours tomorrow so I'll get a good chance to listen to it properly & up to 11 then, can't wait. I also noticed there are bits & bobs going up on Youtube.
  9. Just thinking of all the books I've read over the years & the Drummers we've heard about receiving compliments from John Bonham (& indirectly from other sources):- Ginger Baker Gene Krupa Buddy Rich Barriemore Barlow Bernard Purdie Alphonse Mouzon Max Roach Joe Morello Simon Kirke Keith Moon... are the ones that I can remember off the top of my head, can anyone think of any others or find any anecdotes/quotes attributed to Bonham in this regard?
  10. Just to add that I've received a link & one poster has very kindly offered to send me the CDs (I don't want to name him in case he gets bombarded with requests) so I'm all good for this now. I'm like a kid at Christmas now.
  11. Would it be incredibly cheeky to enquire about the possibility of a PM?
  12. Ha ha. In a similar vein, I reckon Bonham was a big fan of the drumming on The House That Jack Built by Aretha Franklin. Worth having a listen to anyway.
  13. Aye, I hear it loud & clear.
  14. Is it not Maureen Plant who smiles as Plant is singing Since I've Been Loving You? For some reason I always assumed it was.
  15. I think most John Bonham fans would admit that his solos did go on too long at times. I love his 'shorter' solos personally but his real contribution was how he played in the group setting. *apologies - I didn't get a chance to read the article as it's blocked at my work
  16. That's great to read. I think Bonham wanted to talk about drumming & music more but got asked a lot of stupid questions about other things by journalists, which is a real shame. He was always very complimentary about other drummers from what I can see, even towards the likes of Ginger Baker who has nothing nice to say about him.
  17. Apparently Bonham told Butch Miles he was a big admirer when he saw him play in 1977.
  18. Football Focus is still on. I see Jose 'other clubs are spending too much money' Mourinho is going to spunk another £40m on Matic this week.
  19. He had those Adidas trainers on in Milan (picture below) so it could very well be.
  20. I wonder who will play the two guys in the film they'll make. Hollywood will be all over this.
  21. Ha ha, I know.
  22. Geoff Hurst probably wouldn't do the interview because he knows it was a bent Russian Linesman that gifted them the cup.
  23. Has Robert Plant ever said the musicians he plays with now are better musicians than Led Zeppelin were? Personally I don't blame him for not wanting to do documentaries about the 70s when he's making new music all the time, he's moved on.
  24. I'm not really into a lot of modern stuff, EVH can play but it sounds horrible to me, two players that I've seen live in the last few years who have really impressed me are Marc Ford (used to be in the Black Crowes) & Dweezil Zappa. I prefer Jazz stuff these days, John McLaughlin mainly & I saw a John Scofield/Mike Stern double bill a couple of weeks back, which was great.