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nemophilist

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  1. I feel that they made the perfect decision. 80's production quality and the "new innovative recording technology of the 80's" would've tarnished the legacy of led zeppelin even if John lived on. Even outrider doesn't sound right, I mean it's good. It is definitely much better production wise than most 80's albums but it doesn't have the organic, honest, soulful, mystical and complimentary feel of the first six led zeppelin albums. The 80's was the epitome of everything Jimmy and the band disliked about the music scene The Yardbirds were involved in. Everything was about gimmicky popularity, more than ever before. This was due to the onset of MTV. Every band had to focus on the formula which would get them seen on MTV. It truly killed mainstream music, everything became about trends and throughout the years it has become increasingly more difficult to make a living as a trendsetter or influential and unique band. Literally the entire industry is As a result everything has become canned, bands no longer record as a unit. Everything is micro-analyzed and is done to a click and it must always follow the click. You're literally just turning yourself in to a machine, in a way. I mean it's a totally efficient way to record, helps your timing, and assists with production; but if you're a tight band then wouldn't you want the energy of your life performance to be carried over to the representation of the band on your album? What I think would be interesting is if John Paul Jones was able to take some of those great song from zooma and the thunderthief and combine them with some of the ideas Page and Plant had on walking in to clarksdale. It would've produced am exceptional album or two for sure.
  2. My first memories of Zeppelin were my dad playing Rock N' Roll on guitar when I was a little kid, which I instantly wanted to learn, and after listening to them play the song I was drawn in, this was when I was probably 10-11 years old. After this I started listening to them more, got a their greatest hits album and subsequently liked them even more. What really changed my life as a musician was getting the DVD with The Royal Albert Hall show on it. I was forever in love, captivated and enchanted by their chemistry, their energy, their sound. After this I needed all of their albums and they really became my absolute favorite band.
  3. For me it's numerous things but to be quick.... It's not just how they changed the face of music. It's also the way so many bands have tried to emulate them but just fail to do so, the music is just too pure to themselves. The best bet you have is to incorporate some things in to your own style, but I must emphasize that I feel not one band did this right (IMO) until much later. I think it took a lot of people many years to truly understand just how great Led Zeppelin were, and truly understand what each member brought to the table stylistically, which is hard to replicate but so many mistake as easy, simplistic or Sloppy (in the case of Jimmy). That always sounds melodramatic to say as they've been so popular for decades but I hope some will understand what i mean. I actually think the internet (bootlegs/videors) has brought more understanding of their greatness, as well as the DVD release in 2003 followed by how the west was won. Even a song like the most notorious "Still of the night" might have a zeppelin quality but to me it's nothing like led zeppelin, the only strong similarity is maybe Coverdale's voice and the octave riff within the song. Their best attribute is how timeless they are and it's due to very honest, organic production, as well as unparalleled energy and chemistry emitted while playing together which was captures through the aforementioned production (especially 1968-1975). The diversity in their style is just as important, but also arguably what is most key. The way they blended various forms of folk and did it with an energetic, enthralling feel unlike anyone else is the biggest thing that set them apart from other hard rock bands before and after them. It also helped that their heavier songs had a feel and experimentation unlike any other due to each members style, and this was most certainly emphasized or solidified by John Bonham and John Paul Jones. At times I feel Zeppelin is truly genre-less. That it's almost a disservice calling them just a rock band because they're really much more than just a rock band, as everyone on here knows. One more quick thought, I feel that Led Zeppelin along with Sabbath were some of the first significant bands to really not care about mass popularity, singles, record sales or any music trends. It was all about connecting with their souls to create something honest and unique to themselves as artists which they could feel proud of. How many good or even great bands are pushed in to this mindset either by their record companies and or from personal insecurities? If it wasn't for this trait then we wouldn't be discussing them, nor would this forum exist.
  4. Some of the first thoughts that come to mind are... The enthralling energy they emitted that you can even feel on their albums, thus their chemistry (especially 1975 and earlier). Therefore this goes along with their mystiqu, there truly isn't another band that has come close to this regardless of the skill of certain individuals. I think this is do to their relationship, how close they were or how they all shared a common vision for the majority of their time as a band. Lastly the lack of a prevalent and deep egotistical feud between the members, I think that played a big part in their chemistry and what I outlined above. I see that many discuss the disconnect between Robert and John Paul Jones but I don't think it's as big of a deal as many think and I doubt that it was ever a problem at all, especially from 1968-1973. But I could be wrong about that. I've always disliked how many bands seem to love when the media makes a soap opera out of them, especially when they consistently feed in to it because they're desperate for the promotion.
  5. Oh okay that was a big mistake on my part, I'm sorry about that. When I saw your comment for some reason I connected your avatar with that thread and assumed that it was you without checking. Eric's version is impressive though.
  6. Thanks a lot man, I love your acoustic rendition of dazed and confused.
  7. Thank you very much for listening! Glad to hear that you like it.
  8. Posted these songs in the musicians section as well, Obviously Zeppelin is my biggest inspiration and I think some of my music has a similar vibe. I will be posting more fairly soon, including heavy songs as well. I'm currently band-less so i record everything myself which makes everything take longer, as I have to record each instrument.
  9. The other song..
  10. Hey everybody, it's been a busy few months between a number of obligations. Back in late spring I posted a song on here that some of you had very kind words for, I'm posting a newly recorded version of that song, along with another. I have many recorded and am in the process of rerecording those ones as well, but I'm contemplating just posting the earlier version until those ones are added as well. Anyway, tell me what you think, these are a couple of acoustics. I'm making a focused effort to get some of my heavy songs properly recorded as well....
  11. It also depends what kind of zeppelin tone you're going for ? Are you going for the 1975 live tone? Or more like the 1970 live tone, or 1977? Or are you going for the tone Jimmy used on a particular song?
  12. It really depends on what amp you're using and the guitar was well. What kind of amp do you have?
  13. You might be right about that, you'd know better than me, I didn't really quite assume anything but I did make some generalities that you might not fit under.
  14. How? I directly said that I love the info and opinions within that video as well as all of his videos? I'll go another step further and say that I also appreciate his articles as well. I love hearing as well as learning the truth about the world we live in, apparently you can't handle it, probably because it's "offensive, hate speech" or some bull. Sure I can understand that he might come across as crass (personally I love that about him), but there isn't a single bit of info that was wrong within that video and it is both everything that I've known for years as well as everything that I have felt about the state of popular music since I've been mature enough to think critically and form opinions. If you like today's fake popular culture and music, good for you, no one is stopping you, but many of us don't and we can voice that opinion as crass or offensively as we want to, just like you can. I mean what did you expect? You're on a Led Zeppelin forum, one of the most talented groups of musicians to ever assemble and by far one of if not the most unique and innovative. A group of guys that at the time despised singles and writing music just for the sake of mass acceptance and popularity. Music was truly an art form and expression for them, rather than a way to become a popular brand or to follow the latest gimmick. They set the standards by being unique and by making not just truly great and unique music, but by having one of the most diverse catalogs of music out there. As an example just look at Robert's band right now, totally outside of the realm of popular music from what I've heard.