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John M

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  1. an excellent recording of a great NQ
  2. Earlier in that same show (June 21, 1977) before NQ he said "So if all we gotta do to go down well is say 'Jimmy',. . . Jimmmmmaaaaaaaaayyyyyy!" The way he says Jimmmmmmaaaaayyyyyy is just hilarious.
  3. June 27, 1972 Thank you. It seems ah, that every time we come to the states, we do something that you ain't heard before. You can't identify with it. Everyone sort of sits there going. . . .. This is one of those. This is off the new album, and ah, all being well we should have it out before the nights start drawing in because it's like a summery album really, and this is one of the songs from it. It's called Dancing Days. After hearing that "lecture" the crowd is blasted with the joyous stomp of Dancing Days.
  4. Might Rearranger is my favorite Plant album by a very wide margin. It has a heaviness befitting him and the lyrics are fantastic, especially Another Tribe, Tin Pan Valley, and the title track. The album is full of great ideas well executed. Plant sounds terrific throughout and the band shines. A dynamic and very creative record from start to finish. Plant recaptured his true greatness on this record.
  5. Thanks for reminding me about this clip. My favorite Rush track. I think they peaked with this album and this track. Brilliant.
  6. Five great acoustic flatpick players: Doc Watson, Jack Lawrence, Steve Kaufman, Dan Crary, and Tony Rice.
  7. Regarding the tour and the end of Page/Plant, I read that Robert wanted to do smaller venues. One way they could have accomplished that would be to do a Zep free tour with all of the Clarksdale album, the two bonus tracks /b-sides (Whiskey, Window), Yallah, Wonderful One and City Don't Cry. That would have been a lot of new very creative material.
  8. Agreed on The Window and Whiskey. They should both have been on the album - they could have left off two of the weaker tracks and had a real groundbreaking record there.
  9. Funny you should mention that gig. On Jimmy Page.com today is a clip of that gig showing part of Clarksdale and No Quarter. JImmy is in fine form.
  10. some I recently rediscovered And now we bring you the most exciting thing you are likely to experience in the next ten minutes. (or something to that effect) the finest percussionist. . . that led Zeppelin has ever had! A man who keeps getting better and better and better. I've known him 10 years and he just keeps getting better, and better, and better. And of course this classic: a man who keeps Budweiser, . . . going strong - Plant's delivery of this one is great they way he pauses for effect and the way he says "going strong". Perfect
  11. I have been rediscovering this album lately. I remember loving it when I first heard it, and it gets better as the years go by. It has Zep elements but it is obviously different, more mature (because they are more mature). I love most of the vocals. Great guitar throughout. Some very creative things by Page here. shining in the light - great acoustic work, Friends type strings, good groove, Plant excellent on lyrics and vocals When the World Was Young - fantastic lyrics and vocals. Plant is wistful, reflective, and ultimately positive. Very moving, especially when the band and guitars kick in. Upon a Golden Horse - great guitar riffing and countering string arrangement. Plant gets into it. blue Train - an absolute gem - a knockout track for the ages. Grown up Zeppelin! Haunting. Please Read the Letter - I don't like this much - just strikes me a contrived and a bit pop Most High - I get the criticism in this thread, but it moves and the guitar and rhythm groove are fantastic. Plant is over the top and in fine form. Heart in Your Hand - the real showstopper and my favorite track because it is so completely different from anything else they ever did. Plant is so heartwrenching, and Page plays dream like lines, harking back to things like Santo and Johnny's Sleepwalk from the 50s that Page used to talk about. Great lyrics and what a delivery from Plant. It was horrible how fans on the 98 tour would ignore this song and go for a break or talk. There were Jimmy Page and Robert Plant playing and singing their hearts out on wonderful new, creative music and the "fans" only wanted to hear Heartbreaker or WLL. It must have been so depressing for them. I wonder sometimes if they might have carried on if the new music had gotten a better reception on that tour. Clarksdale- killer from start to finish, both Page and Plant. Burning Up - boring. i don't like this one at all. Contrived, a parody of a parody, like a bad version of a John Myles Outrider song or a bad Coverdale page song. When I was a Child - a much less effective version of When the World Was young. Not very good in my opinion except for a few good bits. House of Love - very strong modern rock with all kinds of elements. Strong riffing from Page. sons of Freedom - a fantastic blast of a track. Page is all over the place in Wearing and Tearing mode. this is one of the powerful yet off beat Zep type rhythms. they really kick up a storm here for a very strong closer. Plant goes out of his mind in a dizzying delivery of dizzying oblique Plant lyrics. Something like Presence meets Wearing and Tearing. So by my count that is two or three weak tracks- the rest is great, and the best tracks stand the test of time with any other post Zep output. Yes the production could be better but I like Michael Lee's playing and I can hear plenty of bass. Crank it up and enjoy. It is a full album of original music by Page and Plant and it is worthy of both of them.
  12. Very cool. Thanks for posting this. I had never heard of it.
  13. Where do you get this definition? The Zoso symbol is a magic symbol for the planet Saturn, dating from the 16th Century
  14. Thank you very much for this. You put it so well. another thing that strikes me about the long Page solos is how very different they are and how much variety there is within any one in particular. I don't know of any other guitarist who plays that many different types of solos that well and who has anywhere near that variety within solos. The variety in Dazed us utterly amazing. Then compare that to the long NQs, the 73 Stairways, the 70-72 Immigrant Songs, the 71-73 Celebration Days, the Over the Hills variety, the WLL medlies, the list goes on and on. I don't are for note perfect playing that sounds the same on every song. Those players are so boring. Page is creative and full of life and energy in his playing. Unpredictable, exciting. That is what makes him the best. Compare the Immigrant songs versions - very different. Compare 1971 Celebration Day to 1973. What a difference! Both tremendously interesting an exciting.