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John M

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  1. Hints of what was to come. The Yardbirds rhythm section was always great but they kill it on this one. And then we have this one:
  2. Indeed! I spent the past week cranking out the MSG 77 run of shows. As good as they were, LA was obviously the peak of the tour. Those on the west coast who got to see it were very fortunate indeed. I would even say "Hat's Off" to all those who attended any of the Forum 77 shows. Such Magick. One of my favorite moments is the Over the Hills solo on June 22. As someone said in the YouTube comments, "Dude, that Page solo in OTHAFA was crispy." I would say it was Jimmy's extra crispy recipe. During the first part of the solo he gets into earth orbit, and then just when it is supposed to end, he blast off toward the far reaches of the galaxy, bending if not breaking the space time continuum. Somehow Jones and Bonham keep up with him. That solo for me epitomizes Jimmy in 1977.
  3. This is a very difficult question to answer. In addition to all the excellent choices above I could add Out on the Tiles We're Gonna Groove Poor Tom Darlene - especially the last third "swing" section Traveling Riverside Blues I will note that the first time I heard the Fool in the Rain isolated drum track I was utterly amazed. First, that shuffle is perfection, Then the middle section epitomizes the phrase "Over the Top". I always knew it was there but to hear it all by itself in all its glory was something else.
  4. The last truly great epic by Yes, from summer 1977. It was released in early July and then the tour started Steve Howe is over the top on this one.
  5. The live intros where they played another song to start, and it fit perfectly. Good Times, Bad Times into Communication Breakdown Rice Pudding into Heartbreaker Bring It On Home into Black Dog The Rover into Sick Again Out on the Tiles into Over the Top Top Top Top Top . . . .
  6. Unfortunately in the second level in the back. But the sound was overwhelming! One sound that will stay with me forever was the guitar tone in the Rover opening to Sick Again. And the drums !! This recording bears that out. I just found this recording recently. For years I had only the soundboard snippet and much worse audience tapes. This is a revelation! The sound at least in parts is up there with some of the LA recordings. Just listen to Nobody's Fault and Dying Time. Wow.
  7. It seems like a good day to listen to the show I saw 40 years ago today.
  8. I enjoy Presence and Out Door as much as any of the others. Yes they are different, but every Zeppelin album is different from the others. I think Presence is one of their best, and Out Door is amazing in so many ways. To each his own I guess.