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John M

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  1. Favorite Plantations

    The most exciting musical event you are likely to experience in the next 10 minutes The finest percussionist Led Zeppelin has ever had And now we come to a very emotional part of the evening A very good friend of ours, who is often playing with the band these days Ten Years Bonham ! Spot the Looney ! The man who brings us snow when we need it. And this all time classic from LA 1975 I feel the ah, the atmosphere is starting to create itself between you and us. We must try to get a little bit warmer than it is though, you know? I want to see you sweat as much as me. Total satisfaction, you know? It's like you can't give a lady satisfaction, you get satisfaction yourself until giving it to the lady first, yeah? So we'd like to think that it's a male and female relationship where we should both sweat, you and us. Hey, try and work that one out. ah To enable us to try and take you to the point of, of ah, satisfactory climax, thank you very much madame, I'm on me way. I'm on me way.
  2. Favorite Plantations

    "The man who keeps Budweiser, going strong" The way Plant pauses after "Budweiser" really adds to the effect. Plant was a master at timing.
  3. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    The great Eddie Kendricks in 1972, a year before his big FM radio hits Keep on Truckin' and Boogie Down. This is much more soul than those. I cannot believe this was not a single. It could have been a big hit. I just discovered this song last year. It became a club hit apparently, but not a radio single. Check out the groove, the bass, piano, the horns, - the entire arrangement is just so perfect. A great song, and a wonderful vocal performance. Some sources say the band is the Funk Brothers but not sure if it is James Jamerson on bass. But turn up that bass ! So smooth and yet so funky.
  4. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Some smooth grooves from the Kool and the Gang debut album (1969)
  5. 9/29/71 Immigrant Song sb release

    My goodness that is fantastic !!
  6. "Thank you. Good evening. It seems so early really to do a concert, you know? Cause we only got out of bed about two thirty. So you see, I just finished me bacon and egg, and here we are. Well this might, what's the name of this place? So, we go to Mobile. So, we go to Bombay. So, we go to Hong Kong. So, we go to Bangkok, and everywhere we go it always seems to be wild, the same." He said that before TSRTS. Great show and a great recording. Led Zeppelin in Mobile, Alabama.
  7. Thanks for posting these 1977 remasters or whatever they are. Both KILLER just like the Kashmir and Achilles you posted earlier. FANTASTIC !
  8. Two little things I have re-noticed on live song intros lately HTWWW Black Dog - a little jolt of guitar in a place where there is usually no guitar at around 0:14 And the way Page combines the fast rhythm of Communication Breakdown into Good Times Bad Times intro on Paris Oct 1969, around 0:27 - 0:35
  9. The Moody Blues

    Just saw them in Vegas. They were much better than I thought they would be, now at age 72 for Hayward and Lodge. Hayward especially. He sang wonderfully, hitting all the notes on his greatest songs. I never thought of him as a guitar player much, but seeing him live in a stripped down format his riffs and leads came to the fore. He NAILED them all while singing his heart out. Many of the songs were better than the overproduced originals. Nights in White Satin came through as just a fantastic acoustic guitar song with a flute solo. The original is so busy and overproduced. Ride My See Saw ROCKED, much more than the original. Even the 80s hits sounded great without all the horrid 80s production that practically ruined them as songs back then: Wildest Dreams, I Know You're Out there Somewhere, and The Voice - I never thought about what great songs they are because the original production was so cheesy 80s pop. But it was the rockers that rocked. I'm Just a Singer was so powerful, Story in Your Eyes was focused on a strong electric guitar - with an extended guitar jam at the end, and Question was over the top with powerful 12 string strumming and that voice. My goodness - most songwriters and singers would give anything to ever write one chorus as good as the first part of the slow section ("It's not the way that you...") - well Hayward topped that by writing a second part to the middle section ("I'm looking for someone. . ."), even more wonderful than the first. And he sang it so beautifully all these years later. The crowd was delirious. Question got a bigger ovation than even Nights. When I go back and listen again to their albums I realize that Hayward was one of the great singers of his day. Sadly, I never saw the Moodys in their prime. They stopped touring in 1974 before my first concert, and their 1978 album that came out when I was in college was so bad that I lost interest.
  10. That is fantastic ! If anyone ever says they didn't have it in 1977 play them this. WOW.
  11. I was just listening to the studio version the other day. What a fantastic, ground-breaking track. Thanks for the link to the NPR story. The studio version of the song is wonderful. That drum beat at the opening and throughout! (Gene Krupa didn't write it but he sure swings.) The dissonances with the horns. All really forward looking. Did you ever hear the original studio version by Louis Prima who wrote the song? It is quite different but still great.

    When I listen to this version I sometimes think that the ambience of the recording adds to the overall effect. To start with the audience goes over the top as soon as the song begins. You can really get a sense of the crowd and their reaction. And there is something indefinable about the sound of the recording during the guitar solo. I am not sure it would be so transcendent sounding if it were a crystal clear recording.

    June 22, 1977 - It is completely over the top. It winds up toward the ending then Page blasts off into outer space again, and adds some figures I have not heard in any other version.
  14. I searched for a thread like this and did not find one. I found a thread on music your parents liked. What comments do you remember your parents making about Led Zeppelin? There is one I will never forget. I had just bought the original vinyl release of TSRTS soundtrack in fall 1976 and was blasting out the ending boogie part of Whole Lotta Love. My dad walked into my room and said "Who is this? That rhythm section is pretty good. The walking bass line - the oldest trick in the book."
  15. Pat's Delight

    I searched for a thread on Pat's Delight and could not find one. When I listen to the intro riff it sounds like a Cream type riff from that era. Not an exact riff, but the same type of construction and feel. But what really struck me lately is how much it sounds like an inspiration for early Rush a few years later. Again, not an exact riff, but a style and feel. Does anyone know if Page had a specific "inspiration" for this riff? Moby Dick was a great riff but I wish they had played this a few more times after 1969.
  16. Toronto Sept 1971 - one of the all time great versions and recordings of this song.
  17. Creedence Clearwater Revival

  18. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Ah, Chopin. So much amazing music. So many different ideas and approaches. Fantastic !
  19. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    Yes the Stones had some great lyrics, but you are underestimating Plant given the songs you chose for this comparison. I think Plant wrote some great lyrics in a hard rock context. Celebration Day Misty Mountain Hop For Your Life The Rover Sick Again Royal Orleans - a great story song by the way Hots on for Nowhere Night Flight
  20. I know Page has said the studio material is all done, but it would be so great if he could work the same magic on this gem that he worked on Sugar Mama. Remember how rough the old Sugar Mama bootleg sounded? It would also be great to get a release of the original Swan Song.
  21. one of my all time favorites. The performance and the sound are just staggering.