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  1. Earls Court - an eye-witness account

    This is one of the best ever posts on here. Chapeau!
  2. Funny LZ pictures.

    Plant looks a bit nervous. "You can't write that can you?"

    Boleskinner are you kidding? That's the only proper tour never knowingly bootlegged! I would be absolutely over the moon if something emerged from either Scandinavia '68 or one of those early UK gigs. As the least documented shows those are like gold dust to me.
  4. I think you're right. I agree the "doing it by the year" approach would leave the band exposed in quality terms as to the post 1975 period. My guess is a chronological live album for 2018/19 would kill two birds with one stone: the copyright would be renewed for songs covering the whole period 1969-79, and it would be a "big bang" release for the anniversary with individual gigs to come later
  5. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    I agree there'd be an element of that. Page has always been into the significance of numbers & anniversaries. He even said once "there are powerful astrological forces at work in the band" (Hey it was the 70s, man), something numerological in a way.
  6. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    Woop! "a number of releases". This is promising!
  7. How about an acoustic reunion?

    I wouldn't take that literally. I think Plant says a lot of stuff in interviews that's meant metaphorically but taken literally. I'd take it to mean: in 2014 he wouldn't have minded doing something similar to Unledded on a smaller scale, but Page showed no especial interest. Doubt it was an actual proposal. FWIW, i reckon Kelly Girl is about right here. I'd imagine Page won't just be doing 50th anniversary stuff this year, but next: after all, the bulk of the early Zep breakthrough story happened in 1969. By the time the promo for that were over, it'd be 2020 and Page will be 76. Anyone betting on solo albums is like betting on the Dow to go to 40,000.
  8. I've also seen people say there are two guitars on Communication Breakdown on the Royal Albert Hall show on the DVD. I can't hear it, but not being a guitarist it's possible it is there and my ears aren't picking it up
  9. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    I'd say, because Woody fitted in. You can 'ave a larf with him, he won't threaten you as senior pro, he's not a singer, and everyone gets on well with him. If you were being cynical, you'd say this was the moment the Stones realised they had a lucrative future as a heritage act, and thus everyone getting on well was more important than getting a really white hot player. Edit: Strider put it better than me!
  10. Wonder if this is a part of the 50th celebrations, or an independent event? I'm guessing the latter.
  11. Looks like there's been a subtraction rather than addition; someone on the Steve Hoffman Forum said the running time of Whole Lotta Love implies Hello Marylou has been cut from the medley
  12. Apparently over at The Other Place, they are saying there will be "copyright extensions" type releases this year. "Informed sources" say etc etc

    This is a very good point. Few knew of the LA / Long Beach tapes before HTWWW either. Page likes springing surprises, so I'm still hopeful. Steve, this is your cue to post the "what are you retarded" clip you always post when this topic comes up...
  14. The Yardbirds

    https://twitter.com/CaigerRob NEW YARDBIRDS MASTER TAPES found, according to this chap. Fourth tweet down
  15. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    Glyn Johns that is. George doesn't sound that bothered by Zep 1 in that clip does he. More interested in lunch, not surprising given he sounds as stoned as you can be and still be able to distinguish what planet you're on!
  16. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    I'm glad someone else is prepared to say this. I saw footage of the Stones on their South American tour and my God they sound bad nowadays. Like a bad Stones tribute band.
  17. I agree, but I'd argue he had learned a new way of singing by '77 rather than '79. There's little wrong with his voice in the '77 bootlegs I've heard
  18. He does, and there's a quote from Page saying the same thing from circa 1969. Here's what JPJ had to say though, he actually sent a letter to one of the fanzines to clear it up, bearing in mind he was the booker as well as the MD, " TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I have been contacted by Clem Cattini with regard to Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man. I would like to confirm that the musicians on the record were as follows: Donovan, Accoustic Guitar; John Paul Jones, Arrangement/Musical Director and Bass Guitar; Alan Parker, Lead (electric) Guitar; Clem Cattini, Drums. No other musicians were involved in this session The session was produced by Mickie Most and engineered by Eddie Kramer. John Paul Jones London 05/2005 ."
  19. I've thought for a while that LZ stuff would escape onto the 'net in 2018 as teasers to get us going. Page well knows we'll respond to such things with all the restraint of a half starved junkyard dog, to adapt the animal / food metaphor... And I still bet that one of these will be a tape of the first rehearsal. I offer no evidence for this, just my fantasy...
  20. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    Playing at The Oval or Lord's has always been a good way to get noticed by the selectors. Playing for Glamorgan or Northants a good way to get ignored. By the way chillum, if it's Stoneman you're referring to, did he not go to Surrey not Essex?
  21. Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    This. I was surprised (even as a Londoner) when I read the Barney Hoskyns book on Zep, especially the chapter on Plant & Bonzo's musical life pre-68. How much snobbery there was towards the Birmingham music scene in London, and how much resentment it caused in Birmingham, not surprising given they were brewing great bands like The Move. To pick another example from sport, Roger Hunt retired from the England team (soccer) because he got dog's abuse from the crowd in London due to replacing the London hero Jimmy Greaves. And this was a player who'd helped the team become World Champion!
  22. Several different versions of this, but it might have been JPJ said it at the session in early 1968 for "No Introduction Necessary" by Keith DeGroot, which I've seen written somewhere, probably Mick Wall. (Stephen Davis' thing about it being at the "Hurdy Gurdy Man" sessions can be discounted as it's now been confirmed that Page wasn't there, by JPJ himself). Those sessions are on YouTube if you search for No introduction necessary + jimmy page. Edit: just read SAJ response, yeah Jones' memory doesn't seem to tally up exactly with the session thing; still, I'm guessing the source for "he told me he wanted in at a session" is JP himself, and Page's memory always seems razor sharp, on most things anyway
  23. I think both early and late is correct in the sense that Jones had made it clear to JP well before the Yardbirds broke up, that were he to start a new band he'd like to be involved. But the point at which he actually joined (early Aug 68) was after Plant had said yes.
  24. Presence Success

    In Dec 1976, the readers of the oh so punk NME voted as their favourite musical act....wait for it....ERIC CLAPTON! And this was a few months after his infamous drunken "wogs" rant in Birmingham that led to the formation of Rock Against Racism, too.