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  1. Excellent video. You can see why Ahmet was so important to what was Led Zeppelin, he understood music of his time which is why he took a ballsy play on funding Jimmy Page without even knowing a thing about the band, but trusting Page and Grant would put something together that would be big. When would you see such a passion for good music be funded so "recklessly" as Ahmet did then? Bless his soul for leaving footsteps that no big corporate music company today would ever have the instincts, nor courage to follow. He and Plant seem to really get on here, and it's probably a big reason he did the reunion in 2007. I recall him mentioning Ahmet before doing Stairway to Heaven for the first time live in forever in 2007. Seemed to be the closing chapter of LZ for Plant.
  2. I tend to agree. Jimmy looks at Robert as a marriage he cannot ever walk away from, it's as if he relies on Robert, can't conjure up the courage to test the waters with others. The light that Plant brought to Pages music through his lyrics and delivery has never been found elsewhere and Page almost seems lost without Plant singing. It could be Plant singing off key, forgetting lyrics, sounding like an old dying hen and it would still appeal to Jimmy more than any young crooner. I've come to the conclusion that we will not see Page doing much creatively ever again unless Plant joins him on stage or in the studio, the chances of this seem slim and unfortunately this magical era in music will soon be put out to pastor. Thankfully we have memories and youtube. As much as Page suggested Clapton couldn't get past the blues, Page could never get past Zeppelin. I don't mean this as an insult, it's just one of those relationships forged in the cosmos that Page refuses to move on from. In some respects I can't blame him, in others, it's a shame he never found another writing partner that could at least provide some creative output that was at least memorable.
  3. He didn't go into details. Two times I heard him speak about that song either offering it himself or asking which songs he wasn't happy with. On one occasion he said "Song Remains the Same, I'd like to have that one back" and another time he suggests that he regretted that performance and felt it deserved better. My assumption is that he is referring to the vocal delivery rather than the lyrics, but I can't say for sure. Coincidentally, Page wrote it with the intention of it being an instrumental.
  4. Ironically as a teen I liked their "newer" stuff compared to Zeppelin I for instance. Fool in the Rain, All of my Love, I'm Gonna Crawl, In the Evening, I was really into it, now I just appreciate Pages guitar too much to hold this album in the highest regard. Would still gladly listen to it as it is still a good album. In terms of crying sorrow, probably Ten Years Gone and Going to California. Just perfect songs that have a reflective mood.
  5. Hot Dog...they aren't tear of a lost love, more of lost time of my life I won't get back...
  6. Wow, seeing someone mention the Tea Party hah. Good to see such an eclectic taste on here They were a great band that I enjoyed many moons ago. If anyone wants to hear a Zeppelin/Jim Morrison fusion, listen their song "The River".
  7. LMAO! Now THAT'S funny. In terms of off stage comedy, seeing Robert balance himself on that horse is in itself is a classic. I remember buying that on VHS and wearing the video out. Watching it with a buddy the first time I'm sure I spit beer out of my mouth when he was on that stag.
  8. I've heard this before, is it caught on audio or video? Bonzo has had a few of these escapades which are now quite memorable.
  9. As always this is opinion. The best gauge is to ask drummers themselves who they admire and most respect. Bonham just did it all. Hit hard, generate insane rolls and fills and play with "touch". His love of jazz is quite evident in his playing as he just naturally grooves and is particular on show on In Through the Outdoor (great isolated drums of Fool In The Rain solidified my opinion in this regard). It's an interesting synopsis of his broad technique considering his reputation as a power drummer. All of this while working with a minimal kit.
  10. I thought the same about his estate potentially being liable, but I'm not a lawyer, nor do I know how Page has structured his affairs. If it were this easy to sue every famous persons autobiography would bring forth such issues from others.
  11. The Song Remains the Same. My appreciation for Pages wizardry improved if that was possible, after hearing that version. It just so happens to be the one song that Plant wishes he could "have back" and do again. Also love Going to California as you can hear the guitars more clearly as they blend and dance without the vocals drawing your attention.
  12. Yep. This is one of many reasons it was easiest for Plant to move on from Led Zeppelin. He has an enjoyment for life that provides light in the darkness.
  13. Well that's the point, Page knows things very few do, and some things nobody but he knows. Would some of this be the types of things that one could sue him for? Probably. There are alot of leeches in the industry as it is. I would definitely pay top dollar to hear it all from the source, noone knows it better than him. Even all of the second hand stories would be gold. The secrecy was driven by Grant more than anyone I suspect. It worked at the time because all that mattered was the music, a vastly different age then today with social media and anyone and everyone being a household name. I can't help but think that Page and others in the band look at their legacy differently as they are aging and seeing their mortality. This naturally falls on Pages shoulders since he always held the band as an extension of himself, it was more than just a band to him, it was his purpose in life, his very existence it seems. All that he envisioned about music with the swagger and experiences that came with this fame. As we can see from his reissuing of the albums, painstaking work to be sure, pouring over hundreds of hours of old audio. He cares about what is left behind after he is gone. I have always had some opinions about Peter Grant, I would like to hear more about him in particular. I would also like to hear about what drove the creative forces for them when they felt worn down on tour etc. What many people often overlook was how professional they were. Doing long sets, rising to the occasion so often when you know they had to be worn out or going through the motions. The old saying "party hard, work hard" seems to apply to them. Clearly they didn't have the scrutiny that a band today would have, and that allowed them to generate their own music unabashed. Finally, Page connects with the fans in a subtle but profound manner. He views them as the defenders of their legacy which can be handed down to others. Even speaking to some he respects before releasing songs for the reissue to confirm they are unreleased versions as that was what he wanted to provide to the hardcore fans. There is no band with the staying power that they have, none even close in my estimation. It is almost 50 years since their first album and they are in heavy rotation on every rock station known to man. If this is to remain the case in this ever changing world of information and communication, there has to be a story left behind that is accurate, even if unflattering at times, which I am sure it would be with all that was going on in the 70's.
  14. Ok I had to post this, I'm sure some of you have seen it before, but it always makes me laugh. To me this is hands down the funniest. I've heard of other incidents but never seen the on video, and they probably didn't go on for as long as this. Check out Neil Young really "let loose" to When the Levee Breaks in '95 to such a degree Page in particularly is laughing and it's contagious. If anyone else can post anything that busts a gut more with LZ members, I'm game (PS Live Aid concert was NOT funny).