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  1. In terms of pop songwriting, I put the Bee Gees up there with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Michael Jackson...pretty much anybody. Their harmonies were downright amazing. The way all three of them blended their voices in a song was truly remarkable. They also continued to change and adapt their music to suit the musical style of the time. Robin Gibb is one of my favorite singers out there. His voice was truly unique. It's a shame that their disco stuff (which I really like, btw) has caused them to have a negative reputation these days. They were so much more than Saturday Night Fever. Their 60s stuff alone is amazing! Here's my top underrated Bee Gees songs, in chronological order: Every Christian Lion-Hearted Man Will Show You - Gregorian chants mixed with a very trippy, psychedelic section with Beatlesque harmonies. What's not to love? Odessa (City on the Black Sea) - a gorgeous song from their best (and most underrated) album. The way that they combine classical music with a pop ballad is amazing. Not to mention the haunting lyrics. And they were only in their late teens/early 20s here! Very few other groups were doing this sort of thing at the time (only the Moody Blues comes to mind for me). Alive - a great, uplifting song that was sadly overlooked when it was released (it hit the top 40, but only just barely). The way it crescendos in the chorus is great. All This Making Love - a great hard funk/R&B song featuring a very strong Barry Gibb vocal. Also features darker lyrics than were typical for them at this time. Ordinary Lives - a great soft song from the late 80s, done in tribute to their youngest brother Andy, who had just died. Features some very existential lyrics too! Heart Like Mine - a haunting, ethereal song with New Age influences (almost sounds like it could be an Enya song) that features a stunning lead from Robin. Barry even called this his favorite song that Robin sings on. Blue Island - a lovely acoustic song that was dedicated to the children of Yugoslavia. Barry said it was the nicest song they ever wrote. I Will - this is what I mean when I talk about their harmonies. The way they blend their voices on this track is nothing short of magical! This Is Where I Came In - a great bluesy, rocking track from their last album. It's sad how Barry is the only one left. I can't imagine having to bury three younger brothers (and his mother recently passed away as well). Great that he's still making music though.
  2. This is my favorite Led Zeppelin concert ever, and probably my favorite concert by anyone! If I had a time machine, you can bet that I would plant myself in the front row of the Seattle Center Coliseum that night. The resulting hearing loss would be worth it. Hell, I might even try to pull a Millard there! I really wish the band had used this concert for How the West Was Won. As great as 6/25 and 6/27, this concert has so many encores and has the first performances of four of their songs. Oh well! My holy grail, as I mentioned elsewhere, would be a soundboard of this incredible performance. Heck, I'd even settle for just a soundboard of the organ solo (what with the medley of Louie Louie and Let's Dance). Where'd you hear that? Just curious. I wonder if Plant blew out his voice a bit at this show since the next night in San Bernardino shows him in rough shape. You could even think of it as a preview for what he'll sound like in Japan later that year.
  3. Besides 6/21/77, I love Plant's intro on 3/19/75: "Good Evening. Oh, Who's a lucky girl? Jimmy scores a nice little thing for his neck. All I get is a pencil. Perhaps it's because its lead. Hey. Alright you lucky guys and gals. Ladies and gentlemen, a very serious part of the night has now arrived , where I nip off to the dressing room to get a blowjob. We'd now like to feature ah, how coarse, how coarse these English people can be, as England sinks into the British channel, here we are in North America. Right Vancouver, we give you an experience you'll never forget, more stunning than Lysergic Acid Diethylamide titrate, a man over there has just had diarrhea. Ladies and gentlemen, the man with only two cavities, John Bonham. Moby Dick."
  4. There's a few. Strider linked the 2-12-75 Madison Square Garden show (although I know of better sounding versions). Then, of course, you have the Seattle show on March 21st (which has a soundboard coming out soon). I also really like the last LA show on March 27th, as well as the last Earl's Court show on May 25th. Shoot me a PM and I'll be happy to provide you with links!
  5. Nobody's Fault But Mine from LTTE. I have yet to find a better version of this song. SO brutal and heavy!
  6. Well...that didn't take long for Sam's reminder to get lost in the shuffle.
  7. I'm not sure I believe this taper either. He also claims stuff like having 2 hour long film footage of 1/26/69. And he also mentions that he has samples of these Tuscon encores and says for people to email him if interested...yet I have not heard a peep out of anybody else that verifies that there were any additional encores performed, from either people that were there or people who emailed this guy asking for the samples. Sorry, I don't buy it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  8. A snippet of Your Time is Gonna Come was performed during the Whole Lotta Love medley on September 24, 1971 in Tokyo, Japan
  9. Just received an update regarding a relative of mine who was suicidal: Her brother sent us a picture of her playing with her granddaughter and said she is doing MUCH better. Hopefully, she'll continue to improve and things will continue to get better. Anyone reading this who happens to be depressed: always remember, there's ALWAYS hope! Never let anyone tell you otherwise!
  10. 4 dead including the cop and assailant, 20 people injured (as of right now). It's sad that I'm honestly not that surprised when these attacks happen anymore. They seem to be increasing in frequency with each passing year. My heart goes out to all in London as well!
  11. To quote The Dark Knight: "very poor choice of words!". My apologies, Strider! You are indeed correct and I should have said "videotaped" and not "filmed". Thanks for the clarification and info! I was always under the impression that the video for Pontiac for sure existed, just that someone out there was hoarding it. It didn't even occur to me that they needed to be recording the actual feed, but it makes sense. Hopefully someone had the foresight to do that! Unless you're referring to my film/videotape gaffe above, you may be thinking of the Houston show or one of the Landover shows. They have been rumored to have been videotaped, but it seems unlikely. Further discussion can be found in this thread: http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/17057-professionally-filmed-led-zeppelin-concerts/& As well as this one: http://forums.ledzeppelin.com/index.php?/topic/10547-houston-52177/
  12. Something I've always been wondering about: apparently the Tour Over Europe was originally supposed to have two shows in Berlin (on July 7th and 8th), but the latter one was cancelled. Why did this happen? I vaguely recall hearing that it was due to sluggish ticket sales, which somewhat surprised me. Is this true? Furthermore, on The Year of Led Zeppelin blog entry for the last show, someone named Greg Wilkinson claims this: Is this true? If so, why was it postponed a week?
  13. Besides the Seattle show, the only other show from the 77 tour that was definitely filmed by the band was their show at the Pontiac Silverdome on April 30th (which also broke a record for biggest attendance at an indoor concert). Unfortunately, that film has not been released yet. Hopefully it will someday as the performance is apparently really good (haven't heard the audience recording of the show yet myself). That aside, there are several shows from this tour that are absolute must hears. My go-to (as I'm sure is the case with many others here) are the LA shows on June 21st, 23rd, 25th, and 27th recorded by Mike Millard. They're some of the best audience recordings you'll ever hear, especially from that era. If I had to pick one show from this run as the best, it would be the 21st (though I'm sure many may disagree). Sound quality and performance are unbelievable. Zeppelin may have been past their prime at this point, but don't let anyone tell you they couldn't still do a killer live show. It easily blows Seattle out of the water. You can search for the 21st on Youtube. It's called "Listen to This Eddie". The Winston Remaster is generally considered to be the version with the best sound quality. Enjoy it! It was actually the first complete Zeppelin bootleg I ever heard.
  14. Quiz/game shows always seem to find the biggest idiots I've ever seen. Case in point: this classic moment from Family Feud. I'm ashamed that there are human beings out there that are this dumb. I get that it's hard coming up with answers in that short amount of time. But these answers? Seriously?!
  15. Thank you thank you thank you thank you for posting this! This sounds VERY good. Add a touch of reverb and boost the crowd just a bit and this would sound damn near perfect!