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About Nutrocker

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  1. Preach it brother! Yes, June 22 and 26 are the only L.A. '77 shows we really need soundboard recordings for.
  2. ^^^ June 11 is probably my favourite '77 show when all is said and done. Great performance and the atmosphere on the audience tape helps a lot as well.
  3. Anybody gonna bust out the Oklahoma City show for the occasion?
  4. Has it ever been established which Landover show JPJ peppered his "No Quarter" solo with the Rachmanioff bits because Russian Embassy workers were in the audience, as told by Peter Grant in The Concert Files?
  5. Was it in '75 when Plant referred to Bonham on occasion as "The king of Jazz"? What the hell was all that about? Another one, also from Baton Rouge '75, I believe: "The greatest percussionist since Big Ben!"
  6. I'd love a soundboard for the April 28th show, best show of the tour IMO. I'd bet fifty bucks that there's a soundboard for the Greensboro show. We may get it one o' these years... 4/28/77 would be a pure-D bitch to matrix...there's just too many cuts in between the songs eliminating most of the Plantations on the audience tape. Plus, the ending of "No Quarter" is pretty cut up as well. I've heard that "Master reel" copy of the Destroyer soundboard that circulates- as I recall it's even dryer sounding than the other '77 soundboards, some of which almost have a "live in the studio" kinda feel. What I'd like to know is why the copy of Destroyer I've had for about thirty years sounds like an actual professionally recorded live album (no "dry" sound at all); you can hear the audience loud and clear and utterly unlike any of the other '77 board tapes. These days I rather suspect that my copy was originally sourced from the old vinyl version, but if so than that vinyl version was complete minus the cuts in "TSRTS", "No Quarter", "White Summer" and "Rock And Roll" common to all the Destroyer versions.
  7. I must admit those are the only potential '75 soundboards I'm interested in anymore. The January '75 shows are my favourites from that year simply because the setlists are more interesting, before they decided to play it safe and simply rehash the '73 U.S. tour with a smattering of Physical Graffiti added.
  8. 4/10/77...I'd be down with that. It's a pretty crappy audience recording but you can tell it was a good show just the same.
  9. The jarring cut in the 6/27 "Achilles" sorta throws things off a bit from a listening perspective as well.
  10. Shit, that's right, isn't it? My old January 20 audience tape has HMMT from the 21st bad.
  11. Dude, if we got a soundboard of the January 20 '75 Chicago show (with HMMT, "Wanton Song" and "Levee") I'd probably have to change my shorts! Maybe more than once, even...
  12. How do we know Baton Rouge or Greensboro are "inconsistent noise" - you hoarding the audience tapes? For a variety of reasons Baton Rouge '77 is one of my personal Zeppelin Holy Grails...we already know Birmingham is one of the better shows from the tour and Greensboro is basically Bonzo's Birthday Party '77 (the gig was on May 31)- how bad can that be? No, we haven't heard Houston '75, either, but all those mid period '75 soundboards we've gotten of late are starting to all run together and sound the same to me. I listened to Fort Worth once and that was enough... Now that I'd be down with- I love them early '75 gigs with "How Many More Times", we don't have any of those shows in soundboard format, and it's high fucking time we got one!
  13. Close- AA was the guy who told the bootleggers (the now defunct TCOLZ label) Freezer's Baton Rouge '77 recording might be coming out. If AA wasn't involved -especially given the way he endlessly shilled for them- with that label somehow then I'm the fuckin' Pope. The guy may keep a comprehensive website but he's trickier than a fuckin' robber's dog. Wouldn't trust the motherfucker any further than I could throw him, and I ain't the only one. They rode him outta town on a goddamn rail over at RO and I am proud to have been a part of that.
  14. Indeed, Tempe isn't quite as bad as its detractors make it out to be. Plant comes across sounding much worse than Page does on the night. Is it a "great" or "classic" Zeppelin performance? No, not by any stretch of the imagination, but you could say that about a few '75, '77 or 1980 shows. Where the hell is the first half of the Tempe show? I'd love to hear that.