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  1. SteveZ98

    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    "Mountain Path" by Badmarsh and Shri. One of my top ten favorite songs.
  2. SteveZ98

    Companion discs are rubbish

    I just had one of my most enjoyable Zep moments in recent memory listening to St. Tristan's Sword cranked up loud. I also listened to a bunch of the instrumental songs on the various discs, which I enjoyed quite a bit. I generally prefer instrumental music to songs with vocals (nothing against Robert, I just like instruments better than vocals), so they were definitely worth the price of admission for me and I'm glad I got to hear them.
  3. SteveZ98

    Seattle 1977

    Thanks. I don't work with video much, so I'm not sure what can be done to make it look better.
  4. SteveZ98

    Seattle 1977

    I don't have Sue's ability (or patience) to do a matrix, but here's a sample of the remaster I did of this show. I haven't released the full show because it still needs some work, but if anyone wants a copy of the audio, send me a message (I have not done the full video sync and won't have time to do that for a while, so the audio is the only thing I can share at this time.)
  5. For me, the April 27, 1969 show seems like the best candidate. The sound on the bootleg is already good, including full stereo separation of the instruments, and the performance is excellent. When I heard they were releasing a live show as a companion disc to the remaster of the first album, this is the show I expected they would use. Maybe Jimmy didn't want to pay royalties for ALAIHY, or he thought the show was too well known from the numerous bootleg releases. Either way, I'd love to see it released officially. The other thing I want to hear are a full Earl's Court show and a full Knebworth show. It was nice to see them on the DVD, but both were a tease of what could have been.
  6. Thanks for the correction. I confused the landing and the first step.
  7. You can work backwards from the details in those lists and tie them to Zep shows. For instance, the moon landing occurred on 7/21/69 when Zep were in NYC. Chappaquiddick, (Mary Jo Kopechne died when a car driven byTed Kennedy went off a bridge), occurred a few days later on 7/25/69 when Zep was playing in Milwaukee. Both of those were important cultural events at the time, and are still well known today (there's a movie about Chappaquiddick that's currently in theaters.)
  8. There's a site called http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/ that gives a good overview of what happened during the time that Zep was around. The links below are for the specific years that they were on tour with Bonzo. 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975 1977 1979 1980
  9. SteveZ98

    Soundboards from 68-71

    Here's a list Zep soundboards, sorted by date: http://www.bootledz.com/sbfile.htm
  10. Agreed. This is how the first release of HTWWW should have sounded. I still can't believe Jimmy OK'd the brickwalled mess that was the original version. Why go to all the trouble of picking the best performances from the two nights only to have them lose their impact because of the poor mastering?
  11. SteveZ98

    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    A related release from 1972 that's worth a listen is Lucifer's Friend's self titled first album. John Lawton, the singer here, sang with Uriah Heep starting in '77. And if you like this album, check out the band Electric Food, which is basically Lucifer's Friend with a different singer. Silly name, really good band.
  12. SteveZ98

    Your Top Ten Gigs and Worst Gig Ever

    You saw a lot of great concerts. Thanks for the write up. What did you think of Van Halen when they opened for Sabbath at this show?
  13. SteveZ98

    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Irish Tour '74 is the place to start if you're new to Rory Gallgher. Luckily, there's also a bunch of audios and videos of him from other eras too, including this smoking version of Moonchild from 1980. Man, I love this guy's playing.
  14. SteveZ98

    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    They may not have been the first to write a power ballad, but they certainly made it popular. I still can't listen to High Infidelity. It's been 38 years (wow, that went quick) and I'm still sick of it from hearing it so much back then and I didn't even own it. You just couldn't escape it. I even gave up listening to their earlier stuff because of that album. Too bad, because there was some good stuff on those albums. In particular, Gary Richrath's (R.I.P.) lead guitar playing. He didn't seem to get much credit for how good of a guitar player he was. Here's an example:
  15. SteveZ98

    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    "Back On The Road Again" from REO Speedwagon. A good hard rock song from a band whose enjoyable early works were overshadowed by High Infidelity. If you didn't live through it, it's hard to appreciate how big High Infidelity was. It seemed like you couldn't have the radio on in the U.S. for more than a few minutes in the early '80s without something from that album being played.