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And You Know How It Is?

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  1. What's the worst live performance of a song?

    Exactly two years apart and exactly the same result: Jimmy botches the solo badly in both songs: Oakland July 23, 1977 - Ten Years Gone Copenhagen July 23, 1979 - Misty Mountain Hop And, he makes amends on both songs, the next day at both shows.
  2. 40 Years Gone - Seattle Concert Landmarks

    Another interesting aspect from reading this article, which was written less than a month before the actual Pop Fest Weekend: there's no mention at all of signing the Doors this late in the game for the Pop Fest. They must have been a last minute addition to the festival. Significant in that it turned out to be the only time the Zep and The Doors shared a bill.
  3. 1977 North American Tour - 40th Anniversary

    I think about two shows in particular, had the tour continued: Next scheduled show in New Orleans at the 80K sold out Superdome. Would have expected the Oakland resurgence to continue...New Orleans was a USA spiritual home for Zep as well. Would Bonzo play Over the Top? Does In My Time Of Dying make it's return to the set list? Does Heartbreaker return, in for TU? Extra encore due to the size of the crowd (Black Dog/It'll Be Me)? Chicago make up shows from April 9 - can't remember if it was scheduled for August 2 or August 3. Jimmy tells Circus magazine on April 10 he suffered from food poisoning on April 9, and that Zep is not a rip off band, and they'll do an all request show to make up. Would Zep really do an all request show, given the set list consistency throughout the tour? After the USA tour...?
  4. 1977 North American Tour - 40th Anniversary

    I'm sorry Strider, I mis-read your original post. Thanks for clarifying. I was thinking that there wasn't another time that I could remember where Plant sounded so bad at a first gig or two, coming off of any mid tour break, except for Seattle, then Tempe 1977. But I had never heard the 7/6/73 Chicago show up until a couple of weeks ago, which is why I mistakenly posted. So, outside of '73 and '77's third leg, I guess the only other mid tour break taken would be '75, where the band had only 11 days off, between the rescheduled St. Louis date and Houston, which we know that no recording exists at this point (and interesting from the timeline is the concert review in which the author has seen the band every tour since 1969, but doesn't mention Plants vocals at the Houston show). Given Plants struggles since Chicago, I wonder how much worse he would have sounded in Houston (even the next night in Baton Rouge), coming off the mid tour break? Otherwise, pretty much before 1973, they did multiple short tours in any year, so analyzing Plants vocals would have to be at the first show of each tour. The only exception to that that I can think of is the UK 72-73 tour. I did read that Plant wasn't up to par on the first 1973 UK show in Sheffield, following the short break after the last Ally Pally show December 23, but that was from a cold he caught on the way to that gig. So back to your original point, indeed a mystery why his strong vocals through the first two legs of the '77 tour ended when he got to Seattle, with no mention of him being sick between the last LA show and Seattle.
  5. 1977 North American Tour - 40th Anniversary

    I used to think this, until another Forum thread recently made me seek out Chicago 7/6/73...their first gig after you saw them 6/3/73. Boy, was Plant awful at this gig. In fact, I think he sounds better in the Seattle Kingdome show, versus this Chicago show.
  6. LZ/Tempe, AZ, July 20, 1977

    BUMP 40 Years Gone Today. Was hoping for a new picture from this concert to surface, on this 40th anniversary. Was hoping for a new soundboard of this show to surface, on this 40th anniversary. Was hoping for a new audience recording of this show to surface, at least of the first 7 songs that never made it to tape, on this 40th anniversary. And even Jimmy wouldn't talk about it on jp.com, On This Day (Okay, I get this one is a stretch ) Sigh...maybe someday we'll get more for this maligned concert (right Nutrocker?)
  7. Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones

    Steve, What is the story behind Bonzo's Montreux in September 1976? Was Bonzo was there alone, and Jimmy later added his electronic treatments from his home studio for Coda, or was jimmy in Montreux with Bonzo? I wonder what inspired Bonzo to record this? Know all were tax exiles in 1976, think the Bonhams were in the South of France, so wondered why Bonzo made the trip to Switzerland, and the general story of recording this drum solo.
  8. LZ/Tempe, AZ, July 20, 1977

    Awesome Sam! Hopefully more pictures of this show will surface. And, keeping my fingers crossed, maybe someone will release Tempe's full concert recording, sometime during this 40th anniversary year of this show!
  9. Little Things You Don't Like About Led Zeppelin?

    That the surviving members completely dismiss In Through The Out Door as an album, even as an achievement: no O2 reunion attempts (unforgivable really) minimal live interpretations on solo tours (In The Evening really being the only song from that album to get played after Zep disbanded, primarily by Plant; small exceptions: 30 seconds worth of Carouselambra in the middle of ITE during Plant/Page 1995-6 tour and a one off attempt at Fool In The Rain by Plant and Pearl Jam). Nothing by Jimmy on his tours (Ourider even with Coverdale in Japan) nor Jonesy (thought for sure Jonesy would try Carouselambra during one of his two solo tours). Even Robert, during his Nashville stint with Alison Krauss/Patty Griffin and company, could have tried Hot Dog live. That would have fit the set list during those tours.
  10. Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones

    Hi Steve, Two questions on the October 1972 Bombay Recording Sessions: 1. Why didn't Robert sing the lyrics on Four Sticks? 2. Did Jimmy and Robert consider recording any other Zep songs for this session besides Friends and Four Sticks? They had by that time, 5 recorded albums (even though Houses was in the can and not released until March '73, they played 5 of those 8 tracks on that album live by the time they got to this recording session). Thinking about 1994's reunion, and songs they played with that Orchestra, other options like Rain Song and Since I've Been Loving You could have been attempted, so very curious if any attempts were considered for other Zep songs at that session. Thanks
  11. Zeppelin Mysteries Hosted by Steve A. Jones

    Hi Steve, Don't think this one has been addressed before: why was Bonzo the only Zep member not to attend Richard Cole's wedding in September 1978? I think it might possibly be because he got in a car wreck and had broken ribs around that time? Thanks
  12. Your Led Zeppelin live recording dreams come true

    Either Montreux show from October 1972. Read these were rumored to be professionally recorded. Band was on top of their game that year, and the first show is 7 concert dates (post Japan) into their revamped set list.
  13. Robert's June 23, 2006 Arthur Lee Benefit Concert Available For Download

    Arthur Lee Benefit - June 23, 2006 Found a few pictures!
  14. 75 new favorite year

    Everyone makes valid points on this thread for and against 1975, so I'll just add this: a consistent Plantation night after night, right after Sick Again and before OTHAFA (and right after he greets the audience), is that Led Zep will give the aurdience a flavor/texture of 6.5 years as a band as part of the concert experience for that show. Focusing on the US Tour only, my opinion is that Zep doesn't deliver on that. I get it somewhat ties into the longer versions of songs, which is noted in many previous posts, but we consistently get 12 songs before the encores: 4 from PG 4 from HOTH Moby Dick off 2 2 from the 4th album and Dazed from the 1st album Then the encores: consistent encore: Whole Lotta Love partial (2), Crunge sometimes, length varies (HOTH) then into Black Dog (4th) Some lucky towns got either Heartbreaker (2) or CB (1), as a 2nd encore, or both in LA, Seattle. And many times, just the one medley above, which don't get me wrong, is pretty kickass, especially when they expand WLL versus the early tour dates I think the snub on 3 hurts the experience of 6.5 years, a very important transitional album. And this is the problem: 3 is completely ignored, except the few dates where SIBLY is played. A complete experience would be the acoustic set added for Earl's Court, not to mention the electric Tangerine off 3. To me, Earl's Court delivers on that experience. I would say in retrospect, some versions should have been cut down as other's pointed out: Dazed, NQ staying true to 1973, Moby Dick should have been no more than 15 minutes; then you add either a short two song acoustic set like 1971, and maybe an electric version of Tangerine. Last point, I agree that the musical dexterity was incredible this tour: so why not try a couple songs that weren't or rarely played previously, i.e. Jonesy was heavy on keyboards in the 1975 set list, so cut down NQ in length and try a version of Your Time Is Gonna Come? Or keep WTLB as the new adventure past the first 4 shows, including Europe?
  15. What a treat to get the email from Wolfgang's Vault over the weekend that this benefit concert for Arthur Lee is available for download off the Wolfgang site for $5. Such a unique show, and am thoroughly enjoying it. Robert has a guest band playing with him, along with Johnny Echols from Love. A few highlights so far: In The Evening as the opening song. Works so well as an opener, and sounds great. I always thought if Bonham lived, this would have been the opening song of their live set list on the next tour that would have followed the 1980-1981 planned concerts. All the Love songs, a few played in Robert's live set in 1999-2002: Bummer in the Summer, A House Is Not a Motel, 7 and 7 Is and Robert acknowledges for the first time live, the Love song he always wanted to sing since he first heard Love: The Old Man, which is just fantastic! What is And What Should Never Be - unique in that Robert switches the 3rd verse with the 2nd verse: sounds strange but kind of cool A cover that Robert's done many times: a cool version of Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth. Dedicated to Zoe Bonham, who was in the audience. Robert told of he and Bonham playing this in Band of Joy. Duet with Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter on When Will I Be Loved (yes, that Linda Ronstadt song) Elvis cover of Can't Help Falling in Love Robert mentions that he never met this band before they started rehearsing two days before this show. He also says it's the first time he plays live with American musicians, "very liberating" he says A great Ramble On to close the show Still listening to this show, but way worth the $5! I like that it is on the date 29 years later of the famous LA Badgeholders show as well! I wonder if there were any photos taken of this concert? Would love to see any if someone can post.
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