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The Rover

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    John Bonham is the Heart 'N' Soul of Led Zeppelin.

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    The Led Zeppelin tribute band from Norway . . . "NEW ZEPPELIN"
    Born in '55
    14 in 1969

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  1. The Rover

    My Television shows.

    “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is a six-part 1979 British television miniseries adaptation of John Le Carré’s classic spy novel of the same name. First shown on American television in 1980, and released on Blu-ray in 2012.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    Every time I hear them I think it's the Black Crowes. So I just move on.
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    Imagine There's No Countries

    Imagine there's no Bullies.
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    Sock in Plant's pants during TSRTS

    Yes, there's some effeminacy with Plant, particularly in '73-'77. But I can't name one report of Plant having had sexual relationships with men. I guess you could say that Plant was "in touch" with his feminine side. That's all. I like Plant's stage costume in '75 and '77.
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    Looking for photos of Led Zeppelin's Showco road crew

    I enjoyed this artifact of a list of Zeppelin related equipment from 1973 posted on the FB page: https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36629618_1355428494590415_9189574660029677568_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=a03e0e94b706bfab3753f90491671a52&oe=5BA40402
  6. I think you'd have to be on drugs to be impressed or amused with the tapping that Steve Hackett was doing there. I think the genius is what you do with something. I was very impressed with what EVH did. I saw Genesis with Peter Gabriel in 1973, because that's what the UT Student Union had booked. I was not impressed--- didn't go get their album. But, bty, I saw the band straight, and not under the influence of pot or lsd or anything. As to the topic here of considering Jimmy a genius, I just have never viewed him in that terminology. But, I like to put Jimmy in the category of a guitar wizard and the producer of the band. But, as you stated, it's a group thing. The alchemy of the four. I doubt Led Zeppelin would have been "Led Zeppelin" with any other 3 + Jimmy, no matter the talent or background of the other 3. Lightning in a bottle. Bty, I was totally blown away by what I heard on LZ II in 1969, 14, and totally sober. I listened to HB and WLL with the big headphones on, and I knew right there, that this band, was my new band, and I stuck with them until the end. I don't maked decisions about that lightly. I'm not anti-drugs, but, if you have to be on drugs to enjoy the music, then the music isn't worthy of being "special". So, with said, I guess I would say that Jimmy is a genius for producing music that you can completely enjoy stoned or straight.
  7. I find the live versions of TU mystifying.
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    MOVIE QUESTIONS: The Song Remains The Same

    Yeah, you'd think some of the notable images of fans in the film would come forward with their stories: The guy that sticks his tongue out The kid that gets let in the back entrance The woman that's holding her hands together during SIBLY The longhair that gets rousted backstage during D&C The girl in the underground garage
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    BON APPÉTIT! What Are You Eating?

    Walnuts ... from ALDI ~ Nice Price.
  10. By the time 1978 rolled around, when I heard VH's debut LP... now that, I labeled as genius, knowing what I knew about what was out there, and how exceptional EVH's style and sound was.
  11. In 1969, I was not aware enough of what was out there musically regarding bands, and songs on albums, to know that what I heard on LZ II was unusual or exceptional, to garner a "genius" designation. But, I did very much like what I experienced from LZ II, and I latched onto that, because I had never heard anything like that before.
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    Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    Jimmy's missteps and non-dazziling performances since Led Zeppelin, under the "Biggest lights" and on the "Biggest stages" have beenmany. Jimmy proved all he needed to, to cement his legacy, as the sole and lead guitarist of Led Zeppelin. All of the permutations, and, with other guitarists on stage, have been non-great to me, with my bar for Jimmy set with his studio and live work with Led Zeppelin. Beyond LZ... "There's nothing to see here... move along please..."
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    Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    Maybe Jimmy's Muses have left... Muse: 1. (in Greek and Roman mythology) each of nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences. 2.a person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist. THE SEX AND DRUGS as muses are probably not there today for Jimmy as they were in the 60's and 70's... All things must pass. But there's nothing stopping Jimmy from re-visiting the electric & acoustic music he as already made with Led Zeppelin. That's all I'd be interested in.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    Really... I was never specifically suggested to do away with the fantasy sequences. So please, come down off your high horse for a minute.. Please don't try to shut someone down for an argument that they didn't make!! Do you even know what an optional view is in the DVD/Blu-ray format??? Go back and re-read my original post about this matter. I don't know how you have no doubt about what Jimmy's thoughts and intentions were in 2006 about this. I certainly don't. As for time being precious, and money costs... we're talking about Zeppelin's legacy here, and time is running out for Jimmy to give us more live footage if it is anywhere out there to be had. RAH, and the video screen footage of Knebworth and Earl's Court is not enough quality concert footage. For many reasons, Zeppelin has come up short of quality live concert footage for most of their tenure. I speak from someone that was privileged to have seen them live on 5 different tours. And I can say, the more you see them live, the more you want. And live footage, that's not all dicked up is something I'll never stop wanting to be uncoverd and released. What's futile, is for to think you're going to change my mind by your heavy-handed reasoning and pontificating. That's about all I wanted to say Old Hermit. I