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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. What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Some artists have included buildups on their live recordings. Grand Funk Railroad did. I remember the great build up to Footstompin' Music from the 1975 Caught In The Act LP. I say LP, because in the weird world of CD releases, they lengthened a few songs, but... to do that, they cut short the lead up to "Footstompin' Music" to keep the release on one CD !! From Wiki: The 2003 re-mastered version of this release has a total time of 79:08, and was squeezed down to one disc. The 2:47 "Introduction" is gone, but "T.N.U.C" and "Gimme Shelter" are lengthened. Audience interaction and applause is shortened throughout to compensate. The crowd roar lead up to the 1977 Tampa Stadium show is legendary. (That show stopped short because of torrential rain. I guess the band didn't have a "wireless" option for their outdoor gigs in 1977... tsk tsk). I remember well what happened in Houston in 1977 when the house lights went down. Most everyone on the floor, except for maybe the first 5 rows or so, stood... on their chairs... Quite a forest... for me to easily run through!!! Which is exactly what I did, after jumping down to the floor from the lodge seating area. I easily made my way all the way to the 3rd row back from the stage, in the center section, to an isle seat that hadn't been taken by it's rightful owner yet... A group of about 4 rich young groupies were sitting in front of me. For whatever reason, one of the young things was holding up sideways, toward the stage, the center fold of a Men's Magazine, Playboy perhaps. The guitar sound coming off the stage monitors was beyond intense. There's a feeling I get When I look to the west And my spirit is crying for leaving In my thoughts I have seen Rings of smoke through the trees And the voices of those who standing looking
  2. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    What the band CHICAGO is releasing for their 50th.... http://www.rhino.com/product/chicago-vi-decades-live
  3. Then there's the uncensored Jimmy Page auto-biography (released posthumously to avoid lawsuits to his holdings...) to look forward to.
  4. Copenhagen 24.07.79 Oh yes!!

    Come on guys... I said that tongue-in-cheek. April 1st was the first date of their rescheduled NA Tour. They were rusty, Page not having picked up a guitar for month. So it was "like" a dress rehearsal. It was a very "average" performance --- for Led Zeppelin.... Plant even jokingly said at one point... "Welcome to our rehearsal!" Cameras... No, at the April 1st gig, there no cameras... Just Neal Preston snapping photos, for the '77 Tour Book that would be printed a little later. When the band all came out front for the acoustic set, and started Battle of Evermore, the volume for Jimmy's guitar wasn't loud enough. I yelled out from my 10th row seat "LOUDER"... and then once again, "LOUDER." I then saw Robert look to his right, and motion with his right hand, index finger pointed up, to raise Jimmy's volume. And Jimmy's guitar volume was raised. I believe the band rehearsed in England before the expected start of the '77 tour, originally due to being on Feb. 27th in Ft. Worth. I saw the rescheduled Ft. Worth and Houston shows, and they were no rehearsals. They were both excellent shows to be at!!
  5. Copenhagen 24.07.79 Oh yes!!

    I attended a live dress rehearsal once.... in Dallas, on April 1st, 1977.
  6. Copenhagen 24.07.79 Oh yes!!

    LFZ !!!! A future release, sometime in the next 10 years!! Hope so.
  7. Planet Rock interview: 50th celeb Page

    So remind me.... All of EC was multi-tracked??
  8. What's Your Latest Purchase?

    I never had the original release of this, but I'm quite happy with the sound mix on the re-mastered priest...live! recorded mostly in 1986 in Dallas and Atlanta (I wasn't at that show in Dallas. I saw them on their previous tour). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priest...Live!
  9. 9/29/71 Immigrant Song sb release

    You have to look at how these back-channel sales can be untaxed. Why, just the principle of beating the taxman. Just Because.
  10. The Blu ray is back up at US Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0796DDBZ1/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  11. The Bull Moose link still has the BD. The Amazon link is no longer showing. https://lnk.to/HTWWWBluRay My Amazon pre-order from earlier this month has not been cancelled.
  12. Dave Lewis does not own a Blu-Ray player??? He's nuts!!! For the best Movie audio, you get the lossless "Master Audio" codec with Blu-ray releases!!!! Read about it here Dave: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTS-HD_Master_Audio An audio "buff" spends Five Grand, or more on their audio systems. You can get a Sony blu-ray player and an HDMI receiver for $225 plus tax!!! Just for the convenience of not having to flip or change a disc for a long movie makes a Blu-ray player worth the purchase. And I've never seen the picture freeze momentarily for a layer change on a Blu-ray disc, like I have seen on DVDs that are dual layer. Guitar World's Editor, Brad Tolinski....... I mean you NEVER see any of the "tough" questions being asked of Page about what was left out and why, in their printed interviews fluff. Talking to Jimmy Page is like talking to John Lennon, he's only going to tell you what he wants to tell you.... Fact is.... LZ has dropped the ball on numerous occasions. For example, TSRTS should have been a 4-album release from the get go. Chicago had already released successfully their 4-LP live set. LZ fanatics had to wait 30 years for this. Beautiful, isn't it

    Which '75 shows did you you see in person? Otherwise, your opinion is useless. I was at several of the '75 shows, and my opinion is the opposite of yours.
  14. Never for LZ. Only bands that were used to prostituting themselves, at one point their career would ever elect to do such a show, ie, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.