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zeppy668

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  1. zeppy668

    Interviews with Jimmy Page,2014.

    ^^ I agree with you Chase. That was really uncalled for, considering how the interview had gone off the rails by that point. However, Jimmy has gone on the record talking about his drug use in the past. I can recall several quotes of his speaking freely about it, but never mentioning any specifics or any relation to heroin. I believe he regrets how severe drug usage really hurt the chemistry in the band and within the band's organization. I also believe, privately, he does carry some burden for how heroin robbed him of his technique and his creativity along with his health and good looks...something he clearly prized before he became a junkie. It's certainly his right to his own privacy not to discuss these feelings with anyone, but as a fan, I do believe he has to carry some sort of regret with him. I love him for what he's given all of us but I've always felt Jimmy Page fell short of what he could have given us post-1975. And I believe that has been something he's never quite forgiven himself for.
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    Is Jimmy 'not up to it'?

    The 02 performance showed that Jimmy could still play well enough to play faithful to his younger Led Zeppelin self. However, I wouldn't expect him to dust off Heartbreaker anytime soon. As well he played it 1998, you can see the struggle within his body it took for him to do it. And I think perhaps that's why unfortunately we did not get it in 2007.
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    whole lotta money

    ^ I concur with Steve. Having read Branson's autobiography, his interests are mainly in aviation and space travel now. In all likelihood, this is a fabricated story or whomever got a sniff of some actual proposed deal took some extreme liberties on writing it as fact. Besides, Branson has always been a Rolling Stones guy.
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    Best LIVE VERSION of Ten Years Gone?

    ^ It certainly has the most energy out of the LA shows from 77. Badgeholders is pretty good but I've never really understood the hype for this show (aside from the Plantations and Mr. Moon).
  5. Certainly not D'yer M'ker. Something tells me when the final cut was polished off, he hit 'the tiles' hard!
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    Predictions for PG and Presence

    ^ I concur with the above sentiments. As someone who has virtually all of the black marketed recordings of their studio sessions coupled with the stolen private demos of Page, I've yet to hear anything (aside from LaLa) that I haven't heard before or care to hear now. Page could have done something with the Bron-Yr-Aur tapes for III or include the original workings of Ten Years Gone from 1973 onto the PG remasters (which I extremely doubt he did). How about the IMTOD rehearsal where Bonzo is yelling at Plant because he can't get the timing of the vocal harmony down? Priceless studio banter that shows how their personal relationship really was a love/hate/love affair while the recording also shows how the band functioned in the song writing process. Even to include the "California Sessions" of rockabilly jams from 1975 would be a bonus for the Presence disc because mainstream fans have never heard it before. To say you've gone through the vaults (including bootlegs) and not include live interpretations, especially when there are hundreds to choose from, I have to say this whole remasters thing was a missed opportunity. I understand why Robert said what he did.
  7. It's easier to blame the guy who wasn't a member of the original band than it is to blame two poor performances of the singer and guitar player. I've never bought the whole "guitar was out of tune" routine. If someone as professional and legacy-minded as Page is can't be bothered to check if he's in tune before going into a song, I don't know what to tell you. Bottom line: the video doesn't lie. Collins may not have been on cue in spots, but Robert's voice was shot and Jimmy sounds awful.
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    Jimmy's 2015 Live Tour

    ^ I agree with Steve's post and to twist it another way; I sincerely hope Page doesn't chicken out (from the continuous promises he's now been making clear in recent months) because the demand that's out there for him right now doesn't match the demand he has built up inside his ego. The small club and theater scene is EXACTLY what he needs to do to reconnect with everyone...not the massive stadium tour. We know he couldn't pull that off without Robert and Jonesy along for the ride, but I hope Page is comfortable accepting that too.
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    Favorite live version of In My Time of Dying...

    5/21/77, simply because Bonzo just goes bananas, but he does not overplay (if you know what I mean).
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    Best LIVE VERSION of Ten Years Gone?

    ^ I will have to concur with 6/21/77. Page may not nail every note but he damn well makes you believe in every note he plays.
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    Interviews with Jimmy Page,2014.

    Considering Letterman likes to overplay the "dumb host" motif that often confuses viewers into thinking he knows nothing about his guest, the interview should be interesting. Or not.
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    Jimmy's 2015 Live Tour

    Perhaps Jimmy is purposely using the press to build up the want and need to perform live again. It's clear he has been unable to do so on his own accord for the last 14 years. Maybe he needs the speculation and hype to get himself motivated into actually doing it.
  13. Kidderminster is a suburb of Birmingham.
  14. Connery has lived in the Bahamas for decades and has specifically vowed not to return to Scotland until they become an independent nation. I wouldn't say that's turning your back on your homeland, per say...I think he was mainly making his case that Scotland should be sovereign. As for Texas, I don't understand why the media or people of Texas are even mentioning them? No state from the United States can break away from the Union. We've had a Supreme Court decide that over a century ago. Know the Preamble and know the Constitution. Once you're in, you're in. Texas just likes to play this game because of their state's history.
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