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Little Robert Anthony II

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About Little Robert Anthony II

  • Rank
    Zep Head
  • Birthday 06/24/1981

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    The Misty Mountains
  • Interests
    Led Zeppelin, classic rock, music in general, MMA/UFC, girls.
  1. Little Robert Anthony II

    What's the weather like where you are?

    It's 81℉ and actually feels like 85℉. Very bright and sunny. Humidity is 65%.
  2. Little Robert Anthony II

    Marijuana legalization

    I don't understand the logic of legalization equals the government being in the business of selling. Nor does it equal encouraging the selling of more drugs. It's like any other product that is legally allowed to be sold and consumed. Albeit with the additional age restrictions required for similar substances like alcohol or tobacco. I would actually argue marijuana is less dangerous than those long-legal substances.
  3. Little Robert Anthony II

    Robert Plant on his Led Zeppelin royalties...

    I figure if he sold them to Page, Page would probably be richer than Plant, yet that's not the case, so...
  4. Little Robert Anthony II

    Elvis vs. Plant

    I think Elvis preserved his voice better, probably due to superior technique. It's also a lot easier to control singing in that range as opposed to wailing in the 5th octave like Plant did. I don't think his voice change was as noticeable as Plant's. I know we're comparing them when they were around the same age, but it would have been interesting to see what Elvis would have sounded like in his late 40s, 50s and 60s like we have with Plant. I suspect his voice would have aged well because of his technique and style. Plant of course can still sing his ass off, but he prefers not to sing in the 70s style, softer stuff is easier on his aging voice.
  5. Little Robert Anthony II

    Your Favorite Page Guitar Solo

    I've always thought Celebration Day was one of his best live solos, just the live song in general is a lot better than the studio version.
  6. Little Robert Anthony II

    Favorite Song off of Physical Graffiti

    I think I'll go with Ten Years Gone, although Kashmir is close. The Rover is also one of their best. Houses of The Holy is a classic riff. Sick Again is a really cool song too, even if it's not really great.
  7. Little Robert Anthony II

    Rank the Zeppelin albums - favorite to least favorite.

    1. LZII 2. LZIV 3. Physical Graffiti 4. LZI 5. House of The Holy 6. LZIII 7. Presence 8. In Through The Out Door
  8. Little Robert Anthony II

    So is Jimmy Page a 'sloppy' player?

    Page wasn't sloppy until '75 or so and especially '77 and later during live performances. Around 1973 was probably his peak. Plant's peak as a live singer was around 1968-71. The early 70s was a great time to see them live.
  9. Little Robert Anthony II

    The "Walking Dead"

    Just watched the most recent episode. Best episode of the season so far, IMHO. I bet the ratings will be HUGE next episode. They already had a big ratings jump for the last episode. Looks like all hell is about to break loose...
  10. Little Robert Anthony II

    2015-16 NBA Season Thread

    I'm following the NFL much more closely now and I'm more of a New England sports fan, but what the Warriors are doing right now is incredible. It's amazing how a talent like Stephen Curry was ignored for so long. Even now, he's extremely underpaid. I think the combination of talent plus still having a chip on his shoulder due to constantly being overlooked and underrated and underpaid makes him the best.
  11. Little Robert Anthony II

    2015 NFL Thread

    The Patriots would be unstoppable if healthy. They still have a shot at going undefeated even with a depleted offense. The defense is really picking up the slack and Belichick & Brady still find a way to edge out the other team. If they lose it's due to injuries and perhaps closing up shop to rest for the playoffs.
  12. Little Robert Anthony II

    So is Jimmy Page a 'sloppy' player?

    One thing I'd like to point out is that he probably wouldn't have gotten all that session work before LZ if he had always been sloppy. He was clearly one of the best guitarists working in London in those days. The sloppiness came years later from being burned out from the road and all the pitfalls associated with it, and then later on from falling out of practice. But he definitely wasn't always a sloppy player.
  13. Little Robert Anthony II

    Led Zeppelin bigger in America than UK?

    I definitely feel like LZ was bigger in the US than the UK or anywhere else for that matter. Not that the band wasn't popular in the UK or many other places, but they were the band in the US for much of the 70s. I can't tell you exactly what it was, or that it was any one thing, but they were perfectly suited to the US market. Different markets, different tastes. Genres like glam rock and punk were bigger in the UK than in the US. I also think US radio was much more album oriented than the UK, which gave them much more of a chance to be heard in the US than the UK in that regard. I also feel like you have to "play the game" a bit more in the UK, whereas the US is a bit more freeform and less rigid. LZ never really tried to "play the game" like the Beatles, Stones, Queen, etc. were willing to and that's why those groups were relatively bigger in the UK.
  14. Little Robert Anthony II

    Burton Cummings = Robert Plant

    There are some similarities to their voices, but a lot of differences. Cummings is more of a baritenor, or arguably a high baritone, whereas Plant is 100% tenor. Plant has also expressed his own admiration for Cummings, saying that if he could sound like any other singer, he'd want to sound like Cummings. And of course, The Guess Who actually predates Led Zeppelin, so it's very possible that Cummings was an influence on Plant before the other way around. It could be like a Beatles/Byrds thing where the Byrds started out aping the Beatles and then at one point the Beatles were actually influenced by the Byrds (like on If I Needed Someone). At any rate, they're both great singers with their own styles, although it's a shame that Plant wasn't able to preserve his voice as well as Cummings. But of course, Plant has a much greater body of work, with all due respect to Cummings who has a nice body of work in his own right.
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