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Jimmy's Dragon Suit

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About Jimmy's Dragon Suit

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    Zep Head
  • Birthday 12/30/1976

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    Male
  • Location
    Plainfield, IL
  • Interests
    Page, JPJ, Bonzo, Vinyl, Vintage Audio, Chicks.

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  1. Live better than Studio

    In my mind, it seems you are the resident expert on Zeppelin live so I am always eager to listen to your takes on shows/songs. But there is this lingering curiosity as to why you prefer the studio version of "Black Dog." I'm sure its already obvious to you that the live versions from 71 come at you a little harder and faster than the studio cut... especially the live one from the 9.29.71 Osaka show which is my favorite. The live Black Dog also builds on the strength from Plant still able to hit those high notes with the confidence of a viking conqueror There is also a special treat from Bonzo when he executes those rapid fire bass drum accents during the "Oh baby, pretty baby" section. I can go on to what else Bonzo does but let me put it to you this way, the spotlight is on him during the song. Jonesy keeps things tight and it appears to me at times that Page feeds off of Bonzo which gives an indication on what goods Jimmy is bringing to the table that night with his ferocious riffing and the closing guitar solo. It also gets me every time when Plant does the "I've got a girl that loves me so... love me long sweet jelly roll" line. I don't know, maybe its just me but I can't help but to declare the live "Black Dog" winner over the studio cut.
  2. Live better than Studio

    One of my favorites as well. I think there are two deciding factors that may nudge your preference to the studio version: Page's guitar solo (studio version) is ranked very highly in my book and that is the main reason why I take the Presence cut any day. And don't forget... Bonzo's magic and touch on "For Your Life" cannot be replicated by his son. Don't get me wrong, I love the O2 version and got chills hearing it live. You have to explain yourself here. So many live versions that destroy the studio cut.
  3. Plant's vocals on I'm Gonna Crawl

    I agree and so did Bonzo.
  4. Which Zep 'Epic' Is Your Favorite.

    Carouselambra.
  5. My Ringtone

    My ringtone is from a section of "Dazed and Confused" from 3/20/1975. I took like a 12-15 second section right after the bow solo where the band comes in and kind of does that tease before they go into full force.
  6. I hate Zeppelin tribute bands

    I would pay money to see this guy live.
  7. New Mystery Soundboard?

    How about a screenshot from the Zurich '80 show?
  8. What are the best live bands of all time? (apart from Zep)

    The Who (1965 - 1976)
  9. YOUR favorite of N.A. 1977

    I know for a fact it was not 4/27. My first '77 bootleg was Destroyer and I have listened it to a million times. Did not have the Bonzo disco beat he throws in there during the middle section that I quite enjoy. Also Page is a little sloppy on the 4/27 version. The one I heard his playing on the solo was more fluid. I will listen to 5/21 and see if that was it. I will also listen to the 4/10 show to see if they sound familiar.
  10. YOUR favorite of N.A. 1977

    I know you may think I sound crazy, but about three-to-four years ago I was listening to my local classic rock station in Chicago - WDRV (The Drive). They were playing all live songs during the weekend pulling out a lot of nice gems which is rare nowadays and even three years ago. I was in my car to run some errands I guess, turned on radio and BAM! it's the middle section of live Trampled Underfoot. Man the boys were on fire! Page's solo and Bonham's licks during that section had me bobbing and weaving in my car I was so pumped but the recording was clean and clear just like it came from a soundboard. I have listened to all the 77 soundboards and that was one I have never heard before! After the song ended, the DJ stated that TU was from the 4/10/77 at Chicago Stadium. I know there is no soundboard recording of the show so I don't if a Chicago radio station recorded part of the show or what. I think I will write an email to them and what kind of response they come back with. I still think about hearing that song coming out of blue and wonder if my mind was playing tricks on me.
  11. I hate Zeppelin tribute bands

    I saw one Led Zeppelin tribute band in the late 90's... I believe the band is called No Quarter and they are based in Milwaukee. They were good but I could not get into the music. They took a little break/intermission so I bolted to my car and left listening to some of the 2nd show from Mannheim 1980 toking a a fat spliff which made me feel a whole lot better. One day, My Dad suggested we check this cool band he discovered on Facebook called Led Zeppelin 2... obviously another Zep tribute band that had no affect on me whatsoever. He plays a promo video for their upcoming appearance at Rosemont theater (how the fuck they can play a venue that big for a cover band is beyond me) and he is telling me how cool it would be to see these guys and they we should go together. I immediately flashed back to my experience to my one and only admission to a Zep tribute act and cringed at my split-second of reliving the whole thing. I never ever seen any tribute band since and while it may be fun to play Zep songs live in front of an audience, Zeppelin should charge some insane licensing fee to cover bands playing their songs so eventually the band could not afford to play them live ever again.
  12. Wearing & Tearing, Darlene, and Ozone Baby

    Everytime I listen to Darlene, I focus on Bonham. He's the reason why I enjoy the track.
  13. Earls Court mental block

    The Earl's Court shows are great but I am always compelled to listen to the US shows from 75. There is a certain magic in those US shows that wasn't quite captured in Earl's Court.
  14. after the 1977 tour?

    We all have problems. I just thought a better way for you to alleviate your stress from the election would be to "wank off" to a bro mold Michelle.
  15. after the 1977 tour?

    Or you could "wank off" to the current first lady who has more dude like qualities than the current President.
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