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Bonzo_fan

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  1. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Welcome! And as Ocean73 said, good choice!
  2. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Ahh, finally the listening eases up! Got through 6/27/72 Long Beach & 6/27/77 Los Angeles today. Observations: 6/27/72: - 'Dazed' from this show is really good! Must've been a tough call for Jimmy as far as which version to go with for HTWWW between this and 6/25 6/27/77: - One of the best NQ's ever, and one of the best climaxes of the jam section - Never noticed how good Jimmy's first solo in 'Achilles' is - Overall an unfairly maligned show amongst the LA '77 run; sure, it may not be as tight in spots, but, similar to the other epic tour-closer-type show in LA (3/27/75), it has a really unique vibe that IMO keeps it from dragging, despite its length
  3. Bonzo_fan

    Nitpicking Page 1973

    Ahh, interesting; thanks for checking--love that site!
  4. Bonzo_fan

    Nitpicking Page 1973

    Well, he hardly ever soloed with the mellotron--aren't this, 6/3/73 LA & 7/29/73 NY the only times "Thank You" was played after his switch to the mellotron from the Hammond, thus the only times he had a mellotron solo?
  5. Bonzo_fan

    1977 SHOWS RANKED INTO 3 CATEGORIES

    I'd have to disagree with you there. I think 6/22 is the best top-to-bottom show of '77, with 6/21 close behind. If any of the LA shows are overrated, I'd say it's 6/23--it certainly has very epic peaks (NQ, Stairway), but they're interspersed with more mediocre moments, such as maybe the weakest acoustic set of the LA run and the screw-up in Kashmir. I mean, it has a great, playful vibe to it, but I'd take the superior tightness of 6/21 & 6/22 if I had to choose. And I wouldn't call the last two blah--to me, blah would be just totally middle-of-the-road, paint-by-numbers, with nothing notable to recommend it. I would give this 'honour' to 6/7 of all the June '77 shows. 6/26 is great and tight all the way through IMO, highlighted by an excellent NQ (and a unique one, given that Jones goes back to the electric during Page's solo, like on 3/25/75), a great acoustic set, one of the best Noise Solos, one of the best and longest Stairway's, and the great and rare encore of It'll Be Me. 6/27, I'll admit, is the weakest of the LA run, but its NQ & acoustic set alone prevent it from being "blah" IMO.
  6. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Plant's introduction or the "Out On The Tiles" riff intro? Either way, both are great! I actually noticed some really cool stuff Bonham does during the intro for the first time today; haven't heard him do it on any other versions.
  7. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Oh yeah!! My personal favourite '77 show!
  8. Bonzo_fan

    Favorite/Best version of Since I've Been Loving You

    With respect to all of the mentions TSRTS version is getting, in my opinion, it should be disqualified due to the severity of the editing on that particular track. It's not like TSRTS Dazed or NQ, where the vast majority of the track comes from one of the three nights; TSRTS SIBLY is probably the go-to example of a 'Frankenstein' version of a live song. http://www.thegardentapes.co.uk/tgt6.html
  9. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    June 21, 1977 - Los Angeles -- The only thing thou shalt listen to on June 21!
  10. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    June 19, 1972 - Seattle -- One of their very best shows ever--I'd say it's in the top 5, along with 9/19/70 (Evening), 9/29/71, and some other two. Features the debuts of "The Ocean" (only time it wasn't an encore song), "Black Country Woman" (the only full-length live performance of it, and the only non-'77 performance), "Dancing Days" (twice) and "Over The Hills And Far Away" (only time as an encore). Jones' organ solo includes "Amazing Grace" and "Everyday People," before the rest of the band join in for "Louie Louie" and "Let's Dance," then finally into "Thank You". The three epics are all long and great, even with the cuts in the tape during each; "Dazed And Confused" (28 min, maybe 1-2 min cut) features some really unique bits that I haven't heard in other versions, "Moby Dick" (20 min, could be as much as 5+ min cut, who knows) is excellent, and "Whole Lotta Love" (26.5 min, probably 2.5 min cut) features what I'm pretty sure is the only time they covered "Only The Lonely," as well as the occasionally played "Heartbreak Hotel," in addition to the usual suspects for the U.S. '72 medleys. The short songs are all performed fantastically as well. One of the best acoustic sets of all time as well, right up there with 9/29/71 & 6/27/77. For those who don't have it, setlist: 1. Immigrant Song 2. Heartbreaker 3. Black Dog 4. The Ocean* 5. Since I've Been Loving You 6. Stairway To Heaven 7. Going To California 8. Black Country Woman* 9. That's The Way 10. Tangerine 11. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp 12. Dazed And Confused 13. What Is And What Should Never Be 14. Dancing Days* 15. Moby Dick 16. Whole Lotta Love (incl. Boogie Chillen, Let's Have A Party, Hello Mary Lou, Only The Lonely, Heartbreak Hotel & Goin' Down Slow) 17. Rock And Roll 18. Organ Solo (incl. Amazing Grace, Everyday People, Louie Louie & Let's Dance) 19. Thank You 20. Money (That's What I Want) 21. Over The Hills And Far Away* 22. Dancing Days * = live debut Setlist: 10/10 Performance: 10/10 Sound Quality: 5/10 (am I being too generous?) It's a terrible shame that this is the only recording we have of such an unbelievable, all-time great show. I wouldn't usually bother with sound quality like this, but this performance is way too good to let sound quality stand in the way.
  11. Bonzo_fan

    Ten Years Gone

    Yeah, 6/13/77 has a great version of TYG. That whole show seems to get a bit lost-in-the-shuffle in the discussions about the best '77 shows; I think it's easily one of the best.
  12. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    June 13, 1977 - New York -- Has always been one of my favourites. Easily on par with the very best of the tour, IMO...
  13. Bonzo_fan

    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I second that. And the Cleveland, Pontiac, Birmingham & New York shows...
  14. Bonzo_fan

    Nitpicking Page 1977

    Because Tempe "Achilles" is such a turd, you can't help but laugh...
  15. Bonzo_fan

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    This is always the right choice!
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