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Bonzo_fan

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  1. 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.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Oh yeah!! My personal favourite '77 show!
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    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
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I second that. And the Cleveland, Pontiac, Birmingham & New York shows...
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    Because Tempe "Achilles" is such a turd, you can't help but laugh...
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    This is always the right choice!
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I can review Tempe for you: 💩
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    June 7, 1977 - New York -- Probably the weakest of the New York & Los Angeles shows, but Bonham is "on," as usual for '77...
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    Best Audience Recordings of 1970

    Interestingly, I don't find it quite as twangy on the second leg...
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    What happened to Plant's voice in 1972 ?

    Ok, will do. Thanks! I've never actually listened to a full show from 1980. Listened to bits of Rotterdam, Zurich & Frankfurt, and have always loved TUF & WLL from Berlin.
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    Best Audience Recordings of 1970

    That's funny--I find that the amber vistalite kit sounded better in '75 than in '73. I've always thought it sounded very twangy in '73, which I've always assumed was a result of him (and/or the sound techs) having to adjust to how to tune (and maybe mic) it differently, compared to the maple kits he had played previously. It wasn't just the shells that were different--he was also switching from emperor-coated heads on the batter side and ambassador-coated heads on the resonant side to clear power-stroke heads with the black dot on the batter side and clear heads on the resonant side, which makes quite a difference sonically, and also gives a slightly different feel with the sticks. In a way, the twangy tone of his kit in '73 fits well with Page's really snarly guitar tone and Plant's raspy voice, but if I had to choose between his '73 or '75 tone to go play a show with myself, I'd probably choose '75...
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    What happened to Plant's voice in 1972 ?

    Really?! Which shows, specifically?
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    June 2, 1973 - San Francisco -- Fantastic, energetic show from start to finish!
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    May 31, 1973 - Los Angeles -- Bonzo "banging his balls out" on his 25th birthday; would've been 70 today 😪❤️ Perhaps Strider would care to share his recollections of the show? 🤞 Makes me wish we had a recording for 5/31/77 Greensboro -- Bonzo's Birthday Party, Vol. II
  19. I usually assume a level-playing field, sound quality-wise, when I'm making my "best of"'s (i.e. assume we had them all on soundboard), but it's a pretty solid list.
  20. Now that you mention it, this is quite true. The Dead had a decent amount of it, but they were pretty efficient at it. The Doors had an almost unbearable amount of it--many of their live albums have several tracks entitled "Tuning/Breather #1, 2, 3, etc."
  21. I, too, am surprised at his take on Dazed, as it's always been one of my favourite versions. But, like you, it was my first exposure to live Dazed (and live Zepp, for that matter!), via that four-part YouTube video...God bless the guy who uploaded that--started me down the ol' rabbit's hole! To me, Bonham certainly sounds half-asleep during the first half of the show, but I never would've said that about Dazed.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    May 25, 1975 - London -- Decided this year that I would listen to it first, so that I could compare it to the other '75 shows "apples to apples," and then watch the DVD a few days from now. I think it's certainly a Top-10 '75 show, especially when you factor in the setlist. If only it had the "Dazed And Confused" from the previous night... I'm on "The Song Remains The Same" right now; it's gotta be the most coked-up version of TSRTS ever--its running time is about 5:03, which has to be the shortest version ever without a cut in the tape...
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    Black Country Woman 1977 - Missed Opportunity?

    Yeah, that would've been pretty sweet. I would've been happy with "It'll Be Me" every night lol.
  24. Sort of goes hand-in-hand with not sound-checking, although I understand the logistics of that decision, given that they were often flying in from a different city just in time for the gig. But you'd think good ol' Raymond Thomas with the broken leg would've had them tuned up.
  25. I always thought this was strange as well...
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