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blindwillie127

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  1. blindwillie127

    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    Page is also doing runs and phrasings I've never heard him do before either. I think NQ & STH from 3/21/75 are both really special and unique performances.
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    The Trouble with Bonham. 1978-80

    He meant 'musically'. Found the interview. Go to 37:00 - 39:00
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    The Trouble with Bonham. 1978-80

    Shortly after Knebworth, JJ Jackson interviewed both Plant & Jones and Plant clearly states that if he is going stay with LZ, "its gonna have to get more mellow". Juxtaposition that with Page saying the next album would be "more rocking than ITTOD" and one can see that Plant wouldn't be sticking around unless he himself was now steering the direction of the band. That was never gonna happen, so it was basically over. Maybe they would have put out 1 more album if the ill-fated 1980 North American tour had went well, but Plant was already movin' on down the road mentally either way. Wish I could find this interview but can't locate it. Plant elaborates on this quite a bit...
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    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    This....over and over.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    This performance blows me away every time I listen to it!
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    LED ZEPPELIN IN HBO'S "SHARP OBJECTS"

    Nice catch man! That went right over my head. Did you happen to notice the 'marks' on Emma's new friends (next victim) hand at the dinner table that Camille stared at?
  7. Yep! Even the 02 reunion was chalk full of them. They sure knew how to bring it...this intro still gives me chills.
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    What song is stuck in your head?

    Captain & Tennille - Muskrat Love...and I have no fucking idea why? I dare ya!
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    You just described JPJ, and it has never bothered him one bit. In fact, just the opposite. Has anyone ever seen an interview or read an article where JPJ was annoyed over questions about LZ's past present or future in any manner? Be honest, nope... To me, the difference between RP & JPJ is that one of them is a self confessed ego-maniac and the other...is not. I love them both, but it is what is.
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    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    Bingo!
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    Dee Snider Of Twisted Sister Puts Down Zep

    Maybe..."rock/metal fans went on to choose bands such as Twisted Sister over Zep"...because the band Led Zeppelin no longer existed? However, I do think that LZ's overly indulgent solo's which peaked in '77, is fair game for criticism... just ask Robert Plant. A little trivia: Twister Sister was signed to Atlantic Records (ouch) and recorded their biggest selling album at Jimmy Page's Sol Studios.
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    Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram

    This link cannot be embedded, click on it and watch why this 18 yr old kid is the most exciting new guitarist to come along in ages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLQbQidC-Ks
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    All My Love - story behind the song?

    Personally, I love Page's contribution to the record. Every solo on the record fits the mood of each song perfectly and are very well thought out. From the searing ITE, to the reckless SBS, the fun Hot Dog, to the frolicking FITR, and it ends with Page's most sublime solo ever on IGC. I love his minimalistic playing on AML because it enhances the song and is just so damn tasteful it sticks in your head forever. Never been crazy about his 'guitars' in Carousel though to tell you the truth, and they were also fairly well buried in the mix for probably the same reason Plants vocals were. Yes, the production got a little murky with Carousel & ITE but other than that the production is pretty damn solid IMHO. Oh yeah, the only thing I've ever really liked about ITE is the intro and the solo, the rest to me qualifies as LZ's most uninteresting song along with the most uninspired and plodding playing by Bonham ever. I blame it on JPJ though because that repetitive riff during the verses just doesn't leave a drummer much to work with, and 'no'...Jimmy's wang bar dives doesn't make it any less monotonous.
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    All My Love - story behind the song?

    ^ Man, the lyrics to Carouselambra are so ambiguous that the vocals could have been pushed up much higher in the mix and it wouldn't have made a difference in deciphering what these lyrics are about, or not about. I seriously can't imagine Page purposely burying the vocals in order to prevent the listener from hearing what is probably Plant's most vague and ambiguous lyrics ever. Yes, Plant says "the whole story of LZ in its latter years is in that song", and if thats the case, he certainly disguised it to the point that only he himself could really know what these lyrics were about. The reason I think Plants vocals were placed directly in the mix as opposed to above it is because it is undoubtably the weakest vocal track on the album in relation to the other songs. They're very mysterious, but not really put together that well (much like the song itself) IMHO. I've always viewed Carouselambra as a bold experiment musically. The lyrics for me are always an afterthought when it comes to Zeppelin. The delivery, attitude and vibe are the only things that 'really' matter. Too much thinking can be a bad thing
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    Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram

  16. 17 yrs old and this kids got fire in his fingers!
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    Favorite drum intros

  18. I'm not SAJ, but here's my take on it. Atlantic was the brass fucking ring, and when they call and say we want to be part of what you are doing, why look any further? Keeping up interest in other labels before a deal has been signed makes perfect business sense to me. Also, I believe the Atlantic deal was signed on November 11th, and anything before that was a verbal agreement. Photo: November 11, 1968
  19. Ok, but how is that relative in any way to this Jerry Wexler interview?
  20. Looks like Wexler was a little off. I think this explains how and most importantly 'why' the actual "signing" happened the way it did: In a 1990 interview, Page said that the album took only about 36 hours of studio time (over a span of a few weeks) to create (including mixing), adding that he knew this because of the amount charged on the studio bill. One of the primary reasons for the short recording time was that the material selected for the album had been well-rehearsed and pre-arranged by the band on Led Zeppelin's tour of Scandavia in September 1968. As Page explained, "[the band] had begun developing the arrangements on the Scandinavian tour and I knew what sound I was looking for. It just came together incredibly quickly. In addition, since the band had not yet signed their deal with Atlantic Records, Page and Zeppelin's manager Peter Grant paid for the sessions entirely themselves, meaning there was no record company money to waste on excessive studio time. In another interview, Page revealed that the self-funding was to ensure artistic freedom: "I wanted artistic control in a vise grip, because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with these fellows. In fact, I financed and completely recorded the first album before going to Atlantic ... It wasn't your typical story where you get an advance to make an album – we arrived at Atlantic with tapes in hand ... Atlantic's reaction was very positive – I mean they signed us, didn't they?" So, Atlantic 'secured' a deal with Page & JPJ before there was a full band. The actual finalizing/signing of the deal didn't happen until the band was formed, did a tour of Scandanavia as the New Yardbirds, changed name to Led Zeppelin, recorded an album and presented it to Atlantic in finished form...on their own dime. All of this done in this manner in order to prove to Atlantic that they were worthy of "full creative control" along with the confidence in Page being the producer of the band. Thats some seriously shrewd/savvy business sense right there. Of course you need the goods in order to pull it off, and they sure as hell did! Still, can you imagine Atlantic's Jerry Greenberg securing a deal with Page & Jones non-existent band and then a few months later they show up with Led Zeppelin I mastered and ready to go? Pretty F'N crazy!
  21. Whats Peter Grants version? Refresh my memory please
  22. ^ Not even a chance! Also, this makes me really realize just how fortunate Plant & Bonham were to be recruited into a band (that wasn't a band) with Page & JPJ already signed with Atlantic Records...with full artistic control? Not only could that happen today, but I'm 100 percent sure it had never happened before, or since. That must have been some crazy pressure before they actually jammed together for the first time for all of them. However, that pressure seemed to instantly disappear with a quickness. This brings to mind my favorite JPJ quote: "As soon as I heard John Bonham play, I knew this was going to be great, somebody who knows what he's doing and swings like a bastard. We locked together as a team immediately." JPJ
  23. Great interview! I never knew that Atlantic signed Jimmy Page & JPJ... before Plant or Bonham had even joined the band. I also never knew that Dusty Springfield was the person who got the ball rolling by telling Jerry Wexler that Page & JPJ were putting a band together. That has to be the greatest visionary move by a record exec in the history of signing a band...a band that really didn't even exist yet? That was a bold decision by Wexler, kinda boggles the mind if you think about it. Thanks a lot Sam!
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    Greta Van Fleet

    I guess these kids never heard of codeine pills and Jack Daniels. How many fingers do you need to play drums anyways?
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