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The Dark Lord

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  1. I still have a very vivid memory of buying this album on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the week of its release. Once out of the record store, I had to pull the LP out of the bag and have a good study of the cover. I like the album a lot and I was intrigued by the nod to Led Zeppelin IV, by the use of symbols that represent each member of the band. Where does time go? Some would call me an old man now. I was nearly 20 then.
  2. Got mine too. No distortion as described above. A real nice collectible, with only 4000 released.
  3. 50th you know why a couple of obvious nuggets, such as Swan Song, were kept in the vaults and not included in the recent remasters. Perhaps a special RSD release, or something like that.
  4. He may not be, but he looks pretty blotto to me. Look at the beginning when he is sitting on the couch and Ahmet is talking to Robert. Jimmy is slouched back, looking dazed. His eyes are looking in two different directions, as he shoves his hand down his pants and in to his underwear. Then he mumbles something relatively incoherent. I'd say he seems relatively blotto at this point. Although this is shown at the beginning of the video, I suspect it was filmed after the recording session, when Page had a few under his belt (not just his hand). Who knows, I could be wrong and it doesn't really matter if Jimmy's had a few. It's a cool video nonetheless.
  5. Sorry my friend. Pretty sure it doesn't exist on vinyl. I have UK vinyl copies and US vinyl copies of the album, but I've never seen a Japanese copy with "Whiskey...". The U.K. Mercury vinyl issue is way better than the U.S. Atlantic vinyl pressing. If you want a neat little vinyl collectible, buy the U.K. 45 RPM pressing on Mercury of "The Window". It's an awesome tune and a beautiful little accoutrement to the Walking Into Clarksdale album. I still give that album a 9/10. I love it.
  6. I'd never seen this before, so I thought I'd leave it here. Supposedly from 2001, it's a nice little ditty. Jimmy's wasted and wearing one of his ugly tiger shirts, but it's still a neat little video. For those like me, who haven't seen it before, enjoy:
  7. Plant sang a lot about his experiences and observations. He was pretty frustrated with the world post '75, and I would think this song reflects his observations of someone that he and / or the band knew. He is so metaphoric in his writing that it's hard to figure out what he's on about, but there's often a moral to the story.
  8. Pretty amazing track. Nice to hear for the first time.
  9. Agreed. Apart from the way he spelled Segue (Segway). :-)
  10. Yes, Jimmy is still done. As he has been for the last 1/4 of his life.
  11. I think they are pretty awesome, except for the face looks like Billy Squire. The detail is pretty amazing otherwise.
  12. Sad. The first Zep Bio I ever read was his...,,with the PEZ front cover and him biting into a torpedo sandwich on the reverse. It was a great book. RIP.
  13. Jimmy says a lot of things that aren't based in fact or truth, although the point is taken. The difference between 1972 and 1973 is days, weeks, or months. They are generally the same thing.
  14. But Coverdale is still very respectful to Jimmy, and he managed to inspire him like no other has managed to do since the Zep days. All that said, yah, he's still a tosser.
  15. I agree with the OP. 1973 was tops for Jimmy. He also played well in the 1990's, but the natural fluidity that he had in 1973 was all but gone in the 1990s, despite the fact that he was playing well.