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  1. JohnOsbourne

    Things You've Heard From The Audience?

    Not sure about '73; right off the top of my head I can think of Chicago, Milwaukee, Buffalo, Boston, Providence, and New York where he berates or chides the audience for one thing or another.
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    New Shows Never Been Heard Before?

    I'm not aware of any previously unheard show since Fort Worth, no. Almost certainly the "revolution" source has Houston '75 and Greensboro '77, and probably Baton Rouge '77, so there's a few more that should see the light of day eventually. As far as partial releases, I've always been surprised (and very disappointed) that the first half of 7-27-73 has never shown up, you would think it exists (apart from Page's vault).
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    New Shows Never Been Heard Before?

    Not sure about the Detroit '70 show, but Fort Worth '75 came out in late 2015. And yes, I remember that period (late 90's-early 00's), we got 2nd Chicago, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Denver (fragment) from '73, St Louis and 2nd San Diego from '75, and I'm pretty sure Orlando '71 was from that period as well. That was indeed a gold rush.
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    Feb 14, 1975 Nassau - TDOLZ

    Agreed, the 13th is all-time great, probably best show of the first leg. It gets over-shadowed by the 14th (another truly great show), but the 13th is better. Plus the wild CB encore with Ronnie Wood!
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    Pink Floyd sounding very Zep-like?

    Semi-related, some killer doom-metal covers of Floyd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMoO8FNbRJA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqQTNa0_18g
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Check out this one, smoking hot:
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Nice version, but nowhere near as good as this one:
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    Royal Orleans on the deluxe edition of Presence

    It's Plant. You have to listen to it carefully and a few times (at least I did) to catch Plant's characteristic intonations, etc., but after a while it's pretty clear who it is. Besides, it's unlikely Bonham would have memorized the precise lyrics of the song simply to goof around.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I appreciate the various responses on the Millard bootleg, but let me revise my original question: Is it accurate to say that EVH probably saw Zeppelin live several times in the 70's, and that his comments were directed towards Page's live playing in general, and not just a shoddy '77 (say) performance? (In which case he's basically just being a loudmouth, granting that even at his peak Page was still a bit sloppy at times.)
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Agree with most of the comments here; two great bands/guitarists (Zeppelin/Page are my favorite, Purple/Blackmore probably #2), very different in some ways, similar in others, little point in comparing them. They definitely both had high-energy, very improvisational shows, other great bands from that period (e.g. Black Sabbath or Rush) tended to play the same structure each night. Zep's influence on early Purple is not in doubt, and Blackmore has always praised Page's musicianship. I actually like Coverdale-era Purple a bit better than Gillan-era, mainly because of Blackmore's playing, but Made in Japan is truly a classic (check out Dream Theater's full length cover of it, it's on youtube, too lazy to look it up right now). But from the bootlegs, the MSG '73 shows hold up just as well without any of the studio surgery Page subjected them to for the official release. I would love if the three shows were simply released in full form, as Purple did for the Japanese shows underlying Made in Japan, but that's sadly unlikely to happen.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    EVH's negative comments on Page's live playing are well-known, as is the genesis of the "Listen to this Eddie" bootleg title. I'd always assumed Van Halen was referring to a '77 performance, but this comment here claims it was based on the '72 Forum show: http://www.royal-orleans.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13691&start=12625#p892618 There was also a June 25th show in LA '77, so maybe this is a typo; does anyone know the actual date where Van Halen saw them (and was apparently unimpressed)? Thanks in advance.
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    Shows from 1975 with no recording

    No problem. There's almost certainly a soundboard of Houston, so you have that one. I doubt there's any recordings of the others, however apart from that, they didn't play D&C at the beginning of the '75 tour because of Jimmy's injured finger, they played it for the first time (as per Plant on the bootleg) in NYC right after Pittsburgh. So look on the bright side, when Houston eventually comes out we'll have every '75 Dazed ever played.
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    Shows from 1975 with no recording

    Rotterdam, Minneapolis, 2nd night in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Houston.
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    Guilty Pleasures

    I've heard of Green Jello, but not Imperial Butt Wizards, I'll have to check them out (great name).
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    Guilty Pleasures

    Hair metal has its place in the musical food chain. The Crue is fun, mindless entertainment. LA Guns was probably the best of the bunch, Tracii Guns is an excellent guitarist.