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  1. top 5 favorite No Quarters

    Yes, this is true; I believe he broke a string on the Les Paul, before the song. You can definitely hear him use the whammy bar. (Supposedly he uses the strat on the 5-18-75 version, but I haven't listened closely enough to tell.)
  2. Dumb question regarding the EC footage

    Cool, which night?
  3. Dumb question regarding the EC footage

    I'm always struck by how cavernous EC looks in this picture. Could even people in the front-row seats see the band? They look to be very far from the actual stage.

    Sad news about Tipton, did not know he had Parkinson's: http://loudwire.com/judas-priest-glenn-tipton-bow-out-of-tour-last-thursday/
  5. top 5 favorite No Quarters

    I actually like the shorter, doomier '73 versions the best (Milwaukee, Seattle, and Pittsburgh all deserve mention). A lot of great versions from '75 though (Vancouver, Long Island, etc.), love the directions they took the song.
  6. top 5 favorite No Quarters

    Tough choices, even top 10 would be hard. I'm going to cheat and go with six (and I hate leaving off St Louis '75): NYC 3rd night 7/29/73, very heavy and doomy NYC 2nd night 7/28/73, all-time classic LA 2nd night 3/25/75, very frenzied and inspired Long Beach 2nd night 3/12/75, unique version, a primal vibe Seattle 2nd night 3/21/75, similar to LA 2nd night Providence 7/21/73, Page pulls out all the stops

    Credit where it's due, I'm not a '77 fan, so I've never listened to the 6-22 version, but after checking it out, I have to agree, it's very hot.
  8. Motörhead

    Sad news: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/obituaries/fast-eddie-clarke-dead.html

    March '75, definitely. Probably last night in LA is the best, just a tad better than Seattle.
  10. Next Soundboard Release

  11. Next Soundboard Release

    The issue is not whether this or that particular show is the last of the bunch. The issue is what explanation is most consistent with the observed set of releases. And from a statistical point of view (with some weak assumptions about how the source is releasing individual shows, e.g. saving the best for last, etc.), it is highly unlikely that there are any '75 shows outside of mid-Feb and March, or any '77 shows outside of May, plus the first NY show (again, from this source). It is one thing to be surprised when, say, Landover shows up (as I was), it's another thing to think that Landover indicates the likelihood of any January shows. And there is no evidence to support the latter belief, at this stage the sample size is sufficiently large enough.
  12. Next Soundboard Release

    I've never heard about a partial SB of the 11th; do you have a link or reference?
  13. Next Soundboard Release

    Fine, they have the very first show from the NY run. And, likely they have the disastrous Tampa show from Jun 3rd, all 15 minutes of it, LOL. There is no reason to think there's much more than Greensboro and maybe other May shows like Birmingham or Baton Rouge.
  14. Next Soundboard Release

    I think it's much simpler than that: they (the "soundboard revolution" source) only have the 2nd leg of '75 (and a few from Feb), and only a few from May '77, and nothing from any other year.
  15. Best Stairway

    Yes indeed, fantastic version from a fantastic show.