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  1. Unpopular opinions re live shows

    Nail on head. Rain Song live was so much better due to Plant singing so damn well (except for 75') compared to what I feel is a stoned, way to laid back approach in the studio vocals. The whole "Coldness of my Winter" part he just belts out like a banshee live, but in the studio it sounds like some bird is tea-bagging him.
  2. Hell yes, everyone smoked on this. Jimmy was jamming his ass off and Robert, horse as hell, simply pushed it for all it was worth. This is one of my favorite live versions of this song. Just like Berlin a year later, a shaky show which ended with the greatest Whole Lotta Love of their career.
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  6. Yardbirds '68 out Nov 5th

    An explanation as to why Relf's vocals are missing from Knowing may be due to Relf's sister. She has got a serious hate on for Page for what reason I do not know. Though I do know she has been carrying quite the grudge since the formation of Zeppelin. So I am assuming it is estate issue, insofar as since the track later on became Tangerine, Relf's sister may have threatened litigation. Just speculating on the why, though her hatred of Page is well known and well documented.
  7. Live better than Studio

    The problem with Levee live is they tried too hard to duplicate what they did in the studio version and could not pull it off due to all the treatments on the song. Now if they would have performed the song along the lines of the studio outtake version it would have worked brilliantly. In fact I really love that new version of the song, what a gem. Have to disagree with NQ as that song in the studio was flaccid as hell IMO yet truly came into its own live. Of course by 77' it had become overblown but the 73' & 75' versions, especially 5-23-75 EC is on a whole different level. But yes 77' and Nutrocker??? WTF??? First they slam ELP then they try and be ELP? Completely destroyed the vibe of the song. Plus the addition of the Boogie section in 77' was dumb as hell as well. It would be like Alice in Chains doing Sickman live and in the middle throwing in Fox on the Run for shits.
  8. The later albums?

    Definitely the best of Page, he is a monster on Presence. However I would give the edge to ITTOD in regard to Bonzo just for FITR alone. His work on FITR is perhaps his finest work in the studio and one of the most complex drum patterns done which somehow does not sound like a complex drum tutorial. Bonzo is actually playing two different rhythms in two different times simultaneously. And no, it was not overdubbed. Amazing.
  9. Robert should know better at his age that calling his vocals from a song recorded in 1968 when he was only 20 horrific, that is just silly. Everyone is typically over the top at 20, that's the whole point of being 20. There are quite a lot of things I would not do now which I enjoyed when I was 20 but I would not call anything horrific, just the actions of a 20 year old. My guitar playing now is much more textured, subtle, and dependent on tone and emotion compared to my bombastic, overdriven speed playing when I was 20 and all I cared about was fast runs. Do I think my playing at 20 horrific? Hell no, I call it the playing of a 20 year old with the life experiences of a 20 year old. Sometimes I don't know if Plant is just being hyperbolic for shock value or if he truly believes what he says to such an extent.
  10. John Paul Jones @ the unveiling of The Adoration Trilogy

    Yes, much better...thanks Woz.
  11. Plant's vocals on I'm Gonna Crawl

    For me this has always been Zeppelin's best blues number, it is truly a perfectly constructed song from beginning to end. Everyone just gels so well on this song while Page gives us his ultimate blues solo and Plant sings his damn ass off. Plus the lyrics have more depth than your average, baby done me wrong, blues. This song comes off more as an apology to the woman he loves...he was the source of pain, not his lady. A song which turns blues on its head in a very good way.
  12. John Paul Jones @ the unveiling of The Adoration Trilogy

    Indeed, and still at the pinnacle of his game. IMO one of the most talented multi-instrumentalist on the scene.
  13. Random Thoughts v.3

    Oh c'mon now Steve, I know you are not THAT old.
  14. Random Thoughts v.3

    Besides DC, Hollywood is about as corrupt and low as one could go, however DC is still#1 in such a regard. Anyway, Hollywoods time has pretty much come and gone. The independent studios making the indie films are the present and future for a while to come. Almost everything coming out of Hollywood is just rehashed ideas coming around for the umpteenth time with overblown budgets and "LOOK....SQUIRREL!!!" moments every 10 seconds. Let the MF'er burn.
  15. Best Kashmir live version

    Yes, sounds like Plant to me, however, whoever grabbed his dick to incite such a howl earned a gold star.