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babysquid

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  1. babysquid

    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    That looks plastic to me! 😀
  2. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hurdy-Gurdy-fledged-musical-instrument-UGears/dp/B07771DV5J/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526715479&sr=8-1&keywords=ugears+hurdy+gurdy buy one of these and play it yourselves
  3. Is he “SO AFRAID” or has he just moved on?
  4. babysquid

    Zeppelin's most exotic song

    It wasn’t Eddie Cochran, it was Ritchie Valens. They credited Mrs Valens as they’d heard that she hadn’t received any royalties from her sons catalogue and they wanted to make sure she got something from it.
  5. babysquid

    Zeppelin's most exotic song

    I was being facetious! Personally I’d probably go with something along the lines of “Friends” with it’s open tuned guitar, eastern psychedelic flavored arrangement, winding string part, synth drone and just generally being one of the more off the wall offerings from anybody.
  6. babysquid

    Zeppelin's most exotic song

    exotic ɪɡˈzɒtɪk,ɛɡˈzɒtɪk/ adjective 1. originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country. "exotic birds" synonyms: foreign, non-native, tropical; alien, imported, introduced, unnaturalized "exotic birds" foreign, faraway, far off, far-flung, unfamiliar; distant, remote "exotic places" So maybe the entire In Through the Out Door Lp as it was recorded in Scandinavia?
  7. babysquid

    Zeppelin's most exotic song

    Not a real one anyway😀
  8. Does he? Do you owe the first person who employed you your career? If there is a debt how do you know Robert hasn’t paid it? When does he stop owing Jimmy? What does Jimmy owe Robert? Who knows but them. Would they have been as successful with Terry Reid or just another Humble Pie? Who knows? Robert may have been nothing without Jimmy but Jimmy could have just been “That last guitarist in the yardbirds who never did anything after”. Purely judging by their post Led Zeppelin output it seems Jimmy needs Robert more than Robert needs Jimmy. Of course Jimmy’s solo album and tour are happening next year and that might change everything .
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    How about an acoustic reunion?

    Hey dude, sometimes what we write on these forums doesn’t read with the same inflection as intended. I can easily see now that I’ve re read my comment how I might’ve come across as a pedantic knob!
  10. How can something be both tiresome and awesome?😀 I flooding the market wish numerous live releases of varying quality might dilute the potency of the band’s mystique .
  11. We would have heard of Jimmy due to the Yardbirds and maybe JPJ due to his prolific session and arranging work. Bonzo was already getting work with Tim Rose, but wether that would’ve led to being a household name rather than a respected drummer I couldn’t say. As for Robert, he was certainly hungry for the limelight but he hadn’t really gone anywhere until he hooked up with Jimmy.
  12. babysquid

    How about an acoustic reunion?

    They were an hour.
  13. babysquid

    How about an acoustic reunion?

    Led Zeppelin reforms as a support act!
  14. babysquid

    John Paul Jones Snubbed Page & Plant?

    He also didn’t take ( and rarely takes) the producers credit, preferring to be credited as engineer which is essentially what he does. I believe JP and Robert were the acknowledged producers on this. Personally I really like WIC, I preferred it to Unledded and thought it was far superior to Coverdale/Page . also regarding Jimmy saying he wanted to bring JPJ in i too remember reading that, I’m not sure where but it was long after the partnership had ended. It could quite possibly have been in the Nick Kent interview in the 2003 Q Special.
  15. babysquid

    Elvis vs. Plant

    Everybody is entitled to my own opinion!
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    Elvis vs. Plant

    It’s a little known fact that Elvis was actually Jimmy’s third choice to be Led Zeppelin’s singer after Steve Marriot and Terry Reid! But colonel Sanders wouldn’t let him grow his hair . Elvis grew immensely jealous of their success so he stole John Paul Jones watch and faked his death, re-emerging in the early 90’s with his own version of the band “Dread Zeppelin” before he finally packed that in to work down the chip shop.
  17. With James Brown it could be a case that for whatever reason the recording was financed without an advance from the record company.
  18. The artist always pays the bill. You know when you hear about stars being signed for huge advances? Well that’s exactly what they are, funds in advance to be recouped from Lp sales, tours, merch etc.. That advance has to cover recording, production, wages, promotion, transport ..etc If the artist does repay the advance they end up in debt to the label. Yes some 70’s live albums were big sellers but not all of them, also bands didn’t release them as regularly, they were more of a one off type of thing. A lot of them were also “ sweetened “ by several weeks worth of studio doctoring and overdubs. Of course there were exceptions to this.
  19. I think people are forgetting that professionally recording live shows in the 1970’s wasn’t a simple task and wasn’t cheap. I’m sure many bands would have loved to have multitracked more concerts but the sheer obstacle of transporting and paying for a mobile unit with all it’s extra equipment and staff , plus the increased set up and preparation times needed, would probably have made it a logistical nightmare.
  20. Or does it really matter? Are any of the other photos on the cover not from 1972? Are they all from the LA forum or Long Beach? Are the pictures on BBC sessions from all 1969 or 71? Does this make you angry? Do you want to smash your copy of HTWWW to pieces with “the object” from Presence and send Jimmy Page the bill?😀 Ok I do get where your coming from, I mean it would look a bit stupid if they’d peppered the booklet with pictures from Knebworth and Scandinavia ‘68! But only the most true sticklers for details and ardent eyed Zeppelin fans are really going to be concerned with this!
  21. Interesting how JPJ’s trusty Hammond M103 has metamorphosed first from organ to pipes and now into a piano!
  22. Didn’t we sort of get that with the companion discs to coda?
  23. Probably bootleg mislabeling, I had a cassette of the ‘71 bbc concert which was labeled Led Zeppelin Live 1972 with John Lennon! For years I thought John Peel was John Lennon!
  24. Wasn’t this what is believed to be JPJ and Jimmy working out “babe I’m gonna leave you” and what would eventually become the intro to “your time is gonna come” during the first Lp sessions? Also is this not the recording long mistakenly rumored to be Steve Winwood and Jimmy running through BIGLY in ‘68?
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