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  1. Brigante

    The True King of Rock and Roll

    Hah, I read this thinking it was going to a Little Richard thread...
  2. Jimmy will probably want to spend three years bringing the quality of those 12-14 hours of footage up to date from 2003 standards first, though...
  3. And me. I was born in, like, 1804 or summat and I've only got computer and internet access at work, no smartphone, nowt. This is Yorkshire - it's like 1985 round ere...
  4. Brigante


    Back in the late '80s/early '90s, this bloke, Fred Robbins, was a Banshees uber fan and basically made his living selling tapes and videos of them. At one point, he put hundreds of his rare Banshees photos onto VHS and sold that - basically, a photogallery of stills on video. I never bothered with it, so I don't know how they looked - but could this be from something similar? Maybe one of a series of photos on an old VHS, hence the lines that look like the tracking was off, copied to dvd? I dunno. Just a thought.
  5. Studio Magick is the one for you, then, macdog.
  6. Brigante

    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    I once punched a gaffer into a trench. Well, he called me a 'cunt' and when I said I wasn't a cunt, he tried to throw me into the trench and when that failed he threw a punch that missed, so, y'know, what option did I have, really? Frightfully unseemly for an excavation in the grounds of the vicarage at Wath Upon Dearne but, well, this was 1980, so I was a bit livelier then! There's probably a queue to knock Robbie Williams into a trench...
  7. Brigante

    Tea For One

    Tea For One is a wonderful song. Have to say, I've never seen it as a divisive song - I know some people say it's too long and others compare it to Since I've Been Loving You, but I think it's perfect as it is and I actually prefer it to SIBLY. Tea For One resonates with me more. Robert sounds like he means it - like it's personal and he's inhabiting the lyric, not just singing it. Given the circumstances, you believe him. Jimmy's guitar matches the mood and sentiment perfectly, too. Wonderful stuff.
  8. Brigante

    Jimmy's mystery necklace

    After all the 'partially gay' stuff in the other thread, I was hesitant to look at this 'necklace' post...
  9. I've only heard two Kiss songs - and one of those was a cover. I serious on u ass!
  10. Brigante

    Jane's Addiction Thread.....

    Indeed, Strider - that indefinable, mercurial 'other' just didn't seem to be there any more. Not that I saw any of those Relapse and later shows in person - I've only seen dvds of the various tours since they reformed and I know that cameras can't always capture the magic that's there in the hall itself, and some are better than others, but none of the ones I've got have that indefinable thing that the '86-'91 shows have. At first, I thought that Jane's were one of those bands where it was the particular chemistry created by those particular people that produced the result and that without Eric it just wasn't going to have the same effect. It's more than that, though, because you're right - even when Eric came back for a bit it still 'lacked a certain something'. Whatever spirit they were channelling first time round, didn't fully reappear. I know what people are getting at when they say it needed Casey to complete the circuit, but I suspect it was also simply that the time had gone, really. As you say, 'they were just rock stars' by then and the Jane's of 1986-'91 were so much more.
  11. Fcking funny. Sid was described by Rotten as 'quite possibly the most talentless, useless individual in history', but there's two Sid & bass yarns that make it worthwhile: Rotten's sarcastic line about Sid deciding to teach himself bass by staying up all night with Can's Tago Mago 'cos he thought he could master that in an evening'! And Rotten's quip after Sid had whacked the redneck over the head with the bass in San Antonio: 'Oh dear, Sidney's guitar appears to have slipped...' Classics, both.
  12. Brigante

    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    Salewicz says that 'Plant looked on approvingly' when Jimmy charged them for it, too...
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    Jane's Addiction Thread.....

    This - absolutely. A perfect distillation of Jane's and the reasons why they possessed that same magical 'otherness' that straight-up Zeppelin imitators never even vaguely approximate. I saw Jane's at Sheffield Leadmill at the end of January 1989 and they totally stormed it. If I said that they carried a half-feral Zeppelin vibe, with a 1000 volts up its arse, but with post-punk, funk, tribal and psych elements instead of the blues, it'd be an accurate enough description - but it wouldn't convey even half of it. All these years later, I'm honestly not sure if I can articulate the impact of them opening with Up The Beach and Whores, and then into 1%, but when Strider says 'it changed your molecular structure', I know exactly what he means. All the stuff you've heard about early Jane's gigs being surging, mythic, oceanic, shamanic and flat-out fucking mesmerising? It's all true. You knew right away that this was something special, something completely beyond the norm. I've never seen another band have that effect. To be in the presence of that in a small club like the Leadmill? I was right - I really don't have the words...