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Crimson Avenger

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  1. Crimson Avenger

    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    100% right. Show me a zep-related page of that book and I'll show you the factual errors on it. We could have a whole subforum for that.
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    Yup... to that I'd add no clue as to what he's listening to. It's hard to square his negative review of 2.14 with what we can hear on tape, and his piece on the Philadelpia show is both factually slipshod and tendentious. On the lid of his grand piano perhaps... yeah, appropriate, lol
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    or possibly, 'jazz'
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    He doesn't say "wait what the f***" though, at least not on my version, nor does he explicitly refer to a broken string. We don't actually know it was a broken string, doesn't quite sound it to my ear. Something goes wrong, Page briefly tries to play through it, then gives up. Not sure what that would be. I don't think there was time to properly replace a string anyway, listening to the tape, and Page didn't have a backup doubleneck. EDIT: the other thing I see there is the 'vibes' comments. Davis has them in the wrong place, they are actually before Stairway, near the end of the show.
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    TSRTS being played on a Les Paul!
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    Oh man. There's not one line in that book I would trust, unless it can be independently verified from a reputable source. You might like to inspect his review a few pages earlier of the 1975 Austin TX show too Or his glowing description of the 30 minute Whole Lotta Love played in Fort Worth... etc etc...
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    3.19 is probably my favourite 1975 show. 3.20 is generally excellent as well, though I shudder to think what you are going to make of Heartbreaker there!
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    No, but I think you started out trying to prove how awful Page was in 1975, and I think by the end you will prove the opposite! With respect, that's the bit that misses the point a bit when discussing Page IMO. Technical perfection isn't really his bag. Non-guitar buffs might find all this tiring, fair enough. But don't stop, nobody has to read anything here if they don't want to. It would be awful if all we did was swap pictures of Robert's hair. You clearly know a lot about playing, and I hope that by the end you'll revise your opinion of 1975. You already have a bit, haven't you?!
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    Jake Bugg

    OK, here's another one you won't like. What do people think of Jake Bugg? His live singing can be a bit variable, but he's a very solid guitarist (more acoustic than electric, though he does both), and he's kicked out a lot of great songs in quite a short space of time. Here he is on his recent one man show, doing a bit of DADGAD playing.
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    I dunno. Fair play to the effort from Gibsonfan, there is a place for this kind of thing, even if I do disagree with almost everything he writes! It's interesting but a bit niche. Might sit better in Musicians Corner maybe.
  11. Crimson Avenger

    Jimmy Page would bite the strings

    Nobody has ever bitten their guitar strings, not more than once anyway! Even Hendrix (who got the idea off Buddy Guy btw) was only pretending.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    Just so I understand your argument, Black Mountain Side on LZ1 is worthless, because Bert Jansch had already done it, yeah? If you aren't saying that, what's the difference? I never said they were the future of rock. I'm not sure there is such a thing. I just said they were a good band and can play, having seen them live. I suspect this may get to the nub of the criticism!
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    He misses his cue in at the end, but for me, that sums up why I love Page and Zep generally in 75. They catch it perfectly and turn it into something else. Nothing embarrassing about that at all.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    Having watched that, I'd say they either really really know their stuff, or they are the most brazen con act in rock since The Darkness or maybe even the Sex Pistols. (the former obviously, for the avoidance of doubt!)
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    Greta Van Fleet

    I've thought a bit about this, and my best response to all these criticisms is that I simply don't care about them. All bands and musicians have always copied from each other and swap musical styles. Sure Jake throws in a lot of Page references, but they are never the obvious ones. I'm not sure I wholly hear the STH reference given above, but either way, as SuperDave says, Kingdom Come this is not. He's done his guitar homework, and I can't bring myself to see that as a musical crime. It makes me smile when I spot a Zep reference; it means he's a fan too. As a band they have an understanding of the dynamics and interplay that makes a good live act. I'd rather concentrate on that their belt buckles or funny faces. Is it artistically invalid for one musician to reference another in their work? Surely not. When we hear Jimmy play a great version of White Summer/BMS, do we admire his superb playing skills, or do we frown and point out that he lifted more or less the entire thing off Bert Jansch? Do we love the brilliant acoustic/electric interplay of the guitars on BIGLY, or do we sourly point out that the chord sequence is much the same as George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps? I'm in the former camp re Jimmy, and feel the same way with GVF. Disagree by all means, but I think you are missing out.
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