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LedElvis75

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    Japan 1972

    72 Japan just might be my least favorite tour they ever did. Just seem to lack the hunger from earlier tours and the energy/nastiness of later tours.
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    Best Audience Recordings of 1970

    , which I've always assumed was a result of him (and/or the sound techs) having to adjust to how to tune (and maybe mic) it differently, compared to the maple kits he had played previously. It wasn't just the shells that were different--he was also switching from emperor-coated heads on the batter side and ambassador-coated heads on the resonant side to clear power-stroke heads with the black dot on the batter side and clear heads on the resonant side, which makes quite a difference sonically, and also gives a slightly different feel with the sticks. In a way, the twangy tone of his kit in '73 fits well with Page's really snarly guitar tone and Plant's raspy voice, but if I had to choose between his '73 or '75 tone to go play a show with myself, I'd probably choose '75... agreed
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    Best Audience Recordings of 1970

    LOVE the Moby Dick's from 1970. July 19, 1970 in Berlin is one of my favorites. So is the one from Boston. Bonzo just had endless stamina and energy and could literally do anything he wanted. And the green sparkle kit just sounded so meaty and huge! Probably my favorite Bonham kit. Just sounded gorgeous. And Plant's voice... yeah. I don't think any vocalist to this day has ever sounded so fucking impressive on stage.
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    BONHAM WOULD TURN 70 TODAY

    Have fun tonight George!!
  5. Very strange Bonham show (indeed), but TUF from that night has always been my favorite. And the mood of NQ fits Bonham's mood from that night to a T. Both are very sluggish, but the results are great (for NQ). He really picks things up nicely for TUF and then chases Jimmy around brilliantly in my all-time favorite STH. Jimmy really needs to cobble the best parts of the 24th and 25th together to form a complete show. Would be an absolute monster live release.
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    pick one

    Listening to your Pittsburgh remaster now! Phenomenal show. NQ is just insane. Guess I'll pick this one for a complete sbd tape.
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    Recordings that have "that special something" for you

    8/23/71 Fort Worth. I absolutely LOVE the deep snap/pop sound of Bonzo's snare in this (phenomenal) recording.
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    Black Country Woman 1977 - Missed Opportunity?

    Might be what I hate MOST about '77. Those truncated versions of WLL for the encore are just awful. Hear me out here... just imagine hearing Ramble On as an encore in 77. How amazing could that have been had they been able to pull that off? Ramble On might've been the best part of those 98 P/P shows. Just killer!
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    This show has been dogged for years. Just don't get all the hate it has gotten. Sure, it's not 1973 Jimmy, but whatever fluency he lacked that night (year) Bonzo more than made up for with his playing. His (Bonzo's) performance alone puts this in my top 10 all time Zep Boots.
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    What show or live song are you listening to now?

    May 16, 1973 - Houston. Happy 45th Anniversary! Killer May 73 show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgYWWN2z-U8
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    Seattle 1977

    Sounds fantastic.
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    Seattle 1977

    I'd love to hear it.
  13. A full EC show from the best of the 24th/25th would be incredible. I understand the multi-track for the 23rd is incomplete due to Bonzo's kick mic not working (or not recording). But the first 1/3rd from the 25th, the middle of the 24th (NQ, TU, D&C, STH, maybe even WLL) then the encores from the 25th. That would make ONE KILLER FREAKING SHOW. Out with it Jimmy!
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    Updated Soundboard Wish List

    The Bonzo's Bday Party show, to me, is a bit over-rated. Never fell in love with that show. The 2nd LA show, however is KILLER! It's an absolute gem and maybe the best of the entire US 73 run. I WANT THAT SBD!The SD show from the 28th, is just too sloppy for me. Time to re-listen to it to see if I'm remembering this right... Maybe it's all the guitar drop outs... sheesh. Didn't realize there were so many. That would give an impression of "sloppy" playing. Maybe not the case tho. Scorching thru RnR and CD so far.
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    Updated Soundboard Wish List

    Yep. Agree. May 1973 is just flawless (expect for San Diego, which is just odd as hell to me!)
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    Just listened to it and heard it-didn't remember Plant saying that... but anyway... WOW.
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    HAHA. Absolutely.
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    Stephen Davis on the 3/12/75 show

    First broken guitar string on stage in almost 7 years, huh? WOWZERS.
  19. I LOL'd! Good one, indeed.
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    Am thinking Jimmy must be the sb source

    I think it was teased, along with the "you torrented the Seattle board too quickly, now you're not getting Long Beach or Blueberry Hill!" nonsense. Hell, who really knows??
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    Am thinking Jimmy must be the sb source

    If they have 3/11/75 they most certainly have 3/12/75. That would be absolutely KILLER.
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    Am thinking Jimmy must be the sb source

    No way is that 72. Not only because of Plant's voice, but Bonzo's drums... that's definitely his vistalite kit in that recording.
  23. Spot on. SS is fantastic. Love Bonham's drumming on it. It should've been released, IMO.
  24. The early Sick Again version that was released is less of a song than Swan Song is. Page drives me nuts sometimes.
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