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  1. Boleskinner

    Outrider (1988)

    I remember reading about Page being crestfallen when the original demos for Outrider were stolen from his home and it was originally intended to be a double album. Were these demos ever recovered or did they ever surface on bootleg? These demos could make an interesting Alt Outrider as part of any anniversary boxset. I think demand for an Outrider re-release would be minimal however, and it would have to be a Page website only job, like DW 2.
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    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    Good for you. Couldn't give a monkey's tadger what you think or do. Ever since I posted a link to an article about Page in The Sun - which sent you into a political sanctimonious frenzy - you have disagreed with every single thing I have posted. It's very sad and petty that you're still holding a grudge. And even sadder that you introduced politics into the Zep forum in the first place.
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    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    I think it’s a case of fans don’t want to see people paying over the odds for items, rather than them being negative about collecting.
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    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    His last couple of albums are the sort of fair that gets rave reviews from papers like The Observer and The Guardian, but how many people actually listen to it more than a couple of times after they’ve bought it? Talking to non-Zep heads, the Plant album they rate the most is Raising Sand. And I don’t think it’s any coincidence that Plant wasn’t the boss in that one and he had to relinquish a lot of control to T-Bone Burnett, and to a lesser extent Alison K. plants not a great songwriter from scratch, and is at his best adding lyrics to a basic structure or contributing to a work in progress.
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    Items you can't convince yourself to buy

    Lol. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase the “brown bomber”.
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    Hadn't seen this one before. What's the origin?

    You could possibly be right. Def a complex character - seems to be a mix of deep insecurity, machismo and kindness.
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    Hadn't seen this one before. What's the origin?

    Did Bonham ever feckin smile in photos? i remember watching the rock orchestra vid and he’s standing at the piano glowering at McCartney like he’s just slept with his missus.
  8. Dancing days always sounded thin, like it needed a second guitar, and was a disappointment.
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    Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience (Tour)

    That was a good read, cheers for posting. I didn’t know that he was still hammering the sauce into the late 90s, I thought he had cleaned up by then. Also interesting that he was in an emotional trough after the O2 gig. Shows how much hope he had for a full reunion. glad he’s in a better place now. He’s a great drummer and has nothing to prove anymore.
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    Seattle 1977

    Sounds ace, man. Def more bass and dynamics. Hopefully one day the technology will exist to brighten up the video and picture to make it more watchable.
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    Companion discs are rubbish

    Bonzo’s drumming is just one of the highlights of this work in progress. I think Swang Song is infinetly more interesting than alt mixes that have slightly more cowbell and are virtually identical to the original. When are we getting the third alt mix of rock ‘n’ roll. I mean, come on, we’ve dug a hole in the bottom of the barrel and are now dunking for turds.
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    Not yet, mate. Even in this social media age, Zeppelin still manage to keep things very shtoom. All we have is titbits about a live album in interviews and some speculation. September is when it's rumoured it will kick off in earnest. Personally, I think any release will be in the Xmas run-in to maximise profit.
  13. I would say keep your expectations low for the 50th anniversary live release. Based on the previous live output we're not going to get much: - One live release while the band were together from 1968-80 - Three live releases (including the Paris companion disc) and a couple of DVDs (one being the O2) in the 38 years since they disbanded. We're not going to get a musical feast, it will be another Happy Meal. Soundboard bootlegs are really where it's at now.
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    The Firm Thread

    Wow, they were considering getting the Firm back together. He seems like a really nice gentle soul. I thought he’d be a bit of a bovver boy with the bald head and drumming style. Ha ha. Would have been interesting to hear a new Firm album, sans Boss chorus pedal and fretless bass.