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Everything posted by Boleskinner

  1. Best White Summers?

    A few bars of WS/BMS could have sufficed, rather than several minutes.
  2. Best White Summers?

    Yeah, always strange that WS was included in the 1980 set list when the philosophy was to strip everything back. They could have done another song from ITTOD instead or something from previous albums that they hadn't played live before. Custard Pie would have sounded good on this tour with Page's scratchy guitar sound. Opportunity missed.
  3. Any time now.....

    Sigh. This thread has deteriorated into playground, "You're a dick...No, you're a dick".
  4. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    I agree that Kashmir on the 11th is my perhaps my favourite of all time too.
  5. Cause he's repeatedly promised to deliver new music and he hasn't, while his former songwriting partner has. It's not rocket science.
  6. Any time now.....

    I thought the last album was excellent, but as I posted in another thread, I think May Queen doesn't go anywhere and the Friends-style riff is boring and repetitive. Hopefully the other tracks are more engaging.
  7. Hmm...It doesn't really go anywhere and the repetitive Friends-style riff is quite boring after a while.
  8. Page in 2017

    Well it's August and still no sign of new music or a tour from Jimmy. He said in virtually every interview for the remasters that he was warming up last year and would do something in 2017. I really hope he never again mentions doing something new, unless he actually means it. He owes us nothing, but please stop with the "next year I.." It really is beyond a joke now and fans have had a gut full.
  9. Page in 2017

    My point is can't he do both - create new music and twiddle some knobs. Other artists of his generation - Neil Young, McCartney, etc - manage it with ease.
  10. Page in 2017

    Page has been a producer and archivist for the last x years, not a musician. His latest knob-twiddling exercise is the remixing of the 1968 Yardbirds album, Live at the Anderson theatre, essentially another reissue. "Anyone remember laughter...?"
  11. Any time now.....

    Agree with you, JTM. I always look forward to hearing Plant's new stuff. I might not like all of it, but he's making new music and putting himself out there. The easy option is to rest on your laurels and wallow in the past.
  12. Page in 2017

    Be prepared for a long wait:
  13. Robert Plant's Wedding Gift to Phil Collins Up for Auction

    A multi-millionaire selling a wedding gift from Robert Plant! Oh dear...
  14. Why RP frustrates me.

    I think it's safe to say that Plant is not a great songwriter in the traditional sense of sitting down with a guitar and composing a tune, but he's good at capturing a mood or latching onto a riff and twisting it into something unique. So, to an extent, I agree that when he's got too much autonomy over things, the music can suffer. That's why I think Raising Sand was so good, because I don't think he would have challenged T-Bone Burnett and Krauss too much, because he respected their talent and was in their musical "world". The result - probably one of Plan'ts best and widely praised albums of his post-Zeppelin career. With the SSS, he's head bummer and will have the final say on things. Another example of him having too much control and compromising things is WIC - his choice of producer, live in the studio style approach, etc. So, yeah, I think Robert could benefit from a strong right-hand man in the songwriting and production process.
  15. Best of the 75 soundboards - a live compilation

    That's a good selection. Hopefully one day we'll get a best of SBD for every touring year. I'm pretty familiar with 75 and 77, but my knowledge of SBDs from other years is a bit sketchy. A BluRay for each tour could contain the two or three "best" versions of each song from that tour, satisfying most people's tastes, and the oddities that were played only once or twice on tour. Of course, these things tend to become redundant as new SBDs appear, but at some point we will run out.
  16. Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    The return of the return of Bruno? No thanks!
  17. After 3/21/75. . Whats next??

    I would love a SBD of the 2nd Copenhagen warm up in 1979. Personally, I think this is Pages most fluid live playing since 1975. The audience recording is great, but imagine a matrix. I think there's a good chance the SBD exists, because the band would want to listen back to how things sounded before the big comeback Knebworth shows.
  18. New Mystery Soundboard?

    Anyone done a matrix yet? lol.
  19. Why RP frustrates me.

    The key difference is that Robert is the one refusing to reunite Led zeppelin and that annoys fans. they view it as hypocritical that he won't be a "jukebox" playing the old songs, but then reinterprets them with his own solo band.
  20. Why RP frustrates me.

    More than a "few exceptions" I would say. The musicians on Raising Sand were all top-notch Nashville session men, and then the Band of Joy featured similar high-quality musicians and even had the brilliant Buddy Miller on guitar. The lead guitarist with the current line-up of TSS (Liam Sean "Skin" Tyson) is fantastic and I remember a rendition of the Rain Song live was brilliant. "Jimmy could play those parts with one hand tied behind his back." Page hasn't done anything live, of significance, since the 02 and has not played a full scale tour since 1998. No one knows what shape his playing is, and at the age of 73, time is not on his side.
  21. John Bonham's favourite Drummers

    Man, he looks happy and in good health here. He aged a lot in those last three years.
  22. Fuck the Superb Bowl. A Zeppelin-light medley sandwiched in-between million-dollar commercials for Chrysler and Miller Light. The very antithesis of what Led Zeppelin was all about. We're British; we don't do pigskin.
  23. New Mystery Soundboard?

    The 75 soundboards are some of the best I've heard in terms of depth and warmth. Take a listen to 77 for dry, and throw in the crappy no-bottom Alembic bass for good measure.
  24. Did Presence have a bad mix?

    I'm 99 per cent sure I read the studio time was free in return for Zep using it and putting it on the map, so to speak, as they were a huge band and word of mouth would spread. The studio was new and Sweden wasn't on the map as a recording mecca. Can't remember where I read it, unfortunately.
  25. Did Presence have a bad mix?

    I loved the mixed on Presence. Crystal clear and you could hear the drums and guitars perfectly. Only dubious production was on Tea for One which was a bit muddy, but they maybe intentionally wanted a kind of hazy feel to that song given it's downbeat, world-weary vibe. I wished they had returned to the Presence studios in Germany for ITTOD, instead of being tight arses and going to Sweden to take up ABBA's offer of free use of their new studio. I mean, they weren't short of a bob or two and it was like -20 in Sweden when they went there. And they didn't even check out the studio beforehand and Page admitted the sound was "dead" when they got there. I don't think any of that helped the vibe of the ITTOD sessions.