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John M

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  1. JOHN PAUL JONES - SNOWEYE, Varangerfestivalen Norway 2018

    A few clips from last summer
  2. March was usually a good month for the boys. 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975
  3. It is hard to tell by listening to a YouTube clip. It seems a bit better, but the real test will be when I can compare the actual discs side by side.
  4. Indeed. The sound is amazing, especially the drums. And Plant is so incredible - what a range! Great set list and a stellar performance. The rock and roll covers are icing on the cake.
  5. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    I can't find the full Guitar for Mortals album on YouTube to post here. If you can find it - it is amazing. Especially the first track "Coging's Glory" This YouTube cover of Coging's Glory can give you some idea but the album version is so much better
  6. I am on a 1975 roll again after focusing on 1971 for quite a while. Always loved this show and the Plantation before Trampled is a classic. March 17, 1975
  7. Rampagin' Cajun Baton Rouge 28 February 1975 Jones' bass sounds so great! It is up in the mix and you can hear everything he does. Fantastic!
  8. JOHN PAUL JONES - SNOWEYE, Varangerfestivalen Norway 2018

    sounds fascinating! From the land of the ice and snow. Can't wait to hear it. Was there ever a recording released of his Tres Coyotes project last year? I think that was just a one off gig?
  9. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    One of the great songs of 1970 on one of the great albums of 1970. The slow jam in the middle is somewhat simple but it is so cool and so perfect. Memories of this on 8 track in the summer of 1970.
  10. To my mind, one of the greatest documents of Led Zeppelin
  11. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    There are certain songs I will always remember the first time I heard them. This is one of those. 1973. I always liked the imbalance of the intro rhythm guitar being so low into the mix compared to when the riff comes in at 0:07. Barely controlled chaos.
  12. In the Evening lyrics

    The lyrics to this song got a bad rap when it was released because of all the "oh, oh I need your love" and the opening lines. Critics and casual fans said it was weak watered down retreads. All they focused on was the many "Oh oh I need your love" refrains and the opening about "when the day is done, I'm looking for a woman" cliches. But when you look at all the lyrics it is really, really strong. Plant was master at making meaningful points about life. As described above, the lyrics could be about relationships, success and fame, the band, how challenging life is, etc. To me the best lines are: I hear you crying in the darkness, Don't ask nobody's help Ain't no pockets full of mercy baby, Cause you can only blame yourself Oh it's simple (I always thought the word here was "sinful") , All the pain that you go through You can turn away from fortune, fortune, Cause that's all that's left to you It's lonely at the bottom, Man, it's dizzy at the top But if you're standing in the middle, Ain't no way you're gonna stop Oh whatever that your days may bring No use hiding in a corner, Cause that won't change a thing If you're dancing in the doldrums, One day soon, it's got to stop, it's got to stop When you're the master of the off-chance, When ( think it is "then" here?) you don't expect a lot One non lyric related note about this song - the slow burn Page does beneath the last chorus starting around 5:34 and the little outro solo licks after that are some of the coolest guitar on the album. They fit perfectly. I recall an old review that said Page rarely overplayed on record. This section of this song is a perfect example. Everything in its place, everything with a purpose.
  13. The Rest in Peace Thread

    RIP guitar legend Nokie Edwards of the Ventures. Here is one of my favorite Ventures tracks - it is not one of their well known hits. And how about some live in Japan 1966 footage featuring Wipeout , Apache and the amazing Slaughter on Tenth Avenue. Slaughter starts at 6:17
  14. I searched for a thread like this and did not find one. I found a thread on music your parents liked. What comments do you remember your parents making about Led Zeppelin? There is one I will never forget. I had just bought the original vinyl release of TSRTS soundtrack in fall 1976 and was blasting out the ending boogie part of Whole Lotta Love. My dad walked into my room and said "Who is this? That rhythm section is pretty good. The walking bass line - the oldest trick in the book."
  15. How certain are we of the 1975 tour itinerary?

    There are a fair number of 4 days in a row. I had looked at this before. Here are the dates I see as more than 4 in a row. But you are right it is very unlikely they would have scheduled 7 days in a row in 1975. Dec 26- 30, 1968 5 days March 27 - April 2, 1969 7 days (if we count German TV in Bremen March 27) May 27 -31, 1969 5 days August 14 - 18, 1969 5 days August 20 - 24, 1969 5 days Nov 4 - 8, 1969 5 days March 7 - 12, 1970 6 days March 25 - 31, 1970 7 days April 7 - 13, 1970 8 days. This is the longest string of consecutive dates I can see. In fact this looks like quite a stretch for them. From March 23 - April 18, 1970 it looks like they had only 4 days off. Granted that was 1970 and not 1975. August 19 - 23, 1970 5 days August 31 - Sept 4, 1970 5 days June 6 - 11, 1972 6 days, if June 8 Boston was a show as listed in Luis Rey's book. That gig is not listed on this site. I count at least 13 other times with 4 days in a row, the last one being Japan 1972
  16. Fantastic !! Thank you. Yes, I think I can hear Jimmy Sue - I really am enjoying the 5/28/77 remasters you posted above too. Thanks so much.
  17. It is such a shame that 4 songs are missing from the soundboard tape. What a show.
  18. 9/29/71 Immigrant Song sb release

    What makes this release such an extraordinary gem is that on this particular night Jimmy played one of the longest and most different solos he ever played on this song. A very special version indeed.
  19. Over the Hills: sung in high register?

    Thanks. I never listened to that show before. I went back and listened to this bit in Seattle 6-19-72 and it was strong - according to the set lists I have in Luis Rey's book that may be the first time the song was played live? Of course Rey only has set lists for shows where he had a recording. Tuscon June 28 is very strong. I don't see OTH at San Bernadino 1972 in any of the recordings I can find. Oct 3 1972 at Budokan is strong. I agree. I love every version of the song. I was just curious about how quickly the change took place.
  20. Over the Hills: sung in high register?

    I was wondering this myself recently, mostly focusing on the very difficult part after the intro when the band comes blasting in. "Many times" ... etc. He misses it early in the Japan 72 tour but on the last night Oct 10 1972 he nails it. Are there any recordings of Montreux late October 1972? I don't know of any. Newcastle Nov 30 1972 he does that part pretty well, but the first few notes are buried in the instrumental blast so I cannot be really sure. Same goes for Birmingham Dec 16 and London Dec 22. Dec 23 London he strains a bit and then goes a bit lower. Dec 8 Manchester he goes high but on the tape sounds a bit weaker. Jan 7, 1973 oxford he is really straining - the flu I guess, same for Liverpool Jan 14 Jan 15 Trent he is much better on this very difficult part - to sing those notes with the power needed to be heard through that instrumental blast off !! That may be the last time. By Southampton Jan 22 everything in that part is lower and I think it stayed that way except for a few valiant attempts in 1977 as noted above. What is so sad is that they didn't do this song until the end of the 1972 US tour. Or maybe it is just not on the available recordings? That HTWWW version is killer. In the audience tape he sounds great too.
  21. 9/29/71 Immigrant Song sb release

    WOW. Can hardly imagine what it would be like to have the whole show in this quality. The sampler last week was amazing but this with the full guitar solo is incredible !
  22. top 5 favorite No Quarters

    It usually depends on which ones I have listened to lately because there are so many great versions. I cannot compare the versions across tours - they are too different. I think that the original TSRTS version will always be special to me. For 1975 one I have always gone back to is 3/27/75. The interplay during the jam is special. For 1977 it is toss up between June 21 and June 23.
  23. What live song do you skip or endure?

    I think it is one of those little things that make Zep so great. It is fun and upbeat, and it fits really well.
  24. What live song do you skip or endure?

    curious as what you don't like about it. I prefer the guitar tone on the main riff live. both versions superb