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  1. Does anyone know what he means by ASA? Presumably something technical designed to cope with filming in falling light levels??
  2. I bet most of his mental energy in 2017 has been spent thinking up ideas for the anniversary next year. If there's isn't some "suddenly discovered long lost" Zep recording in time for the 50th anniversary, I'll eat my guitar strap.
  3. Speaking of which, notice that on Allmusic and elsewhere, Plant is now a writer on the first album, whereas on the originals he wasn't credited. This must have changed at some point but I have no idea when
  4. RIP Elvis, today is the 40th anniversary of his death.
  5. According to Mick Wall, Bonzo was at the time prescribed a medication called Motival (fluphenazine) but a quick google shows this has weight gain not loss as a side effect. Wall also says ("according to band insiders") Bonzo had got off heroin at that time, but again, usually this results in putting on weight not losing it.
  6. Bonzo is on Lulu "Everybody Clap" (him and Pat were friends with Lulu's manager I think), plus the Screaming Lord Sutch album (...and his Heavy Friends) among other things. Contrary to what's on wiki he's NOT on Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man", as confirmed by John Paul Jones who was the musician booker as well as playing on it. (JPJ confirmed this several years back)
  7. Slightly OT and just my personal opinion, but I suspect JPJ ought to have more credits than he does. He once said "if people think Page & Plant presented me & Bonham with songs and we just had to learn them, that's so far from the truth". This was a genuine collaborative band.
  8. this is as believable as the stuff about "I'm on the touchlines warming up".
  9. Royal Orleans "filler"? Have to disagree, imo it's one of Zeppelin's most underrated songs. I agree parts of that record sound tired though, with hindsight, it'd have been a better idea to take time off while Plant was recuperating. Carouselambra may not sound like typical Zep but cringeworthy's a bit strong. The lyrics are great, but buried too far down in the mix, maybe because they were too close to home for certain band members.
  10. RIP at 81 Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy.
  11. anything as yet unreleased from the early days would make me drool. First rehearsal, Denver 26/12/68, scandinavia gigs.... wonder if anyone's ever asked Jorgen Angel if he saw someone recording that first gig (unofficially or officially!)
  12. Um, no offence, but have you watched England play recently?! Germany beat us easily back in March with mostly their reserves. Can't see past Germany for the WC as Brazil are still rebuilding after the 7-1 & Spain are a shadow of their former selves. Since 2014 Argentina have made a mess of two major (Copa America) finals. Chile would be my dark horses for the semis, mighty team.
  13. In "Trampled Underfoot" it states that As Long as I have You was one of the songs jammed at the first rehearsal. Like mrlowry above I'd bet good money there was at some point a tape of the first rehearsal. If that were the case, question would be, is it now a case of "is" or "was"? Lost / erased? Or will it "emerge" for the anniversary....
  14. "Germaine Greer's LZ Experience" Worst. Tribute Band. Ever
  15. The fact that Bonzo said he liked Ginger Baker's playing and spoke of being influenced by him, was imo why it was so rude and disrespectful for Baker to say what he did. He's a great drummer but an intensely dislikeable character; no wonder Cream couldn't stay together for long despite the brilliant music.