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ZepHead315

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  1. Favorite opening song?

    I just thought of another one which hasn't been mentioned yet: Immigrant Song at Uniondale 6/15/72. Even though Plant's voice was starting to strain on this song by this time, the sheer ferocity of this opener is insane.
  2. Montreal 2/6/75 Underrated?

    Welcome to the forum Blaize! Great review, although someone has already beat you to it: In the future, just be sure to search the forum in order to be certain a topic hasn't been posted yet. Cheers!
  3. Awesome! Can't wait to hear it in full!
  4. Best Stairway

    I honestly don't think I can narrow it down to just one. There's several factors involved and it depends on my mood too. Regardless, some of my personal favorites are: 5/3/71 9/14/71 9/23/71 6/25/72 6/27/72 3/24/73 7/27/73 3/21/75 5/24/75 5/30/77 All of LA 77 (with maybe the exception of 6/27) 7/17/77 7/7/80 - even though this is far from technically perfect, there's something about Page reaching for the stars even though he's fucked up that's really inspiring IMO.
  5. Best Led Zeppelin concert recording

    Are you referring to this below? If so, I agree that it's the best sounding version of the show yet. When I say "flat", I mean that I don't get a sense of space from that source, at least during loud moments. There's very little echo and, while you can clearly hear the crowd between songs, you don't really get a sense that they're playing in a concert hall. Add to that Plant being buried at times, Bonzo's cymbals having a distinct "compressed" sound that sometimes overloads the mix, and a bizarre lack of top end and it's honestly hard to listen to at times. It's a shame because performance-wise, this show is maybe the best show of 71 and in the top 5 best Zeppelin shows ever. IMO if an audience source surfaced that sounded as good as the first third of the Rock Carnival source, it would instantly wipe the floor with the current main source for this show.
  6. Favorite HMMT performance?

    This one, if only the sound were better:
  7. Debut Album Openers

    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath - you could argue that this is literally the birth of metal Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop - ditto but for punk Cheap Trick - Elo Kiddies - this one might be a grey area due to some dispute about the track listing for their debut. Still a great song regardless! Iron Maiden - Prowler The Velvet Underground & Nico - Sunday Morning Guns N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle NWA - Straight Outta Compton - not really a big hip hop fan, but I really enjoy this track Patti Smith - Gloria - that opening line is iconic
  8. What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Really been getting into these ladies lately, especially this song:
  9. Best Led Zeppelin concert recording

    Thank You was rumored for a long time to have been played at 9/23, but it's been pretty much debunked. None of the circulating 13+(!) sources features it. There were pictures making the rounds that showed the band playing the instruments they usually played for this song (Page on Les Paul, Jones on organ), but it's been determined that they're from the Whole Lotta Love medley, specifically the Tobacco Road portion. Further discussion can be found here: http://www.royal-orleans.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=27872 I didn't even really realize until Porgie's analysis just how different the Rock Carnival source sounds after the first third. I knew the sound quality deteriorated a bit, but man someone EQ'd and noise reduced the hell out of it! One thing I'd really love to hear is an audience source for 9/29 that sounds as good as source 7 or source 5 from 9/23. The "soundboard" source is hard to listen to what with it being so unbalanced and flat sounding.
  10. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees

    A typical yawner of a list that once again proves what a joke the HoF is. A mix of artists who should have been in there years if not decades beforehand (Moody Blues, MC5, Judas Priest, Nina Simone) with others who are only there because they sold a lot of records (Bon Jovi? Seriously?).
  11. Tom Petty

    There seems to be a lot of confusing reports going on right now about his condition. I'm seeing a lot of sources saying he's dead/taken off life support, but I'm also seeing how the LAPD apparently fucked up and announced his death prematurely. According to this source, he's still clinging to life, but it's not looking good at all. Regardless, I'll take any sliver of good news I can get today!
  12. Tom Petty

    Just saw this headline. Awful news. Really hope he pulls through: http://www.tmz.com/2017/10/02/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-cardiac-arrest/
  13. First of all, thank you so much for taping this show and sharing it with the world! It's amazing to hear an iconic show like this from a different point of view, and it's especially amazing to hear it in this quality. Sure, LTTE has the instruments and songs come across very well, but it's somewhat lacking in terms of the crowd and overall atmosphere (minus those few idiots shouting throughout). Your source has that in spades. I really got a sense of just how nuts people were going to see Zeppelin in person. As someone who wasn't even alive when Bonzo died, stuff like this brings me the closest I'll ever come to experiencing them live. Hope everything goes well with the transfer of the tape. I think I speak for everyone here when I say I can't wait to hear it in its best possible quality!
  14. New audience tape source for 6/21/77

    I saw on Youtube that the taper said he was going to try to get it transferred and cleaned up via his son's junior college music audio class. I hope he reconsiders, because the tape is old and needs to be handled with proper care. The people at the college might not know the proper way to treat it. It does seem a little odd that he hasn't replied to your comments, but perhaps he's a bit hesitant about sharing it with others. The comments on his video are flooded with people asking him to PM them so that they can personally transfer his tape (or else refer to a friend of theirs who will do it). I think we need to be patient and just wait and see. Of course, we would all love to have a lossless transfer of the tape so that it can be cleaned up and remastered, but we also have to respect the taper's wishes. We can tell him the best way to preserve his tape, but we shouldn't try to bombard him too much (not saying that you're doing that, just speaking in general). With regards to the tape itself, I finally listened from start to finish last night and it's pretty decent. Like Nutrocker said in the other thread, we'd be over the moon if this was a never before heard show. I agree with you that the tape has great atmosphere, perhaps superior to Millard's in that you can really hear the crowd going bonkers. The only drawbacks are an unfortunate cut that ends No Quarter, another cut that leaves off the beginning of Achilles, the mistaken splice with Over the Top from Seattle, and the fact that the tape seems to get quite overloaded and distorted during Achilles and Stairway. It also seems to suffer from speed fluctuations towards the very end. By the time Robert says goodnight, he sounds like a chipmunk! Regardless, it's a pretty decent tape with a great sense of atmosphere, even if it is inferior to Millard's. One thing I've been wondering about: could one possibly matrix this tape with Millard's? I know matrices are possible with a soundboard and audience recording, but what about two audience recordings layered on top of each other? The volume of this tape could be lowered enough to where you hear the roar of the crowd without it overwhelming the Millard tape. If done correctly, it could give a more well-rounded representation of the crowd that night and allow you to really feel 15,000+ screaming fans excited to see Zeppelin back for the first time in two years. It might get challenging for the last couple of songs when the speed fluctuations and distortion become hard on the ears, but what do others think? Is there a snowball's chance in hell of doing it?
  15. FWIW, I found a comment the guy made on the forum back in 2013 where he mentioned recording this show. It was the only comment he's ever made on the site and he hasn't visited since.
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