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  1. Just listened to the old vinyl this morning and compared the Celebration Day. Why did they switch out the vocals? The original had Plant almost matching the studio vocals. Plus they just had more character. The remaster sounds like he came into the studio and redubbed the whole thing against his will.
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    What Made You Un-Happy Today ?

    Apanther, you are indeed, without a doubt, continuously trying to troll people in this forum by consistently posting random ass political opinions in order to reel in an argument. You're not the only one, but you're definitely one of the perps. Do you even post about anything else? I've never noticed.
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    A list of the best Zep photo books?

    Anyone going for this one? I got my preorder in.
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    Got this sunset from my porch a couple months ago.
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    Which shows do we know were multitracked?

    For anyone complaining about the original No Quarter. Although this doesn't explain the Black Dog/Celebration Day flip.
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    New Peter Grant Book

    When watching interviews with Grant I'm always taken by how gentle and caring he sounds. Sometimes hard to imagine him having to break bad on somebody.
  7. Checked out the remastered Rock And Roll. Sounds like the guitar tone is beefed up nicely. Unlike the HTWWW remaster, where it's dialed back a little.
  8. And nude. Yes, I understand the general concept of the cover and that it represents an alternative artistic viewpoint. But these are the youngest nude children on an album cover since Nevermind. I actually never thought anything of it until I got older and became more aware of pop culture and standards of society. These are naked kids, end of story.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    I've heard many sources state that William Wallace was nothing more than a rock slinger who deserved exactly what he asked for. Wallace was rebelling against a system that actually benefitted the country.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    This forum is turning into a political trolling center. If the Moderaters want to allow it and ignore the instigators, fine, I'm game to argue with them. But the rocks being thrown at windows is pretty obvious and any repercussion should be shown towards those chucking rocks.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    Jesus Christ, some people just don't/can't/won't get it. Listen carefully Panther and try to put yourself in other people's shoes. The photo used is used solely to sweep the awareness of police discrimination under the rug. "Dismissing" is an attempt to sweep it under the rug. I don't know the true context of the photo (could be shopped?), but it is irrelevant, COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT, to the fact that minorities are treated differently under the same circumstances as the majority. Which is what the BLM movement raises awareness to. I'm not a hard lefty, I value personal freedom and responsible law enforcement. But the evidence is overwhelming and anyone who argues is just trying to disguise the issue so their bias won't be exposed. Ask yourself Panther, are you biased or do you recognize statistical facts?
  12. Damn it, I'm gonna buy the new remaster. I've been listening to the 76 version for twenty years and maybe the new mix will blow my mind.
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    Nitpicking Page 1973

    I actually started reviewing 7/17 by accident while doing the 7/6 review when the music player skipped albums without me knowing. I did three songs before realizing Page suddenly got a hell of a lot better. So I guess it's next.
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    Nitpicking Page 1973

    Nitpicking Page 6/2/1973 Kezar Stadium, San Francisco (Imperial Kezar) An outdoor show during daytime, noted in history by the photo of Plant holding a dove. Very clear sounding audience/part soundboard (Matrix?) recording. Rock And Roll- Robert starts off pretty solid for 73. Solo- Near flawless and very gritty. 6:08, Bonzo is also feeling good. "A". Celebration Day- Good energetic start. 1:33, Page plays in the wrong key, which doesn't sound bad but very different. First solo- Good. Outro solo- Hesitant in places, but overall very solid picking. "B+". Black Dog- A solid first half with Plant singing expressively. He gets an excellent scream in before the solo. Solo- Page is just slightly erratic, but his fingers are very nimble and he does some amazing runs. He also does some that seem to start and stop too quickly, like at 4:18. 4:48, hangs up. Sounds a little too spastic at times. "B+". OTHAFA- Beautiful intro, decent verses. Solo- Good phrasing at the start. 3:34, the articulation on the low notes is a little sloppy. Not a great solo, but not bad either. Just as is. This version feels like they were in a hurry to get through it. "B". MMH- Powerful intro. Plant is singing with conviction. Solo is played pretty solid with weird phrasing at the end. Not bad. "B+". SIBLY- The intro is average for the time period. Not perfectly articulate and lacking some impact. Solo- Opening run is a little sloppy. 4:35, he's doing the thing where his fingers outrun his brain. 4:45-5:10, the final series of phrases sound excellent, with passionate bends. Slightly erratic solo overall. Plant gives his all, but his vocal impact is lacking and this version sounds rushed. Plant even states afterwards "That was ok". Maybe it doesn't fit the outdoor, daytime atmosphere. "B". No Quarter- Solid first half. Solo- Page starts off with some good speedy, fluid runs, but it never really develops into anything special. The ending is somewhat abrupt. "B". TSRTS- Good, steady paced intro. 0:30, minor flub. Solid verses. First solo- Page gets a good flow going on the start. He gets going a little fast on the second half and Bonham plays catch up. Outro solo- Very good, with a nice descending riff at 4:33. "A". The Rain Song- Plant sounds good until he goes for high notes, then he sounds terrible. Good playing throughout. Rock section- Good, but again Plant's higher notes are a squeak-fest. 7:37, Page uses his tugboat effect. "B+". Dazed And Confused- Excellent thunder from Bonzo on the intro. First workout- Some impressive runs by Page. 5:45, excellent groove that should've went longer. San Francisco- 7:24, I think Bonzo accidentally jumps ahead to the ending part, but pretty un-noticeable. Good bow section. Second workout- 17:17, Page launches into a solid "73" run. 18:27, blazing run but loses it at the end. 20:25, Bonzo misses the cue but survives. Mars- Devastatingly heavy. 25:26, a little confusion for the climax but they get on track quickly. A very dynamic performance, but also the very definition of "Tight but loose", with Bonham and Page having a hard time recognizing each other's cues. Still very good. "B+". Stairway To Heaven- Excellent first half. Solo- Comes in a little lethargic, but solid noodling. Small tape cut at 6:47. 7:48, sloppy. Zzzzz. Very laid back solo. Minor chord flub at 19:18. "B+". Moby Dick- Finally, some energy. Too bad it's cut on this version. Heartbreaker- Monstrous intro and solid verses. Solo- Good amount of raunchiness and technique. As usual he gets his best runs in at the end. "B+". WLL- Good energy on the start. The funk section really comes alive with some excellent riffing by Page. The theremin section is very trippy. Boogie Chillun- The soundboard really does justice for this as they get a good jam going. The return is excellent as Plant even gets in a good scream. "A". Communication Breakdown- Heavy intro with Plant sounding good. Solo- Solid. "A". The Ocean- Plant mentions a "Confrontation" backstage. Very gritty version with Page doing some nifty ad-libs. Accapellas sound good. Good doo-wop. "A+". Final Assessment- Not a bad performance overall by Zep standards, but there are a lot of loose ends. Bonham is very foot heavy and feeling experimental. Page is pretty solid but somewhat erratic in his leads. A complete soundboard would really make a better impression of this show as the encores tend to have more impact compared to the thin audience source. Any requests for other 73 shows?