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  1. gibsonfan159

    What's the worst live performance of a song?

    Yes, that TYG was pretty sloppy.
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    Iron Maiden and Judas Priest

    I remember reading that Priest got booed off the stage.
  3. gibsonfan159

    Iron Maiden and Judas Priest

    Priest. I've tried Maiden so many times but just can't get into them. A little too cartoonish for me. I admire the fact that they've stuck to their sound for so long though.
  4. gibsonfan159

    Outrider (1988)

    I like to think of Outrider as "Presence Pt.2". It has a similar production and feel. And I don't listen to it much.
  5. gibsonfan159

    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    Hey now, I'm doing these nitpicks so you can pick your own lol. But honestly, Zephead315 is the go-to for anything live. If you visit the Reddit Zep page /r/ledzeppelin/ he's already done a bunch of "Best of" lists.
  6. I paid $40 for a Knebworth VHS, that, I kid you not, has the worst performances of both shows combined on one. I was too naive to realize it back then and played it for a year straight.
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    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    After I do the last one I'll go through and make a "best of" in which I usually listen to each track again and compare them. That way I'll know if I was mistaken in my judgement or not. Sometimes if I'm not feeling it that day I tend to miss the general presence of a song. But strangely, I really liked the TUF on that one, a song I usually never have a good feel for.
  8. gibsonfan159

    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    That Dazed, to me at least, sounded like they were really tired of doing it. Add the fact that Page really wasn't "on" for this one like he was some others, his second solo lacked energy. He was much more fluid on the first two. I guess that's opinion though. I really wanna do 7/17/77 to see if it's as bad as I remember. I downloaded the SB/Audience matrix.
  9. gibsonfan159

    What's the weather like where you are?

    Why do I live here?
  10. gibsonfan159

    Nitpicking Page (The quest for the best performance of 1975)

    Nitpicking Page 5/24/1975 (The Earl's Court Tapes Vol IV) I'm using a remaster of the Watch Tower boot Zephead315 sent me (which sounds great). It has the same time stamps as the EC Tapes boot. Rock And Roll- Plant sounding pretty rough. Good energy though. Solo- I think "raunchy" is a good way to describe Page's lead playing that is sloppy in a good way. A little rough on the ending, but still a fairly good solo. "B+". Sick Again- Good energetic vibe and Plant has warmed up quickly. First solo- Struggling pretty badly. 2:58, Jimmy's barely hanging on here. Outro solo- 4:25 starts a good, articulate run, which is immediately followed by some struggles. 4:55 goes off the track a little. Page brings this down to a "B". OTHAFA- Cholera, sleeping sickness, Plant always has to cover for Jimmy lol. Perfect intro. 1:32, funny Plant yodel. 1:53, easy Robert. Solo- Phrasing is a little off at the start then finally tightens up some. 4:08, decent run. 4:55, turkey gobbling supreme. Not too bad, but probably the worst solo of the run so far. I really hate how Page always ends the song with that awkward finger slide."B". IMTOD- Smokin' intro. 3:45, Page disappears. Reappears at 4:11. First solo- Excellent phrasing on this one with smooth transitions. Second solo- A little more basic, but not bad. Jimmy's rhythm work wasn't perfect, but still a great version. "A". TSRTS- Good, speedy intro. The way it should be. First solo- Starts off good but loses some articulation on the fingerpicked part. A little smoother with a great finish on the pull offs. "B+". The Rain Song- Everything sounding great on this, with the mello sitting just right in the mix. Rock section- "Now listen!" Very good emotion from Plant. Superb version, "A+". Kashmir- Great first half. 6:30, flub. Good exit. "A". No Quarter- 2:20, "The snow fulls hawrd". Nitpicking Jones- A little slow moving, but hauntingly beautiful. Solo- Page gets a good groove going. He's not doing anything mindblowing, but he's playing very solid all the way through. A good jam section from the three. 19:39, Page does an excellent descending run here that is drowned out by Rob's ad libs. An extremely rock solid version, though I wouldn't pit it against 5/18. "A". Tangerine- Finally some bass coming through. Solo- Nailed it. The best so far. Perfect ending. "A+". GTC- Audio switches to audience recording. 1:54, Plant tests his limit. Sounds like a 71 version. Very nice. "A". That's The Way- Mandolin comes through nicely and Plant is lively, telling a story with the lyrics. Excellent mando on the outro with Plant nailing the last note. Plus a jab at Neil Young. "A+". Bronyaur Stomp- Guitar is low in the mix. "There's no companion for a blue-eyed merle". Deducting points for lyrical flub. Good version overall. "A". Trampled Underfoot- 2:58, Plant squeak. Solo- Jones is inaudible. Page comes in with some fiery riffs. He's keeping a good flow and not forcing anything. Plant throws in some nice Gallows Pole phrases. Very nice, "A". Moby Dick- Not quite as dynamic as some others. Dazed And Confused- First workout- Page doesn't get a great flow going and it sounds a little forced. Woodstock- Some good noodling before going into the main motif. 10:25, these wah riffs sound a little too erratic. Bow section- A little boring. Second workout- Phrasing is pretty straightforward. 20:44, not great articulation. 22:53, unique riff. 26:06, Page has used that descending run at least fifteen times now. Mars- Doesn't have much impact. 26:53, flub. 27:49, Page builds up to the climax then misses it. Page's finale noodling is decent. Not a terrible version, but arguably subpar. Plant sounds lazy and Bonham is half asleep. "B". Stairway To Heaven- Good first half. Solo- Page starts out more subtly on this one instead of overdoing it. 8:27, nice run. 8:53, hiccup. A few hesitant licks, but a very good solo. 10:20, Plant yodel. A fairly good version, "B+". WLL- Good energy. Page throws in some good funk riffs. Theremin- Plant comes alive with a good vocal duel as Jones shreds his bass. "Love Light" at the end. I suppose this is "A+" for an experimental track. Black Dog- The tempo seems to be dragging some, which doesn't sound good for an encore. Solo- Pretty rough articulation though Page is playing with some fire and the phrasing is good. Unique ending with Bonzo being dramatic. "A". Final assessment- Page's technicality has slowly declined as these shows have went on, but he's still better than most of 75. A perfect Rain Song, Solid Kashmir, haunting No Quarter, lively acoustic section, solid Trampled Underfoot, and textbook Stairway are the highlights. Not a bad show at all. Throw that Dazed out the window though.
  11. gibsonfan159

    LZ logo font

    Anyone know the source of this font or if it was used anywhere else? That's pretty awesome.
  12. gibsonfan159

    Who's That Bloke With Percy?

    This pic is so casual it kinda makes me uncomfortable. He should at least have some dragon socks on.
  13. gibsonfan159

    Random Thoughts v.3

    Yea, disregard that. It was off the wall. I'm speaking of having more cameras in public places.
  14. gibsonfan159

    Random Thoughts v.3

    Yes, and I'm glad for it. Body cameras are a must. I'm a big supporter of big brother because you can't trust anyone. But this doesn't have anything to do with the anthem protests, which are to shine light on the fact that cops have been abusing their authority for decades and getting away with it. Literally murdering people and getting a week suspension. Even with video footage nothing is really being done in a lot of cases. You can cry about your sports and your flag all you want, but when people and their families are getting murdered and then laughed at, they tend to not care.