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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    I appreciate your rebuttal but that makes no sense. Fender pickups are single coil and they don't "accept" overdrive well, which in turn causes them too sound fuzzier than the humbuckers used in Gibsons. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing as lots of people like yourself prefer that 60s fuzz tone. The only problem is that you have to roll the top end off to keep the highs from splitting your ears, which dampens the tone. Just listen to the solo on Communication Breakdown. No top on it at all and it sounds slightly muffled. I will agree that Dazed sounded good with the Tele tone. But I think tracks like You Shook Me and HMMT would've benefited more from the cleaner, more menacing crunch of a humbucker. My biased opinion of course.
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    LZ's 50th Anniversary not a happy one everyone.

    Plant tours regularly, Jones usually has something going on. Jason does his Led Zeppelin Evening shows. Page is the only one you can't see. So it's not really a matter of not getting to see them. And even if they all toured together, I would hardly call it "Led Zeppelin". That band is long gone.
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    LZ's 50th Anniversary not a happy one everyone.

    Zeppelin fans- "Boy, I don't care how old you are, you gonna get on that there stage and play me a song or I'll get my whooping stick out. YOU HEAR ME BOY?" Edit: This doesn't include all fans, but many of them it seems.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    This whole discussion is based on guesses until further proof presents itself, which was what Badgeholder stated and what I agreed with. Thus, puts it to rest. The most sensible deduction, even if an assumption, would be Mike referencing a friend named Ed who accompanied him during concerts. Anything beyond that might certainly be possible, but definitely more unlikely. But who knows, maybe Eddie was a voice in Mike's head being fed to him by aliens.
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    Orlando overlooked

    That's gotta be the biggest bootleg tease ever. One of the best performances and it stops when it gets good.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I think this puts the whole thing to rest. Good post. On a side note, the structure of "Eruption" is obviously a direct take on the Heartbreaker solo, especially the live versions. I personally think he was making a statement musically to show how much more proficient he was compared to the old dinosaur rockers. EVH is just insecure enough to do something like this, so I think it ties into his criticizing Page.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    I posted a quote from EVH above. Edit: The quote says he picked up the tapping inspiration in 71, not when he criticized Page's playing. I'd like to see that article myself.
  8. We've all been speculating about a release for the anniversary, but that would actually be far fetched considering it would probably be pushed back anyway. I think a more realistic guess would be an announcement on the first album release date. Then Page could spend the entire year teasing us with a release date for whatever he has left.
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    Orlando overlooked

    I compared Immigrant Song from 9/29 to Orlando and was surprised to find Page on a much higher level for the latter. The 9/29 performance sounds weak compared to his soloing on Orlando. Let's not talk about Japan 72 lol.
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    Orlando overlooked

    Definitely on my top five list. Immigrant Song comes blasting in heavier than I've ever heard it. Bonzo is lively, Page is exceptional, it's just a beast of a performance.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    That sounds like the most likely scenario to me. However, if they saw that show on the 24th I could certainly understand if Eddie criticized him lol.
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    In the late 1970s, Eddie Van Halen popularized the two-handed tapping technique. Van Halen claims that his own inspiration came from Jimmy Page: "I think I got the idea of tapping watching (Page) do his "Heartbreaker" solo back in 1971… He was doing a pull-off to an open string and I thought… I can do that, but what if I use my finger as the nut and move it around?"
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    Eddie Van Halen slamming Page

    There's an interview where he says he and Alex went to the Forum to see Zep and that's where he saw Jimmy do the tapping technique during Heartbreaker. That would more than likely be either 71 or 72.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    I've been through Rainbow's studio albums, but I'll def check out the live stuff.
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    New Book.....new thread ?

    I've got the late 90s version, "Dazed And Confused". It gives brief descriptions but doesn't go into much detail.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Excellent musicianship, but my brain will never accept an organ as a rock instrument. It's one of the reasons I get so turned off by the band and I'm so glad Jones used it sparingly.
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    Dragon Telecaster Re-created

    I know that guitar played a huge role in the development of the band, but I was never a big fan of the tone. Fender pickups always get too fuzzy through heavy overdrive and that sound was way too limited to the psychedelic 60s. Maybe that's why he switched over.
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    Hadn't seen this one before. What's the origin?

    Typical rock stars, showing off their prize bulls.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    I've shamefully slept on Deep Purple and really need to go through their entire catalog. Blackmore was a near flawless technician who introduced some of the first elements of shredding. I think if Zep gets credit for the foundation of hard rock, then Purple should get credit for power metal. Purple standing with Zep in raw, live power? Heh. Maybe mid/late 70s, but 69-73 is no contest in my opinion.
  20. Best description of the band I've seen; "Plant resembles a giant, strutting, Viking chief, and Page with a maxi-cardigan made from a curtain has a look of a druid priest; Bonzo, galloping on his bright green pleasure-machine drums is a cross between Sinbad the sailor and Bluebeard. John Paul Jones simulates a bass playing Hobbit."
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    Post A Picture Of Yourself!

    Looks like a gig at a brewery.
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    The Best blues song ever made by Zeppelin.

    Don't forget the infamous lemon squeezing.
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    Nitpicking Page 5/22/1977 Ft. Worth (Liriodendron Remaster) Most versions of this soundboard have the guitar low in the mix, so I recommend this remaster which has a very lively sound with added depth. TSRTS- Energetic blast off and excellent sound quality on this version. Plant sounds great. First solo- Not incredibly articulate, but played very on point. 4:12- notable drum fill. Second solo- Near perfection. This is up there with my favorite versions. Top notch "A". The Rover Intro- Page chokes a chord at 0:06, but nothing major. Otherwise excellent intro. Sick Again- Good start. First solo- Some decent fluidity and phrasing here, very good for 77. Outro solo- There's some delay coming through which really improves this, and his phrasing doesn't sound quite so erratic. I'd have to go "A", even with the slight flub on the intro. NFBM- Page plays the opening notes lazily and Plant sounds unsure on his opening notes, but Jones and Bonham come in and kick it off properly. Harmonica- It's a standard routine, but sounds good. 3:37, I think Plant jumped into the ending phrase early. Guitar solo- Played passionately though there's some straining. Phrasing is decent. Bonham gets some good fills in on the solo. "B+". IMTOD- 0:26, Page steps on his cable and there's a do over. The next attempt has Page a little more aggressive. First solo- Some steady phrasing but a little lackluster. Second solo- Page is trying to put something good down but he just can't get a flow going. 10:13, off the tracks as Page and Bonham get crossed up. The lackluster solos and the out of sync part knock this down to a "C+". SIBLY- Some excellent phrasing on the intro, which is played beautifully. A little sticky at 1:16. Solo- Some good runs and phrasing throughout, not bad at all. Maybe one of the better solos of the 77 versions. Nothing spectacular, but I see no reason not to call this an "A". No Quarter- Solid start. Nitpicking Jones- He gets some wonderful phrases in on the beginning. The soul section jumps abruptly into Nutrocker, which is played quite well. There's a tease at a boogie jam but it never develops (thank God). Guitar solo- After some subdued, average noodling he finally comes alive at 10:04. 11:20-11:50, Bonzo steals the show a bit. 12:55, Bonham for round two. 14:10, finally gets moving with some authority. Not a terrible solo, but no real highlights. Page was terribly close to bedroom jamming in some areas. The return is good and the outro solo is much livelier. I have to call it a solid "A", though it's really held together by the superb drumming. Ten Years Gone- A slight hang up at 1:51, nothing major. First solo (4:00)- Fairly solid playing, well phrased. Second solo (6:07)- Some decent licks. Third solo (7:46)- Excellent. Fourth solo (8:35)- A little muddy sounding but not bad. The outro is played just adequately. Plant's vocals were scratchy in places. No major flubs, but there seemed to be an energy missing. "B+". Acoustic Set: BOE- A solid version though Plant's voice isn't as strong as usual. GTC- Very good. BCW/BYAS- The first song is very lively and sounds great. The intro for the second is played perfectly and the song takes off well, not sure why Page cut it short. WS/BMS- Page only spends 30 seconds on the warm up before launching into the fast part. He struggles a bit with it halfway through. The latter half is played very loosely. An average acoustic set, "B+". Kashmir- A strong version with few flaws that I could hear. Plant gets a little out of breath toward the end. Bonzo could've stepped up more but still very good. "A". Achilles- Some flubs on the intro as a string sounds severely out of tune. The bass is almost completely absent from the recording. First part is played well. First solo (3:30)- Some decent runs that sound just a bit sticky. 4:26, flub. Second solo (6:28)- Not bad, not great. Third solo (7:57)- Good. Powerful ending. The lack of bass muddying the mix sounded very unique, though Page was very exposed. A couple of flubs and lacking solos keep it at a "B". Stairway To Heaven- Excellent start. Page's guitar has some extra crunch after the first bridge. 4:48, that Rhodes sounds wonderful. Solo- Page takes off with some inspired noodling, phrasing well. 7:48, amazing run. The articulation could be better but the phrasing is top notch. 9:48, on the edge of a flub. Excellent final measures. The climax hits hard though Plant is straining a little. One of the better versions from 77 and very close to an "A+", though I'd honestly keep it at an "A". WLL/ Rock And Roll- Page with the overdrive cranked up, almost sounds like RAH 1970. No funky jam section here as Bonzo launches RnR. Solo- Not perfect but played with incredible swagger. "A" for both. It'll Be Me- Guitarist Mick Ralphs is welcomed to the stage for a jam. Didn't Page jam with Bad Company in Dallas in 1976? Page's solo- He gets some routine screaming leads in. Mick's solo- Ralphs sticks more to the Chuck Berry style. It all sounded a little messy to me, but I'd still go "B+". Final Assessment- First of all, hats off to this Liriodendron remaster. The depth and EQ is just right. This show and the previous one in Dallas remind me of the two Vancouver shows in 1975- two back to back shows that are fairly solid and entertaining overall, though not the greatest. Plant was struggling a little tonight and Bonham was a bit more subdued overall. Page might have been better this night. Apart from a derailed IMTOD, he stays pretty focused. The highlights are a very solid TSRTS and a dynamic Stairway, featuring a nice inspired solo. They swung for the fences with the encores as well.
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    Nitpicking Page 1977

    I'm omitting the acoustic sets from any of these because 1, the set is already gigantic and it would take me forever to do the whole thing, and 2, Page's playing doesn't vary that much on them other than some improvising on Bronyaur Stomp and White Summer. And although Page is a pretty good acoustic player, that's not where he shines, so it's unfair to judge it too much. Also omitting the drum and guitar solos. Nitpicking Page 6/21/1977 (Listen To This Eddie) We all know this show, so let's get to it. This was one of my first downloads, so I have no idea which actual version I have. The time sigs should be pretty close though. TSRTS- Undoubtedly the best intro of this song that I know of. Up-tempo and Bonham destroying his kit on the first few measures. First solo- Bonham matching Page's vigourous riffs. Second solo- Guitar is a little murky, but playing sounds good to me. This is "energy" defined musically. "A+". Sick Again- Almost a mathematical fact that bad things always seem to happen when there's a chance at perfection for a song. 0:44, Page either breaks a string on the intro and swaps guitars or has a cable issue. Solo- Missed note at 2:38, almost unnoticeable. Outro solo- 5:00-5:12, good fluid run. 5:34, a little sticky. Not a great flow, but good enough. "B+". NFBM- Pretty much flawless first half, though this is a song that's hard to screw up. Harmonica- I'm not the best judge of the instrument, but sounds like Plant knows his stuff. Solo- Pretty solid, maybe could've used a little better phrasing. "A". OTHAFA- Minor flub at 0:21. Plant seems to have some of his high range back. Solo- 3:04-3:12, absolutely love these bends. Superb phrasing. Articulation is a little hard to make out, but sounds pretty good. Top notch solo for this. 6:05, Page plays the out of tune string repetitively as to let his tech know. This is how this solo should've been played all through 75. "A". SIBLY- 0:42, yes sir. 3:04, Page matching Robert's vocals here makes me realize how sound his mind was for this show. Solo- "Suck it". Hangs up a little at 4:16. Very solid and fluid, maybe just a little spastic. A very solid "A" version. No Quarter- Nitpicking Jones- Very moody piano work that wanders on like the music to a silent film. Gets his Ray Charles going at 9:28. Boogie section- Page comes in with some steady lead work. 12:45, Bonham loses the beat for a second. 19:25, Bonham and Page having fun. Solid solo with Bonzo blasting away. Good outro. Apart from Bonham playing like a madman, there's nothing too noteable. "A". Ten Years Gone- Good solid start. First solo- Articulate, fluid, perfect phrasing. A minor flub at 3:41. Second solo- Pretty good. 5:34, tape cut, but the alternate source sounds good. Good playing on the outro. A first nitpick, so I'll say "A". Kashmir- 6:02, what a yell. Bonham does some cool, unorthodox fills at the end. A good version with the mellotron virtually absent. "A". Heartbreaker- Thunderous intro. Solo- Pacing himself nicely. 4:17, I know this is supposed to be somewhat intentionally sloppy, but this was almost a trainwreck. 5:00, Page was great at this type of noodling, should've done it more. 5:57-6:07, that's what I'm talking about. Good playing at the end of the solo with a nice extended jam. It's nice to hear this played with vigor again, unlike the 75 encores where it just sounds like they were legally obligated to play it. "B+" because of the choke in the solo. Achilles Last Stand- Very harsh guitar tone as he plays using the wah pedal. First solo- Spectacular. 4:41, minor flub. Second solo- Basically playing lead runs between the main riffs, very nice. Being the first time nitpick, I'll just rate this an "A". Stairway To Heaven- Solid first half. Solo- Extremely energetic playing and pretty good fluidity. 8:46, this little improvised riff sounds a little off. An "A" at the least. Whole Lotta Love (Partial)- The Alembic bass just doesn't work with this, in my opinion. Rock And Roll- 0:46. Bonham fires the tommy gun. 1:40, the version I have has a terrible sine wave noise present. Solo- 2:10, flubbed chord. Not bad. Final assessment- Bonham was feeling his oats (or coke) for most of this show. Page was quite impressive, playing with energy and a sound mind and I can't wait until he releases the multitrack later this year. We can dream, can't we?
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