Jump to content
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble
Slate Blackcurrant Watermelon Strawberry Orange Banana Apple Emerald Chocolate Marble


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About dpat

  • Rank
    Zep Head

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    I know to trip is just to fall

Recent Profile Visitors

1,565 profile views
  1. Yes, I've seen that. Definitely will check that out. Thank you!!
  2. I did that with a Gibson Les Paul and the legendary status as a guitarist never panned out...
  3. Hi, I was just wondering if there was ever available an audio file of "Autumn Lake," the hurdy-gurdy thing Jimmy Page plays near the beginning of their film, "The Song Remains the Same."? And if so, where could I get it? Always dug that... Thanks.
  4. Yes, I have the 2003 Blu-Ray, and it did the same thing with a still photo that changes once the next song begins. I'll have to order a copy seeing everyone here is digging the new sound!
  5. dpat

    LZ songs just you don't like...

    oops, I posted already on page #12
  6. Apologies for the grammar...
  7. Back in the day, this was the original (1976) version of the "Celebration Day" song that appeared on The Song Remains The Same soundtrack, the difference from current version happens around 2:25, a version I find more appealing -- but was probably scrapped due to video restrictions.
  8. dpat

    Any time now.....

    Sadly, Polka Music must be heard live. The best "rock polka" band out there? Brave Combo. Yeah, this one isn't necessarily polka, but along with hard rock, they can do various musical stylings:
  9. Other than maybe a missed note here or there, I would guess they are pretty much untouched. Maybe a punch-up in sound/mixing. The one song, though, that really makes me wonder (ahem), would be "Boogie with Stu": The percussion sounds way too modern for a recording in 1970. I've read a couple of explanations that it is either an effect by Jimmy slapping his guitar or some box contraption Bonzo played. Ultimately, I guess the studio bootlegs might provide your true answer for each song. "The song remains the same. It's f--king true, ain't it?" -- Peter Grant
  10. dpat

    Knebworth concert poster

    I know for a fact that this vendor's 1980 CHICAGO poster is a FAKE -- I've seen the actual Chicago Tribune newspaper ad for this (sadly, it was printed on the day John Bonham passed) and while it had the Swan Song and Zeppelin (circa 1973) logos, the rest was added on by some imposter. The text does appear to be correct, though; but there is a font that wasn't in the original, either. [I have too much time on my hands today!! ]
  11. Hi, I was just wondering if anyone could direct me to where I could possible view the outtakes of the Zep promo pics they shot in a field (Bonzo's farm?) for either Knebworth or the In Through the Out Door album? (see sample here). I am only guessing that they were taken by Neal Preston. P.S.: I don't need the one where Percy drops his trousers... Thanks!
  12. ... but seriously, folks -- just my opinion, mannnn, on a POSSIBLY better In Through the Out Door: SIDE ONE In the Evening (the only song to start this album, one of the all-time best intros to a song) Wearing and Tearing ("It starts out like a murmur...") Southbound Suarez/Soiree Darlene All My Love (with the Plant vocal cold ending) SIDE TWO Carouselambra Hot Dog I'm Gonna Crawl Fool in the Rain ("Gotta get home now...")
  13. dpat

    Plant and Son Logan in The Sunday Times

    Relative Values: Former Led Zeppelin front man, Robert Plant, and his son, Logan, a brewer The rock god Robert Plant, 68, and his son, Logan, 37, who runs a north London brewery, discuss family tragedy, separation and “talking rubbish in the pub” Robert By 1977, it felt like we were getting to the end of Led Zeppelin. In 1975, I’d been in a serious car accident and spent months in a wheelchair. Then, in 1977, we embarked on a lacklustre tour of America, but in the middle of it I got a phone call from home saying we’d lost our boy, Karac [Karac Pendra Plant died of respiratory issues. He was five years old]. I dropped everything and rushed back home to Stourbridge [in the West Midlands]. Me, my then-wife, Maureen [Logan’s mum], and our daughter Carmen, who was eight, tried to maintain some sort of logic and just deal with each day. But the media hammered us. They even tried to break into our home. I thought: “How has it come to this?” My mojo for life, for music, for everything just vanished. And, to a certain extent, it never came back. I gave up the jazz cigarettes and the other stuff. As far as I was concerned, I was finished with the band and I was going to retrain as a teacher. I just wanted to be close to the joy of children ... It was Bonzo [Led Zeppelin’s drummer, John Bonham] and his wife, Pat, who encouraged me to carry on with the music, so I did. We did one more album, plus a couple of sloppy tours, but then we lost Bonzo [Bonham died in September 1980 after a heavy drinking session]. It was all over. Logan was actually born in 1979. He appeared in the middle of this explosion of emotion and pain. When I look back, it was as if he arrived like some sort of phoenix, attempting to drag us from flames. The loss of Karac made me and Maureen even more focused on being parents. All I wanted to do was stay around and try to make up for what had happened, but it became obvious that we could never get back to the golden days. Maureen and I eventually said goodbye to each other when Logan was about four. Did it have anything to do with Karac? I just think we couldn’t continue to shoulder this grief. We sat down one day and said: “We can’t take any more.” Logan lived with his mum and Carmen, but he spent holidays with me and used to come out on tour. He always brought his skateboard. While we were sound-checking, he’d be racing around Madison Square Garden. As a parent, I was overcautious. It didn’t matter if he was having a kip on the tour bus, someone always guarded him. There was guilt on my part, too. Guilt I wasn’t there all the time. Thank God Logan turned out to be a great kid. The only time we disagreed was over his music taste. Bloody Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer constantly on the car stereo. And that Swedish band … Europe. The Final f****** Countdown. I was on the verge of strapping him in the back seat and driving off a cliff! Even as a kid, he used to love coming to the pub with me, so I wonder if that set him off on the path to owning a brewery [Logan now owns Beavertown Brewery in north London]. There are some great breweries round the Black Country and he could definitely recognise the taste of decent beer. My grandfather, another Robert, was a famous drinker. When my father became disenchanted with my career choice, it was Robert who encouraged me. He used to say, “When you’m finished a concert, make sure you get plenty of neck oil,” meaning beer. Logan never met him, but he loved that story and Neck Oil has become one of Logan’s bestselling beers. I know that you’re only talking to me and Logan because I used to be in that band, but that band and my entire career have always fitted in around the family. Father to son, and now Logan to his son, Harlen. Family, roots and love. The great, unfolding story that we are all a part of. The only stuff that matters. Logan The reality of who Dad was didn’t hit me for years. I’d stand at the side of the stage, listening to 50,000 people screaming as they watched this golden god in the spotlight. Him and my dad didn’t seem to connect in my head. All I was interested in was when could I have a big pizza. I can remember my mum and dad splitting up, even though I was only four. They’d met as teenagers, had my sister, Carmen, when Dad was 20 and then Led Zeppelin happened. Life went crazy for the next 10 years. Looking back, I think losing Karac made them very emotionally attached to me and Carmen, and that played a huge part in how they handled the separation. It was completely amicable, a lot of love and respect, and us kids came first. Considering the hell they’d been through, they did a brilliant job. We stayed in the West Midlands, but initially Dad moved away. I think he missed it, though, ’cos he eventually moved back. And that’s really what my old man’s all about. He doesn’t care about hanging out in LA or buying a castle in Spain; he just wants to connect with his family and the Black Country. He’s supported Wolves all his life and it’s been passed down the line. It’s not always an easy job … driving four hours to watch an uneventful nil-nil draw. Stopping at some Chinese outside Lincoln. But I genuinely believe that’s where you’ll see the real Robert Plant. Talking rubbish in the pub. Just the other week, he came back from America, had a kip, then drove straight to a Wolves away game. That’s far more important and precious to him than some story about Led Zeppelin and a fish. [According to rock legend, the band allegedly pleasured a girl with a fish in 1969.] Do I like Zeppelin? After I got my first Walkman, Dad gave me this whole collection of albums on cassette. He just said, “This was a band I used to be in.” I didn’t know anything about them, but they became my favourite band. Still are. I used to hassle him all the time. “Dad, why don’t you get Zeppelin back together?” I didn’t understand the weight of history, the loss of Bonzo and what it meant to him. I just wanted to see them play live. I did eventually at the 2012 reunion. There were lots of tears that night. There have been some amazing moments. Being at the White House with him when Zeppelin were receiving an award. The Obamas, the Clintons … everybody was there. But there were also times when it annoyed me that Robert Plant was my dad. When I was about 8, I loved Guns N’ Roses and remember thinking: “I wish Axl Rose was my dad.” Life could have been so different! STRANGE HABITS Logan on Robert He does fart a lot ... I think he got it from his mum Robert on Logan He farts a lot ... I think he got that from me Logan's brewery website: http://www.beavertownbrewery.co.uk/ TOP: Logan shares a craft beer with his dad at his pub, the Duke’s Brew and Que in east London, which used to house his brewery in the BELOW: basement; Father and son in 1985