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jsj

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  1. You'll probably feel even better if you watched the first Knebworth show 4/8/79, which is generally accepted as being much the better of the two shows.
  2. What next? AGAIN

    we're discussing whether a band that split up 37 years ago should play a concert as some sort of thank you to their fans after all this time? it'll never happen and I wouldn't want to see it. Planty's not interested and has said so many times. Page is way too old now and out of practice. JPJ could but seems to prefer to keep his head down and out of these sort of discussions. the O2 gig was good enough to rescue their reputation and why would they want to risk that again? its silly to entertain the idea. its over and has been for 10 years
  3. Black Country Communion

    I'm with you man. I don't understand why BCC feature here
  4. To a newcomer to the Jimmy Page story, as I expect most of the audience were, that was probably an interesting and erudite disclosure on his history. To an experienced listener it sounds exactly as would be expected, almost line for line. Fair enough, he wasn't talking to fanatics wanting something more, but I wish he'd expand on his personal views and experiences occasionally rather than repeating his biography for the umpteenth time
  5. haven't you listened to any of his recent albums/ if you had you'd know what sort of style he presents these days and has done for a while. I think it'd be a fairly naïve person who went along expecting faithful versions of the zeppelin classics. he hasn't done that for many many years
  6. you do realise they split up 37 years ago?
  7. I watched the 88 and 98 videos above. Prelude was great but I didn't care much for the rest af it too much. Staizrway in particular struck me as a good example of Page in need of a better drummer.to help him get a groove going i haven't seen a bad 98 P/P 98 show yet. I hadn't seen this one before but it reinforces the point that Page was on his most consistent roll for 25 years. The BIGLY solo was the highlight of the tour for me but pretty much everything was on it. It's a shame that at the time he was on such a playing high, he looked terrible. And for that reason I doubt we'll ever see an official DVD release id be happy with a P/P live best of. On vinyl, natch
  8. Plenty played a live set on the Lauren Laverne show this afternoon. Included were in the light, whole lotta love and what is and what should never be. its available on catch up, so I'm told
  9. Bug Powder Dust by bomb the bass . I cant remember the exact words but it references Jimmy Page and houses of the holy. great track
  10. Is Jimmy Page done making music?

    so what would they have done with a visual recording of each tour as suggested. how would they have released them exactly? back in the 70s it was a very different world to the music world today where people have access to DVDs, watching film on phones and tablets, streaming and, youtube etc. all that kind of thing wasn't happening in the 70s, even videos only became popular in the very late 70s early 80s
  11. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    On the DVD am I right to think they used the 4th version of Kashmir. I checked the Garden Tapes and it suggests so. Yet most rate the 11th version as better, or even much better. What gives?
  12. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Yep me too. Or at least, 10 warm up gigs somewhere low key.
  13. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Not only did they play much better at Copenhagen I thought they looked better as well, Planty wearing black at an evening outdoor event wasn't a great idea. just to finish off the Freddie Bannister / Peter Grant shenanigans. FB states that by the end of the first week of July only 115000 tickets had been sold and he wanted to cancel the idea of a second show, which at that time still hadn't been announced but PG was insistent it went ahead. FB states he's confident the attendance of the first show was 104000 as the arena size was 36 acres but 4 acres were taken up by staging and catering etc, leaving 32 acres of which he calculates 24 acres of 4000 people and 8 acres around the perimeter of 1000 per acre. he also claims that he was forced by Richard Cole to sign away his rights to the recording of the event for 5 pence, but later that document became invalid as the amount was so low it was obvious that he'd had to sign under duress. I wonder what the band themselves thought of the much less attended second show after PG had told them the demand was there for two sold out shows. I doubt we'll ever know
  14. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    the Knebworth shows did ruin Freddie bannister, he went bankrupt shortly after. I read Freddie's book "there must be a better way" and his account of Grant's dealings and attitude made for very unpleasant reading. he explains the attendance figures were based on the number of acres available and how many people can fit per square unit of land; the council worked on 2000 but he worked on 3000 being more savvy to how these things work and he states that there couldn't have been more than 110000 in the field watching and even aerial shots show some space around the rear and very ages, where more people could have fit. I remember the claims by grant that he'd used NASA to examine aerial shots and that there were over 200000 at the first show, which were silly and of course no one has ever seen those photos and a NASA report. at the second show Grant had his own people collecting the tickets convinced that bannister had ripped him off. those people gave up late afternoon and said in their own opinion there were only about 40000 that had come through the gates by that time. its a shame as in his book bannister states how essentially he set up the festival with the intent of putting Zeppelin on and how he wanted them every year but never got them, though in '74 (IIRC) he very nearly did but news leaked and grant pulled out. had they have gone on in '75 or any other year prior to 79 and the history books could have read very differently
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