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  1. 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?
  2. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Yep me too. Or at least, 10 warm up gigs somewhere low key.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Page in 2017

    touché. that made me chuckle
  6. What is the TRUE meaning of Zoso?

    I'd have thought that your "god" is actually the father of lies, given that he is supposedly all powerful. if he's unhappy with "satan" telling lies why doesn't he do away with him? In terms of numbers of people killed by "satan" or "Satanists" I expect that fall far far behind the number killed by our friendly caring "god" you know, the one who killed everyone with a flood except for one small family. plus all the other killings listed quite clearly in the bible
  7. Page in 2017

    he's had 14 years of "warming up" so far. how many more years to get match fit I wonder? the words "boy" "cried" and "wolf" spring to mind.
  8. ive seen quite a few faked "vintage" posters like this for many bands. they seem to be a trend. some are reproductions of original posters and some are new "old" designs that never existed in the first place
  9. amp settings have no impact upon playing sloppy playing. someone can play perfect guitar though a shitty sounding amp. that's a very different matter to playing sloppily through a good amp. ones about the sound of an amp the other is about the proficiency of the player. Page is, or can be a sloppy player and he's referred to that himself
  10. someone messed with his amp settings? that's one of the daftest things ive hear for a while. I presume it is a joke? you don't think his guitar tech / roadies would check the amp settings before hitting the stage? assuming someone did mess with them any particular reason why JP or his roadie cant spend a minute between songs resetting the controls. which bands paid someone to tamper with his settings and ho do you think they managed to do it. and if they can do it why didn't they do it in his time with the Crowes?
  11. the Stones did something along these lines for the rerelease of Exile on Main Street, with Jagger adding vocals to old unfinished songs. I think its daft. what Jagger thinks is apposite now is probably entirely different to what he'd have thought in the early 70s. it'd be the same with Plant adding stuff to the suggestions you list. his voice is different, his frames of reference are different and then of course there is the question of whether he'd even entertain the idea. most actions since they split 37 years ago suggest he wouldn't, and I for one am very glad of that. id listen to it once, but I wouldn't buy it and I certainly wouldn't consider it "new" in any way
  12. Oakland Incident?

    and from what Freddie Bannister wrote in his book "there must be a better way" on the Knebworth festivals, featuring a lengthy piece on the Zeppelin 79 performance Peter Grant hadn't changed his ways at all since Oakland and was still acting in a very unpleasant manner
  13. I don't think you need to be aware of what was edited out just that the edits are so clumsily done as to be unnoticeable. I genuinely thought maybe my CD was faulty when I first heard the remastered D&C
  14. just play the different versions of no quarter and notice the difference in the guitar solos. on the remaster there's a sizeable chunk of the guitar intro hacked out.
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