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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. Would Only One Knebworth Show Have Been Better?

    Yep me too. Or at least, 10 warm up gigs somewhere low key.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Page in 2017

    touché. that made me chuckle
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. even if it were Shirley behind the shonky edits, Page would/should have had to agree to the final version.
  19. the new version of TSRTS is Page's absolute nadir in my opinion. changing the solo on celebration day to an inferior one, an incomplete black dog, the complete f*ck up of the no quarter solo, the horrendous clanking edit in dazed and confused, and isn't there a dodgy splice in whole lotta love as well. just f*cking awful on the plus side of course we got the missing songs which was fantastic, but in many ways instead of improving upon the original release they made it more disappointing. I cannot think of any other album by a major band with such amateur editing what Page was thinking is beyond me and why didn't someone say "er. jimmy, have you cleaned your ears recently, some of the edits sound horrendous mate"

    I went to every Glastonbury between '86 and '04 bar one. I always thought that what really changed it was putting on TV. I can understand why they did but the changes in people started around then with more and more people seeming intent just to get on TV while sitting on someone's shoulders and acting like everyone else they seen on tv the year before. with more years of tv then we got the hairdressers, secretaries, chavs, Jemimas and Tarquins moving in and taking over. however it still is the greatest place for me. I wouldn't go again but those that do still probably have the time of their lives, but its unlikely to involve scrumpy, opium balls, naked people, hippies, rastas and travellers, but then nothing stays the same and not should it.
  21. the quote from Page about this was stated some time after the split if I remember rightly and there's no guarantee at all it would have happened. Would Page and jones wanted to revert back to a riff based album after their taking more control on ITTOD? maybe not. and of course there's the chance that Page was fried out his brains when he said this and it was just something he said in passing that has a lot more speculation put on it than it really deserves
  22. I saw the Who on their first tour after Moon had died (1980/81 I forget which) with Kenney Jones filling in. I love Jones' work in the Faces but he just didn't fit in with the Who at all, in my opinion, and it wasn't very enjoyable at all. I passed on every other tour after that
  23. tangents within a framework is a pretty poor affair as for Clarence the cross eyed lion, this led to any kid at school unfortunate enough to have cross eyes to be known as Clarence. I remember two or three of them.
  24. Knebworth concert?

    I remember it coming out on VHS and I think it did quite a bit of damage to their reputation. it could have been very different had it have been the first show that had leaked out instead of the poor second show. I remember a few of us congregated to watch it, zepp and non zepp fans and it was quite a shock how poor some of it was