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  1. SamoKodela

    The O2 In Retrospect...

    It wasn't really Led Zeppelin, not for Robert Plant, not for many, it was a one off show for Ahmet Ertegun, done with the only acceptable replacement of John Bonham, for Robert to atleast call it Led Zeppelin for one night. Add all the bad memories, the fact that his voice changed, the pressure of keeping the quality every night and all the tragedies that happened and it's even more clear why Robert wanted to continue his very successful solo carrer, which he would most likely have without Led Zeppelin, on a smaller scale. It also shows his class and that he is not a cheap money grabber.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Well it can be very loud and powerful. I understand someone doesn't like it, but I always thought Zepppelin showed any instrument could be a rock instrument.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Just because Blackmore is technically better, it doesn't make him a better player. For some yes, for some no, he certainly never touches me with his solos the way Page so diversely does and I never percepted Page and Plant as weak spots in the early days, just not so technically polished and because I like that, post 72 for vocals and post 75 for guitar never sounded particulary bad to me either. So I guess if you are more into exotic diversity of complex, layered compositions without technical perfection then Zeppelin is for you. And Zeppelin jams are also much more composed, they changed the composition quite a bit every night, but they mostly expanded it and kept building a composition within the solo itself, while keeping it an integral part of an excellent song.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    When comparing live albums, you should compare How the west was won and Made in Japan, if there is any point in comparing anyway, or compare Zeppelin's jams in Europe 1973, or even most of the early tours. Zeppelin are at least equal live, in my opinion better. And I only know four albums from the most classic Deep purple line up, but these are the kind of songs they pretty much wrote all the time, while Zeppelin wrote all sorts of complex compositions like The rain song, Ten years gone, Achilles last stand, Kashmir all sorts of acoustic songs and so on and Deep purple themselves said, that their sound is based almost entirely on early Zeppelin, they just expanded the jams in their own style a bit. And even if Zeppelin did borrow a SMALL amount of music, they made it very original, while Deep purple were heavily based on Zeppelin and even something extraordinary like Child in time has the intro copied note for note exactly from a song called It's a beautiful day by Bombay calling. Don't get me wrong, Deep purple are a great band, great virtuosos, very clean in technique, great keyboards with an original idea to make them very loud and a great singer.
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    What's the weather like where you are?

    Still waiting for spring after huge amounts of snow and quite some wind and very low temperatures, but mostly having quite a good time lately, having a nice warm home.
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    How about an acoustic reunion?

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    How about an acoustic reunion?

    The whole concept of a social event can be a wonderful experience but you can only get what you can. Why tear the idea out so far? Yeah Page Plant acoustic yeah, that's because the way Plant is doing music today, he would prefer doing songs where Page would at least mostly play acoustic. But Led Zeppelin? It's just over. It's like people always complaining why didn't the Beethoven himself come around and direct a symphony. I can see a lot of you are definitely talking about playing all their material with no drums and acoustic which is even more off. Although maybe one or two songs at a press conference for 50'th anniversary, but do you want it the way Plant sings it now? I like it. Don't like the whole idea much. Zep were very creative and unique, don't you get it? And yeah quite a few others can in their way play it and create great music of their own, but Zep had a unique approach that at least one band member wants to protect and understands the technical spectacularity that was once there and he goes beyond his own way. You got other great music for social events, but don't just get drunk like on a too much one type sound heavy concert.
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    Companion discs are rubbish

    I think the companion discs bring all sorts of details, listen carefully!
  9. I sure hope for more and warmer bass and heavier drum sound. A bit more Graffiti and Presence in there and of course mostly more of the sound of the tour itself, shouldn't get to far away from what it was.
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    Los Angeles Photos - Zep and Others

    I think they are really good, he really captured the joy of this great band in action!
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    Marijuana legalization

    Yeah, yeah, my rather big, stupid nobody's mouth again. I don't think substances that have no purpose for persons functioning are any good. Some goes for many medications . Unless you truly have something very serious(take very good care who you consult) don't take it, unfortunately it's poison in many ways, the side effects, it's a relief to know they haven't hurt you much at all. A quite happy feeling yeah. Live a healthy, happy life in good connection with other humans.
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    Parents Comments About Zeppelin

    Zeppelin could be for lots of occasions, but satisfying your need to listen to music with other people, should be done the right way.
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    Talked to Audrey Hamilton today......

    I just mentioned hereditary and financial reasons as strong, sometimes too strong motivators. Not too say money isn't important, it's just hard to get when you can't communicate your ideas and can't sell anything to anybody. I was trying to say that a good relationship should be the main reason and things mentioned above in this post are motivators that should not be too strong, other I mentioned above mostly work against it, while a natural tendeny might be staying together a few years until society and culture started to develope deeper reasons.
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    Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    I think no matter what, rock stars did hurt other people just like everybody whether they did it more or less I don't know, but success certainly enabled them that.
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    Cinematic Blunders: The Song Remains The Same

    I'm talking about October 1972, but there has already been a long discussion about it in other topic.
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    Cinematic Blunders: The Song Remains The Same

    Most of the instrumental sections are from one night only, it was mostly for the vocals. Now once you got to 1977..... There is something rather stupid in not taking a long break imidiately after you start to have voice problems, but it's still not quite as stupid as many times not listening to other instruments when you are recording some instrument. Now who could that be? Not Led Zeppelin for sure!
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    Cinematic Blunders: The Song Remains The Same

    The mix was really bad at first, which made it sound weird and the fantasy sequences were alright for me at first, then I started to perceive them as amateurish and B type movie thing, now I really like them, they are more about the message then the quality of execution. And Bonzo and Jonesy really get on a few times, Page is great and who says the singer has to sing that high right ta the beginning. It's good.
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    Talked to Audrey Hamilton today......

    I think it was hard for people to figure it out, when contraception and medications against sexual diseases came around and women started to have jobs and the whole idea of single parent being able to raise the child came around. Led Zeppelin were well functioning at the start, it's unbelievable that Jimmy Page was a full scale genius visionare for the whole band at 24, even if I don't like him using terms like superstars, amazing and great too much and that he knew exactly what to do to be heard, but I guess he had to be like that to do things right. So they took those girls and I heard most of the time they were nice to them. These days it's back to sharing your life with someone and getting attached to one person, which I guess was always part of the human spirit(maybe being together for the whole life is a bit too society influenced for hereditary reasons, maybe Jones knows, hope not heh) and couple helping each other more. And I guess there is no time for more then one person really!
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    It's good! Well done! I just don't even remotely understand what's unique about it.
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    Early Led Zeppelin

    They were really good at interacting musically whether with riffs or open grooves! Plus it helps a lot with working and improving your music and singing, if you actually listen to the music instead of just hearing it, hope that makes sense, Zeppelin listened a lost to music and each other musically and they had to have open passages, where doubling something on bass would not really make that much sense!
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    Whats up with Keith Richards on LZ?

    Well I don't know, maybe there is such a thing as a rock and roll attitude that these guys had, so perhaps expecting to tell it kinder and with more content that explains it is maybe a bit too much. But I suspect it's just not the style of music, singing and lyrics he likes.
  22. This would be nice too among other things! I think perhaps the band should stop worrying about their reputation if they release (an almost full) latter days show! As long a it's not something absolutely almost terrible like perhaps Knebworth 11th or definitely some 1980 concerts, they should not worry! Even some of the Seattle 1977 is releasable. I love Stairway from Seattle and if Page would insert vocals from early live days to the last part, I perhaps wouldn't even mind although for most live things I am against that!
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    Catalpa trees demolition

    I think it's a relevant topic and yeah it's about my hometown Ptuj again, but 7 large Catalpa trees that look healthy are about to be brought down when the towns market is going to be renovated. The market is not going to be changed that much(and it looks good now and was made by a famous architect Plečnik that worked around Europe), but the road beyond the Catalpas could be included to enlarge the market even if' it's big enough for events now(it's been really well checked, except that you can't put extremely big, mostly really cheap events there, which are just three quarters of a mile away from the market and center of town now) and a civil movement has gathered 4200 signatures against the trees being put down. There are 20 000 people in this town, so even if not all the signatures are from the immediate town itself, it's a lot. The civil movement might be a bit late, but the town hall hid the project for long, did not want to include citizen's opinion at first and was not interested in getting a professional opinion on the trees at all, unfortunately neither did the movement, as it is a fairly new thing to have such initiatives in our town and they didn't realise half a year ago, how quickly they themselves should start working towards a professional opinion. A professional opinion was finally made in July, it was made on visual observation and it's a really good professional and she has written that the trees should remain and that the second and third stage examination should be made, which also includes scientific devices for inner examination. The town hall kept hiding this report until late November! The town hall ordered another report in Oktober and this guy never really did a second or third degree investigation, but also just observed the trees visually and said that they should be brought down and now the place where he is working is also getting some business selling trees for some other project for the town hall. So there you go, some people in this town are trying to preserve those trees, they got only days left and they are trying to work against the idea, that everything is just about the profit. Their point is to include the trees in the new market. Old and new market(last three photos are the new market, it will have trees but that's not the point and they will be small at first):
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    Catalpa trees demolition

    Yeah let's just leave it at that, I will certainly not discuss it any further and I'm glad no one entered the conversation and made it messy, it's hard to get the message across and sometimes we all wish important topics of care could be brought across without fussing and through reason and kindness.
  25. Not to start any harsh discussions but why this Steve? Is there something you truly know in detail about (non) existence of more unreleased live and studio tracks!?