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the-ocean87

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    All about music, especially guitar.

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  1. the-ocean87

    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    He was handed an acoustic guitar in a tv show and didn't know what to do with it. I think it was a tv show /interview, unless I'm mixing things up.
  2. the-ocean87

    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    I've given up hope that Jimmy will play another full length concert in his life. I very much doubt that he has touched a guitar for any other reason than a photo shooting in the last 3-4 years. Remember the TV show incident? I'm not sure how long ago that was. For me that was the confirmation that Page hasn't played, let alone practiced, on a regular basis for years
  3. the-ocean87

    Jimmy Page photo shoot at Abbey Road Studios

    "I'll be seen playing live next year " 🤪
  4. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    That version of Child in Time was really something else! Ritchie at his best. Much better than the studio version. Hadn't listened to it in a long time.
  5. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Nothing wrong with taste. You should give "Rainbow" a try then. Not so much organ. Start with "Live on Stage", since you seem to like improvisations. Or check out this concert (nice intro by Blackmore (Greensleves and Bach's Brandenburg concerto)
  6. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    This.
  7. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    A showcase for improvisation:
  8. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    Yes, in a way. But even more "Rainbow", the band Blackmore created in 1975 after leaving Purple. The Dio era albums are the blueprint for power metal and metal in general. Especially songs like "Kill The King" or "Stargazer". If you don't know Rainbow, you don't know much about hard rock Ritchie Blackmore at his peak was really something special. Page couldn't hold a candle to him. It's not even close. Sorry guys. I've been studying Purple and Zeppelin for years, especially from a guitar players' perspective. Yet for me it has always been Zep > Purple, and it remains to this day. Reason: Zep has better songs, better grooves and they had Bonzo and Jones. Live, however, Purple were much more consistent. Page and Plant have always been Zep's weak spots in live concerts. Ian Gillan was a better singer than Plant in the 70's, even though he struggled with the high screams in "child in time" sometimes. I think Gillan was much better trained than Plant. And if you really think Zep were better at improvising, you probably haven't listend much to DP from the old days. For the record: I'm talking about the Mark II and III era Purple here (pre 1994). Long story cut short: There is so much to enjoy about both bands. If you are new with Purple, check out "In Rock", "Made in Japan" and "Machine Head" first. Then "Burn". Check out this peak Blackmore solo from 1993. He really was a guitar god. https://youtu.be/Mc6GLYatAfY?t=250
  9. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    He could be too busy practicing for his new solo record. Maybe we will see him playing somewhere soon 🤣
  10. the-ocean87

    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    So Jimmy's "promises" remain nonsense as usual. Disappointing. Wait, next we will see a remastered "DVD" I guess. The only release that hasn't been re-issued yet. New live material remains an illusion.
  11. the-ocean87

    09/29/1971 Osaka - Stairway To Heaven - EVSD SBD Single

    Plant is also out of pitch on some parts after the guitar solo. Jimmy would have to use pitch correction.
  12. the-ocean87

    The O2 In Retrospect...

    This was debated here some time ago I think. We will never know how Robert's career would have evolved if Jimmy didn't ask him to join LZ. However, one think is quite obvious: He wouldn't have the same privileged life hadn't he been in Zep.
  13. the-ocean87

    09/29/1971 Osaka - Stairway To Heaven - EVSD SBD Single

    Here is the "full" version of the songs released to date, including Immigrant song and full Stairway to heaven. Unfortunately not downloadable from YT :/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Buxzdq5oqxI
  14. the-ocean87

    New "Song Remains The Same" 2CD/4LP/3DVD Deluxe Set

    $$$$$ nuff said
  15. the-ocean87

    Jimmy Page confirms 2018 release(s)

    What a disappointment AGAIN from Mr. Page. He should stop giving interviews talking about "new stuff". Maybe he'll start to remaster the remasters from I, II and III again since it's been already a few years since they were relased.
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