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  2. Still no sign of it! I wonder if this release is just a massive Hoax by EVSD as payback to all the people that downloaded the next night!
  3. Yeah, great post . Hopefully the tapes weren't destroyed in that massive fire at Universal in 2008.
  4. Today
  5. thanks for posting this. Great info. All it would take is for Robert and Jimmy to give their blessing to release this.
  6. About a week or two ago, I was actually listening to Since I've Been Loving You from the remastered HTWWW album. While Since I've Been Loving You has always been one of my favorite Zeppelin songs, I never really cared for this version.. While listening to it recently right as it starts going into the main guitar solo I was just completely astonished by just how f***ing amazing Jimmy's playing was. Kind of haven't wanted to play guitar much since then being that guitar was completely mastered in 1972 by Jimmy. People can try to knock Jimmy anytime, and yet he still is always listed in the top 3 greatest guitarists ever.
  7. Because that is the media landscape in this day and age. There is (almost) no such thing as measured reporting, factual analysis vs. clear commentary (which presents views in context and offers various positions to consider), or even simple tasteful or tactful reporting. It's all about the clicks. And over the cliff of irrationality we go.
  8. I tend to believe that the Nazi's were from another planet. MonSSters.
  9. You think I'm fruity and want to put me in the fruit cellar. Where's my floss?
  10. The Court of Public Opinion had returned two opposing verdicts, "Not Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" and "Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt". I get that, and I don't have a dog in this fight. That said, I just think it is incredibly distasteful for media commentators to rehash an old allegation that was settled out of court. Justice was served at the time so why do they feel compelled to bring it up literally a day after the man and his daughter are incinerated on a hillside? It all really seems to be more about gender politics and virtue signaling to show us how woke they are than any real concern that there was a miscarriage of justice in the first place. Besides, who here hasn't sowed their wild oats in the same way? Let's not be hypocrites. Aside from that, the accuser had more skletons in her closet than Pretty Woman.
  11. Fucking Nazi's, always having to be complete dicks. Just watched The Night Porter for the fifth time and same thing....Nazi's are assholes! Only a complete shitbird would even contemplate shooting Charlotte Rampling.
  12. Hear Hear!!! The guy could dribble a ball, good for him. I am also happy he was very involved with charity, very nice. However the man was no saint and the fact that no one can bring up the 2004 "incident" without getting skewered is rather disingenuous. I don't think Kennedy (both combined) got as much air time when they died.
  13. https://www.innerviews.org/inner/boyd.html You’re in possession of the legendary Led Zeppelin/Fairport Convention jam multitracks from the L.A. Troubadour in 1970. Have you ever considered attempting to get them released? I would never be allowed to release them. The ghost of Led Zeppelin’s manager Peter Grant would come and put a stake through my heart if I ever did anything with them, including putting them up on YouTube. But it was a cool night. There were a lot of memorable things about it. It was Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham. John Paul Jones wasn’t there. I don’t think Bonham played much. It was mainly Plant and Page who got up onstage and joined Fairport. They did things like “Hey Joe,” “That’s Alright Mama,” “Mystery Train,” and other stuff. This was after Sandy Denny had left Fairport, so it was the all-male Fairport lineup. I have some great memories from that show. Now, one of the problems with live recording on a small stage like the Troubadour is the amps are right behind the vocal mic. So, when you go to mix the thing, you’ve got so much signal from the amps spilling down the vocal mics that it’s difficult to get a good sound on the voice. And when you raise the voice by riding the vocal level, you get more of the guitar or bass, or whatever it is nearest to the vocal mic. But with Plant in this case, it was the opposite. [laughs] Plant is so loud that his voice was spilling down the mics in front of the amps. In those days, you didn’t have direct inputs from the amps. You had to put a mic in front of the amp to record it. You didn’t have split leads going straight into the boards. So, Plant would start singing and I’d have almost as much vocal as guitar on the mic in front of the amp because he’s so fucking loud. There was no danger of the vocal being drowned out by the guitars. I also remember Fairport doing one of those jigs and reels pieces while Page tried to play it. It was a pretty good attempt and then Richard Thompson took over and played the rest. Page just looked at Richard with this “What planet are you from?” look on his face. [laughs] He just couldn’t imagine how Richard could do what he did, that fast. My favorite memory though, is Peter Grant. Now, Peter was a thug. Led Zeppelin wanted a thug. They wanted a shark to deal with the sharks. That was the great theory of band management in those days. So, Peter was with them that night. It was late. The band came to the Troubadour after playing the L.A. Forum, a sports arena. Fairport were winding down their last set. The Troubadour was a very relaxed place. Doug Weston, the owner, loved music and was all in favor of spontaneous things happening. But he had to deal with very strict licensing laws. It was a really good evening happening at the Troubadour, but at 2 am, they had to get the booze off the tables, but you could keep playing. So, 10 minutes before 2 am, the waitresses said “Drink up. We have to take your glasses in a few minutes.” At three minutes before 2 am, the waitresses were out there with trays picking up wine, beer and cocktail glasses. Everybody knew this was part of the ritual of the Troubadour. At 2 am, Fairport started playing a ballad called “Banks of Sweet Primroses” with Dave Swarbrick singing. It’s a beautiful song with lots of open space. It just has drums with a little chording from Richard and Simon Nicol, and Dave doing a little riff on the fiddle. It’s very still and silent. And when John Wood and I were listening back to the multitracks, you hear this beautiful first verse, and just at the end of it, you hear this rattle of glasses and the sound of something smashing against wood. Then you hear the voice of Peter Grant yelling “You fucking bitch! Get your hands off my fucking glass!” [laughs] He was sitting right near the front of the stage, so it went right down the vocal mic. He didn’t know the Troubadour routine.
  14. Publications will also make a mint off of his death.
  15. Walter

    The Racing Thread

    Praying for Ryan Newman right now after a truly horrific wreck at the end of the Daytona 500. The reaction afterward reminds me of the day we lost Dale Earnhardt. 🙏🏻
  16. Nothing Norman,just keep listening to me. Find me some moisturiser and hair conditioner...there's a good boy...I feel like such a wreck..
  17. Ah I misspoke, it's just good sound! Not necessarily great, I went back to listen and realized I had remembered it as better than it actually was. That said, I have the EVSD and Godfather versions and those seem better.
  18. Yesterday
  19. Yes! I have to say their Final Mixdown is a kind of revelation. Never heard a listenable version before this amazing T2K release.
  20. I downloaded this the other day. Not heard it yet. Can’t wait
  21. Great sound? Which boot do you refer to? I have got the Moonchild version which sounds terrible to my ears.
  22. Walter

    The Racing Thread

    Continuation of the rain delayed Daytona 500 is happening...right now!
  23. Was listening to a Floyd ‘75 LA show the other night that is part of the new stash. Very nice!!
  24. Walter

    2020 MLB Thread

    I saw it another thread, but yeah it should be here! That would be a great night at the ballpark to take in!
  25. The drums on this are The Crunge, with half a bar taken out The shortened Crunge beat also appears on this
  26. Dear internet: If I see or hear one more anything having to do with Kobe Bryant I am throwing myself out the window. Move on already!
  27. Yeah, heard about it. It's great news, but it would have been greater for me about 30 years ago. I burned out on bootleg recordings a long time ago.
  28. I was just listening to that Fairport Convention live album the other day. The liner notes say that "Led Zeppelin stopped by to destroy a few ballads" and that Zeppelin joined Fairport in some "obscene Midlands drinking ritual". And then I noticed that in "Led Zeppelin Day By Day" (2016) by Marc Roberty it mentions this gig. He says that all 3 nights of the Fairport gigs were professionally recorded by Wally Heider, although none of the tracks Zeppelin played on were released - well, obviously ! But he also notes that the tapes from all three nights reside in Universal Records' tape archive. He does not specifically say that he knows the Zeppelin/Fairport songs are on the tape but he does imply it a bit. I have no way of knowing if Roberty is a reliable source here because he does not cite any source on this entry. Does anyone else have any information about what may have been recorded or was actually recorded when Zeppelin joined Fairport on the stage?
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