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SteveZ98

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  1. Here's another detailed account of attending a '77 show. This one is from Mike Tremaglio, and friend and the co-author of the stellar "Evenings With Led Zeppelin" book. http://www.oldbuckeye.com/prox/p15.html
  2. "Blaze", an instrumental heavy metal song by Asterism. They're three teenagers from Japan who have serious chops. The lead guitarist is sixteen years old and barely bigger than her guitar, but holy crap she can play:
  3. Just stumbled across Band-Maid, a female Japanese hard rock band that's been around a few years. I'm really digging them, especially the drummer. A YouTube comment said "she hits those drums like they owe her money", which pretty much sums it up. More info at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Band-Maid And here's them killing it live in London:
  4. Is it really only 1 CD? Edit: Found more info on AA. Looks like the soundboard is only a single disc. " The Night Stalker is also available as 1CD limited set with original oversized jacket similar to the previously released title Rock Superstars." Link: http://www.argenteumastrum.com/
  5. I like these kinds of reminiscences so I did some digging into the publisher. Apparently this is one of a series of similar books done on other big name bands (Dylan, Pink Floyd, etc.) Looking at their web site, it's still not clear if these are new accounts of people having seen Zep or compilations of things that were published online but never before in book format. I don't recall anyone asking for recollections recently on this site, which would seem to the first place to go to get in touch with people who saw Zep. Either way, their other books have favorable reviews and are available in Kindle editions on the Amazon site for less than US$10.00. Hopefully this one gets the same treatment so anyone who's curious can pick it up for relatively little money.
  6. Any idea if they're new accounts or just a compilation of existing ones from this site and other sources?
  7. There's an article about the film on the Variety web site: https://variety.com/2019/film/global/cannes-bernard-macmahon-led-zeppelin-feature-documentary-altitude-1203208613/
  8. Mike, It's a generous offer. One suggestion I'd make in the interest of security is to edit your post to remove your email address and phone number and ask people to send you a private message instead. Steve
  9. In a 2008 interview with Uncut magazine, Robert Plant spoke of the 1977 tour: “By 1977, I was 29, just prior to Karac’s passing, and that sort of wild energy that was there in the beginning had come to the point where we were showboating a bit. Unfortunately, we had no choice. We were on tours where places were going ape-shit. There was no way of containing the energy in those buildings. It was insane. And we became more and more victims of our own success. And the whole deal about the goldfish bowl and living in it, that kicked in”.
  10. I'm almost done with the 5/25/1977 remaster. I thought I'd have it finished by now but I ran into some unexpected problems, although I think I have a solution for them. Here's a preview. I really like the tone on the Alembic on this one.
  11. Steve, what's the reception in Japan to K-pop bands? Are they overtaking J-pop bands in popularity?
  12. The first five songs from April 27, 1969 (Train Kept A Rollin, I Can't Quit You Baby, As Long As I Have You, You Shook Me, How Many More Times.) The sound quality is already good and could be cleaned up easily, and those songs have full stereo separation so they already sound like a traditional live album with the guitar in the right channel. Of course, they'd have to pay royalties on Train and As Long As I Have You , which will probably keep them from being released. That's too bad too, as I think it would great for the casual fan who doesn't have any bootlegs to get to hear them for the first time. It would be like getting two new Zep songs for the 50th, which would be a big deal if you never heard them before.
  13. Elusive Disc does not normally sell bootlegs, so it looks like this could be an official release. If it is, hopefully we'll hear details about it soon from Sam.
  14. Looks like it is, although I checked a list of upcoming releases and it's not on it. Amazing that the band has seen fit to license As Long As I Have You. It will be nice to have that as an official release so more people get to hear it. https://www.metacritic.com/browse/albums/release-date/coming-soon/date
  15. It's 9:32. The sound is a combination of 3/24/73 and 3/26/73 and is the same quality as what's been around before. However, the video is a significant upgrade. It was shot so close to the stage that it seems like you're at the show. Nice job to all involved in getting this out.
  16. My vote is for September '95 through July 2000. By the second half of the '95 Page & Plant shows, Jimmy was in fine form. He continued that level of playing on the '98 tour, and was in top gear for the shows with the Black Crowes. The thing that period has in common with early Zep is he was playing live consistently. He seems to need a good bit of time on the road to get into match form, not so much with his rhythm playing, but for his leads. In the early Zep days he was on the road for over four years basically non-stop, and he was just amazing. In the last half of the '90s he also was on the road consistently, although he not quite as frequently as the early Zep days, and his playing was first rate throughout.
  17. For those of you who weren't around at the time, here's a good video summary of what was happening in pop culture in the US during the year of Zep's last tour here. I was around back then and this brings back quite a few memories, although I wish one of them was having gotten to see Zep play. Sadly, I was a little too young at the time.
  18. HDTracks has a 25% off sale for the purchase of two or more albums going until March 21, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern. Use code BIRTHDAY11 at checkout. If it matters, I don't have any business affiliation with them and I do not make any money if you use that code. Here is their Zep section: https://www.hdtracks.com/music/artist/view/id/4858/
  19. Thanks. I think the bass needs to be toned down a bit, although it's always hard striking the right balance between having it make an impact without being overwhelming. I think I fixed it last night. I'll the full show when it's done.
  20. I'm working on 5/25/77. Still some cleanup to do, but close to the final version:
  21. My assumption about their arguments is that they were along the lines of "Bonzo, can you stop riding your motorcycle down the hall after 2:00 AM so I can get some sleep?" or "Bonzo, if you're going to throw my TV out the window, can you wait until after after the Wolves match is over?" To the latter, I assume Bonzo replied "I'm doin' you a favor so you don't have to watch them lose again."
  22. That was hilarious 😀
  23. Are they going to dribble the songs out like they did with 9/29/71?
  24. Very cool. Thanks for doing this.
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