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  1. I've often thought about this but basically this is a great catchy song that was mysteriously left of the album even though it's the title track. A song like The Crunge made it onto the album, which I consider to be one of their weaker efforts. They also never played it live or not to my knowledge anyway, which makes you think they may not think highly of it. But then it has featured on every 'best of' that has been released. So a song that was left off of it's original album and never played live, but ends up on all the best ofs? Any thoughts?
  2. London 2012 Olympics: the full musical playlist for the Olympic opening ceremony Captain Algernon Drummond, William Johnson Cory - Eton Boating Song Elgar, AC Benson - Land of Hope and Glory The Jam - Going Underground Muse - Map of the Problematique Big Ben Chimes Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen The Clash - London Calling Simon May - EastEnders Theme The Shipping Forecast Sir Hubert Parry, William Blake - Jerusalem Elgar - Nimrod Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Eric Coates - Dambusters March Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks Monty Norman - James Bond Theme Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield - In Dulci Jubilo Vangelis - Chariots of Fire BBC News 1954 Arthur Wood - The Archers Theme Winifred Atwell - Black and White Rag Sugababes - Push the Button OMD - Enola Gay David Rose - The Stripper Lionel Bart - Food Glorious Food Irwin Kostal, Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman - Bedknobs and Broomsticks Rizzle Kicks - When I Was a Youngster Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight Colin Tully - Gregorys Girl Theme William Pitt - City Lights The Who - My Generation The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night The Beatles - She Loves You Mud - Tiger Feet Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot The Specials - A Message to You Rudy David Bowie - Starman Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant Duran Duran - The Reflex New Order - Blue Monday Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax Soul II Soul - Back To Life Happy Mondays - Step On Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony Prodigy - Firestarter Underworld - Born Slippy Jaan Kenbrovin, John William Kellette - Im Forever Blowing Bubbles Blur - Song 2 Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers Tigerstyle - Nacnha Onda Nei (contains Michael Jackson - Billie Jean, Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure and Ilaiyaraaja - Naanthaan Ungappanda) Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse - Valerie Radiohead - Creep Muse - Uprising Kano & Mikey J - Random Antics Tinie Tempah - Pass Out MIA - Paper Planes Coldplay - Viva La Vida The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot Roll Deep - Shake a Leg Adele - Rolling in the Deep Oasis - The Hindu Times Oasis - Wonderwall Emeli Sande - Heaven William Monk/Henry Francis - Abide With Me Pink Floyd - Eclipse The Beatles - The End The Beatles - Hey Jude David Bowie - Heroes Eric Spear - Coronation Street Theme Ron Grainer - Doctor Who Theme John Philip Sousa - Monty Python Theme/The Liberty Bell David Bowie - Absolute Beginners http://www.telegraph...g-ceremony.html
  3. I'll give each song a little rating because some of them I really like even though they may be my least favorite on the album. Led Zeppelin I - Your Time Is Gonna Come - 4/5 Led Zeppelin II - The Lemon Song - 4/5 Led Zeppelin III - Out On The Tiles - 4/5 Led Zeppelin IV - Four Sticks - 5/5 Houses Of the Holy - The Crunge - 2/5 Physical Graffiti - Sick Again - 3/5 Presence - Candy Store Rock - 3/5 In Through The Outdoor - Fool In The Rain - 3/5 Coda - Walter's Walk - 1/5
  4. Thanks, Deborah. I've read it myself now and I agree. It's not a bad book - I like all the pictures and pull-out bits of memorabilia but there was nothing new really. Considering it was supposed to be about the music I thought it could have gone into much more detail about the making of each song.
  5. Has anyone bought or read this? Just wondering if it's any good. Looks quite smart, i like all the pully-outy bits and thought it might make a nice Christmas present.
  6. Mr E

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    Yep. One of their best songs. It was originally included on the Australian version of the Dirty Deeds album, have absolutely no idea why it was left off the international version. It's crazy, considering it's probably the strongest song on there. I suppose it gets slightly forgotten hidden away on the 74' Jailbreak EP. They should have put it back into the new remastered CD of Dirt Deeds, at least as a bonus track anyway.
  7. Some of my favourite slide players: Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man
  8. I think back in the seventies Led Zeppelin themselves were to blame for the lack of media attention in the UK. It was their decision. They made the choice of not appearing on TV, not releasing singles in the UK and not doing many interviews. They deliberately shunned the media. Which is fine if that's what they wanted. I wasn't alive in the 70s but it appears they got a fair amount of coverage in the music magazines of the time, but sadly, very limited coverage in mainstream newspapers and on radio and television. America had album rock radio stations, which was perfect for Zep's album orientated rock. Perhaps it would have made more sense to release singles in the UK rather than America? To be honest I think it's one of things one of the things that makes them a lot cooler than most bands. No need to rely on the media, it was purely the music that gave them popularity and they also created a great air of mystique that few other bands have manage to achieve.
  9. were never appreciated in America! I'm afraid, your fellow co-worker is talking bollocks. In fact, a lot of British bands find it very hard to make it in America. The Brit Pop movement in the 90s was not particularly big in America, and neither was British Glam Rock in the 70s and there's probably quite a few current British bands/artists that have had little success in America. As for The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, they are still massively popular here in Britain, both often regarded as the greatest bands of all time. I think The Beatles are probably still the biggest selling act in the UK and I imagine they always will be.
  10. These are from Mojo Classic - Led Zeppelin and the Story Of 1969 and make interesting reading: John Lennon: "They sound alright. Jimmy Page has always been a bloody good guitar player" Eric Clapton: "They were very loud. I thought it was unneccessarily loud. I really liked some of it, but a lot of it was just too much." Pete Townshend: "I'm not one of their biggest fans, which doesn't mean that I don't like them, but means I don't really get into their music a lot." Keith Richards: "I played their first LP a lot when I first got it, but then the guy's voice started to get on my nerves for some reason. I dunno why - I imagine just a bit too acrobatic for me."
  11. Bath had screens to the side of the stage. click You can see a big white screen to the left of the stage in this pic:
  12. According to the 'Concert File' book by Dave Lewis these shows from 1977 were all 'videotaped via the venue closed circuit TV system and shown on screen'. Pontiac, Michigan - Pontiac Silverdome, April 30 1977 Houston, Texas - The Summit, May 21 1977 Landover, Maryland - Capital Center, May 30 1977 Seattle Washington - Kingdome, July 17 1977 If the Houston show wasn't filmed then we still have the Pontiac and Landover footage that may surface some time.
  13. Thanks for the clip. Shame Jimmy didn't let rip with a solo. Joe Perry even gives him the signal to take it away but he doesn't.
  14. I'm not a huge fan of the song either to be honest. It's a decent song but I don't think it's one of their best, and I don't understand why it's often voted as one of their best. It's the one 'epic' song of theirs that I find goes on for too long and outstays its welcome. It's a tad overblown I suppose. I much prefer the straight blues rock of NFBM.
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