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  1. I myself love the Aerosmith of the 70's. The first album is way underrated, I just wish it had been produced by someone else. It has a great groove to it, but the true energy just doesn't seem to come across on the recording. ROCKS is pure genius, but the one that grabs me still is Get Your Wings, it just seems darker than their other releases. Toys in the Attic is just a plain good time. This band is just plain in your face no holds barred rock-n-roll, and deserve some credit for their body of work, longevity, and their ability to kick your ass during live shows. Their recent work was some good music there, though I could do without the ballads myself. Honkin' With Bobo was the first release of theirs, in years that I just had to have, and I wasn't disappointed. The old blues standards sounded great. That said I still don't have them in my top ten, let alone second to Led Zeppelin. My top ten in no paticular order, and even this changes depending on my mood, but not by much. Led Zeppelin Pink Floyd The Beatles The Doors Fleetwood Mac Black Sabbath Deep Purple Uriah Heep The Who Hendrix
  2. Led Zeppelin 1 How Many More Times 2 I Can't Quit You Baby 3 Dazed and Confused Led Zeppelin II 1 What Is and What Should Never Be 2 Ramble On 3 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin III 1 Since I've Been Loving You 2 Thats The Way 3 Out On The Tiles Led Zeppelin IV 1 The Battle Of Evermore 2 When The Levee Breaks 3 Stairway To Heaven Houses Of The Holy 1 Over The Hills and Far Away 2 The Rain Song 3 No Quarter Physical Graffiti 1 Kashmire 2 In My Time Of Dying 3 Ten Years Gone Presence 1 Nobody's Fault 2 For Your Life 3 Achilles Last Stand In Through The Outdoor 1 I'm Gonna Crawl 2 In The Evening 3 All Of My Love Coda 1 Wearing and Tearing 2 We're Gonna Groove 3 Poor Tom
  3. Some of my favorites to name a few Canned Heat - On The Road Again Uriah Heep - Stealin' Traffic - John Barleycorn Humble Pie - 30 Days In The Hole Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way REO Speedwagon - 157 Riverside Avenue (Live Version) Mountain - Mississippi Queen Ram Jam - Black Betty James Gang - Walk away T-Rex - Get It On Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil The Who - Behind Blue Eyes CCR - Run Through The Jungle The Doors - The End The Kinks - Lola Neil Young - The Needle and The Damage Done
  4. I understand where you are coming from as far as innovation is concerned. I should have explained what I meant and thats my fault for applying that word to his style of play. I was actually refering to his approach to producing the sound of Led Zeppelin. The way he miked Bonhams drums. The overlaying of the various guitar parts, and more. I know these are two different issues and I shouldn't have lumped it all together my bad. His style of play of course is built upon, and influenced by those who came before him, and those he was surrounded by as he came up from studio musician, Yardbirds and finaly Led Zeppelin. I had read somewhere that the Yardbirds didn't fully embrace Jimmy's vision, and therefore kind of limited his contribution. Led Zeppelin provided Page the control he needed to explore all the great ideas, and avenues he wanted to take the band down, and to put those ideas on vinyl. He broke away from the traditional rock sound of the time, and it payed off big time. Just to be clear I really didn't post this to spark debate over who is the best guitarist, or to rank them in any certain order. Like you I believe that there is no way to rank these men, or those who came before or those who have come after. It's just way to subjective to the listener. Of course I knew it was inevitable that there would be debate, but that wasn't the intent. I guess I told the story to get across the point, that no one moves me through their style of play the way Jimmy does, and therefore I consider him the best of them all. Once again though thats just my opinion.
  5. I agree with this statement whole heartedly. It really is a subjective thing and each guitarist bring their own degree of talent to the table. Their place in Rock history is deserved, and I respect, and appreciate each and everyone of them. Also you are so right these four are just the tip of the iceberg, and comparing one to another isn't really neccessary just fun. I was really just sharing the conversation my friend and I had. If he is going to pick one as the best of all time (Blackmore in his case), then I have to take exception to that because I just don't believe he is the best of all time. Since I am a hard core Zeppelin fan I will talk to anyone who will listen about Jimmy Page, and offer my opinion as to why I truly do believe Jimmy Page is by far number one. He has contributed more to the way Blues/Rock guitar is approached and played than any one before him or since. Innovative, Creative, and just a plain geniuos in my opinion, and thats just what it is my opinion. No more, no less it's not the end of the world if someone differs with me, or if they think this whole ranking thing is pointless, because it is pointless which is the definition of fun.
  6. You have 100's have musical choices at your disposal, and your 6 disc CD player has nothing but Zep in all 6 trays. Currently Mothership, BBC Sessions, HTWWW. Your DVD player has nothing but Zep in all 5 trays HTWWW, TSRTS, Mothership. All Zep all the time....lol Thank god my wife loves Zep as much as I do. Hmmmm....life partner choices based on...love for Zeppelin....nah just kidding.....NOT....yes I'am...well maybe...I'll get back to ya on that.
  7. A lot of different bands move me emotionaly, but it's usually tied to a specific memory and it's typicaly a song here or a song there. Freebird comes to mind right off. Zeppelin though moves me in my spirit through their music. It gets deep inside and dwells there. It's like an emotional roller coaster with all the highs and lows, the thrills and chills. A slow chug up a steep hill and once at the summit you throw your hands to the air and just go with the whims of the rails. And when it's over though drained and spent you can't wait to get back on that ride! I just can not get enough. When I talk to people like my friend I'm amazed by the fact they don't feel the way I do. I ask myself how could anyone in their right mind not see this was the greatest band of all time. How could anyone say without laughing that Jimmy Page is not the greatest guitarist of all time. I realize it is all subjective, but it still leaves me to wonder.
  8. Singing in the sunshine, laughing in the rain Hitting on the moonshine, rocking in the grain Ain't no time to pack my bag, my foots outside the door
  9. I - How Many More Times / Good Times Bad Times II - What Is And What Should Never Be / The Lemon Song III - Since I've Been Loving You / Thats The Way IV - The Battle Of Evermore / Stairway To Heaven HOH - No Quarter / Over The Hills And Far Away PG - Kashmire / Ten Years Gone Presence - Nobody's Fault But Mine / Tea For One ITTOD - In The Evening / I'm Gonna Crawl Coda - We're Gonna Grove / Ozone Baby
  10. I definately agree with Hendrix, however the argument, centered around the four mentioned. My friend is a big Blackmore fan Deep Purple, Rainbow, and now Blackmores Knight. I myself could listen to Clapton play all night, and have many times, but I can go months without listening to him at all. That said, I find I can not go one day without my fix of Page. The imagery, and emotion he is able to pull from me still to this day is by far the most intense feelings I have ever felt when listening to music. The only band who comes close to what Jimmy & the boys make me feel is Pink Floyd and even they are a very distant second.
  11. Chicago, IL Chicago Stadium July of 73 Chicago, IL Chicago Stadium on my Birthday sweet 16 1/21/75 Indianapolis, IN Market Square extended birthday...lol 1/25/75 Indianapolis, IN Market Square 4/17/77 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront 4/20/77 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall 4/25/77
  12. The first few notes of SIBLY just grab me and the rest just completely floors me. Live anytime anywhere! Too many others, but this one comes to mind right off
  13. A friend of mine and I have been arguing over who was the better of the four, some 35 years now. I just wanted to share the recent exchange. I thought it might be amusing. You would think two 50 year old men would have other things to talk about, but the subject came up once again for about the 10 millionth time. This time though he crossed a line we usually just agree to disagree, but I couldn't let it go. He said and I qoute " Jimmy Page is not even one of the top ten best guitarist of all time. So therefore he is in no way better than Blackmore, Beck, or Clapton." I began to defend Mr. Page (like he needs it). He kept going on and on about how the other three were more fundamentally sound in technique and how each note was played with such clarity and musicianship unlike any other guitarist before or since. I admitted to him that I was a big fan of all four men, and that each hold a speacial place in Rock history. I felt Jimmy deserved, and warranted the same respect from him. Then he asked me the question that for some reason after all these years allowed me to put it in a context he finally understood. The question was " If you were forming a band today and all four were available who would you take?" The answer was simple without hesitation. I answered "Jimmy Page hands down." I explained to him that while the others were more technicaly sound ( His opinion not mine). None could touch Jimmy in creativity, his willness to take chances, to push the envelope past the same old blues based rock. The way he poked, prodded and just plain pulled the emotion out of every lick. The man has created some of the most memorable riffs in rock. Not one riff, not two riffs but several. His body of work is timeless without age, as fresh today as it was 40 years ago. I told him kids today will listen to Zeppelin, and get just as turned on as I did. I can't say the same for the others. My friend actually had no choice but to agree. He had no come back for it whatsoever. His only comment was "yeah well he still aint no Ritchie Blackmore." My reponse to him was simply "Thank god and Amen to that." he hung up mad, but he'll get over it. Me I just smiled and cranked up some Led. Just a final thought. Led Zeppelin allowed Jimmy the freedoom to explore, to do it his way, his vision, without compromise. Led Zeppelin took their que from Jimmy Page they all upheld their common vision. They never wavered from the integrity of their music. They did it their way. They bent to no one. Not the media, not the corporations, not the music industry, and not even their fans. Along the way they became the greatest rock band of our generation. I don't think we will ever see the likes of these men again. You just have to respect that. They are still at it even today. Thats why Robert feels as he does about touring again. If he does it will be in his time, his way, without compromise. You know Jimmy and JPJ respect him for it. They would expect nothing less of themselves. Thank god for Jimmy, Robert, & JPJ. As far as Mr. Bonham is concerned, I guess God just had to bring his hammer home. Just a thought. Thanks to all for putting up with such a long winded post. Later All
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