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ZepFanatic

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  1. Oh, you're definitely right that in '75 his voice was killed by flu on the US tour and the inability to have time off to rest it...because he was much stronger at Earl's Court a few months later. Plus, he had secretly had throat surgery in 1974 (hence the raspiness of the newer tunes on PG compared to the older ones where he has the old range and power). I agree with you, he got stronger again after '75. Certainly more consistent.
  2. For me, his range and power was best between 1970 and 1972, although I like his voice over the entirety of Zeppelin's career (although it was pretty damn rough on the 1975 US tour)
  3. The same could be said for Who fans...there seems to be a weird rivalry between those who only like the Who and those who only like Zeppelin (personally, I'm a massive fan of the Who, Zeppelin, AND the Stones so it's all good to me )
  4. For me, the best two shows of this tour are the Kezar Stadium show from 6/2/73 and the Mobile, AL show from 5/13/73...both are just stunning.
  5. I just finally got around to reading and reviewing When Giants Walked the Earth...for all of its faults, I still think it's the best overall bio on the band. http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2014/06/book-review-when-giants-walked-earth.html The only bad part were the "imagined" bits in italics he peppered the book with. Otherwise, I thought it was quite good.
  6. Wow, it's been a LONG time since I've posted here (~3-4 years!). I'm guessing this is the right forum to post this in, but I've been doing freelance book reviews of music-related books on my site over the past year and I thought I'd share one I did on a Jimmy Page bio a while back: http://rnrchemist.blogspot.com/2013/12/book-review-jimmy-page-magus-musician.html Has anyone else here read this? And if so, what did you think? I will be reading and reviewing Mick Wall's LZ bio in the coming weeks which I'm looking forward to...I'll share that here once it's ready. Cheers!
  7. I have 'em both...crackin' vids!
  8. He did look horrid...also there seemed to be no *joy* onstage...contrast the Seattle '77 vid with one of the Earls Court vids or one from before...HUGE difference... Also, Dazed live was good but by '75 it was not a "jam" anymore, but a tightly structured piece played note-for-note night in and night out...it was retired just in time...
  9. Winston's remasters are all top-notch, but his Eddie is his finest hour...
  10. I should have said STUDIO albums...the newer releases (BBC, HTWWW) certainly do...
  11. Agreed, I don't have any LZ CDs that credit WLL w/Willie Dixon...
  12. That's cos the "SBD" is actually sourced from the vid... However, coincidentally I am listening to the 7/17/77 show and enjoying it...my copy if "Year of the Dragon" by EV...
  13. Agreed...I've corresponded with him a bunch and he seems like a good bloke but to keep telling us we're never gonna hear the BR '77 show is kind of aggravating at this point...
  14. 9/29/71...I have the version called "You Were There in Spirits"...SBD-quality sound and fucking PHENOMENAL performance...
  15. Yeah that's been making the rounds for a while. It's rather shocking the two best and biggest rock bands of the late 1960s/early 1970s didn't play more than 1 gig together EVER...
  16. But D&C had been done to death by the end of '75...most of the '75 versions weren't very inspired...the song peaked in '72 and '73...
  17. No SBD...the best your likely to do are one of the Chicago '75 shows or maybe the Cleveland show. Crap sound but it sounded great in concert...they gave up on it too soon, IMO...
  18. Depends. Some AUD tapes (like the Millard tapes) have the balance of the SBDs but they "breathe" and have superb atmosphere...same with a tape like 6/25/72 LA or 4/28/77, for example. But unless an AUD is like that, I take SBDs every time...my (many) years of listening to crap quality boots is over...
  19. No, unfortunately there is not...
  20. Yeah that is a fucking great show! I also love the Baton Rouge show 2/28/75...
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