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ZepFanatic

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  1. I knew you were a Who fan, I meant others! I have the SF bootleg on silver CD...it's a SBD but is a rough sounding one...still great, but trust me the sound quality on VFABP blows it away!
  2. Are there any other hardcore Who fans (Moon-era) like me here??
  3. Agreed...and I can see the resemblance...Robert rules though (love that quote about Communication Breakdown and his pants!)
  4. Yeah The Who, Beatles, and Led Zeppelin are my 3 top bands of all time...just fantastic...
  5. Yep...just about as good (and different from) as Leeds... Have you heard the tracks from San Francisco 12/13/71 on View From a Backstage Pass? Holy crap, the sound is phenomenal...best live version of Bargain EVER!
  6. I always liked Sick Again...great song... Ever notice how in every 1975 concert from the US tour Robert introduces IMTOD as the first new song from PG even though it was played 2 songs AFTER Sick Again? Odd...and he does this numerous times!
  7. Agreed...I'd love to hear his '77 show...I have heard he also has the Who's show from Baton Rouge in 1975...would love to hear that as well, as it's never been circulated...
  8. I believe the 1980 US Tour was to take in the East Coast and Midwest and the Spring 1981 Tour would have been the West Coast jaunt... I always wonder "What if?" about those tours and the aborted summer/fall 1975 US tour, as well as the remainder of 1977...
  9. Listening to this show right now for the first time in a while...apart from Robert's voice, which is rough at the beginning but gets better (he lets out a great scream in The Rain Song), a fantastic show in a great recording...is this one of Freezer's tapes?
  10. I forgot 7/7/70 Tanglewood...another fabulous show
  11. The Beatles are one of the all-time greats...I love 'em!
  12. Wow...so many amazing Who gigs, but the top shows in terms of sound *AND* performance: Fillmore East 4/6/68 Amsterdam 9/29/69 Live at Leeds Complete 2/14/70 Dayton, OH 8/13/71 San Francisco 12/13/71 Young Vic 4/26/71 Philly 12/4/73 Landover 12/6/73 Charlton 5/18/74 Houston 11/20/75 Springfield 12/1/75 Toronto 12/11/75 Kansas City 12/1/75 New York 3/11/76 Boston 4/1/76 Charlton 5/31/76 Swansea 6/12/76 Toronto 10/21/76 (last ever gig in North America with Moon) 12/15/77 Kilburn (not the best show but still damn good...2nd to last show ever with Moon) There are many more but these are the ones that are at the top of the list...
  13. Rush rules! Seen them 3 times and hopefully will see them some more. Awesome band...
  14. To me, it was the first Zeppelin tour that didn't feel FUN. Granted there are some incredible gigs from 1977 (2nd night in Cleveland, the Landover run, the LA run) but overall it just seemed DARK and not fun. Even 1975 with all of its pomp and grandeur seemed fun and like the guys were having a blast. 1977 felt like they all knew Jimmy looked and played like shit (most of the time), they were almost self-parodying, and the crowds were there more for the event than the show. Add in the heavies in the background beating people up and doing some scary shit (the Oakland incident is not the only thing I've read about from this tour) and it just seems very unfun. I think the spirit of Zeppelin, the humor that balanced the mystery, ended after 1975 and certainly their heart was ripped out after the tragedy of Plant's son's death. The fact they rather ruthlessly pressured him to continue with the band after 1977 adds to it...1979 was no fun and even 1980 doesn't seem genuine...you never REALLY feel Robert was 100% into it. Hard to believe a massive US tour was planned for 1980-81...
  15. I've always felt his voice in 1980 was stronger, in general, than it had been in 1977...huh...
  16. I love how you trash the tour and then ask what we're even talking about...
  17. Well I think Indy and Greensboro are two of the worst, but you're right, Tempe is awful. They were mailing it in at that point...the Oakland shows that followed were a little better, however...not a great way to end your concerts in the USA for all-time... Yeah the 1977 noise solo...when it was under 12 min, it could be cool, but some of them (last night in LA 1977) were 30 min!!!!!! BORING...and lame. As much as I love Led Zep, the self-indulgence of 1975 and 1977 were ridiculous...40 min of Dazed and Confused, 30 min of Moby Dick, and 20-30 min of Page's electronic wanking, all in a row...fucking excruciating for the crowd...no wonder they threw firecrackers!
  18. No Quarter from Salt Lake City '73 is stunning...
  19. Achilles was one of the first non-mainstream-played-on-the-radio Zeppelin songs I discovered as a child...I was like "WHOA" back then and still am now when I hear it!
  20. ^^I wasn't necessarily implying that Bonzo *played* like shite...he actually was really excellent. But he was going nuts with the booze and drugs as much as Jimmy...it just didn't affect his performances... Jimmy could alternate, as you said, between phenomenal and phenomenally awful...and that super-thin guitar tone he had on this tour...awful! He looked lousy, too...gaunt and frail...and Bonzo looked fat and bloated... Sad, really...
  21. I'm cranking this in the headphones at work right now...stunning show, regardless of Plant's voice (which is actually pretty good, raw and rough!)
  22. Greensboro '75, too...worst fucking Zeppelin gig EVER!
  23. I'm a huge fan of both The Who and Zeppelin! Glad to see others around here as well!!
  24. Well Achilles has long been one of my favorite Zeppelin songs...and I *did* discover it when I was 10 yrs old (that's almost 12! )
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