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  1. Right now in the middle of all the glory of 46 minutes of D&C...so fucking awesome... In his books Luis Rey has slagged these shows as being "sluggish" and Jimmy's playing as "clipped" and "choppy"... Dunno what he listened to...sounds fucking awesome to me!!!!!!
  2. ^I know just what you mean. I just finished the stunning NQ and TU from this show and am now on the longest ever D&C... The best D&C's are from 1971-73 but there is something about the absolutely gargantuan 1975 versions I just dig...
  3. Very cool man, happy birthday!
  4. The NQs and TUs from all of these shows are great. And I can't be alone as being a huge fan of the funky jams and grooves they got into on WLL on this tour? They should have kept that in 1977 instead of those 1-minute WLL teaser intros to Black Dog...
  5. And in honor, today I listen to the 3/27/75 show (34th anniversary today!). I didn't intend to do that this week when I randomly pulled out 3/24/75 to listen to on Tuesday but now it's become a week of digging these shows... Right now rockin' along to OTHAFA....so good!
  6. Yes the Deep Throat's are a big improvement...to my ears they are the best versions of these shows...
  7. Knebby, Neil is notorious as being intensely private (even from the beginning of Rush) and not really that into meeting fans. It's not that he doesn't like fans, but he's had some BAD experience with fans over the decades, most relating to the worship he gets from being one of the best drummers ever. It's creeped him out, and I don't blame him. He also has been through a LOT of shit in his life (his wife died of cancer and his daughter was killed by a drunk driver within the same year back in 1997 or so) so he's turned more inward, at least publicly. If you read his writings and see interv
  8. Yeah I'd heard every time he made a copy for someone he inserted flaws into it and then logged it into a notebook so when he re-received the shows in a trade he could trace them... Also supposedly he destroyed all of his Led Zeppelin masters before he killed himself, and his parents have left his room intact from the day he had died...
  9. And the Millard recordings are incredible... Did anyone here on this board ever meet/know Mike Millard? I'd be interested in learning more about him than the meager details one can find on the web...
  10. Yeah it was fucking hilarious...and who expected Neil to be the funniest of them all on that performance? Been a Rush fan for years (as long as I've been an LZ fan), seen them 3 times in concert...a great GREAT band...
  11. You were there? Fucking awesome! I am cranking D&C from 3/25 in my headphones right now...so good, and the sound is unreal.. I didn't even realize today was the 34th anniversary of this very show until a few minutes ago!!
  12. I've been listening to the 3 LA Forum shows from 1975 lately (3/24, 3/25, 3/27) on the excellent EV Deep Throat boots... I find these Millard tapes to be as good as the 1977 LA ones, especially the 3/25/75 show...fantastic sound. I also love the larger than life pomposity of the 1975 shows, especially the gargantuan D&C versions... Am I all alone in love for these LA shows? They always seem to be the "forgotten" ones (every raves, rightfully so, about the LA shows from every other year LZ played the Forum)...
  13. :blink: Dude, seriously? Think about what you just posted... Better than in their prime with Entwistle and Moon? :blink:
  14. Too bad The Who didn't break up when Moonie died...well, in my mind they did!
  15. The Who were just as heavy and brutal on stage, especially in the 1969-71 era (listen to Young Man Blues or Shakin' All Over from Live at Leeds)... Those two bands would have OWNED Woodstock together...
  16. In 1975, these tracks from PG were played: Sick Again Kashmir In My Time of Dying The Wanton Song Trampled Underfoot In 1977 they added: Ten Years Gone Black Country Woman The Rover (intro) So it cannot be said they didn't play much from PG in 1975!! Although they gave up on The Wanton Song too quickly...
  17. Zeppelin skipped MMH/SIBLY (thinking NQ would mellow the crowd) and played no encores as a way to punish the rowdy audience...a shame they never came back to Boston after '73...
  18. Ok fine, I'm wrong...1977-1980 Zep was the band at their absolute tip-top peak...my bad! As I said, I love EVERY era of Zeppelin's career, but there is no denying this was the weakest and worst (as far as internal dynamics go) portion of it!
  19. I agree with this, I've said it before, this tour just did not seem FUN. Even 1975 seemed fun...this one seemed so dark and serious and just HEAVY on the vibes-side...
  20. Oh I've just got that idea for the multitude of books, interviews, and magazines I've read over the years that have stated that after Karac died Robert, among other things: -was upset no one other than Bonzo and Cole were with him at Karac's funeral -they had to talk him into doing another album (ITTOD) -they had to talk him into doing shows again (Kneb and then the 1980 tour) -he refused to sing Stariway right up until they got onstage in 1979 and then wanted to do a reggae version of it because he was so fucking sick of singing it (and this is significant as this was their anthem)
  21. ^I agree that Karac's death was a brutal and awful blow that had absolutely nothing to do with the band, but I still see it as a super tragic and unnecessary end to a tour that was dark from the start. I wouldn't say they were "on fire" at Knebworth...the first show was damn good but the second was not so good...and Robert had ZERO interest in Zeppelin in 1979-80 so I don't know how you can say things were as healthy in the band as they'd been in a while...
  22. I still love Zep II but the songs from it I liked as a kid (Living Loving Maid, Thank You) are pretty crap. The other songs (except for Moby Dick, which is total shit) are great but I think the album suffers from being overplayed over the years...
  23. Hey, I personally really overall enjoy the 1977 tour...the setlist was awesome and the shows that *were* good were VERY good...but overall there's no denying it was the weakest tour from an overall musical/performance quality/vibe of the tour of Zeppelin's peak period.
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