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  1. It shouldn't surprise me that none of the Coverdale/Page live shows were listed, but Jimmy was on fire on those dates. Any of the seven shows and you will catch Jimmy totally on it!
  2. To each his own, I guess, but if you can't realize that David Coverdale has a great voice, then I don't know what's wrong with you. I think it sounds great and a lot of other people share my opinion.
  3. For those interested, here's Coverdale/Page live in Japan doing Kashmir. David really did a great job on all the Zeppelin covers, much better than Plant trying to sing Shake My Tree. I've heard countless versions of Plant trying to sing that, and he comes off as being totally unable to, maybe he didn't like singing a song co-written by David Coverdale, but this was also a Jimmy Page song and deserved much more respect than Plant gave it.
  4. You amaze me. Plant takes lyrics from a song that was never copyrighted and you see no problem in that. And please, go get your original LP's and check the songwriting credits, you'll see that When The Levee Breaks doesn't list anybody but the members of Zeppelin as having written it.
  5. So why don't you show me where I bashed Zeppelin... you can't because I didn't. I stated a fact that most people know already, and that is that Plant took lyrics from other songwriters and claimed to have written them himself. So you and the rest of the guardians here can chill the f*ck out, I never bashed Zeppelin. Jesus Christ...
  6. I hate to be the one to bring you into reality, but on the original Zeppelin albums the songs were credited to Page and Plant, or as In My Time Of Dying, it was credited to all four members. So how is that getting permission and not stealing? You might want to read up on it... and here you go: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_My_Time_of_Dying
  7. No, Plant wasn't given permission, because on the original albums those songs were credited to Plant as a songwriter and that's called stealing. Royalties may have been paid... years later... but Plant was definitely not given permission!
  8. Well, Coverdale's lyrics were good enough for Jimmy and he gets to the point in his songs. He doesn't sing so you can't understand what he's singing and he's got an extremely powerful voice, something Plant once had, but now Plant's band has to tune way down to accompany his vocal range. Robert probably wishes he had Coverdale's power.
  9. I am amazed at Zeppelin fans and their total disregard for this album. There have been a few in this thread who have complimented it, but too few and too far between. Why? I'll tell you why... because of Robert Plant and his comments in 1988. If Plant had come out and said he liked Whitesnake and was a friend of David, you would all love the album. But Plant, being co classless to say the things he did, really made it difficult for Coverdale/Page to get any appreciation with his continual attacks in 1993. A lot you say you don't like David's lyrics... okay, fine. David has always said he'
  10. I too have met Jimmy... 5 different times. The first is the most memorable as it happened on the Outrider tour, so security was nowhere around and he was sitting at the bar at his hotel having a beer. I approached him, wondering what would happen. I tapped him on his left shoulder, he turned and looked at me, and I was wearing a shirt of his that I bought at the show that night. He smiled. Then I asked if he would have some time to chat. He said... Absolutely! Then he got up and turned his chair around... the chairs had huge backs on them, and by turning it around it made it easier for us to h
  11. If you find the lyrics difficult to figure out, perhaps this will help... http://www.oldbuckeye.com/sotd/pdf/SongOfTheDayXCIII.pdf It is a deep song and, in my opinion, one of Robert's greatest ever for lyrics. It is just... epic!!!
  12. I absolutely agree that Blue Train is one of their best post Zeppelin songs. It's Robert singing about Karac and the emotional level with which he sings is unprecedented. To me, it's the standout track on Clarksdale!
  13. I wasn't "lecturing" you, I simply quoted your post because it was the last one and it was also short. Nowhere in my post did I mention you or "lecture" you.
  14. I have to agree with TheLastSpartan... those who don't get Rush have no idea what they're missing out on. In high school a friend tried desperately for 3 years to get me into Rush, but it just wasn't the right time, for whatever reason. About 10 years later, I was in the record store looking for something new. I came upon Rush and bought A Farewell To Kings. What a great decision that was. Fast forward to last summer and Rush was coming here and I called my friend who had tried so hard to get me into them and asked if he was going. He said he didn't have a ticket. So I bought two seats an
  15. For those that don't know the whole story, and based off what I've read, not many do, Coverdale was in debt to his record company. He owed them over $300,000 dollars and set out to make 1987 a huge success. He knew they had the songs, with much of the thanks being owed to John Sykes, who was a great guitarist and worked really well with David. But, after being sacked, when Adrian Vandenberg joined, the violin bow was all his idea. I have a Coverdale/Page interview on tape where David discusses this and Page, ever so cool, said it didn't upset him, it just made him laugh. David said... 'Wh
  16. Thanks for confirming what I knew. I haven't yet heard that Page interview.
  17. To me, this "new" version of Levee sounds like it was recorded before Bonham's drums were set up in the main entry way to Headley Grange. The drums on the original take sound so massive and I'm sure that changed everyone's perspective on how the song should be played and sung. While this "new" Levee is interesting, it has nothing on the original and that's all because of Bonzo's drums. Can't beat perfection!
  18. The fact that "Swan Song" was officially released as "Midnight Moonlight" with The Firm pretty much told me that it would not be released on any of the Zep companion discs. I get why many would want it, but it's been around now for close to 20 years and it's just a few minutes in length on each take... so not surprising to me at all that it was not released.
  19. They - Led Zeppelin - may not have played it live, but Jimmy Page did on his Outrider tour and his version - with Jason on drums - just smoked! Threw in a bit of Black Dog near the end and the crowd was blown away! Here's a clip from You Tube that has 3 songs, including Custard Pie, where you can hear how good it was on that 1988 tour! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1WDs3V_7DQ
  20. One song that I am shocked to not see on here is Blue Train. That song, too, is about Karac and combined with Jimmy's passionate and emotionally charged playing, puts this song at the top of this list for me. Don't get me wrong, all the songs mentioned prior are great and Robert sings them beautifully, but Blue Train is from another world. Just brilliant!
  21. Excellent post, Mr. White. It's plain and simple that some people get David and some don't. For those that don't, it's their loss, because the man has provided us with an amazing catalog of music over the years, from "Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City," which is a cover that David actually credited those who wrote it and didn't claim that he wrote it, like some people have been known to do. Other songs like "Time And Again," "Northwinds," "Blindman," "Time On My Side," "River Song," "Love Is Blind" as well as the songs he's most known for and the album with Jimmy, show that he brings an e
  22. Not true. Any song on iTunes that is over 10 minutes long becomes an Album Only purchase. For some reason that's just how iTunes does things.
  23. I agree with everyone saying how great Down By The Seaside is... always been one of my favorite songs. On my iTunes I have numerous Zeppelin play lists, including solo material from Jimmy and Robert as well as Page/Plant and Coverdale*Page. As Presence is my favorite album, I made a play list that I call Perfection. Now most of you won't like this, and that's fine, it's MY personal choice, but here's the play list in order of songs: Achilles Last Stand For Your Life In The Light Bron-Y-Aur Down By The Seaside Ten Years Gone Nobody's Fault But Mine Candy Store Rock Hots On For Nowhe
  24. Well, Jimmy did say in an interview that he discovered something from the Presence sessions. Can't recall if it's one or two tracks, but others here think that will end up on Coda. I FIRMly believe it will be on the Presence Companion disc.
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