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  1. 6-23-77 #1 it’s just the most cohesive sprawling version ever pure magic start to finish 

    TSRTS original LP version, I know it’s edited but I don’t give a F one of Jimmy’s all time best solos hands down

    7-24-79  excellent stripped down late era version with killer solos and fills by Bonzo A+

    5-18-75 weird expressive solo from Page excellent all around


  2. 34 minutes ago, hummingbird69 said:

    I never expect a singer to sound like the album but of all singers, I give plant a wide birth when it comes to his lack of vocal range. The man could have postponed a shitton of shows because he was sick in 73 and 75 but went on instead. Other singers would have canceled in a heartbeat. I appreciate that a lot.  When I hear the first verses of WTLB from Chicago I cringe because he sounds like his throat is killing him.

    No one that I have ever seen has asked Plant about this in any interviews.  I think, in hindsight, Grant really let Plant down in this regard, he chose profit over Plants long term vocal health.  

  3. Zep was spiraling down, and a huge part of it was the dysfunction of Peter Grant.  Grant was as much of an addict as anyone was, Swan Song et al was crumbling, clear heads were needed to right the ship, obviously.

    If Zep could’ve have gotten fresh management, sobered up, they very well could have continued, alas is wasn’t to be. 


  4. One of my fave Firm stories from Jimmys tech Tim Marten:

    Paul was bitching about them taking too much time between songs, and gained the nickname “Prickly”

    during the next show, as Marten approached Jimmy with his guitar between songs, he said Jimmy would hop backwards away from him yelling “ Quickly for Prickly !” 

    Haha that’s classic Jimmy !


  5. 13 hours ago, Christopher Lees said:

    If you don't run it through the PA as well, it's still plenty loud enough for a pub? I'm thinking of picking up a 50 watt head anyways and your comment is sort of validating this for me. I was wondering why you use the overdrive pedal when you could just turn up the gain on the head. Any insight you can share on that?

    The OD pedal just acts like a boost, sometimes you want that “extra push over the cliff” as it were 

  6. Hey ! 

    Im a working musician, and I of course play Zep tunes! And I have an outside the box suggestion.

    you don’t need a Marshall stack, at all.  Or any stack for that matter.  

    I use a little amp called a Quilter Aviator.  These Quilter amps are SICK.  They are small, lightweight, compact, but pack an absolute monstrous punch.  Check out their line of amps, you could score a sweet combo amp that I guarantee will kick their ass.  Here is little video of my band playing large outdoor amphitheater.  Youll hear Kashmir in there.  This is coming from an 8” speaker on a 20w amp, running a direct line into house PA. 




  7. I’ve always liked the Brussels show, esp the end of the concert the band seems to really come alive.  


    It sounds to me, that after Trampled Underfoot, Jimmy doesn’t disengage his wah wah pedal all the way.  Consequently, SIBLY & Achilles sounds super harsh and trebly.

     Do you hear that as well? Anyone else notice this ?



  8. As you have pointed out earlier SAJ, Domino is recycled Midnight Moonlight basically

    I’d love to hear the rest of those demos though!

    33 minutes ago, SteveAJones said:

    No sound for me either. They did record about ten instrumentals together while waiting for Robert to return to the fold (but he never did). It is thought that Domino, performed at Live Aid, is one of them.



  9. I was at Syracuse in 88 for Outrider Tour.  Jimmy was just totally on fire, by far his best playing that I’ve heard.  Lots of those Outrider shows are amazing, he really threw down that tour.  

    98 was second peak, Las Vegas, Cologne, Paris, New Orleans, he really played well just not QUITE as fluid and quick as 88.  Maybe better phrasing in 98 



  10. 6 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

    Yes. It was backstage at the Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, if I recall correctly.

    I was front row at this show, Jimmy was off, big time, and they had very little interaction during show.  I only learned of this backstage incident many years later, but it sure makes sense. 

    Page was WAY better in 98, but that 95 show was a letdown for me 

  11. “RICHARD COLE I'd flown over to Copenhagen for the Knebworth warm-ups. I had their money for drugs, because Jimmy and Bonzo and I needed the fucking gear. My dealer was in the next room in the hotel, and when I was pulled about it in this big meeting that Robert called, Jimmy said he knew nothing about it. Bonzo said, “Don't be so fucking stupid. If there's no gear, there's no show!”

    Excerpt From
    Led Zeppelin
    Barney Hoskyns
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  12. It’s really just a wonderful album, filled to the brim with Light and Shade, very eccentric and I for one am eternally glad Zep just went for it.   

    Show me the Deep Purple, Sabbath, et al album with this much depth.  Zep was light years beyond their contemporaries and imho still lapping the field in today’s corporate focus group bullshit music world.

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