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  1. bluecongo

    Nitpicking Page 1980

    Not a fan of Cologne, just wayyyy too fast, coked out and mechanical.
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    Backstage arguments?

    “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 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/led-zeppelin/id635418041?mt=11 This material may be protected by copyright.
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    Page now fighting his other neighbour!

    Jimmy lived peacefully in that home for 40+ years, it was only when some classless tools moved in and started tearing up everything for “This Modern Life” did things become an issue. I’m Firm-ly in Jimmy’s camp on this.
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    Bron-Yr-Aur Live

    Certainly one of my faves !
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    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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    Did Presence have a bad mix?

    That is a HUGE leap in logic and projecting your own opinions on a situation. I honestly in 40 yrs of fandom haven’t heard this opinion expressed by anyone anywhere. Its a dark, depressing album without the usual big musical hooks Zep was known for. To blame the mix for poor sales, that’s just ludicrous
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    Did Presence have a bad mix?

    Your opinions sometimes baffle me, truly. There are Zero “Trainwreck” mixes on Presence. Really? Presence, although not their best album, is routinely held up as one of their best sounding albums with everything presented in stark clarity, as Jimmy, world class Producer, wanted it. Also, the Remaster series only worked with original 2 track mix down tapes. To date, no multitrack remixes have been done. So not sure what you mean by that last bit.
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    Clapton and Page

    Jimmy gets a lot of crap for what is essentially an 8 year period blip on a 40 year career of live performance from 77-83 im just glad he survived, many did not.
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    Houston 1977 - Remastered Soundboard

    Yep, WANT
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    Nitpicking Page 1980

    Cologne is just sooooo fast, guess they had good coke there
  11. Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers Charlotte NC
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    Outrider (1988)

    How were ticket sales for LA Forum show ? Was it a sellout ?
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    Backing Vocals on Thank You

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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Nice shoes Jimmy ! credit to Frodo at RO 😂
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    Does Jimmy Still Play ?

    Jimmy is worth 300 million or whatever, he just doesn’t need to perform. Its a tough business, I think Jimmy doesn’t wanna start from scratch at this stage in life. He made his musical statement.
  16. And Hiseman was no Bonham.
  17. I just disagree here. In his day, Bonzo was TERRIBLY impressive, jaw dropping and revolutionary. Yeah, drumming has evolved and his technique isn’t as high by today’s standards. Had he not died and sobered up, Bonzo would’ve continued to evolve. It’s a tragedy he didn’t get that chance. Ive been a musician for over 35 years, and a good one, I’ve played with many, many, many great drummers. Pros, real pros. Bonham is held in the absolute HIGHEST esteem.
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    Nitpicking Page 1979

    All I can say is please don’t even bother reviewing 8/11 which to me, is Jimmys all time worst show. it will cause you great pain Gibsonfan
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    Everybody is making music ...except Jimmy.

    Think of it metaphysically Jimmy was/is Zeppelin personified Zep no longer exists Jimmy is retired
  20. I find early Live Zep close to unlistenable Robert screeches and howls way too much, Bonzo doesn’t always keep solid time. They were much much better by 1970.
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    Top 10 bootlegs

    This list is a great jump off point for sure !
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    Page's Supro amp recreated

    So what’s happened to the Brown B Bender Tele ?
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    Page's Supro amp recreated

    Why is this sad? every other guitar player has signature guitars and amps, at least Jimmy has done something special and interesting. Hes 75, probably arthritic, and is curating his legacy.
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    Robert Plant's Range Rover 1973

    I never thought Tangents in a Framework was a hatchet job, it was one of a only a few books on Zep out there in early 80s it’s just an overview book on his career nothing salacious or anything. Why did it piss off the band ?
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    Types Of PA's Used On Early Tours

    WEM systems early on Once they picked up Showco in 1970 they left all sound to them.