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bluecongo

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  1. I think Jimmy was decent at Live Aid, much better than Atlantic he played way better
  2. I think, shockingly, you are too kind on this review. Diabolically bad.
  3. Well Peter Jackson’s new cut of Let it Be just got pushed back a whole year due to Covid19, we may be waiting a loooooong time
  4. Sadly I do not know of a place to download. sad story, my drive that contained files got corrupted and I lost my own Masters
  5. I’ve always thought Jimmy played decently, just hampered by terrible sound. Phil Collins was a joke, though. If Jimmy had played this well at Atlantic 40th, things could’ve been very different vis a vis Zeppelin reunions
  6. Telecasters are everywhere on every single Zep album, more than people realize. telecasters are super versatile, much more so than Les Pauls, especially for rhythm tracks. Jimmy will never clarify what’s what, but I think everyone would be surprised at the amount of Telecaster usage, even on Presence.
  7. No offense to Pseudonym but I thought that remaster made it sound artificial and squeezed too much the 23rd is a nice Aud recording for sure, but the 24th is SUCH a better show, and my dream is that a SB will surface some day
  8. Just imagine what Robert had to do to even be heard onstage, fighting Bonzo the loudest drummer of all time, Marshall stacks, all with basically non existent or primitive monitor systems. You can only scream so much before your vocal chords will throw in the towel. Roberts early Zep era performances are truly Super Human, there’s no way it could last. He left his voice on the stage for sure.
  9. In 73 Jimmy just used the natural drive of his Marshall Amps, no overdrive pedals or anything like that. His Echoplex also added a little drive.
  10. Robert once said “Jimmy & I decided for all of us to include acoustic set” in 1977 that might give some insight
  11. Mystery solved, now we know where Jimmys fedora came from 4/10/77 amazing pics
  12. Sick Again kicks butt and Zep usually nailed it. Its a great high energy number that also summed up life on the road for them. Perfect fit. Although its a great version, Sick Again at Knebworth seemed kinda shoehorned in the setlist. Seemed out of place where it was.
  13. Jimmy has for the last 20 years been all about Zeps legacy. I have to believe Jimmy would want Live Zep at their absolute peak as part of that legacy. I still am hopeful for Japan 71 set, his playing is simply stunning, the whole band was just on fire.
  14. I like Mr Jimmy Sakurai, he's very good. I just wish he was a bit more reckless with his playing, Jimmy ALWAYS played on the absolute edge of his ability, taking chances constantly.
  15. To a lesser extent, Jimmy employs this effect on "Wanna Make Love" from Outrider towards end of song. Jimmy screwed down the plate on his Strats so the whammy bar could only go down, which is unusual. Maybe this contributes to his achievement of this effect.
  16. I’d love to hear it, too. Im sure Jimmy has a recording of those rehearsals.
  17. The only song Zep ever used a click track on was Carouselambra
  18. I don’t understand how anyone could think Black Dog solo doesn’t fit or work. Its effing amazing and one of his best !! wtf
  19. Non essential coulda been any drummer, really. 🙄
  20. Not doubting anything OP stated about pic, but is it possible this is another date in New Orleans? They stayed there earlier in tour (May) right ?
  21. The 80 US Tour would’ve been a repeat of 77 A chunk of great shows in LA & NY mostly average shows in places like Dallas handful of clunkers in places like Detroit or Indianapolis can you imagine the HYSTERIA Zep would’ve encountered at the LA Forum in early 81 after a 4 year absence? The band would’ve risen to that occasion.
  22. I don’t personally buy the “ Plant phoning it in” story line. Listen to his efforts in Zurich, Frankfurt, his comments in Brussels, Munich, dude was having fun. Sometimes the audiences were difficult, or the venue lame, but on the balance Robert was engaged.
  23. Plant was employing what is known in the music world as a “Slap Back “ echo effect on his voice. this effect is used to create a more lively and “thicker” vocal sound.
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