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Everything posted by bluecongo

  1. 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
  2. Not a fan of Cologne, just wayyyy too fast, coked out and mechanical.
  3. “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.
  4. Certainly one of my faves !
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Cologne is just sooooo fast, guess they had good coke there
  10. How were ticket sales for LA Forum show ? Was it a sellout ?
  11. Nice shoes Jimmy ! credit to Frodo at RO 😂
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Think of it metaphysically Jimmy was/is Zeppelin personified Zep no longer exists Jimmy is retired
  16. 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.
  17. This list is a great jump off point for sure !
  18. So what’s happened to the Brown B Bender Tele ?
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ?
  21. WEM systems early on Once they picked up Showco in 1970 they left all sound to them.
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