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  1. 1. Physical Graffiti
    2. Houses of the Holy
    3. Led Zeppelin IV 
    4. Led Zeppelin II
    5. Led Zeppelin III
    6. Presence 
    7. Led Zeppelin 
    8. In Through the Out Door
    9. Coda 


    The toughest part of making this list was ordering numbers 4-7. I like all those albums a lot. Having the debut title be #7 looks odd, but it's a testament to just how much better they'd get, in my opinion. This is not an easy thing for me to do outside of #1....and possibly #2. After that, it was almost painful for me. LOL!

    It's also kind of cool and Interesting to see all the above posts that have PG as their favorite as well. 

  2. For me, its simple: Richards is an asshole. He's always been an asshole. He says stupid things about artists all the time. His comments on Zeppelin are no different. Me thinks some jealousy is at the core of it. Or maybe because he's....you know....an old, bitter, asshole. 

    But that's' just my take on it. 

  3. The bass drum on bathroom sound is so good, then jimmy takes it somewhere cool too

    I agree on "Bathroom Sound." It's a very cool sound without the vocals. I almost like it better as an instrumental. 

    I like "Out on the Tiles", but the music alone makes me like the track even better now. 

    And YES....Bonham's drumming on the track is so good. So fluid and powerful at the same time. 

  4. Hey man, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to annoy you. It was just my attempt at some lame humour! For what it's worth, the chipmunks get on my nerves too! I mean 'the music' (if you can call it that!) sounds worse than a cat, running its claws through a chalk board! :lol: 

    No worries. You didn't annoy me. I said that as a joke. I knew you were messing around. LOL!

  5. I'm not totally well-versed in what could be considered "Classical Music", but I have fallen in love with both of these songs, and both of the composers. Some really good stuff. And for both of these, they are one song plucked from an entire suite. They're both my personal favorite pieces from their respective suites. 


     Camille Saint-Saëns


     Gustav Holst

    This is an awesome live version. Better than most of the studio ones on YouTube. Mars!


  6. The ones I can think of right now:

    "Little Drummer Boy" used to bore me. Now, I actually find it annoying. 

    The "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" song.

    The stupid "chestnuts roasting on an open fire" song. 

    And ANYTHING performed by The F**KING Chipmunks! It's not cute, It's not funny. It sucks, and I want it to die. LOL!

  7. For a song that was pretty big for the band (US #20). .the band never played it in its entirety. .any reasons known out there??

    I think some of the band members didn't like it. 

    I'm fine with it never really being played. Not one of my favorites. 

  8. I'm going to be pretty honest and say that I used to find 'Whole Lotta Love' pretty annoying, when I first really started paying attention to the music of Led Zeppelin from the age 16 (I discovered Zep when I was 12 years old, all thanks to my dad, but I somehow, started paying attention to them only 4 years later :blink: ) , but as I grew older, this song became more and more appealing! B)

    Also, another song that took some time to grow on me, was 'Hats Off To (Roy) Harper'. I nearly jumped out of my skin (when I heard this song for the first time), when the first notes to this song just crept out of nowhere and pretty much, caught me unawares! :wacko: But now, having been introduced to the music of legendary slide guitar bluesmen such as 'Son House', 'Blind Willie Johnson' and Robert Johnson (to name a few!), 'Hats Off To (Roy) Harper', has become one of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs, of all time! :D 

    That's what makes Zeppelin such an amazing band. There's songs in their catalog for pretty much anyone, and even huge fans of the band can disagree on certain songs. It doesn't make anyone more or less of a fan. 

    Like me, personally....I think "Hats Off" is the worst song in their catalog. I have never liked it, and I probably never will. How that got onto Zep III instead of "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" still confuses me to this day, But, they must have know it would appeal to a certain audience because they put it on the record for a reason. 

    I also like that the song means something to you after discovering some classic slide and blues players. Cool story. 

  9. Led Zeppelin
    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
    How Many More Times

    Led Zeppelin II
    What Is and What Should Never Be

    Led Zeppelin III
    Since I've Been Loving You
    That's The Way

    Led Zeppelin IV
    The Battle of Evermore
    When the Levee Breaks

    Houses of the Holy
    The Rain Song
    No Quarter

    Physical Graffiti
    Ten Years Gone

    Achilles Last Stand
    Nobody's Fault but Mine

    In Through The Out Door
    In the Evening
    I'm Gonna Crawl

    We're Gonna Groove

  10. ^ Cheers, annie :) And yes, that theatre space is indeed beautiful. 

    If only that were true, BlackDog71, alas, it wasn't the case in venue, proximity, or equipment. I was at the Toronto show, and while my seat was right in the middle for a near perfect view (there's always a taller person in the row in front of you, just a balance of the universe thing), it was just behind the general standing section, and my 'equipment', as it were, was my cell phone. Here are some that were at least not that blurry:






    I was actually a bit closer than the second and bottom photos indicate...

    Speaking of the Toronto show, here it is in it's near entirety!:


    Some more from Capitol Theatre:

    photos by Greg Cristman

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    Following their appearances at Lockn FestRobert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters headed north for a few NYC-area shows, including Port Chester's The Capital Theatre on September 17 and Hammerstein Ballroom on September 18. Pictures from the Cap are in this post. Plant and the band, which includes a couple members who also play in Massive Attack, Portishead and BEAK>, offer up very modern updates of Zeppelin classics, old blues tunes and songs from their album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Can you play the hits and offer up something new and exciting, too? Robert Plant can.

    Sensational Space Shifters' tour wraps up this week with shows in Indianapolis on Tuesday (9/22) and Chicago on Wednesday (9/23). Setlist and more pics from the Cap (including a few of opener Sean Rowe), below...


    Sean Rowe

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters


    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters

    SETLIST: Robert Plant & Sensational Space Shifters @ The Capitol Theatre 9/17/2015
    Poor Howard
    Tin Pan Valley
    Trampled Under Foot (Led Zeppelin song)
    Turn It Up
    Black Dog (Led Zeppelin song)
    Let the Four Winds Blow
    The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin song)
    No Place to Go / Dazed and Confused
    Little Maggie ([traditional] cover)
    Crawling King Snake
    The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin song)
    I Just Want to Make Love to You / Whole Lotta Love / Mona / Whole Lotta Love - reprise

    Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down / In My Time of Dying
    Rock and Roll


    The set list here is slightly different: http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/robert-plant/2015/capitol-theatre-port-chester-ny-23f4944b.html


    Fantastic stuff! Thanks! 

    The Chicago show was fantastic!

  11. Go, man, go. I mean GO! Really...just GO GO GO! There should be no question, no doubt whatsoever about going. If it was the Band of Joy tour or even the Raising Sand tour, maybe I would say if you saw them once, you didn't need to see them again. But the Sensational Space Shifters are the best band Robert has played with apart from Led Zeppelin. It's a no-brainer...you should see Robert and the SSS as many times as you can.


    You make a great point. I saw them with Plant two years ago, and it was amazing! I think I'll be going now! 

  12. Robert and the guys have a show coming up in Chicago on the 23rd of this month. I want to go, but I am not sure If i should. I mean, it IS Robert Plant after all, so the allure will always be there.  

    I finally saw him for the first time ever in 2013, and it was awesome! 

    Should I go? I'm torn at the moment. 

    Has anyone seen him on his current tour this year? If so, how was it?

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