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Everything posted by ringoffire

  1. Very cool indeed. Really an awesome moment in time, with the conquering of the whole world behind them and yet still the attitude of so much in front of them as well.
  2. I'm glad I finally listened to the Annie Briggs number...except for the slide into the first chord, I hear very little resemblance.
  3. Here's the original Rolling Stone review: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/led-zeppelin-iv-19711223
  4. Yer Blues was incredible...I just can't take Yoko's number, even with the violin trying to keep her somewhere around the key.
  5. The Yoko parts are truly un-listenable and an overwhelming tribute to the power of love to get the better of a man's sensibilities. There is really no other explanation for John Lennon agreeing to let her go on.
  6. with Thank You on III, it would have freed space for "Hey Hey What Can I Do" to be on II
  7. Same goes for the Stones. I saw a Mick Jagger interview for the "Some Girls" concert DVD and he addresses "Miss You" in particular, "the only thing the song has in common with disco is the 4/4 time." Not sure I buy that completely, they couldn't (Mick especially) have avoided the disco influence.
  8. Sunday morning when we go down to church See the men folk standing in line Say they come to pray to the lord But my little girl looks so fine
  9. Could be in continuing to honor his old buddy, Bonzo's memory.
  10. How Many More Times (just get entranced by the fact that Bonham never repeats a drum fill) Kashmir In the Light Achilles Last Stand Tea for One Carouselambra In My Time of Dying
  11. That's exactly my point...that it is on the album because the band wanted it there. I used it as an example of something the suits at the record company might push back on, to illustrate the authority over the music that the band must have enjoyed by that time.
  12. With as much material as they had at this time, if any of the band members actively "hated" it then would it have made the cut on the album? I know Atlantic would have wanted some influence, but by the time of HOTH wouldn't the band have achieved the creative control to not put out something they hated? For god's sake, they got The Crunge on that album.
  13. I doubt seriously that Page took this guy in for a jam, at the office, or any place else. Page brought 20 guitars with him to a business meeting?
  14. Rainbow was my first concert, as a 10th grader in 1983. Blackmore was amazing. I remember "Jealous Lover" lasting like 20 minutes, his fingers blazing the whole song. I first got into Deep Purple about the same time, with "Deepest Purple." I went straight from there into the albums, with "Machine Head" being my favorite. I have the original quadraphonic mix on SACD...the mix is great, the sound quality so-so.
  15. While I appreciate the tightness of it, "The Crunge" is one that just never hit me like the rest.
  16. Randy Rhodes should be ranked higher than Jake E Lee in my opinion.
  17. Anybody who doesn't think David Gilmour is a great guitarist has no idea what it takes to make his guitar sound like it does, how difficult it is connect your playing with that many songs and communicate emotion within that framework, how tough it is to be original, how tough it is to play in front of thousands, or how difficult it is to stay relevant across decades. Of the millions of people who have attempted to learn the guitar, he is in the conversation of the top 5, 10, even if it's the top 100 ever...that's greatness by any definition.
  18. I agree that it was little more than a Doors picture show...it's pretty cool that "Light My Fire" was the first song RK ever wrote, going to #1. Not sure anyone else can make that claim.
  19. For me, "Let It Bleed" is easier to take, and I think that's my point. This thing is raunchy, from beginning to end, from inside to outside...purely a product of that time and place and all the attitude, frustration, pressure, dust, etc. If they could have gotten a better sound in a more stable environment, my point is that the whole thing would have been significantly different and not just the polish of the finished product. That's why this remaster project is a tragedy. LEAVE IT THE WAY IT WAS. Of course Mick sounds different now, whoever thought this was a good idea is only in it to
  20. I say organic to mean that the sound they were getting and the development of the songs were not mutually exclusive. These songs developed over days and weeks and there is no way that the record would have wound up as the finished product it was had it not been developed in the environment it was recorded in. There is just no way to separate the two. The grit in the songs is in some measure a result of the grit in the recording process and environment.
  21. I don't think it's that easy...it's not like they had all the songs ready and were looking for a studio and were stuck with the sound. It all happened organically, they wrote and developed the songs as they were recording them in Keith's basement in France. It's too intertwined, the sound affected the development of the songs. The atomsphere of the album is the sum total of all.
  22. Granted, Keith Richards is a great songwriter. Now, we have to put Lennon in there too.
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