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  1. I loved Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast," Judas Priest's "Screaming for Vengeance," and Def Leppard's "High and Dry." I thought those were high water marks before the genre entered the hair phase, which I completely ignored, until GnR broke with "Appetite." Then they too were sucked into the revolting glossiness of the hair band.
  2. IMHO, Keith Richards is the world's greatest rhythm guitarist, but terrible in a lead role (Sympathy for the Devil, for instance). Mick Taylor was tremendously better as lead. Ronnie Wood is somewhere in between. Duane Allman is THE MAN on slide guitar, well worthy of all accolades. Rossington is a nice pick, he and Collens could really get it together. I also respect the combo of Matthias Jabs and Rudolf Schenker from The Scorpions. "Blackout" is fantastic all the way through the album and they played off each other awesomely.
  3. #4 Les Paul. Yes, his innovations are well respected, but his playing should be recognized as well.
  4. "The Wall" had no laughs? That's either got to be him taking the piss, or he, well...he pretty much has to be taking the piss.
  5. A guy nobody had heard of, Tommy Tutone, played a show at lunch at my Jr. High School in San Jose, CA. Yes, a show at my Jr. High School lunch. This was about 2 weeks before "Jenny" broke.
  6. I was huge into Rush, just before developing the taste for Led Zeppelin. Like many, I love all their studio stuff up through "Moving Pictures" then lost interest as they headed into their synth era. I too really like "All the World's a Stage" but also definitely got into their second live album, "Exit...Stage Left" from the "Moving Pictures" tour. For me, those two capture Rush excellently.
  7. That guys has terrific stories...I met him at a recording academy event in Seattle and he told great ones about The Beatles, Stones, the KISS one featured here, plus Hendrix, etc. Just incredible.
  8. I still think they were going for that earthy-garage type sound. Glyn Johns took the same approach with "Layla" so either the myth of Johns is overrated or that's what they were shooting for. I know they had their choice of equipment, and had plenty of top end studio experience, so it seems like they wouldn't have had to work very hard to get a more polished sound if they wanted it. In fact, they had to change their previous approach to have it sound the way it did.
  9. so many great songs, so many mentioned here, were love at first listen for me. Yes, I've fallen in love a lot, but when it comes to LZ, I'm easy.
  10. while picking 10 is ultimately just as hard as picking 5, it will give you a better sample.
  11. The Stones' production has always been, for me, absolutely impeccable. So no doubt, "Exile" sounds exactly the way they wanted it to sound. So I would be against any reason to try to clean it up. I can't wait for the release of "Ladies and Gentlemen..." I think that The Stones have never reached the heights they got to with Mick Taylor.
  12. thanks for posting that...it was fun
  13. We saw this tour live at the Chateau St. Michelle winery in Washington state. Excellent, really bent version of the LZ songs, and supporting an excellent record. One of my top 10 all time concert experiences. This Soundstage episode is a great representation, but without the between songs history of the rock and roll experience that you get at the live shows. My favorite comment from Robert at this show: "Ah, Seattle...you certainly have a high opinion of your place in musical history for such a small town." He followed that by, "Here's one from your favorite son..." A huge pause
  14. There has to be an opportunity to hook up with the newer generation, a la JPJ in Them Crooked Vultures...
  15. 1) Bring It on Home 2) That's the Way 3) Ten Years Gone 4) Since I've Been Loving You 5) Going to California
  16. Put me in the line of folks that is dismayed by audio quality heading in a reverse direction. I think music should be listened to loud, on big speakers, with the highest fidelity possible. I have a Denon 3808 7.1 receiver with Infinity Beta 30's in the front, the Beta 360 in the center, and Infinity R5 full size surrounds. The receiver allows me to bi-amp the front channels for 5.1 set up, and it really makes a difference. I bought everything I like that is available on SACD or DVD-A and jam the shit out of it. 2nd choice are CD's, with the iPod for the family music that I don't so
  17. This is my feeling too. TSRTS's editing drives me crazy. "Immigrant Song '72" on the LZ DVD has the same problem...the music is from an entirely different performance than the footage. The rest of the DVD just seems more like the experience of actually being there and isn't so obvious where edited. And I love the age and set progressions, and the later songs, and the acoustic section from Earls Court, etc., etc., etc.
  18. What are your favorite albums all time? Off the top of my head, the list would go something like this: 1) Pink Floyd - The Wall 2) Led Zeppelin - II 3) Who's Next 4) Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy 5) Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed 6) Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland 7) Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet 8) Bob Marley - Uprising 9) ZZ Top - Deguello 10) Beatles - White Album
  19. Yes, it's overplayed, but that shouldn't take away from what it is. For me, The Wall is probably the greatest achievement of the rock era. The honesty and emotion of "Mother" and "Goodbye Blue Skies" along side the outright great rock tracks like "Young Lust," combined with the sheer size of "Hey You" and "Comfortably Numb," all with fantastic lyrics in each of the songs that, on top of all this, swirl so gracefully into a downward spiral, the listener compelled by the addictive guitar line. Just Gilmour's solo in "Mother" is worth the cost of the record. Like Zeppelin, the whole Pink F
  20. It's really too bad SACD/DVD-A never took off. I remember reading that Page was really excited by it, and the 5.1 surround possiblities that he worked with on "HTWWW." It would be a great treat to hear the studio albums re-worked for 5.1.
  21. What 'heavy metal' meant in 1968 is far different from what it means today.
  22. From what I've read, he just doesn't feel inclined to have to live up to the past. That's why the LZ music that he has recently been involved with (like Unledded and more recently with his band Strange Sensation) have been really bent versions. Let the man follow his muse...on "Mighty Rearranger" he explores this very topic in the song "Tin Pan Valley."
  23. Thanks, I have never heard this before. Does anyone know the background?
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