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  1. "What's that man movin' cross the stage? It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page... You've got rock and roll at the Hollywood Bowl" Will Jimmy Page jam with Jeff Beck tonight?
  2. I bought the 4-record set of the April 28th show for $ 40 all the way back in April of 1978. Purchased it at Rolling Stone records on Washington St. In Chicago. I've played that awesome show so many times there are no grooves left . Happily threadbare!
  3. Some of my older musician friends were at these early Kinetic Playground shows. I asked one what he remembered about the gig and he responded - "Hair! All I saw was hair flying around with no faces!"
  4. The worst concert I ever saw in my life was Keith Richards and The New Barbarians in the spring of 1979. Utter filth. They were over an hour late, fucked up beyond belief and could barely play.
  5. Common procedure if you don't want to be sued for slander. Page is no different than other personalities in that regard. There's nothing in it for Jimmy to write an autobiography, or maybe he can write one in the Keith Richards style and discuss the size of his lead singer's cock.
  6. I always thought the guy in the photo was Michael Monarch from the band Detective.
  7. Hi Deborah J. Hope you have an enjoyable Holiday season!
  8. Notice Plant's use of the term "subtle blend" at 15:40 characterizing Jimmy Page. That phrase is attributed to Benji Lefevre in reference to Page's mixing of coke and heroin. Robert must have thought no one would get what that meant.
  9. Robbie Blunt didn't make those comments about Page's playing. It was Frances Dunnery who played with Robert during the Fate Of Nations era.
  10. Washed Up, Hung Up or Batter Up. Let's see what Page is promoting a year from now. By not being a road dog, the most interest is in seeing Jimmy Page play live again. If he's inspired he's going to do it.
  11. So what. Solo albums or group albums. Only time will tell. I'd rather encourage the guy to play again that fold my arms and say he's washed up. That's lazy and negative.
  12. 5 hours of practice / 6 days a week for 6 weeks and you will tear heads off. That's prior to rehearsing with fellow musicians. No one can say for sure Page hasn't been playing his guitar. I think he enjoys massaging the truth.
  13. Q: When you came out of retirement, was it difficult for you to get your chops back? Les Paul: I was desperate, but I still didn't scramble. I guess I just leaned more on what was in my mind than what was in my chops. I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right one, and it will probably whip the guy with 20 notes. With 20 notes he's got a lot of problems. My chops were not as fast as when I was a kid; things that were done a certain way before were harder to do when I came out of retirement. But then the speed came back. Chops come back, and you don't worry about them. I think the most important thing about playing is to walk out with confidence and look the people in the eye and say, "Here I am," and go and do your thing. I'm in alignment with Les Paul's actual experience of getting back to playing live gigs. Do you really think Jimmy Page doesn't know how to prepare for live gigs?
  14. Strider, Trampled Under Foot was played after Black Country Woman/ Bron-Yr-Stomp. That did surprise me as Trampled had been the opening night's 2nd encore. Both versions were crazy good and the loudest song they played. It felt like they doubled the volume! As for Kashmir, I had seen the 3 previous concerts and we knew exactly when Kashmir kicked off. We would have loved to have filmed more but it was clumsy enough with the gear and trying not to be noticed. We knew about Peter Grant! We saw him standing by Page's side fills. It would have been useless to clobber my brother. He had some "issues" at the time and beating his ass would've been redundant.
  15. The footage we shot was silent Nutrocker. Someone else applied the audio to the film. We never got any money or credit for the film because my supposed friend and the bootlegger colluded with each other to convert the film and lie that it couldn't be done. Imagine how we felt when we saw the exact same footage in later days. Well the betrayer died of a drug overdose. It all evens out. I did have my own audio recordings of both Saturday and Sunday night shows. I was actually caught by security with the recorder strapped to my back. I think wearing a parka in 70 degree heat was a dead giveaway! They let me in with the cassette recorder and I have to say the sound was better than any of the other recordings I've heard of the Chicago shows. When I relocated to Florida in 1994 I stored my Zeppelin materials at my parent's home. When I moved back in 1997 I went to retrieve my memorabilia and it was all gone. My younger brother had sold it off without my permission. Everything was missing. Including the tapes I had recorded.
  16. Cool Strider. It really was the penultimate show !
  17. The sequence of events was that I secured the tickets for the Sunday show. My friend and I had raised box seats equivalent to the 18th row main floor. A perfect angle, sonically and visually. Another friend offered up a 8mm film camera to shoot what we could. It was his film and camera and we snuck it in. Strider is correct in that you could only film with short bursts.There was only one short reel as you couldn't fumble about. In the late 80's a fellow Zeppelin fan and friend urged me to find the film again insisting it could be converted into something tangible and profitable. I made that happen on my end .
  18. I already shared the film I took of that night in Chicago. That footage of that show was filmed by a friend and I .Your character perception is flat wrong.
  19. Right time and context. Maybe a Dave Lewis book.
  20. Listening to the April 10, 1977 version of No Quarter in Chicago. I was at this show and Page was in full showman mode. He was ripping it up in his white fedora hat. I still have an unseen photo of him during this solo wearing that hat.
  21. This footage was filmed by me and my friend Steve Krause. It's unreal to think that one day it would end up on You Tube!
  22. http://moviemezzanine.com/wp-content/uploads/blog-The-Night-Porter-Charlotte-Rampling.jpeg
  23. Jimmy Page was actually emulating Charlotte Rampling in The Night Porter with his choice of outfit that night. Apparently Page was obsessed with her and the movie. Contrast the photos and suss it out.
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