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  1. Well I have several Floyd bootlegs actually, Electrophile, and I have to say they're even more boring than the studio versions. My favourite ones are from 1967. If you have c.250 boots, why none from 67? Don't you like the early stuff? I hope you're not one of those Syd Haters. He was on such an exponential writing-curve when he was ousted. Cut off in his prime. Apples and Oranges (that video of him refusing to mime - priceless!), Vegetable Man.....pure psychedelia. If only the others had given him a little more time and respect, they could have been such a great SONGS band in the late 60s, i
  2. I'd say so, yes, pretty much. I really pity the kids growing up these days. Sure, the legacy of the 60s - 80s is there for them to discover, but what's happening now, and what genuinely good, exciting and innovative bands can they go and see? Wolfmother are quite good, though.
  3. To kick things off, how about Pink Floyd? Zzzzzzzzzzz.......... After a dazzlingly unique debut, what do they do? Kick out the songwriter just because he takes too much acid and weirds-out for a few weeks, then spend the next 5 years and christ knows how many albums trying to figure out how to write a decent song. Their gigs are so tedious that they have to use blinding light shows and cruddy special effects to keep the crowd awake. They hit pay-dirt with Dark Side, an album with about three nice tunes, two guitar solos and a whole load of padding. Two good but bloated albums follow, and th
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    Thanks for the advice, Silvermedallist. But after this, the only oil I'll be going anywhere near for a long time is hash oil. A very large shipment seems to have just hit town. How thoroughly bizarre - I haven't seen that stuff in about 25 years. Messy, but good messy.
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    Whispering words of wisdom again there, Electro
  6. Fair comments there, Electrofile. I just hope Robert broke the news to Jimmy gently, and with a little more tact than he often displays in his interviews. Maybe he SANG the news to him?: "I don't know how I'm gonna tell you, I can't play with you no more....."
  7. It's not gonna happen, Silvermedallist, so I'd get over it if I were you. Robert's in his comfort zone now, and there's nothing Jimmy can do about it. I don't even think it would make any difference if he grew a beard, put on 150 pounds in weight, and offered to re-interpret all the songs for pedal steel guitar. This whole situation reminds me of Brian Wilson in his sand-box. The only difference being that Robert has chosen to fill his with hay.
  8. I saw some proofs on another site. One caption is 'Here I am at Boleskine, planting my begonias'. I kid you not.
  9. He probably sold it to Bonzo for $2000 after the show
  10. Being accentless in an otherwise heavily accented area is usually a reflection on the type of education and home influence people have had, WildFireWoman. I would guess that Robert might have gone to a private school, and maybe his parents weren't native Yam-Yams. I can attest to this principle. When we moved up here when my kids were babies, it did occur to me to worry that maybe when they got older and learned to speak, I might not be able ot understand a word they said. But we put them into private school, kept them away from the local Chavs, and bingo, 10 years later they sound just like g
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    I suppose some people do, Jahfin - the same way they enjoy sex, even if their partner's heart isn't in it
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    In the next issue of Mojo, there is quite a strongly worded response to the Robert Plant feature being discussed here: "What the hell is the matter with Robert Plant? He appears to shiver in awe and shock when contemplating his legacy in the best rock band ever. It's like Plant lives in fear that a hidden 'wound' from his Led Zeppelin days might rip and the scar will start bleeding again. I agree with Jimmy Page; Plant is the main obstacle to several more reunion concerts" (Michele Pouliart, Antwerp, Belgium). He's hit the nail on the head there, except maybe he should have said 'only'
  13. Starbreaker, there is something very, very special about The Priest. I was insanely into Unleashed when I saw them at the first ever Donington show in 1980. It was totally captivating, and in many ways I enjoyed it more than seeing Zep in 79 (blasphemy!). Then again on the Painkiller tour, and again in 2005.....they are a COLOSSAL live band, and if push came to shove I'd say Halford is the quintessential rock front-man, rivalled only by Diamond Dave.
  14. Saw them in 80 & 81 with Di'Anno, fantastic in those days, liked Beast & some bits off their next few albums but really lost interest after 7th Son. But I saw them at Donington in 88, and went right down the front in the mud (where those 2 kids had died earlier on during Guns' set). I was sceptical at first, but the power they generated was AWESOME close-up. Quite possibly the loudest thing I''ve ever heard in my life. Never seen them again.
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