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  1. Does anyone find that Page's tone on this tour has similarities to that of Syd Barrett? I really like it, it's a feature. It's thin in a good way, and sounds like buzzing insects.
  2. Does anyone know where this pic is fromband when? JPJ playing a Les Paul...
  3. here is the video to go with what I posted directly above
  4. This definitely falls under "related". I read that Page had looked into Syd Barrett in the 1970s. I find most of Page's musical likes quite interesting. They both had similar guitars with the same reflective discs in the 60s, and both looked very cool and Carnaby. I really like Syd Barrett, the music is so penetrating, you almost have to be careful around it. My dislike of Pink Floyd (what they're mostly know for, ie. without Syd) kept me from looking in to Barrett. I am putting a link to a vid for Jugband Blues. This song is crushing, devastating.
  5. Babysquid! You NAILED it for me, like Dark Lord did in the ITTOD thread. The CD starts with that deadly acoustic tone, so vile. No atmosphere. I hate Ovations, they sound like tinny banjos. Page has never looked as bad in terms of what was happening in music at the time. It was crazy how good the music was in 1993, and then the C/P CD came out to make the other music look even better. I still don't get it. Those drums....every hit sounds like a super cannon going off. Easy Does It is a great track until the drumming comes in. Its so grating, its mars the listening experience.
  6. Forgot to comment. The above picture, from this site, is to me, the best thing Page ever wore onstage, seriously. The pants are other wordly cool, and the necklace/pendant seals it.
  7. Looking at their reunions (I count 3, Live Aid, Atlantic, and the 95 thing with Neil Young, Aerosmith), I conclude that Live Aid was the star, reasons mentioned above. I would like to hear Atlantic with keyboards mind you. I will say this about Atlantic (I have to look at the minutiae to find compliments for that one). At the end of the Heartbreaker solo, correctly regarded as not that good, Page does a little 3 second ditty right before that gritty sounding pick slide. That ditty was really cool. The '95 reunion seemed to take care of the problem of Atlantic, as Page was technically fine. Bu
  8. You know Dark Lord, just when I'm feeling all correct and solid on my post, I read this from you. While I'm obviously not a fan of the project, I also got no impression from Kashmir for about 15 years after 1st hearing it. Same with the studio version of Rock and Roll, still no real impression there, seems flat and non-engaging. Years later though, Kashmir finally jumped out at me. Who knows, I could one day have some appreciation for this CD. I'm curious, what is your favourite moment on this CD? Least favourite? For me, favourite is in Don't Leave Me This Way, when Page comes in with hard fu
  9. Yes! I typically don't like Page's live WLL solos. This one, its good. Thanks for pointing out the fast improv at the end. Page introducing the cool, then stepping back like a pro. The more I've looked at this, the more I think we've been fed a narrative on this show. I don't follow it. I actually quite like it, and not just to be contrary. - Thanks Walter for putting it up for reference. I will step away from the above quote on only one point, the O2 show. I much prefer Plant's voice in Live Aid. Page is looser in Live Aid, and seems to be in legacy protection mode in the O2 show.
  10. The solo in Stairway, Page nailed it. Tone, note choice. He told a real story there.
  11. This cd, so over-produced to me. 72 tracks for a song like Feeling Hot? How could Page have written that? It boggles the mind. I do think there are good parts here and there in the songs, like in Absolution Blues. But first there's that inane intro, and the cheesy Aerosmith-like guitar riff right after it, its too hard to sit through. And that drum sound, it arches over the whole album, way too brash and splashly, like an annoyance making it difficult to appreciate the occasional good musical moment. Take easy Does It. Thats a good song, atmospheric, vibey, Coverdale even sounds good on it. Th
  12. I think Live Aid has an innaccurate reputation. Plant may struggle at times, but he has his great voice he had from ITTOD to the mid 80s there. Page is visually great, loose and punkish in his movements. He has great guitar tone, as he did in the 80s until Outrider came along with its calcified sound. I think his playing is colourful enough to be engaging here. They came on and gave a crazy, gut level performance, as opposed to a careful, self important, legacy-oriented performance.
  13. Agreed Dark Lord, the mystery of trying to decipher what Plant says on Carouselambra really adds to it. Also, I love his newly emerged voice on this album, totally re-created what from what it was. Again, what a track. My favourite of all their songs. Even the dated sounding synth intro. is perfect, it sounds like something from that old Logan's Run movie!
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