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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. But, I found that show really boring, meh songs,and Aerosmith just annoys me, so that was a barrier. Of course the O2, but I can't watch it for long as the camera cuts away every 2 seconds and it makes me feel like I'm crazy.
  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 funk (under Coverdale "But you keep on giving love"), least favourite is the guitar sound and riff on the beginning of Shake My Tree.
  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. Then the super cannon drums kick in, immediate downgrade. Now, if they had done that album with Butch Vig, those songs would have been a lot better. Like Dark Lord says, Over Now is grunge. Vig would have made that killer.
  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!
  14. Agreed, Blue Train has a solo by Page that is unlike anything he has done, I love it, and it is one of the evocative soundscapes you mention. Albini does a great job on it, not all the sounds are overly obvious, clear and up front, and it is better for it, it makes it rustic and bare sounding.
  15. This is many shades of awesome! Where this takes me, is that if Page does another solo album, he should have the cover be one of his own works of art. Do the illustration himself, weird lettering, all of it. I would really like to see some of his art work/painting. I wonder if the coloured clouds on the cover of the 2nd Zeppelin album were his work. Its my favourite of all their album artwork, its like how a kid sees things, those clouds.
  16. One of my faves from this CD is South Bound Saurez. It retains that dry funk that was all over presence. Its so tight, Jimmy squeezes his guitar tone until its practically black and white! No frills or colour on it, just the funk. His soloing on this sounds like the buzzing of an insect. Love Page on this, skeletal, dry, straight to the point, absolutely nothing else.
  17. I think this album was the most radical change they hade made. With that in mind, I think touring this album would have been the right time for a big change in appeaance. They could have gone with short hair and sharp clothes. Page covered the clothing angle at Knebworth and the 1980 tour.
  18. I quote your whole statement, as it is all essential to read. The guitar on In The Evening, its one of my favourite of his sounds. Its almost like its in black and white (if a tone can be so), its like the shadow of a sound. Amazing that a renowned guitar hero like Page would play like this here. I'm knocked out that a band with 7 albums of intense, invloved music behind them, would re-define themselves so entirely here. Its almost like they ignore what came before it, in order to make this one. Your assessment of Page taming his contribution and sharing the floor, is just so on it. I think that is what many have been trying to say in threads that discuss this album.
  19. I don't get the negative assessment. This is a great example of the "ever onward" mentality they had. I don't think they wanted to become just a dirty toned-blues rock band, a lot of which was the previous 2 albums. I LOVE that Page hung out at Abba shows (great band), and liked their sound, hence the use of their studio. That just steps away entirely from most of what they had done sound-wise. Entirely out of the comfort zone. I understand Plant being too far down in the mix on Caroulesambra for some tastes, but I think its just right, it sounds ominous in a good way. That song....my favourite of all their output. It occupies its own place entirely. As for Plant, it was like the band a new singer for that album. Talk about ever onward, he sounded entirely different, so shiny, love love love it. Page was so ethereal in parts of this album, his playing was so atmospheric throughout, glistening and shimmering in Carouselambra, in the Evening. I wish Jones would come out with synth heavy music like he did here, actually almost makes you forget the bass! (which is really, really good, no surprise). The synth here just fills the room with wonderful atmosphere. As for Bonham, he is basically perfect here, with really sharp snap to his playing, what he does is fun to listen to (eg. the end of Carouselambra).
  20. BMV

    Tempe '77

    I so agree with this! That intro is pure spooky atmosphere, fantastic, LOVE IT! I also really enjoy that Page solo intro to Kashmir, that is an example of how they supposedly switched arrangements in concert so much (I find this didn't measure up in later tours, it became somewhat formatted). Accidental, but great to hear, loose and cool. As an aside, Jimmy in the t-shirt with fromal vest was nice looking.
  21. Plant seems to have indicated that he has more thought to getting together with the other 2 if they want to make something new. Love that. Me, no desire to see them do Ramble On, HMMT or Whole Lotta Love. Those songs are so far out of context, it leaves no impression performed now, empty. The Clarksdale songs are what made the last venture they had worth seeing live, at least what I saw from video (not the same I know). As for the Zeppelin songs Plant performs lately, I think that's probably being respectful to the fans who pay for the show, and want to hear that.
  22. Boston Tea party early 69. That is next level. Its utterly savage, they're animals in that show. Its like you can hear the dirt in their playing and singing.
  23. I can see that, yes. That would be cool, and would push them.
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