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grandmeaulne

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  1. Well, for your question to be answered, we'd need to get a tour first. And that's a big IF! Most bands who offer pre-sale do it through their fan club. And a forum doesn't exactly qualify.
  2. I saw it. It took him 30 years to sell Rock and Roll to Cadillac, but just three months to sell Killing the Blues to JC Penny
  3. Paleontologist??? That explains his fascination with rock dinosaurs...Lol!
  4. I do. $60 CANADIAN dollars ;-)
  5. I used to work in a Montreal record store in the 1980s which sold bootlegs openly. Even record company reps came to us to buy some for their own collections. The store was finally busted a few years ago, but that's because the store started importing large quantities for re-distribution. Back then, I think the attitude of the RCMP had been: a) Should we put ressources on bootleg recordings when we have to chase terrorists and drug dealers. Are the victims being impacted in such a way that it demands immediate action. c) Piracy (cheap copies of existing official merch) costs the economy a lot more that bootlegs. d) What's a bootleg anyway. If the RCMP felt that way, it's safe to say the FBI, the Japanese police and many others feel the same way: it's a low priority issue.
  6. I had just turned 14. And for about a week I was stopping in front of my local ticket outlet on my way to school every morning, hoping the tickets would go on sale for their scheduled October 17 concert at the Montreal Forum. After I returned from school, I was doing my newspaper delivery route (back then, most dailies still published in the afternoon) I stopped at my friend's house, who was outside, and told me "hey some idiot at school said Bonham had died. What bullshit!" We were worried nonetheless, so we tuned-in CHOM-FM, and sure enough, they confirmed it. I don't remember ever being so bummed in my life. Even my mom, who was ready to help me get tickets, said she was sorry to hear this.
  7. This morning I listened to a bootleg of the 1995 Page-Plant show which I attended in Montreal, and it made me think of Ramble-On at the O2. In 1995, they did Immigrant intro into Wanton Song, straight into Bring-it-On Home, and Ramble-On, followed by Thank You. I felt it worked much better back then, because the beggining was so powerful that even that even Ramble-On's mild start didn't break the level of energy. I don't think Good-Times Bad-Times was a proper opener.
  8. I played both albums to death, and I still don,t get bored. Exile is my all-time favorite Stones album, with Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers close seconds. I love PG, lthough LZ 1 and 4 are my favorite Zep records. The Stones are more song-oriented, while Zeppelin is musicianship-driven. Buth both records have aged extremely well.
  9. I agree with you. I had to buy a code, and I had not, I would have missed the show. I don't think that doing what's "right", IE, accept that I wasn't picked in the lottery, would have compensated for missing the show. Especially if it meant letting a greedy non-fan attend the show instead of me.
  10. I felt most of the promotion/hype this fall was centered on the release of Mothership, rather than the re-release of TSRS. I remember in 2003 when the DVD came out, you had posters, displays, promotion all over while the TSRS sort of fell through the cracks, relatively speaking. It could explain why Mothership charted, and not the movie.
  11. Hmmm. I disagree. I did see it as a heavily discounted album in record stores around 78-79. Anyone has actual, verifiable sales figures for each album? I'm told LZ3 sold the least in their catalogue though.
  12. It's funny but I've heard the story of his collapse over and over again, and it's the first time someone actually "takes me there". Thanks for the additional info. Did you ask for your refund, or did you just keep your ticket stub?
  13. Wow, this sketch is priceless!!! Funny thing is, the add says there's a version by Dolly Parton....who ended-up covering it for real a few years ago.
  14. Neat story, thanks. I'm curious about one thing. When Jimmy fell ill, how did the crowd react when it was announced the show was cancelled? Were people refunded? Or did the promoter argue that since they played for an hour, their contractual obligation to perform was met?
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