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jesusmurphy

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  1. I knew from the get-go that Freezer had sent the show to specific people with specific instructions NOT to share it upload it anywhere. And these people comply 'cos they're afraid that if they go against Freezer's wishes that he'll turn off the tap to them. His fucking hoarder mentality is contagious, you know. I blabbed 'cos I wanted to goad Freezer into admitting that those were his intentions (which he did). Hell, there was one guy here on this forum (in another thread) who couldn't resist blabbing that he'd been sent the Baton Rouge show...until I pointed out that he'd been taken for a ride and it wasn't Baton Rouge '77 he'd been sent but one of the early '75 shows. And I don't beleive this particular rube had been back since. Upset? Actually I was having a hell of a good time proving everything people said about Freezer and the RO con artists was true! 'Cos as soon as those Hotel bastards caught wind that BR'77 might make an appearance, they couldn't wait to tip off the bootleggers. Hell, I wouldn't have minded getting my hands on that show, but I also figured, what the hell- we've lived without it for thirty one years as it is. I wasn't thrown to the wolves. I prefer the term 'self sacrifice'...martyrdom. But this thread is about the bullshit Houston '77 video, right? I still maintain it doesn't exist, and was only another one of the Hotel's lies. And it's working, isn't it? People still join that group and kiss the moderators ass. "Where DO these NEW SOURCES of old Led Zeppelin RUMOURS come from, anyway????"
  2. ...and where do most of these rumours originate? Zeppelin site named after a famous Louisiana hotel, no? Where the pathologically lying con artist of a moderator intimates that he has this uncirculated source and that uncirculated source...bullshit that is guaranteed to keep all the Kool Aid drinking members of the site coming back for more? Difference between here and there, though is here you can actually discuss this kind of thing, whereas over there there is no speculation allowed! Why is that? Moderators' guilty conscience, perhaps??? Personally I don't believe there IS a Houston '77 video. If there was, it would probably have already appeared- footage like that is too much of a cash cow for the goddamn bootleggers to pass up.
  3. I mean, Zeppelin had their ups and downs in '77, but I defy all the bashers once and for all to pick up a goddamn instrument, start a band, write some songs and go out and be a better band and put on a better show than Led Zeppelin did, okay? What was that? You're not a musician (I know there are musicians on this site, but they probably keep their mouths shut)? Then with all due respect, shut the fuck up about something you really know nothing about. You think '77 sucked? Fine...don't listen to it, and keep your bloody opinions to yourselves! Remember what John Paul Jones said: "Even on our worst night, we were better than most bands on their best."
  4. Christ almighty...is it possible to start a thread on this site without it dissolving into a fucking flame war?!
  5. That's what I'm trying to find out, if the thing's actually a fraud or not (my apologies for sounding both biased and bitter, but the term 'Reliable sources' seems like a bit of a misnomer when it comes to Zeppelin boots...) If the show wasn't taped, where the shit did the NBFBM sample I heard come from? According to the "Led Zeppelin Sessions Database": "April Fools Day" Label: Unknown Venue: Memorial Center Date: 04/01/1977 Sound Rating: M/AD/4 Media Type/Number: CD 2 Artwork Available: Yes Recording Information: This is one of those sets that are for completests only. The sound is barely audible. There is also quite a bit of discussion on this set of it's actual origin. Track Listing: Disc One: 1. The Song Remains The Same 2. Sick Again 3. Nobody's Fault But Mine 4. In MY Time Of Dying 5. Since I've Been Loving You Disc Two: 1. No Quarter 2.Ten Years Gone 3.The Battle Of Evermore 4. Going To California Like I say, I can't place the sound from the sample as being from any other '77 show, although to give it a 4/10 rating on SQ would indeed be accurate...almost up there with Atlanta or -god help us- Tempe in the poor quality department. Bottom line: could it be genuine or yet another fraud perpetrated on Led Zeppelin collectors?
  6. jesusmurphy

    Zep in 77

    ...You mean the one you said had the killer version of "The Wanton Song" on it???? Somehow I get the feeling that Freezer -or whoever you got this show from- has taken you, and undoubtedly several others, for a ride. Am I surprised? Not in the least, and I doubt I'm the only one...
  7. ...some people say this show is not in circulation. Yet there are recordings/boots purported to be this show. The Sessions Database site has a decidedly fuzzy sample of "Nobody's Fault But Mine" from this date. Not really enough to determine if it is indeed the Dallas performance, but the sample didn't seem to match any of the available '77 recordings I've heard (all of 'em.) Does anyone know what the story is behind this "April Fools Day" boot? Is it genuine or a fraud? I'm curious, 'cos as a '77 completist, if Dallas is the real deal, I'd like to track it down somehow...
  8. "Paranoia" is as good a term as any. Either the damn tapers are more protective of their precious tapes than Mama Bear with her cubs or the bootleggers are fighting one another in order to have the most superior version of the show. Six of one, half a dozen of the other...again, most of the 'consumers', as it were, aren't so picky.
  9. ...at least this guy doesn't go around sending hitherto unreleased/uncirculated Zeppelin shows to people with specific instructions not to share them, like Freezer does...I knew the bastard had sent out the Baton Rouge '77 show to people; I just HAD to goad him into admitting his motives. when are tapers going to realize that, if they don't want their precious recordings to turn up in the hands of the bootleggers, to a) keep their fuckin' mouths shut about what they're hoarding or b- don't share at all- especially in this day and age...you put up a show, it shows up on a bit torrent site, give it a week and it'll be in the hands of a jap bootlegger. Okay? That's reality. Either share the goddamn tapes with the general public or keep them to yourselves; those are the options. There is no grey area on this matter. Some of these tapers are so self righteous it's not even funny. "That's MY tape"...blah blah blah...ever occurred to any of you waterhead tapers that most of the fans don't give a fuck who taped the show, as long as they can hear it?????
  10. It was the seventies, after all...I'd say rock stars who weren't "chemically enhanced" in those days are probably in the minority. The first time I heard the 23 June/77 show I could hear the cocaine in the performance...awesome show, but I almost got a buzz just listening to it; sort of like watching "The Last Waltz", Scorsese's film of The Band's final concert; everybody's coked right out! The thing is, it's like Steven Tyler saying he can't listen to any of the old Aerosmith albums anymore because all he hears is the drugs...boo hoo hoo. Nobody put a gun to their heads and made them do all those drugs... Compared to some bands from back then, Zeppelin wasn't that bad as far as chemical enhancement goes. Stoned or sober, though, some of those Plantations are pretty fuckin' funny!
  11. Listening to the "Bonzo's Birthday Party" boot as I write. Like many others, John Bonham's drumming -both the style and the sound- is what really got me into Led Zeppelin in the first place, and is certainly what inspired me to pick up the sticks myself (though I'm primarily a guitarist/bassist). I'll never forget, having been exposed to Zeppelin and the Stones, among others, all my life, but never really having sat down and listened to them- the drummer in my old junior high school garage band (I played bass) bringing his parents' old Houses Of The Holy LP over. He looked like someone had hit him over the head with the Hammer Of The Gods itself. Dropping the needle on "Dyer Maker", he goes, "Listen to the sound of these fuckin' drums!" That was the precise moment I became a Led Zeppelin fanatic, before Page and Jones even enter in the song. Sure, there may be drummers who are technically better than Bonzo. Neil Peart is constantly mentioned as the prime example, as is Keith Moon (the "Badgeholders" drum duel between Bonzo and Moonie is next on my playlist- think I'll put it on 'repeat'). But, to me, despite his arguably superior ability (not to mention bigger kit), what Neil Peart makes up for in precision he totally lakes in feeling or soul. He plays drums like a neurosurgeon, not a rock drummer. Keith Moon was great, but when did the man not overplay? Moonie had his moments of greatness, but most of the time I hear The Who and wish the man would have just layed back and played the beat. The exact opposite of a human metronome like Charlie Watts. John Bonham managed to combine -in a wholly original way- Keith Moon's ability to play crazy fills with Charlie's swing groove and transcended both. He was one of a kind, and the overindulgence in his vices which laid him low is without doubt one of the biggest tragedies in popular music history. Zeppelin's decision to pack it in following his death was a good one (The Who should have done the same thing IMO.) No Phil Collinses or Michael Lees can replace Bonzo. Only his son can come closest, and, it must be said, fits his old man's shoes admirably. I have no doubts John Henry Bonham is up there, still swinging, and probably jamming alongside the likes of Hendrix, Entwhistle and Lennon. I quit drinking a while back, but today is the day for me to raise a symbolic Heineken to the memory of the one and only John Henry Bonham. As should we all...
  12. The words "Madonna" and "Led Zeppelin" don't belong in the same fucking sentence, let alone anyplace else. The woman's not worthy of wiping the finger gunk off of Jimmy Page's guitar strings, okay! I cannot believe this woman is still famous and making music. It depresses me that I can remember when Madonna first made it big -I was just a kid- and she's still around while many artists who actually possessed varying degrees of talent are not. I'm sure she is a Zeppelin fan (sarcasm)...it must make her absolutely sick hearing a band that actually had songwriting talent but also had musical ability as a group unlike any other. Does Madonna write her own songs (as opposed to getting credit for them along with whoever she 'collaborates' with)? Play any instruments (assuming there are actual instruments on her records these days, or is it all pre-programmed/sampled crap)? Does she have Page's production abilities? Nope...she's a total fuckin' con, and probably the biggest example/representation of why popular music has declined so much in the last twenty five years or so. All style, no substance and particularly no talent or sincerity whatsoever. So she's still around...congratulations. The woman is fifty years old, for Christ sakes...the way she still dresses and carries on like some eighteen year old skank makes me sick. Madonna should start acting her age, 'cos pretty soon she's just going to look ridiculous the way she carries on. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when the hell is the last time the woman's music actually made headlines -if it ever did- and not her publicity seeking antics? Hats off to her PR people; they earn their pay and then some. Imagine the reactions of her kids ten or fifteen years from now if they're ever presented with that goddamn "Sex" book. Or exposed to any of her horrible films? I feel sorry for them, and can only imagine the therapy bills. Will they desire to change their names when they grow up, ala Bart and Lisa Simpson, to "Steve Bennett" and "Lois Sandborn"? I know...I probably sound pretty bitter, and should get of my soapbox, but there's a good reason why I don't listen to a hell of a lot of music that came out after about 1980 or so (bands of the classic rock era's latest albums aside): the majority of what's come along since then just ain't music. Madonna and Minogue and their ilk are an insult to so-called Popular Music. End of rant...
  13. I remember watching a Plant concert on PBS back in the "Fate Of Nations" era. At one point the band went off in a blues jam and -this was cool- Plant's guitarist took his guitar off, held it out, Plant put it on and just ripped into this killer solo, then gave the guitar back to his guitarist (Doug Boyle???). I was surprised; I was not aware Robert Plant even played guitar at that time. But what surprised me even more is that, obviously the man can play when he feels like it. I'd be willing to bet that Plant could probably handle all the guitar duties on a solo album if he felt like it. I mean, Mick Jagger has been playing guitar on Stones albums (and occasionally live) ever since "Sticky Fingers" -1971- but I don't think he ever played anything of any real significance until the slide guitar on "Back Of My Hand" off "A Bigger Bang". Hell, Sir Mick even plays bass on about half the album...point is, I'm sure he didn't just come across the ability to play lead all of a sudden in 2005 after strumming away for thirty odd years. Same with Robert Plant...by the way, isn't that Plant playing the acoustic on "Black Country Woman"?
  14. The idea of somebody other than Jimmy Page playing the "Stairway" solo is as ridiculous of an urban legend as the one about some session drummer -Bernard Purdie I believe is the name- being the real studio drummer in The Beatles, not Ringo. You can tell it's Ringo on the skins and you can tell it's Page playing the solo. What next? "Robert Plant lip-synched on stage!"..."They used pre recorded drum tracks live!!"...give me a break. Don't get me wrong...conspiracy theories are a hobby of mine, but THIS one is as outlandish as the "No planes hit the World Trade Center" bullshit regarding 9/11...
  15. I can think of a couple of similar incidents in my own life. My mum was the big Classic Rock fan (must be where I got it from); dad wasn't much of a music guy. Anyway, back when the 4 CD box set came out, they got it for me for Christmas. In our family, tradition dictated we opened one present on Christmas Eve whilst sitting around munching on cheese and crackers and veggies, etc, fireplace crackling away, and so on. Well, I opened the box set (I had all the LP's, of course- most of 'em from mum's old collection- Zeppelin III was scratched to shit; you could barely hear "That's The Way"...). My mother was like, "Oh, put it on!!!", so I did; they'd had a couple glasses of wine (I was fourteen and had one too; didn't like it at the time...). So the three of us sat there most of the evening listening to Zeppelin; I think it was around the time it got to "Kashmir" when my dad goes, "You know, these guys are pretty good. I'm surprised; it's not all bashing away or wimpy stuff." Mum and I started laughing, and were like, "Well, YEAH!". My dad asked, "How many guys were in the band?" I rattled off the names and instruments..."Four people?! That's one guitarist? That's incredible!" Dad goes. "Why aren't they together anymore?" Mum told him why. "Shit, that's too bad." I never would have figured my old man for being a Zeppelin convert... Fifteen years later, and my boss at work was moving on to greener pastures. She was a music lover, particularly the harder rocking bands (she liked Zeppelin but wasn't hardcore about them.) Well, my boss and co-workers were more than used to my blasting away Zeppelin boots, occassional air drumming, etc...so, as both a going away present and as a memento of our working together, I burned my boss a copy of the "Badgeholders" show and gave it to her. I didn't think she'd actually take the time to listen to it...but a couple of weeks later she phoned me; "I finally got around to listening to that Zeppelin concert you gave me...damn, that was cool! Those guys kicked ass live! No wonder you like 'em so much." She went on to describe how her four year old daughter was bopping around the living room listening to the show- and how her ten year old son wouldn't stop playing it since!!! "I think you better burn me a couple more- I'm already downloading the studio discography." I said I would (and did: Seattle '73 and BBC '71.) It was only after getting the Zeppelin talk out of the way that she went on to describe her new job...
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