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  1. morningson

    New Peter Grant Book

    Got it for Xmas and finished it yesterday. I thought it was very good and provided me with quite a few bits of information I didn't know. Definitely worth a read.
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    The one song I keep coming back to from the 02 is For Your Life. I thought that was absolutely brilliant. Page was excellent, Plant loved it and they all had a ball.
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    Bit harsh on Michael Lee. He wasn't Bonham, but who is? But he was a very, very good drummer. As for Charlie Jones..........................
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    I personally think Jimmy Page should sue the hundreds of band that have ripped off his riffs. What goes around, comes around. This lawsuit is bullshit. I could name (at the very least) two hundred songs off the top of my head that have been nicked by various groups over the last 40 years, and if you ask me to, I will.
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    The O2 In Retrospect...

    I, for one, am grateful to Robert Plant for not agreeing to any more shows. Would anyone in their right mind want Zep to end up like The Stones or The Who? Very old men trading on past glories? The 02 was much needed to cement the legacy of Zeppelin in history after the horror of Live Aid and other subsequent reunions. Plant gets a lot of stick about not wanting to reform the group when it would have been so easy for him to say yes from a purely financial point of view because a Zep tour would have raked in hundreds of millions. And, in any case, Plant's last four years with Led Zeppelin were unbelievably traumatic and tragic. Would you want to revisit that, if that were you? It's time to give Percy a break. The man broke his voice singing for the best band that ever lived and lost even more on a personal level. I think he is the greatest vocalist and front man of any group that has ever existed. And he was Bonzo's best mate.
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    Lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven

    America loves a lawsuit. And then another. And another. One question though: Stairway was released in 1971. Why did it take them the best part of 40 years to bring it to court? And I'm not being facetious, I'd genuinely like to know.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    Michael Lee's death was so sad. He was a tremendous drummer. He wasn't Bonham, but who is? I loved how he played and he always looked like he was having a ball.
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    The Trouble with Bonham. 1978-80

    All of these are fair points and very true but the entire music industry in the mid 70s was out of control. The amount of drugs and money that was around was insane and the combination of mounds of cocaine and being super rich is deadly. In Grant's defence, this was the new normal. There were no previous eras to look back on and learn from. Everything was big. Record sales, concert attendances, egos, hair, clothes. It was a crazy, crazy time but if I'm honest, it must have been a fabulous time to live through and I'm not sure any decade has been so productive artistically as the 1970s, whether that is musically or film. There was such freedom of expression compared to the very sterile now. With regards to Bindon, it is pretty indefensible to argue against his hiring by Grant, but in Grant's defence by 1977 the number of death threats and sheer amount of people wanting to get near Zeppelin was vast, as was Grant's paranoia. I remember reading (but I'm not too sure where) that Bindon amongst others was taken on the US tour because he literally would have taken a bullet to protect Robert and Jimmy.
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    Jimmy with the Rolling Stones

    It's a fine book, Keith leaves very little out and says it like it was. I do wonder, however, whether Jimmy asked Keith not to mention him in the book when it came to drug use and Keith acquiesced due to their undoubted close friendship. It's no secret that Keith didn't care much for Zeppelin's music, but he did and does care for Jimmy very much, that is unquestionable. Mick Jagger, I'm not so sure about. He and Jimmy seems to have had a bit of a rivalry when it came to the fairer sex. Haha!
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    Does 'Coda' Count?

    I honestly don't consider it an album, but I still like it. Poor Tom and Darlene are fucking great.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    Yes, it does reveal that but there is more on Jimmy's early life too, including his session days era that I didn't know. Another point I omitted from my earlier post was Simon Napier-Bell's input. As well as the aforementioned posts above about Page being "partially gay", he refers to Jimmy as "sneering" on no less than five occasions. Although, in fairness, he does praise him in other parts. I really did quite enjoy the first half of the book to be honest. It was interesting and in some chapters revelatory. With regard to the second half, however, on the whole the song remained the same as many other biographies about the band.
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    New Jimmy Page Biography Released

    I got the book on Friday and finished it today and it's ok. The first third of it is quite decent and is relatively illuminating on Jimmy's early years and contains some new information that I hadn't come across before. It then lags and aside from a few snippets here and there descends into the same territory that all Zeppelin biographies do. Some assertions in it are just laughable at times. Eg, Robert Plant's nickname 'Percy' is because he is tight. Purse-y. Percy. Plant's 'Percy' nickname was coined because on British TV in the 1970s there was a gardener called Percy Thrower. Gardeners handle flowers and PLANTS. Hence, Percy Plant. Admittedly it's not a great nickname but the most basic of research will tell even the laziest journalist the facts. There are a few more clangers like that. Interestingly, the author also reveals that Page's long awaited second solo album was going to include vocals from Chris Cornell but that was shelved when Chris Cornell very sadly passed away. There was undoubtedly a very warm friendship between Page and Cornell, but I hadn't heard this before and I wonder if anyone else has. Cornell was talented as a songwriter himself so that potential partnership could have been promising. All in all, a rather lacklustre effort. 5/10. The Barney Hoskyns book is a far better read and much more comprehensive in my opinion. I know others say the Mick Wall book but although that is decent, the laughable re-imagining of each members internal thoughts at the beginning or end of some of the chapters is so embarrassing I gave up reading those sections.
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    Led Zeppelin or Related on YouTube

    Been getting into the Walking Into Clarksdale record a lot lately. There are some really good songs on there, this included. Blue Train is beautiful.
  14. Ten Years Gone for me. A truly beautiful song, a guitar orchestra by Page and my favourite Zeppelin song of all time. (2nd is When The Levee Breaks because Bonham and 3rd is IMTOD)
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    "Don't tell Mama." WOW. Interesting to read that the show was only granted permission to use the songs after they revealed how the songs were going to be used in the story. So I can only assume Jimmy, Jonesy, Percy and the Bonham estate knew who the killer was long before we did!