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  1. Noel says a lot of things with tongue firmly in cheek. In this recent interview (from 7:05) he speaks positively in regard to Jimmy, stating that Whole Lotta Love is the "best riff of all time"
  2. ^0 - Vile & Offensive - especially the lyric "I've missed your ginger hair".......but hang on a sec, three versions? oh yes, the Steve Winwood original! I prefer that.
  3. Agreed. Jimmy never "phoned in it" and as a result, he's always interesting to watch as he is right there in the moment putting everything into it. Take the Knebworth shows as an example; he is wringing with sweat from the sheer effort of trying to coax the riffs out of his Les Paul (or maybe it was the heroin, but still) did Clapton EVER sweat? I don't think so. Personally, I want to see the agony and ecstasy on the face of my guitar hero. I don't want to see them smugly hitting every note perfectly.
  4. No, that's what you're discussing as, if we're being pedantic, may I mention that the thread is titled: Bigger Live Attraction in the 70s The Stones or Zeppelin? Started by stanlove Not: Biggest Live Rock Attraction in the 70s In North America Started by SteveAJones However, feel free to start that thread. My reply was to strider's post "here is a list of at least 10 bands/artists bigger than KIss in the 1970s" (note he doesn't use the word rock) also, at number eight in his list, he has bloody Neil Diamond for god's sake, whom I presume you consider rock seeing as you didn't admonish strider over Neil Diamond being included in your discussion about rock acts. Yes, ABBA are easy to dismiss, yes they are uncool and naff, however, they wrote some of the greatest pop songs of all time. I happen to respect them as songwriters and for the fact that they have refused to reform. Unlike....... PISS? Jesus.....just look at them.
  5. ....and I would argue ABBA and Queen were bigger live attractions than PISS in the 70's (overall) I think one could safely say Zeppelin owned North America for most of the 70's. That was Zeppelin's biggest market; they sold the bulk of their records there and played the majority of their shows in North America. The Rolling Stones were most probably a bigger draw in the U.K, parts of Europe and Australasia (though I don't have any empirical data at hand to back this up) so surely a distinction has to be made between North America and worldwide.
  6. Perhaps Jimmy is to guitar playing what Ayrton Senna was to formula one: an unpredictable, unorthodox genius, always pushing and constantly on the edge, moments from victory or seconds away from complete failure, not technically amazing but with amazing feel, risk takers - and sometimes it came off and sometimes it didn't...but it didn't stop them from trying. Not sure why that comparison came into my my mind...but there you go. But yes, Jimmy is definitely a "sloppy player" - of that there is no dispute.
  7. ^ The song reminded me a little of early Ash, perhaps. The melody was a tad generic, but still, I'd give it a 6. However, if I were rating the video, I'd give it a 12 out of 10 on the "awful 90's video-o-meter" that I created specifically for that video.
  8. I see what you're saying re: the 5th Dimension, and also, I was listening to a docu about Judee Sill the other day where Andy Partridge of XTC was talking about his love for her music, so. ^ I like The John Butler Trio but hadn't heard this song. Probably needs a few more listens....I'll give it a 7
  9. You have to admire how after the death of an irreplaceable member of the band they disbanded; refusing to carry on and shamelessly stay in the public eye any which way they could, be that via boy band collaborations, musicals with Ben Elton and touring with the runner up of American Idol. Not to mention the licensing of their music to countless adverts, and generally turning up to the opening of an envelope to talk about past glories and/or their latest collaboration/tour. Yes, I just love how they never sold out and are in no way an over saturated, overplayed karaoke band for the masses to sing along to at sporting events. Living in the U.K one hardly ever hears Queen on the radio or on the television, so thank you so much for a much needed thread to remind us of this notoriously media shy band's back catalogue.
  10. I'm not hearing that connection myself. However, this definitely has a "Celebration Day" vibe Your go-to site for these types of things has to be http://www.whosampled.com/Led-Zeppelin/
  11. ^ Great artists. Song ruined by weak instrumentation/80's production values. 5 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO9IyLIOKGI
  12. "...and the work of Foo Fighters is as eclectic as Led Zeppelin’s (for example, ‘All My Life’ [2002], ‘Learn to Fly’ [1999])." Ridiculous assertion. And how are those two songs "eclectic?"
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