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  1. So true. My ears has adjusted to the "audience sourced' recordings over the years, and I'm used to the less than perfect sound but I view these records in terms of their historical nature, and as a snapshot of what the band was doing musically on stage at the time. I've always liked the early years of the band performances (1968 - 1972), I really don't care much for their live performances from 1973 onward. I always thought it was a shame there wasn't more "soundboard" or FM sourced recordings from the early years. There's so many dry soundboards from the years 1973, 1975, 1977, etc., but these are from the years when the band was entering a decline in live performances IMO. I'm extremely skeptical that Jimmy Page will make whatever's left in the vaults in terms of unheard live recordings or even better quality recordings of what's available in the "bootleg" arena available to fans. But I hope I'm wrong. Only time will tell...
  2. Interesting article on a band with a fresh take on some Zeppelin classics. I really like their version of "Good Times, Bad Times" See the link in the article to listen to it. https://relix.com/blogs/detail/song-premiere-bonerama-good-times-bad-times-led-zeppelin-cover/
  3. Very cool. Thanks for positing the article. It's nice to see pictures and a good article about Zeppelin's second American tour (which isn't very well documented).
  4. Part of the appeal of the Dragon Telecaster is the fact that is supposed to be a reproduction of Jimmy's "painted" telecaster. If the production run is featuring a "sticker" of the Dragon design, then fuck it, I'll buy the "Mirror" version, instead. It's really the sound of the guitar I'm after, but nevertheless I really don't want a guitar with a sticker embossed on it either.
  5. This is turning out to be an underwhelming and somewhat peculiar celebration, first snowboards, and now - sneakers. How about some NEW and unreleased music to mark the occasion instead!
  6. Remembering the Boston Show That Prophesized the Rise of Led Zeppelin A look back at a mythic night that fans are still talking about 50 years later https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/02/remembering-the-boston-show-that-prophesized-the-rise-of-led-zeppelin/
  7. Before Led Zeppelin took flight Jimmy Page rocked Alabama https://www.al.com/life/2019/02/before-led-zeppelin-took-fight-jimmy-page-rocked-alabama.html
  8. Thank you for pulling this matrix together. Nicely done!
  9. Jimmy Page seems to have been at his performance peak during the second American tour in 1969, and at times during the tours in 1970. I never really cared for their live performances after that.
  10. We've got a recreation of the guitar, and the amplifier. The only thing missing now is a recreation of Jimmy's fabled Tonebender pedal.
  11. I've always felt that the band was at its performance peak during the years 1969 - 1972. Especially the early tours of America in 1969 and 1970. I never really cared for the live shows after 1972. After 1972, that's where the slow decline and rot set in, IMO. I blame the decline in Page's guitar playing on his heavy drug use that allegedly began in 1973.
  12. Led Zeppelin plays first, & only, Iowa show in Iowa City 50 years ago today https://www.press-citizen.com/story/entertainment/2019/01/15/led-zeppelin-plays-first-only-iowa-show-iowa-city-50-years-ago/2579105002/ vv
  13. The song was cut "live" in the studio, so I presume that the recording reflects the tempo chosen by the band. It sounds pretty close to the live versions from the second American tour of 1969. But my ears could be deceiving me. LOL.
  14. I've always liked Page's tone that he had with the Telecaster and Tonebender, particularly during the early Zeppelin period. I always thought that the acquisition of the Les Paul from Joe Walsh led Page to step away from the heavy overdriven sound of the 2nd American tour to a gradually cleaner tone.
  15. I think Jimmy Page runs the risk of losing credibility for suggesting too much. In interviews, he spoke about all manner of surprises (or something to that effect) for the 50th anniversary of the band. The anniversary has been underwhelming and disappointing, in my opinion. The re-release of TSRTS, and a photo album weren't much to get too excited about, and fell a bit short in terms of what Page implied in his earlier statements. Maybe it's just me. I think the Fall of 2018 was a missed opportunity, I was hoping for a live recording from 1968, but that seems like a pipe dream, but then again, perhaps Page will surprise the fans in January 2019 with something that truly can be called a "surprise" for the band's anniversary.
  16. Guitarist: 1- Jimi Hendrix 2-Harvey Mandel 3-Randy California 4-Jimmy Page 5-David Gilmour Drummers: 1-John Bonham 2-Mitch Mitchell 3-Keith Moon 4-Stuart Copeland 5-Ginger Baker
  17. I'm a fan of the live versions of "I Can't Quit You" performed during the second America tour (i.e., the run of San Francisco shows at the Fillmore/Winterland), and the live versions of early 1970 European tour.
  18. I thought that Wall's claim that Plant was turned off from considering further shows with the band as a result of Page requiring privacy backstage at the O2 arena was kind of ridiculous. I recently read somewhere that Plant refused to participate in a meet & greet with fans at one of his recent 2018 shows, so it kind of sounds a bit hypercritical on Plant's part to have condemned Page.
  19. It's not a very good article, however, the comments about the 2007 reunion are interesting: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/1036362/led-zeppelin-drugs-sex-rocknroll-stairway-to-heaven
  20. The version of "Train Kept A-Rollin" that the band opened shows with in 1969. But "We're Gonna Groove" was a great opening tune because it certainly stated the band's intentions.
  21. Two of my favorite tunes by the band. Enjoy! Love Like A Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBM6wdMq8CI I'd Love To Change The World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o7KLrjS3JA
  22. JPJ's masterful bass playing in the live versions of "Killing Floor/Lemon Song" during the second American tour in 1969.
  23. In terms of Plant's vocal used for the 2007 reunion, a number of songs were performed in a lower key because of Plant's diminished vocal range. To say that Plant sang the songs performed that night in the vocal style he had when Zeppelin was touring / recording in the late '60s and 1970s isn't accurate. In my opinion, although the 3 original members were on stage that night in 2007, the show had a different vibe / feel to it, and all though it was great to see the first full performance of the band (minus John Bonham) in 27 years, the show was oddly unsatisfying and something definitely was missing from it. Nevertheless, I think it was a good show overall.
  24. Being a fan of the band's music doesn't mean that I have to feel some sense of blind devotion towards the band. And that's about as much as I'm going to say about the situation.
  25. It's well known that Randy California didn't pursue the lawsuit because of the legal cost. He wasn't sitting on a pile of money like Zeppelin and company. Randy California stated in a number of interviews that he was well aware that the song was borrowed from Taurus. That's the reason that he's spinning in his grave over this.
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