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  1. I saw "Physical Graffiti" perform many times in the late '80s / early '90s in the Boston area and in and around New England. The band frequently performed at a defunct Rock club called "The Channel". We caught most of the gigs they played at the Channel as well as a few other venues. The most memorable one was around the time of the Led Zeppelin box set in 1990, when they performed "Traveling Riverside Blues" and "When the Levee Breaks", as well as "Achilles Last Stand". I remember that gig well as I wrote a review of the show for a local paper. The original lineup was a great set of musicians, and probably the best Zeppelin tribute band I've ever seen. The guitarist, I think, used the stage name "Rex Kactis", a word play on the word "cactus". I never got the joke. Anyway, I last remember seeing the band perform sometime around 1995, then lost track of them due to the closure of a lot of the venues that the band performed at in the mid-1990s. I have some great memories of their shows. It would be good to find out what happened to them.
  2. Just ignore the Troll, and enjoy the fine compilation that "ZepHead315" put together like I'm doing.
  3. 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...
  4. 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/
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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/
  9. 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
  10. Thank you for pulling this matrix together. Nicely done!
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. JPJ's masterful bass playing in the live versions of "Killing Floor/Lemon Song" during the second American tour in 1969.
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