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  1. I've been away from this forum for quite some time, but the saying "the more things change the more they stay the same" really applies here. I might as well be reading the posts from last year or the year before! It's like not watching a soap opera for awhile and you come back to it and the characters are all still saying and doing the same things they did when you last saw the show...same posters, same topics, same excuses from Page about why he's not playing. (only a little different). Could it be that he's just not going to get a band together ever? And that Robert will forever mock him
  2. One would think that with a new album coming out they would be playing tunes from that rather than essentially the same set list, but like someone said, maybe the show was a last minute add on and they had to play what they know.
  3. Just wanted to add that Led Zeppelin is taking on new followers continuously...I assume you think that is a good thing. With that in mind, what may be the "same old" for you and is now ten years gone already might not be that for some of the new followers. And again, I am assuming you embrace new followers and their potential to want to know all of the mystique of the band some of us have known since its inception. Thanks for pointing out the Vimeo connection also.
  4. I am fairly new to this forum and was not aware of this on youtube or otherwise, so I greatly appreciate the discussion about it. Would not have been able to watch on cable, but thanks to you bringing it up, someone else posted other options for viewing...that's a good thing, please see yourself as having been helpful despite what others might put forth and continue to post on this forum all things Zep related. This forum is not necessarily just for those who know it all already, and people who do the ass chewing for someone posting should lighten up and be more magnanimous to all.
  5. I am hoping 2 things: that one or more of you who know how to use Twitter (which I don't and not sure I really want to get any lemons anyway) will post the best of the best here on this forum. Maybe post on this thread? And my second wish is that CLW gets her question(s) answered, lemons or not, because she is such an ardent fan and he never plays close enough to North Dakota for her to show her adoration directly. She deserves a download just for her fan-tasticism here on this forum!
  6. Maybe history will find the era of "rock music" to be confined to a specific period of time. What interests me is something quintessentially "new", "inventive", yet drawing from the past...not just a remake of the past. I just don't hear much of anything new in most of this era of music...particularly in rock music.
  7. It's hard to apply strict definitions to rock music, since it is of itself, a mix of original music types and forms. Led Zeppelin: a perfect example of such. But that never stops people from trying to apply nomenclature to it. Seems like they had to invent new names for things about rock music to try to categorize it. But as you point out here, STH is not in ballad form as that form defines in classical folk music idioms.
  8. This is just a foolish notion! I like oranges, but I don't like tangerines. They are both fruit...both citrus fruit and one might be a derivative of the other, but that doesn't mean that a person must like one if they like the other. In the case of Led Zeppelinesque, I'll take the first fruit, thank you. Rarely do I find "Zep influenced" bands even comparable, try as they may. And there are a lot of them out there. How could that possibly equate to "jumping on the band wagon" (whatever that means)?
  9. I don't know what you mean by "Plant's way". Are you talking about more modest ticket prices and playing to smaller venues? And is that supposed to reveal something of a higher nature or be more ethical in some way? It seems to me that as someone else mentioned, Plant would be playing to larger crowds or bigger venues if he could sell out the tickets. And isn't his "way" that you describe just more in keeping with the type of music he is doing now...The kind of band and music he has done over the years esp. since the Alison Krause days...a little more on the "folksie" side (ethnically and
  10. "ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby...ain't nothin' like the real thing" Maybe he was out getting "inspiration" for the re-mastering? LOL. Maybe he just likes to keep his profile out there, in case he does get inspiration to do his own thing again. Maybe he was saying to himself "hey, if they can do it, I can do it". It would have been a lot more interesting if he would have jammed with them! Who was he in the company of?
  11. Again, this was due in part to the fact that LZ were not "under the thumb" of record company or management executives or producers. They did not depend on the media to make or break an album or a tour. Which is not to say they wouldn't have appreciated some favorable press that they often did not get at the time despite a continually growing fan base and consistent radio air time. Many bands and artists were "set up" on promotional tours, interviews and press conferences. LZ were not told which songs would be put out as "hits" or even which songs would go on albums as many other artists o
  12. Again how do you define "outsiders" and "mainstream media". No, Led Zeppelin was never on the Johnny Carson show, but I do believe there was a feature report on them on (fact check me someone)...the CBS Evening News showing them and their entourage. And again, it depends on the ages of bosses, parents, teachers, etc. Lots of people were listening to FM radio...we had FM radio in all of our cars when I was growing up for example. My brother was a parent in the 70's...he had done 2 tours of Vietnam by then, he knew about Led Zeppelin. My oldest sister, maybe not so much...she tended to list
  13. Right-o again SteveAJones! And I can use my error to here to make the point again to George. I took a story and extrapolated from it that which I wanted to use to make a point...but it wasn't factually correct to the actual event. Yes, there were Led Zeppelin people there, they did go on the ride, there were people aware of who they were who talked among themselves, albeit, not the actual band, and the people there at the time made note of their notoriety, but they didn't stop the ride or make any exclusions for them. That's the great thing about this forum...there is always someone out th
  14. Yes, maybe he is referring to Top 40 radio...played on AM stations, as I recall. But that wasn't where it was at in the 70's or at least not where I came from. Most people were buying albums and listening to album oriented radio which was FM. Led Zeppelin, or at least Peter Grant, knew this, capitalized on it and ran to the bank with it. They didn't need the critics to like them or understand what they were all about and they knew it. Personally, they esp. Page didn't like it, but it didn't hurt them or their standing in record sales or radio air time. In fact, you could barely turn on t
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