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Great Sombreo

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  1. Big Log is a Robert Plant solo, not Led Zep. And for someone that doesn't want to tour with Led Zeppelin, he sure plays a lot of Zep songs. Pulling our chains if you ask me. Jeff
  2. My wallet had been stolen in FL after I saw them in concert in Tampa (40 years ago today!) with my ticket stub (and many other ticket stubs). So my wife bought me the Zep t-shirt with the ticket on it! Jeff
  3. Gee! That's what Robert said 40 years ago today in Tampa! Welcome to the forum! If you can get by and ignore some of the silly stuff, like "Would Robert Plant win American Idol" and other weird things you will do fine! Jeff
  4. Today, 40 years ago, Led Zep filled Tampa Stadium with 58,000 people. And I was there!!! Anyone else on the forum that was? Jeff
  5. I have calibrated my home theater system (with Audyssey and a sound meter). I sit appox. 12 ft. from my Sony 55" HDTV. I have done the "sub crawl" to get the optimum sub location, and the sound has improved greatly. The bass is much tighter and noticeable just like it should be. The mixing of this concert is really not that great though. Sometimes you can hear Jimmy's guitar and sometimes not. Roberts voice gets lost in the sound of the band from time to time. But again, as stated above, I'll take what I can. Jeff
  6. I find this hard to believe that Led Zep is number 7? And I'm not saying this as one of these forums deranged members. The Beatles are number one in sales, etc. true. But In the not to distant past, it was reported that Led Zep had just passed Elvis (who is not on the list here) in all time record sales, which puts Led Zep at number 2 of course. Where was this list from? Jeff
  7. The O2 version of Kashmir is by far the most powerful live song EVER recorded. It's classic Zep raw power. Jeff
  8. I wanted to share a story with you folks. I'm not to sure where to put it, so here it goes. I'm calibrating my subwoofer (to you audiophiles it's the sub crawl) which is to find the spot in my listening area where the bass is tight and deep. So I'm using Kashmir from Celebraton Day since the bass is consistant. My 20 year old daughter comes home and after a while she said "what's the name of this song again" I said Kashmir. "Oh yeah, I love that song, it's so cool"!!! Then she sits on the couch and listens to Stairway To Heaven right through to Kasmir! My better half told me later that our dau
  9. I have several CD's of Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon, SACD is just amazing to say the least. The sound scape is what the album was supposed to do..blow us away. I want to get Wish You Were Here on SACD but it's really pricey. Jeff
  10. Yes, it was a lot of people! I saw some friends I went to school with in the picture, but it didn't seem as crowded as it looks. Jeff
  11. I have it on my DVR and watched it again. I agree with you, seeing Yo Yo Ma dancing in his seat and having a good time was priceless! Jeff
  12. I was going to get tics for U2 but they were behind the stage so we said no. Saw Pink Floyd in 87 like you. Great show! Wasn't Monsters of Rock with VH, The Scorpions, etc? Jeff
  13. When I saw Zep in 73 I believe they had their own PA system. I say this because when I look at other pics from that year at other venues it's the same. So it's safe to assume that they had their own PA system they brought with them. The sound in 73 was perfect. And I was about on the 30 yd line off to the side on JPJ's side. Jeff
  14. Saw VH 7 times. 5 times with David and twice with Sammy. EVERY time I saw them with David they just kicked serious butt, EVERY single time I saw them with Sammy they just didn't have that same energy nor that same VH sound. The 1st was their debut when they "warmed up" for Black Sabbath. Warmed up?? No, they blew Sabbath off the stage, and Sabbath was really good. The last was in 2007 with the reunion tour in Phoenix. That concert was a close 2nd with the 1st concert for sound and energy. I'm just curious as to why the band has not released a Blu Ray of the 07 reunion tour?! Jeff
  15. I was on YouTube the other night and caught Zeps performance at Kezar Stadium in 73. It sounded pretty good on my computer. Sadly the next day the content was blocked due to copyright protection! Jeff
  16. I've seen many many concerts in my time. I've discovered that there is a difference between bands. Some are loud and clear, Zep, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Journey, Ozzy were all loud/clear. Several bands were just loud and annoying with no notes just noise. I saw them in Tampa in 73 and I heard every note and Roberts vocals were clear. I saw with my daughter Jacks Mannequin, he warmed up for Panic! At The Disco. I'm very glad I had ear plugs. Horrible horrible sound. But sometimes recordings are not that great either. Engineers don't exactly hear correctly all the time! Jeff
  17. Everyone has the right to their own opinion and that's the intent of the OP. Let's give Jimmy the benefit of the doubt. He's not what he once was, BUT, this is our (pun intended) our Swan Song of the band playing maybe their last live show. I'll take what I'm given. Maybe if the mixing was better this concert would have sounded much better. When I saw them in Tampa in 73 I heard EVERYTHING, all the instruments, all the singing. If you listen to the band from 73 their tone was unbelivable. Jimmy captured this in several songs. Misty Mountain Hop and Kashmir come to mind. Jeff
  18. There are many many Zep fans that have not seen them in concert and the "old" material would do just fine, again and again and again.. If they want to release new material then do it after the tour. Jeff
  19. I thought I read on the report that Robert said that Jimmy and JPJ were dragging their feet on this...if so..REALLY Robert!!! I hope they can control the ticket prices so those of us (saw them in '73) who haven't seen them have a chance without getting a second and third mortgage. Saw them in 73 for $5. Won't see those prices again that's for sure, but the middle man, like in NJ, NY, etc. is what drives the prices up... Jeff
  20. Duane Allman should be in the top 10 if not the top 5. Saw Van Halen 7 times and he is truely amazing. Ritchie Blackmore I saw twice, once with Deep Purple and once solo (Rainbow), another great guitarist. Brian May? I had a chance to see Queen in 1979? And didn't... Saw Jimmy twice, '73 and solo with The Firm. Yeah even if he wasn't #1 he's still in REALLY good company! Jeff
  21. Just turned 55, the day before Jimmys! And on Elvis's! Anywho..First heard Zep on a small transistor radio in PA, Black Dog to be exact. And Rambler and Deb, you hit the nail on the head!! Saw them in Tampa in '73 and the good old days of radio I remember fondly. Btw..if anyone is in the Flagstaff, AZ area turn the FM radio dial to 98.9. Commercial free album rock, just like the good old days! Jeff
  22. I bought a boot back in '73 and it was titled "Bonzo's Birthday Party". It was yellow in color I believe. Don't think I have the boots anymore. I do remember that this one didn't really sound that great. But at the time...who the heck cared! Jeff
  23. I have to respectfully disagree here. It opens up another generation to GOOD music. Jeff
  24. Move forward to Misty Mountain Hop and Kashmir. And even though I spent the extra money for the rehearsal, I watched it once and that should be it. Not crazy with the sound of it. I would have liked ALL the rehearsals but that could be reaching! Jeff
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