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    MOJO Robert Plant

    The obsessive: 1. The title Pictures at Eleven. Although this one is only mildly obsessive. It alludes to fact that is Robert's first release after the demise of LZ and coupled with the fact that it is a major departure from his previous career it is therefore newsworthy. 2. The songs Burning Down One Side as in burning down his previous image add to it the mysterious Les Paul playing guitarist that seems to enough him. 3. The song Just Like I've Never Been Gone, A song with a double meaning one about love the other veiled meaning about his return to the music scene after Led Zeppeli
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    OMG I didn't know I was talking to a Robert Plant Propagandist/Zombie I think one could extrapolate that they do generally mean the same thing. If we look at it in context Robert Plant knows from first hand experience that Page/Plant obviously did not have the same oomph as Led Zeppelin, and therefore they were not as successful as Led Zeppelin. The point he was trying to convey in that quote and paragraph is that he didn't feel that at the O2 the were worthy of being called Led Zeppelin because John Bonham wasn't, but they called themselves that anyway instead of Page/Jones/Plant b
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    Like I said I've seen Robert Plant in concert and it was awesome, but Robert Plant with Jimmy Page was better. Still their was something missing from it all and I found a lot what was missing when I saw JPJ in concert (The Groove). From what I can tell from YOUTUBE videos is that the o2 incarnation was even better than Page and Plant. Lets look at the songs "Calling to You", and "Shake My Tree". One song from Plant, one song from Coverdale Page. Shake My Tree Coverdale/Page I find the Page/Plant version to be much better, Plant voice is much more soulful, and his voice adds a cer
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    It was stated in the Mojo interview at the beginning of this thread. Here is the Link again I'm not an Anti Robert Plant person. I like his all his music, and I own multiple copies of everything he has done post Zeppelin including 9-Lives which is redundant. I even have the stuff like the Inner Flame, More Oar, Mumbo Jumbo, Little By Little EP, " Let that Boogie Woogie Roll", " Little Sister", Good Rockin' Tonight - The Legacy of Sun Records, Knebworth 1990, and others. I like him personally as well. I think he is a nice guy and a pretty cool guy, but all the excuses for at least mer
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    What I am saying is I don't know if Robert Plant consciously and knowingly says to himself "gee things seem to be going a little south right now, how can I associate myself with Led Zeppelin again to regenerate interest in my career." or (most likely the case) he from time to time gives in to temptation perhaps on a subconscious level and later on regrets it. Facts are facts. Either he is doing it purposely or subconsciously. I personally think the latter, but with all the negative things he says which seems to be hurtful to others (poor Jason Bonham over the years. And Page and Jone
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    Plant argues that a Zeppelin without late drummer John Bonham, who died in 1980, did not quite merit the name, but acknowledges that "if the three of us got together and called ourselves 'Page & Jones & Plant' it wouldn't carry the same oomph."
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    MOJO Robert Plant

    These are the facts of the matter: I saw Robert Plant in concert and it was awesome. Then I saw Page and Plant in concert and it was so much better. Finally I saw JPJ in concert and it was then that I discovered what was missing. The members of Led Zeppelin when they get together their is a synergistic effect. They are better than the sum of the parts. So Led Zeppelin or whatever you want to call it without Bonzo might not be better than the original, but it is so much better than just a single component. The fact is Robert Plant by himself as good as it may be, It always c
  8. It seems to me that if you really want Robert Plant to go back to Led Zeppelin, then Don't buy the album. If your a hard core fan (such as myself, I own every single LZ/RP/JP/JPJ/JB/JB item that was released in many cases multiple copies) just wait a year or two to pick it up. If I were cynical, I could make a case that every time the Solo Robert Plant starts to fade he adds a fresh dose of Led Zeppelin to his career. I think that if you look at Robert Plants solo career It has been a pretty successful one especially in terms of creative output. I'd rather listen to Robert Plant than
  9. I think this just confirms that Robert needs some psychological help/counseling over the whole Led Zeppelin subject. How many songs has he written that are in one way or another related to his Led Zeppelin legacy.
  10. I don't know how music works these days, but your can listen to the whole song via this link from Rolling Stone Song I like this song actually. It sounds like a nice combination of Led Zeppelin III and a 1970-1971 Elvis country song. The vocals are quite nice.
  11. As Jimmy gets older he seems to have more and more of an asian look to him. See for yourself
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    Stairway number 1

    " yeah make room for enemaem, and the black eyed peas cause they are all the shit"
  13. They sang "All of My Love" though, which I think would be more emotionally charged. IMHO though, I think what you said was what caused Bonham's death. I think the band was really apprehensive about coming back to America. If we look at how the last U.S. tour ended. Tour had a bad vibe to begin with. Bonham and associates arrested. Led Zeppelin Banned from Tampa Plant's son dies. Concert promoter vows they will never play in America again as well as other bad things that happened. When your in a bad stressful environment, and then your removed from that environment, having to
  14. I've always liked Jack White's music, but I kinda see what you mean about the poser aspect. As for The Edge, I like him, I like his music, but when I think of the guitar and guitarist he's pretty far down the line. (maybe a documentary about effects pedals would suit him) When your talking guitar and guitarist, and someone who embodied their generation as a guitarist then I think Eddie Van Halen would be a better choice than The Edge. EVH and The Edge are from the same generation (late seventies through the eighties.) When I think in terms of guitar gods: I think the 60's would be do
  15. I saw it in the theater and bought the DVD aswell. Obviously I like it. I am also a fan of all threes' music. I do fell that the edge was a little out of place. Perhaps Van Halen would have been a better choice. One of the thing that gets to me is that for example a three part documentary could have been made of the Headley Grange section alone, so it tends to make the rest of seem like fluff. Also I hate the phony posing that goes on. I guess it's the directors way of making an interesting story, but it also cuts right through to the fakeness of it. As Walt Disney would say, the ma
  16. I think an obvious reason is that Tea For One doesn't have any keyboards on it and Since I've Been Loving you does. That would like saying Jonesy we're gonna replace a song that prominently feature you on keyboards with one that doesn't. Personally I prefer Tea for One. I think it would have been proper if Page/Plant would have played Tea For One instead of SIBLY. Since they didn't have Jones, they should have done the keyboardless blues number. It could have further distinguished them from Zeppelin, and shined a spotlight on a lesser know Zeppelin tune.
  17. In terms of Jimmy saying, "If I were putting a band together." Wasn't that filmed 12, 18 maybe even close to 24 months ago? He may very well have taken his own advice by now.
  18. I always thought plant sounded worst at the very beginning (live anyway). It was powerful yeah, but not a lot of control. It also seemed on songs like C'mon Everybody from 1970 RAH that his voice sounds unnaturally lowered. I suppose the mid 70 would be would be the typical Led Zeppelin Style highpoint, but I actually like his voice the most from 1979 to about 1984. A that point he was still very capable of doing the Zeppelin Catalog, but his vocal sound much more musical. His voice from the live cuts from his early solo albums are phenomenal. I also liked his performance of late of
  19. This is why it should never be. Q: What is the switch on electric guitar in the top left corner like you see on Slash's guitar for? In: Guitar, Guitar Hero [Edit categories] This is a question I game across on the internet the other day. I cringe at this, not only as a Led Zeppelin Fan, but as a person who plays guitar.
  20. In terms of who was hit the hardest, my point was that outward appearances can be deceiving. Thus the last line of the first paragraph. "I don't think there is much truth to that though." A Zeppelinless Led Zeppelin is when Plant tries to reform Led Zeppelin or a part of it without calling it Led Zeppelin. ( Unledded) When Plant took his first solo project to Page he said it was good, Jones said he Thought Plant could do better. That and a desire to form a Zeppelinless Zeppelin ( ie. a band that is as close as you can get to Led Zeppelin without calling it Led Zeppelin) is why Jones w
  21. I think it is more of a situation where that person they both liked on vocals was not available at the time. If we look at the history of Them Crooked Vultures we see that they predate the O2 Gig in December 07. If they couldn't agree on vocalist then I'm sure Page would have taken the one he liked and finished his solo album that he so urgently needs to get out (his own words) with perhaps Jason Bonham. It sounds more like to me that the project was put on the back burner, and JPJ's back burner project got moved to the front. Remember, Led Zeppelin ( post 1980 especially) al
  22. You can look at it another way. It took Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones much longer to get back into making music than it did Robert. You could say they took the loss of Bonham much harder in terms of them being willing to return to performing. I don't think there is much truth to that though. According to Robert himself he did not know how to properly make a solo album on his own. (He enlisted the help of Phil Colins and relied heavily on the opinion of Page and Jones). This suggests to me he was very happy where he was with Zeppelin. If we Look through the years we see Plant very e
  23. I do believe the Fender amps where custom tonemaster amps. I don't believe however that the ovation was played through it. Usually acoustics, Ovations included are either played through an acoustic amp, or more commonly in larger venues straight through the P.A. system like vocals or a keyboard. electric guitar amps do not provide full spectrum audio output like p.a. systems and acoustic amps. (and ironically bass amps) Acoustic guitars require full spectrum audio to reproduce all the nuance from the acoustic guitar including the strumming of the instrument. I have an Ovat
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