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JGaul

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  1. JGaul

    Bonzo's best bass drum work

    Immigrant Song, Good Times Bad Times, Walter's Walk, Fool In The Rain, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Bonzo's Montreux, The Wanton Song, Misty Mountain Hop. And the most obvious ones: Moby Dick & When The Levee Breaks. Those are the primary ones that come to my mind.
  2. JGaul

    Page's "guitar army" effect?

    I remember hearing that Achilles' Last Stand had a total of 12 guitar tracks, which was the record for Page (the magic of heroine, right?) . Ten Years Gone definitely has some pretty awesome layering, but I don't think it was quite 14 tracks. Anyways, the 'Army of Guitars' thing makes me think of something Page said about the very opening to Black Dog, with the weird Tape-ish effect whirling around before the vocals start. He referred to this as him "Waking up the army of guitars" or something along those lines. Still not sure exactly how he gets that sound though.
  3. JGaul

    Embryo No.2

    that scene makes me nauseous for SO many different reasons.
  4. JGaul

    High School Yearbook & Zeppelin

    "I'll meet you up there where the path runs straight and high," - Robert Plant My Grad Quote.
  5. I love Bowie. I would kill to see a big collaboration between him and Page - I think it would be pretty fascinating. Interestingly; it is alleged that Bowie actually learned the main chord progression for 'Space Oddity' (including the Fmaj7) from Page during a session. He 'stole' it and pretended it was his - harmlessly of course. Also, Page is actually quite a fan of Bowie (and vice versa I think...).
  6. JGaul

    Showmanship

    Nobody beats Jimmy for me. He doesn't just play like a god - he moves like one too.
  7. Not sure why you'd want IMTOD to fade out! That studio chatter is priceless!
  8. My Time Is Gonna Come

  9. Happy Birthday Jimmy!

  10. Correct. To play Ramble On properly is no easy task. It involves a lot of quick chord jumps and constant powerful alternate strumming. It took me a LONG time before I could play it confidently, and it can still break me into a sweat (if its on a high-action acoustic)! Yeah man, I know what you mean. But once you CAN do the octave jumps - it is so ****in satisfying to power through immigrant/wanton song at full speed! Keep workin at it!
  11. Man, I am so glad to see so many Presence fans! I know it seems odd, but I have come across TONS of people who, upon bringing up Presence (when talking Zep, of course), have said something along the lines of "Wait... you actually like Presence?" I can never believe it, but likewise I have met NO ONE (aside from these forums) who recognizes Presence's Brilliance! Anyways, I am so GLAD! Oh to laugh aloud, Dancing as we fought the crowd.
  12. You heard me. I am not at all assuming I am the ONLY one who has deep respect for Presence (I KNOW that I am not), but over the years I have been astounded by the wide-spread hate for this record. Yes, the album was recorded during a tense time in the band's history. Yes, there was a complete lack of keyboards and acoustic guitar (aside from the fabled 'lost' acoustic dub) And yes, it had less 'variety' than their previous albums. (I may have missed a few points, but forgive me) BUT SERIOUSLY? They intentionally wrote the album in a particular style (harder-hitting - aiming back towards their I / II days). I seriously do not find the songs to be that unusual for Zeppelin. Tea for One (one of my favorite Zep tracks) for instance, is essentially the spiritual successor to SIBLY. I think that the whole band is in amazing form (Page goes without saying, Bozo's power is unbridled, and we get to hear some of JPJ's most impressive bass playing.) Some people say that Plant's vocals sound strained (he was in a wheel-chair, after all), but I think he sounds amazing - tinted with a new emotional power. Anyways, I could go on, but I wanted to open this topic up so that ANYONE could share their opinions of the album (both positive & negative). Despite the undeniably one-sided tone of my opinion, don't be afraid to voice your own. Start Ramblin!
  13. Ha! wait... you aren't serious, are you? It's such a simple riff, but it can be surprisingly tough to master (particularly with the jump between octaves on the F# chord ---- the alternate picking) Although admittedly, I did try to learn it very early on (too early).
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