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Bonzo_fan

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  1. I'll nominate two dark horses that I've never seen mentioned here, but they're on the official timeline: March 31, 1969 at Cooks Ferry Inn in London, and; March 31, 1970 at The Spectrum in Philadelphia. March 31 is my birthday, so it would be cool to have those. Both are part of strings of shows seven days in a row (London is the fifth of seven and Philly is the seventh of seven)! Just crazy scheduling, especially the 1970 run since it was in the States, with much longer distances between shows: Denver, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh & Philadelphia all in one week! Not to mention, they didn't have their own jet at that point, right?
  2. I would love for this one to come out as well! Read the accounts and reports on the official timeline, and it sounds like it was a killer show! Plus, I've been there for a Tide football game, so it's special because of that--same reason I want Baton Rouge '77 especially (been to an LSU game).
  3. Speaking of first shows of a tour, I'll throw out one most won't...Minneapolis '75. Didn't Plant get the flu after that show? Would be cool to hear "When The Levee Breaks" & "The Wanton Song" with him in good voice... Atlanta '73 is missing too...there really is something about first shows lol
  4. Oh ok, thanks! Only three of the songs from the 1st gen are available on BB 😕
  5. Anyone know the best title for 9/6/70 Honolulu? Wanted to download it from Black Beauty to listen today for the anniversary. I see that Beelzebub's Screaming To The Ocean (Part 2) has the complete show available on there--is that one good? Seems to be the most recent...
  6. Never listened to that one! Looking forward to checking it out!
  7. That's what I'm spinning as well! September sure has some gems, 9/19/70 Evening & 9/29/71 being my favs of the bunch
  8. Too bad the recording ends after "Since I've Been Loving You"...unbelievable show from Plant!
  9. Can't go wrong with that. I think this show is the biggest tragedy as far as how poor the sound quality is vs. how phenomenal the performance is.
  10. The chemistry on the 9/29/71 "Communication Breakdown" really is phenomenal.
  11. Have you ever gotten your hands on Sgt. Page's Badgeholders Club Band? That's the title I have, and I heard it's one of the better ones...?
  12. Curious indeed...there are a lot of curious things about that album/film, the most egregious omission being the cut in NQ on all versions except the original album. It's such a shame that they only captured/chose to use the MSG shows...if they had started recorded from Seattle to the end, or even from Providence to the end, the result likely would have been the greatest live album ever made. It probably wouldn't even take that many shows--if Providence was your baseline, and you just used one or both of the shows on either side of it, Boston and Baltimore, to patch the few slight issues with Providence (Jones getting a bit lost in Rock And Roll, Page cutting OTHAFA short because of the crowd), you'd be all set. It sure is nice to hear the cymbals in such clarity--they suffer the most on non-multi-track sources IMO.
  13. Yes, I've heard that as well! That would be spectacular!
  14. And Baltimore is pretty great too--too bad about the recording! I always hesitate when I say Providence is my favourite of the entire year, because it's a bit tough to compare the U.S. shows with the European ones (I don't listen to the UK ones much). It would be interesting to do a best-of compilation of both Europe '73 and North America '73 and face them off against each other...
  15. Best show of 1973 in my opinion, and the best of the short "No Quarter"'s...46 years ago today!
  16. A prelude to the following night in Providence (my favourite of '73)...
  17. I'm listening to this one as well--definitely one of the best of '73! Always been one of my favourite versions of "Dazed And Confused"...probably in my top 10. In the outro, Bonham teases the stop-start stuff he did a few months earlier in Hamburg, but never actually leaves a full rest in there--more like dotted eighth notes, and much harder to imitate!
  18. 😂😂 Certainly one of the best/most epic versions of "Moby Dick," so a worthy one to get injured to, I suppose--hope you're alright!
  19. It is indeed a great Bonham performance (Achilles and the show as a whole). Perhaps his last great show--fitting, as it also has his last solo...
  20. It is my favourite of the year as well. I was unsure by the topic if you meant best show of the year or best version of each song that year--the latter may yield a more fruitful discussion...
  21. I've never noticed, but I'll listen again.
  22. For sure. That whole show seems to be a bit underrated. My all-time favourite Black Dog, and probably the very best recording for appreciating Bonzo (sonically-speaking, combined with performance).
  23. To answer your question of which '77 Noise Solos stick out to me: June 13 - New York -- All-time best theremin section on this one, and not particularly close IMO June 22 - Los Angeles -- Bonus points for flowing into the best Achilles Last Stand of all time June 26 - Los Angeles -- Very long and very good, unlike the next night (very long and OK) All three of those always feel cohesive and focused to me.
  24. It is indeed, and very unique. I've really been getting into the live versions of this lately, much more than I have before, and two versions that I haven't seen mentioned here that have struck me in my listening the past month or so are: May 14, 1973 - New Orleans June 22, 1977 - Los Angeles
  25. Far from the best of 1975, IMO, and I love 1975. Having said that, Dazed is the first live version I heard, and I've always had a soft spot for it. Trampled, Moby Dick, Stairway, WLL (incl. Turn On Your Love Light!) & Black Dog are great too. I would take all of these '75 shows, in chronological order, over May 24: 1/22 Chicago -- The lack of punch in the recording makes it a bit hard to judge, but I'll take it because of the unique setlist 2/8 Philadelphia -- Maybe Page's best night of the year 2/12 New York -- Very energetic Bonzo--see "Heartbreaker" 2/13 New York -- All of the songs that are great on 5/24 are played just about/at least as well here, and the others are much better 2/28 Baton Rouge -- First two thirds of this are great and last third not so much; 5/24 is the inverse...I'll take two good thirds over one I guess 3/3 Ft. Worth -- Amazing Bonham show 3/12 Long Beach -- Phenomenal top-to-bottom by all four of them 3/17 Seattle -- I'll take this NQ over the much-ballyhooed version from 5/24 any day 3/19 Vancouver -- Fantastic top-to-bottom, and it helps that it's one of the best sounding boards ever 3/20 Vancouver -- One of the best nights of the year for Page & Plant IMO 3/21 Seattle -- Best of the year IMO and one of my personal all-time favourite, plus JPJ's best show of their career if I had to single one out (harder for him than the other three) 3/25 Los Angeles -- Similarly very strong last third to 5/24, but a better first two thirds IMO 3/27 Los Angeles -- Always a personal favourite, and all-time favourite NQ...just epic 5/18 London -- By far the strongest Earls Court show IMO, and I'd say top three of the year along with 3/12 & 3/21 5/23 London -- Perhaps lower peaks than the 24th, but much more consistent 5/25 London -- If only Dazed from the 24th was played on this night...would have been the final performance Dazed deserved, not that the 5/25 version is bad
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