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mielazul

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  1. A million thanks Sue. The link was very helpful, and it led me to David Allen (who I now see has posted on this forum). What an amazing picture that is. Anyway - hope you're doing well.
  2. Thanks Sue - it's been a long time since I posted here, but I always appreciated your insights. Any idea where I can get my hands on a quality print of this? You may remember that I'm a '77 fanatic, and this is the image that I've been waiting to come across - it really speaks to me, in terms of the magic of the '77 tour.
  3. Can anyone tell me more about the '77 pic above? Never seen it before - I'd love to get a poster of that.
  4. "Ten Years Gone" - June 25, 1977. L.A. Forum. Jimmy is amazing on this version.
  5. This recording (and the story behind it) was a big thrill for me to discover when I first joined here. It's still awesome. Thanks to everybody involved for making it available and sounding so good.
  6. I also love 6/25/72 - they sounded so joyous then, especially on Bron Yr Aur Stomp. I always think of summer 72 as the tour with the most positive vibe. Generally, the 77 acoustic sets are my favorite, and just off the top of my head I'm thinking of 4/28/77 as one that really moved me. 6/21 is great...so many from 77.
  7. Hey, LTT, I'll give it another listen. Eddie is my favorite show of all time, but it's been while (I tend to save it for special occasions now, such is my reverence). Thanks for the motivation.
  8. Don't get cynical - there's no such thing as too much Sue! Quick...somebody say something UNPREDICTABLE!!! To be honest, it would be hard NOT to mention the O2 version...but I already did my part with the Page Plant selection, didn't I?
  9. Sorry if I'm straying a little here, but I have to mention the Page/Plant No Quarter version of Kashmir. What an absolutely brilliant, magical performance!
  10. For those who like the funk-rock side of the Stones, check this mix some guy on youtube made of dance pt. 1 and dance pt. 2. I think it sounds awesome.
  11. Your contributions are very appreciated, Mark. Thank very much - and keep 'em coming!
  12. Tic Tac is saying that, in his opinion, the "technical peak" of the band doesn't correspond to their "composing peak." So you don't get to hear them play some mid and late era classics with the flawless fluency of the earlier days. That's a common view, although I actually think that they played with a maturity and confidence and generally a much broader artistic vision in the later years that totally made up for the lack of technical perfection. In fact, I think in some cases, the supposed lack of perfection was actually a deliberate change of style...for the better in my opinion. That's not an effort to make excuses for the occasional disasters. Anyway...if I did you a disservice in my translation, Tic Toc, I'm sorry.
  13. ^^^ Sorry Amstel, I felt such enthusiastic agreement when I read the first few sentences of your post, I went ahead and wrote mine without reading the rest. Now I see I repeated a lot of what you said! Well...great minds think alike? I'll go with that excuse.
  14. ^^^ I couldn't agree more about Dallas, 75, Amstel. This is THE bootleg I use to "convert" people - casual Zep fans who aren't fanatics. I play it because of the great recording AND performance...and believe me, I've made some converts with it, especially once they hear Over The Hills And Far Away. IMTOD is pretty impressive, too. So yeah, I think this is one of those shows that someone knocked a while back (cough - Luis Rey - cough) and then it went into echo chamber effect, as so often happens. Robert seemed to be somewhat annoyed that the audience was a bit dull that night...but the band was doing great, in my opinion.
  15. You have such an awesome photo collection DZ. I've really appreciated your generosity on so many of your posts. Thanks very much for sharing.
  16. I saw Rob twice in '88 (I'm thinking there might be a third time, but I'm not sure). A highlight of the first show in May was his performance of In The Evening, which blew my mind. There was a very cool psychedelic projection behind him for that song...kind of a rich swirling purple. I also remember that he did a neat little trick during that show - he was playing another Zep tune that featured harmonica (Black Country Woman?) and he didn't have a harp in his hand when the song started. When it got time to blow the harp, he flipped his hand and it seemed to appear of nowhere, right in time for him to play. I was in a state of mind which made that seem VERY impressive. I had good seats and eagle eyes...who knows, maybe it was magic. The second time was in the winter, I believe, and the highlight was In The Light. I don't think he did the whole song, but it was enough to really work for me. Immigrant song from that show was great, too, with a cool video projection to go with it. Great times. 1988 was a great year.
  17. ^^^ That's right - Record Convention! I was a little off yesterday. I'm not surprised that the traditional Record Convention is fading, but you might want to try a Guitar Show if they come around. Same kind of set up basically - huge room in a hotel or something similar...various vendors at tables with like, 10,000 guitars...but the ones I've gone to always seem to have a table or two where guys are selling bootlegs. It seems vaguely out of place, but I'm always happy to see them. Anyway, these guitar shows are alive and kickin' on a national level. And I seem to remember you're from New Orleans or around there. I'm sure they have them there.
  18. I don't know about favorite, but I always think of the one on the "Heart Attack" bootleg. Anyone remember that one? It was a 1973 performance, but I was never totally sure where the D&C was from, because I think there was a mix of performances from Texas and Bradford. Anyway, I was listening to that in a nice "herbal" state of mind...and man, it just transported me in the most trippy way. I'll never forget that.
  19. ^^^ I think I found mine at a...what do you call those things, I'm foggy today...a record swap meet. Boy that phrase sure looks funny today. But you know what I mean - they'll hold them every month or so in hotel convention rooms or places like that...people wandering from table to table collecting rare 45s and posters and all kinds of stuff...and there's usually at least two tables of dudes peddling bootleg stuff. The Detroit show might be kind of rare now, but hey, you find all kinds of rare things at these swap meets! You can look for dates in the local entertainment mags. I'm sure Detroit has these things.
  20. There's a good video of the Detroit show. I still watch it on occasion. I caught the tour in Chicago, and was so thrilled with it I tried hard to get to the Detroit show, too. Couldn't make it. What a great time that was for die-hard Jimmy fans! People thought maybe he couldn't play anymore, so it was mainly the die-hards who caught the Outrider tour...and man, we saw him really rip it up, with shows that had such a great atmosphere. I posted a kind of gushing, detailed account of my experience in Chicago under a thread called The Outrider Tour, for anyone who's interested.
  21. Great review, Strider...and funny, because I just upgraded my old VHS copy too! What inspired me to do so was seeing some of the clips people had posted on this forum. I had always thought the show was kind of disappointing, but when I saw the clips, I thought "wow, that's better than I remember." I even watched the OTHFA clip, which I thought for sure would make me cringe (again). To my surprise, even that guitar solo sounded okay (when I first heard it, I thought WTF?!?!). To be honest, though, it was always the visuals more than the audio that disappointed me about the Seattle show anyway. On all the other clips I've seen of '77 (barring the Chicago sickness and the Oakland post-massacre restraint) Jimmy is dancing around like a maniac in ways that almost seem impossible (how can a skeleton dance like that AND play a big double-neck guitar?). Jimmy's cool moves have always been a small but important part of my '77 obsession. And at the beginning of Seattle especially, he's pretty lethargic. Oh well...I'm glad the show is getting reappraised, I think it deserves it, for sure.
  22. It makes me wonder about his instructions to his heirs, attorneys, etc. after he's gone. I'm sure he has a plan for the continued release of these things. In spite of being distracted occasionally, Jimmy gives such a strong impression of looking at the Led Zeppelin legacy in the longest of terms...and being dedicated to its continuation. He never hesitates to say he was in the greatest band ever, but I suspect that he thinks of it in even bigger terms...kind of as a religious movement, in a way. There's precedent for this kind of thing, too - I'm in no way an expert on this, but Richard Wagner's operas became the focus of a kind of cultural/religious movement among large numbers of people in Europe, especially in Germany...and it was like a life changing pilgrimage for people to attend these operas at Bayreuth, which was where Wagner presented them. I've always thought that the Led Zeppelin phenomenon was comparable in many ways...and as such, it's a hugely important thing to document...and document in the greatest detail.
  23. Those pictures of him in the bootleg shops always put a big smile on my face.
  24. Well, you have a more "commercial strategy" angle, whereas I'm coming from the "Jimmy' the Superfan" angle...but yeah, I'm on the same page for sure. I'm editing this to say that it probably amounts to the same thing - being a Superfan and devising the strategy you spoke of - so we're totally on the same page.
  25. ^^^ Nope, you were right and I was wrong, cookieshoes. I found that interview you were talking about.
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