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  1. I think its 1973 as well. Pretty cool that by that time they have finished Night Flight and The Rover already and all they had to do was put it on a record. Too bad there isn't more soundchecks like this one floating around. The only other one I can think of would be them playing Carouselambra in May 1980, but that's more of a rehearsal than a soundcheck.

    Half of PG was already recorded or written previously. They played Bron-Yr-Aur in some 1970 shows. Black Country Woman and Houses of the Holy were also recording in 1972. Didn't they play Black Country Woman in 72?

  2. Interesting info about Merle Haggard. Although I still don't like the song--if it's satire, it's not nice to make fun of ignorant poor people. Anyway, so, either Cyndi Lauper or perhaps LL Cool J presented Zep's award? Well, at least they are old enough to remember Zeppelin in the 70s! I guess that was the best the Grammys could do...am I also reading the replies correctly to understand the Grammys were not presented live?? What a joke!!! I guess they needed time to dub Beyonce's vocals.

    It's not completely satirical. Haggard didn't particularly like those that protested the vietnam war the way they did. There was a little bit of that in the song. He was very much for the troops. He wrote other songs more blatantly pro troops in that period as well. "Fighting Side of Me" being the most notable. But a lot of the song was more based on his dad being the ultra conservative type. In interviews I've read on Merle he seems very libertarian in his views talking about civil rights and that we should be on the gold standard. This should really all be in a different thread. Don't know how we got into Merle Haggard's politics in a thread about Zeppelin's grammy.

    The Grammy's are not about awards anymore. Which is probably the only thing making it watchable in some sense. It's basically a big concert show now. Glad Zeppelin got recognized but their legendary status was pretty much put in place without the help of the Grammys.

  3. Merle Haggard is a liberal .

    He's more of a libertarian actually. Okie from Muskogee was actually and ironic song referring to his father. Merle was a big pot head during that time.

    Zeppelin deserved grammys in the 70s. This one just shows how weak music is today.

  4. There are probably hundreds of songs Page played in and some we may never know for sure because we don't know which final mixes were used for some songs. Page supposedly played in Patula Clark's "Downtown", Marianne Faithfull's "As Tears Go By" Rolling Stone's "Heart of Stone", and possibly others like It's Not Unusual by Tom Jones, several Kinks songs. A few Yardbird songs.

  5. I wonder what are they gonna include in bonus and extra materials on the DVD?????????????????????????????????????

    That will probably be announced when it's annonced what formats it will be released in. I'm not sure there will be a ton of extras to release with the length being basically the length of the show(2 hours and 4 minutes)

  6. There will be edits between the songs I just hope that all the full songs from the concert are released. I don't really care if they edit out the plantations and waits in between songs. There will also be overdubs and sound fixes here and there. Again no big deal to me. The sound of every live thing Zepp has released has been amazing.

  7. 77 was just so damned inconsistent all year round for the band. Even though Robert's voice was much better than in 75 or 73.

    Plant's voice in 73 started to crack a bunch, in fact at times in 73 it was much worse than at any time in 75 which says a lot because early in 75 or Plant was rough. But there's some shows in early 73 or maybe it was late 72 where he can't even sing at all in some of the songs.

    But what makes up for his voice being bad at times during this period was that the rest of the band was so well practiced that it didn't matter. 75 is my favorite year because even on a bad night the band sounded amazing.

    But 77 was just so inconsistent all year. There's some real quality shows all year but then there's some real bad ones. The recording quality probably makes Tempe worse than it is, but I don't know if a great quality show makes it any good.

    Best shows from 77 IMO 04-28 Cleveland(much better than the SB from the previous night IMO)

    05-21 Houston, 05-22 Ft Worth, anything from LA, and if you want July 77 it's 07-23 Oakland IMO. Even some of the SBs and more quality recordings(Millard recording from 06-19 for example) show how bad they played those nights more than anything. The NY shows aren't bad even though the quality of them that's out there isn't that great.

  8. guitars101 posts end up getting deleted. I've had that experience over and over again. If you have a boot you can post don't post it there. It'll get deleted. There are some good torrent sites. I know of a couple good sites somewhere on the blog world...that I kinda neglected lately because of that stupid thing called life. But making sure the the best live band of all time is well documented is a good thing.

  9. Can anyone imagine going to a concert Now and seeing any band play for 3 and/or 3 1/2 hours without an official intermission? I saw my second favorite group last September, Rush, and they put on one hell of a concert, however, even They had about a 15 - 20 intermission.

    Last year I went to a concert with Billy Joel and Elton John that was about 3 hours with no intermission, but that was cheating because it was Billy and Elton for about 3 or 4 songs, Elton for his set, Joel for his set, then Joel & Elton again for about 5 songs.

    But then again Zeppelin actually did have intermissions for the bands at times. Bonzo's solos didn't involve the rest of the band for the most part. JPJ solos went on for 10-15 minutes without the band. Jimmy Page solos went on for 30+ minutes sometimes. Acoustic sets gave Bonzo a complete rest for 10 or 12 minutes or so. Zeppelin didn't have intermissions for the audience I guess, they did have some for the band.

  10. Just shows how bad they kept things over the years. I'm sure in the future there may be ways to fix some of the shows that are hard to repair right now. They also didn't release Long Tall Sally for that DVD even though they had about 4 minutes of the song in pretty good shape. You can find a great version of that song mixed with an audience recording on youtube. It's about 8 minutes. But as far as I know the only full version is Page/Plant.

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