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  1. Hey if anyone has information to help me PLEASE give it! So I have a Fender Mustang I amp and a Gibson Les Paul 2013 Traditional. I just want to have that genuine Page tone he uses throughout his live performances, that way I can use it for all the Zepp songs I play. To give a rough idea I'm going for the TSRTS and HTWWW live albums' sound. Also, if you don't know how the mustangs work, they're basically amps that can emulate other amps and pedals. So if you tell me not only the amp settings but pedals and their settings that'd be great. I heard he uses an echoplex EP3 so if someone can at the very least tell me how to get that sound I can do the rest myself. Thanks for reading!
  2. Well I just mean I was kind of sad when my Led Zeppelin DVD only had the full concert of Royal Albert Hall (which is awesome) but I'd also like to see the full concerts of any Earls Court in 75 concert and Knebworth. I just wish they weren't partial concerts.
  3. I really hope once Jimmy is done he leads releases a bunch of concert CD's and DVD's as well. Imagine the FULL Earls Court and Knebworth performances released (unlike the original Zeppelin DVD) and then CDs/vinyl/mp3 of Earls Court, Knebworth, the best show of 1977 and maybe Tampa? It would make this already exciting time even better!
  4. Oh my gosh that would be dreadful having some other kid get the sticks. I would be so mad. And yeah I agree, I can hear something new in each Zeppelin performance, as I say "10 versions of Whole Lotta Love aren't enough!" Or of Stairway... or the Wanton Song... or That's the Way... or any of them hahaha
  5. can't tell if your joking with this haha what song?
  6. Yes thank you the only problem was that for lack of a better term, "haters" caught on that Zepp had similar lyrics at times and then they looked for every minor detail. There are only so many notes and variations you can have people.
  7. and yes although I just replied to you I have to add this: I am new to not only this forum, but forums in general this isn't usually my thing. I wasn't aware that this was a beaten to death topic on here, and I thought I could just help fellow Led Heads out! I just saw this list of songs on a facebook friend's post and I wanted to put my two cents in,so I did research and came up with some -what I think are- good counterarguments. Sorry if I struck a nerve for you. and even to Joe Bloggs here who resorts to elementary school-esque name calling.
  8. Yeah I am not trying to troll at all! I may have said it in the original part, but this is meant to be a page you can go to, forif someone is trying to say they didn't make what they took their own, or even some making accusations that are just plain wrong and have no depth, you can bring this up and say "No sir I believe you are wrong Zepp was and IS the greatest band of all time". I don't know what made that guy think I was trolling.....?
  9. I knew I'd heard a similar riff from the Lemon song somewhere, it was on some televised blues festival, thanks for letting me know what it was. I have to say those are similar but I still think Jimmy's is different enough. And wow I can't believe I didn't know that Robert Johnson made the lemon thing up. And okay thanks I wasn't sure what type that was in "Hat's Off to Roy Harper" thanks!
  10. That's pushing it man the 4 note phrase has been used a lot in music that's not what I'd call the same by any means. It took me until :37 to even hear it was in there. Again it's not the whole riff either the first four notes of Jimmy's eight note riff. Hey Joe is great though, and JH Experience is one of my favorite bands after Zeppelin!
  11. As any true Zeppelin fan knows, there are spiteful individuals who wish to discredit the band and its accomplishments. Being heavily influenced by the bluesmen that came before, Zeppelin redefined the genre and introduced people such as myself, to the wonderful music. Had it not been for this band I would never have known about it, and I wonder if the Zepp ever realizes how influential it is making a 19 year old as of 2014 fall in love with not only their own music, but introducing me to a whole other genre. Here are some songs that people have claimed Zeppelin "ripped off", I am trying to make this a master list so that if anyone tries to discredit the band you can come here and find the info that will help prove Zeppelin's legitimacy. Go ahead and add stuff or correct things I am mistaken on. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" - A folk song by Anne Bredon, this was originally credited as "traditional, arranged by Jimmy Page," then "words and music by Jimmy Page," and then, following legal action, "Bredon/Page/Plant." ----- They thought it was traditional, oops. Bredon wrote it, plus they added whole new acoustic part and the powerful descending riff in chorus. "Black Mountain Side" - uncredited version of a traditional folk tune previously recorded by Bert Jansch. -----Traditional, doesn't matter who covered it first. Nobody knows who wrote it, that's what traditional is. Plus Page's version is different from Bert Jansch, who again did not write this tune. "Bring It On Home" - the first section is an uncredited cover of the Willie Dixon tune (as performed by the imposter Sonny Boy Williamson). -----They should have said "by the way the first part we're referencing Willie Dixon so that you guys can get the point we're trying to convey that rock comes from blues." but that would've been too long. Instead perhaps they could credit it as "intro is a cover of Willie Dixon"? "Communication Breakdown" - apparently derived from Eddie Cochran's "Nervous Breakdown." -----No. I'm sorry they have Breakdown in the name? This claim has no basis. "Custard Pie" - uncredited cover of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down," with lyrics from Sleepy John Estes's "Drop Down Daddy." ----- Admittedly they should have credited the lyrics. But Page's riff is PAGE'S RIFF "Dazed And Confused" - uncredited cover of the Jake Holmes song (see The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes). -----This is one where they should say inspired by, etc. Same name and feel. Previously covered by the Yardbirds, Jimmy distorted the song until it was practically his own. Page's multiple riffs, violin bow solo, and guitar solo are all his own and should not be considered a full blown copy. However, I must say the original song no matter how distorted it became, and most of the lyrics including the name of the song itself are Jake Holmes, and so Page/Holmes should be credited. "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper" - uncredited version of Bukka White's "Shake 'Em On Down." ----- Uncredited cover, yes it is. Added a Pedal Steel guitar part if I'm not mistaken. "How Many More Times" - Part one is an uncredited cover of the Howlin' Wolf song (available on numerous compilations). Part two is an uncredited cover of Albert King's "The Hunter." ----- Part 1 is all Zeppelin. The middle section has like a 10 second thing that should be considered a reference to "The Hunter" if anything. Again the guitar solo and violin bow and riff are all Page's and lyrics are original. "In My Time Of Dying" - uncredited cover of the traditional song (as heard on Bob Dylan's debut). ----- Traditional song, again it's a traditional song. Blind Willie Johnson also covered the traditional song. Again, even if the original artist is out there somewhere, I have to put this out there PAGE'S RIFFS ARE PAGE'S RIFFS. Thank you. "The Lemon Song" - uncredited cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" - Wolf's publisher sued Zeppelin in the early 70s and settled out of court. ----- Partly a cover, partly their own. What happened happened and this issue solved. Although I'd like to impress upon you that Robert's "Squeeze my Lemon" part is his own and Page's guitar work is his original stuff. "Moby Dick" - written and first recorded by Sleepy John Estes under the title "The Girl I Love," and later covered by Bobby Parker. ----- No, not even close. This song is a drum solo with a guitar portion at the beginning. I can play both songs, they're different to play. "Nobody's Fault But Mine" - uncredited cover of the Blind Willie Johnson blues. ----- Should've credited Blind Willie Johnson with lyrics, music is their own again especially the harmonica and guitar solo. And again the riff. "Since I've Been Lovin' You" - lyrics are the same as Moby Grape's "Never," though the music isn't similar. ----- This is a weird one because it seems to me the first few lines of lyrics are the same and the rest are different? I say give Moby Grape credit for some lyrics. "Stairway To Heaven" - the main guitar line is apparently from "Taurus" by Spirit. ----- Haha what is this? It's laughable. Apparently Spirit copyrighted descending guitar lines? I guess One by Metallica and Pull Me Under by Dream Theater copied too because they start out soft? The descending acoustic and atmosphere is similar, and I'm sure Zeppelin was inspired by this. "White Summer" - uncredited cover of Davey Graham's "She Moved Through The Fair." ----- This is a folk song. If I am not mistaken the beginning of this video> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Yvw_ZztQk <is proof enough it's Graham's interpretation of this Irish melody, and this song is Jimmy's interpretation. "Whole Lotta Love" - lyrics are from the Willie Dixon blues "You Need Love." ----- The riff, solo, entire middle section -ESPECIALLY THE MIDDLE SECTION-, drums, bassline, all different as well as many of the lyrics. Enough of the lyrics are the same to constitute a suit. An argument I've faced was someone tried to say "would Zeppelin still have written this song had it not been for You Need Love by Dixon?" I say yes. The riff, bassline, and drums would've come together as well as the middle section Robert would just have different words to sing. The song would've been just as popular. I hope you guys' days were brighten having seen this! Another thing I'd like to point out is that at this time Led Zeppelin were just kids covering songs of their idols. They love the bluesmen to death and wouldn't want to "steal" music to make quick money, they were in it to make good music. They brought more people into the world of blues and morphed it into something completely new. Led Zeppelin is a band that has in my eyes never put a weak song out and I can jam to them forever. Also keep this in mind: Others have copied them. Van Halen's "Eruption" contains a part of the "Heartbreaker" solo. Chicago's "25 to 6 or 4" is the same riff as Zeppelin's version of "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You". Us Zeppelin fans don't complain about this do we? There are more but seeing as this post is already so long I'll save you the read. Have a good one!
  12. Thanks for all these posts guys, if I ever met one of them I'd asks some your questions, they're very insightful!
  13. I was wondering what questions myself and all of YOU would want to ask the remaining members? I would try and ask the most odd questions they wouldn't expect, just to get to know them. I was thinking of asking some of these, and you guys tell me what you'd ask! * Jimmy, what became of the Dragon Suit? * Robert, what's your favorite musical style you've discovered while travelling the world? * Do you listen to your own music still today? * What advice would you give me as a musician? * Do you ever know "Oh this song will be a hit" before it's even released? * What bands today do you guys think are promising? (I know Robert is quite fond of Mumford and Sons) * What do you think about heavy metal today, and do you think rock is dead?
  14. I knew making an account on the forums would be worth it! Thank you so much
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