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Trem-O-Verb

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  1. Here's another one I like to use...
  2. I just read “Led Zeppelin: The Oral History of the World's Greatest Rock Band” by Barney Hoskyns. It’s another good read (after recently completing WGWTE). The sheer volume of interested parties quoted from is really something. It is very, very different from WGWTE. Although I enjoyed it, I don’t think I’d recommend it to someone looking for their first Zeppelin book. IMHO, I’d say this title may work best as someone’s second or even third LZ book.
  3. I just read “When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin” by Mick Wall. I don’t know if it’s the “best” or not but as a narrative it is very thorough and a good read. I do not have much to compare it to, I have Cole’s “Stairway to Heaven” (bought and read in the ‘90s and forgotten) and Stephen Davis’ “Hammer of the Gods” (bought and read, I'm pretty sure, in the mid ‘80s and forgotten). Oh, I almost forgot, I have “Heaven and Hell” and it’s a very good book though it is a series of essays so the narrative portion of the entire Led Zeppelin story is far less detailed than WGWTE. Moreover, WGWTE goes up to and quite a ways past the O2 show in London whereas HAH is circa 1991. HAH is almost a reference book; it has a great section on bootlegs, a complete listing of all of the band’s shows, back story on all or almost all of the songs, and the pictures are great. Try to get HAH used somewhere, it’s definitely worth having on your shelf! Back to WGWTE… The italicized bits at the beginning of chapters/sections [where the author works to put you inside the band members’ heads (and Grant’s)] became a bit much for me by the end but I read them anyway so I did not miss any of the info they do contain. That said; I did learn the brand name of Plant’s record player when he was young so there is that. :-) One last thing about WGWTE, you’re going to learn way too freakin’ much about Crowley, imho.
  4. 100% tracks ripped from officially released CDs except... I did rip the audio off the DVD box set. I really enjoy listening to all of those live tracks too. p.s. I don't have the greatest audio gear so 320 MP3s are as good as it gets at my house :-(
  5. I'm voting for "Brown Eyed Handsome Man." Only Chuck can tell a great story like that in less than 2:20. IMO, the live version of it from "Hail! Hail! Rock 'N Roll" with Robert Cray is great too...
  6. Yes (more or less but mostly "yes"). I posted because I thought it was noteworthy that the show, given its demographics, chose to devote time to it.
  7. The Colbert Report, 6/12/14, segment begins around 6:25 into the show. http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/full-episodes/8du5am/june-12--2014---james-webb
  8. Thanks for your replies! Now that that is done, I can get back to waiting for my new remasters to show up... ;-)
  9. Please be gentle, I'm a newb here... Are all 4 of the following CD collections from exactly the same source material? The Complete Studio Recordings The Definitive Collection (mini LP CDs) Box Set Box Set 2 Thanks!
  10. I voted for NFBM but... It seems like it might be helpful if we used some type of 3 tiered system for these "Favorite album..." and "Favorite song..." types of questions. A "Good," "Better," "Best" system of some sort. Just a thought...
  11. Hey all, wanted to share my tattoo as my first post (it was 4 or 5 years old when this picture was taken).
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