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The Kevster

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  1. For me: Page... then... Dave Gilmour Vini Reilly (The Durutti Column) Michael Karoli (Can) Johnny Marr (Smiths) John Fahey Nile Rodgers (Chic) Pete Townsend Jimi Hendrix and for sheer rifftastic brilliance, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed duetting on "What Goes On" on the Velvets' Live 69 album.
  2. No, no, a thousand times no! Just look what happened to Pink Floyd... they shouda gone out with The Final Cut in '83. Instead Gilmour trundled around the world with a (superficially at least) "new" version of the band and churned out the two (four if you count the live cash-ins) worst LPs of the group's illustrious career. Roger Waters was right when he stated in 1985 that the Floyd was "creatively finished". Gilmour, Mason and Wright did lasting damage to the Floyd's legacy.I can't see JP, JPJ and RP wanting to do the same... Led Zep WERE (and probably always will be) the best band ever. I think it should be left at that. The band we all cherish died in 1980. Besides, great as Jason is, they can never really be Led Zep again, can they?
  3. The White Stripes (+Raconteurs) The Black Keys Radiohead Goldfrapp Editors Stereolab
  4. WYWH here for me. It's Fat Dave and Shy Rick's fave Floyd album too. It contains their best work with the band (although Dave's guitar playing on Animals is pretty spectacular). Shine On is also by far and away their best post-Syd track. I think, however, it will always be overshadowed by its more famous predecessor, at least in the world outside Floyd buff-dom. Of course, if DSOTM had not been so successful - it's apparently now only one of three LPs (the others being Wacko's Thriller and AC/DC's Back In Black) to have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide - it's doubtful that WYWH would have ended up the way it did. Or would it? There a question...
  5. Aside from the mighty Zep: Joy Division Can The White Stripes Kraftwerk Neu! New Order (not post 1998 though) The Durutti Column The Raconteurs da Floyd Scott Walker & The Walker Brothers The Fall A Certain Ratio Magazine Esborn Svensson Trio Stereolab Black Sabbath (pre 1978 only) Rush (pre 1981 only) Buzzcocks Nirvana Cabaret Voltaire The Smiths a group called The Beatles The Who Kinks Stones (pre 1979 mostly) Pulp Editors Hawkwind (pre-1979) Steely Dan Public Enemy Sly & The Famly Stone The Duke Ellington Orchestra (any incarnation) Temptations
  6. I saw them at the 02 back in August and they were dire. Keef was so out of it it was laughable, even Charlie was off colour, only Mick (for me, usually the villain of the piece) was anywhere near up to scratch. I haven't bought a new album since Dirty Work in '86, and that was rubbish. So I think of them in the past tense too - 1963 to 74 or thereabouts. Best album? Beggars Banquet or Exile On Main Street But when they woz good, they woz magic, innit. Would loved to have seen them in the early 70s.
  7. That's a terrible idea. Think how feeble "Free As A Bird" was. I can't think of a better way to ruin the Zep's largely untarnished legacy. You'll be asking John Robie* to do a remix next... *For the uninitiated, John Robie was an '80s DJ from New York who remixed several of New Order's best singles in the period 1985-87 - to terrible effect. A number of fans took to wearing "JOHN ROBIE MUST DIE" T-shirts at the time.
  8. I was once [1993?] interviewing Diamanda Galas [in a hotel in West London] for a magazine when JPJ strolled over and sat down (he was collaborating with her at the time on an album whose release was then imminent). He was rather guarded, but very polite. He didn't seem at all interested in talking Led Zep, preferring instead to discuss various kinds of noisy alt rock (I think Tortoise came up, also Galas, the Buttholes) and dub. Robert I've met formally, again in an interview situation [in 1988, when Now And Zen had come out], but I bumped into him in a Russian cafe in Primrose Hill about 18 months ago. I'd just seen him play at Somerset House, a gig that I really enjoyed, so we talked about that, then we gassed for 10 minutes about football (he's a big Wolves fan, I'm West Ham) and then we talked about a mutual friend. I offered him a cup of tea but he said he had to get on. At the time I was sitting with a 38 year old woman, a work colleague from New York, who asked, "Who was that?". When I explained she asked: "Who are Led Zeppelin?" Jimmy I've never met, but I have met his missus.
  9. I think you're actually right, because these track lengths often include a lot of crowd noise.
  10. Found the "longest show" thread interesting, andit got me thinking: what's the longest single version of any song. Going through my boots, there's a 48-minute version of "Dazed & Confused" they did in Seattle in '75. Anyone know of anything longer? PS: Yesterday I was listening to a 77 boot (The Powhatan Confereracy) which had a 33-minute version of "Over The Top" Have to say I was getting abit restless during that one!
  11. In the unlikely event that there's further Zeppaction, I wouldn't really want to see anyone supporting Led Zep, and certanly not soft rock dullards like Foreigner or past-it panto queens like Aerosmith. If it had to be someone, I reckon the mighty White Stripes would be cool. Kraftwerk would be even cooler, but given their distaste for guitar-based music, I'm not sure Ralf & Florian would do it. And can you imagine the reception they'd get? It'd be just like Suicide supporting The Clash in '77, but on a much larger scale! One question: why does everyone on this forum keep going on about the Black Crowes? They're rubbish. Absolute pants. I had the misfortune to see these turgid wannabes supporting the Stones back in 1995 and they possessed all the charm of an unflushed toilet. Why Page got involved with them is a complete mystery to me - but then he does have questionable taste sometimes (viz Coverdale and The Firm). They're not fit to share the same planet as Led Zeppelin, let alone a bill. So there.
  12. 1. In The Light 2. Custard Pie 3. The Rover 4. When The Levee Breaks 5. Over The Hills & Far Away
  13. This is a totally dumb idea. It's fine for PJ&B to go out and play with whoever they want (although if that wanker Coverdale was vocalist I wouldn't part with any money). But not as Led Zeppelin. That's not just on. It would be acontravention of the Trade Descriptions Act and would be hugely damaging to theZep legacy. I mean, look what what Fat Dave did to the Floyd. He produced one mediocre album, The Division Bell and one truly awful one in the shape of A Momentary Lapse of Reason, an embarrassing, turgid, dated and breathtakingly banal record that is a massive blot on the Floyd catalogue (along with its accompanying live album, the supremely pointless Delicate Sound Of Thunder). Really, they should have let it lie after The Final Cut, as Vic would say, but greed and Gilmour's ego got in the way. Can't see Page doing that. Can you? And stop dissing Percy y'all. He can do what he wants, it's a free country. Personally I admire him for not taking the easy route. And I'd be more than happy if Zep left things as they are, going out on a high after what has been acclaimed as one of the best gigs ever. Sure, I'm sorry I never got to go, but don't you think it would be cool if they bowed out now, quitting while they were ahead?
  14. Just acquired "My Brain Hurts" (Tarantura) from OsakaOct '72 - superb!
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