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Everything posted by price.pittsburgh

  1. Presence is a mood album for me. I'm never gonna play just one track on it but rather play the album in it's entirety. That being said, If I could only keep one of the two I'd keep ITTOD because it has more variety.
  2. I never disliked it but I found the alternate mix on the Deluxe Zep IV far more enjoyable.
  3. PG in the states is certified 16 times platinum because it's a double album so that means it sold 8 million.
  4. My answer my not be about a little thing but just the way they take the most simple little original and reinvent it to the point that it's another level of artistry.
  5. Hot Dog and yes I'm serious. I think Plant and JPJ totally nail the boogie woogie piano and 50s Rockabilly style. The lyrics are a lot of fun and even Jimmy's playing, which has been called sloppy, I think sounds good that way, for what seems like a fun jam session.
  6. My favorite Zep song is probably my favorite song in general. Since I've Been Loving You is the only song where I feel the vocals and guitar solo are saying the same thing. Favorite album is probably Zep II for it's consistency
  7. Hello, I haven't been on ere in a while and I have voiced a lot of my points on a general music forum I'm part of and should have thought to come here first, my bad for sure. Here's a copy and paste of my own comment on that forum after finding out the verdict. I'm not gonna lie.This win for Zeppelin was an emotional moment for me and so was this trial.I'm almost glad now that it went to court, because it vindicates them, and brings forth a lot of facts about each song, as well as musical composition in general, for the Zep opponents to consider.I don't believe everyone who sided with Spirit are Zep haters and these comments are not aimed at them.But there are many, who had Zep lost this case, would have then attempted to trash the entire song, and pay no mind to the details of the case that favored Zeppelin.I'm gonna be 46 in a couple of weeks.Had Zeppelin lost their official claim to Stairway To Heaven, even just the intro, I would have aged 10 years.I kept Googling "Stairway To Heaven" on my phone early in the day, knowing that I'm on the East Coast and I would have to consider West Coast time.At about 130 pm East Coast time, about 1030 am West Coast time, I glanced again at my phone while sitting at the drive thru at the bank.I saw on Google from a Billboard link "Led Zeppelin Wins 'Stairway To Heaven' Jury Trial"A huge sense of both joy and relief came over my body and I felt emotion in my face.No, I didn't cry, lol, but I swear, I probably could have made myself at that point.I felt like they were attempting to take away a huge part of our youth and a huge part of Rock and Roll history.I felt they had no right, over something so short and common, to go so hard after a song that means so much to so many, especially this many years later. Even though it was only about a short intro, that intro is so iconic, it would have still royally sucked had they lost
  8. If he's still receiving royalties for non studio albums then Mothership, the box sets and live stuff has probably helped him too.
  9. I don't count Whole Lotta Love as as a masterpiece as much as a signature rocker. IMHO the masterpiece on Zep II is Ramble On. Sure, Kashmir is musically the accepted choice from PG but Ten Years Gone I'm captivated by more. I would also argue that Fool in the Rain wins for ITTOD.
  10. I won't include Baby Come On Home and Hey Hey What Can I Do, as those would easily be 1 and 2 since they are actually master recordings. 1. Since I've Been Loving You (Rough Mix) 2. In The Evening (Rough Mix) 3. Gallows Pole (Rough Mix) 4. That's The Way (Rough Mix) 5. Brandy and Coke 6. Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix) 7. Everybody Makes It Through 8. The Wanton Song (Rough MIx) 9. Four Sticks (Alternate) 10. The Rain Song (Alternate)
  11. I haven't purchased any of the companion discs except for Zep I for the concert. I have downloaded all the deluxe material. The rough mixes are really cool. The reference mixes, not so much. I do enjoy the backing tracks too.
  12. You could have downloaded it from YouTube with the YouTube MP3 downloader, opened the file with iTunes which automatically converts it to ACC 128, then use iTunes Match to give you a 256 copy. That's what I did for Hey Hey and Baby Come on Home until now.
  13. I have no problem with mixing them back some to capture the darkness vibe, but they are too far back. I have always felt this way. I mean you need to hear the lyrics to some extent. I spent years thinking on "So Don't You Let Her..." was "So Don't You Run or So Don't You Laugh" among other misheard lyrics before the internet. As for Carouselrambra, I never had any clue what the lyrics were because of the mix.
  14. Well, The rough mix of In the Evening is now available on iTunes and it's awesome. I could never understand why Plant or whoever, wanted to mix the vocals so much into the music on it or Carouselambra. A rough mix of Carouselambra has been on YouTube for a while with clear vocals, listed as Rare but the quality isn't great but it's decent if turned up. I can't understand them mixing them a little more back but not as much as they did.
  15. Seems like most people who bash other artists are clearly envious of the massive success of the one they're bashing. Baker insulting Bonham and Moon, as well as the Stones in a different interview, by claiming they aren't very good musicians and that Charlie Watts was the best musician in the band. Then as discussed here before, we have Keith Richards insulting Zeppelin and Bonham in particular. Then Pete Townsend once said that he played a Beatles track without the lyrics and it was bloody awful. Note that the bands being insulted on these examples are Zeppelin The Stones and The Beatles. Basically the three biggest bands ever. So it's clear the insults come from people who wished they had been as big or don't like that someone was as big as them.
  16. Without a doubt this would have to go to "Since I've Been Loving You" IMHO. I would go so far to say that I doubt any song ever has both vocals and guitar solo, so powerful and passionate in the same song.
  17. It isn't the same band on that album but it still showcased their ability to venture into new territory. That's a damn good pop rock album and that's not meant as an insult.
  18. Yeah, I though maybe we'd get lucky and they'd follow the 2 box set formats, where it and Babe Come on Home were on the single disc. So basically those two are still only available in a "Set" and the new deluxe CODA is like 25 bucks. I'll probably pass on the deluxe Presence at first because the "Reference Mixes" are always too similar to the masters and Presence bonus stuff is all Reference mixes except for the Carrot/Pod song which is instrumental. ITTOD and CODA look a lot more appealing for the deluxe editions because they have "Rough Mixes" which are always more unique, and of course CODA has HHWCID and BCOH Plus, I don't own Coda at in cd format, only off iTunes, so that makes it more of a no brainer.. And I only own the Diament 80s ITTOD and and iTunes download. Whereas with Presence I own Diament 80s, Marino 90s and iTunes lol. So hopefully between the new Deluxe Coda and ITTOD, I'll only drop about 40 bucks and be good without the new Presence "Bonus" material.
  19. This is so freakin awesome. I'm really looking forward to the rough mix of In the Evening. I'm hoping Plan't vocals aren't mixed too far back. Same with the rough mix of Carouselambra with more clear vocals. There's a version on YouTube that's pretty good. May be the same one. Plus I don't own versions of Baby Come on Home or Hey Hey what Can I do that aren't just 128 kbps from YouTube downloads.
  20. The Beatles early stuff was Rock and Roll for it's day. There was no such thing as "Pop" music then, as we know it today. In those days Pop was short for Popular. If you sold to the masses and had mainstream success, you were a Pop or Popular artists. But the Beatles were always considered Rock and Roll. They were discovered as a Rock and Roll band and and marketed as such. Their influences were all Rock and Roll and R&B artists. Long before them discovering marijuana, they were rocking on songs like I Saw Her Standing There and You Can't Do That as well as covers of Long Tall Sally, Twist and Shout, Money and Rock and Roll Music. By today's standards, a lot of their hits were Pop but "Bubble Gum" music wasn't even a term until the late 60s early 70s with The Partridge Family and The Archies. But even the Pop sound of A Hard Days Night and Ticket to Ride is Way more Rock and Roll than bubble gum music. Plus, if not for the Beatles experimentation in the studio with different instruments and genres, it may not have ever been embraced for Zeppelin to follow suit.
  21. I like Out on the Tiles too, mainly because of the chorus. The lead up verses always seemed a tad cluttered or uneven to me. A little rough around the edges. But a good song nonetheless.
  22. Had to go with SIBLY because it's the one song that might include at the same time, Page's best guitar work along with Plant's best vocals.
  23. I went with Dazed because even though the original music is Jake Holmes, the additional arrangement is Zeppelin and all the lyrics. Plus Plant is in top form.
  24. I didn't want to be unoriginal but out of those 3, Stairway wins. Yes, it's over played and some would say overrated, but if you listen to it with a mind frame of it being new, it really is an amazing and captivating masterpiece.
  25. In my time of Dying is not only the best on PG, but it's probably their best track period. I can't think of another Zep song that I never get just a little weary of. After IMTOD for the PG album, I'll take Ten Years Gone, then Custard Pie and The Rover
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