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Brigante

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  1. Brigante

    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    The only thing those playlists do is drive home the point that compilation albums are completely superfluous these days - anyone can make their own and it'll be virtually indistinguishable from an 'official' version. Except that the compiler won't have left off any of your favourite songs...
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Stuff like this always makes me glad I've never done merch!
  3. 'Real drummers', 'proper drummers, 'playing to impress' and 'mediocre technically' - four quotes from this thread which give you a clue about Gibson's priorities. Fuck the content, stand back in amazement at the technical ability. Yeah, that Shakespeare - couldn't spell his own name the same way twice, what a shit writer, eh...?
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    Does Jimmy Still Play ?

    If Buddy Guy had Jimmy's money, would he still be out slogging around? Maybe, I dunno. You have to wonder, though...
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    Everybody is making music ...except Jimmy.

    Said this elsewhere, but it probably bears repeating in this thread: if Jimmy can't be bothered with it any more, do we really want to see him reluctantly turn up, toss it off and go through the motions? What value is there in that, really? Steve A. Jones once said something about Jimmy being an emotional player, rather than a technical one. I think that's exactly right. If Jimmy played with an emotional connection to the guitar that was basically 'I'd rather be at home', the result would be more travesty than triumph. If he doesn't want to do it, he's right not to. When all's said and done, he's Jimmy Page, FFS - hasn't he already given us more than enough?
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    Does Jimmy Still Play ?

    If Jimmy can't be bothered with it any more, do we really want to see him reluctantly turn up, toss it off and go through the motions? What value is there in that, really? Steve A. Jones once said something about Jimmy being an emotional player, rather than a technical one. I think that's exactly right. If Jimmy played with an emotional connection to the guitar that was basically 'I'd rather be at home', the result would be more travesty than triumph. If he doesn't want to do it, he's right not to. He's Jimmy Page, FFS - hasn't he already given us more than enough?
  7. I never listen to the radio - why sit there passively while some clown decides what music you're going to listen to? I don't get it.
  8. I know some bands have made an effort (eg. the King Crimson stuff above), but I still have this residual view of 'anniversary' releases as a marketing dept. scam, so I never even got my hopes up, let alone actually expected anything from this. Given Jimmy's repeated failure to back up his claims about future activity, I long ago learned to just ignore what he says about stuff like this. Even if he means it when he says it, chances are he's not going to bother in the end. Saved myself a lot of disappointment, this way. What does baffle me is Jimmy's aim of a ten-year release programme - I can't even work out what he thinks he's doing with that one!
  9. The idea that John Bonham wasn't a 'real drummer' because he didn't play as though he'd got eight arms and four legs is like these daft kids thinking that wapping out a million notes a minute makes you a good guitarist. Piffle. It's just empty decoration. It says absolutely nothing to me. Here's an example: I saw Jon Hiseman open for Billy Cobham in Sheffield in 1981. Out of those two, Cobham showed he could go diddlywiddly around a kit faster than Hiseman. Big deal. Neither of them played anything that made any kind of emotional impact on me, whatsoever. The emotional impact of Bonham's drumming? Still there after 42 years. Every damn time I hear it.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    Absolutely.
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    Greta Van Fleet

    There's a vast difference between those who use their influences and those who just replicate them. Buckley and Greta are perfect examples, respectively.
  12. If Page and Plant were as skint as Fripp is after decades of disputes with record companies over royalties, they might be more amenable to something akin to the King Crimson releases!
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    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    Everything about Robbie Williams makes me think that Bindon might have had his uses, after all...
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    UFO

    Saw UFO at Sheffield City Hall in June 1978. During the long solo in Rock Bottom, Mogg left the stage and Michael Schenker went to the front and centre, stood the Flying V upright on the stage, knelt down behind it and played the whole solo like that! I've never known if he always did that or if it was just that his guitar strap had broken and he was forced into it!
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    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    Hilarious - UK construction hasn't involved digging with shovels for decades! I've been an archaeologist for 18 years and have worked on many sites where construction's been going on - and not once have I seen a groundworker use a shovel, other than to put cement and pebbles into a mixer. I have, however, had many of them come over to our trenches and stand there gawping at us shovelling, like it's some antiquated practice from the Dark Ages (sorry, Early Medieval, arf). Robbie will probably have to hire specialists who know how shovels work...
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    Jimmy Page Vs Robbie Williams

    Time to let Choronzon have a word with little Robbie... https://uk.yahoo.com/news/robbie-williams-gets-permission-underground-212000094.html
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    Led Zeppelin 50th Anniversary

    Steve seems to have nailed the reasons why it hasn't gone the way people hoped it would. Sounds plausible to me. Anniversaries don't mean anything to me, so I've not been disappointed, but I can see why others might be.
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    Led Zeppelin vs Deep Purple

    'Tommy Bolin can't play for shit!' Ah, come on, it was only a joke when Bonzo said it the first time...
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    Walking Into Clarksdale - Rediscovered

    Exactly - a point that's usually overlooked. I'm no fan of Albini's (I'd say he actually ruined P.J. Harvey's Dry - the earlier Peel sessions versions of those songs sounded far better). Most Albini 'recordings' sound flat and lack dynamics and that's certainly the case with a lot of WIC, but Robert and Jimmy produced it and signed off on it - and Charlie Jones actually remixed some stuff for b-sides and those versions also sound flat and lifeless. There's more at fault with WIC than just Albini.
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    "Okay" heard in Achilles?

    I've never heard the phone ring in The Ocean or the squeaky bass drum in SIBLY and I can't hear this either - sorry! I don't actually want to hear these things, though - once I hear that damn squeak, I'm sure I won't be able to UNhear it...
  21. 106. That's okay - I've felt about 110 for the last 25 years, so...
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