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  1. I agree that the Stairway solo was a mixed bag. Page certainly brings the emotion, banging out perhaps the longest solo thus far for the song. But he starts to lose steam towards the second half and noticeably jumps the gun to the ending. Had he ended about 20-30 seconds sooner, it probably would have sounded better overall. Black Dog however has Page at his very best, IMO. That solo is hands down my favorite for this song. Just as you think he may be wrapping it up, he keeps on going with the fluidity and phrasing always on point. Plant also pulls off his best vocals of the tour for the
  2. I don't think so. The bass we hear sounds more like the hum of bass pedals rather than the thump of a stand-up bass. Jones was already equipped with bass pedals for the acoustic set which he used in the coda of That's The Way.
  3. Jones is playing the mandolin with his hands and the bass pedals with his feet. Ooooooh, I've been anticipating the next two 1971 nitpicks, and they're almost here! In my opinion, Page's best two shows's ever.
  4. Whoops... didn't know there was a Rolling Stones thread. I must confess, I don't visit this section much. I typically like to talk about artists on their respective forums and not other ones. And that's not a knock to anyone on this board. Of all the boards I am a member of, this one definitely leans more friendly than most of them. Before downloading this album I had only seen the album cover once before and didn't notice then. What struck me when looking at the album cover this time was not only were the aesthetics similar, but the poster itself was in the exact same position on the co
  5. Hint: it resembles another album cover from around the same time period. The thread has been moved here now, but I first had this posted on the LZ master section because this technically does pertain to Zeppelin.
  6. Anyone know what album was originally supposed to follow up Exile on Main Street? It was a live album called Keep Your Motor Runnin', recorded during the 1972 tour. Eventually contract issues with ABKCO forced the cancellation of this album, but apparently not before a track listing was selected and artwork was prepared. There was a Japanese bootleg released in 2000 of this album. Some of you reading this may have it already and know just how good it is. I've heard plenty of recordings from this tour before, but the tracks they selected for the album and the concert performances they chos
  7. Click this link and it will take you straight to the Mars section of the song. It is and always has been my favorite section of live Dazed. The first recorded use of this section was the Texas Pop Festival on August 31, 1969 and it was the final piece of the puzzle for the early years arrangement of Dazed. The structure of the song didn't change again for well over another year. Mars remained in the song until its final performance in 1975.
  8. I'm here to refute it... 😄 Ok, this may blow your mind a little bit... mainly because it comes from a night that is not especially revered as being one of Robert Plant's best shows... far from it. It's actually the other first night in Tokyo: October 2, 1972. Here's the link to hear for yourself. This was brought to my attention in a member's-only thread of the Hotel sometime in the past year. If I remember correctly, the guy that pointed it out as being the last time Plant hit the "lady," created the mistaken impression amongst the readers that he was referring to the firs
  9. If I were a betting man, I'd wager this show is the first one (at 7pm)... and probably the only song that is missing from the tape is Bring It On Home. Add that song and the length of the show comes to about 90 minutes. There is a cut between Heartbreaker and Since I've Been Loving You, and in theory the acoustic set could have been in there, but the show was probably only 90 minutes long so there was enough time to change audiences for the late show at 10:30. I guess Dazed and Heartbreaker were switched because they weren't sure exactly which songs they were going to do, so they just pl
  10. And just when I thought there would be no 50th anniversary thread today... Strider saves the day!! September 4th is a sentimental day for me... not to mention arguably the most important date of my entire existence. To name a few milestones: 1987 - My parents met each other at a dancehall while in college. 1981 - George Strait (the first singer I called my favorite) released his first album. 1972 - The Price is Right (one of my favorite shows ever) premiered on CBS. And of course one of the most famous nights in Led Zeppelin history. But today didn't start of
  11. While I really hope HMMT was played at this show, all signs point to no. A newspaper review from that night specifically states that Moby Dick and the brief snippet of WLL were the only pre-LZ IV songs performed. I believe Plant also states on the next show that HMMT was being played for “the first time in a long time.” That same review states that the show was shorter than expected... which lead to a good amount of booing when the house lights came up. It is strange though that a second encore of Communication Breakdown didn’t happen, especially since many shows in January had it.
  12. Kashmir was performed very well at that show. No mess-ups and a solid rendition overall. In fact, I've always thought the whole show is very solid. It's not Page's best night ever, but certainly not his worst... and pretty much every song is performed really well. The Year of LZ blog even marks this one as a "Must Hear" and he didn't give those out willy-nilly. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that "The Destroyer" which is the audience recording from the following night, was the one released in 1977... and the "Destroyer" soundboard box set was released in the ea
  13. So I'm all alone this Saturday afternoon, and I've decided to have a Stones marathon. I'll be watching all the concert films from the '70s... Ladies and Gentlemen, L.A. Forum, and Some Girls. L&G is a classic and one of my first real exposures to the Stones. I've only seen the Forum once before, and Some Girls will get it's first viewing from me tonight. We'll see which one I like the best when it's all over, but L&G is gonna be tough to beat. Sean, I'm pretty sure you were at the 1973 Forum show, correct? Did you also see them at the Forum in 1975 and Anaheim in 1978? If so, whic
  14. I recently purchased a copy of Luis Rey's book. I've never read it before, but I knew how big of deal it is to many pre-internet fans and wanted it for historical reference. I found a copy for about $14 on eBay (1993 edition) which was good enough for me! I read the whole thing in just a couple of hours. Having been a hardcore fan only since 2015 myself, the Year of LZ blog has always been a big point of reference for me, and it was fascinating to basically be reading the prototype of that blog. In the write-up about the Copenhagen 1971 show, he mentions that Gallows Pole is played w
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