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elKZacha

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  1. Easily Achilles Last Stand from the first Knebworth show. Each member is on fire and the fill Bonzo plays after Jimmy’s solo is fucking sensational, not to mention Robert’s strong voice and of course Jonesy’s unusually prominent bass riffage.
  2. Keith Richards is just high up on his little pedestal, so he doesn’t really have much of a worldly view touring with that corpse of a band. At least he acknowledges that Jimmy was lightyears ahead of him musically, but that doesn’t excuse his comments about JB, especially with that metronome of a drummer in the Rolling Stones.
  3. I to IV HotH and PG Presence ...and the other two accidental offspring of excess and record company bs
  4. I don’t think we’re discussing the same segment. Whilst the majority of the song is clearly a Strat, the break after the solo in which Jimmy does a few bends is clearly a humbucker equipped guitar (LP).
  5. Are you serious? Give ITE another listen and tell me that isn’t the sound of a distorted neck humbucker. Good luck getting that thickness with a Strat.
  6. Put simply, the one dimensional aspect to Presence just worked. It was a gritty album and in my opinion that didn’t hurt it. Royal Orleans is the clear break between the darker tracks, comparable to Hot Dog balancing out the more keyboard laden tracks. Presence is also just so crystal clear in it’s production. Even with the numerous guitar tracks present on ALS, it’s never cluttered or messy. The same cannot be said for tracks such as Carouselambra and ITE, which can sound real muddy at times. Although many instruments are supposedly used on ITTOD, it doesn’t really result in a more intersting structure musically. Hell, I think Jimmy managed to texture Tea for One well with just an electric guitar than all the instruments on ITTOD. I guess the underlying point I’m trying to make is that whilst maybe ITTOD isn’t strictly a completely one dimensional album, it does lack cohesion, with much of the variety of tracks making for a pretty uneasy listening experience. PG is a prime example of wildly different ideas being done well, as is LZ III, and neither album is jarring to listen to.
  7. HotH just can’t be compared to ITTOD imo. Every song on HotH is just so original in its sound and structure. No Quarter and OtHaFA are prime examples of this. ITTOUD has many ambitious sounding tracks but idk, I just can’t seem to appreciate them. They’re all either too long or just lack direction. Carouselambra is a complete headache for me, although that could possibly be put down to the unfortunate mixing. And saying Zep albums are all very different is true to a point, yet LZ I and II are pretty much in the same vein. No fault in that of course.
  8. He could’ve been using any old guitar, but to my ear the tone on each song is the same. The only exception I can think of is the quiet part in ITE, with the Les Paul neck pickup, but the rest of the album is a twangy single coil sound. Even if they are as varied as you make it out to be, I find that it’s usually drowned out by other nuances and such.
  9. Sure. Guitar tone is the same on each song, even Hot Dog (Page was employing the b-bender a lot at this time), the only exception being ITE. Although the same can be said for Presence, I felt like this tone didn’t really complement the already mediocore playing. The use of synth is present on a fair few of the tracks, with Hot Dog being an exception. Plant’s voice has that annoying karaoke echo to it on every song, although his voice is strong. Just not many varying tonal textures to compare with earlier work.
  10. That’s exactly it, if it were any other band then I’d probably enjoy it, but the idea of LZ making the album makes me uncomfortable..
  11. I appreciate the response, Are there any remasters of this album other than Page’s that you know of?
  12. Now I know the easiest album to attack in the band’s discography is ITTOD, but I feel there’s a reason for it. I feel that it just fails to exhibit any of the impressive qualities that Led Zeppelin were built on, which is each member’s individual prowess, interesting mixing nuances and so forth. It’s a very one dimensional album and some like that, some don’t. A fair few of their albums such as LZ I, II and especially Presence are also very one dimensional, but they are in my opinion still outstanding records with endless replay value. The same just can’t be said for ITTOD. Some tracks are obviously expendable, such as SBS and FITR. Whilst other albums like PG also had throwaway tracks like BWS, there was always a degree of musicality which at least made the songs fun. The same can be said for Hot Dog, it’s a fun little ditty, yet the difference is that PG’s other stronger songs could back up the more expendable material. ITTOD just doesn’t have enough strong material on it. IGC is one of the few tracks on the album which holds my attention all the way through, the lyricism is on point as is the musicianship, despite its length. On the other hand, Carouselambra is a bloated mess of half arsed ideas that blend together to make a boring flop of a tune. There’s no direction, it just holds on to one thing, be it the jarring keyboard riff or the nonchanlant chord strums. It’s simply too long for it’s own good. All My Love is a fantastic tune, for what it is. It’s heartfelt and it comes together beautifully, excusing the dreadful keyboard break. The song really exemplified what Plant was feeling, and that’s what makes it so good. I suppose that’s the bottom line really, purpose. Most of the songs, if not the entire album just seem unnecessary. I’d love to enjoy it, but to me it just pales in comparison to so many other albums in Zeppelin’s discography. Your thoughts?
  13. Presence is the album I normally hover over on iTunes, just such a great record. Each song is so different, yet they fit perfectly into the album. Achilles Last Stand is also the best album opener of any album ever.
  14. That's excellent, thanks. I've heard good things about the Copenhagen warmup so that'll be my first thing to check out. Thanks!
  15. Hia all, As the title says, apart from TSRTS soundtrack, I don't have much patience for some of the bootlegs I've heard. Can anyone provide some suggestions for some decent recordings? Preferably with links if you're able to. Cheers!
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