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  1. I’ve been getting heavy into Mitch Mitchell’s drumming style recently and I keep coming across videos where people play Purple Haze with a ride or high hat. Listening to the record I never hear him use any cymbals in the first and middle parts of the song. Anyone else have a take on this? Also any other general convo about Mitch Mitchell and his wizard like drumming would be great!
  2. I recently stumbled across a video where someone explained what top wrapping a Les Paul was (essentially you string the strings backwards and over the bridge to get an absurd amount of sustain and looser tension on the string) and I had never heard of this technique. They went on to explain that Jimmy Page and other 70’s guitarists were the pioneers of top wrapping so I thought “what the hell, let’s give it a go”. After doing so, my guitar has never had a better sound before. The sustain on a simple power chord lasts about a minute and there’s a filthy crunch you get from this method. What’s your opinion? Some say it’s BS but I found it works quite well
  3. The Who is like the Twisted Sister of the 60’s, took them a long time to be really famous
  4. I was listening to “Lazy” by Deep Purple- an amazing song- and I was thinking about other RnB songs like “I’m Going Home” by TYA and I had the thought, what the hell happened to RnB? It stands for Rhythm and Blues and the fact that artists like Drake or Beyoncé are considered RnB is just disturbing. Any thoughts on the modern take on RnB?
  5. That’s the hole point, which do you think would win a battle, which do you prefer. There’s no right or wrong answer is just to see what people think
  6. Haven’t made one of these in a while but I was thinking one day, who would win in a Bass battle? Jack Bruce of the Cream, a pioneer of riffs and musical greatness or John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, a wizard of multiple talents and ball breaking riffs. This one I feel is really tough cause I can’t really decide a winner of these two madmen. No limits, no extra anything, which would win?
  7. I saw a comment on a Sabbath video about “the best lyrical line” ever written and it got me thinking. To me, Pink Floyd’s Echeos has one of the greatest lyrical lines ever written. Let me know your opinion on the best lyrical line written. Pink Floyd’s Echoes: Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air And deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves The echo of a distant tide comes willowing across the sand And everything is green and submarine
  8. So I recently bought an original TSRTS live album (from the motion picture) and was shocked. To start, Rock and Roll sounds very different, the mix is way weirder. Other than some odds and ends here and there, the one song that’s WAY different is Dazed and Confused. I’m aware cuts had to be made from the LP (cause the song is 30 minuets long) but you can here mistakes and just way different phrases played here and there. My question posed is which version is right? The 30 minuet masterpiece I’ve heard so many times or the 26 minuet version from the original LP.
  9. So I stumbled along this band in the realm of YouTube and I was aghast at how good they were
  10. Well it might be posssible but with all the disappointing compilations and live remasters, hopes aren’t too high. However Page has said there will be a number of unreleased surprises so maybe there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.
  11. Ok so we all know Dazed and Confused from TSRTS. In about the middle, when Plant and Page are doing some little diddle together (20:33 for those interested), doesn’t it sound like Plant is saying Bonham? Please some one tell me that I’m not the only one thinks this
  12. I just realized this but I’ll be 65 for Zeppelins 100th anniversary. How old (or maybe dead) will you be at this point
  13. Just because they’re old doesn’t mean they can’t still rock and roll. Rock and roll isn’t about age, it’s about the music. Sure the Stones aren’t as fast and pretty on stage as they were in the 60’s and 70’s but you’ll still buy a ticket to see the greatest play. However, Zeppelin should do one last tour for their 50th anniversary to end it all on a high note.
  14. This is a new development from NBC about Zeppelins Stairway to Heaven. Led Zeppelin must go back on trial in a lawsuit that accuses the legendary rock band of ripping off the intro to its rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" from a little-known 1960s instrumental, a federal appeals court ordered on Friday. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco overturned a 2016 jury verdict that found that the British band did not steal any original music from "Taurus," a 1968 track by the Los Angeles band Spirit. Taurus" was written by the late Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, better known as Randy California, whose trust brought the copyright infringement lawsuit. Michael Skidmore, the trustee for Wolfe, has said Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page may have been inspired to write 1971's "Stairway" after hearing Spirit perform "Taurus" while the bands toured together in 1968 and 1969. Skidmore has claimed Wolfe never got any credit. The defendants have said Wolfe was a songwriter for hire who did not have a copyright claim, and that the opening of "Stairway" — a descending chromatic four-chord progression — is a common musical convention that did not deserve copyright protection. The jury in the 2016 trial found that the two songs were not substantially similar. But the federal appeals court panel that overturned the 2016 ruling held that parts of the jury instructions in that trial were erroneous and prejudicial. The appeals court also found that the U.S. district court that decided the first trial abused its discretion by not allowing recordings of "Taurus" to be played during the proceedings.
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