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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.
  15. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy Elvis a lot. He’s a great musician BUT, his contribution to rock and roll is nothing compared to the people he stood on the backs of. He is one of the most overrated musicians. Sure he had loads of hits but this doesn’t mean he’s “The King of Rock and Roll”. After the 50’s, he really started more into rythm and blues and country music. Chuck Berry on the other hand was a much better musician. He was and is rock and roll at its purist Side note: Nobody in any of these threads has an inability to hear a great voice because we are all Zeppelin fans
  16. Well then again, John Lennon married Yoko Ono so... Also Elvis dabbled in the 50’s into Rock and Roll. Meanwhile, Chuck Berry lived and breathed the stuff. Elvis is an overrated quack
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  18. No the amp is still the same it’s always been (it’s a Marshall MG30FX [which already gives a great sound]). Maybe the coils in the pickups expanded or loosened from the heat and now it gives off a Telecaster sound? This what the pickups look like on the outside (you can see they’re a little sluggish from being slightly melted
  19. This here is a topic for people who collect records/vinyl/LPs. People who know the difference between good and bad sound quality shall come to this thread. The best LPs I own (in the sense of sound, quality and original value) are a 1980 repressing of Zeppelin IV, an original pressing of Wish You Were Here and an original pressing of Paranoid.
  20. So I recently took my guitar, a Rogue Rocketeer (a rather unknown and crappy guitar), and took the purple/black finish off of it. Since I’m not a electrician, I didn’t take the pickups out before using a heat gun to take off the glossy layer of laquer. So naturally the pickups started to sludge and melt a smidge as I took the varnish off. However, very nervous I broke my only guitar, I plugged it in after it was redone and to my surprise, it sounds exactly like a Jimmy Page esk Telecaster. It has that sorta fuzzy raw sound from Jimmys dragon. Anyone know how this is possible?
  21. If you pre order it before Sept. 15, you get a FREE Led Zeppelin Poster....
  22. Obviously none of these picks are correct. You can say Ten Years Gone or Achilles Last Stand or In My Time Of Dying. However there really is only 2 songs that would define Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven and/or Black Dog. If I were to personally choose a song that has been officially released, it would have to be Dazed and Confused from TSRTS 1973. If I were to choose and unreleased song it would be Dazed and Confused from 1969 London club- one of the best and gritest performances from Zeppelin.
  23. I was recently reading an article for an upcoming Foo Fighters concert. Now I’m not a huge fan of the band but do respect them. However, this list makes me chuckle with a new found love for these guys. This is a list of banned items at their next concert
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