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  1. Yes, I believe he did and, I think, but someone please confirm, that it was the first song Jimmy played as a session man that went to number one on the UK chart in 1963.
  2. "Clawing each other's eyes out"? I can understand Robert being upset that Jimmy was showing up drunk, but what would Jimmy be upset with Robert about? That Robert was calling Jimmy out for his drunken behavior?
  3. I went with my son RSD hopping through 4 different stores and bought the 45, a used In Through the Out Door album, Jimmy's She Just Satisfies single, a Yardbirds cd and a DVD copy of Blow Up. Happy camper here. ☺
  4. HA! But remember, at one point Robert does say something like "You promised me there'd be no trick questions."
  5. I think it could be a lot of things; the rigors, strains and craziness of fame, the pain of seeing someone close to you, or realizing you, yourself are in a bad relationship, insecurity in your talents and worrying that the muse will leave you because someday it's "got to stop", and, of course, addiction. I lean more towards addiction because you're always looking for the next great high "but the girl don't come" plus the comment about hiding and not asking for help. In the end, you can only blame yourself for your own life choices. What does "dancing in the doldrums" mean? Putting on a brave face while suffering inside? Enjoying wallowing in your own misery, as some people seem to do? Also what is a "master of the off chance"? Someone who's lucky to have survived?
  6. I watched the interview. Plant looked really good and very relaxed; totally calm and comfortable. You could tell Rather and crew had done their homework and it was nice to see Robert's demeanor at ease instead of almost cringing, waiting for the next question.
  7. Still not a chance to watch it yet but looking forward to it.
  8. Hello all, Dan Rather recently interviewed Robert on his cable program on AXS TV (pronounced like 'access', axstv.com). I haven't been able to watch it yet but wanted to post the link (hopefully this works as I've never tried to post a link here before). http://www.axs.tv/originals/tbi-robertplant-full-episode/
  9. Hi IpMan, I saw Plant in his current tour also and I agree, his voice did sound very good but, overall, I felt the evening was lackluster. I'm not trying to argue with you, or anyone, just a different opinion. We all know Jimmy is the Keeper of All Things Led Zeppelin and would fight tooth and nail to preserve that well deserved legacy, as he should. We also know Robert doesn't want an all out re-do of Zep because he's been there, done that and has other vistas he wants to explore. He is content to incorporate a few LZ songs in his current lineups, as is his prerogative, but that's all. That's why it would have to be a completely different type of project under a new name. (Hell, maybe they'd have no name, just an album title and do a reverse of the untitled LZ IV! Ha!) Jonesy's done some really diverse work and been far a field in the industry, perhaps his musical input would be enough to provide Jimmy with the security of experience having shared the trenches with him but also give Plant the comfort of looking at new material, and break the stalemate between the double P boys. I just want to see them working together again, in whatever new project. They each have the undeniable "it" factor and I believe it would still be magical.
  10. I would love to hear an acoustic album but not reworkings of Zeppelin but of original songs. Acoustic doesn't *have* to mean rocking chair music. I think it would be a marvelous challenge. The recording tech is better, they have so much more life experience now, they're all clean and sober (as far as i know?) so those issues won't come into play. Basically, they'd be creating a new band with different dynamics; they'd be moving forward, not rehashing their past. I know any time they've collaborated, its just as a "favor" or a "one off" thing on each other's projects but I've seen how they look at each other on stage (we'll ignore the Live Aid and other early 80 debacles) and they look proud, and joyful watching each other perform. They each have home studios, so its not like they have to publicly book studio time for prying eyes to see. They could use pseudonyms while working on it to help keep it on the DL. I'm sure there's probably other measures that could be taken. These are three, phenomenally talented people; I'm sure they could think of something if they wanted - but that's the kicker - they have to want to. Yeah, I know, that's too naïve, nothing's that easy; life gets in the way; they're busy, etc. Add to that the egos, any remembered past frustrations, etc. It would be a leap of faith, for sure, but where would the music world be if the leap of faith to create Led Zeppelin, for example, hadn't been taken?
  11. I agree with the last part of your post especially "Not every kick is a goal!" I cannot even begin to imagine what it's like to try to creatively match/exceed such a legacy.
  12. Ah, I gotcha now. That's what I get for trying to read through the forums after a long day. Thanks.
  13. Hi SteveAJones. Could you please clarify your statement? Thanks.
  14. Hello all, newbie to the forums but happy to be here. I saw Robert Plant in Chicago on 2/20 at the Riviera Theater. I'm curious if anyone else has seen him on this tour yet and their opinion. I must admit, I haven't been following his solo career too closely (the last time I saw him was ages ago when he was touring with Alanna Myles) and so had not experienced his current taste/style; I thought it best to go in with an open mind. I thought he looked very well with a good voice and his band sounded great. I must admit though, I felt it lacked something...warmth? Heart? I don't know, an indescribable *something*. Seth Lakeman played a half hour set before Robert came on and I didn't much care for him. His musical style was too slow for my taste. A couple of things were toe-tappers but, in general, he didn't create any energy for me. When Plant and the 6 piece band came on (including Lakeman), they started with New World and set the tone for a seemingly more reflective, mellow experience. That's the Way was the first LZ entry and was good. There was one song (don't know the name) that was very interesting with exotic hints throughout that had a nice impact. The LZ songs were re-worked to fit Plant's vocal range and current style, which is fine and makes sense. I didn't know what to expect nor did I have any illusions that this was LZ. I don't mind the rearranging of LZ songs to fit a musical style or ability; in general, it can be a fantastic way of keeping a well known song fresh with new perspective/feeling, to see it through new 'prisms of color' with different aspects of 'light and shade', to paraphrase LZ's credos. What I do mind is when I don't feel the performers' heart and soul. Did Robert sing well? Yes, he did. Did the band play well? Yes, they played with skill, energy and enthusiasm. Did the crowd cheer? Of course (including myself, a couple of times), but it seemed like none of their energy, electricity, etc. travelled through to me. When they started the opening riff of Bring it on Home/Whole Lotta Love/Santianna/Whole Lotta Love medley as part of the encore, I actually muttered a frustrated 'oh fuck you' because such a rollicking number felt hollow, somehow. The guitarist was working his ass off, doing guitar tricks and all I could think of was 'stop it, you're not Jimmy Page'. I look at it this way, LZ was 3 guys playing instruments (not including Robert for this as he is the constant for both), and, as we all know from videos, cds, bootlegs, etc. those three instruments rocked the muthaf*cking house down each and every time (even the ballads). This grouping is 6 guys and they did not communicate their message to me (Communication Breakdown? Sorry, couldn't resist). I wanted to like them on their own merits, for doing their own thing, for their own voice, but...it was ok. Any art form is subjective and you can't please everyone all the time, I understand that but their set didn't move/speak to me but I'm sure it will speak to others. I'm still glad I went, glad I bought the t-shirt, and yes, would go see him again if I had the opportunity because its still Robert Plant. Thanks to the forum community here for providing fans with a voice.
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