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Old Man

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  1. Led Head I want to thank you for your reply. I enjoyed reading your reply. This proves that even among the true hard-core Zep fans that people can have very different opinions. I still stand by my list. We agree on Hot Dog! Hot Dog is one of the very few Zep songs that I can say I don't like. I do hope to get your thoughts on what I am about to say below. I have always felt that the 1980 tour over all had a good bit to offer and was very enjoyable. I have come to feel like my views on this are the minority opinion. I am also going to push the envelope and say that over time I have come to feel like there is a faction among the hard-core Zep fans that feel that the '80 tour had nothing to offer and that it never should have happened.
  2. There was a recent thread titled something like, "Picking On Page 1980." OK. If we're going to pick on Page for some of 1980's lesser moments then I think the band as a whole deserves a thumbs up for some of 1980's shining moments. The 1980 tour, overall, included most of Zep's best stuff from Led Zeppelin I to ITTOD. The 1980 tour brought back two of Zep's greatest numbers that were glaringly lacking on the 1977 tour - Black Dog and The Rain Song. It is worth restating that I am an American that is 51 years old, as these words are typed, and I know someone who saw the Berlin show as a 20 year old GI in the US Army. You'll never convince this man that it wasn't the greatest show he ever saw. Top Five Greatest Attributes of the 1980 Tour 5. Led Zeppelin in 1980 - This was Led Zeppelin's small contribution to the 1980's. In my book that in itself deserves respect. 4. John Paul Jones - Jonsey had it going on for the 1980 tour. I dig: that short combed back hair, that white dress shirt, that bass that looked like an axe, and his new sympathizer. It was the new decade and Jonsey was ready to rock. JPJ definately proved himself on this tour! 3. The Overall Set Lineup - I have already been through a good bit of this in the intro. Zep put together most of the best of the best of 12 years for the 1980 tour. 2. Train Kept A Rollin' - I dig this! The 1980 version of Train is a true head banger. Led Zeppelin never walks on stage gently and the 1980 tour was no exception. I have never really seen any comments on the board about this and to me that is a shame. 1. All My Love - I've never been that big of a fan of Led Zep III or ITTOD but on the 1980 tour All My Love steals the show. It steals every show from this tour that I have heard. It's like somebody snaps his fingers and calls you to attention.
  3. I am asking everyone to please give me any information that you have on this and to please correct me if I am wrong. Atlanta is my city and of course, being the Ledhed that I am, I am definitely interested in anything Led Zeppelin had to do with the city itself or even the State of Georgia. I have heard, and please correct me if I am wrong, that there is a better quality or a remastered version of the Atlanta 1977 show. Does anything know anything about this? Thank you all.
  4. I had to share this. I saw this interview somewhere with Dee Snider talking about how boring Led Zeppelin was because of their live 30 minute drum solos. Snider further went on to say how rock/metal fans went on to choose bands such as Twisted Sister over Zep and other more classic and '70's groups. I want to say that: 1. Although Zep is definitely my all time favorite group and always will be, I am an '80's teen and young adult. 2. I like several of the '80's rock/metal bands and singers. 3. If I should be angry about Snider's comments I am not. I found what Dee Snider had to say about Zep nothing short of hilarious. Seriously. Come on. Twisted Sister was a little boy's band. That was the kind of stuff that 13 and some just-turned-14 year old boys listened to when they were mad at their parents and having a tantrum. You never saw anybody 16 or over listening to Twisted Sister. You just didn't. There's just one more thing I have to say and please forgive me but I have to do it. Twisted Sister couldn't have even gotten jobs as Led Zeppelin's roadies.
  5. What do you all think? BTW: As far as I know, this is one that has never been asked before.
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