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About ADK-Zeppy

  • Birthday 07/07/1941

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    Upstate New York
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    Zeppelin music, Jimmy Page guitarist, Robert Plant singing, Orange amps & Cabs, Les Paul guitar’s.

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  1. The recorded version of TWS must have had some clever manipulation going on. I hear that Zeppelin “echo” in Clutch in their video of “50,000 Unstoppable Watts” between the bass and guitar. In this example, it was the bass player that came up with the unison harmony lick that links two parts together. I haven't found many other examples out there, but certainly, Zeppelin's influence can still be felt these days. ADK-Zeppy
  2. Welcome ncdoc! Not off base at all. I've been posting here for awhile, but consider myself a “newbie” compared to the members here with uber knowledge of all things Zeppelin. The Wanton Song is also one of my Zep favorites because it is so different than many of the band's other compositions. Lots to listen for in the WS. I became fascinated with the piece after listening to the “practice” recordings or sound checks; using that song to warm up with. There is a lot of passages to listen to in the WS and a lesson on how good those four musicians' time and rhythm were perfected. All four members' parts fit together like a fine woven tapestry. ADK-Zeppy
  3. A big reason people today still listen to and regard Zeppelin as at the top of all-time list of great Rock bands is their individual musicianship and the skills to put together great guitar riffs connected to a great Rock music voice; that could both stir and soothe all in one composition. Combine both with the swagger and attitude as a 4-piece band shrewdly and deftly managed by a larger than life Peter Grant. They were as different as the Beatles, but with a more powerful presence. ADK-Zeppy
  4. Zeppelin may have decided that a live performance (no matter how good) would not sound quite like the recorded version. Plant's voice and the processing of it on ITTOD sounds much like what Plant would go on to use in his later solo albums.
  5. Steve, I listened to it and have to say that this is your best work to date. Lots of fidelity and separation of instruments. ADK-Zeppy
  6. The guitar on the soundboard recording from 1969, sounds like his Telecaster, to me. Do we know when he switched for live performances and would that performance contain his Tele or his Les Paul #1? ADK-Zeppy
  7. Steve, This is the clearest sounding of all of your recent re-working of soundboard recordings. Listening with my earbuds proves that to me. Excellent job, and thanks for sharing it with all of us. ADK-Zeppy
  8. Steve would you kindly send me a copy of this latest effort? Many thanks. ADK-Zeppy
  9. I can well imagine how much excitement would be generated when the announcement appeared tha5 Page & Plant and company would be appearing at a small venue or club. Perfect way to see these two up close and personal. ADK-Zeppy
  10. I enjoy reading these critiques of the Zeppelin concerts, and I know it's a small point, but I would give lower marks overall to some of the songs with Page being out of tune or rushing the beat here and there. A lot of mistakes could be attributed to the hectic touring schedule and too, they were young and living in the moment” so to speak. The out of tune-ness can be due to those thin strings Page used and hot stage lighting, humidity, etc. where it's quite difficult to keep his guitar perfectly in tune. Fast forward to the mid 90's foursome with Lee, and Jones, and you don't hear much of that. Plant used his voice in a range that would ensure preserving it. Page was less frantic, more sure of himself and in control of his playing. My wish is for more “sound check” recordings to show up such as the YT one of Zeppelin working up a version of “The Wonton Song”. I sort of wish I could have witnessed them doing these recording rehearsals, because as guitar player myself, it would allow me to really judge for myself; their methods and musicianship. Then, wouldn't we all?
  11. Hi Steve, I started last evening to listen to this creation and on “Sick Again” I hear Page's guitar split from the center into my left earbud. Was that intentional and was it on the original live recording of this concert. AFK-Zeppy
  12. Hi Steve. Based upon these samples, I have to ask you to forward me the link to the Earl's Court performance. Thank you for sharing these amongst the forum members. ADK-Zeppy
  13. I was a late comer to Zeppelin, but I was drawn to them for their group sound and the voice /guitar interplay between Plant's voice and Jimmy Page's unique approach to playing guitar where he blended rhythm and melody so that, at times, sounded like a 2nd guitar was in the band. My point is partly made when Page/Plant duo continued with a different bass and drum duo in the 1990's. Then too is that fact that Robert kept his voice intact up til’ recently, even though he has not the range of his younger days, his style and voice qualities are still recognizable today when many other singers cannot be as robust in their singing. ADK-Zeppy
  14. I read Mr. Smith's book and throughly enjoyed it. Mr. Smith in his chosen profession, was part of the fabric and the “unseen” part of music making and the recording and documenting the music many of us grew up on. ADK-Zeppy
  15. Thanks for this glimpse into your experience. Were you in Canada at the time you met all three? ADk-Zeppy
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