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  1. There's a guitar on Immigrant Song ? Thought it JPJ with a extended ranger all this time. That's what years with perforated eardrums filled with sinusoidal fluids do for you. Makes me wonder what else I've been misserdin ?🤔 But yeah, think you are probably right - tremolo on one, plate reverb on two - but that A E F#m is buried pretty deep in there (to my ears). Bonham's high hats at the moment the chord sequence is played as well as panning room mics add to the sense of ice age glacier-sized epicness. Something I think Page was after and successful at achieving. Generally speaking, when it comes to someone who went straight to the boards often as not, was known to wave down whoever was at the studio at the time to borrow whatever guitar they happened to have - add to that how the instruments were layered, how the analogue tapes were mastered, etc., etc; by necessity, it becomes a question of approximation rather than replication, doesn't it? Thing is, if you'd been sitting in the Stone's mobile at Headley Grange when it was recorded - even taken a tape player along - then heard it after it emerged from the mixing studio in Tennessee - what you heard/recorded (and which guitar?) wouldn't sound the same as what is being heard in the final mix - after pressing. Personally, I think the LA 72 (HTWWW) version the best. No, its not a tele with a Supro - or maybe even straight to the console - but the guitar is far more present (yeah, Shirely probably does some studio majik panning the guitar to achieve a wider stereo effect ). Save for Plant's superior studio vocals, the overall energy and dynamics outshine the studio, IMHO. Just a slight bit of that midrangey LP/half-cocked warble there and man, are Bonham and Jones on fire here? --- What to use ? No? Me, as well. But my dodgy playing wouldn't justify such, anyway. Do you use a DAW? I think there are some plug ins that model the old EMT 140's pretty well - but you would already know those - I don't have one but I've heard nothing but good things said regarding the Catalinbread Talisman Plate Reverb Pedal. I think that'd be a def candidate for you to look at
  2. 'The first track generally thought to be from the sound check of a '73 Chicago (or Minn.) show. Played as a brief instrumental during the pre-theramin section (usually occupied by various funk "The Crunge"/"Sex Machine" morphings) of the WLL medley for a couple of nights and then, AFAIK, never to be heard again (which is a real shame) . You already know the one. Any of you guitarists out there know how to play it correctly? Seems to be originating (or am I just erroneously thinking so) off a E7#9 . After a bit, the tune grinds to a halt and you hear Page do a light DMaj7 - E9sus4 almost as an afterthought before Plant asks if someone was taping the session. I've also never seen a tutorial/lesson/whatever on the better known, similar version in the TSRTS - original soundtrack, not the remaster, of course. Which is surprising, given the spectacular, if all to brief, funk guitar performance. As with all things Page, its not the simple E9 Crunge slides but that right hand timing that could really use some light.
  3. I'm keen on getting the book of yours. Hope its chock full of leaking reel-to-reels, pesky AC hums, errant masters - were you the one who gutted the 'Celebration Day' intro? (just kiddin', of course 😉) - and all the other things I love.
  4. A song one plays over and over and over... Hmmm...well, as I've been trying to get the solo in "No Quarter" down and not knowing a D Dorian from a bar of soap + Dahvey's dodgy timing ... No Quarter!
  5. Always thought Rono had a charismatic stage presence that was, in some ways, similar to Page's around this same time period.
  6. Nice recording! I've not heard this one before. SB? Seems too rich/balanced for an audience recording. Anyroads, that piece sounds essentially the same as the 73, filmed MSG 'If-Your-Going-to-San-Fransico' part, except the pre-bow A/D 5/7 to 6/8 to 5/7 to 6/8 etc., slides come before the San Fransisco part here and the rhythm is somewhat different. I'm not much of a player/tabber myself but it seems like I've seen where someone on the board here tabbed out the San Fransisco part (can also be heard in a section of Achilles Last Stand) somewhere, if I'm not mistaken. As with WLL, it changed nightly.
  7. Hey Up! Forgot to drop in and say hallow after I joined here. I've occasioned by the forum from time to time when a search brought me in so I thought I might as well join. A kid staying with my step-father over a summer, helping out at his garage in the mornings but in the afternoons, I was by myself in a rural, fairly remote little town and absolutely devoid of any thing to do. Three television stations came in on the black and white set via a set of rabbit ears, whose programming consisted of half day-time serial dramas and half white noise. Long before the internet or even cable television. He did have a small FM radio; however, and I spent many an hour turning the dial trying to find anything that could get my mind off the squalid existence I found myself in for the summer. The odd classical music station, a top 40, but mostly the whiny, cry-in-your-beer country music that I came to despise. Anything that makes one feel worse after listening to it AIN'T GOOD; I don't care what anyone says. So I sat there one dreary afternoon, refrains of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty adding to the feeling of drab malaise, absentmindedly twisting the dial of the little transistor radio, watching the pack of feral dogs my step-father kept around the place finish off some unfortunate animal that had wandered into the area when I heard the first staccato lines of Whole Lotta Love coming from the tiny speaker. The guitar intro to that song has this way of notifying you that something momentous is about to arrive - and it does! The climax arriving on the cusp of Plant's Nordic calls with the fortuitous tape bleed-through that had the effect of eerie responses - and then those drums to unleash the final onslaught. My lord, this warn't a song, it was a summons to martial engagement - and quite possibly of ancient origin. Fight the hordes indeed. I'd never had music affect me like that before. I didn't so much hear it as I felt it. It had the same sense of the epic as a Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" or "Scotland the Brave" but was earthy, primeval and witchy. whats that man moving 'cross the stage it looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page its like a relic from a different age Paul had that one right, didn't he? lol It would be another month or more before I could return to "civilization" where such things as phonographic records could be attained. Until then, all I could do on those solitary afternoons after working at the garage would be to do what any 11 year old boy in in similar straits would do - keep me ear plastered to that radio. Like boys did years before during the early days of space exploration; listening intently for the mysterious beeps emitted by a Soviet satellite on a short-wave receiver. Hearing a Zeppelin track at that time, in that place, seemed as rare and special as hearing signals from Sputnik had been. Most radio stations in the area that billed themselves as 'album oriented rock' seemed to be locked into certain playlists from certain artists - playlists that for the most part didn't include a band called Led Zeppelin. The same ones that years later, wouldn't play The Damned, The Clash. But it just fueled the fire. Embedded a powerful musical presence with an aura of the mysterious. There was no playback, no download, no streaming channels - if you missed it, it was gone and who knew when it would come around again. Anyroads, lol. Pleased to meet you and thanks for the opportunity to reminiscence.
  8. We did as well. Except for the UFC and a few PBC matches, can't say I really miss it. Stream a few odds n ends; Prime, etc.,. Getting ready to watch evil Professor Pericles perch n poop. Should have never cancelled that one.
  9. I think most of them have taken their turn for that spot, back and forth, over the years decades. I'm one of those oddities that actually likes that raspy, hoarse, torn-up James Brown/Billy Gibbons/etc., tone; depending on the song. I saw, what must've been an audience-shot clip, of RnR from an early '75 show. Seems he was recovering from the flu or somesuch - bless him, it sounded like Lemmy Kilmister had taken the mic. My favourite version.
  10. Nice job on Hotel - bringing in the two guitars for the solo duet. First guitar especially had the tone spot on.
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