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  1. There were plenty of rumours of Planty playing at the General Wolfe, Coventry, but he definitely did play there once as I have a clipping from the next weeks local paper, and remember it happening well.However I didn’t keep the date of the report. Most of the rumours came to nought. I went along one night on one of those unsubstantiated rumoured nights
  2. On the old forum there was a list of all the bloopers, including; at the end of a solo in ten years gone you can hear Page pull the lead out his guitar in Misty mountain hop Jones plays a wrong note Squeaky bas pedal in SIBLY and another song (I forget which but it isn’t as noticeable) The phone in the ocean ( I don’t understand how anyone could miss it) In Kashmir traces of the original strings are still audible in a couple of places i can’t remember the rest
  3. i remember this well. i wasn't there, but at the time in the local paper (Coventry Evening Telegraph) the music column ran several "mystery guest at the Wolfe?' entries, which meant Planty. i went along following one of those tips to see the DTs who he was rumoured to be getting up to play with, but he didn't. didn't he play there twice in that period?
  4. Well done, thanks. Very interesting and it hardly suggests that an instrumental album from him now, when he’s old and out of practise, does it? just maybe after the O2 he may have sold more but that’s a long time ago (14 years?). At the last shows he has attended, he’s either not played at all (Japan) played backing only (Beck) or played but ducked out of a solo (that guitar players event, I forget where) He’s finished. Move on
  5. Millons? You at be right but I seriously doubt it. How many copies did he sell of his Outrider album I wonder. It hardly set the world alight did it. Do you play it much? I have no desire for an album from him. If he wants to fair enough, but I’m really not fussed, the world has moved on He could do a televised concert but I seriously doubt he ever would as he wouldn’t risk messing up again. He’d be more likely to play two or three and cobble something together from it, and that would involve a lot of practice and time and though I have no more certainty than you I’d wager a sum it will never happen
  6. I’m having that. Wise words indeed
  7. The stories behind the songs isn’t great really as many of their songs don’t have meanings as such and don’t have much depth. Some do obviously but many don't i think I’d suggest the Barney Hoskins book as the best all rounder
  8. Can someone give me an excerpt or a time link to a Mars section. There are many references to it on live versions but I’m not sure which section it relates to. Thanks
  9. Very interesting. I’ve never cared much for the recorders intro and much prefer the keyboard live version
  10. In forty years of reading about Zeppelin I’ve never once heard any such notion. If someone in Tull had have played a recorder on the recording I think they’d have revealed all long ago. It didn’t happen.
  11. That’s be Knebworth 76 when indeed Skynyrd were fantastic and the Stones were lacklustre
  12. I think it’s a much better album than Walking into Clarksdale
  13. 1. No problem. 2. No problem. 3 it’s fine
  14. But he says the No Quarter was 30 minutes long on his tape, so it can’t be the soundtrack version. Unless to him it just felt like 30 minutes long
  15. Nope it won’t be from the film as that version is more like 15 minutes long, not 30 or more. For that length it’d have to be from 75 or 77 and probably the latter I’d guess
  16. Like most bands Purple were equally good at nicking stuff from other bands. It’s interesting you mentioned Child in Time as they nicked that. It’s been a while since I’ve heard it so forget the song title but it was from a band named It’s a beautiful day.
  17. There is that thought which is probably the most likely
  18. Was that the time he was involved in an inquest for a death at Mill House?
  19. If you’re going into the expensive vinyl world you need to know that cleanliness is essential, Get a carbon fibre brush, some and a stylus cleaner, at the least and use them. I have a vinyl cleaning machine for old vinyl. In the main i find crackling is caused by dust and dirt and not scratched vinyl. I wish I’d have known thirty years ago what I know now
  20. I’ve always thought that the real power in this riff, and others on the second album, like Heartbreaker, comes from the heaviness of the bass sound, and that the guitar sound when isolated is always much less distorted than most folk think
  21. I’ll give that try next time I restring. I’ve never seen a picture of Page with this set up though
  22. Another thing to consider is how much time are you going to spend in critical listening mode, versus enjoying the audio ride? As long as the sound is good, and the latest releases generally are, and you’re equipment is good enough to create a good listening sound. Then do you need more? If if you have a really top notch system then you probably do need the best versions such as the Classic Records releases, because the improvement in sonic quality will become more noticeable. If you just want to play the albums knowing you have good quality sound without getting all analytical then I’d say the latest releases are plenty good enough for that. Its about matching the product to your system.
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