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georgio

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  1. Thanks for posting. Second guitar is great. Roger Daltrey rocks it pretty good and very respectably!
  2. You're right. He's trying to teach technique. Unfortunately, he doesn't have a particularly nice voice and sounds pretty ugh
  3. That was a good tour. Saw RP in Michigan. In fine form. The Mission UK were the opening act and they were really uninspiring. I recall the singer Wayne Hussey kind of moaning or murmuring through his vocals. Robert was great in comparison. Did Misty Mountain Hop, Black Country Woman, and I can't recall what else from the Zep catalogue...he needs to have fun again in his solo career and cut loose a bit. I still have a teeshirt from the tour...still sitting in my cupboard and wondering if anyone would want it on Ebay...
  4. The point is moot. Even if he did splice it from 10 tapes - I don't think he would've needed to. He could easily have played it - as he's done live over and over.
  5. The problem / criticism around the album was never around Jimmy Page - it was directed at David Coverdale. At his peak, Coverdale garnered ridicule for pouting in Whitesnake's videos as we all know - even as Robert Plant was reviving his own solo career ( and taking pot shots at Coverdale. ) To be honest and fair to Coverdale, I've never compared him to Plant. They are so different vocally - in terms of range and tone, that only idiots would compare them. With the perspective of time, many of us know where Zep's influences came from and no-one accuses them of being soundalikes. Coverdale's great failing - and why he falls short of the greats - is his superficial lyric writing. The downfall of Coverdale-Page is that the lyrics lack the depth and ingenuity (and perhaps honesty) of what Robert Plant would have done. At worse, they're banal. But getting Jimmy off his butt to record something made the whole effort worthwhile. It's not going to go down in history...but so what.
  6. Not much of a mystery...it seems typical that this would happen. Everyone was switching labels earler in that decade or later. The Stones, Aerosmith, etc...The Firm may have had something to do with it, but I do recall Geffen was pretty progressive as a label in those days. Led Zep's back catalogue was still selling no doubt, but maybe the floodgates hadn't kicked in yet?
  7. Interesting...does that count reprints?? My guess would be 15 - 30 based on what I've seen over the years. 119??
  8. I think I was more into Joe Satriani at the time of Outrider, which didn't knock me out instrumentally. It felt like something was missing. No offense to anyone here, but it was a little flat somehow for me. I think Coverdale Page and the Firm were more my cup of tea. Page kicked butt on those albums. I've been waiting for Page to come up with a follow up album but one can only surmise that the fire is gone??
  9. good thread...i'm of the pre plant 1973 fan club...
  10. great stuff. the reporter sounds a bit righteous if school marmish...
  11. Never liked the album, never will. Never got the vibe. The magic was gone - and it's probably a good indicator of why Zep shouldn't reform and try and make new music. Individually, the ex-members have created far more interesting work.
  12. Zoso - someone should scan and archive them online! Taylor! Are you listening?
  13. Steve Marriott was a big influence on Robert Plant...as was a young Steve Winwood...the white blues invasion
  14. Reid has a nice voice...Steve Marriott too has a powerful voice. They could have taken over Zep or Purple incarnation II...like many British blues belters, they remain in relative obscurity now - they had their moments of fame, but none of them are in the echelon. What Plant doesn't get enough credit for is pushing the boundaries. Even though he was the singer, he wasn't "just the singer." He genuinely wanted to push for new sounds which he never gets enough credit for. He was consciously expanding Zep's repertoire with Page. With the other guys I agree that they remain more blues and folk based......
  15. "Going to California" - a cassette tape of the Berkeley '71 concerts. I believe I was subscribing to a Zep fanzine called Zoso or Presence (I can't recall) and they had boot reviews. I ordered it through the trader there. This was in 1986 or 87 - pre internet!!
  16. Terry Reid was the original choice for Zep...and he's still around. They should give him a shot at the vocal slot: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...eid-455709.html Not sure if he'd want it, but it would be inspired casting.
  17. Wholeheartedly agree. The song without the vocal line isn't the same!
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