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PIPPIN

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  1. Yes - I think Since I've Been Loving You and Down By The Seaside and maybe a few from the first album are ones with bass pedals only.
  2. Mmmmmm........I wonder what shapes and patterns they were? Why only at that gig? I only thought lighting fx began during the bow till the 75 tour with lasers??
  3. I remember my first vinyl was The Song Remains the Same after seeing a video of the film. The next LP was an 80s pressing of Led Zeppelin 3. Many records later I found in a second hand recording shop a British "Deluxe" pressing of Led Zeppelin 3 - "Printed and made by the E.J. Day Group London and Bedford". The differences in the printing & paper quality is astounding. It also features the "Do what thou wilt" & "So mote it be" engravings. It is a real indication of the artistry that went into product design and manufacturing back then - something sadly missing in todays cds (and obviously non-existent in the 'download' world). The stangest record I picked up appears to be a Japanese pressing of Led Zeppelin 3 (a bootleg I think) that was found in a reproduced cover of Led Zeppelin (a duotone image of the cover which was wrapped around an actual Japanese album cover of another artist!). The text featured typical Japanese spelling: LED ZEPPLIN...Celerbation Day...Since I've Bee Loving You...Bron-Y-Aur Stoomp...Hats Off To (Ror) Haarper
  4. Ah found something: "September 4, 1970 - Today, after playing to 20,000 fans at the L.A. Forum, Led Zeppelin appear with Fairport Convention at the Troubadour in L.A. to a crowd of only a few hundred. The bands share instruments. Richard Thompson, guitarist for Fairport Convention plays Page's Les Paul, but FC's drummer, Dave Mattacks is hesitant to let Bonham play his drums because of Bonham's reputation as a very powerful drummer. Bonham sits down at the kit and steps on the bass pedal. Mattack watches in horror as his bass drum flies forward a half a foot. After the jam session which lasted almost three hours, the drum heads need a good changing and the toms need a good tuning. After the jam session, Bonham retires to Barney's Beanery, an after-hours bar, where he engages in a drinking contest with Janis Joplin." Sounds like much fun was had Wonder if there was any recording of the jam?
  5. According to LEDZEPCONCERTS.COM, "The band makes an appearance during a live recording by Fairport Convention" at the Troubadour club Sept 4, 1970 PARTIAL SETLIST 1. Hey Joe 2. Morning Dew 3. Banks of Sweet Primroses 4. Mystery Train 5. That's Alright Mama http://www.ledzepcon...?id=lz19700904b Anyone have any details regarding this? Did they get recorded live also?
  6. Add your own pyramid here... Looks more like Joe Perry though..
  7. MMMMmmmm I wonder what the title of the comic would be? I'm sure Jimmy would be proud of the muscles...
  8. PIPPIN

    L.A. 1971

    I agree - you can hear the genesis of The Song Remains the Same in there.
  9. I have seen photos from the shows where there seems to be a slide projector at the front left of the stage. Anyone know what images were being projected (if indeed slides were used)?
  10. Interesting how the Rain Song was in the set in 1980 and yet missing from 1977. A little bit non-punk...
  11. Not sure about the answer but it was a great poster - you're lucky, a nice one to have
  12. I've only recently listened again to the live performance of Albert Hall 1970 where in 'I Can't Quit You Baby' on Coda it is credited as a 'rehearsal' but it's obviously from the concert - the reference to 'Jimmy Page guitar' taken out amongst other things. As well as the old and new 'Soundtrack from the film the Song Remains the Same' containing many bizarre edits and changes (like the flanging effect on his guitar in Stairway) I would think there will be many 'creative solutions' to Dazed and any other track's requiring adjustment - even though there was only one gig - although didn't they have rehearsals at 02?. You would have to listen to unofficial & official versions side by side to get the full picture.
  13. We await "The Soundtrack from the Film Led Zeppelin live at 02 Arena"
  14. I noticed a big change from 75 to 77 in all his guitar sounds. Could have had a lot to do with his ageing ears & loss of mid to higher frequencies (needing to adjust up the tone on the amps to give him the same grunt & presence on stage he enjoyed in previous years with a more fuller audio spectrum).
  15. The lighting was also a giveaway -much softer and more even in the studio. Also there was much less looking out (as there was no audience).
  16. Thanks for what you did - syncing is a big job.
  17. Osaka 1971 and Berkely 1971 - you have to hear the bass and Rhodes to get the magic (and Bonham's early drum fills at the end to keep them on their toes!)
  18. Even with formal training singing rock 'n roll isn't easy, vocal improvising with Zeppelin in full flight would be far beyond other singers reach. Perhaps Plant did stuff his voice up requiring the surgery, but he grew up too. Losing a son and not being there when he died would change any father, his singing style and ability forever altered. The voice is a biological/emotional instrument and much different to 'material' ones.
  19. On an earlier post I suggest a female singer. I doubt a male singer could fill Plant's shoes, even if not singing Zep material. Page and Jones as Capricorns need to get out and climb the mountains on stage. Anyone know Jason Bonham's astrology?
  20. Seems that it's time for Page and Jones to explore their creative juices without Robert...and possibly without Jason. If Page and Plant was a Middle-Eastern flavour, what would a Jones and Page one be? A No Quarter feel? Instrumentals?
  21. Thanks for your inspiring talent and creativity
  22. In The Light definetaly!!! (I think they will play it again before they play at the great gig in they sky) Rain song second, although Jonesy's "modern" string sound would weaken it (go the Mellotron!!)
  23. A violin/cello has a different contoured bridge/saddle than an electric guitar. The violin/cello has a more accentuated curve allowing the bow to "choose" more easily the different individual strings (and hence play the instrument as a solo instrument). As the electric guitar has a more flattened shape the outer "E" strings are used more as the "soloing" strings. Due to the flattened shape the other strings are used more in chords. Notice Pages use of as much length of bow for chords (for sustain) and just the end tip for fast repetitive notes. A guitar with rich sustain will ensure "noises" of the bow are not as intrusive to the sound. Guitar volume around 7-10 (for better sustain). For quieter passages less bow pressure. Don't have the bow's tension up to far and the life of the bow will lengthen. Good luck!
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