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  1. I have a theory, and I think this tape is a monitor mix recording. There is one of the Landover show in 5-26-1977 and I have both the soundboard and the monitor mix. The monitor mix of this show in particular has a lot in common with the "Soudboard Tape" of Japan 1971.

    I say this is a monitor mix tape.

  2. Ok, someone, or maybe must disagree... but for me the 1973 MSG Shows (Led Zep DVD & Song Remains the Same). Why? Because it really captures their peak (1973 Best year) and the firecrackers... AH!!! Jimmy didn't get rid of those on the movie and the soundtrack. NQ has the best solo ever captured in video (cut in half but is still something), D&C, STH, The Ocean, Celebration Day, Rock And Roll, and SILBY.

    I do love the LZ DVD, the picture is bright, crisp and smooth, plus the sound and performances are amazing. Is still better than TSRTS, but I love the '73 period. If Warner Brothers wouldn't be 8!tching around and let Jimmy do a better retouch, completeness and better mix, I think would be an outstanding release.

  3. Good Times:

    1. Whole Lotta Love: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1979.

    2. Stairway To Heaven: 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1975 (Earls Court).

    3. Kashmir: 1975, 1977 & 1979.

    4. Dazed And Confused: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973.

    5. No Quarter: 1973, 1975, 1977 & 1979.

    6. Since I've Been Loving You: 1970, 1971, 1972 & 1973.

    7. The Song Remains The Same: 1973, 1975 & 1977.

    8. Celebration Day: 1971 & 1973

    9. Black Dog: 1971, 1972 & 1973

    10. Achilles Last Stand: 1977 (LA Forum), 1979, 1980 (Zurich & Frankfurt).

    11. Going to California: 1971, 1972, 1975 (Earls Court)

    12. Over The Hills And Far Away: 1972, 1973, 1977.

    13. Battle Of Evermore: STUDIO.

    Bad Times:

    1. Whole Lotta Love: 1975, 1977 & 1980.

    2. Stairway To Heaven: 1977, 1979 & 1980.

    3. Kashmir: 1977 (LA Forum 6-23) & 1980.

    4. Dazed And Confused: 1975.

    5. No Quarter: Some 1975 performances... very few.

    6. Since I've Been Loving You: 1975, 1977, 1979 & 1980.

    7. The Song Remains The Same: Only San Diego 6-19-1977.

    8. Celebration Day: 1979.

    9. Black Dog: 1975, 1977, 1979 & 1980

    10. Achilles Last Stand: Some of 1977 & 1980.

    11. Going to California: 1977.

    12. Over The Hills And Far Away: 1975 & 1979.

    13. Battle Of Evermore: 1977.

    12. Over The Hills And Far Away: 1975 & 1979.

    13. Battle Of Evermore: 1977.

  4. People... think about Robert's voice today. He can't reach high notes. The STH version on the O2 reunion he sang was very low... He cannot sing songs like OTHAFA, ALS, The Ocean and many others... And most song people want to hear and experience live he cannot sing without changing tones and notes... that's true, that's true.

    Maybe the band will be better without him.

  5. Best show for:

    Sick Again (Best version ever)

    NBFBM (Best version ever)

    No Quarter (Best 1977 version and best jam ever)

    ALS (Best 1977 version)

    TYG (Best LA Forum version)

    Over The Top (Best moment in history of rock drumming)

    The other songs are played very good, with the exception of that Kashmir. But the concert, if compared song by song, is way better than LTTE, except for TSRTS and the energy.

  6. I have a bootleg from MSG in '77 about a week before the forum show and the no quarter always goes a half hour on it. That show has about the best set list I've ever seen but the sound quality is fair at best.

    6-11-77 MSG No Quarter takes at least 32 to 33 minutes (when you splice the soundboard with the audience source to make it complete)

  7. Regarding Jimmy's said refusal to let Bonzo use a second kick. I have a theory. Jimmy was stage left. With a single kick, Jimmy could move in front of him and rock out, but he could also move to his left and get away from the cannon when necessary. Having a two-kick set angles the left drum right into his space, instead of the one central drum, dead ahead, thereby taking away that neutral zone over by his monitors. Perhaps that's why he didn't want it there. I sure can attest that when my drummer went from two kicks to a double pedal on a single drum, my life got a lot more bearable! Suffice to say, afetr nearly 20 years of being to my drummer's left, my right ear is pretty shot!

    Very interesting, soundwise. You have made your homework with that theory (and possible answer). I would add my following hypothesis, theory, whatever you call it. The band was at that time doing cover songs too, and some songs were a little more jazzy that required hi-hat playing. As Bonzo was very fluent with bass drum triplets it was really a waste using a second bass drum. Remember that Led Zeppelin was the first, if not a multitasking band, and sometimes Page played like having a clone on stage, so was Bonzo with his playing. Bonzo went more for drums, but he had also a great appreciation to Buddy Rich and liked a lot his playing and drum kit. Maybe he found in himself that was the rock answer to Buddy Rich, something not too far from it (greetings for both Maestros).

  8. IMHO - I like some songs that if Led Zeppelin would cover live in their prime, would rock:

    1. Hey Joe (using the cover made by Plant)

    2. Steam Roller Blues

    3. Georgia on my mind (a complete version, damn Page's guitar got fixed so quickly)

    4. Goodnight Ireene

    5. Come Together

    6. Fortunate Song

    7. School Days (the soundcheck rocks!)

    8. Born under a bad sign

    9. The Trill Is Gone

    10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    11. Yer Blues

    12. Break on through

    Go on, pick your list... maybe someday they read this and take some note.

  9. Possible answer to:

    1. That's the Way 5/24/75 - COULD BE that the multitrack tape ran out or Page, Plant & Jones liked more the 5/25 as the official version.

    2. There at this time about 3 or 4 different sources. The first and known source is the audience that circulated long time ago, with the horrible sound. The second known source is a more recent of Heartbreaker and That's the Way, recorded from the audience. But, there is known that it was recorded professionally either in multitrack (source #3) and/or soundboard (source #4). At least one of the last two were confirmed to exist by Page when discovering Led Zeppelin content to the 2003 releases. He didn't bought Bath because of the high price.

    IMHO, I don't think that Bath is going to surface through bootlegs. Page knows who has it, and maybe, if it happens, his lawyers will get their checks sooner.

    3. If Polygram had made an inventory and clean their vaults, surely they found it, but is not going to be released by the band because it was not intended for a public release.

  10. Bonham, like Rich and Krupa, didn't need an army of drums... you can do many different sounds with just one freaking drum and two sticks... or four.

    I learn something long ago that few drummers do...

    Learning drummers learn from their masters... a few learn their masters...

    Bonham learn Rich in so many ways that he had practically the same setup kit that Rich had. I've heard a lot of people saying "I want to be like him"... and that's an error...

    People had to think "I want to learn him", or "I want to know and do what he's doing".

    Moby Dick was always a headache for all their followers. Mody Dick is very simple, but the way Bonham did it always showed like unique and unmatched. That's the secret. That's what people has to know... how and why he did it. He did it very simple... but their followers always scratched their heads figuring out how he did it.

    There are a lot of COPYCATS... and very few learners.

    If you like someone like Bonham... don't just stare looking at moby dick... look and study his influences, and take for example "Keep A Knockin" and you have "Rock And Roll". Study him, not how and why he did that. You will learn more from the roots than from the leaves.

    Be wise, my little grasshopers (Gong sound)

  11. 1975-03-14 - San Diego - Soundboard Tape - "Conspiracy Theory" by Eeel Grass

    A pristine soundboard tape with a No Quarter so unique, that Jonesy never played something like that (at least comparing with all NQ recordings available)

    I have to made a correction... Conspiracy Theory was not released by Eeel Grass, but by Empress Valley.

  12. What city was 1975-3-14. what i have in my book was nothing there was a concert 3/12 and 3/17. and/ or what bootleg

    1975-03-14 - San Diego - Soundboard Tape - "Conspiracy Theory" by Eeel Grass

    A pristine soundboard tape with a No Quarter so unique, that Jonesy never played something like that (at least comparing with all NQ recordings available)

  13. Well... I think that, there are songs that captures the essence of Zeppelin through the years...


    Power: Kashmir, When The Levee Breaks

    Light: In The Light

    Hope: Stairway To Heaven

    Darkness: No Quarter

    Happy Times: Dancing Days, The Ocean

    Journey: The Song Remains The Same

    Love: The Rain Song, I'm Gonna Crawl

    Sex: Whole Lotta Love, Trampled Underfoot

    Melancholiness: Tea For One

    Infidelity: SILBY, D&C, Your Time is Gonna Come

    Cultural Roots/Folk: BoE, Gallows Pole, Bron-Yr-Aur

    Good & Evil: Houses of the Holy

    Conquest: Immigrant Song

    Fame and Fans: Sick Again

    Life & Death: In My Time of Dying

    and so on... just to mention a few... and is difficult to pick one as the best record.

    I just have the 10-CD Boxset with all their official live releases on my IPOD, and a lot of boots... And I listen them all over and over again... I just don't get tired.

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