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  1. 20 years of drumming, often without earplugs, took its toll on my ears. The price of being "cool". Or forgetful. Twat. I wince when I hear folk using headphones in public and you can hear their music blaring, although my demon side chuckles with glee cos one day they'll be suffering like me. Twats. If my tinnitus gets annoying, I pretend I'm listening to Neil Young doing some crazy feedback. Which is why people often hear me randomly scream "Neil! Turn it the fuck DOWN!"
  2. A worthy and arguably overdue memorial, thanks for sharing the news. Question is, what pose shall they use? Can a statue convey a drummer's flailing arms at breakneck speed? Or perhaps we'll have him, er, fishing. Or, throwing a TV out a window? Riding a motorbike down a corridor? Selling a premium bullock at the market??
  3. Great drumming point by The Chase above, thanks. Mr Baker is clearly a bit of a loon. However, as some others have already pointed out, the influence of Cream on bands around them in the mid- to late-60s should not be underestimated. E.g. the story goes that Queen's Brian May was looking for a "Ginger Baker/Mitch Mitchell-type drummer" when he met Roger Taylor around 1969. In those days, Cream were constantly name-checked in admiration by many in the rock fraternity and beyond. The thing is, so many bands who were influenced by Cream - such as Zeppelin - ended up surpassing what Cream had achieved with even more success. Perhaps this is where any sour grapes lie with Mr Baker et al.
  4. So many serious threads here, I thought that this will brighten up anyone's day. Folks, any worries about the future of humanity can be allayed by this adorably wonderful little video from Italy showing a little kid who frowns at hearing pop music and turns into a excited happy child upon hearing Zeppelin's WLL. Just so sweet it's soooo cute. Watch the whole thing - the fella goes crazy during the psychedelic breakdown part. http://www.youtube.com/embed/7apWU-GOS2Q?rel=0
  5. Hi there. There's a reference to Jim Morrison in the Robert Plant Hot Press interview from 2010 (full text transcribed by me here): Incidentally, speaking of Morrisons, did you know The Doors' Jim Morrison? Yeah. He was propagating his own myth. Pretending he knew nothing about the music, and that he was in fact the Lizard King. We played with him a few times. I saw him fall off the stage. He went to seed very easily. A shame, really. I still think of amazing moments that he had. But that was a much more kind of tangential time musically – said the old man with the silvering beard [strokes chin and grins]. There was great music. And there was radio that supported great music. But here's the winnowing of an old man... so I must away.
  6. There was an advert in Ireland's Hot Press magazine in late 2000 promoting an upcoming concert in The Point venue, part of the planned European tour. Ah, what would never be... Still, some kicking performances to listen to.
  7. Whole Lotta Love and Kashmir obviously SUCK! Only joking. I don't understand this thread at all.
  8. Wow, that's quite a reflection of attitudes of the time. Ooh that spooky evil band! I shudder to think what your parents thought was acceptable to listen to! In my day, a friend's parent wouldn't allow us to watch Monty Python's The Life Of Brian on VHS because it was "blasphemous" and was banned in Ireland at the time. Luckily, some things change.
  9. Agreed with above sentiments. Presence is their strangest album, with few recognisably hummable tunes compared to anything previous. And yet... I love it for its oddness, the starkness and intensity. I do wonder how Presence would have been viewed if the band had continued with a few more albums, but as it is it's a classic for side one alone. It's also one of their best sounding albums, in terms of audio quality and tape hiss (the latter which is very strong in some Nevison-engineered PG tracks). And yes, Bonzo's drumming totally makes the album for me. Kick ass. Or "kick arse " as one might say in these islands.
  10. Great to hear the unbridled geekiness of the above posts. Yes, material goods won't bring ultimate satisfaction, but by Jove, they do help pass the time. Sorry to hear about Rock Historian's loss of all that rare well-loved stuff. As Freddie sang, "carry on, carry on...". Now, apart from my Classic Records 200 gram collection of all the Zep studio albums (literal audio orgasms in every weighty groove), my favourite item of LZ collection is the original sheet music book of ITTOD, which I found in a 2nd hand bookshop in Vancouver in 1994 for only CAN$12. I tried to remain calm when buying it cos I don't think they knew how rare it was. It's a lovely package with great photos, an essay and is bookended with two semi-transparent pages of each side of the inner sleeve. It was a great way to figure out chords and, especially, the lyrics of that album. Suddenly Carouselambra made sense!
  11. BEST. ON. THIS. DAY. EVER. Uilleann pipes being heard by thousands of Zep fans. Dig. This is primal earth stuff. Magic. Thanks, Jimmy & Sam. ...I saw P&P in The Point a few weeks later; this was the gig where Plant kept referring to "a Cork wedding...". Very friendly vibes. Cork (and Ireland) can do that to you.
  12. Thanks Steve. It does seem, then, to be a rare case of Zep not owning 100% of one of their works, which is odd considering they apparently funded TSRTS themselves. Ho hum, guess we'll have to live with it.
  13. [The internet allows some people to communicate to others in a way that, if done in real life, would be considered the height of rudeness and shameful self-entitlement. Whither grace, etiquette, wit and just a little politeness, please! The world is full of enough empty cacaphonies]. Now, to the esteemed OP: We have read many times about how TSRTS visuals were not allowed to be recut at all, leaving some awful edits - notably the one beat cut in No Quarter - whereas the soundtrack was free to reassemble. My question is: do we know precisely why the visuals were deemed completely untouchable? It seems strange in an era where re-editing is a commonly accepted procedure (even if one considers that there might not be much extra footage to work with). Do we know if this was a legal judgement or private agreement between the band, the directors and Warner Bros, or simply part of the original contract? Cheers, TK
  14. "I didn't hear anything more from Grohl, and John Paul Jones' communications seemed to dim. The next I heard, they were promoting their new group." Not wishing to overly parse the above statement, but does it appear to be a little bitchy? It seems odd coming from the same guy who essentially excluded JPJ from the P&P shindig in the 1990s (remember the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame speeches!!). Karma, perhaps? Or simply a saucerful of milk for Mr Page? Meow!
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