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  1. here's another thing i found a long time ago, this sketch was in a book of dali paintings and sketches. i have the book somewhere but can't find it right now, this was a copy i made and stuck inside the "presence" lp. once again, apologies if this has been posted before, i haven't seen it when i search.
  2. I don't know if this has ever shown up here, I did a quick search and didn't find anything. I posted this on a facebook site a few weeks ago but figured I should post it here as well. This is what I assume to be the inspiration for the "Presence" cover, from the August 1956 edition of National Geographic. This photo appeared on page 209 in an article titled "Boom on San Francisco Bay." I found it many years ago while flipping through old magazines.
  3. one of my favorite things was a camera angle that's not available on the bootlegs. there was a camera right in front of the bass drum so when they gathered around the drums (which they did a lot) you can really see the eye contact and interplay between them. one thing i loved about the 02 concert was how close together the musicians were. they didn't have some massive stones style stage with runways and gimmicks, and even as big as the stage was they generally stayed close and really interacted with each other. maybe this was due to it being a one off, maybe if they were on a long tour they
  4. did anyone else catch the credits at the end? jake holmes receives a credit for "inspiration" for "dazed and confused."
  5. i just saw "celebration day" in atlanta. jake holmes receives a credit (i believe it was for "inspiration") for "d+c."
  6. And here's some trivia: in 1973 Led Zeppelin played on the site of your conception!
  7. Thanks Virginia! I liked your Atlanta reminiscences in the video link. I grew up in Marietta in the 70s and I can remember when Johnson's Ferry was like a country road. It's really changed since then, I can only imagine what it was like in the 50s. And then in the 80s my friends and I were in a suburban neighborhood right off Johnson's Ferry, wearing out a VHS copy of that movie, little knowing that the princess was in the same town. Small world!
  8. thanks strider, your concert poets are some of my favorites on this forum. i know how trudy felt during the bow solo. i saw the firm at the omni in atlanta in 85 and 86, and both times i was struck by how evil the bow solo sounded. i knew the srts version and tons of bootleg versions note for note, but to hear it live in an arena was something quite different. the concrete floor literally vibrated under our feet, and you heard and felt high and low frequencies that you just don't hear when you listen to a recording. like your great description of bonham and jones' tones, you felt the bass i
  9. i have the original vogel auction printed out, he wanted $30,000 for it at first.
  10. Wasn't there a story about Plant, Page and Clapton standing together backstage at Live Aid and Madonna came through escorted by her security guards? Apparently they were telling everyone to get out of their way and they got to the trio and said "move it guys, MADONNA'S coming through." Our heros all stood still and Clapton said "you must be joking."
  11. Weird! The guitar player from Space Cookie has that same dog in a picture on his myspace!
  12. "unfortunately the sunshine woman bbc session master tape was destroyed. the only version available is an am radio recording. " I wouldn't mind if this was cleaned up and released, although Page might not want to release something of that quality. I'm thinking of the Beatles Anthology and BBC collections, some of that early stuff was extremely primitive but they released it anyway just for historical reasons.
  13. Those are Petersburg amps, he used them with Page/Plant. There's not much info on them but they are Russian and I've seen them compared to Sovteks. Probably because they're Russian.
  14. I thought that was a ten string Manson bass? It's hard to tell from youtube. I missed Achilles too.
  15. I think if he was standing in front of his four half stacks he could probably hear himself clearly. He has always had an element of slop, that is part of his charm. I think the more overdriven sound he had at 02 helps his playing. I remember when he went into the Heartbreaker solo at the Atlantic show I was thinking it would sound fine if he would just step on a distortion pedal...
  16. But he didn't have to enter the ballot did he? I hope he was guaranteed entrance. I really love his playing, and I still love the first two Plant solo albums best of all.
  17. I may be alone in this but I'm enjoying the fact that we are only getting glimpses of this concert from cell phones and audience recordings. The stuff I see on youtube looks as good or better than the vhs bootlegs I studied to death in th 80s. And the fact that they are keeping so quiet in this information age seems to add to the Zep mystique. I remember when I was young and the only place you could see Zep was in the pages of Circus and Creem. Even Rolling Stone ignored them, and when they did pay attention it was usually bad. TSRTS was only seen at midnight movies until the vhs came out,
  18. I think the feedback can be delt with, they can pinpoint the frequency and remove or negate it. I also like the fact that they used stage wedges instead of in ears, it keeps it more live for the musicians, less isolated from each other. And I may be in the minority with this, but I don't even mind the feedback, it makes it seem real to me.
  19. You are correct, I was scouring his site as soon as I posted that to find out if it was digitally controlled. I felt I was wrong, thanks for the correction. These are important matters!
  20. He's using the Pete Cornish pedalboard that he's used for years, it uses digital technology to control analog effects. The Whammy may be the only digital effect on there, the Wah is probably his old Vox or Crybaby, and we know he was using his Echoplex. http://www.petecornish.co.uk/
  21. You might break the strings, but not the neck. Some old Page whammy bar (not pedal) action can be heard on the solo in Hots on for Nowhere and the beginning of the In the Evening solo. On his Strats in the 80s he had the bar set so it could only go down, not up and down like Hendrix would do. I think the only whammy bar guitar he had at 02 was his new LP Custom which has a Bigsby tremolo. These kind are hard to keep in tune, but he was only using it for one song so it wouldn't be much of a problem. As for the Whammy pedal, I think he had two on his pedalboard at 02, on on the left and
  22. A whammy bar (or tremolo bar) is a mechanical device on the bridge of a guitar, you use your right hand to pull or push the strings up or down in pitch. A Whammy pedal is a digital harmonizer pedal made by Digitech, it can bend the pitch up or down one or two octaves as well as creating harmony notes along with the original note the guitarist is playing. The Whammy pedal can create lots of crazy noises much like the Eventide harmonizer used on Plant's voice and Page's solo on the 77 tour.
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