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Zepfreak

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  1. Saw Robert and company for the first time last night in Columbus. One word: awesome. I was grinning ear to ear all night. The show was far from sold out, which really surprised me, but the crowd was very appreciative. For me, the highlights of the show were "Black Country Woman", "Harm's Swift Way", and "In the Mood". I love Darrell Scott's voice. I'll have to check out his other work. If you go to a show, definitely get there in time to see the North Mississippi All-Stars, they were great. When the lead singer/guitar player went over to play the drums, I thought "WTF". Very talented couple of guys there. Here's the setlist: Black Dog Down To the Sea Angel Dance What Is And What Should Never Be House of Cards Buddy Miller song Monkey Darrell Scott song Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down Patty Griffin song Black Country Woman In The Mood Please Read The Letter Misty Mountain Hop Ramble On Encore: Harm's Swift Way Gallows Pole I haven't seen anyone take requests, but I did go to a Black Crowes concert once in which the crowd persuaded them to play one more song (and this was after a 3-hour set!). They had done their encores and the music to indicate the show was over came on and everybody in the pit started chanting "one more song! one more song!". Pretty cool. That was in Columbus as well.
  2. As has been said, Ann and Nancy Wilson are big fans of Zeppelin. I've been to three Heart concerts and they've played at least one Zeppelin cover at each. The last concert I went to earlier this year, they played "Immigrant Song" and "Going to California". Also, they selected three songs to be played over the PA system before they went on stage..."Another Brick In the Wall", "For the Benefit of Mr. Kite", and "Whole Lotta Love". "Barracuda" is obviously heavily influenced by "Achilles Last Stand". By the way, Heart still sounds great in concert. At the last Heart show I was at, Ann Wilson gave what is almost unquestionably the best vocal performance I've heard in person and I've been to quite a few concerts. Here's a clip from a show last year: Watch around the 2:20 mark.
  3. Here's a few of my favorites: Ten Years Gone Did you ever really need somebody, Really need 'em bad Did you ever really want somebody, The best love you ever had Do you ever remember me, baby? Did it feel so good? 'Cause it was just the first time And you knew you would Thank You If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, There will still be you and me. Over the Hills And Far Away Many dreams come true And some have silver linings I live for my dreams And a pocketful of gold.
  4. Actually, I think this collaboration has probably given Robert just as much new exposure as it has for Allison. There are probably a lot of younger country music fans that were like "who is this old guy singing with Allison Kraus?"
  5. As some others have said, I think it depends on the song. Take Pearl Jam's "Yellow Ledbetter", for instance. The words are barely intelligible, but they are used as an instrument. Conversely, AC/DC's "Big Balls" is all about the words, not the music. The music in "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" could stand alone with any lyrics, but would it be nearly as good? "Thank You" could stand alone as a poem, but it wouldn't be the same with different music. In songs like "Immigrant Song", the lyrics create a visual in my head. With different lyrics, my view of the song would be totally different. In "The Rover', the way that Robert sings is more important than what he is singing (to me anyway).
  6. I'm 29 years old. My mother always listened to rock music when I was a kid. Whenever we were in the car, she would have WEBN, Cincinnati's rock station, on the radio. I grew up hearing Zeppelin songs, though I had no idea who Led Zeppelin was at the time. Mom had some Robert Plant albums on vinyl, so I was familiar with his solo work. By the time I got to high school, I had heard of Led Zeppelin and knew they did "Black Dog" and "Stairway to Heaven". When I went to college, MP3s were brand new. I started downloading songs and researching rock history. Gradually, I learned that there were a LOT of Led Zeppelin songs I knew, but wasn't aware that Zeppelin had done them. I started buying albums, starting with the BBC sessions. Today, I have every Zeppelin release, as well as most of the solo albums and several "unofficial" live recordings. They are by far my favorite band. I love the musical diversity the band displayed. They could play any genre and play it well. I love the blues and hard rock songs, but there isn't a Zeppelin song I don't like. A few, like Hot Dog and The Crunge, took a little while to grow on me, but I love them now as well. Live, I don't think there is a better band. I love that they changed up the setlist and would just jam in the middle of Dazed, Whole Lotta Love, or HMMT. I only wish I had been around to see them live back in the day.
  7. Of the Zeppelin songs, I'd say Going to California. Misty Mountain Hop has hippy lyrics, but is a little too loud and hard rocking than what I'd associate with hippies. GTC has a mellow, soft tone and an accoustic guitar. You've got lyrics like "smoked my stuff and drank all my wine" and "someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair".
  8. I've never really paid much attention to it until you mentioned it. I've been playing with my audio software trying to isolate his voice, but not having a great amount of success. Sounds like he repeats the line "Tell me won't you do me now" a couple times, "woah baby" a few times, then "push it babe, push it babe".
  9. Good Times, Bad Times - after the last chorus, Jonesy's plays a bass line and then Jimmy comes in with a barrage of notes...my favorite part of the song. In My Time of Dying - When Robert sings "Oh my Jesus" towards the end, it sounds like he's saying "oh my cheating" or something. Going to California - The line "seems that the wrath of the Gods got a punch on the nose and it's starting to flow" always gives me get a queasy feeling (for just a second), like I'm visualizing getting punched in the nose myself or something.
  10. WKQQ is not top 40. It is a mix of classic rock and current rock. They don't play too much Grateful Dead (maybe "Touch of Grey" or "Casey Jones" once in awhile) and I don't think they play Phish at all. The bands on the bracket is a pretty good representation of the bands they play. I went to school at UK and usually listened to WKQQ while I was there.
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