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  1. Music and visuals mindblowing. A different avenue to enjoy the majesty of Carouselambra. Drummer Rick Fedyk has history with Paul Rogers in the studio and on the road.
  2. Plant, Robert Plant. And I'll have my Aston Martin(i) shaken AND stirred.
  3. Stryder, used to take tape recorders in alll the time. My teenage objective was simply to be able to listen to the show a few times later on. Posterity was not on my mind as I would have taken better care recording, used best tapes available and stored properly. Many of the shows I recorded over. I know, wow. Not Zep but many, many other late 60s thru mid 80's from Yes to Trower to Crimson to Ten Years after and in between. The recording mentioned above is 72 altho I did also tape Mtl. 75 and a couple of shows NYC 77. An early show on the debut RP US tour in 83 (Detroit), had two recorders. One tucked in the back of my pants covered by tshirt and one in my boot just in case.
  4. Yes, my tape is one of the two. The one with lots of drop outs. Traded the masters back in the eighties for a rp concert I was desperate for that had a performance of Far Post. In hindsight, I shoulda kept them. I've located the original cassettes in Pennsylvania and am planning to get them back and over to a friend who has expertise in mixing to see if sound quality improvement is possible.
  5. Great read, Zep porn at its best. Thanks, Stryder. 1972 was first one for me, and your account helped recalling the feeling of chaotic and intense excitement in the air present all night in the Montreal Forum. The band was stellar. Managed to tape the show and always have a listen on the anniversary.
  6. Sounds like Jimmy Durante, maybe he was brought in for the session. His "swansong" before he died in 1980. ;-) Also sounds like a precursor to the death metal cookie monster vocal style.
  7. Later revisited with the Firm. Awesome, imagine tho had it been fully fleshed out and recorded back in the day as a Zep track.
  8. A missed opportunity, apparently recently too. http://uproxx.com/music/2014/05/this-guy-passed-out-and-missed-his-chance-to-meet-dave-grohl-and-john-paul-jones/
  9. Hilarious! Check the note sent by one reader, and the "critic's response. Good entertainment value. Probably the lamest review of Led Zeppelin ever. I wrote the following to the "reviewer". His response follows and is even more pathetic: It does not surprise me in the least that your review of these remasters completely misses the mark. Before even reading the article, reading your byline and seeing "Pop music critic" I can already guess that this article will seem as though it were written by a high school student as part of their homework assignment. You don't disappoint my... » more 1 hour ago 0 Likes Like Reply Share Flag ilevene Rank 0 Here's his response: His response: Roberts, Randall To Me Today at 2:20 PM Duly noted, and thanks. Opinions: everyone has them! The difference: mine is published, and yours is headed to the circular file. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for reading all the way through despite yourself. I'll take your advice and start shopping my resume pronto. Best, Randall PS: Deep Purple sucks.
  10. Little story from Tony Iommi from a few years back. Remembering Bonzo today, and every day.
  11. Interesting trailer for the movie A Shot of Whiskey the story of Whiskey A GoGo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FsrGZf8hw1U Led Zep and RP discussed 3:20
  12. Waited in the freezing cold from 6pm Friday night until box office opened Saturday morning to get tickets for this show. Cold as f***, but the camaraderie among fans made up for it. Taped the show, copies were traded sometime in the 80's for a Plant show in Newcastle. I can't find the original tapes anywhere, so I haven't hear them in a long time, but if this boot is from that tape, to let you know that it was recorded on a Philips cassette recorder in mono using Maxell medium quality yellow/orange label cassettes from the 9th row centre. I will continue to search for the tapes and post back on this topic to update. Was unbelievable to hear Kashmir for the first time. PG was not out yet. This, for what its worth...
  13. Watched a re-run of Jools Holland last night. Segment with Elvis Costello playing Delivery Man. Album release in 2004. A familar melody - Upon a Golden Horse?? Anyone else hear this or am I loony. He released a bonus disc some months later with extra tracks called the Clarksdale Collection recorded at Delta Studios. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buEKqxaBk28 Interesting...
  14. Not exactly license plates, but this was my "Zep Mobile" back in the day. Had just come back home from two evenings of pure joy at MSG 6/77.
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