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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 rec
  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. Could be that some of these purported songs ended up inspiring Black Country Communion material as well. Personally, I don't hear anything I would consider an amazing riff on those discs tho. In terms of a Howard Stern interview, I can just imagine. So Jimmy, how old was Lori..... when..... , and it goes down hill from there.
  9. Another review of the album by the Toronto Sun http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/28/robert-plant-new-pornographers-top-this-weeks-cd-reviews ALBUMS OF THE WEEK Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar 4 stars out of 5 You can love what Robert Plant did with Led Zeppelin. But like it or not, you have to respect what he’s done since. And where’s he’s gone. For much of the last three decades — and most of the past 10 years — the leonine rocker who sang Ramble On has continued to embody that lyric in more ways than one. Content neither to rest
  10. Liking it much, much more than the first couple of listens. Maybe this bodes well for some staying power on my playlist anyways. The reason for the Zep and P/P quotes might be to sum up, take a bow and exit stage right as a solo artist perhaps Am in the corner with those who are positive on the album. In terms of the upcoming tour, it could be a bit of a snooze fest. But then RP has been known to surprise. Toronto date has been sold out for awhile - may pop down from Ottawa on impulse the day of the show if I am "In the Mood" and give the local scalpers a trade.
  11. On the subject of player apps for Android, my experience is that neither the stock music player nor the popular N7 player are able to process the 24/96 high res music on a powerful Nexus quad core tablet. There is significant lag and clipping. For a great listening experience, I have found that Neutron is the best player. Works flawlessly and according to the app description, it is targeted more toward the audiophile. App is worth the $5 and you can try it for free. http://neutronmp.com/ FWIW,
  12. 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/
  13. 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
  14. Little story from Tony Iommi from a few years back. Remembering Bonzo today, and every day.
  15. Full Whole Lotta Love Rough Mix now up on Spotify. https://play.spotify.com/album/5CtFBdyCogM2p53Cx0r9ai ooops sorry old news,
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