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Nutrocker

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  1. I admit this new Detroit '73 tape was a far more enjoyable listen than that chopped up, distorted mess of a Louisville '77 alt source...πŸ˜„
  2. I would imagine Mike Millard was well aware of his stature among the fans and collectors, and from what I understand about the guy his reaction was decidedly Freezeresque- those guys hated seeing other people making money off their recordings...not just Zeppelin, but the umpteen Stones, Yes, Dylan etc shows they taped as well. We may kiss Millard's ass posthumously, but I bet it'd be different story if the guy was still around and active within the online live music trading community in 2020...
  3. The main issues with this second Louisville source are how the recording levels are set too high- major distortion on the drums and low end. If the taper actually knew what the fuck they were doing this tape would sound damned good. The quieter bits and the acoustic set sound alright. A fair bit of cuts are evident as well- for example "No Quarter" is about the first six minutes of the piece, it cuts off at the beginning of JPJ's piano solo (D'OH!). Safe to say if the first source didn't exist we'd all be pretty chuffed right now but as it is this second source pales in comparison to Louisville source one, which actually sounds pretty decent. IMO this second source doesn't really hold up for repeated listens, as an alternate it's alright, but other than that... Best thing about this second Louisville '77 source appearing it that it just goes to show hitherto uncirculated tapes are still out there...we may still get one or two of the Missing Seven '77 shows yet.
  4. Shit, I've been listening to live recordings more or less exclusively for the past six months or so...I can't remember the last time I played a "studio" album by anyone, Zep or otherwise. And I freely admit, given this Covid 19 era world we live in now, where the idea of gathering 20000 people in a hockey arena or 80000 in a football arena for a concert almost seems like a thing of the past, it's been kinda bittersweet listening to all this live stuff. "'Live Music Is Better!' bumper stickers should be issued!" -Neil Young
  5. Yeah...for the umpteenth time, even based on that mediocre incomplete audience tape Tempe isn't that bad- the only real cock ups are Plant's voice being fucked during the acoustic set (forcing him to drop all the high parts an octave which sounds really bad) and Page being way off on "Achilles Last Stand". That said, the band themselves knew it was an off night in front of a crazy, Louisville-type audience, hence the lack of encores- Zeppelin just wanted to get the fuck outta Dodge after that gig, and you can't blame them.
  6. Are you the infamous Ed Ortiz, perchance, who's Tempe review made Dave Lewis' Concert Files book?
  7. Or Freezer's, for that matter- I mean, his 2/28/75 audience tape sounds so good, who gives a flying fuck about the soundboard? IMO a good audience tape will beat a drier than stale melba toast soundboard tape ANY ol' day of the week...
  8. Like the man said, cocaine's a helluva drug.
  9. This one's better...Freezer's September 16 '71 ABB recording. I reckon his NOLA '71 Zep show sounds as good as this.
  10. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/hoDk3QMet70
  11. I swear there are live versions of "Trampled" were Robert seems to sing one, maybe two verses over and over againπŸ˜…. I'm exaggerating to prove a point, of course- it's like Plant neglected a verse or two in "Trampled Under Foot" on any given night between '75 and '80...I wonder why?
  12. Ya know what, I haven't even had a chance to listen to them yet...ah, so much music, so little time!πŸ˜†
  13. Isn't it always?πŸ˜† Looking at that song list makes me want to cry...I've wanted an early '75 show in soundboard for years and it looks like the only way we're gonna get this one is in dribs and drabs...never ceases to annoy me, these types of tape games...
  14. As a bit of an aside, does anybody know what the hell's the story behind these "uncirculated" Yardbirds tapes that have popped up here, there and everywhere since yesterday?πŸ˜€ I grabbed 'em, haven't listened to them yet...
  15. Always amusing to see that the type of bullshit fuckarounds that always permeated the Led Zeppelin trading community still occur. And this Minneapolis '75 business smells like a classic LZ trader fuckaround to me.
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