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ZenGalacticore

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  1. ZenGalacticore

    A Word Or Two About Jimmy

    Great poems! Here's one: Jimmy Page he plays it tight, A teardrop falling through a blue spotlight. Hey, the original poem on this thread was quite melancholy, very befitting as an ode to Jimmy Page. But hey, everybody gets old, if they're lucky!
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    DID LED ZEPPELIN EVER RECORD A BAD ALBUM DURING THEIR REIGN?

    I'd say no, and I wouldn't really include 'Coda'. 'Coda' was simply a compilation of tracks they recorded over the years that never made it onto their regular issues. In a pure sense of the album rock of the time, 'Coda' wasn't really an "Album" at all. The tracks date from '69 through '80, if I remember correctly. I recall there are at least two great songs on 'Coda'. One has that bluesy"baury waury wrow" Mississippi Negro guitar sound to it. (Can't remember the name 'cause 'Coda' is the one album I don't have.) It got ripped off!
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    SHOULD THEY HAVE BROKEN UP?

    They should have broken up, as they did. And they shouldn't have stayed together, as they didn't. No. They shouldn't have gone on and on and on like the Rolling Stones, and thank the gods they didn't. They broke up because John Bonham died, but that was really more the straw that broke the camel's back. They had their run, and it was a glorious one. Music was changing- not for the better in my opinion- and at the time Zep began to be looked upon as a band of the seventies, signifying that era. Also, Page and Plant were having some tensions and the death of John, who was Plant's childhood and life-long friend by the way, was devastating to the entire band and its sound but particularly to Robert Plant. They could have gone on, but it wouldn't have been right at that time, to call themselves 'Led Zeppelin'. And remember, Jimmy Page is a crafty fellow. He knew if they disbanded while they were ahead the music would become legend.
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    SHOULD THEY HAVE BROKEN UP?

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. All these bands that go on and on forever, ugh! Look at The Who after Keith Moon died. They were okay but just didn't have the umph, the magic, anymore. Remember what Page said back in '80: "We just can't go on as we were without John." For all you younger fans, understand that Zeppelin gave so much of themselves to their contemporary fans. No one hour shows with 15 minute encores brought to you by Miller Lite and goodnight. Zep would play sometimes for 3 or 4 hours! But they've given alot to all of us and to posterity with their cds and dvds. At least we get to watch them live in concert and digitally remastered. Don't take surround sound and HD TVs for granted.
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    best song off presence

    I love the whole album. Achilles and NFBM were great but NFBM was seriously overplayed in the late 70s. My actual favorite is Tea for One. I thought that it was much more polished than the earlier and similar Since I've Been Loving You. Of course that's natural enough since Page and the band had matured quite a bit by then. The lead on TFO is simply mesmerizing, light-stringed, beautifully melodic quintessential Jimmy Page. As some of you grow older and experience some of the heartbreak of life, I think you'll appreciate that melancholy side of Page and Plant a bit more. "Who's that walking across the stage, Jimmy 'magic fingers' Page. Paul McCartney
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    Zep Songs

    Let me just add that songs like 'Crunge', 'Hot Dog', and others of questionable quality are just dittys that express the whimsical, humorous side of the band.
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    Zep Songs

    It seems that 'Hats off to Roy Harper', 'Out on the Tiles', and 'The Crunge' are the least favorite of just about everybody. But when you really really get into Zep, even the crunge and tiles can be enjoyable. 'Harper' was a Page/Plant tribute to some obscure blues/folk artist that they were intrigued by at the time. Led Zep III was in many ways a protest to the media-in particular Rolling Stone magazine- that was accusing them of commercialism and hype. So they decided to do some more arcane and acoustic stuff on the third album. And what did Rolling Stone say then? That they were ripping off Crosby, Stills and Nash! As if CSN created acoustic music. It (LZ III) was kind of like a purposeful anti-climax to the fourth Zoso album. After the release of that, with Stairway, Black Dog, and Rock 'n Roll, Rolling fucking Stone could deny them no more. Excuse the blab. My least favorite song is...gee, I don't have one.
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    Zep Songs

    It seems that 'Hats off to Roy Harper', 'Out on the Tiles', and 'The Crunge' are the least favorite of just about everybody. But when you really really get into Zep, even the crunge and tiles can be enjoyable. 'Harper' was a Page/Plant tribute to some obscure blues/folk artist that they were intrigued by at the time. Led Zep III was in many ways a protest to the media-in particular Rolling Stone magazine- that was accusing them of commercialism and hype. So they decided to do some more arcane and acoustic stuff on the third album. And what did Rolling Stone say then? That they were ripping off Crosby, Stills and Nash! As if CSN created acoustic music. It (LZ III) was kind of like a purposeful anti-climax to the fourth Zoso album. After the release of that, with Stairway, Black Dog, and Rock 'n Roll, Rolling fucking Stone could deny them no more. Excuse the blab. My least favorite song is...gee, I don't have one.
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    How did you get into Led Zeppelin

    It was 1974, I was 11 years old visiting a friend's house. His 'older' sister-she was 15- put on Houses of the Holy album and played 'Dancin' Days' and 'Dyer Maker' and I've been hooked ever since. As the seventies progressed and we got into the eighties, I became seriously disillusioned with the direction pop music was going i.e. Prince, Duran Duran? Give me a fucking break. So I retreated, or should I say charged, yeah, I like that better, I charged with my Viking war cry and climbed aboard the Zeppelin for some serious bombardment. The passage of time will always tell what something is worth. Does anyone listen to Prince or Wham anymore? Not that I know of, but tens of millions still listen to Led Zeppelin. Thank the gods!
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    Favorite member and song?

    My favorite member? That would have to be Mr. Jimmy Page! But love them all. Favorite song? Dude, get real! I can not answer that in good conscience. Love so many of them.
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    Led Zeppelin fan age

    I don't think one's actual 'age' has anything to do with it. It's all about 'attitude'. And you're absolutely right, music was better back then. Page-and the rest of the boys- understood dynamics, contrasts, change-ups, texture, arrangements, and of course melody. Page is the 'Great Arranger', the virtuoso multi-talented guitarist of our age. Led Zeppelin will be played for as long as man has access to electricity. And if the power goes out? Well, we'll sing Zep songs around the bonfire. Or the bonzofire. Let me add that Page and Plant had a sense of stagecraft, of showmanship, that most bands-then and now-have no inkling of, and, of course, Zeppelin had the power of real talent to back it up!
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    Led Zeppelin fan age

    We hear alot these days about how people grow up and only love the music of their 'generation'. By that logic, I shouldn't care for Beethoven or Mozart because they were born over 175 years before I was. Led Zeppelin is timeless music and we sensed that when we were kids and knew it by the time we were 20. I'm 44 by the way, but people think I'm early 30 something. I remember saying to people who didn't like Zeppelin that '30 years from now they will still be listening to Led Zep' and here we are! In architecture as well as music, 'classical' never goes out of style.
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    Jimmy's Riff Saves Rock and Roll

    Hilarious. Love the quips on McCartney and Buffett. I was surprised they didn't lambast the god-awful 'American Idol'. If 'American Idol' is where pop music is going, I want no part of it. But crap is nothing new. Remember 'Solid Gold' in the eighties?
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    Song Remains the Same spoken intro

    Yes. He said 'apt'. But what in the sam hill is he saying half the time in 'In the Evening'?lol
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