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  1. If you'll remember, Crossroads also used a lot of those same lyrics. These days, people jump on thier high horse and call it stealing someone else's tune. Back then, it was more of a tribute. It was never taken personally. A lot of the old blues greats were quite proud to have folks like Zeppelin, Cream, The Who, The Rolling Stones and others using some of thier stuff. It's like someone painting their house to look a bit like yours. They think yours is so nice looking, they want to be like you just a bit. It's a complement of the highest order. Regards, Tom
  2. Either everyone here is very, very young or have no clue. They HAD to release Coda. They didn't have a choice. Zeppelin were under contract to produce one more album. The death of John didn't change that. So, they picked out some of thier stuff that didn't make other albums and released it to satisfy the contract so that Altantic records wouldn't sue them back to the stone age. It really is just that simple. What...you honestly think Zeppelin WANTED to realease that album? You GOTTA be kidding me. Regards, Tom
  3. There's another guy out there that was right with John: Keith Moon. They BOTH were phenominal and, in my humble opinion, have never been equaled. Yes, there are faster drummers; more technical drummers, more musically talented drummers...but those two are in a class all their own. They are brothers of a sort. They both play with not only passion, but wreckless abandon. How hard they hit was really amazing. They could make their drums sound like no other. Like cannon. They do that these days with synthesisers and mics. Back then, it was simply them and a simple kit. Was John the Hen
  4. Boneheaded response, at best. Fact is, In through the out door was a kick ass album, and Zeppelin's true last album. They had been accused after Prescence of "forgetting how to rock". In through the out door was the response album...PROVING that Zeppelin had plenty of rock and skill left in it. Edited to add this: Led Zeppelin III was a flop. At the time, they were accused of the same thing: Forgetting how to rock. Fact is, Zeppelin were huge and they knew it. They made the music they wanted to make. They didn't care what the producer wanted to sell...the same thing over and over again.
  5. Throughout history, it all boils down to what you're used to. Most bands from England had to go elsewhere to REALLY become big. The same can be said for the legends of U.S. rock and most other nations. To wit: Zeppelin never really hit it big until they came to the U.S. Neither did bands like: The Who, The Rolling Stones, and I dare say the Beatles. On the other hand, Jimmi Hendrix had to spend what would turn out to be 80% of his career in England before he was ever recognized in the U.S. It's funny that way. I guess in the end we all seek something different. Something like we've n
  6. I'm sure you don't remember me, but we met once. It was 1986 or 85 I think...the first "The Firm" tour in Atlanta concert. I was 18 then and was thinking of buying a guitar and asked you which you thought was better: The Gibson or the Fender. You said, "Buy the Fender. Because you can make a Fender sound like a Gibson, but there's no way you can make a Gibson sound like a Fender." And you walked away. Going on 25 years later, I'm now 40. My first guitar was a Fender Strat. My second was a Fender 12 string accoustic-electric. I just bought a Gibson. You know Mr. Page, you were right
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