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  1. I was browsing thru the used cd bin at the record shop tonight and came across this little treat for only $6.99! With my $3 off coupon, that dropped it down to $3.99. I had not heard of the New Mexico soundboard being released. Neither Argentum Astrum nor the Led Zeppelin Database list the May 23, 1973 Albuquerque New Mexico show as even having a tape, soundboard or audience. It's not on any of the Soundboard lists, either. I couldn't find any info on Discogs or Collector's Reviews or even by Googling the date, title and cd matrix number. At first I thought it might be misdated or even a fake but after listening to it, it is definitely a 1973 soundboard and it is not from any of the 1973 shows I already have...Tampa, Mobile, Ft. Worth, New Orleans, San Antonio, Salt Lake, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, etc. Here are the particulars: The title is... Led Zeppelin Unidentified Live New Mexico, Albuquerque U.S.A. May 23RD 1973 The label credits are... Celebration © 2002 Limited Edition Original Soundboard Recording Produced by JIMMY Original Mastering at Stargroves. Artworks by Gemini Special Thanks to Mr. B and YS CD # 6060485230311 Track listing: 1. Rock and Roll (Ending) 2. Celebration Day 3. Black Dog 4. Misty Mountain Hop 5. Since I've Been Loving You 6. No Quarter Total tape length about 35 minutes. How has this slipped by unnoticed? Especially since it came out in 2002. How did all the Led Zeppelin databases miss it? Has anyone else come across this 1973 Albuquerque soundboard? Either in this form or another release? Obviously it would be great to have a more complete tape. But only $4 for a new Celebration Day (Jimmy, whether by design or accident, tries some new variations during the verses), Since I've Been Loving You (although Robert flubs the intro), and No Quarter is a steal.
  2. Here are some never-before-seen fan photos from Led Zeppelin's legendary Carnegie Hall (October 17, 1969) appearance. A group of 15 year-old fans captured their experience at the 8:30pm (early show) from the 10th row. They describe a lack of security, except for Carnegie Hall ushers and were free to venture up to the front of the stage for a few pics as well. Amazingly, these photos also reveal Jimmy Page's first photographed live use of his Black Beauty Les Paul during Led Zeppelin and confirms it was brought to North America for this fall 1969 tour. http://www.ledzeppelin.com/show/october-17-1969
  3. This is such a cool new episode of Boppin' With Beth this week that you don't want to miss! The late, great John Bonham, one of the greatest and most influential rock drummers in history, is the "focus beam" artist on this week. Hear tunes from artists he liked including The Spinners, Four Tops, Peter Green, Graham Bond Organisation, Buddy Rich and Max Roach. You'll hear all about his story as well as a tune from his band Led Zeppelin and a track John did with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones featuring David Sutch. John's little sister Deborah Bonham is the guest for Beth's Lightning Round and there's a cover of a Ron Davies written tune, originally recorded by David Bowie, from Deborah's band with her husband (Peter Bullick), Bonham-Bullick too! I've got a Jeff Daniels rocker in Rockabilly Rewind and there's songs from The Yardbirds, Eric Johanson and JD McPherson as well! Hear it all HERE: https://boppinwithbeth.blogspot.com/2022/09/john-bonham-focus-beam-on-boppin-with.html
  4. If you listen to rock radio, there is probably a station in your town that counts down the top 100 or top 500 requested songs. In L.A., both KMET and KLOS would do their countdowns on Memorial Day weekend. Here is KLOS' countdown from exactly 40 years ago in 1982. Led Zeppelin placed 32 songs in the top 500, and was the only band to have two in the top 10, including Stairway at number one, natch. How many of your favourites can you find? How many of these songs are still played on radio today and how many have been squeezed out of the playlist? Stairway To Heaven — Led Zeppelin Free Bird — Lynyrd Skynyrd Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen Won’t Get Fooled Again — The Who L.A. Woman — The Doors Cocaine — Eric Clapton Imagine — John Lennon/The Plastic Ono Band Kashmir — Led Zeppelin The Spirit Of Radio — Rush Comfortably Numb — Pink Floyd (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction — The Rolling Stones Hotel California — Eagles Baba O’Riley — The Who Light My Fire — The Doors Aqualung — Jethro Tull Hey Jude — The Beatles Maggie May — Rod Stewart Dream On — Aerosmith Wheel In The Sky — Journey Roundabout — Yes Money — Pink Floyd Purple Haze — The Jimi Hendrix Experience Smoke On The Water — Deep Purple Behind Blue Eyes — The Who Roadhouse Blues — The Doors Heartbreaker/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid (She’s Just A Woman) — Led Zeppelin A Day In The Life — The Beatles Sympathy For The Devil — The Rolling Stones Breakdown — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Layla —Derek & The Dominos Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends — The Beatles Green Grass & High Tides — Outlaws Whole Lotta Love — Led Zeppelin Back In Black — AC/DC Gimme Shelter — The Rolling Stones Roll With The Changes — REO Speedwagon You Really Got Me — The Kinks All Along The Watchtower — The Jimi Hendrix Experience Dazed And Confused — Led Zeppelin Come Together — The Beatles Time — Pink Floyd Let It Be — The Beatles Sweet Home Alabama — Lynyrd Skynyrd Who Are You — The Who Back In The U.S.S.R. — The Beatles Under My Thumb — The Rolling Stones Ridin’ The Storm Out — REO Speedwagon Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy — Bad Company Revolution — The Beatles Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) — Pink Floyd Rock ‘N Roll — Led Zeppelin Foreplay/Long Time — Boston Riders On The Storm — The Doors Lola — The Kinks We’re Not Gonna Take It — The Who Sweet Emotion — Aerosmlth Take It Easy — Eagles Black Dog — Led Zeppelin Tom Sawyer — Rush Shattered — The Rolling Stones Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen Surrender — Cheap Trick Renegade — Styx Night Moves — Bob Seger Southern Man — Neil Young Heartbreaker/Livin’ Lovin’ Maid — Pat Benatar Devil With The Blue Dress (Medley) — Bruce Springsteen You Better, You Bet — The Who Jumpin’ Jack Flash — The Rolling Stones Mystery Achievement — The Pretenders Rock ‘N Roll Music — The Beatles Bad Company — Bad Company Honky Tonk Women — The Rolling Stones Woman From Tokyo — Deep Purple Carry On Wayward Son — Kansas Slow Ride — Foghat My Generation — The Who White Rabbit — Jefferson Airplane I’ve Seen All Good People — Yes American Girl — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Over The Hills And Far Away — Led Zeppelin In The Air Tonight — Phil Collins Foxy Lady — The Jimi Hendrix Experience Midnight Ramblers — The Rolling Stones Love Me Two Times — The Doors Gone, Gone, Gone — Bad Company Lady — Styx Rosalita — Bruce Springsteen Babe I’m Gonna Leave You — Led Zeppelin Love, Reign O’er Me — The Who Like A Rolling Stone — Bob Dylan Roxanne — The Police Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap — AC/DC Walk This Way — Aerosmith Hollywood Nights — Hollywood Nights Life In The Fast Lane — Eagles That Smell — Lynyrd Skynyrd Go Your Own Way — Fleetwood Mac The Logical Song — Supertramp Just What I Needed — Cars Houses Of The Holy — Led Zeppelin Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ — Journey (Don’t Fear) The Reaper — Blue Öyster Cult Start Me Up — The Rolling Stones Magic Man — Heart Suite: Judy Blue Eyes — Crosby, Stills & Nash Run Like Hell — Pink Floyd Badge — Cream The Rover — Led Zeppelin Runnin’ With The Devil — Van Halen Stone In Love — Journey Train Kept A Rollin’ — Aerosmith Locomotive Breath — Jethro Tull Watching The Wheels — John Lennon Message In A Bottle — The Police Running On Empty — Jackson Browne In The Evening — Led Zeppelin Badlands — Bruce Springsteen Miss America — Styx I’d Love To Change The World — Ten Years After Highway To Hell — AC/DC Fire And Ice — Pat Benatar Breakfast In America — Supertramp Pinball Wizard — The Who Crazy On You — Heart I Am The Walrus — The Beatles Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)) — Neil Young & Crazy Horse Hungry Heart — Bruce Springsteen Hey, Hey, What Can I Do — Led Zeppelin In The Dark — Billy Squier Refugee — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Hey You — Pink Floyd More Than A Feeling — Boston Urgent — Foreigner Bell Bottom Blues — Derek & The Dominos Out Of Time — The Rolling Stones Wish You Were Here — Pink Floyd Life’s Been Good — Joe Walsh All Right Now — Free Let’s Go — The Cars All Day And All Of The Night — The Kinks Jamie’s Cryin’ — Van Halen Yesterday — The Beatles Man On The Silver Mountain — Rainbow Break On Through — The Doors You Really Got Me — Van Halen Tumbling Dice — The Rolling Stones Message Of Love — The Pretenders Going To California — Led Zeppelin Thunder Road — Bruce Springsteen Touch Me — The Doors Suffragette City — David Bowie Strawberry Fields Forever — The Beatles Truckin’ — The Grateful Dead And The Cradle Will Rock — Van Halen Good Times Bad Times — Led Zeppelin White Room — Cream Cinnamon Girl — Neil Young & Crazy Horse Brown Sugar — The Rolling Stones Join Together — The Who Rockin’ The Paradise — Styx Good Times Roll — Cars Radar Love — Golden Earring A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me) — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers The Promised Land — Bruce Springsteen All You Need Is Love — The Beatles Misty Mountain Hop — Led Zeppelin Rhiannon — Fleetwood Mac Come Sail Away — Styx Piece Of My Heart — Big Brother & The Holding Company Stay — Jackson Browne Rocky Mountain Way — Joe Walsh Lights — Journey Hush — Deep Purple Going Mobile — The Who All My Love — Led Zeppelin For What It’s Worth — Buffalo Springfield Snowblind — Styx Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds — The Beatles It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) — The Rolling Stones Woodstock — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Desperado — Eagles Are You Experienced? — The Jimi Hendrix Experience Candy-O — Cars La Grange — ZZ Top A Thing About You —Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Us And Them — Pink Floyd Twist And Shout — The Beatles De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da — The Police Jane — Jefferson Starship Highway Star — Deep Purple Too Hot To Handle — UFO Fool For The City — Foghat Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen — Santana Thank You — Led Zeppelin The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) — Greg Kihn Band The Party’s Over (Hopelessly In Love) — Journey James Dean — Eagles The Real Me — The Who Big Ten Inch Record — Aerosmith Dance The Night Away — Van Halen Can’t Get Enough — Bad Company You’re No Good — Linda Ronstadt Back Door Man — The Doors Help! — The Beatles Already Gone — Eagles Working For The Weekend — Loverboy Crossroads — Cream Train In Vain (Stand By Me) — The Clash Iron Man — Black Sabbath Have A Cigar — Pink Floyd Don’t Misunderstand Me — Rossington Collins Band Hit Me With Your Best Shot — Pat Benatar One Of These Nights — Eagles Brass In Pocket — The Pretenders The Pretender — Jackson Browne Immigrant Song — Led Zeppelin Get Back — The Beatles With Billy Preston The Ocean — Led Zeppelin Harden My Heart — Quarterflash Crystal Ball — Styx Don’t Do Me Like That — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Paranoid — Black Sabbath Thick As A Brick — Jethro Tull Even It Up — Heart Paint It Black — The Rolling Stones Find Your Way Back — Jefferson Starship Eleanor Rigby — The Beatles Even The Losers — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers My Best Friend’s Girl — Cars Since I’ve Been Loving You — Led Zeppelin Dear Prudence — The Beatles Come To Poppa — Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) — The Moody Blues Every Picture Tells A Story — Rod Stewart Lonely Is The Night — Billy Squier Nicole — Point Blank Like A Hurricane — Neil Young Barracuda — Heart Stay With Me — Faces Flirtin’ With Disaster — Molly Hatchet When The Levee Breaks — Led Zeppelin The Wait — The Pretenders Space Truckin’ — Deep Purple Cowgirl In The Sand — Neil Young & Crazy Horse Girls Got Rhythm — AC/DC Dangerous Type — Cars All Down The Line — The Rolling Stones Song Is Over — The Who Don’t Stand So Close To Me — The Police Peaceful Easy Feeling — Eagles Instant Karma (We All Shine On) — John Lennon Double Vision — Foreigner Killer Queen — Queen Love Her Madly — The Doors Stone Free — The Jimi Hendrix Experience Penny Lane — The Beatles Don’t Stop Believing — Journey A Life Of Illusion — Joe Walsh Little T & A — The Rolling Stones Breakout — Shooting Star Rain Song — Led Zeppelin (Just Like) Starting Over — John Lennon In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed — The Allman Brothers Band Shapes Of Things — The Yardbirds Heaven And Hell — Black Sabbath Lunatic Fringe — Red Rider Rocks Off — The Rolling Stones Reeling In The Years — Steely Dan Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic — The Police Sugar Mountain — Neil Young What Is And What Should Never Be — Led Zeppelin Freewill — Rush Smokin’ — Boston The Fuse — Jackson Browne Fight The Good Fight — Triumph Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out — Bruce Springsteen Rivers (Of The Hidden Funk) — Joe Walsh Dancing Days — Led Zeppelin Me And Bobby McGee — Janis Joplin Sunshine Of Your Love — Cream Happy — The Rolling Stones Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) — Styx She’s Not There — Santana Hold On Loosely — .38 Special Keep Pushin’ — REO Speedwagon The Voice — The Moody Blues Let It Bleed — The Rolling Stones Waiting For A Girl Like You — Foreigner (I Know) I’m Losing You — Rod Stewart Hell Is For Children — Pat Benatar Listen To Her Heart — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Limelight — Rush Bitch — The Rolling Stones Just The Same Way — Journey Whipping Post — The Allman Brothers Band Birthday — The Beatles Stop Your Sobbing — The Pretenders You Can’t Always Get What You Want — The Rolling Stones For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) — AC/DC Born To Be Wild — Steppenwolf Poor Man’s Son — Survivor Redneck Friend — Jackson Browne Street Fighting Man — The Rolling Stones Games People Play — The Alan Parsons Project Roller — April Wine The River — Bruce Springsteen Do It Again — Steely Dan Jessica — The Allman Brothers Band From The Beginning — Emerson, Lake & Palmer For Your Love — The Yardbirds The Waiting — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers I Want You (She’s So Heavy) — The Beatles Move It On Over — George Thorogood & The Destroyers Can’t You Hear Me Knocking — The Rolling Stones Because The Night — Patti Smith Group How Many More Times — Led Zeppelin Breathe/On The Run — Pink Floyd Feel Like Makin’ Love — Bad Company Casey Jones — The Grateful Dead Ticket To Ride — The Beatles Ohio — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young The Last Time — The Rolling Stones Gimme Three Steps — Lynyrd Skynyrd Can’t Find My Way Home — Blind Faith Abacab — Genesis Can’t You See — Marshall Tucker Band Living After Midnight — Judas Priest Fly Away — Blackfoot She’s So Cold — The Rolling Stones Travelin’ Man/Beautiful Loser (Live) — Bob Seger Hello, I Love You — The Doors Prove It All Night — Bruce Springsteen Celluloid Heroes — The Kinks The Long Run — Eagles Ice Cream Man — Van Halen Boom, Boom (Out Goes The Lights) — Pat Travers Band You Shook Me All Night Long — AC/DC Cross-Eyed Mary — Jethro Tull Ready For Love — Bad Company Take Me To The River — Talking Heads Straight On — Heart Women — Foreigner Tush — ZZ Top Fantasy Girl — .38 Special Space Oddity — David Bowie Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) — The Hollies Sultans Of Swing — Dire Straits Portrait (He Knew) — Kansas Déjà Vu — Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Manic Depression — The Jimi Hendrix Experience So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star — The Byrds South Bound Saurez — Led Zeppelin Evil Wind — Bad Company Edge Of Seventeen — Stevie Nicks I Just Want to Make Love to You — Foghat Better Things — The Kinks Fool In The Rain — Led Zeppelin Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) — The Beatles Come Together — Aerosmith Two Tickets To Paradise — Eddie Money The Core — Eric Clapton Head Games — Foreigner Rock & Roll Woman — Buffalo Springfield Take The Long Way Home — Supertramp Point Blank — Bruce Springsteen Going Down — Jeff Beck Group China Grove — The Doobie Brothers We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions — Queen On The Border — Eagles While My Guitar Gently Weeps — The Beatles Beatin’ The Odds — Molly Hatchet Mother’s Little Helper — The Rolling Stones Hot Blooded — Foreigner Long Live Rock — The Who Crosstown Traffic — The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Ties That Bind — Bruce Springsteen Trampled Underfoot — Led Zeppelin We’re An American Band — Grand Funk Railroad Rebel Rebel — David Bowie Saturday Night Special — Lynyrd Skynyrd Lady Jane — The Rolling Stones Here Comes My Girl — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Juke Box Hero — Foreigner Man On The Corner — Genesis Everybody Wants Some!! — Van Halen Evil Ways — Santana Love Hurts — Nazareth Bridge Of Sighs — Robin Trower Who’s Crying Now — Journey Bloody Well Right — Supertramp Don’t Let Him Go — REO Speedwagon Ruby Tuesday — The Rolling Stones Time For Me To Fly — REO Speedwagon I’m Eighteen — Alice Cooper The Boys Are Back In Town — Thin Lizzy Takin’ Care Of Business — Bachman-Turner Overdrive Find Another Fool — Quarterflash Catch Me Now I’m Falling — The Kinks Doctor My Eyes — Jackson Browne I Need To Know — Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Golden Years — David Bowie Keep On Loving You — REO Speedwagon Rip This Joint — The Rolling Stones Gimme Some Lovin’ — The Spencer Davis Group Gallows Pole — Led Zeppelin Love Stinks — The J. Geils Band Helter Skelter — The Beatles Frankenstein — The Edgar Winter Group It’s My Life — The Animals Turn Me Loose — Loverboy Fresh Air — Quicksilver Messenger Service I Saw Her Standing There — The Beatles Heart Of Gold — Neil Young Her Strut — Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band You Wear It Well — Rod Stewart Magic Power — Triumph People Are Strange — The Doors Easy Livin’ — Uriah Heep Oh Well (Live) — Fleetwood Mac A Hard Day’s Night — The Beatles When The Music’s Over — The Doors Living In The U.S.A. — The Steve Miller Band Jailbreak — Thin Lizzy Primera Invasion/Searchin’ — Santana Darkness On The Edge Of Town — Bruce Springsteen Lady Madonna — The Beatles Crazy Train — Ozzy Osbourne 30 Days In The Hole — Humble Pie Walk On The Wild Side — Lou Reed All The Young Dudes — Mott The Hoople Anytime — Journey Blue Morning, Blue Day — Foreigner Call Me The Breeze — Lynyrd Skynyrd 5:15 — The Who Tell Her No — The Zombies Katmandu — Bob Seger While You See A Chance — Steve Winwood Centerfold — The J. Geils Band Let’s Spend The Night Together — The Rolling Stones Jealous Lover — Rainbow Magic Bus — The Who Ten Years Gone — Led Zeppelin Don’t Look Back — Boston Victim Of Love — Eagles I’m Going Home — Ten Years After Hand Of Fate — The Rolling Stones Livin’ In The Limelight — Peter Cetera Magic Carpet Ride — Steppenwolf Back In The Saddle — Aerosmith The Loner — Neil Young Against The Wind — Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Michelle — The Beatles Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? — The Rolling Stones Our Lips Are Sealed — Go-Go’s She’s Not There — The Zombies Hypnotized — Fleetwood Mac Stranger — Jefferson Starship Green River — Creedence Clearwater Revival Movin’ On — Bad Company Sexy Sadie — The Beatles The Chain — Fleetwood Mac I’m A Man — The Yardbirds That Girl Could Sing — Jackson Browne Somebody To Love — Jefferson Airplane Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man — Bob Seger System Lyin’ Eyes — Eagles Communication Breakdown — Led Zeppelin Welcome To The Machine — Pink Floyd Baby Hold On — Eddie Money Heavy Metal (Takin’ A Ride) — Don Felder Any Way You Want It — Journey Mississippi Queen — Mountain Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around — Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Long Train Runnin’ — The Doobie Brothers I Got A Line On You — Spirit Touch And Go — The Cars Talk To Ya Later — The Tubes Over, Under, Sideways, Down — The Yardbirds Treat Me Right — Pat Benatar Too Daze Gone — Billy Squier Back Street Girl — The Rolling Stones Ah! Leah! — Donnie Iris Give A Little Bit — Supertramp In The City — Eagles Tales Of Brave Ulysses — Cream I Love Rock ‘N Roll — Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Burnin’ For You — Blue Öyster Cult Run With The Pack — Bad Company Don’t Let Him Know — Prism You Shook Me — Led Zeppelin Winning — Santana Ramblin’ Man — The Allman Brothers Band Fire — The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Horizontal Bop — Bob Seger I Can’t Stand It — Eric Clapton And His Band Hells Bells — AC/DC Back On The Road Again — REO Speedwagon Drive My Car — The Beatles Bringing On The Heartbreak — Def Leppard
  5. I don't listen to radio often, especially so-called "classic rock" radio. But I was with a friend and he had his car radio turned to KLOS 95.5 FM and they are in the midst of some contest called 'March Bandness'. Obviously a take-off of the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. According to what I found online, Led Zeppelin won last year. They started with 16 bands and the final four were Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Metallica, and Aerosmith. Here is the bracket as it stands...Led Zeppelin vs. Metallica for the championship. You can vote online. https://955klos.listenernetwork.com/Contest/CFAQOA#/bracket
  6. *****NOTE: I am new to this forum; I am NOT new to anything Led Zeppelin. Please, I ask you to ignore the first part of that sentence, and consider the second. Appreciated. ****** ***The Song Remains the Same Complete Re-EDIT On Way! *** [Note]: Individual evaluation only, not a means of piracy; this will NOT be distributed in any such way; again, my individual evaluations I've always preferred original TSRTS footage, be it a bootleg or 8mm. However, the actual viewing experience is rather limited by the subpar quality even terrible for 1970's cinematics. Honestly, the "film" portions of the film (I know, that sounds redundant, whatever) are pretty ugly. When one compares the close-up concert sequences re-filmed, the viewing experience becomes exhilarating. Add original panoramas of the actual crowd; the experience is timeless. And, of course, 1920 X 1080 resolution is absolutely stunning. The producers made their best intentions to create the best viewing experience possible during the time. The only reason I bring this thought up is because of a project I am working on to re-edit TSRTS (film) as close to original setlist as possible, while still retaining an apex entertainment factor. The fan-edition looks great, but I wish to make it even better. The plans are as follows: 1. Rip 2007 Blu-Ray release as a main video reference for best consumer-attainable quality as of 2013 2. Integrate my FLAC vinyl rips as much as possible to cover the abridged / shortened scene performances and restore original song length. 3. Somehow attain the best quality original footage / bootlegs. This includes the abandoned gaps in Black Dog, The Song Remains the Same, The Rain Song, etc. 4. The whole point of #3 is to eliminate psychedelic/fantasy sequences limiting attention on the band itself. The problem really arises from point no. 3; attaining footage to fill the gaps. I have some, but not enough. If anyone knows where to access the originals in best quality, that would be a great help! Plans for release are late December/early January 2013/2014, though this is extremely tentative and subject to change. ***This is for experimentation purposes only and NOT for personal gain, resale, or profit or mass-release and or reproduction; only individual evaluation.*** If any of you are of interest, please don't hesitate to inform me as soon as possible! Thank you for your support. -A/S
  7. Just a reminder to everybody Kennedy center honors Wed december 26 it's been a few weeks since the taping and I almost forgot about the show on CBS here in the states it starts 9pm here on the east coast.
  8. What was the first song your heard from Led Zeppelin that made you a fan?
  9. Popped into Amoeba Music in Hollywood last night and noticed they had a "Led Zeppelin" original vinyl hanging on the wall, signed by all four members: Robert, Jimmy, John and John Paul. The price is $2,400…which works out to $600 a signature. Wonder how long it will be there before someone snaps it up? If you are interested, I am sure you can call up the shop or check out their website.
  10. http://rockandrollgarage.com/led-zeppelins-jimmy-page-reveals-what-he-is-doing-during-quarantine/
  11. http://rockandrollgarage.com/tony-iommi-recalls-why-john-bonham-was-fired-by-bands-before-zeppelin/
  12. http://rockandrollgarage.com/when-ritchie-blackmore-criticized-led-zeppelin-to-john-bonham/
  13. http://rockandrollgarage.com/what-jimmy-page-said-about-living-at-the-haunted-aleister-crowley-house/
  14. http://rockandrollgarage.com/robert-plant-reveals-the-strangest-led-zeppelin-covers-he-ever-heard/
  15. Just uploaded a re-edited DVD of the Earls Court shows on Guitars101. Just type "Led Zeppelin Best of Earls Court 75 DVD re-edit guitars101" into Google or PM me for a link. There's also an mp4 version if you prefer. Both DVD and mp4 versions now work great on VLC media player. All sync issues that cropped up in my first version when played on a computer should now be fixed. I've selected the best performance of each song from the 24th/25th May shows that circulate. Improvements include: - a better audio mix of the opening numbers that's more sympathetic to Plant's voice (which always took a few songs to warm up in 1975); - I've smoothed out the edits which make a complete Going to California and That's The Way; - you can finally hear the backing vocals in Tangerine which I've boosted using the night of the 18th; - no official footage from the Led Zeppelin DVD has been used - a few of the vocal flubs have been fixed so it's closer to what an official release could sound like. Enjoy!
  16. I just read about a new pending lawsuit over Stairway to Heaven, and wanted to give my opinion. It's not the first time LZ has been sued, and probably won't be the last. Here's a link to the article at Businessweek. Note 1: I didn't proofread, edit, or spellcheck this. This is the web, FTLOG. Let the errors go. Note 2: This is one man's opinion. There's a detailed story in Businessweek about the latest copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, one of my favorite bands. I've read most of the biographies and sagas about LZ, plus I have all their music and videos. With that level of interest, I've followed the lawsuits. The suits ask interesting questions of us: what is a "basic" sound that simply exists for anyone to create a variation of, what is a song that loosely inspired another, and when is borrowing considered copying (or stealing) under the law? I feel bad for judges and juries who have to sort these things out, because it's an example of human culture being shoved into a rectangular box, and it can't possibly fit. That's probably why most of these lawsuits are settled prior to an official ruling. These kinds of lawsuits exist in nearly all aspects of life: technology -- hardware and software, books and other writing, cars, etc. I once read that 99% of all cell phones sold in the world yield some of the profits to Microsoft because the company owns so many technology patents. Companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and countless others, often buy companies not for their products or services, but to acquire the patent portfolio. It's complicated and fascinating. The latest lawsuit against LZ involves Stairway to Heaven, which sounds a lot like a song called Taurus, by the band Spirit. Does that mean it's copyright infringement? Hard to say. Many people have tried to say LZ's song White Summer (sometimes called Black Mountainside or White Summer / Black Mountain Side) is theft of a Bert Jansch song. To make things more interesting, Jimmy Page started doing the song with The Yardbirds, before LZ was formed. Jansch is (was) a British folk guitarist and singer who did his own version of the song, which he called Black Waterside. Turns out, Jansch's song is similar to a song called Mustapha, by Davy Graham, which came out a couple of years before Jancsh released his own version. Jansh's song is also similar to Graham's guitar version of She Moved Through the Fair. Some say LZ should credit and pay Jansch and Graham. However, Black Mountainside is a British (or maybe Scottish, I can't remember) folk song dating back hundreds of years. This makes it fair game for anyone to use for inspiration, and is likely the reason LZ hasn't been sued over their version. Another area of creativity I've enjoyed, and one that intersects with Led Zeppelin, is fantasy novels -- although not for many years. There just isn't enough good fantasy out there to get fired up (with a few notable exceptions). Tolkien is, of course, the Founding Father, and has never been bettered. When I plowed through The Lord of the Rings as a kid, I thought it was the most creative thing anybody had ever produced. I found out it's not nearly as creative as I thought, starting with elves. Elves existed in popular culture in Celtic and Dark Age Britain, and probably most Celtic areas, at least a thousand years before Tolkien came along. They were thought to exist in a parallel universe, traveling back and forth between their own world and ours through known gateways. The Isle of Avalon in Arthurian mythology is the most famous of these gateways. Myrlin the magician, of Arthurian mythology, could travel freely between both worlds, and he is rendered as Gandalf in LOTR. The elven folklore was so powerful that England's first king, Alfred, is associated with elves. Alfred, btw, was spelled Aelfred at the time, with the A and E combined in the Old English ash character. Today's "alf" could just as easily have been rendered "elf". The name means, literally, "elf councillor". One had to be very important to give advice to the elves, as the people of the time believed, because the race was considered wise and mysterious. In LOTR, Frodo was formally named Elf Friend by the elves. It was a high honor, borrowed by Tolkien wholly from real folklore that existed for thousands of years. To this day, there is some debate about whether "Alfred" was the name of the king, or his title, or both. The way people thought in the 9th century was so different from our own, we may never know. My opinion is that if a royal family in 9th century Anglo-Saxon / Danish England named a second or third son, as Alfred was, A Councillor to Elves, they would have been viewed as incredibly arrogant. Others probably gave him the title, and it was assumed as his name. This was fairly common at the time -- choosing, or adopting a name chosen by others, after attaining a high office. Midieval kings did this as a matter of routine. This ancient history can be seen today in the way Popes change their name upon attaining the office. As for Tolkien, his major works were loosely designed to provide a creation myth for Great Britain, so they needed to feel like they originated in the Dark Ages or earlier -- hence the similarities to the folklore and literature of the period. If you read the Niebelungenlied (sp?) and the Kalevala (sp?) and Arthurian literature and some other Dark Age stories, you quickly discover that Tolkien is not nearly as creative as most people seem to believe. He had some novelties, and was a great writer, and crafted a heavyweight story on things that mostly existed earlier. He plagiarized nothing, yet invented little. His greatness was the story and the writing. Magic rings? Like elves, commonplace for the era, and not invented by Tolkien. Today we see an echo of this ancient history whenever a wedding ring is placed on a finger. Tolkien was influenced by many sources, and he in turn was a major influence on Robert Plant, the primary lyricist for Led Zeppelin. Many LZ songs contain references to LOTR. And, just like Tolkien's writings, many LZ songs can be traced back to older sources -- other rock songs or earlier blues songs, but that doesn't necessarily mean theft. If it was that easy, Robert Jordan would have been sued by Tolkien's estate for the Wheel of Time series of fantasy novels. Tennyson's estate, if it still existed, would sue both, except that copyrights expire after awhile. The descendants of Beowulf's author would sue everyone. Tolkien was, after all, an Anglo-Saxon (Old English) scholar and considered one of the best translators of Beowulf. A recent lawsuit was that of Dan Brown over his authorship of The Da Vinci Code. The authors of a non-fiction (although highly speculative) book called Holy Blood, Holy Grail sued Brown because, they said, Brown fictionalized their book. I don't believe Brown denied this, and after reading both of those books, I can say he would have been foolish to deny it -- they're nearly identical at the idea level. Brown won because, as the British court said, an idea can't be copyrighted. The main idea in both books is the Holy Grail, a powerful motif of Arthurian mythology, which greatly influenced Tolkien, who greatly influenced Robert Plant. This why I wrote this long-winded post -- so many parallels, so many connections, so much gray area, and occasionally a court of law has to sort out the meaning of it all and how the law applies. Ridiculous and fascinating. Oh, I also wrote this because I love LZ and Tolkien, and also because I believe law must exist, and because it's a mostly rational concept that deals with irrational human beings, it will never function well. So, what's the dividing line between an idea and an original work of creativity, protected by copyright laws? LZ will win the new lawsuit if they can demonstrate that the song Taurus had nothing to do with Stairway to Heaven or that Taurus was merely the idea that prompted an original work. The Businessweek article shines a light on this: "Ultimately, the legal test isn’t what experts say. Under U.S. law, the standard a jury or judge would apply is whether the song in question sounds like a copy to an ordinary lay listener." Tolkien's estate will never have to deal with these types of lawsuits because the copyright on Dark Age literature is long expired, and also because the exact authorship of many of the works is impossible to prove, but these are the only reasons. I've read most of the source material that influenced Tolkien, such as the Arthurian stuff, the Kalevala, the Norse sagas, the Niebelungenleid, Beowulf, the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, Taleisin, Aneirin, etc. I've also listened to most LZ music, as well as the source material. The parallels are uncanny. If LZ stole Taurus and re-worked it as Stairway to Heaven, then Tolkien stole Gandalf from Old Welsh writers. I don't hold it against Tolkien -- I don't consider him a thief -- and I don't consider LZ a thief over Taurus. The inspiration seems clear, but I think it stops well short of copyright infringement. I'd give you 10:1 the suit is settled out of court with a small monetary payout and a new credit appearing on future releases of Stairway to Heaven.
  17. Flashback Friday. 50 Years Gone. September 4, 1970. Los Angeles, California.These are a few of the albums that were spawned on this night in Los Angeles 50 years ago. All of which I have. It is one thing for one random night of the year to generate one legendary live album. But when two concerts on the same night in the same city create two legendary live albums...one official, one unofficial...then, that is some music history. To top it all off, both bands and up jamming together at the end of the night. Fairport Convention was beginning a three-night stand at the Troubadour Club...Friday-Saturday-Sunday Sept. 4-6. They were professionally recording all three nights for a prospective live album. Sandy Denny was gone. This was the "Full House" Fairport Convention lineup of Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Pegg, and Dave Mattacks. Joe Boyd and John Wood were overseeing the recording of the gig. I think they were using gear from Wally Heider Recording Studios. The tapes recorded over the three nights were used to make the "House Full: Live at the Troubadour 1970" album. Released in the UK in 1974 and in the U.S. (with a different cover and slightly different songs) in 1986. This would prove to be the only live recording of the Richard Thompson era of Fairport Convention, as he would leave the band at the end of 1970 and join forces with his wife, Linda Thompson. Meanwhile, a few miles south of the Troubadour Led Zeppelin was playing their concert at the Fabulous Forum of Inglewood. They were in the middle of their 1970 North American tour and had just become the first band to topple the Beatles from #1 in the Melody Maker Music Poll. Their new album Led Zeppelin III was still a month away from being released but they felt confident enough in the new material to play three or four new songs from the album on this tour, even though nobody in the audience had heard them before. Plus, they were still riding the jet trails of Led Zeppelin II, which had cemented and expanded their popularity by leaps and bounds. By 1970, Los Angeles had become like a second home to Led Zeppelin. This was their sixth tour to come through Southern California. They loved playing here and some of their most inspired shows happened at the Fabulous Forum and other venues in the area. Maybe the charms of Miss Pamela and her friends had something to do with that? Led Zeppelin did not professionally record this night at the Forum, apart from a soundboard from the mixing desk which has yet to see the light of day. Most likely buried deep in Jimmy Page's archives. But there were some intrepid audience members who recorded the concert secretly. One guy was known as Rubber Dubber. Another team were Ken Douglas and Dub Taylor, known as the TMOQ guys...Trademark of Quality. These were the guys who were also responsible for the Bob Dylan "Great White Wonder" and Rolling Stones "LiveR Than You'll Ever Be" bootleg albums. Rubber Dubber released his tape on double vinyl under the title "Led Zeppelin Live at the LA Forum 9-4-70".Rubber Dubber's tape is slightly better sounding than Ken & Dub's tape...both teams used portable reel-to-reel recorders at the Forum...but it is woefully incomplete. It is missing the first half hour and chunks of "Whole Lotta Love" and the encores. For this reason, it is Ken & Dub's bootleg album "Live on Blueberry Hill" that became the more famous bootleg. First released on double vinyl under the Blimp Records label, then shortly reissued under the Trademark of Quality label. Both Rubber Dubber's and the TMOQ's bootleg albums were released mere weeks after the concert and before Led Zeppelin III was even released. Which is why "Immigrant Song" was titled "From the Midnight Sun" on the bootleg...nobody knew what the song was yet. "Live on Blueberry Hill", along with the earlier Dylan and Stones bootlegs, confirmed there was a sizeable bootleg market for certain bands. The bootleg industry took off from that point. Led Zeppelin played Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" as the final encore. They also threw in a rare performance of "Out on the Tiles" (one of only two known in existence) and some other special treats that night at the Forum. So far, there are no less than six different audience source tapes of Led Zeppelin's concert at the Forum September 4, 1970. Each of varying length and quality, but taken together we now the complete concert available with the songs in proper order. After Led Zeppelin finished their 2 and 1/2 hour concert, they zoomed up to the Troubadour Club. If you had been standing outside of Pink's Hotdog stand on LaBrea Ave. that night around midnight you would have seen Led Zeppelin's limousines heading north up LaBrea before they turned left on Santa Monica Blvd. to the Troubadour Club. It was no secret that Led Zeppelin loved Fairport Convention. They arrived around the end of Fairport Convention's second set. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham eventually joined Fairport onstage for some songs and jams. The tapes were all rolling. "Morning Dew" and "Hey Joe" and "Mystery Train" have been mentioned as some of the songs played. Richard Thompson tried to teach Jimmy some jigs and reels. Dave Mattacks said his drums looked like they'd been through a hurricane after John Bonham got through with them. Okay, so where are the tapes to this jam session? Dave Mattacks, Robert, Jimmy, Joe Boyd, John Wood, everyone confirms the jam session at the Troubadour happened and the tapes were recording but nobody seems to know or be willing to confess where the tapes are located. I have read Joe Boyd says he has them but fears the Ghost of Peter Grant....which doesn't make sense in this day and age of youtube and internet. Peter Grant is long gone. Another time Joe Boyd mentioned the tapes were stored at Universal. Well, this could be a problem. Because a huge fire ripped through the Universal archives a few years ago. It could be those tapes were destroyed in the fire. That would be ghastly news for Fairport Convention and Led Zeppelin fans...the Troubadour tapes are one of the Holy Grails. One last note about this night of September 4, 1970...after the jam session was over, John Bonham, Dave Mattacks, and Janis Joplin drank the night away at Barney's Beanery on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood.
  18. For Flashback Friday. Here is a flashback to 40 years ago...1980. Every March or April the Readers' Poll issue of CREEM magazine would arrive. With all of the revisionist history out there (punk rock killed Led Zeppelin's popularity, etc.) it is sometimes instructive to go back in time to contemporaneous accounts to see what the kids were really thinking back then. If I had a dollar for every old geezer who tells me they were really into Joy Division back in 1980 I would be a millionaire, haha. For space reasons I will only include the top 3 results for each category. Here now are the 1979 Readers' Poll Results as published in the March 1980 issue of CREEM. WAX TOP ALBUM OF 1979 1. In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin 2. Candy-O - The Cars 3. Dream Police - Cheap Trick TOP SINGLE OF 1979 1. My Sharona - The Knack 2. Let's Go - The Cars 3. Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe BEST R & B SINGLE OF 1979 1. Bad Girls - Donna Summer 2. You Gotta Serve Somebody - Bob Dylan 3. Sail On - Commodores BEST R & B ALBUM OF 1979 1. Bad Girls - Donna Summer 2. The Jukes - Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes 3. I Am - Earth, Wind & Fire BEST JAZZ ALBUM OF 1979 1. A Taste for Passion - Jean-Luc Ponty 2. Chicago XIII - Chicago 3. Mingus - Joni Mitchell BEST REISSUE OF 1979 1. Quadrophenia - The Who 2. The Kids Are Alright - The Who 3. The Clash - The Clash BEST NEW WAVE SINGLE OF 1979 1. Dreaming - Blondie 2. Rock Lobster - B-52's 3. I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats BEST NEW WAVE ALBUM OF 1979 1. Eat to the Beat - Blondie 2. The Clash - The Clash 3. Fear of Music - Talking Heads HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "If the Beatles get back together, I'll throw up." - Lori A. Nielsen Sterling Heights, MI FLESH AND BLOOD TOP THREE GROUPS 1. Led Zeppelin 2. Cheap Trick 3. Rolling Stones TOP THREE LIVE GROUPS 1. Cheap Trick 2. The Who 3. Led Zeppelin BEST MALE SINGER 1. Robert Plant 2. Robin Zander 3. Roger Daltry BEST FEMALE SINGER 1. Debbie Harry 2. Ann Wilson 3. Stevie Nicks BEST NEW WAVE SINGER 1. Debbie Harry 2. Elvis Costello 3. Joe Jackson BEST NEW WAVE BAND/PERFORMER 1. The Clash 2. Blondie 3. The Ramones BEST NEW GROUP 1. The Knack 2. B-52's 3. The Records HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "I won't have to. I've just discovered the concept of negative time." - Stephen Demm, Baltimore, MD BEST R & B GROUP 1. Rolling Stones 2. Earth, Wind & Fire 3. The Commodores BEST R & B SINGER 1. Mick Jagger 2. Donna Summer 3. Stevie Wonder BEST GUITARIST 1. Jimmy Page 2. Rick Nielsen 3. Mick Jones (The Clash) BEST BASSIST 1. John Entwistle 2. Tom Petersson 3. John Paul Jones BEST KEYBOARDIST 1. John Paul Jones 2. Rick Wakeman 3. Keith Emerson BEST DRUMMER 1. John Bonham 2. Bun E. Carlos 3. Neil Peart HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "Teeth clenched in the bathroom." - Joe Slate, Hollywood, CA BEST HORN PLAYER 1. Clarence Clemmons 2. Chuck Mangione 3. David Bowie BEST INSTRUMENTALIST 1. Ian Anderson 2. Brian Eno 3. Jean-Luc Ponty BEST SONGWRITER 1. Jimmy Page /Robert Plant 2. Rick Nielsen 3. Elvis Costello BEST PRODUCER 1. Jimmy Page 2. Nick Lowe 3. Roy Thomas Baker MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 1. Jimmy Page 2. Rick Nielsen 3. Pete Townshend HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "With my head up and my pants down." - Stan Rooks, Seat Pleasant, MD SUNDRY BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT 1. No Led Zeppelin tour 2. Led Zeppelin's "In Through the Out Door" 3. Sid Vicious' death RIPOFF OF THE YEAR 1. LP prices 2. Concert prices 3. Gas prices DRUG OF THE YEAR 1. Marijuana 2. Cocaine 3. Alcohol HERO/HEROINE OF THE YEAR 1. Rick Nielsen 2. Keith Richards 3. Robert Plant COMEBACK OF THE YEAR 1. Led Zeppelin 2. The Who 3. The Kinks HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "Armed and heavily sedated." - Edouard Dauphin, New York, NY WORST GROUP 1. Kiss 2. Bee Gees 3. The Knack MOST PATHETIC OF THE YEAR 1. Kiss 2. Disco 3. Bee Gees ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR 1. "In Through the Out Door" - Led Zeppelin 2. "Dream Police" - Cheap Trick 3. "Candy-O" - The Cars ROCK CRITIC OF THE YEAR 1. Robert Christgau 2. Lester Bangs 3. Rick Johnson ROCK PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 1. Lynn Goldsmith 2. Neal Preston 3. Bob Gruen HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "Without a job." - James Meiklejohn, Swartz Creek, MI FASHION PLATE OF THE YEAR 1. Rick Nielsen 2. Debbie Harry 3. Mick Jagger SEX OBJECT OF THE YEAR 1. Debbie Harry 2. Robin Zander 3. Loni Anderson FAD OF THE YEAR 1. Roller Disco 2. Disco 3. Drugs ROCK JOCK OF THE YEAR 1. Rod Stewart 2. Robert Plant 3. Roger Daltry HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "With whiter teeth, fresher breath, and the Ramones." - Gretchen Meyer, NYC BEST ROCK 'N' ROLL MOVIE 1. The Kids Are Alright 2. Rock 'n' Roll High School 3. Life of Brian TV SHOW OF THE YEAR 1. Saturday Night Live 2. WKRP in Cincinnati 3. Mork & Mindy COUPLE OF THE YEAR 1. Stiv Bators & Bebe Buell 2. Cher & Gene Simmons 3. Rod & Alana Stewart PUNK OF THE YEAR 1. Iggy Pop 2. Sid Vicious 3. Elvis Costello HOW WILL YOU FACE THE 80's? "Oh shit." - Connie Bennett, San Diego, CA BEST OF THE 70's BEST ALBUM OF THE 70's 1. Led Zeppelin IV 2. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 3. Alive - Kiss 4. Some Girls - Rolling Stones 5. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols * 14. The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin BEST SONG OF THE 70's 1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin 2. Rock 'n' Roll All Night - Kiss 3. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 4. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen 5. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who * 13. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin BEST GROUP OF THE 70's 1. Led Zeppelin 2. Rolling Stones 3. Kiss 4. The Who 5. Sex Pistols BEST THING OF THE 70's 1. Punk/New Wave 2. Rock 'n' roll 3. Drugs 4. Sex 5. Heavy Metal
  19. Now that the remastered "Houses of the Holy" has been released, here is where you can post your feelings, good or bad, about the reissue. This goes for whether you only got the remastered original album, or if you got the Deluxe Vinyl package or if you went whole hog and got the Super Deluxe Editions. Or even if you just got the HD downloads. Whatever format you got this remastered "Houses of the Holy", give us your review. How does it sound to you as compared to the original vinyl or the old cds? Do you like the packaging? Were there any flaws or screw-ups in your opinion? What sounds better? What sounds worse?
  20. John Bonhams Drumming Explained Rather a heady title I admit. I don’t think anyone can fully explain him. However I have been playing the drums for roughly 38 years, and I started out wanting to be like him at the age of 5. (And Ringo). So I thought some of you might want some insight from a drummer who has studied a master. Because after all, to become a master one must study a master. This could well be a 100 page essay, but in the interest of brevity I have selected a few songs hopefully everyone has access to, and noted time marks where applicable to illustrate my examples. John Bonham could play with feel, a deep enveloping feel. He was a drummer where “feel” came first, time second. Whereas, in the case of Neil Peart for example, time is first, feel is second. Bonzo also had the amazing quality of being powerful, yet nimble. He also had swing, as is evident in Candy Store Rock, Kashmir, Out On The Tiles, just to name a few. It is easy to see his jazz/swing influences such as Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, and Joe Morello. In fact John Bonham borrowed a lot of of Joe Morello’s triplet ideas. Dazed and Confused Of course the most noticeable God like quality of his drumming was his speed. He could bend time. The good drummers can do this, our brains can move in nanoseconds, calculating what you just played, what you are playing, and what you are going to play all at once. The best example of John’s speed is the end of Dazed and Confused (from The Song Remains The Same). There have been fierce debates as to whether it is has been sped up, but I can assure it has not. The hand is quicker than the eye. I also know because I can play it. Same song now, different example: Note at the 11:59 mark how Jimmy Page lets Jonesy and Bonzo take over in this rhythmic interlude. This is a great example of how fast and tight the rhythm section was, and how important it was to the success of the band. Trampled Under Foot Here is another example of the blistering speed at which he could play. And maintain throughout a 10 minute song. At the 4:36 mark we get a glimpse of John’s concentration, he is definitely “in the zone”, and as you can see, sweating and working very hard. Moby Dick/Over The Top Another great glimpse into the happiness and concentration on John’s face occurs at 4:56, 5:20, and 6:04. One of things I believe that made Zeppelin great was the happiness in their music. The Song Remains The Same The happiest and most swinging Zeppelin song, in my opinion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he6TQsU8d6k John has an interesting approach to this song where alternates the lead beat of the bar between the snare drum and the bass drum. Just another example of his jazz feel, and his attention to detail. When The Levee Breaks Some more interesting attention to detail here at the 1:35 mark. At one time I thought this was tape noise, but I’m convinced it’s John making the sound of water bursting through a small hole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEKkJHSO8A0 Of course this is also one of the best known songs for capturing his drum sound. Although there were some interesting recording techniques used, the sound still came from the drummer. He played the first note on his bass drum with an accent (hitting it harder) then silencing his drum head with his bass drum mallet before striking the second note just after. Simple yet genius. Here is a great example of his speed and nimbleness around the kit at 5:16, and his incredible foot speed at 5:26 We can also witness the sheer speed of his wrists with his machine gun drum rolls at 6:48. In closing I want to say happy birthday to the most intelligent, powerful, soulful, nimble, quickest, passionate and and talented rock drummer of all time.
  21. Jimmy Page revealed on his instagram page that recording for the first Led Zeppelin album began September 25, 1968...51 years ago today. Studio One, Olympic Studios. He included a photo of the worksheet. So, along with July 7 having a certain symmetry in Led Zeppelin lore, so does September 25. 😮
  22. I know about a "cult" photo where Page is wearing a mage's outfit, but I've never found it anywhere. Does anyone have this image? (It's not the same suit he's wearing in TSRTS movie when playing Dazed and Confused) If somebody has, I would be greatful forever!!!
  23. First off I'd like to say I am new to the forum and this is my first post, and this question was obviously asked before but, What is your favorite Led Zeppelin year? And why is it? Whether its album releases or live performances. - My favorite year is 1972. Not only Roberts vocals hitting his peak, but Jimmy's live tone was just magnificent. And the recorded audio is very clean. Their performances had many songs from my favorite album "Houses of the Holy". And not to mention it had some of Jimmy Page's beard in that year I believe.
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