PhxHorn Posted November 20, 2009 Share Posted November 20, 2009 In the early 90s, I bought a CD called 'Led Zeppelin Plays Pure Blues' from Whoopy Cat, after seeing a review of it. It's from the Texas Pop Festival 8/31/69. Sound quality is pretty good except the vocals are a bit distorted and off center in the mix. In the 21-minute version of How Many More Times, during the 'Steal away' section 11 minutes in, Page plays the first five notes of the WLL riff in place of the usual one- or two-note lick. I notice that this is several weeks before the release of the second album, and I'm wondering if this is how the WLL guitar riff originated. It seems like a logical way for it to have evolved onstage, and it's easy to imagine how Page might have realized he could work it into a new song. Anyone have any specific info on how and when that lick originated? I've been wondering about it since buying this CD years ago. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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