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On 12/8/2019 at 6:53 AM, RickK said:

I saw SRV opening for Plant in Ohio on May 25 1988. Robert brought out 3 old band mates after the first song. A warm up show prior to the New York 1988 reunion. Anyone else see this show? SRV was on fire. 

I heard an old audience recording of that show. Is that when they played 'Back In the USSR'? Hard to tell who is onstage on the tape.

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On 12/8/2019 at 8:53 PM, RickK said:

I saw SRV opening for Plant in Ohio on May 25 1988. Robert brought out 3 old band mates after the first song. A warm up show prior to the New York 1988 reunion. Anyone else see this show? SRV was on fire. 

The press coverage mentions nothing about old band mates being brought out, and the reunion show in New York was May 14, 1988.

1 hour ago, sam_webmaster said:

I heard an old audience recording of that show. Is that when they played 'Back In the USSR'? Hard to tell who is onstage on the tape.

Yes it is, Sam per The Akron Beacon Journal (5/26/88).

 

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Bit of a long shot maybe but just wondering if anyone has a recording of the 3.20.88 show at the Birmingham Powerhouse, UK? I know that a decent AUD exists somewhere cos I picked it up on cassette at a record fair in '88 but later let it go.  I was at this show aged 17 and would love to here it again. It was a magic evening and a fine performance.  Scoured the interweb for it but no luck so far. Hope this request is ok and thanks in advance for any responses.

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The plant and page, gamblers blues medley was a very interesting blues dirge from that time1988, jimmy implementing his prison blues on that jam. My brother had the bootleg on vinyl at one time, and now i notice on youtube its only got 400 plus views, such a shame. 

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On 7/20/2011 at 3:04 PM, SinceIveBeenLovingU said:

I also interviewed both Plant and Blackwell for my radio show and a feature article in the Oklahoma Gazette in advance of the Nov. 18th date where we talked about the shower incident. Pretty funny stuff...good laughs; Spinal Tap drummer jokes all around. The interview quickly devolved into a Monty Python sketch. Bloody hilarious. Eventually I will digitize these goodies (when I find those confounded, elusive boxes) and share `em here too.

Hi there - if you get the chance I would love to hear this interview. I do remember it being very funny and at one point I seem to remember a bowl of strawberries becoming involved. Anyway, would really appreciate it if you could dig it out and send me a copy. Cheers!

Chris Blackwell - wrist no longer broken!

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On 9/10/2020 at 1:02 PM, Chris Blackwell said:

That Harley T-Shirt I'm wearing ... my 16 year old son Jake now wears that! Keep telling him it's vintage and now he believes me.

 

Thanks for posting!

😎👍 cool stuff 

I’ve still got my “non-stop go” Tour vintage T-shirt and Knebworth 90 t-shirt when Jimmy Page joined y’all on stage. Thanks for checking in online, Chris. 
 

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How The Beastie Boys Inspired Robert Plant's 'Tall Cool One'

Corey Irwin - September 21, 2020

 

In 1998, Robert Plant scored a hit with his song "Tall Cool One," a track which - to the surprise of many - sampled the rocker's previous band.

The song was the third single released from Now and Zen, Plant's fourth solo LP since the breakup of Led Zeppelin. Not only did former bandmate Jimmy Page play guitar on the track, but "Tall Cool One" also included samples of several classic Led Zeppelin hits.

"The Beastie Boys had just been sampling Bonzo (Zeppelin drummer John Bonham)," Plant recalled in an edition of his Digging Deep podcast. "And I thought, 'well that's a good idea.' You can't get a better drum sound."

The Beastie Boys had famously used Led Zeppelin samples throughout their 1986 debut album Licensed to Ill. The trio's "Rhymin & Stealin" used Bonham's bombastic drum beats from "When the Levee Breaks," while songs "She's Crafty" and "Time to Get Ill" sampled Led Zep's "The Ocean" and "Custard Pie" respectively.

                                                                  Listen to the Beastie Boys' "Rhymin & Stealin"

 

"If you think of "When the Levee Breaks' or something," Plant continued, "this is mic placement, Jimmy Page on acid, it just was so good. So why not use it again? And again and again and again and again"

"Tall Cool One" sampled the Led Zeppelin songs "Black Dog," "Dazed and Confused," Whole Lotta Love," "The Ocean" and "Custard Pie." But while the Beastie Boys had bravely (or foolishly) sampled other artists without permission, leaving open the possibility of legal action, Plant had no such concerns.

"As I was still with Atlantic Records then, there was no point in suing me because I was already on their label anyway!," the rocker explained.

For his vocal part, Plant searched for different influences, looking to create a "camp rock" kind of style, "a little bit somewhere between Iggy Pop and Talking Heads."

The decision was attention-grabbing, though not surprising given Plant's history as one of rock's most experimental frontmen. The stylistic choice paid off as "Tall Cool One" hit No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart and No. 25 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart. The track's video also earned heavy rotation on MTV, something Plant thoroughly enjoyed.

"I was on maximum rotation," the singer boasted. "I was chest to the ear in 1969, king of cock-rock in 1970 and then, by 1988 I was on maximum rotation, which I felt really good about. I had a mullet. Everything was going my way!"

                                                      Watch Robert Plant's Music Video for "Tall Cool One"

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/robert-plant-beastie-boys-tall-cool-one/

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On 3/10/2020 at 4:44 PM, renounce said:

Bit of a long shot maybe but just wondering if anyone has a recording of the 3.20.88 show at the Birmingham Powerhouse, UK? I know that a decent AUD exists somewhere cos I picked it up on cassette at a record fair in '88 but later let it go.  I was at this show aged 17 and would love to here it again. It was a magic evening and a fine performance.  Scoured the interweb for it but no luck so far. Hope this request is ok and thanks in advance for any responses.

I was there too. I 'd love to hear this gig!

 

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Man, has reading all of this been a trip down Memory Lane.  I was 17 (living in Maine at the time) and on a senior class trip (through an educational exchange group) to London when we were given one night to do whatever we wanted.  Three of my friends and I scalped tickets to the April 17, 1988 Plant gig at the Hammersmith Odeon.  Talk about blind luck and the alignment of the stars.  When Jimmy Page came out for the encores and played Trampled Under Foot, Misty Mountain Hop, Gambler's Blues (which I was not familiar with at the time, but seemed to involve bits of I Can't Quit You and Since I've Been Loving You), and finished with yet one more encore - Rock and Roll... I thought I might have been seeing things. I heard later that Page and Plant were tuning up for a reunion for an Atlantic Records celebration a month after this, but for years, I found it nearly impossible to get anyone to believe this had happened - never mind that I had actually witnessed it - but thank goodness for the Internet!  Now I can even listen to those bootleg snippets someone posted of the show (thank you so much to whoever that was).  Was anyone else at this show?  Thanks for letting me Ramble On...

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