Strider Posted September 15, 2022 Author Share Posted September 15, 2022 On 9/5/2022 at 12:28 PM, HollywoodBowl1998 said: What an account Strider. So amazed at all of the detail you could recall! Given it took you 5 years to write it (life got in the way), I don't feel so bad taking nearly all summer to read it, haha! Life (vacations, yard projects, etc) also got in the way for me. Plus I'm a slow reader who wants to absorb every detail of this seeing as I never got to see Zep in concert; I was born this very year. With probable bias, I think '77 was a fantastic Zep Tour year. Haters can hate and get bent. I gotta say if you consider the '77 LA Concerts as one entity, this goes down in some serious Zep history, imo. My 'best of' live versions compilation of their concert material has 9 songs from these LA nights. Considering the hundreds of concerts to draw material from, I'd say that in itself is telling of just how cool this leg of the '77 concerts were. So awesome and crazy that you got to witness pretty much all of it. Questions. Where about in SIBLY are there notes of Tea For One? I've heard this before, but somehow never seem to locate...then I doubt it's the version I'm hearing...then I get side tracked by how cool SIBLY is and forget to listen for TFO. Also, in Show 5 after That's Alright Mama, the bootlegs capture Plant teasing the crowd with a few verses of D'yer Mak'er. Did you recall hearing it live that night? Did you think they were going to play it? Any concert accounts/recollections on this? One last thing, after the final night, did you sleep for a week? how long did it take to recoup from that epic battle? Thanks again for this thread! Cheers, Brad Thanks Brad. Your live compilation project is amazing. I did not mean to ignore your questions. This thread has been out of mind for so long that I neglect to check it. Taking notes and having 1977 tapes to listen help flesh out the memory. I did not take notes in 1975 so those shows are more of a blur than the other tours. The "D'yer Mak'er" tease did not strike me as much as the "Dancing Days" we got on the final night. I think it is because by then I had already sussed that the band did not like "D'yer Mak'er". It is the only song on "Houses of the Holy" that the band did not play in concert. I did not really care for the song, either, so I don't remember thinking "Wow, they are gonna play it!" Also, Robert was famous for tossing out bits of lyrics in between songs that the band would refuse to join in on. The exceptions being "Rip It Up" at the end of "In My Time of Dying" on June 25, 1977 and a few other times. No, the tease that fooled me and kind of pissed me off was the little bit of "The Rover" intro we got after "The Song Remains the Same". I really thought they were going to play "The Rover" and then of course they go into "Sick Again" instead. "Sick Again" was okay but for six nights I kept wishing they would just play entire "The Rover" song. It took me a few days to recover. The last Forum show was on a Monday night. I was refreshed and recovered (and the ringing in my ears gone) by Friday. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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