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On 8/30/2017 at 7:20 AM, John M said:

I have a question about 6-21-77.  First I will say that 5:53-6:02 is one of the defining moments of the tour for me.  And that Jimmy's ending guitar soloing is the best I ever heard on Kashmir.  My question - is 6:49 -6:51 Plant or someone near the taper?  It sounds like Plant but it does not seem like something he would do?  I don't recall ever hearing any thing like that on another version?

 

I have always wondered this as well. 

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49 minutes ago, johnlennon696 said:

I've always thought it was Plant. Certainly sounds like him. It' a great spot.

Yes, sounds like Plant to me, however, whoever grabbed his dick to incite such a howl earned a gold star.

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It is clear in the latter half of this song how potent that nights medication was. Plant once commented how pure the drugs were back then. He may well have been thinking of this particular night. They are just on another plane - even for them!

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On 8/30/2017 at 4:20 AM, John M said:

I have a question about 6-21-77.  First I will say that 5:53-6:02 is one of the defining moments of the tour for me.  And that Jimmy's ending guitar soloing is the best I ever heard on Kashmir.  My question - is 6:49 -6:51 Plant or someone near the taper?  It sounds like Plant but it does not seem like something he would do?  I don't recall ever hearing any thing like that on another version?

 

Of course it's Plant. No question.

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The O2 version is flawless and is one of the greatest performances of Robert Plant's career, easily imo his greatest post-Zep era performance.  The incredible visuals didn't hurt anything either.

As for the real Zeppelin, there are some nice ones from 1975, but by 1977 the versions (when they were well done) took the piece to another level.  Bonham was routinely spectacular on these, and on the recordings that capture the visceral response from the audience at the song's conclusion, it gives a real idea of what it was like to be there.

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The 1975 "Kashmir" was GOD-LIKE.

The 1977 "Kashmir" was on another plane of existence altogether...it was OTHERWORLDLY.

The later ones are still good, but Jonesy's Yamaha synthesizer ruins the vibe for me.

I gotta have that Mellotron!

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23 June 77 - with the major flub in the middle, has to be top 3. Before and after the sketchy sequence, it is as powerful as I have heard.

Bonham is no longer human. He seems to ascend to something more. Every fill is pure magic. Page is right there with him adding to the relentless march of the intense, heavy rhythm and Jones as always adds depth. Plant perfectly accompanying what is impossible for a singer - and PERFECT.

'77 Kashmir. There surely is no greater rock moment. And especially for the fans. I can't begin to imagine being at something even remotely carrying that intensity as a kid with some nice herb. Lucky buggers....

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