ListenToThis Posted May 6, 2013 Author Share Posted May 6, 2013 Now wait a minute I'm not so sure Hannover is THAT bad. I'm not convinced that Jonesy and Bonham left Page in TUF, its almost like they were still playing but the sound dropped out in the mixing board. Is that possible? I think Page plays pretty well in TUF and especially the Stairway solo. Plant didn't like the venue because of the echo, nothing to do with the audience or the band's performance. What's so bad about thinking a place has bad acoustics? And the crowd was certainly more into it than Rotterdam. Winston's remaster takes the dryness out of the soundboard. There are a lot of statements thrown around that are declared to be fact when in actuality they are opinions. I'm not sure I see the value in condeming a show without recommending others formulate their own opinions. All of the above ^^^^ is JUST MY OPINION. As far as I'm concerned Hannover '80 is the new Tempe (Tempe 20/7/77 long being considered Zeppelin's worst performance, which has now been reappraised), so be prepared...for example Page's solo in "Trampled Under Foot" goes off on such a tangent -in a "WTF?!" kind of way- that Bonham and Jones stop playing. Throw in Robert Plant's negativity and you've got a definite candidate for Worst Ever Performance. In all its dry as a bone soundboard glory! Jones himself used the term "relatively clean" to describe himself (and Plant) during this period. And, no, I don't recall John Paul Jones' vices ever getting the better of him when it came to his performance at any given time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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