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Knebworth '79

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So I've been rewatching the Knebworth show and WOW is Jimmy not at his best there, was he drunk or high or maybe a bit of both?

The show is still way better than I remember it, Robert is freaking amazing and Jonesy and Bonzo too of course, if only Jimmy was as good as he was at the Copenhagen warm-ups, if he was Knebworth could have been so freaking great, now it's still good but Jimmy is really taking some of it away, at least he doesn't stand still all the way through like the Seattle gig.

So what do you all think? It's absolutely not the worst show but is it great you think?

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I guess it all depends on which Knebworth show you're talking about; August the 4th was excellent in my eyes, I would put it up there with the Earl's Court concerts.

August the 11th, not so much, although I do like No Quarter and Kashmir from that night...

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I'm pretty sure Jimmy was on heroin, but I agree the rest were on fire despite the fact that they themselves said they were rusty. Love the Kashmir on August 4th. My favorite live version of Kashmir.

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Jimmy was okay on the 4th, but the 11th is an unmititigated disaster.

I just watched it recently, and Jimmy is so obviously coked out of his head when they start. Song remains the same and Celebration Day are played SOOOO fast.

I think the pressure of the event and the bad vibes backstage Jimmy just lost it and got messed up he was really struggling.

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Jimmy breaks two strings on the 11th, PA issues on the 11th, Ten Years Gone is performed on the 4th, and Heartbreaker is a longer encore than Communication Breakdown (and doesn't have Robert butchering the song). Plus, only the 4th was used on the DVD, which was 7 songs (admittedly with some 11th to help the vocals out).

Scoreboard:

August 4: 12

August 11: 0

Edited by ledzepfilm

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The 11th has a (slightly) better Black Dog, better No Quarter, equally good Kashmir, and Boogie Chillun' during Whole Lotta Love.

4th: 12

11th:4

Jimmy breaks two strings on the 11th, PA issues on the 11th, Ten Years Gone is performed on the 4th, and Heartbreaker is a longer encore than Communication Breakdown (and doesn't have Robert butchering the song). Plus, only the 4th was used on the DVD, which was 7 songs (admittedly with some 11th to help the vocals out).

Scoreboard:

August 4: 12

August 11: 0

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Achilles Last Stand, In The Evening, Rock and Roll, and Sick Again kick so much more ass on the 4th.

August 4: 16

August 11: 4

Edited by ledzepfilm

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Double vote, LZF, you can't use the DVD for scoreboard then turn around and use the songs too....;):P:lol:

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Quality and DVD are different things! Those songs still beat the hell out of the 11th. :P

Either way, the 4th is still in the lead!

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For the record, I know that the 4th is far superior, I was just saying the 11th isn't all bad

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The 11th has it's shining moments, no doubt. But a ton of the songs/solos are BUTCHERED.

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The 4th features one of my favourite ever versions of no quarter, jimmy absolutely shreds and the outro solo is completely unique.

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I think I like 1979-08-04 almost as much as Earls Court, granted I only have Unstoppable Metal Machine for the 25th, can't freaking find Unprecedented Demand anywhere

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If Copenhagen (2nd night) were available in soundboard quality, we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

That said, the tracks from 8-4 on the LZ DVD are very good, and I agree that Kashmir kicks ass and might be the best live version ever.

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If Copenhagen (2nd night) were available in soundboard quality, we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

That said, the tracks from 8-4 on the LZ DVD are very good, and I agree that Kashmir kicks ass and might be the best live version ever.

Both recordings of the copenhagen shows are brilliant audience recordings though, up there with Mike's, I don't think I would like a soundboard of the show more than I like the audience ones

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