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the "BLAST OFF" solo in "IN THE EVENING"

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On 12/18/2015 at 11:44 AM, NealR2000 said:

I've often thought that it would have been a great show-opener for them.    That swirling beginning sound would start softly while the house lights were still on, coming from a pre-recorded tape.  The volume would ever so slightly be raised until the house lights went off.  Now quite loud.  Then, a spotlight picks out Plant on stage with his, "In the eeeeeeeeevening"  Then, the stage erupts with those magnesium light-blasts as Page, Jones, and Bonham launch into that famous riff.    

Jason does this with his Zeppelin band with the ITL intro- I remember who perfect I thought it was. 

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On 12/28/2015 at 6:39 PM, The Only Way To Fly said:

Of course I had to You Tube Gizmotron and what came up was this guy doing the intro It's pretty cool.  I'm still looking for the "Blast-Off"....

That was fantastic

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 There's Great versions of Jimmy pulling it off out there on YouTube somewhere I've seen them I'm sure so you guys have tried it at home post them, I'm dying to see some more I haven't had a chance to look for any 

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On 4/15/2019 at 1:01 AM, Mithril46 said:

I'm pretty sure that actually I read in one of those English Rock magazines that Jimmy said that "crash" part was a collage

of 3 or 4 tremolo "crashes". Even some metal guy with the best Floyd Rose couldn't pull that off. It's like the noise section

in studio WLL, back then at least you couldn't reproduce it live, impossible. But the YouTube posts definitely have Jimmy

being pretty radical.

WLL = ?  Ummm ?...... "brain fart"

forgive me but I can't recall which song that is ! Please help

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I remember Daddy's Junky Music on mass ave in Boston having a then-current Death Wish II era poster of Jimmy Page playing a Roland guitar synth in their guitar amp tryout booth. 10 years later I saw the WH-1 Whammy pedal advertised in  a Jimmy Page issue of Guitar Player magazine. This pedal could bend up or down 1 or 2 octaves with an onboard expression pedal, and it had Roland guitar synth technology. The 2 octave bend setting, starting with the pedal depressed all the way down (and distortion pedal in the chain) is one way to do the blast off. I strongly preffered the original pedal.

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1 hour ago, LurksReturnington said:

I remember Daddy's Junky Music on mass ave in Boston having a then-current Death Wish II era poster of Jimmy Page playing a Roland guitar synth in their guitar amp tryout booth. 10 years later I saw the WH-1 Whammy pedal advertised in  a Jimmy Page issue of Guitar Player magazine. This pedal could bend up or down 1 or 2 octaves with an onboard expression pedal, and it had Roland guitar synth technology. The 2 octave bend setting, starting with the pedal depressed all the way down (and distortion pedal in the chain) is one way to do the blast off. I strongly preffered the original pedal.

They also had a Zildjian ad poster with Bonzo's photo. Damn I wish I'd walked in one day and asked em what it would take to get it. Not there anymore. (The poster, that is)

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To a lesser extent, Jimmy employs this effect on "Wanna Make Love" from Outrider towards end of song.

Jimmy screwed down the plate on his Strats so the whammy bar could only go down, which is unusual.  Maybe this contributes to his achievement of this effect.

 

 

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Seems to me the prevailing opinion for many years was that Page used a contact mic on the spring side of the whammy bar. I don't remember where I heard that tho.

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4 hours ago, LurksReturnington said:

did some1 say 'keep on rockin'?

I love this track I played my vinyl to death twice

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On 4/24/2020 at 11:03 AM, LurksReturnington said:

did some1 say 'keep on rockin'?

Geeze that video had me .....idk .....? .....in vertigo land  or sompin...Is that the official video by the band?

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Well made fan video i think. There's some well paced lyric videos too, but they're not as loud. It's pleasing to see the stock of that track rise. They're really sounding like a rock band. 

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I always envisioned Page did it by banging the strings with a bow!

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