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WIC - Title track

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Walking Into Clarksdale, what a ridiculously good song! For me, this shows that these 2 can still (at least 10 yrs. ago) write murderous music. It gets you immediately, Page's tone, it engages you right away. The riff is ominous, and you feel cool just listening to it. The verses are loose, and very groovy. Those twangy chords in the slow sections are a great example of Page going to strange musical places.

Plant is singing like he has a unique story to tell, and he sounds like it is crucial that he gets it across. Love it!

The guitar solo is great, a 2 parter! The way it starts off like his strings are all dried out, sounds so raw and cool. Then the acid rock approach on the second part is just magnificent. I think Page was really on his game for this track. The train sounds he made are great fun.

They both rock like young swinging men on this.

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AMEN, BROTHER!!!

Walking Into Clarksdale as an album just doesn't get its due. I thought it was better than ITTOD myself.

Go ahead. Start throwing rotten tomatoes. :lol:

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AMEN, BROTHER!!!

Walking Into Clarksdale as an album just doesn't get its due. I thought it was better than ITTOD myself.

Go ahead. Start throwing rotten tomatoes. :lol:

'The Window' is a great out take from those sessions. Fantastic song. The title track is my fav, but add The Window and Heart In Your Hand as stand outs for me.

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AMEN, BROTHER!!!

Walking Into Clarksdale as an album just doesn't get its due. I thought it was better than ITTOD myself.

Go ahead. Start throwing rotten tomatoes. :lol:

Why? I couldn't agree more...

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Why? I couldn't agree more...

Jimmy played this on his Paul Reed Smith guitar, the audience treated it like Zep candy, and I really felt like my face was melting. Oh WHY didn't they make a live album out of the 98 tour?

All of the Walking into Clarksdale songs came to life live. Most High sat comfortably between HMMT and WLL, like it was always meant to be there.

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'The Window' is a great out take from those sessions. Fantastic song.

A regular heard in my home! So haunting! Love it! :beer:

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WIC title track is cool, Page's solo has some wicked bends and tone, he's torturing those strings. Unfortunately Plant's voice is not up to snuff on alot of this album, though he was INCREDIBLE on the 1998 P/P tour. The lyrics on the WIC album were great, but listening to Plant struggle on "Upon a Golden Horse" and most of "Sons Of Freedom (great Page riff btw), it is painful for even the hugest Plant man (myself) to hear. No sure how or why he was happy with the vocals, but he's human I guess. Although a mature effort, it was a weird sounding production overall and not their best songwriting. But there is still some good stuff on WIC. It makes me think what Page's next studio album will sound like, totally different in every way guaranteed.

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I picked up the Rainer Patek tribute cassette with "Rude World" and thought that was pretty cool as well. Just another creative avenue they could have gone down but didn't. I can hear a Portishead vibe. This song is from The Inner Flame - Rainer Ptacek Tribute Album as performed by Page/Plant.

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I picked up the Rainer Patek tribute cassette with "Rude World" and thought that was pretty cool as well. Just another creative avenue they could have gone down but didn't. I can hear a Portishead vibe. This song is from The Inner Flame - Rainer Ptacek Tribute Album as performed by Page/Plant.

I've got that CD. There's several interesting performances on there, but the P/P track steals the show. Great tune.

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Why? I couldn't agree more...

It's a great album and my personal faves are WIC, Blue Train, Heart... and Most High especially. Personally I think that is one of the best tracks to from from anyone since the Post-Zeppelin days. It is a killer live, most notably the ending when Jimmy really turns it on.

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Long time no see Rock Action and everyone.

WIC title track is cool, Page's solo has some wicked bends and tone, he's torturing those strings. Unfortunately Plant's voice is not up to snuff on alot of this album, though he was INCREDIBLE on the 1998 P/P tour. The lyrics on the WIC album were great, but listening to Plant struggle on "Upon a Golden Horse" and most of "Sons Of Freedom (great Page riff btw), it is painful for even the hugest Plant man (myself) to hear. No sure how or why he was happy with the vocals, but he's human I guess. Although a mature effort, it was a weird sounding production overall and not their best songwriting. But there is still some good stuff on WIC. It makes me think what Page's next studio album will sound like, totally different in every way guaranteed.

He-hey, i had just recently listened through the whole album and i pretty much felt the same!

The music was pretty great but i felt than Plant's subpar singing didn't make it justice, it's pretty bad at Sons of Freedom. It doesn't help that in the mix Plant voice is a bit quieter than others.

Speaking of mix, i felt that the album was pretty overmixed, overly too wet - that's how it sounds weird at times.

But yeah, otherwise the album is musically pretty good, this pretty much proved singlehandely that Page is not over yet even though all those tired heavy efforts at 80's made it look pretty bad.

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