nigelss Posted June 18, 2008 Share Posted June 18, 2008 Just watched LiveAid again (currently transferring all 16 hours of LiveAid from original off-air Betamax tape to DVD recorder) and found myself pondering if it was really that bad. Firstly, let's take it as a given that Phil Collins should be shot. Secondly, Mr. Plant's vocal on Rock'n'Roll is a croaky 'orrible mess and Mr. Page's geetar (sic) sounds like it is being fed through three hundred flanger units on R & R and to a lesser extent on Whole Lotta Love. But otherwise... Mr. Jones is clearly enjoying himself and playing well. The clip of Jimmy trying to untangle himself from a microphone stand followed by Jones looking over shaking his head and laughing is priceless. Robert is fine for the other two songs and Jimmy does some pretty fluid guitar work, for example towards the end of Whole Lotta Love. Yes, there are the various mishaps caused by Mr. Collins, but there again the trainwreck at the end of the O2 Dazed & Confused is probably of the same magnitude. SO if the sound had been good and Concorde had been delayed (shame terminal 5 wasn't open at the time, British Airways might have lost Phil Collins) and Robert gargled with some TCP before Rock'n'Roll.... (Quite amazed at how well the betamax tape has survived after all this time but there again it always was the better system!) Cheers, Nigel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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