― Tom, Wednesday, 27 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
With Zeppelin, the sound is the thing. Tom, you should approach Zep's
body of work the way you would Dr. Dre's 2001. Sure, Dre is not the
greatest rapper, but he knows how to lay down rhymes that compliment
his brilliant productions. I would argue that the same holds true for
Page & Plant. The massive, bottom-heavy sound that Page captured with
his studio work reaches perfection only with Plant's voice floating
― Mark Richardson, Wednesday, 27 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
All the while feeling vaguely smug and intellectual because of the
Crowley and Tolkien references. Bleargh.
Fred's not totally wrong though -- the Zep had their occaisional
moment, but they're still overrated beyond belief. Early Black
Sabbath could have them for breakfast!
― Nicole, Wednesday, 27 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
But the best reason to hate Zeppelin, as Nicole pointed out, is that
they were a band who sung about J.R.R. Tolkien. I fucking hate Tolkien.
J.R.R. fucking Tolkien is not rock 'n roll.
― Otis Wheeler, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
I loathe 'ver Zep', their sweatiness, their ponderousness (is that a
word?) and their pretension. I'm very used to listening to music for
the noise. Led Zeppelin make a nasty noise.
I don't think I've ever heard a band rock harder than the Roots
Radics circa '81, and they sounded *beautiful*.
― Tim, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
With regards to the man's general worth, though, we must differ. ;-)
― Ned Raggett, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
1) There is nothing even remotely intellectual about Zep or their
fans; their music is populism at its finest.
2) Hard to imagine what could be more smug than picking on teenage
kids in middle America.
3) Why listen to Zep when you can listen to Sabbath? JOHN BONHAM.
Black Sabbath, while masters of the riff (and Reality), had an anemic
rhythm section. How many hip-hop groups have sampled Bill Ward's drum
Zep ARE pretty sweaty, though.
― Mark Richardson, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Fred's right when he says Robert Plant's voice sounds like an escape
(specifically, from the stuffiness and politeness of Britain when
Plant was growing up) but, you know, you could say the same thing
about fucking Merseybeat, for fuck's sake. While at the time they
were hailed as an astonishing sonic progression from *that* lot over
six years, Zep remind me of what Tom and I once said about the
Beatles' hangers-on; you can't deny that they sounded like an escape
and a new dawn for certain people listening to them, but that doesn't
alter the fact that the music is terrible.
Yeah, Tom's nailed them good and proper.
― Robin Carmody, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Why listen to Led Zep when you have Black Sabbath? Because only
listening to one band is boring unless it's The Cure or Prince.
― Dan Perry, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
but seriously (ha ha ha)! tom is oblivious to many of the things that
make zep great, unless he's fooled me all of this time and is really
into virtuosity and locking rhythm sections. ;) mark, as you say the
music isn't really made for or by intellectuals. the concept
of "suspension of disbelief" comes to mind, checking your brain at
the door, etc., and if you're not up for that then, let me say it
again, maybe zep isn't the band for you.
and what's all this talk of sabbath? are the same people who are
criticizing robert plant's voice listening to a band fronted by ozzy?
certainly, sabbath has created some incredibly sludgy and heavy riffs
(and are probably currently a bigger influence than zep) but, as mark
says, the rhythm section is weak and, God, i just can't *stand* ozzy.
more power to you if you can!
― fred solinger, Thursday, 28 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
And Pitchfork can kiss my arse ;).
― Tom, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
i write paragraphs about them because i force myself to think about
them: normally, zep isn't one of those bands one rattles on about. if
i were listening to the music and *thinking* it'd be a conscious
and pitchfork is *still* the internet king of music reviews, if you
ask me. maybe -- and this is only a *maybe* -- you'd be in their
league if you wrote a review, oh, more than once a month (or when the
latest merritt album comes out).
― fred solinger, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― David, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
The ironic thing, I've just realised, is that my reaction to Led Zep
*is* pretty much 'instinctual' - as I said to Fred in chat a few days
ago, the difference is that I'm basically more of a punk than him. So
I like Motorhead, he likes Zep, and both of us look around for
rationalisations as to why the other one is less rockin'. Having
grown up on the British music press and their horror of anything
approaching prog or dinosaur rock, my gut instinct is to mistrust the
virtuosity and bombast of the Zep: so my negative judgement is based
on that 'unthinking' reaction.
Of course, I *could* think myself into liking some of their stuff,
but as Fred says, that's hardly the point...
Busta Rhymes - 'This Means War' samples 'Iron Man'
Cypress Hill - 'I Ain't Goin' Out Like That' samples 'The Wizard'
And I'm sure that 'Behind the Wall of Sleep' has been used on a
record too, Okay it's not quite 'When the Levee Breaks' but it's
still got a fucking good, if loose, groove
― Chewshabadoo, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
Who has more original, harder, stranger, colder, more bombastic riffs
That said: Stairway to Heaven may be Zep's pop masterpiece, but pop
isn't what I want out of a hard band. I've seen them twice but after
the first album, they could only play arrangements of their
multitracked recordings. If Zeps extraordinary arrangements bear any
responsibility for the over-produced so-called power ballads that
came after, I curse them. Finally, Jimmy played the coldest blues
based solos ever - his solos bother me every time I hear them but,
maybe that's a good thing.
― TK, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
as for zeppelin, to paraphrase cole gagne on branca, it does not
matter what anyone thinks about them any more than it matters what
anyone thinks of the sun. they were my ecstasy and education from
ages 10-14 or so. i can't stand them most of the time now, after
punk happened long ago for me but there are always precious moments
when i can listen and get into it again. the reasons for loving them
and hating them are both equally obvious and *don't matter*.
zeppelin simply are.
curiously neglected so far:
i) the obvious vulnerable and androgynous qualities of robert plant's
voice and persona. *this* is one item that separates them from
standard macho beer-drinking rock and makes them valuable to misfit
teen boys (god knows none of the *jocks* were listening to them in my
gr 8 class).
ii) the tolkien's not there to make the fans feel smug and
intellectual. fuck, when do most people read tolkien? gr 6? gr 7?
it's there because, along with the music, zeppelin really aimed to
create a fantasy-world and to achieve an otherworldly experience.
item number two.
listening to just the cure all the time though. gah.
― sundar subramanian, Friday, 29 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― sundar subramanian, Saturday, 30 September 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Josh, Sunday, 1 October 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― sundar subramanian, Monday, 2 October 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
The best Zep, though, were "Physical Graffiti" and "Presence." The
first LP of the former is the best funk record ever recorded (better
even that Parliament/Funkadelic). The second is just great.
― Tadeusz Suchodolski, Thursday, 5 October 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Kris P. Ozzfest Rainout, Thursday, 5 October 2000 00:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― f.ccccc, Wednesday, 29 November 2000 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Omar Munoz, Wednesday, 3 January 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― swastikas forever, Thursday, 25 January 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Jack Redelfs, Wednesday, 21 February 2001 01:00 (13 years ago) Permalink
― Jeff J., Monday, 26 March 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― ray charles, Tuesday, 27 March 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― LZ, Saturday, 23 June 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Fuck you all
― Milton Robertson, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Fred's gay, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Nicole, Thursday, 28 June 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Later bands would imitate the screamin and screaching guitars;
however, the rythm sectio could not be duplicated. Furthermore, the
sound of led zeppelin was a result of a combination of many
influencs,including indian classical and celtic. Later bands' sound
was a result of musical interests within the band that were limited
All of the musicians in the band are of the highest quality. JImmy
Page ranks as one of the best guitarists ever, and the rythm section
of John Paul Jones an John Bonham is unrivaled. The songwritig duo of
Page and Plant was also one of the best ever.
Contrary to the beliefs of some people who have posted, Led zeppelin
set records for sales of tickets and albums. Their live performances
shattered tickt sales records, due to elongated versions of songs
such as moby dick, which is also an example of Bonham's amazing
talent. They are also right behind the beatles in total record sales.
HOwever, the beatles had 21 albums, where zep only had 10.
Now could somebody clarify how zeppelin isn't good, because i just
don't see it.
― jim, Saturday, 30 June 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Rajesh Naik, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Tracer Hand, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Richard Tunnicliffe, Friday, 6 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― muppet monkey, Tuesday, 24 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
I like Plant's voice.
― mark s, Tuesday, 24 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
But the stuff I think I most enjoy from them are when they were just
plain goofy and/or eccentric. I'm thinking "Boogie with Stu", "Hats
Off (to Roy Harper)", "The Crunge", "Hot Dog", etc
Can't think of too many weak moments from Zep, actually...
― Joe, Wednesday, 25 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
I can understand those who don't like them becasue of the
Prog/Dinosaur overtones, but simply noting that they were in that
field would negate the accusations of them bieng
anti-intellectual and lacking skill.
Sure, some of their songs are *fairly* simple, but on the whole,
they almost always managed to do something unexpected or
quirky within the context of Loud Blues.
They're one of the few Rawk bands I can stand, because there's
always something ungraspable about how they came to what
they ended up doing. To me, if you can figure out how a band got
to their end product (and could replicate it yourself), why bother
listening to it?
― CountV/John T, Friday, 27 July 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
Zeppelin's music, if you listen to it, was exstremly inventive and
layered. Led Zeppelins actually musical influence can actually be
felt most from everyone from Prince to REM to Jane's Addiction to
Smashing Pumpkins. Not lame hair metal, lol. On the other hand all
Black Sabbath ever influenced was moronic crap like death metal, or
black metal and a bunch of low IQed, beer swilling "metal heads" with
a mentality to "break stuff" and worship the devil. Please.
Also the comments about Led Zeppelin not being intellectual are
ignorant in my opinion. Is Mozart not intellectual? He certainly did
not have many lyrics about war or polotics did he? What was
intellectual about Zeppelin was there musical ability. The world was
filled with tons of good and lame bands that where "politcally
consious", i think they where and still are a breath of fresh air. I
like some Punk rock, but if you are that non-ecclectic as to be
turned off to great musicans because of some silly ideal or scene
(like punk) then your a idiot.
― Robert, Friday, 21 September 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
So, did Sabbath influence Iron Maiden or Judas Priest? Probably, but
not in the way they might have liked. There may be a reason Maiden -
a band that does few covers - did one of Whole Lotta Love, but never
a single Sabbath tune.
― Jack Torrance, Thursday, 4 October 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
So, did Sabbath influence Iron Maiden or Judas Priest? Probably, but
not in the way they might have liked. There may be a reason Maiden -
a band that does few covers - did one of Whole Lotta Love, but never
a single Sabbath tune.
― J Corabi, Friday, 12 October 2001 00:00 (12 years ago) Permalink
― Ron Murray, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
So they influenced
R. Kelly, too!
― Dan Perry, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― dleone, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― chaki, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― Ben Williams, Friday, 7 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
― mark s, Saturday, 8 June 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
Anyband with Bonham at the back was on to a winner (unless it was
Bonham's own band) and Page and Plant ain't so bad either. Actually, I
recall Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame telling Melody Maker back in
the day that with his lyrics and Zep's music they "could have made
quite a good little rock and roll band." Ha ha ha ha ha.. sorry, I
laugh my ass off everytime I hear that.
Gimme Physical Graffiti everytime. I think it's actually too good, if
that's possible, which it isn't, but it feels like it is when I listen
to that album. Does anyone else know what I (don't) mean?
― Roger Fascist, Monday, 29 July 2002 00:00 (11 years ago) Permalink
Is that strings or a mellotron?
― aloo mutter, aloo fatter (WilliamC), Friday, January 11, 2013 7:23 PM (39 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
I think it's actual strings on that one, rather than a Mellotron!
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 January 2013 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Friends" is one of the few Led Zeppelin songs that includes strings. Bass player John Paul Jones did the string arrangement. Some people have expressed surprise at the fact that Jones received no writing credit for this song, given that he was entirely responsible for its string arrangement.The outro to "Friends" includes a Moog synthesizer, which provides a link to the next track on the album, "Celebration Day". The only known live performance of the song by Led Zeppelin was on 29 September 1971 in Osaka, during the band's Japanese concert tour, as exhibited on a number of Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings of the show. If listened to closely, Page can be heard asking Plant if he wanted to perform the song when John Bonham had returned from unknown activities backstage.
Hahahaha... 'unknown activities backstage'...
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 January 2013 19:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
iirc the segue from Friends -> Celebration Day is such due to trying to mask a tape error. Quite probably more eloquently explained on the above wiki.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 11 January 2013 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
I am in the mood to read a bio -- any rec's on a good Led Zep one?
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 January 2013 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
The studio tea boy inadvertently deleted the Celebration Day intro iirc, before fleeing in fear for his life when he realised what he'd done.
Hammer Of The Gods, VG
― Ismael Klata, Friday, 11 January 2013 19:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I've heard that story too... iirc, it was the drums at the beginning that got erased and Jimmy Page had to find some way of patching it up and came up with that Moog tone to join the track together with 'Friends'. For me, it's one of the great happy accidents! Whoever erased those drums deserves a medal.
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 January 2013 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
DVD shocked me with how great they sounded on Kashmir and Achilles, given Page at his heroin peak, Bonzo's heavy boozing and Plant's Zeppelin range long since shot.
― SongOfSam, Friday, 11 January 2013 20:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
don't really understand the artificial/unplayable statement
Page recorded Plant's harmonica part using the backward echo technique, putting the echo ahead of the sound when mixing, creating a distinct effect."When the Levee Breaks" was recorded at a different tempo, then slowed down, explaining the "sludgy" sound, particularly on the harmonica and guitar solos. Because this song was heavily produced in the studio, it was difficult to recreate live; the band only played it a few times in the early stages of their 1975 U.S. Tour, before dropping it for good.In the May 2008 issue of Uncut Magazine, Page elaborated upon the effects at the end of the song:Interviewer: How was the swirly effect at the end of "When the Levee Breaks" achieved? I always imagine you sitting there with a joystick... Page: It's sort of like that, isn't it? It's interesting: On "Levee Breaks" you've got backwards harmonica, backwards echo, phasing, and there's also flanging; and at the end, you get this super-dense sound, in layers, that's all built around the drum track. And you've got Robert, constant in the middle, and everything starts to spiral around him. It's all done with panning.
In the May 2008 issue of Uncut Magazine, Page elaborated upon the effects at the end of the song:Interviewer: How was the swirly effect at the end of "When the Levee Breaks" achieved? I always imagine you sitting there with a joystick... Page: It's sort of like that, isn't it? It's interesting: On "Levee Breaks" you've got backwards harmonica, backwards echo, phasing, and there's also flanging; and at the end, you get this super-dense sound, in layers, that's all built around the drum track. And you've got Robert, constant in the middle, and everything starts to spiral around him. It's all done with panning.
Also, the drum sound, while achieved practically, is almost impossible to get live, since it's such a product of the recording location.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 11 January 2013 20:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
You can hear the volume fader being (quickly) turned up on the drums when they come in on "Celebration Day", which had to be done since the drums at the beginning of the song had accidently been erased. The segue from Friends is indeed a brilliantly-executed happy accident. I miss analog recording....
― Lee626, Friday, 11 January 2013 21:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
really enjoying barney hoskyns' new zep tome, not finished it yet but it's an oral history and it really works.
― I had such a fontasy (stevie), Saturday, 12 January 2013 10:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
that Friends performance in Osaka
― I had such a fontasy (stevie), Saturday, 12 January 2013 10:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
― I had such a fontasy (stevie), Saturday, January 12, 2013 5:20 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Samesies..... I was expecting yet another cash-in Zep puff piece like so many interchangable coffee-table Zep bios that have appeared so frequently over the last decade that seem to use each other as source material. This one is different, going behind and beyond the hackneyed, and is filled with interviews with key people that shaped their career and their music. Highly recommended.
― Lee626, Saturday, 12 January 2013 11:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Barney's awesome, so I wasn't surprised to be enjoying it as much as I am. Found Hammer Of The Gods to be empty and sleazy, and couldn't get more than a chapter or two into Richard Cole's own book, which was poorly written and played out like a Confessions Of The Road Manager.
― I had such a fontasy (stevie), Saturday, 12 January 2013 11:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
That Richard Cole book is terrible. It was next to the till in HMV for about 2 quid and still wasn't worth it.
― nate woolls, Saturday, 12 January 2013 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
The way Coles tells those stories of groupie abuse, it's in a queasy, creepy way that leaves you feeling complicit for reading.
― I had such a fontasy (stevie), Saturday, 12 January 2013 13:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've heard bad things about Hoskyns' Tom Waits book. I guess Tom Waits put out a call to ask people not to talk to him, and ... nobody talked to him. But he wrote the book anyway.
I'll def get the Zep, though.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 12 January 2013 14:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm imagining this entire book being a passive aggressive goldmine now
"Had ANYBODY ANSWERED MY CALLS, I would have asked what Tom Waits bandmates thought of his performance in Dracula, because I had this really great segue planned, but nooooooooooooooooooooo..."
― NINO CARTER, Saturday, 12 January 2013 14:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Seconding the bile over the Cole book. it's presented in the manner of "this is what really happened 'cos I was there", yet rehashes the exact same stories form the Steven Davis book, in roughly the same order with about the same level of detail. Davis should have sued.
The Hoskyns book is really great. Glosses over the stuff that we don't need to read about again (mud shark, hotel robbery, Riot House, etc.) and really focuses on the personalities/psychological makeup of the band and their extended circle.
― henry s, Saturday, 12 January 2013 14:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Apparently the Waits book is kind of passive aggressive! Sort of like, well, if you won't verify my queries, I'm going to over-rely on what few sources I have on record.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 12 January 2013 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hoskyn's book about The Band is great
― fart the police (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 12 January 2013 15:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not surprising, since Cole seems to have been Davis' main source of info/gossip/defamation for Hammer of the Gods
― Lee626, Saturday, 12 January 2013 16:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'll hunt down that Hoskyns book, sounds good!
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 12 January 2013 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
I read Hoskyns' book all about "zoso" and it was quite interesting. Didn't realize how long it was in the can before it could finally be released (after epic and abortive mixing/mastering problems were fixed.) Apparently recording was all done only a few months after III was released.
― Faster than food (Myonga Vön Bontee), Sunday, 13 January 2013 07:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
W/r/t to Hoskyns' Waits book, I don't think its passive-aggressive, though it definitely suffers from a lack of input if not from Waits himself, but people in his band/circle. I mean the book is pretty glowing overall.
― chr1sb3singer, Monday, 14 January 2013 19:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sure, but when faced with conjecture without confirmation, it's a bit of a gamble to just stick with conjecture. I'm mostly shocked at how long the Waits book is given that no one cooperated.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Well, actually there's a ton of stuff from Bones Howe, musicians from the 70s records, old LA cronies, San Diego folk people, etc, mostly its just not a lot of currently associated people, no new stuff from Jarmusch, no Keith Richards, no Smokey Hormel (and actually in some of the emails in the appendix you get the sense that some of these folks wish they could talk to Hoskyns). Hoskyns does mine the interviews he did with Waits in the 85 and 99 pretty deep. You definitely get the sense Waits isn't involved, but I think Hoskyns does a good job of painting a picture overall. It just isn't as good as his Band book or "Waiting for the Sun".
― chr1sb3singer, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Is it Bones who says he decided to talk because Waits was once basically like family but then he got totally cut off for no reason, with no warning?
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pretty much, Bones does they had a meeting before "Swordfish" where Waits's says he doesn't want to work together anymore and Bones agrees that he wouldn't be right person to produce a record like that, but yeah then they don't see each other again for 10 yrs. Most of the players from the 70s-era kind of have the same story.
― chr1sb3singer, Monday, 14 January 2013 20:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
When Jimmy Page met Lez Zeppelin
― Uncle Cyril O'Boogie (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 July 2013 18:18 (7 months ago) Permalink
Has anyone seen Jeff Krulik's documentary "Led Zeppelin Played Here"? He interviews people who are convinced they saw Led Zeppelin play the Wheaton Youth Center in Maryland in 1969, a show that has no documentation and does not appear to have actually happened. Same guy who made Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
― Immediate Follower (NA), Friday, 4 October 2013 21:26 (5 months ago) Permalink
no! that sounds amazing tho
― lorde willin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 4 October 2013 21:32 (5 months ago) Permalink
i want to see that!
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 October 2013 01:06 (5 months ago) Permalink
I saw it. While it focusses on whether Led Zep did play in Wheaton, MD in 1969, it also covers the early days of the rock touring circuit before ticketmaster and corporate control. Folks talking about Iggy & the Stooges gigs at community centers, etc
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 October 2013 19:47 (5 months ago) Permalink
It's showing in NYC tonight at 6 and tomorrow at 3 at Anthology Film Archives
― curmudgeon, Friday, 11 October 2013 19:51 (5 months ago) Permalink
Scott S should go to this screeningNov 7Cape Ann Film Festival
Cape Ann Community Cinema
― curmudgeon, Friday, 18 October 2013 14:43 (4 months ago) Permalink
Plant finds old unreleased tapes with Jones vocals, wants to put them on upcoming deluxe reissues.
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 18 October 2013 17:15 (4 months ago) Permalink
I put it in the Spotify thread, but thought I'd bump one other. I'm listening right now (two albums up at the moment).
― dlp9001, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 15:53 (3 months ago) Permalink
Spotify is stupid, but Zeppelin is awesome, so I'd call it ... a wash? More excited about the reissue roll-out next year.
― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 December 2013 16:10 (3 months ago) Permalink
This show is so hair-raising
― Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Sunday, 9 February 2014 04:19 (1 month ago) Permalink
pretty much every bootleg I've heard from 68-70 is the motherlode. they tidied up and overdubbed 'we're gonna groove' for the version on CODA, iirc.
― the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Sunday, 9 February 2014 08:50 (1 month ago) Permalink
Is that the same footage that is on the 2003 DVD?
― EveningStar (Sund4r), Sunday, 9 February 2014 16:24 (1 month ago) Permalink
Hurting, can you give me a starting time for Moby Dick in that footage? I love LZ but don't want to listen to the whole 1:42:19 this morning.
― 330,003 Luftballons (WilliamC), Sunday, 9 February 2014 16:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
yes, that's the 2003 DVD there...
'We're Gonna Groove' smokes
lol at Page in his tennis sneakers and sweater phase
― calstars, Sunday, 9 February 2014 16:47 (1 month ago) Permalink
I just don't see why these guys just get together and jam. Forget the touring, just get in the same room and play come blues with a couple of ringers and have T-Bone Burnette record it.
Led Zep need to make an official release of the early San Francisco recorded Bill Graham live shows.
― earlnash, Sunday, 9 February 2014 20:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
Tbone Burnett no way man
― calstars, Sunday, 9 February 2014 21:32 (1 month ago) Permalink
00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)26:09 White Summer (Page)38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert Plant)43:11 How Many More Times (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Page)1:03:28 Moby Dick (Bonham, Jones, Page)1:18:49 Whole Lotta Love (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)1:25:13 Communication Breakdown (Bonham, Jones, Page) 1:29:29 C'mon Everybody (Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran) 1:32:00 Somethin' Else (Bob Cochran, Sharon Sheeley) 1:34:10 Bring It On Home (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)
― Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 February 2014 02:24 (1 month ago) Permalink
C'mon Everybody and Something Else are a lot of fun - never heard them do early rock n roll covers before
― Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 February 2014 02:25 (1 month ago) Permalink
Robert Plant is kind of a dork with his whole announcing the members of the band schtick, but w/e
― Burt Stuntin (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 February 2014 02:26 (1 month ago) Permalink
they're all dorks
― How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 10 February 2014 16:50 (1 month ago) Permalink
― Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 10 February 2014 16:54 (1 month ago) Permalink