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Led Zeppelin-Back Together!!

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posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 03:00 PM
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For the first time in nearly 30 years Led Zep has reformed to play a full set. Though they have been on stage together since John Bonhams death this is the first time they have played together for a full live set.
For the first time in my life i wish i lived in England.
Just kidding for all my English friends.
Be great if they did decide to continue on and do a few more shows around the world.

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Led by its three surviving members — singer Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones — Led Zeppelin will be joined by the late John Bonham's son Jason on drums for the benefit show Monday at the O2 Arena.


Either this guy has too much money or not enough sense. Pun intended.



Kenneth Donnell, 25, said he paid $168,500 for his tickets from British Broadcasting Corp. radio's "Things That Money Can't Buy" charity auction last month.


Link to video interview

My favorite Zep track, if i ever got to see them play i think this is how i would feel.




Any other lovers out there? Post your favorite Led Zep moment or track.

mojo


[edit on 10/12/07 by mojo4sale]




posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 03:14 PM
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I've heard that Jimmy Page actually wants the band to do a tour, but one or more of the others are balking at the idea, probably because Plant can't hit those high notes anymore. They'd sell out the biggest stadiums in the world in a matter of minutes.

Edit: Oh, and the best Zeppelin song ever is.......



Peace


[edit on 10-12-2007 by Dr Love]



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 05:04 PM
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Yeah i heard Plant was the one holding out as well. Your right though they'd pack stadiums world wide. Nice little retirement fund too.



posted on Dec, 10 2007 @ 10:40 PM
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I read a recent interview with Jimmy Page and he expressed an interest in cutting a new album with Zep. He said he's already written a few new songs. Once that's done Zep will explode again! Page's guitar solos blow Bin Ladens dialysized kidneys into his next life as a dung beetle!



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
I've heard that Jimmy Page actually wants the band to do a tour, but one or more of the others are balking at the idea, probably because Plant can't hit those high notes anymore.

Reviews of last night's show indicate that he has no trouble hitting any notes he wants to.

A more truthful explanation for Plant's reluctance may be that, unlike the other surviving members of Led Zeppelin, he actually has a career of his own.

There is no 'best' Led Zeppelin song, but the one which stands out in musical terms is Achilles Last Stand. The elaboration of a gigantic yet seamlessly coherent musical structure from an unpromising four-note theme is strongly reminiscent of Beethoven.

[edit on 11-12-2007 by Astyanax]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 04:57 AM
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I wish I could have been there...From some of the short clips I've seen on the internet they sounded pretty damn good...If anyone should come across any videos of the show that are longer then a couple of minutes..Let me know......As far as my favorite Zep tune......hmmm....How about all of them?? I can't pick one song...There all great...

[edit on 12/11/2007 by gotanybob]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 06:05 AM
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All their music has this sort of haunting witchy feel to it doesn't it? I like Ramble On, Sairway to heaven, Whole lotta love, Babe I'm gonna leave you ( love those slow wistful tunes) and a slew of others. I'd love to go and see em if they get back together. They are one of those bands with an unmistakeable sound, the instant you hear any of their music, you know its them.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 08:47 AM
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Trampled Underfoot


Originally posted by Voyager1
All their music has this sort of haunting witchy feel to it doesn't it? I like Ramble On, Sairway to heaven, Whole lotta love, Babe I'm gonna leave you ( love those slow wistful tunes) and a slew of others.

Yes, you're so right. But when the Hammer comes down...

See - I know this is fighting talk, but anyway - Led Zeppelin were (RIP Bonzo) the best band. That thing that rock and roll bands do, the archetypal way it is done, was nailed once and forever by Led Zeppelin. There were great rock bands before (The Stones, The Who) and after (The Clash, Nirvana) but Zeppelin set the template.

I'm juuust old enough to remember the late Sixties/early Seventies. A lot of bands at the time - the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group, Cream, the Jimi Hendrix Experience - were trying to find and possess that 'heavy' sound. A couple of dozen others were doing it too, in Britain and America - the ones I mention above were probably the ones who got closest. You might say The Doors were early pioneers of that sound, that attitude, though they weren't informed by the blues to quite such an extent as those later UK outfits.

But then along came Zeppelin, two big-haired amateurs from darkest Birmingham and two jaded old pros from the London session scene, and wiped the floor with everybody. Yes, even Hendrix - Jimi was heavy in himself, but he never had the band like Led Zeppelin had the band. Every one of them, Plant included, got his turn at wielding the Hammer and weaving the magic. And Jimmy Page, of course, was the magician.

Look, I play guitar. I do all right. I pretend to call myself a musician. But when I listen to Led Zeppelin do anything - anything, even throwaway fluff like Hats Off to Harper or Black Country Woman - I realize I'm just a hilarious cripple. These guys were mainlining - not drugs: the elixir of music.

Robert Plant said last night, 'This is Led Zeppelin's version of Terraplane Blues'. And then the band launched into Trampled Underfoot. They who have ears, let them hear.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 08:54 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
Reviews of last night's show indicate that he has no trouble hitting any notes he wants to.


That was speculation on my part and I'm glad to hear he still can. Now I really want them to do a tour.


Peace



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:00 AM
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Originally posted by Dr Love
Now I really want them to do a tour.


You are making me hurt with desire. Ay! Ay! Ay!

[edit on 11-12-2007 by Astyanax]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:27 AM
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And now...back to the music!



Peace



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 09:59 AM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
See - I know this is fighting talk, but anyway - Led Zeppelin were (RIP Bonzo) the best band. That thing that rock and roll bands do, the archetypal way it is done, was nailed once and forever by Led Zeppelin. There were great rock bands before (The Stones, The Who) and after (The Clash, Nirvana) but Zeppelin set the template.



Couldnt agree more, though i would add that there were a couple of bands who through no fault of their own could have and probably should have been right up there with Zep.
2 bands that i think owned some of that early 'rock n roll' sound and never received their just desserts, Blue Cheer and MC5.
But back to Zep, they could almost sound primal at times yet the musicianship always shone through. Now how do we influence them enough to tour. Hmmmm.................



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:38 PM
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Originally posted by mojo4sale
Be great if they did decide to continue on and do a few more shows around the world.


NO DOUBT! I am betting on it...praying for it...for various reasons not explainable in 10,000 words or less.

Even willing to sell my soul for it...

...jk - I already tried that in exchange for Janis Joplin's voice - turns out that whole idea is just a fun trick! In the end I not only owned my soul but am always both willing and able to sing Karaoke dead sober, in front of strangers OR family, as long as it is a Joplin tune!


Still...I might make that request if it looks like my other efforts aren't panning out!



Either this guy has too much money or not enough sense. Pun intended.


Hey - if the Prince of Darkness (Ozzy) can do it, why can't the Celtic Chieftain and his crew?



My favorite Zep track, if i ever got to see them play i think this is how i would feel.


I live in BFE...on dial-up...I can't afford the bandwidth to view the video...what song did you post? I'll just play it on my stereo. Whatever it is...I've got it! On multiple forms of media, too!


Any other lovers out there? Post your favorite Led Zep moment or track.


I'm not sure 'lover' or even '#1 one fan' would adequately describe my esteem for these guys...suffice it to say that they sing my heart and do it better than I could ever even attempt to express. I was born October 8, 1968 which was one month and one day after they first played together. And the first time they used the name Led Zeppelin, instead of The New Yardbirds, was October 18, 1968! linky

I consider them my guardian angels. Literally – I’m totally an eccentric mystic if you know what I mean.

In 1997, I got to see Robert Plant and Jimmy Page in Albuquerque when they were doing the 'Unledded' tour. It was AWESOME! And it was something I never dreamed I'd have the opportunity to experience. If it weren't for that, I'd probably be sick with envy right now...which is saying a lot.

They opened with ‘What Is and What Should Never Be,’ which is one of my personal favorites. That surprised me because it doesn’t seem, to me, to be an ‘opener’ but it sure lit me up! I thought to myself, ‘I definitely am supposed to be here!’ And then I thought, ‘I am in the very same place at the same time as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page!’ OMG – I can’t believe I didn’t faint.


They played only one cover song which was ‘Break on Through’ by the Doors. It was one of the very best moments of my entire existence. And by that I don’t mean life but literally existence!

I think probably my favorite album is Led Zeppelin II although I really dig Physical Graffiti. Incidentally, those were the first two albums I owned, also. I wasn’t even falling victim to puberty at that time! Very young.

As far as songs go, I think that the live version of Stairway far exceeds the studio version – and I really dug their movie, also. The beginning was too cool – all those different colors of paint shooting out of the carnage!


December 10, 1968



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:45 PM
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Originally posted by queenannie38

I live in BFE...on dial-up...I can't afford the bandwidth to view the video...what song did you post? I'll just play it on my stereo. Whatever it is...I've got it! On multiple forms of media, too!


annie,


Why i'd be, dazed and confused of course.


( edit to add, oohh im only 3 years older than you.
)

[edit on 11/12/07 by mojo4sale]



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 02:51 PM
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Does anyone know what songs they played?? I know they opened with "Good Times, Bad Times" and closed with "Rock and Roll"...



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:03 PM
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A rough rundown on the set list here, sounds like it was awesome. If i get any more jealous i'll be greener than the Hulk.


There are certain songs that have to be there, and this is one of them," Plant said in introducing "Dazed and Confused."
When Page's solo started midway through the song, many in the audience were wondering whether the guitar virtuoso would resort to his old tricks.
But after only a few seconds, the 63-year-old Page turned his back to the crowd and walked nonchalantly toward his amp. Once there, he pulled a cello bow off the top, and the fans again went wild.



Though this show is supposed to be one-time event, there have been rumors that if all went well, it would kick off a world tour.
Plant seemed to play down those rumors, saying he plans to tour with bluegrass star Alison Krauss, but Monday's performance will only add to the fervor of the fans to see them play more gigs.



There were several opening acts rotating across the stage, mainly hosted by former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman.
Paul Rodgers, Keith Emerson and Foreigner got the biggest cheers.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
See - I know this is fighting talk, but anyway - Led Zeppelin were (RIP Bonzo) the best band. That thing that rock and roll bands do, the archetypal way it is done, was nailed once and forever by Led Zeppelin. There were great rock bands before (The Stones, The Who) and after (The Clash, Nirvana) but Zeppelin set the template.


I agree. Totally.


I'm juuust old enough to remember the late Sixties/early Seventies.


Technically, I'm not (at least I've been told) but still that is what I have always listened to - 'classic rock' - I know it inside and out because I listen to music constantly and always have. And while there are definitely some undeniable 'greats' from what is, IMO, the greatest time-frame for music in human history...Zeppelin is KING!


Yes, even Hendrix - Jimi was heavy in himself, but he never had the band like Led Zeppelin had the band. Every one of them, Plant included, got his turn at wielding the Hammer and weaving the magic. And Jimmy Page, of course, was the magician.


No doubt! Jimi is one I love, too - but just as some forgotten journalist once wrote about him being 'heavy metal falling from the sky,' that is how I perceive him - more of an ethereal angel painting pictures with his guitar - sort of a musical version of the Akashic records.

Zeppelin literally manifested Thor's Hammer! The Hammer of the Gods (which is a book written about them which I have)...

Maybe their balloon is truly leaden but Keith Moon was wrong - it rose higher than anyone probably could have imagined!
And it's still up there!



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by mojo4sale
annie,


Why i'd be, dazed and confused of course.


Right on! Do you prefer the original or the live version? Just so's I know to play the right one!


(edit to add, oohh im only 3 years older than you.
)


I plan to lock and load right here at 39...



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:17 PM
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I can imagine the all star audience that will attend the gig! I was promised a back stage pass to their last concert in LA before JB died... Think I could still take them up on it?

As for favorite? Noway could I pick just one, no way possible, I was weaned on Zep.



posted on Dec, 11 2007 @ 03:18 PM
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Here's the full set list:

“Good Times, Bad Times”
“Ramble On”
“Black Dog”
“In My Time of Dying”
“For Your Life”
“Trampled Under Foot”
“Nobody’s Fault But Mine”
“No Quarter”
“Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You”
“Dazed and Confused”
“Stairway To Heaven”
“The Song Remains the Same”
“Misty Mountain Hop”
“Kashmir”

Encore:
“Whole Lotta Love”
“Rock and Roll”

I hope they decide to do some dates here in the states..Even tho they will sell out in seconds..Hopefully they will release a DVD of this show so I can pretend I was there lol...




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