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PostPosted: July 9th, 2005, 8:39 pm 


Liek whoamg, day r teh coolest rockin and rollin band yo! any1 list3n to 'em?!


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ha ha! That took me a while to translate! I love Led Zeppelin! I think their music is just brilliant! :-D

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They're one of the best ever. Ive got their greatest hits. Its a two disk thing. its awesome. and a really rad belt buckle from 1977!!

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Led Zeppelin rocks!!!!! I have a few of their cds, and I listen to them all the time. It is so cool that some of their songs have LOTR references.


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I don't really know any Led Zeppelin songs, but I absouloutly love Stairway to Heaven. :)


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My dad was a Led head in the 70's and he used to go to their concerts. He got awesome pictures of Jimmy Paige and Robert Plant.
He got me interested in them. They are one of my favourite bands!


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could you post them online, the pics i mean?

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Stairway to Heaven. Stairway to Heaven. Stairway to Heaven. I adore Stairway to Heaven!!

There's a lady ... she's buying stairway to heaven ... hehe, gotta be somethin like this : )

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I am in love with the immagrant song! Its on school of rock. Its so good! Thats the only song I have ever heard from them tho.

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Malrid wrote:
could you post them online, the pics i mean?


I could ask my dad, but the pictures are old, so I don't know if he wants me to scan them on here.


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Led Zeppelin rocks! they are so awesome! like non of my friends have ever heard of them though lol.

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Led Zeppelin? two words: Physical Graffitti!

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I found this old account of the 1975 Led Zeppelin shows in Seattle. I was at the Monday show (March 17 1975) and had no idea any of this recording was going on. May you enjoy the history...


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Artist: Led Zeppelin
Date: Friday, March 21, 1975
Location: Seattle, Washington
Venue: Seattle Center Coliseum

Source: Audience (Source 1)
Lineage: Stan Gutoski's master reels x2 @ full-track mono @ 7.5 ips > Bill
Bratton's 1st gen reels x2 @ full-track mono @ 7.5 ips > wav (24/96) > wav (16/44) > flac
Taped By: Stan Gutoski in association with JEMS

Equipment: Tandberg Model 11 R2R deck, Sony mic
Transfered By: weedwacker (Andy R.)

Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. Introduction* 2:15
02. Rock And Roll 3:42
03. Sick Again 6:42
04. Over The Hills And Far Away 8:55
05. In My Time Of Dying 12:47
06. The Song Remains The Same 5:20
07. The Rain Song 9:22
08. Kashmir 10:26

Disc 2
01. No Quarter** 25:27
02. Since I've Been Loving You 9:25
03. Trampled Underfoot 10:18
04. Moby Dick 28:00

Disc 3
01. Dazed And Confused 42:22
02. Stairway To Heaven(cut) 5:58

Runtime 180:59

* small cut missing part of the announcer's introduction speech
** small cut missing about 2 minutes of audience banter between No Quarter
and Since I've Been Loving You due to a reel change

Recording Notes:
An excellent but incomplete mono recording of one the marathon shows
Zeppelin played in 1975. They really let it all hang out at this show. Unfortunately Stan wasn't able to document the last 45 minutes of the show (for reasons outlined below) but what he did capture is of excellent sound quality with almost no audience noise.

Courtesy of publisher Hugh Jones, here are two excerpts from his fanzine Proximity Vol. 6, No. 17. The first piece is an article titled A Taper's Tale: The story of how the show was taped, which explains some of the details behind this recording. The second piece is a review of the March 21st show written by Hugh himself.


Excerpt 1
"Through a series of intricate negotiations, clandestine meetings and [actually] just a stroke of luck, I recently spoke with the individual who made the recording used as the source for Seattle Supersonic and Hammer Of The Gods. It should be noted that [Stan] had no intention of recording the shows for use on a bootleg--he was simply a recording hobbyist and Zep fan, taping for the enjoyment of himself and his friends.

[Stan] utilized a portable Tandberg full-track, mono reel-to-reel tape deck (not a Grundig as reported in Proximity #2). The machine was the size of a small typewriter and ran on ten "D" batteries and the Zep shows were recorded at a tape speed of 7 1/2 ips, part of the reason for the excellent sound quality (cassettes run at 1 7/8 ips and faster tape speed yields better sound).

To avoid any hassles in bringing in his equipment into the Coliseum, [Stan]--who at the time had quite short hair--dressed very "straight." He walked right up to one of the policemen stationed at the door, holding up his black shoulder bag containing the tape deck and proclaimed "I've got my equipment right here, if you want to check it!" The cop didn't even open the bag, he just escorted our man to the ticket-taker and ushered him into the building, no doubt thinking anyone looking that straight and behaving in such an up-front manner must be authorized. It was a different era, to be sure!

Unfortunately his efforts on both nights were fraught with difficulty, which is why the recordings are incomplete. On Monday (March 17), Stan was involved in an auto accident en route to the show. He was fortunately uninjured, but arrived at the Coliseum quite late and was unable to begin taping until "Song Remains The Same" had already started. On Friday (March 21), he arrived on time and got everything going fine for the first reel of tape as well as the second [a misloaded tape, flipped to the non-recording side, yielded a blank second reel and hence incomplete Seattle '72 master], but he didn't have enough tape to capture the whole show at 7 1/2 ips.

The band performed at extremely high volume, and the location of the equipment not only solved the audience noise problem, it captured the sound coming out of the PA system in a uniquely 'distilled fashion'-not a lot of room reverb, and an extremely even balance between the different elements of the music. -HJ


Excerpt 2
[Friday night], back in the Coliseum again, and this time the anticipation is less frenzied but somehow even more intense; many of us know what we're about to experience this time, and there's excited talk about the Monday show. The lights go down, [a] voice intones "Ladies & Gentlemen, the American return of. . ." Bonzo taps the snare few times to get his monitor level, and then that wall of sound hits once again. Led Zeppelin were absolutely the loudest band I have ever heard, yet at these concerts, anyway, the P.A. was crystal clear and the overall sound was perfect"

"Rock and Roll" starts faster and stronger than the previous show and Robert's voice is strong again. Page is positively on fire as he blasts into the solo, and I remember shaking my head and thinking, "is it possible? are they even better than on Monday?" As "Sick Again" ended, Robert again set the tone for the evening, greeting us like a group of friends gathered in his living room for a part:

"Well, we went across the border, it was all right, but it's much better back here. And that's no lie, that's the truth. [a reference to the two Vancouver, B.C. gigs they played during the week] What we intend to do tonight is to, ahh, to relieve our physical pent-upped-ness on stage, and then to relieve it later on after the gig elsewhere. Now the thing is, what we intend to do is to try and give you a cross-section of what we've been trying to produce and write over the last six and a half years. As you know, the material varies greatly and so you will appreciate that we take it from one extreme. . . to the other."

In those few sentences, Robert Plant may have encapsulated Led Zeppelin as well as anyone ever has. The physical, the musical, the pretention and the arrogance—all backed up with music as varied and as good as his word, for the next four hours. Throughout the concert Robert was very talkative, chatting it up with the crowd and joking with the rest of the band and road crew, at one point demanding applause for "Raymond, with a broken leg!" and "Benjie, who's caught a social disease—poor Benjie, he'll have to pop into the clinic down in L.A." and "Peter Grant, known as 'Panama Pete' to the Seattle Police."

Musically, the set followed [the March 17] show for the first portion of the concert, though everything was longer, with more inspired soloing from Jimmy and interplay from the rest of the band. "Kashmir" was again incredible, bringing the proceedings to the first of several peaks right around the time most other bands would be fininshing up the show.

"No Quarter" provided the first break in the show's momentum, and in fact Jones' extended keyboard solo began to get tedious, sending many people out for a breather on the concourses. I stayed, and was impressed by the rumbling bass notes Jones coaxed out of the keyboard, literally shaking the seats with their depth and volume. When Jimmy finally came in with his solo, it signalled a lengthy improvisation featuring the three musicians (especially Jones and Bonham, in this instance) playing off each other and trading licks.

As on the earlier "In My Time Of Dying," it was moments like these in which Zeppelin really flexed their musical muscles, demonstrating what it was that set them so far apart from everyone else. It always amazed me how they could communicate musically. Without a lot of the eye contact that you see in jazz improvisers and many other bands, the three instrumentalists could jam endlessly and differently every show, almost always staying in synch and on a good night like this one, creating something that was truly unique in rock.

Following "No Quarter," Robert called for a change in the program, causing a little confusion on stage. "There's one song that we've done twice in, in. . . I suppose since we got ripped off for all that bread in New York, ages ago. And because we really dig playing here and for no other reason we're gonna do it again now. It's a, it's ahh. .. . I don't think anybody else in the band knows about it yet, it's a little bit of change in the. . . sorry about that, John! You see, right on the spot! It could be 'Louie Louie' but instead, it's a thing from the third album. . . 'Since I've Been Loving You'."

The performance is a bit rusty but in keeping with the show, delivered with passion and a tremendous Page guitar solo. Following a brutal "Trampled Underfoot" and Bonzo's marathon "Moby Dick," more confusion appears to be occuring onstage. Robert shouts for an ovation for Bonzo, then asks in a casual tone, "Is everybody, uh, enjoying themselves?" Jimmy is talking urgently with a group of people just off stage, and at one point seems to lift his guitar in the air as if to throw it down, obviously perturbed about something. Unfazed and still in his conversational tone, Robert observes "Mr. Page is having a fit. .. ." Apparently, we found out later, a local fan made Jimmy a gift of a beautiful Les Paul guitar, which turned out to be stolen from a high school music teacher. During the evening the instrument was confiscated at Sea-Tac airport as it was being shipped back to the U.K. (or so the story goes), and for some reason Page was interrupted during the show to be informed of this.

Robert observed the activity from stage center, eventually addressing the crowd as it grew restless. "There's a little bit of a discrepancy about a guitar and a man who's being held by the police, and all sorts of things. Quite a story going on behind the scenes." Jimmy's attention returns to the stage, and Plant continues, "I think we'll dedicate this to the innocent party, whoever and where space ever he may be in this giant intrigue that goes on." The show's centerpiece, "Dazed & Confused," started with the ponderous bass line, and huge flashpots ignited at the sound of Jimmy's guitar harmonics, eliciting a gasp from the crowd.

I had seen Led Zeppelin develop this piece from its six-minute prototype in 1969 into a progressively longer and more drawn-out experimentation every tour, with 1975 obviously being the culmination—and this particular night being the longest, and arguably the best version yet [unleashed]. After only a verse they launched into improvisation, mixing familiar bits with new and spacier-than-ever explorations spearheaded by Mr. Page. His slow, flamenco-flavored soloing lasted longer than the previous show, before the band came in on the groove and Robert sang Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock" over.


Midway through the bow solo a trio of laser beams suddenly appeared from behind the drumset, vividly piercing the dark arena from stage to rear ceiling, an absolutely amazing sight. Remember, no one had seen lasers in a rock concert at that point. I believe Led Zeppelin were among the first—if not the first—to use this technology, and the effect was quite profound on an already awestruck crowd.


The set-closing "Stairway" was dedicated to Jimi Hendrix, and following another ten-minute break as the crowd screamed and cheered with undiminishing intensity, the band returned and blasted through their new-model "Whole Lotta Love" medley incorporating "The Crunge" (and this night, some James Brown lines) and eventually seqgueing into "Black Dog." Again, rapturous response, fond goodbyes bid by Robert, and the band leaves the stage.

After Monday night we all expected the show to be over, but people wouldn't stop cheering and certainly weren't leaving the arena in any great numbers. Ten more minutes, and the lights went down again! A spirited "Communication Breakdown," followed immediately by a powerful "Heartbreaker"—-apparently, after close to four hours of playing did nothing to diminish the band's tremendous energy, and Page played brilliantly on his solo break.

When it ended, Robert shouted "Seattle, thanks, you've been great!" and Bonzo leaped down from behind his drums for a group bow. With much smiling, hand-waving, back-patting, throwing of kisses, the four musicians left the stage, leaving 17,000 satisfied people totally drained and exhausted, staggering out into the March night knowing that they'd witnessed something that was one of a kind, and one in a million.

Transfer Notes:

After a series of back and forth conversations with Bill Bratton regarding this show we decided it was time to do a proper hi-res transfer from the best possible source that could be located. Bill provided me with his 1st gen reels he dubbed in the late 70's using Stan's masters and the Tandberg reel-to-reel deck. Bill dubbed these reels using the master tapes from a second stereo Tandberg deck, back to Stan's original mono source deck. Bill also reached out to his friends in JEMS, of which Stan is a member, for access to the masters to also work with to determine which source was better. Members of JEMS graciously provided their first gen reels (Stan's masters have been missing or no longer exist for over 15 years now)-so either of these sets can be considered the closest verifiable analog copies to the masters done for the sole purpose as backups.

Also of note there may not be any true analog to digital transfers directly from Stan's masters, any master > DAT copies most likely originate from the DAT backups made of the JEMS' 1st gen reels in the early '90s. Hi-res 24 bit/ 96000kHz transfers were done for both sets of reels. They both are very similar and excellent sounding with some minor differences. After some comparisons and samples being sent out the general and almost unanimous consensus is that Bill's set of reels are the better of the two sets having more clarity and less boom to them than the JEMS set of reels. What you have here is one of the top ten best shows Zeppelin ever played in the best possible sound quality from the best possible source for this excellent albeit incomplete audience recording.

JEMS Notes:
Bill Bratton and Stan became allies sometime after the 1977 Kingdome show. It was Stan who introduced me to Bill and for that I will always be grateful.

Between 1972 and 1988, Stan personally recorded several hundred shows by a wide range of artists and if there was a tapers hall of fame, he would be a first-ballot inductee. Since the formation of JEMS, Stan has done fewer recordings (though he is known to video the occasional show to this day) but his masters remain a cornerstone of the JEMS archive.

Here's one piece of trivia I bet most Led Zeppelin collectors don't know: Stan and Mike Millard actually knew each other and traded tapes. Circa 1985-86 I was at Stan's house when a box of 10 SA 90 cassettes showed up in the mail from Millard. 20+ years later we're still trying to find them -- Butterking for JEMS


Credits:
Stan Gutoski for taping this show in the first place.

The members of JEMS for all the assistance they provided from materials to
information used here.

Bill Bratton for providing the reels used here and for all his input on the project.

Gunther aka gthecock for his excellent artwork and covers.

Hugh Jones for permission to use his story and for providing scans to the Proximity issue used here.

Led Zeppelin for the obvious reasons.

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The first song by LZ that I recall having heard (though “Stairway” lurks around there too) was “Whole Lotta Love” from the album LZ II. The sheer in-you-face power of the opening riff even tops that of the trinity of Rock’s greatest opening riffs, “Satisfaction”, “Sunshine of your Love” and “Smoke on the Water”! Image

And then there’s the animated movie “Shrek The Third”. The Shrek series had some awesome music / songs in it, but what was really a “yo!” moment was the scene when the Princess Gang attack the castle entrance, being guarded by two “evil Ents”. One of the princesses comes dancing through the forest towards the gate, trilling some overly saccharine tune and accompanied by squirrels and birds and … then she points at the gate with almost a snarl on her face, the song changes to Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” and the “cute widdle” forest critters attack the “evil Ents”, making the latter “think” they were suddenly in something like Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary”! One of the scenes in the Shrek series that had me laughing out loud almost hysterically! :laugh:

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My all-time favourite band I have to admit. I have all their albums, and saw them in concert every time they came to Toronto.

I had the pleasure of actually meeting Jimmy Page on one occasion when I was in London. It was at the occult bookstore he owned in Holland Street, Kensington. One of the highlights of my life.

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I once went to a Led Zeppelin concert here in Germany. Unfortunately for us all, it was the 27 June 1980 show in Nuremberg. The concert came to an abrupt halt in the middle of the third song, when drummer John Bonham collapsed onstage and was rushed to hospital. Bonham died on 25 September 1980, at which time LZ were rehearsing for a North American tour scheduled to commence on 17 October 1980, which was obviously cancelled.

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