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Jimmy Page & Robert Plant — Shining in the Light
Album: Walking into Clarksdale
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:55
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Weak. :sleep:
Johray63 wrote:
Well, if one thing, the drums aren't coming through loud enough in the mix. That wouldn't happen to John Bonham!
John Bonham choked on his own vomit more than 20 years ago... just a couple of rockstar primadonas wasting the money they made on more studio time..... Page is repetitive Plant is off-key - everything is smoothed over by machine - blah.
Well, if one thing, the drums aren't coming through loud enough in the mix. That wouldn't happen to John Bonham!
I guess this speaks to RP's variety...I can't stand Led Zep and the later incarnations, but love the stuff it's sandwiched between today...(Which some other listeners ranted about.) So I guess I'll suffer through it in order to hear the other good stuff.
LZ Lite.
yawn....more led zeppelin/page boredom
Originally Posted by (8?ยป: Gee, here is a critical look at the Zep. (I was only searching to the lyrics for this . . . piece, honest.)
Sheez....I thought we all knew they did many tradional blues. Whats the big secret?
Originally Posted by timalina_jolie: I think these lads should give up the ghost. They made some nice contributions 30 years ago, some of which still works today. This will never work!
What? :eek: It sounds like the way they did back then. I had to stop and look to see from what album cause I never heard this one :??:
Originally Posted by timalina_jolie: I think these lads should give up the ghost. They made some nice contributions 30 years ago, some of which still works today. This will never work!
Didn't catch this song, but Plant still has some good tunes. I love the Now and Zen album.
I think these lads should give up the ghost. They made some nice contributions 30 years ago, some of which still works today. This will never work!
Gotta love that Mellotron
I had such very high hopes for this album, but only found two or three standout tracks amongst all the sketches...but a Page/Plant sketch is often better than a whole album by most groups, eh? In any case, this tune and \"Blue Train\" really stood out for me.
I saw Robert Plant open for The Who the other night and both bands played their hearts out. Live music is where it is at! But I will admit, I can listen to any Led Zeppelin album and enjoy from track 1 to .... How many bands can have success from their lps
From: (8?> Date: Sep 6,2001 I doubt that Ben and Jerry would ever prostitute themselves to Visa. Um...? Visa? Zeppelin "stuff" has been used in... Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Almost Famous, Coke ads in the late 80's (Tall Cool One) and the current Cadillac ads. I have to admin, I was nearly sick on the morning of the Super Bowl knowing Zeppelin had "sold out." I've warmed greatly to these ads. The attitude of the song is what is being used to capture the attitude of the product (at least the attitude GM is pushing). Visa?
Ha ha... a "critical" look at Zeppelin? Despite this, I rate all of Zep's records within very narrow limits (two and a half to four stars). The simple reason is that the band had an extraordinarily consistent sound - that's not a compliment. The implication is that most Zeppelin songs sound alike? Um... eh? With the exception of the Beatles, I find very few bands as diverse as Zeppelin. The guy that put this page together expects "objective" readers to see any credibility in his rantings? It's a way for people that really don't like Zeppelin to pat themselves on the back. This "page is intended for those who don't know much about Led Zeppelin and want to know where to start with their catalog." Granted, musical taste is subjective but let me pick out some choice quotes and lets see if even the people that hate Zeppelin agree... Plant's drawn-out, creepy vocals are all that keeps Willie Dixon's "You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Babe" from sounding like they could have been done by any of a dozen late 60's Brit bands. Ah yes, Page's guitar playing on these two songs really could have been done by just about anybody. Plant's "ole bluesman" imitation on "Bring It On Home" - I wonder if he put on blackface in the studio to get into the proper mood?). This shouldn't even be dignified with a response. Elsewhere they make unfortunate experiments in folk ("Gallows Pole"), slick pop ("Tangerine"), and platitude-rock ("Friends"). They often said in interviews that they wanted to play acoustic music - the only trouble is, they're no damn good at it: Page is way out of his element here, and he often can't think of anything at all inventive. Um... huh huh. The second side, unfortunately, is awful: imitation West Coast soft-rock ("Going To California" indeed), failed humor ("Misty Mountain Hop"), and another rambling, turgid blues ("When The Levee Breaks") Um... sure. On The Song Remains The Same: be prepared for some completely out-of-control jamming. If you like that sort of thing (and a lot of Zep heads do!), this record has more than enough of it. But to me, it's just more evidence that live records in general are a waste of money. Out of control jamming? On TSRTS? Um... this guys lack of Zeppelin knowledge is astonishing. I'm not a big fan of TSRTS but that's only because I'm comparing it to some of those GREAT nights (like all of '69, most of '77, etc...) His comment that "live records" are a waste of money may be the most telling thing in this piece. Yes, any true music fan knows the best music is ALWAYS created in a sterile studio. It should also be programmed note for note. Improvising is for idiots that can't remember a song, right? On Coda: Odds and ends thrown together to make some quick money after drummer John Bonham choked on vomit (his own). This is such BS. He implies that ZEPPELIN was looking to make quick money after Bonham's death? Sure, this had nothing to do with Atlantic Records, right? Speaking of '94s "No Quarter": dueling Western and Indian orchestras on others (title track) Um... Um... No Quarter was done with a flanged acoustic guitar and various vocal effects. 2 People. No Orchestra. This guy is upset that Page took a few riffs from some blues musicians and sets out to PROVE Zeppelin's music is less worthy because of it. He starts out saying exactly that: These guys sound great until you hear all the old records they stole their riffs from So..., the actual sound comes out of your speakers changes once you know some of the riffs or some lyric were played (in a COMPLETELY different style) before. I need to put together my own review of this stuff. This guy couldn't put his hatred for Zeppelin aside in his review... I will do my best to put my love for them aside in mine.
Gee, here is a critical look at the Zep. (I was only searching to the lyrics for this . . . piece, honest.)
These guys still have it. Great song, the first 30 seconds of this song alone hold more talent that most new rock artists whole catalogs.
Very nice, one of the best cuts from the album! Nice melodies, with that trademark sound, updated for the 90\'s. It\'s such a shame that Robert Plant doesn\'t seem interested in continuing the Zep legacy, as he has formed a new band called \"Strange Sensations\", while Jimmy Page languishes, teaming with the Black Crowes, or even with < gulp > David Coverdale! What WAS he thinking, anyway?! And, Bill, are you gonna catch the skipping of this CD, and start another one already? Although even a skipping Page/Plant CD sounds better than most music out there! LOL! :D
I thought we heard enough of these guys in the 70'S. Let this disc rest in peace. This is crap plain and simple. As I sit here typing Bill is spinning Thank You from Led Zeppelin II. This certainly shows that their better days are certainly gone and not likely to return.