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Led Zeppelin — No Quarter
Album: Houses of the Holy
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Released: 1973
Length: 6:46
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How come I didn't get this quality of sound back on the original LP?  I was the original Zep and Rush head in the day. Thank you Radio Paradise.
 Tang2 wrote:
Image result for laser lights a giants causeway

M
other Nature throws incredible lasers onto the Giants Causeway where that album cover was shot!
A place to add to your bucket list and take in. If only I could afford to go back again, so much more to see there.
 

Visiting Ireland next summer! Thanks for the beautiful picture :)
Image result for laser lights a giants causeway

M
other Nature throws incredible lasers onto the Giants Causeway where that album cover was shot!
A place to add to your bucket list and take in. If only I could afford to go back again, so much more to see there.
First time I saw lasers used in a rock concert was during this song on the '75 Physical Graffiti tour.

After graduation in 1981 I used my first pay check to lay down a deposit on a pair of KEF Cantor II speakers. Almost 40 years later I still use them virtually every day. Vinyl, Tape, MinDisk & CD have all come and gone but these amazing speakers are still with me. Best investment I ever made!

 LowPhreak wrote:

That would be my 49 3/4" x 12 11/16" x 16 1/4" JBL Studio 590's...doing justice to this great tune. {#Good-vibes}



  DAMN!  those make my Polk T50s seem like bookshelf speakers in comparison, although the Polks' 6.5" woofer is just short of the "shit, the neighbors called a noise complaint again?" level. 

This song is the definition of 10/10, full body goosebumps and a strong desire for more amplification are guaranteed!
 stunix wrote:
10, it'd be rude not to.   truly epic piece of music.

 
yes stunix!  Godlike  
 LowPhreak wrote:

That would be my 49 3/4" x 12 11/16" x 16 1/4" JBL Studio 590's...doing justice to this great tune. {#Good-vibes}



 
I believe I heard them here in Brooklyn. My neighbors complained, they thought it was me. 

 stunix wrote:
10, it'd be rude not to.   truly epic piece of music.

 
This album on Hi def music is just unbelievable! 
10, it'd be rude not to.   truly epic piece of music.
Classic piece of dadrock, no quarter, no apologies, pass that spliff lad
 mandolin wrote:
...huge three-and-a-half foot tall speakers, at least a foot wide and deep, driven by a big warm glowing amplifier, volume cranked deep and loud...
 
That would be my 49 3/4" x 12 11/16" x 16 1/4" JBL Studio 590's...doing justice to this great tune. {#Good-vibes}


Well. That was a certain inspiration for the guys in the Porcupine Tree.
They even grabbed the intro. =)


 robco1 wrote:
That wasn't just fog covering the front rows . . .
 

Yeah, I remember seeing that "fog" at the Pink Floyd show I went to back in the day, also.


The POT is certainly HOT..They do a great job covering this one..the digital recording equip gives it a new life keller1 wrote:
On the whole Tool/Zep thing:

Tool's cover is cool but for me the Zep version is the winner —- even Danny Caray's admittedly virtuoso drumming can't compare to Bonzo in this old diehard's mind.

That said, I wonder too why there's no Tool on RP's playlist —- "Schism" or "The Pot" would be good places to start. Maybe I'll upload em —- if they got added they would be a welcome antidote to Radiohead and Cake.
 


Deadwing wrote:
Granted Tool is a great band but they are no LZ. They simply don't have the range that Zep had. I have 4 Tool albums and I enjoy their music but about 60% of their songs sound nearly identical (The One Trick Pony syndrome). It sounds cool but they just don't have the dynamics that Zep had. I can see Tool doing something similar to Achilles Last Stand or Immigrant Song but they could never write Going To California or The Rain Song. Tool is having a huge impact on modern music but they aren't in Zep's league. Sorry but it's true. Flame away!

Tool does a great live version of this song.

Try doing album art like this these days without lawsuits...
oh - look what's playing.....coincidence?   I think not.  It's happened too many times.  Bill is a wizard who has very strong ESP powers.


9 to 10 What WAS I thinking? {#Eek}
coolpeople_rule wrote:
There is a rumor that some of the members of Led Zep may have experimented with drugs...
Ya think?
coolpeople_rule wrote:
There is a rumor that some of the members of Led Zep may have experimented with drugs...judging by this song, it gives one pause.
...and Pink Floyd, Guns N' Roses, Oasis, the list goes on drugs and rock n' roll go together like boobies and nipples.
There is a rumor that some of the members of Led Zep may have experimented with drugs...judging by this song, it gives one pause.
:notworthy: :guitarist: :notworthy:
coolhandak47 wrote:
As an evangical Christian myself I would have burned my son alive for haveing a Led Zeppelin CD b/c that would be the only way to say his soul from "the Satan".......call me crazy or old fashion but like the smell of burnt flesh!!! TRIP OUT
I am an Evangelical Christian as well and if I found this CD in his stereo I would thank God that I raised a son that could appreciate true art. Since God is the Creator of beauty and art anyway.
thubeav wrote:
I saw this live in 1977. The stage was darkened and then lit bright white with 7-8 feet of cold fog covering the stage. It spilled over into the first rows where they could not even be seen. Aww. What great memories. No concerts today do that wonderful craziness.
That wasn't just fog covering the front rows . . . :devil_pimp:
FlamingLotus wrote:
Hell yeah! I also think of The White Stripes as the Led Zep of my generation.
Everyone entitled to their opinions, but that's ridiculous. Lots of bands have echoes of particular Zep songs, but nobody covers the diverse range of Zeppelin and does it that well. White Stripes are ok, but they're a novelty band compared to this...
As an evangical Christian myself I would have burned my son alive for haveing a Led Zeppelin CD b/c that would be the only way to say his soul from "the Satan".......call me crazy or old fashion but like the smell of burnt flesh!!! TRIP OUT
Odyzzeuz wrote:
My parents became radical evangelical Christians in my youth and burned a bunch of my stuff. They destroyed this album and my copy of Slaughterhouse Five, I recall. I was really pissed. I moved out shortly thereafter. I was 17.
Dude. You started your Odyssey early.
I saw this live in 1977. The stage was darkened and then lit bright white with 7-8 feet of cold fog covering the stage. It spilled over into the first rows where they could not even be seen. Aww. What great memories. No concerts today do that wonderful craziness.
mandolin wrote:
...huge three-and-a-half foot tall speakers, at least a foot wide and deep, driven by a big warm glowing amplifier, volume cranked deep and loud...
:music:
FlamingLotus wrote:
Hell yeah! I also think of The White Stripes as the Led Zep of my generation.
Tragic.
...huge three-and-a-half foot tall speakers, at least a foot wide and deep, driven by a big warm glowing amplifier, volume cranked deep and loud...
I play this song on guitar hero, so ill.
Oh yes, that's more like it!
absolutely godlike...
This is just about the only LZ song that I can listen to anymore. I listened to them a lot about 7 or 8 years ago - but most of their stuff grates on me now. This song, however, always sends shivers down my spine. I really like the live version from '73, too.
Granted Tool is a great band but they are no LZ. They simply don't have the range that Zep had. I have 4 Tool albums and I enjoy their music but about 60% of their songs sound nearly identical (The One Trick Pony syndrome). It sounds cool but they just don't have the dynamics that Zep had. I can see Tool doing something similar to Achilles Last Stand or Immigrant Song but they could never write Going To California or The Rain Song. Tool is having a huge impact on modern music but they aren't in Zep's league. Sorry but it's true. Flame away! :fire:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
My parents became radical evangelical Christians in my youth and burned a bunch of my stuff. They destroyed this album and my copy of Slaughterhouse Five, I recall. I was really pissed. I moved out shortly thereafter. I was 17.
Christ! (no pun intended)...that's harsh.
A victor gives no quarter when the victor shows no clemency or mercy and refuses to spare the life in return for the surrender at discretion (unconditional surrender) of a vanquished opponent. The term originates from an order by the commander of a victorious army that they "will not quarter (house)" captured enemy soldiers. Therefore, none can be taken prisoner and all enemy combatants must be killed https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_quarter
Maktub does a pretty sweet cover of this
Uh-oh--you're gonna make me do my "No Quarter" dance right here in the office! :meditate: :dancingbanana: (This is as close as smileys can come to it.)
My parents became radical evangelical Christians in my youth and burned a bunch of my stuff. They destroyed this album and my copy of Slaughterhouse Five, I recall. I was really pissed. I moved out shortly thereafter. I was 17.
Half the office has called in sick today, and it's sleeting outside something awful. This song is providing the perfect score to a quiet and somewhat eerie day. :cool:
inindian wrote:
Time for a 2008 comment. What is it, some 30 plus years down the road and this song still sounds fantastic...hmmm not that I heard it then...but you know what I mean...maybe from the inside!
I heard it 30+ years ago and yes, it still sounds GREAT! :cheers:
Time for a 2008 comment. What is it, some 30 plus years down the road and this song still sounds fantastic...hmmm not that I heard it then...but you know what I mean...maybe from the inside!
Could have EASILY cut the warbling out. *cringe*
Very nice to hear this music again. :) Led4evva!
On the whole Tool/Zep thing: Tool's cover is cool but for me the Zep version is the winner --- even Danny Caray's admittedly virtuoso drumming can't compare to Bonzo in this old diehard's mind. That said, I wonder too why there's no Tool on RP's playlist --- "Schism" or "The Pot" would be good places to start. Maybe I'll upload em --- if they got added they would be a welcome antidote to Radiohead and Cake.
alux wrote:
And what does this say about your generation? PF and LZ are two totally different bands. I've never heard Tool, but I would be astounded if they can match the range of both. My unsolicited advice: think a bit more deeply and try to refrain from such flippant comparisons around your elders. :cowboy:
Ahhhh ... the endless veneration of all things "my generation" and old. No consideration that LZ and PF were a bunch of guys being creative and doing the best they could. Naturally, no one will ever be able to do that again. My unsolicited advice: think a bit more openly and try to refrain from flippantly dismissing anything that's not old (and familiar). :devil_pimp:
themotion wrote:
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
Hell yeah! I also think of The White Stripes as the Led Zep of my generation.
Meh. This tune is making me dizzy. Before my time, I suppose.
Zeito wrote:
I remember driving up the PCH listening to this on my Walkman in 1990. I commented about how much I loved this song to my brother and he gave me a dollar to listen to it. I sat there for 7 minutes waiting for him to finish listening and I remember thinking that wasn't worth a buck even though I just had to rewind the tape when he was done... :music:
On the upside you held 4 quarter :)
Jelani wrote:
Gonna hug his tree?
Heh.
I remember driving up the PCH listening to this on my Walkman in 1990. I commented about how much I loved this song to my brother and he gave me a dollar to listen to it. I sat there for 7 minutes waiting for him to finish listening and I remember thinking that wasn't worth a buck even though I just had to rewind the tape when he was done... :music:
Tree_Hugger wrote:
I'll give you quarter, Robert!!! Just knock on my door.
Gonna hug his tree?
...absolute ten...
I'll give you quarter, Robert!!! Just knock on my door.
drife wrote:
I simply cannot abide this crap.
And yet you give Paloalto - Breathe In a "10"... :rolleyes:
Stes wrote:
I love this song, but I prefer version from The Song Remains The Same.
I agree. The live version is much more powerful.
I love this song, but I prefer version from The Song Remains The Same.
kcar wrote:
Amen. Even the best bands lay an occasional egg. This one could have been laid by an ostrich. If you were hung over, tripping on bad acid and suffering from food poisoning...this song would be warbling in your head.
I reiterate... Pretty much a Bonham/Page tune. Listen carefully to what they're doing. It's a 10 just for their wizardry. Then there are two more guys, some superb mixing, etc.
MojoJojo wrote:
That is the first Zeppelin song I would actually say is bad, and it's bad by a long shot! Woof! Bad weed that set?
Amen. Even the best bands lay an occasional egg. This one could have been laid by an ostrich. If you were hung over, tripping on bad acid and suffering from food poisoning...this song would be warbling in your head.
drife wrote:
I simply cannot abide this crap.
Pretty much a Bonham/Page tune. Listen carefully to what they're doing. It's a 10 just for their wizardry. Then there are two more guys, some superb mixing, etc.
agnes wrote:
Ahhh.. this reminds me of my drug-dappling days... Oh, for the freedom of chemical alteration without the after-effects! :lol:
Freedom of chemical alteration without after effects? How about embalmment?
I simply cannot abide this crap.
no mojojojo, Rrrreeeevvvvveeeerrrbbbbbb!
That is the first Zeppelin song I would actually say is bad, and it's bad by a long shot! Woof! Bad weed that set?
Love the Zep and love this song. But you have to check out Maktub\'s version of this excellent song on their album Khronos. I wish RP would play some Maktub!
Ahhh.. this reminds me of my drug-dappling days... Oh, for the freedom of chemical alteration without the after-effects! :lol:
alux wrote:
And what does this say about your generation?
It proves we are an evolving species with minds infinitely expanding towards a collective conscious through a unified pursuit of the instantaneous exchange of ideas on a global scale. This message board in itself is proof of that. See my shadow changing, Stretching up and over me Soften this old armor Hoping I can clear the way By stepping through my shadow, Coming out the other side Step into the shadow Forty six and two are just ahead of me (click here)
harmaton wrote:
Don't get me wrong but tool is extremely mechanical sounding derived from their extremely technical arrangements. Pink Floyd is not like Tool at all, imo.
I was not comparing them as they sound the same or have similar styles. We get enough of that on RP. I'm simply stating that Tool has the rich, complex and original sound tied with lyrical depth that goes beyond the common thought ... that redefines what the abstract idea of music can be, just as Floyd and Zeppelin did.
alux wrote:
And what does this say about your generation? PF and LZ are two totally different bands. I've never heard Tool, but I would be astounded if they can match the range of both. My unsolicited advice: think a bit more deeply and try to refrain from such flippant comparisons around your elders. :cowboy:
As one of those "elders", I disagree. Tool is a great band, and compares quite favorably - Although I would have put them in the Yes/Genesis category. I think their music will stand the test of time, much as Zeppelin's has. And what seems "harder" now will seem relatively tame twenty years on.
BoguSoft wrote:
Where have I been? This is the first time I've ever heard this tune. :guitarist: I'll give it an 8 the first time around. :hearteyes:
Wow, first time!! Go buy the album, like every other LZ album, all songs are great.
Great song, but the Live version on Song Remains The Same is much better.
Maybe the best Zep song of them all. A definite 10!
themotion wrote:
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
I agree. Tool Rocks.
You listen to RP at ungodly hours. But yeah, eclectic. Keith1022 wrote:
6:53 am - Led Zeppelin - No Quarter 6:49 am - Erik Satie - Gnossienne No1 6:44 am - Coldplay - Clocks 6:39 am - Spacehog - In The Meantime 6:36 am - Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues 6:32 am - eastmountainsouth - show me the river
mojoman wrote:
Part of LZ's viking-fetish period. I'm surprised they didn't use this for the recent (utterly wretched) movied, "Pathfinder."
Plant, Page and Jones are notoriously very protective of the rights to their music, and very rarely allow it to be used in movies, video games (that's why Stairway has yet to show up in Guitar Hero), TV, etc. If they don't like it, it ain't showing up. There's a great bit in the commentary to Almost Famous where Cameron Crowe talks about having to (nervously!) screen his movie for them and being incredibly relieved when they loved it and allowed a number of their songs to be used.
rm999 wrote:
I think tool is a lot "harder" than most music on RP, including Zeppelin and Floyd. I like them, but I don't think most of their music would fit in with the playlists on here. That said, I'm always up for varied and good music, so I wouldn't complain if it were played.
Agreed. RP plays A Perfect Circle, now and then.
whoa, rock gods are talking! Oscar
Don't get me wrong but tool is extremely mechanical sounding derived from their extremely technical arrangements. Pink Floyd is not like Tool at all, imo. Smashing Pumpkins did a cover of Rush... And SP is no where near as technical. Love both bands but it is apples and oranges(another good Pink Floyd track, lol)
And what does this say about your generation? PF and LZ are two totally different bands. I've never heard Tool, but I would be astounded if they can match the range of both. My unsolicited advice: think a bit more deeply and try to refrain from such flippant comparisons around your elders. :cowboy: themotion wrote:
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
themotion wrote:
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
I think tool is a lot "harder" than most music on RP, including Zeppelin and Floyd. I like them, but I don't think most of their music would fit in with the playlists on here. That said, I'm always up for varied and good music, so I wouldn't complain if it were played.
themotion wrote:
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
An interesting comment and observation
ndfan75 wrote:
whoah! Tool did a cover of this song? This is one of my fav Zep tunes. I'll definitely have to check it out. Hopefully they did it justice as Zep and Floyd are two bands I consider sacred and take great offense when someone has the poor taste to think that they can remake a classic.
tool is the floyd and zeppelin of my generation. that's why i can't understand why there is no tool on RP. seems unfair to play all the greats except them.
SandwichBoy wrote:
Much as I love this song (which is a LOT) I actually prefer the amazing cover Tool did of this that adds all kinds of new dimensions to an already great song.
ditto
Wow, how did I miss this??
Part of LZ's viking-fetish period. I'm surprised they didn't use this for the recent (utterly wretched) movied, "Pathfinder."
SandwichBoy wrote:
Much as I love this song (which is a LOT) I actually prefer the amazing cover Tool did of this that adds all kinds of new dimensions to an already great song.
whoah! Tool did a cover of this song? This is one of my fav Zep tunes. I'll definitely have to check it out. Hopefully they did it justice as Zep and Floyd are two bands I consider sacred and take great offense when someone has the poor taste to think that they can remake a classic.
Last played 12/03? Can that be right? Say it ain't so, Bill!
This LZ tune is classic -- my personal LZ favorite. SandwichBoy wrote:
Much as I love this song (which is a LOT) I actually prefer the amazing cover Tool did of this that adds all kinds of new dimensions to an already great song.
I like the original better myself but the Tool cover of this song is the best cover of any song ever made, imho. Where the original is soulful and mourning, the cover is darker and foreboding, ominous to the point of despair.
Much as I love this song (which is a LOT) I actually prefer the amazing cover Tool did of this that adds all kinds of new dimensions to an already great song.
Where have I been? This is the first time I've ever heard this tune. :guitarist: I'll give it an 8 the first time around. :hearteyes:
(same playlist today) Agreed! This is why I love RP!! Great work. One of my top 5 favorites by Led Zep. Page's mid song solo: sublime, masterful, and soulfully smooth as it morphs into distortion.
6:53 am - Led Zeppelin - No Quarter 6:49 am - Erik Satie - Gnossienne No1 6:44 am - Coldplay - Clocks 6:39 am - Spacehog - In The Meantime 6:36 am - Steve Earle - Transcendental Blues 6:32 am - eastmountainsouth - show me the river WOW, Is that eclectic enough for everyone? Keep up the great work and thanks for playing such a variety of great music!!!
JCJ wrote:
:butt: Sorry. There are wayy better Zeppelin songs than this. And some people may need to trim their mullets a bit.
No, I'm sorry. Incorrect answer, but thanks for playing! THIS Zepplin song is the song to end all songs is the correct answer. We have a lovely parting gift for you. Please exit to the left. :stupid:
Pipes wrote:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Whatever! :lol: :lol: :lol:
:butt: Sorry. There are wayy better Zeppelin songs than this. And some people may need to trim their mullets a bit.
Right now, I've got the only desk in the office with a black light going. If Bill plays any Black Sabbath after this, something is getting set on fire.
audiolab wrote:
pass the bong dude
Huh? What? Dude? :sleep:
this isn\'t about the song, ... but ... I just want to say as as a new discoveree of radio paradise - this is AWSOME!!! Great tunes. No ads. I love it. Radio paradise rocks.
Originally Posted by other1: Yea, this tune is the perfect antidote for the bazillions of times I've heard 'Stairway to Heaven' or 'Rock and Roll' on the local classic rock station. Beauty!
I agree. I didn't really care for them then or now, but this track is nicely different.
absolutely love the guitar riffs in this song! mellow and bold... a song of contradictions.... :notworthy:
pass the bong dude
Awesome. I\'m old.
Originally Posted by JCJ: Worst...song...ever. :rolleyes:
:lol: :lol: :lol: Whatever! :lol: :lol: :lol:
pretty good...this isnt music of my time but i can see liking it if your a teen stoner
This is my favourite Led Zepplin song. I am really not a fan, but this one is cool.
Worst...song...ever. :roll:
Oh the memories............
:bananabanger: ROCK-N-ROLL!!!!!!!!!!
A nice flight... on a lead zeppelin :p
Hands down, my favorite Led Zeppelin song. It rocks completely. :notworthy:
I don\'t remember him singing like a wounded cat... Where\'s the intonation?
Yea, this tune is the perfect antidote for the bazillions of times I\'ve heard \'Stairway to Heaven\' or \'Rock and Roll\' on the local classic rock station. Beauty!
Just amazing...