• Concerts

    3. Okt. 2007, 18:22

    A list of bands I've seen live. I'm sure I'm missing some.

    The Offspring 2002?
    Kiss 2003?
    Steve Miller Band 2004 or 05
    Crosby, Stills and Nash 2006
    John Fogerty 2006
    Willie Nelson 2006
    David Gilmour 2006
    Eric Clapton 2007
    Robert Cray Band 2007
    The Who 2007
    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers 2006 or 07
    John Mayer 06 or 07
    Paul Mcartney 06 or 07
    Stephen Stills 07
    Dave Mason Band 07
    Austrailian Pink Floyd Show 05 or 06 and 08
    The Eagles 06
    Rat Dog 07
    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals 07 and 08
    Aaron Neville 07
    Bob Dylan 06 i think + '09
    The Black Keys 08
    Robert Randolph and The Family Band 08
    Gov't Mule 08
    Portugal. The Man '09
    Citizen Cope '09
    Atmosphere '09
    Drug Rug '09
    Fishbone '09
    Robert Francis '09

    Local or indie worth mentioning (Check them out):
    The Original Colonies
    Dear and The Headlights
    What Laura Says
    Strange Young Things

    Shows I passed on and am pissed at self about:

    B.B. King
    Taj Mahal
    Joe Bonamassa
    The Allman Brothers Band
  • Solos that never get the attention they deserve

    12. Apr. 2007, 2:26

    When ever I come across a gem I'll add it here.

    Drop It From The Top
    Played by: Snowy White

    The End
    Played by: George Harrison with multiple guitar personas
    John, Paul and George. (Thanks Oz)

    When the Levee Breaks
    Courtesy of Jimmy Page and his grudgy slide

    You Don't Love Me
    First solo by Duane, second by Dickey (I believe)

    Don't Want You No More

    Child in Time
    It might be a pretty well known solo but it's amazing.

    The End of the Game
    Really just an incoherent, informal jam. Eerie, spine-tingling, goodness.

    Graveyard Train
    We're counting harmonica solos, too, right?

    Spanish Castle Magic
    Particularly the version on the box set.

    Absolutely brilliant solos.

    Ramblin' On My Mind
    Simple but highly effective. One of those guitar solos that you feel in your soul.

    No Woman No Cry
    Played By: Peter Tosh Al Anderson

    Two to add by Mike McCready:
    Alive with Pearl Jam and Reach Down with Temple Of The Dog.
    [edit] How could I forget Yellow Ledbetter(Live versions are phenomenal, as is the studio)

    The Gumbo Variations
    Frank Zappa

    Summer Elegy
    Damn. How I'd never heard this I'll never know.

    Hey Jude
    The late, great Duane Allman!
  • Presence

    25. Dez. 2006, 5:43

    The tumultuous 1976 album never quite gets the credit it deserves. It has been said that had it been recorded by any other band it would have been regarded as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. But following up on the masterpiece, Physical Graffiti, was no easy undertaking.

    After the brief sabbatical from touring due to a car accident which put Robert Plant in a wheel chair, the group finally found time to get back into the recording studio. In a matter of seventeen days, the entire album was recorded, mixed and produced - and the urgency can definitely be felt throughout the album, which gives it a very unique sound.

    If you haven't given it a listen, or have been turned off from the no-name songs, give it another shot. Some of the highlights are Achilles Last Stand, For Your Life, Royal Orleans, Nobody's Fault but Mine, Candy Store Rock, Hots On For Nowhere, and like all albums before Houses, a rootsy blues track to finish it off; Tea For One. Wait that's the entire album. It's all good, maybe my favorite Zep album (I root for underdogs? I dunno.). Bonham is on fire and pounding away as usual. Page has some awesome moments. Pay extra attention to some of the unusual solos, which stand up against any other of the great Jimmy solos. And Plant produced a smokin' harmonica section, but I won't tell you in which song. Interestingly there's nothing too special from JPJ - some terrific bass work, though. Sorry, no acoustic tracks on this one, it rocks all the way through!


    Hots On For Nowhere
    Tea For One
    Nobody's Fault But Mine
    Achilles Last Stand
    Candy Store Rock
    Royal Orleans
    For Your Life