Led Zeppelin DVD Reviews
the 1970 royal albert hall show is my favorite. material from the first two zeppelin albums are stretched and mutated, jammed to exhaustion with incredible results. pure magic. this is also by far the best filmed show out of the three main performances in the dvd. bonzo's drums in particular sound heavy and devastating. also in the first disc are some interestingly awkward tv appearances and a killer fucking live set for some denmark radio station. you can tell the teenage audience wasn't prepared for what they were about to see and it's a great intimate performance.
disc 2 has good outtakes from the song remains the same film (with a great rendition of "since i've been loving you") but earl's court 1975 brings it to another level. there's a terrific acoustic set here highlighted by "that's the way" and then an insane electric set that captures the band at what's most likely their peak as a live band. it's a high energy performance where the band's almost telephatic interplay is displayed in their machine-like potency. the knebworth performances were shows that were retroactively panned by the group but these came out much better than i thought. they look like old ass out of place dudes past their prime but they still sound pretty good considering it's pretty much the end. i think a lot of this stuff is hampered with the less than stellar material from their last two albums (although "achilles last stand" still rips in this performance).
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Most of the big songs are here, "Black Dog", "Rock and Roll", Whole Lotta Love", "Dazed and Confused", as well as the more mellow numbers, "Going to California", "That's The Way" and of course "Stairway to Heaven". As a massive Led Zeppelin fan who has every album (except BBC Sessions), and both DVDs it is hard to be objective. I like how Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham's musical talent oozes from the screen. As a late-comer to the Led. Zep. phenomenon I could only hear how brilliant they were live, I got brief glimpses of brilliance with "The Song Remains The Same" but with the new DVD I can finally see Led Zeppelin at their best.
The highlight for me along with the acoustic session is the performance of "Misty Mountain Hop".
[i]The Song Remains the Same [/i]is an interesting concert film. The concert footage of Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden is absolutely awesome, but... the fantasy sequences. They're so fucking off-the-wall... I dunno. Plus, they are scenes that eventually would become cliches of hard rock music videos once MTV would dawn. And I can't knock it too much because the mystical aspect of it is something that was an obsession of the band, and is tied forever with their identity... but those scenes still sort of distract from the music. And I can't get over John Paul Jones's Prince Valiant hair. Here I am ragging on a movie I'm giving a 9 out of 10. Of course, if you want friggin' great concert footage, get the aptly titled double-disc DVD [i]Led Zeppelin[/i]. That one is amazing, charting their early concerts together to their final tour before the untimely death of John Bonham. Man, was that guy burly.
This guy at work let me borrow [i]Woodstock[/i]. I also found [i]The Manchurian Candidate [/i]on sale for 10 bucks. Hell yeah I bought it.
I wonder how long I could make this entry.
I watched the DNC Thursday night. I was curious to hear Kerry speak. It was an interesting speech. Part of me heard what he was saying, thinking, "That's not far from what I think." Less government spending, pro-military might but slow to act in war, harshly critical of the Saudis, and dash of environmental conservationism to boot. (Of course, John Kerry may be a TAD more extreme than I am on the environment, but he said some things I couldn't disagree with.) Then on the other hand, I was thinking, "Ahhhh, Mr. John Kerry, you are a slick one. This is precisely what you were aiming for in this speech." Grab the attention of swing voters like myself who aren't totally sold on either candidate by being vague. It was a speech that a Republican could have given (well, save the anecdotes about Mrs. So-and-so being unable to pay this that and the other. Dems are terrible when it comes to that kind of obvious tugging of heart strings and I fucking hate them for it.). I think a commentator on PBS said it was a speech that seemed like it came from a Teddy Roosevelt Republican, and that seems to nail it for me. So, anyway, as I was saying, yeah John Kerry said the things I wanted to hear. But once he gets in office, *whoosh* off to the extreme left he's gonna fly. Well, until next election year, when he would coddle up to the middle again. So, I still don't know.
Damn... when did I become such a cynic.
I think I've run out of things to say.