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Classic Rock YES! ( and others..) What are you listening to right now?

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When I was about 14 years old in 1971I went to my first big concert in the city at the San Francisco civic auditorium. Previously I had seen a few of the local San Francisco groups at a small venue in Tahoe, then at the local Santa Clara county fairgrounds we saw Savoy Brown, the Faces, and Deep Purple.
I had been a Who fan since the first time I heard the song I Can see for Miles when I was 10. At that time I think they would have been considered a pop band but there were some thing about that song that was definitely not pop. Then a couple years later my dad took me to the R-rated film Woodstock. I’m sure he had no interest in going but he did say he liked Sha Na Na my favorite was The Who! So when it was announced that they would play in San Francisco in support of their new album who’s next, I was determined to go. Back then you had to go wait in line at a Ticketron outlet to get a ticket. I threatened I would cut School but my dad stepped in and said he would go on his lunch hour and see what he could do. He was able to get the last available ticket for $5.50. Since I didn’t have a second ticket and no way to bribe someone to drive I had to come up with a ride. Luckily for me my brother and his girlfriend came through & said they would go party in San Francisco and drop me off and pick me up.

To get to the point lo and behold more than 50 years later the concert is released as part of the Lifehouse box set last week. Amazing all these years later & I quality isn’t half bad. StI’ll ranks in my top five concerts of all time and I believe this was truly at their height of live performance.
The whole concert is on YouTube right now & it’s what I am listening to now…

Intro by Bill Graham

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I find most Led Zeppelin covers lacking.

That does not apply here IMO!


Oops, wrong thread. Will post in covers, also, but leaving it here for now!
How much of a cover is it when half the band are the original band to play it? :rolleyes:

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How much of a cover is it when half the band are the original band to play it? :rolleyes:

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So.....bored last evening, and I confess to that post being a bit of a friendly troll. I hit "post" and wondered whether it would be even two hours before somebody called me on it being an actual cover.

^^^ Dave does a pretty good Bonham.

So true, while still making it a bit "his own". I'm sure part of it is stage personna, but Dave Grohl seems to be having more fun than anybody else on the planet, in general.
 

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I find most Led Zeppelin covers lacking.

That does not apply here IMO!


Oops, wrong thread. Will post in covers, also, but leaving it here for now!
This was right after the 02 reunion show. Page & JPJ really wanted to tour at that time & apparently auditioned singers including Steven Tyler & Chris Cornell… Oh what might have been!
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If you have not listened to the Rolling Stones new album "Hackney Diamonds" yet I recommend you take a listen. I have been a Stones fan for 50+ years and I am amazed at how good this album is. Mick can still sing and Keith and Ron's riffs are excellent. A good mix of hard driving rock, blues and ballads in the Stones fashion!


 
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If you have not listened to the Rolling Stones new album "Hackney Diamonds" yet I recommend you take a listen.
I have, a few times & although I am not a huge Stones fan I do like them. This album stands up for sure!


I have always been a big Who fan & in case anyone missed it they released a new record a few years ago which also stands up…


Paul Rodgers also released a new album recently
 
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Along with Jeff Beck, the Who & a couple others Santana has been someone I’ve seen more than 5 times with different band personnel. One of the best things back then was the real deal concerts were 2.5 or 3 hours for your $5, $10 or $15 & that was just the headliners. One of my younger friends recently commented that Tool were the modern day Led Zeppelin, l said “let me know when they play their first 4 hour show!”
Over the past week I’ve been on a Santana kick & have come across a few really good concerts on YouTube. Here’s a couple of them…


This one has a rare guest appearance by Jimmy Page…
 
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A pleasant surprise for me at the Telluride Blues and Brews festival was the UK band The Heavy Heavy.

As they describe it in their web page bio: "... a reverb-drenched collision of psychedelia and blues, acid rock and sunshine pop. "

Check 'em out - they can be found on Spotify.
 

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