#71: Flyers @ Thrashers - March 20, 2010 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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03-20-2010, 12:05 PM
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Absolutely agree. Page was seeing demons around that time and the creative leadership was picked up by Jones. There were some internal rumblings that led to slight disharmony. The 1977 tour, which was colossal (setting attendance records), was canceled midway when Plant's young son died and this album was a significant commitment after that ugly experience. When the band recorded Presence (with Achilles Last Stand) in 1976, the album both Page and Plant cited as (or among) favorites, the recording session came after Plant and his wife were involved in an almost deadly car accident (supposedly a blood transfusion saved her life). Plant recorded that album with limited mobility because of his injuries. When Bonham's boozing caught up to him and he died in 1980 the band ceased. Plant and Bonham were childhood friends and best mates. That's a lot of negative junk to endure in a four-year period.
Kimmo Timonen:Flyers::JPJ:Led Zeppelin
Edit: On a separate note, it's really sad that Page got so caught up in the drugs. When you watch him in the later years -- in the 77-79 range (also Knebworth)-- he just looks like complete ****. Even his playing, though still very good, is not anywhere near the sharpness that he had in 73 or even 75. Interestingly, even though Bonham was into the drinking and drugs too, his playing really didn't suffer all that much. You listen/watch any of their later stuff and he's still ****ing pounding away going crazy.
I don't mind their later stuff at all (ALS is my favorite song, period), but Jimmy Page made LZ what they were. He found that sound and kept going after it. It's just a shame that it had to turn out the way it did.
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