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Page @ 78

What’s that he’s rolling across the stage, it looks like the one used by Jimmy Page, like a relic from a different age — Rock Show, Wings IMHO, rock and roll’s Wagner guitarjimmy pageLed ZeppelinWagner

Led Zeppelin Untitled

It’s been fifty years since this album steamrollered in and set the tone for the 70s. One couldn’t put it better than AllMusic. The lascivious swagger of Black Dog is as exciting now as it was when I first heard it all those years ago. “Going to California” is a song that I acted upon…

John Paul Jones

Happy birthday. The least godly of rock gods? — 20 Things You Didn’t Know John Paul Jones Did Basically it was a soul rhythm section with a rock-and-roll front line bassjohn paul joneskeyboardsLed Zeppelinrhythm and bluesrock and roll

Widespread Panic

For those of us who couldn’t catch the band at Jazz Fest here they are streamed from a few weeks ago, sans Bayou Lena (start time @ 24:30). Here is a nice write-up of their Jazz Fest appearance. In other news, Tom Jones showed up unannounced at Chickie Wah Wah joining expat Jon Cleary. And Bonerama…

Jimbo @ 75

This article from five years ago. Just the other night after a long gap, I watched The Song Remains the Same again with a chum who hadn’t seen it before. Even on a first viewing, the in-your-face pomposity of it all, still didn’t detract from the music that steamrollers one into complete submission. guitarjimmy pageLed…

Budgie

Budgie is, as several have noted, one of the most underrated and the most distinctive of the early “metal” bands of the ’70s, but far quirkier than Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath. An example of their quirkiness being their rendition of Big Joe Williams’ classic “Baby, Please Don’t Go”. If you’ve never heard Budgie you’d think that, at…