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I last saw them when they were touring Hail to the Thief. I can't convey how magical that was. I distinctly recall the drums at the start of There There smashing the built up anticipation of the avid fans crowding Rod Laver Arena and the immense roar when the lights beamed down on Radiohead in the flesh. Such a perfect moment. I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

 

This reminds me of seeing Led Zeppelin at the first of their Knebworth concerts; Jimmy Page, sitting on a stool, spotlighted on stage playing his guitar and then launching into Kashmir. It was more than 30 years ago, but still feels like it was now.

 

PS, my favourite Led Zep album is Presence. This was the first album I bought, on the day it was released in 1976. I think 'Tea for One' is the best track they ever recorded. I have three copies, two on vinyl (as I wore the first one out...), and one on CD.

 

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Edited by Paul Meakin - 3/1/12 at 3:32pm
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I saw Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden once.    I purchased their first LP when it first came out.  No one had heard of them.  That LP and the next one are still my favorites.

 

Still one of my all time favorite Zep songs...

 

 

I can hear it calling me the way it used to do...


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I saw Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden once.    I purchased their first LP when it first came out.  No one had heard of them.  That LP and the next one are still my favorites.

 

Still one of my all time favorite Zep songs...

 

I can hear it calling me the way it used to do...

 

Their first album is fantastic. It has an energy that they rarely matched afterwards.

 

As well as 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' all of these tracks are excellent, and right at the top of everything Zeppelin ever recorded; Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused, and Communication Breakdown.

 


 

 

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Give it try later, it's working for me.

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More classics. No album cover, as there are several variations of the 'Best of'.
 
Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army
Watching The Detectives
Alison
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Accidents Will Happen
Pump It Up
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes

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I purchased their first LP when it first came out.  No one had heard of them. 


You must have been really young when that was released; early teens?

 

Edit; reference to the first Led Zeppelin album

 


Edited by Paul Meakin - 3/1/12 at 4:59pm
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More classics. No album cover, as there are several variations of the 'Best of'.
 
Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army
Watching The Detectives
Alison
(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
Accidents Will Happen
Pump It Up
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes


That's too funny, I just posted in another forum that Costello owes me money...

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Edited by Paul Meakin - 3/2/12 at 12:55pm
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I hear that.....the ringing I mean frown.gif But seriously, that's why I want a speaker rig too. I feel like I can only safely listen to headphones for about 10-12 hours per week before I experience discomfort and ringing, sometimes pain, even at normal listening levels. I feel like I need to save up days of not listening to feel good enough to enjoy a five hour stint. Im thinking with speakers I can listen more often at lower volume levels and enjoy more music, and save the cans for when I want to listen late at night or when I want to really analyze recordings. Looking forward to learning more about your rig and room challenges over on audiocircle. 

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Thanks, I got PM's from people all over the globe puzzled about my sale of the LCD-2 and the V200 which is up for sale.  My main reason as I said was because my ears are more intensely drawn to speakers.  For the many months I had the LCD's I tried not to listen to music from speakers so I could hopefully adjust to the headphone paradigm.  It took me a while to make the transition and for a while there I was doing OK with it.  The LCD-2/V200 is a fine combination and it is exciting.  But then came the catalyst which was composed of a few components which reversed my listening habits.   First it was the LCD-3 that I had on loan not too long after it hit the market.  It was veiled.  It cost $2K.  It didn't blow me away and I realized that even without the veil it was not nearly enough of a sonic vision or aural enticement for the $2K price tag.  This really dashed my hopes for the future of headphone pleasure.  For $2K I could get a far more pleasing, realistic and engrossing sonic experience than I ever will from the $2K LCD-3.  To be honest this really bummed me out for a while.  I was hoping the next revolution in headphone design was really going to wow me, and when the $2K price tag was announced I thought the time had come.  The LCD-3 is a fine headphone and wether or not it is worth $2K to some people is completely a subjective thing, but for $2K I expect a headphone to blow me away with an experience that makes me marvel, makes me completely forget where I am, and that there is a universe of music around me.  all around me.  Instead I experienced not an revolution in headphone technology buy just another step in the Audeze evolution which was far short of my expectations.  I have a lot of respect for $2K. $2K is a lot of money.  Not only did the experience fall short of that respect but so did the QC of the LCD-3. 

 

Another component in the the catalyst is my fear that prolonged headphone listening is simply dangerous to ones hearing in the long term.  I'm not talking about excessive levels that are simply dangerous to start with but the average levels experienced with headphone usage to get the proper amount of musical detail and impact.  Having a transducer right up on my ears for 5 or so hours everyday and the effects of this practice was a growing concern to me particularly after I used the LCD-3 in this manner for over three weeks.  The LCD-3 had these very soft leather pads that created a tighter than LCD-2 seal around my ears and for me it created an extra amount of air pressure inside my ears that grew more and more uncomfortable at average listening levels and after 3 weeks I began to get ringing in my ears.  This development and my already growing concerns about headphone usage led me to take a 6 week hiatus from headphones altogether. 

During that six week I listened solely to speakers, and it became clear to me which direction I had to go back to my decades long practice of speaker listening and abandon the pursuit of the headphone paradigm.  



 


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Not much of a pop music fan at all, but I've did like these guys.  I haven't heard their new one but it's been what, 15 years since the last?

 

The Cranberries on NPR Tiny Desk Concert

 

 

 


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Scorching hot jazz!

 

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