Yup, he's a hardass. We need a Jimmyleak!Bo, you're right. If Jimmy doesn't think it'll be up to scratch it'll never see the light of day. There's a wealth of unreleased live Zepp footage in JP's vaults.....unfortunately, if he's not happy with the end game, we're not gonna see it......at least until he curls the toes up and his own personal "Priscilla Presley" decides to cash in.
I remember those values back then, myself. I am not sure when all the rejection of those values started, but I pretty much guess it was here in the states over the Vietnam War. It seemed like over night in 1968 it became a fad for the baby boomer generation to completely rebel against the older generation, in every aspect possible, from hair styles, formalities, and cordialities to complete value systems. Then it seemed the generation after us couldn't shock us enough because we had rebeled against almost everything, so they stepped it up a notch into all that satanic, dark stuff. It seems now to have almost bottomed out, so who knows, after this world recession, we may all be headed back from whence we came.Good find, Abe.
What caught my attention is the relationship between the generations at the time. The young people were polite, humble, respectful of their elders, shyly looking down, speaking of sensible, respectable goals. Meanwhile the compere (arrogantly IMO) mutes the cymbal, and is clearly accustomed to being on top by virtue of the status conferred with age.
If he tried that muting stunt today he'd get a dirty look, at least. Maybe told, "Who said you can touch my %^&$* kit!?".
It's kind of unfair. Jimmy's generation had to be polite and humble and then once they became adults they missed out on the status of being an elders and are instead considered out-of-touch old farts (unless they're rock stars, of course .
Not too many positive comments on that gig from any of the survivors. Plant, Jones and Page have all stated at one point or another that they were unprepared for the event. "Shambolic" is the word JP has used more than once, to describe it. Guitars were out of tune, stage monitoring was atrocious, they'd not played with Tony Thompson before etc etc. I've an interview on vid somewhere, where Page is less than kind with his comments on the performance of Phil Collins too......the price one pays for two gigs on two continents on the same day, I guess.As for that Live Aid show in 1985, I think Robert Plant had some bad things to say about that appearance, too, and I don't remember what he exactly said but I remember reading it back in the 90s. I believe that was the concert, too, where he made the decision to never do Stairway live again. It had something to do with Duran Duran coming up to them sobbing after their performance of that song, as I recall. Somehow that irritated him, maybe because he felt it suggested that song had become an "auld lang syne".
I read an interview with Phil where he admitted that was a bad idea.... where Page is less than kind with his comments on the performance of Phil Collins too......the price one pays for two gigs on two continents on the same day, I guess.