the zep dvd i got is not a set, it's just one dvd. the playing is strong, and surprised me because i expected it to be so-so, but i love the band so i took a shot, and was pleased. it has that denmark radio show concert. it has some footage with page looking like a skeleton, wearing white pants and a baby blue shirt, and the version of kashmeer in that concert kicks.
i never liked the playing on THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME. first time i saw it was at a midnight show and i fell asleep.
their road manager, steve cole wrote in his book that they had everything planned. they would do that tour, and end the tour with a 2 or 3 day show at madison square garden, and that is where the filming would be done. the train of thought was that by the end of the tour everything that could go wrong would be worked out, and the show would be great. the one thing they did not count on is that the band discovered heroin on that tour and by the madison square garden shows that THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME were edited from they were messed up.
i liked everything about THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME except the playing. all the back stage stuff was great.
their manager, the big guy with the odd looking beard, was a thug, and had no reservations about using violence to get the band's money. a friend was in a band and played the same club zeppelin played on their first tour of america, but they were THE NEW YARDBIRDS then, and he said the first 3 days the band was there that big guy with the odd beard, peter grant, had beaten the crap out of a series of customers because the band looked different from american bands, and some of the guys in the audience laughed at them. after that the word got around the club and no one laughed at them. there is nothing like beating your audience into submision.
i love Pink Floyd, will have to check out that dvd. i did not like the movie THE WALL. but the concert that aired on direct tv, THE WALL, with the later version of the band, wow, very effective. it affected me. i got the message. the wall seperating the band from the audience.
mteal, yes, DUNE, what a mess. it was like lynch was trying to do sheakespeare in space.
and i love TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT. i need to get that dvd.