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Jimmy Page wants more money from you.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Michedelic, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern




    While not on a 'like clockwork' schedule as Janie H.'s yearly vault plundering, or Capitol Records' automatic 'just in time for Christmas' barrel-scraping of material from the world's most famous scousers, you can always count on Pagey squeezing that musical turnip. If I wasn't such a JPJ fan, I'd ignore this stuff.
  2. EricssonB


    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    Well that's good for him. I'm sure somebody will buy me a copy of each for a birthday or a federally-recognized Christian holiday.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Good for him those groups back then were all abused by record companies I like for them to get every penny they can.
  4. Locky66

    Locky66 Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2014
    West Michigan
    I grew up a big Zeppelin fan but unfortunately after finding out that Page was a pedaphile I would no longer support anything that made him money.
  5. PluckyThump

    PluckyThump Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    The live show from Paris that comes with LZ I looks cool but the extra discs with that come with II and III seem like a waste of time.
  6. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Huh? Never knew of this. :(
  7. Seeing as how Zeppelin is essentially the reason why I started playing bass, I will buy just about anything that they put out. I could buy everything they've ever been even remotely attached to 1000 times over & would still feel that I owe them more!
  8. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Do you mean Pete Townshend's alleged "research" into child porn?
  9. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    From a quick Internet search, it looks like it was 1972. He met the girl in a club and they had a relationship for several years. I'm not saying I'm endorsing it, or it was his finest moment, but she didn't look 14 in the pics I saw of her.

    I played with a singer when I was 18 that took a girl home from a club who turned out to be 15. She was quite advanced for her age. We just assumed that the club carded everyone. I never asked anyone I hooked up with for ID, I guess I got lucky.
  10. Fat Steve

    Fat Steve The poodle bites, the poodle chews it.

    That's a very serious accusation to make about someone. Got any citations or proof to back that up?
  11. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Remastered again?
  12. narwhale


    Nov 23, 2009
    Apex, NC
    The last remasters were 20 years ago and didn't include any bonus tracks. I can think of much worse offenders on the reissue front.
  13. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    There were rumors about hotel parties that had some questionable participants, but I'd hardly say that it's a blanket statement and understood that Page is a pedo.

    I wasn't there, he's never been arrested, you don't hear of lawsuits....hard for me to put too much credence in to the rumors when someone with such deep pockets isn't being dragged in to court.
  14. Noonan


    Oct 27, 2011
  15. It's pretty well known that Pagey "kept" a 14 year old at they Continental Riot House on Sunset. It was in the biography "Hammer of the Gods" and as far as I know they weren't sued for libelous defamation. The girl, IIRC, was a runaway groupie who knew exactly what she was about.
  16. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    The first one is cool because the second disc is all live stuff. The other two don't interest me. I've never been into paying for rough mixes & demos.
  17. leroy diamond

    leroy diamond

    Aug 21, 2005
    I have all their albums on vinyl and I cannot imagine that these new releases will get close
  18. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    There are simultaneous LP releases with the new mastering and bonus tracks as well; even an uber deluxe CD/LP package for each title. As noted above, LZ never got screwed on their money; in fact, the deal Page and Grant wrangled out of Atlantic was groundbreaking for the time in terms of the artist gaining control. This is the third remaster for some(but not all)of this material, and then second for potentially the entire catalog---the original large 'crop circle' box, then the smaller grey complete studio albums cube with a bit of bonus material. Yeah, yeah, the mastering technology gets better all the time(as the hearing for some of us original fans gets worse), but I always have a cynical view of labels and artists reselling our record collection to us one more time. Can't wait for the holograms in the 2019 50th anniversary edition.
  19. ShoeManiac


    Jan 19, 2006
    New Jersey
    Pink Floyd did this with some of their classic albums within the past couple of years. They called it the Immersion series, and presented these super-deluxe versions of Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall. Some of the material provided an interesting look at the development of those records. And some of it was just kitsch that was included to drive up the price.

    The reality is that acts like Floyd and Zeppelin, which are MAJOR catalog sellers, are taking action in advance of the complete move away from physical recorded media. As are the record companies. So they're raiding the vaults for rare outtakes and live tracks in an attempt to draw in those fans who have to have EVERYTHING along with the hardcore vinyl crowd. Hence a lot of these types of releases included both CD's and LP's.

    I picked up the slimmed down version of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here. I didn't need a version that included 2 CD's, 2 LP's, a scarf and all of this other extraneous material. I may do this for Led Zeppelin III as well. It's a personal favorite of mine from their catalog.

    The one thing I wish these artists would just halfway acknowledge? That this is a last gasp at hard copy record sales for them. Or that it's essentially their retirement fund / inheritance money to their families.