Friday, May 6, 2016

On This Day 06 May

Mashups. Why spoil perfection?
2016 06 May On This Day Whole Lotta Helter Skelter, by Soundhog

1984 06 May On This Day Jimmy Page with Roy Harper

  • 1967 Yardbirds Chippenham, England at Royal Agricultural College
  • 1970 Led Zeppelin records Poor Tom at Olympic Studios, Barnes, England
  • 1984 The Firm Thetford, Norfolk, England at Maytree Farm
  • 1986 The Firm Rosemont, Illinois at Rosemont Horizon
  • 1995 Page & Plant St. Louis, Missouri at Kiel Center


"Olympic Studios in 1967 was at the cutting edge. We were very innovative and of course we had, I think, the best console in England and possibly the world at the time. We were ahead in terms of design."
~ Eddie Kramer
Jimmy Page & Eddie Kramer at Olympic Studio
I'm not that fond of Roy Harper's music.  I'll listen when Jimmy Page joins him, but really - just give me Jimmy Page straight up, thank you very much.

I'm not fond of mashups either. They're sometimes interesting curiosities but the music is never better than the sum of the parts. Still, if you haven't heard this one, give it a listen.

Whole Lotta Helter Skelter (Soundhog mashup 2012) YouTube

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