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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 10:34 AM
Just downloaded some live Spirit. What a band. Those guys could rock.
 
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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 10:42 AM
Yep, I agree! Randy California was the real deal!

 

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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 11:11 AM
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Yep, I agree! Randy California was the real deal!


I read somewhere that page stole licks from him when LZ opened for them in late 60's and it became stairway to heaven. don't know what song though.

 

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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 11:40 AM
One of the all-time great bands,IMO..

 

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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 11:45 AM
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Yep, I agree! Randy California was the real deal!


I read somewhere that page stole licks from him when LZ opened for them in late 60's and it became stairway to heaven. don't know what song though.


the song is "taurus" from their first album. the opening chord progression of STH captures more than the, uh... spirit of the song if you get my drift.

But it is that holiest of Holy Grails, "Stariway To Heaven," that will shock the faithful. On one of Led Zeppelin's early tours, they had opened for the California art-rock group, Spirit. In the liner notes to the reissue of Spirit's 1968 eponymous debut, the band's guitarist Randy California mentions the fact that Jimmy Page took special interest in an original entitled "Taurus." There is no doubt that Page appropriated the opening guitar lines note for note on "Stairway To Heaven." Further, the chord progression in "Stairway To Heaven" is incredibly similiar to a song by the Chocolate Watch Band, "And She's Lonely." The Yardbirds played with the Chocolate Watch Band during Page's tenure. It would be quite ironic if he did indeed lift the chords from the Chocolate Watch Band. The Chocolate Watch Band, to those in the know, were the ultimate Yardbirds clone. Wouldn't it be fitting that a former Yardbirds guitarist ripped off something from a band that based an entire career around sounding like that famed quintet?

http://www.furious.com/perfect/yardbirds2.html

 

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  posted on 8/2/2009 at 12:53 PM
Big Spirit fan ... It's nature's way ...

 

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