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Old 08-06-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Where, when, etc?

I was in 7th or 8th grade waiting in front of our school for the bus to go home around 1973 maybe. Some guy had an 8 track player and was playing Zeppelin.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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I grew up in the Denver area. I was lucky to see them in their very first U.S. gig. Vanilla Fudge was the headliner. The day-December 26th, 1968. I got the ticket for the show as a Christmas present! At that time, I never heard of the group.

Zeppelin was first, Spirit followed them. Spirit had just hit the charts with their song "I Got A Line On You" off The Family That Plays Together. They had a previous lp, simply called Spirit, released a few months earlier.

I was amazed by Zeps performance, among their songs performed were Communication Breakdown, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, How Many More Times (off their first lp) I was aware that their last song For Your Love, was from Jimmy Page's old band, the Yardbirds. Those songs never left me. And as their albums hit the stores, I was right there to buy the album and 8 track tape the same day! I still have those lp's and the tapes. Still.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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The first I knowingly heard Zeppelin was in 9th grade, when my friends' band played "Thank You" for Fine Arts Night. Those guys would play "Over the Hills and Far Away" too. I think as long as teenagers want to learn how to play guitar (and bass and drums), Zeppelin will remain incredibly popular, and rightly so.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Saw a poster for them in San Francisco as they were going to do a show at Filmore West, probably about 1968, and I remember it was winter. I was at the time 16 and just had my license a few months. They got really big soon after that.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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My father may have played a Zeppelin tune here and there in the 70's while i was young. I did not get it right away but eventually said yeah these guys are cool. I think a better question is where were you when you first heard Neutral Milk Hotel.
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Upon further recollection another equally hipper question would be where were you when you first heard Nirvana? I will gladly answer. I was in my basement. I saw Smells Like Teen Spirit at the ag of 22 in my parent's basement at 12:47 am sometime in late summer 1991. I was hooked. I called my friend and reported that I saw this cool band that was kind of like Neil Young and R.E.M.. He said yes you saw Nirvana. Things took off from there.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:53 PM
 
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My cousins bedroom in 1970(?)
I was mezmerised by the black and white Hindenburg cover moreso than the music back then. Later, Jimmy Page kept me awestricken with his mad riffing skills, open tuning stuff and wild solos that theoretically shouldnt work
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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I think a better question is where were you when you first heard Neutral Milk Hotel.

You're right, that would be a great question.

What's a neutral milk hotel?
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:13 PM
 
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Nirvana...kind of like Neil Young
Never ever ever ever ever saw any correlation between Neil Young and Nirvana.

Never understood Neil Young labeled as the "Godfather of Grunge". Neil was closer to country western music than he was to grunge.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:14 PM
 
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You're right, that would be a great question.

What's a neutral milk hotel?

I am not going to explain. I will wait for my hipster inteligencia elite contingent to chime in.
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