The Led Zeppelin Frequently Asked Questions List
Part Three


Contents of this file:

(continued frompart 2)

32 - Upcoming releases from the members of Led Zeppelin.
33 - Upcoming tour dates and appearances.
34 - What albums has Jimmy Page released?
35 - What albums has Robert Plant released?
36 - What albums has John Paul Jones released?
37 - Who were the other artists on the Swan Song label?
38 - Are there any Led Zeppelin tribute bands?
39 - What's up with the Led Zeppelin tribute album?
40 - All about _The Song Retains The Name_ (I & II).
41 - Who is Dread Zeppelin and how does the band feel about them?
42 - Did Jimmy Page invent bowing (the guitar)?
43 - What's this "theramin" thing that Jimmy Page uses?
44 - Is Jimmy Page a Satanist?
45 - Are there backwards messages in "Stairway To Heaven"?


32 - Upcoming releases from the members of Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin
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All the original Led Zeppelin albums, with the exception of _The Song Remains The Same_, have been re-released with remastered audio and restored "original artwork."

_A Tribute To Led Zeppelin_ (January 1995) Atlantic (various artists)

Down By The Seaside, Misty Mountain Hop, Custard Pie, Four Sticks, other tracks unknown

Artists participating include Tori Amos and Robert Plant (Down By The Seaside), 4 Non Blondes (Misty Mountain Hop), Helmet (Custard Pie), and Rollins Band (Four Sticks). Possible participants include Cracker, Tesla, Duran Duran, Stone Temple Pilots, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, and Aerosmith.

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
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_Unledded_ (8 November 1994) Atlantic

Track listing unknown.

(Jimmy Page--guitars, Robert Plant--vocals, Charlie Jones--bass, Michael Lee--drums, Porl Thompson--banjo and rhythm guitar, Jim Sutherland--mandolin, Nigel Eaton--hurdy-gurdy)

This will be the recording of the MTV special, not the album of new studio material. A laserdisc of the special is due to be released the same day, while a videocassette is scheduled for an 11 November release.

_(title unknown)_ (date unknown) Atlantic

Wonderful One, City Don't Cry, "Wah-Wah Song," other tracks unknown

The album of new compositions from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, recorded in London and Morocco this summer and fall, and due at some point this winter. The track listing is incomplete. The band will include Charlie Jones (bass) and Michael Lee (drums).

Robert Plant
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_Adios Amigo_ (September 1994) Razor & Tie (various artists)

If It's Really Got To Be This Way

A tribute to the R&B songwriter Arthur Alexander, this features Plant on the listed track.

Jimmy Page
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Nothing is planned.

John Paul Jones
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_The Sporting Life (6 September 1994) Mute (John Paul Jones & Diamanda Galas)

Skotoseme, Do You Take This Man?, Dark End Of The Street, You're Mine, Tony, Devil's Rodeo, The Sporting Life, Baby's Insane, Last Man Down, Hex

(Diamanda Galas--vocals, organ, and piano, John Paul Jones--basses and steel guitar, Pete Thomas--drums)

A video for "Do You Take This Man?" has been aired.

"Do You Take This Man?" CD single (September 1994) Mute (John Paul Jones & Diamanda Galas)

Do You Take This Man?, (other tracks unavailable)

Jones will appear, in both playing and production roles, on the upcoming live Heart album (date unknown). He has also produced the upcoming Michael Penn album (date unknown).


33 - Upcoming tour dates and appearances.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are hosting a press conference in New York City 11 November 1994.

_Unledded_ (a 90-minute MTV special featuring Jimmy Page & Robert Plant) will air in the US on MTV 12 October at 10pm; MTV Europe 17 October at 21:00; other MTV affiliates (like MTV Asia) unknown; VH-1 5 November & 6 November; MuchMusic (Canada) is in the process of securing the broadcast rights but has announced no airdate.

This special will feature tracks recorded in three different locations: Morocco, London, and Wales. The personnel differs depending on the venue:

Marrakesh, Morocco (8 August 1994)

Two new songs recorded, one entitled "City Don't Cry," with four Gnaoui musicians playing such traditional instruments as metal drums, iron castanets, and a gibrel (three-string bass). Along with Page on acoustic guitar, the songs were performed in an ancient courtyard in the center of the city.

Morocco (9 August 1994)

Unknown tracks recorded with female Berber singers, in an as- yet-unidentified 11th century village.

Corris Slate Quarries (near Bron-Yr-Aur), Wales (15 August 1994)

Three songs performed by Page, Plant, Charlie Jones, and Michael Lee, with an audience of two people and a few sheep:
Gallows Pole, When The Levee Breaks, Nobody's Fault But Mine

London Television Center, London, England (August 1994)

Two nights of recording (each around 90 minutes) at this semi- secret location, in front of an invitation-only audience of 250. The first night was billed as Plant/Page, the second as Page/Plant.
Thank You, What Is And What Should Never Be, Battle Of Evermore (with an unknown Indian woman singing the second vocal), Gallows Pole (with hurdy-gurdy, banjo, and mandolin)
(Jimmy Page--guitars, Robert Plant--vocals, Charlie Jones-- bass and backing vocals, Michael Lee--percussion, Porl Thompson--banjo and rhythm guitar, Jim Sutherland--mandolin, Nigel Eaton--hurdy-gurdy)
The following numbers were performed by the same personnel, and also included Egyptian and traditional orchestras (see notations):
The Rain Song (traditional, with acoustic guitar), Since I've Been Loving You (traditional, similar to the 1971 arrangement), Four Sticks (Egyptian, similar to Bombay version), Friends (Egyptian, similar to Bombay version), Kashmir (both orchestras, a new arrangement),
The following numbers were performed, but it is not known if the orchestra(s) were included:
That's The Way (with drums), Nobody's Fault But Mine (a new arrangement, combined with one of the new songs), Wonderful One (described as a "romantic duet,") City Don't Cry

Information on the Unledded special will air on MTV news the weekend of 1 October 1994.

MTV Europe has scheduled a "Weekend With Led" for 24-25 October 1994.

JOHN PAUL JONES -DIAMANDA GALAS
Fall 1994 Tour dates

Nov.    10      New York City           Irving Plaza
Nov.    13      Philadelphia            Irvine Auditorium
Nov.    15      Ann Arbor, Mi           The Michigan Theatre
Nov.    17      Chicago                 The Vic
Nov.    18      Madison, WI             The Barrymore Theatre
Nov.    20      Lincoln, NE             The Lied Center
Nov.    22      Columbus, OH            Mershon Auditorium
Nov.    24      Toronto, Ont, CAN       The Phoenix
Nov.    26      Washington, DC          The Lincoln Theatre
Nov.    30      Austin, TX              The Paramount
Dec.     2      Tempe, AZ               Gammage Auditorium
Dec.     4      Los Angeles             Wadsworth Theatre
Dec.     7      San Francisco           Fillmore Theatre
Dec.     8      Portland, OR            The Portland Art Museum
Dec.    10      Seattle, WA             The Moore

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant are rumored to be planning a spring/ summer tour, but nothing has been officially announced as of yet.


34 - What albums has Jimmy Page released?

This discography follows the format:

_Title_ (release date) Label (artist, if not the subject of the discography)

Song Title One, Song Title Two

A list of videos.

Any other relevant information.

This discography will cover major releases only--most guest appearances will _not_ be included. Also, only new singles and older singles of particular interest will be listed. For a more complete discography, consult _A Celebration_ by Dave Lewis.

Pre-Zeppelin:
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(Note: a sessionography for Page would be an enormous undertaking, thus it is not attempted here. However, there are a few sessions worth mentioning, as they sometimes come up in discussions:

"Can't Explain"--The Who--Page on rhythm guitar.

"You Really Got Me" & "All Day & All Of The Night"--The Kinks--

Page on rhythm and possibly lead, though Dave Davies disputes this.

Other sessions are listed in the regular discography.)

_Jimmy Page And Sonny Boy Williamson_ (1964) BYG

Jam session also available as _Jimmy Page Special Early Works_ on Springboard.

_Anthology Of British Blues Vol. 1 & 2_ (?) Immediate (various)

Choker, Snake Drive, West Coast Idea, Tribute To Elmore, Freight Loader, Draggin' My Tail, etc.

This collection also appears as _Best Of British Blues_, _Guitar Boogie_, _White Boy Blues_, and under of number of other titles. Basically, these are "basement" tapes recorded at Immediate and in Page's home studio, featuring Page, Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Ian Stewart, some of the Yardbirds, and other British rock luminaries. The exact personnel list for each track is unknown, however, as is exactly which tracks are actually _from_ these sessions.

"She Just Satisfies" b/w "Keep Moving" (February 1965) Fontana

Page plays all instruments but drums, and sings on the first track.

_James Patrick Page--Session Man Vol. 1 & 2_ (?) Archive Productions International

This two-volume LP and CD set features pre-Zeppelin studio work.

"Hi Ho Silver Lining" b/w "Beck's Bolero" (1966) Columbia (Jeff Beck)

The b-side is a Page composition featuring Beck, Page, Keith Moon, John Paul Jones, and Nicky Hopkins. It appears on Beck's album _Truth_ as well.

_Little Games_ (1967) Epic, re-released on EMI (The Yardbirds)

Little Games, Smile On Me, White Summer, Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, Glimpses, Drinking Muddy Water, No Excess Baggage, Stealing Stealing, Only The Black Rose, Little Soldier Boy, Ha Ha Said The Clown, Goodnight Sweet Josephine (On UK reissue only)--Think About It, Remember The Night

(Jimmy Page--guitars, Keith Relf--vocals and harmonica, Chris Dreja-- bass and rhythm guitar, Jim McCarty--drums and percussion)

_Blow Up_ (March 1967) MGM (soundtrack)

Stroll On

The Yardbirds imitating the Who (Page on bass, Beck on guitar). The song is "Train Kept A Rollin'," rewritten by the band to avoid copyright problems.

_Live Yardbirds With Jimmy Page_ (1971) Epic, re-released on the Columbia Special Products label (the former features a yellow label, the latter a red label) (The Yardbirds)

Train Kept A Rollin', You're A Better Man Than I, I'm Confused, My Baby, Over Under Sideways Down, Drinking Muddy Water, Shapes Of Things, White Summer, I'm A Man

Page used legal pressure to remove this album from stores, though it appears in many semi-official and bootleg formats.

_Little Games Sessions & More_ (1992) EMI (The Yardbirds)

Little Games, Smile On Me, White Summer, Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, Glimpses, Drinking Muddy Water, No Excess Baggage, Stealing Stealing, Only The Black Rose, Little Soldier Boy, Puzzles, I Remember The Night, Ha Ha Said The Clown, Ten Little Indians, Goodnight Sweet Josephine, Think About It, Little Games, You Stole My Love, White Summer, Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, LSD, Drinking Muddy Water, De Lane Lea Lee, Glimpses, Never Mind, Ten Little Indians, Goodnight, Sweet Josephine, Henry's Coming Home, Love Mum And Dad, Together Now, Shining Where The Sun Has Been, "Great Shakes" commercial spot

(Jimmy Page--guitars, Keith Relf--vocals and harmonica, Chris Dreja--bass and rhythm guitar, Jim McCarty--drums and percussion)

This 2-CD set is the third in a series of Yardbirds collections that completely document the band's studio work, including unreleased and alternate takes. Some of the tracks have been remixed, in addition to being remastered. This is the complete Page-era Yardbirds collection, with the exception of "Stroll On" (from _Blow-Up_) and the possible exception of "Happening Ten Years Time Ago," which appears on the _Roger The Engineer_ CD.

_Jimmy's Back Pages...The Early Years_ (1992) Sony

Les Fleurs De Lys--Circles, So Come On, Moondreams; The Blue Rondos--Baby I Go For You, Little Baby; The First Gear-- Gotta Make Their Future Bright, The "In" Crowd, A Certain Girl, Leave My Kitten Alone; Gregory Phillips--Please Believe Me, Angie; The Primitives--How Do You Feel, You Said; The Lancastrians--She Was Tall, We'll Sing In The Sunshine; Wayne Gibson & The Dynamic Sounds--See You Later Alligator, Kelly; The Authentics--Without You, Climing Through; Nico-- I'm Not Sayin', The Last Mile; Donovan--Sunshine Superman

Jimmy's early session work.

_Metamorphosis_ (1975) Decca (The Rolling Stones)

Pre-1975 outtakes with Page's "assistance" on unspecified tracks.

Mid-Zeppelin:
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_With A Little Help From My Friends_ (1968) Regal Zonophone (Joe Cocker)

With A Little Help From My Friends, Bye Bye Blackbird, Marjorine

_No Introduction Necessary_ (1968) Spark/Thunderbolt (various)

Unknown.

_Love Chronicles_ (January 1969) CBS (Al Stewart)

Unknown.

_Lord Sutch And Heavy Friends_ (June 1970) Atlantic (Lord Sutch)

Wailing Sounds, 'Cause I Love You, Flashing Lights, Thumping Beat, Union Jack Car, Baby Come Back

Page, Bonham, Jeff Beck, Noel Redding, Nicky Hopkins, and others recorded "new" versions of rock standards, which Sutch added "new" lyrics to later. Also available as _Smoke & Fire_ on Thunderbolt.

_Stormcock_ (June 1971) Harvest (Roy Harper)

Same Old Rock

Jimmy appears here under the pseudonym S. Flavius Mercurius.

_Lifemask_ (February 1973) Harvest (Roy Harper)

The Lord's Prayer, Bank Of The Dead

_Flashes From The Archives Of Oblivion_ (November 1974) Harvest (Roy Harper)

Page with Harper's band in a live show, Plant hosts but does not otherwise participate.

Post-Zeppelin:
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_Death Wish 2_ (February 1982) Swan Song (soundtrack)

Who's To Blame, The Chase, City Sirens, Jam Sandwich, Carole's Theme, The Release, Hotel Rats & Photostats, A Shadow In The City, Jill's Theme, Prelude, Big Band/Sax & Violence, Hypnotising Ways (Oh Mamma)

(Jimmy Page--guitars and sythesizer guitars, Chris Farlowe--vocals, Gordon Edwards--piano and vocals, Dave Paton--bass, Dave Mattacks-- drums, Dave Lawson--arrangements)

_Right By You_ (1984) Atlantic (Stephen Stills)

50/50, Right By You, Flaming Heart

_The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1_ (November 1984) Atlantic (The Honeydrippers)

Sea Of Love, I Get A Thrill

_The Firm_ (February 1985) Atlantic (The Firm)

Closer, Make Or Break, Someone To Love, Together, Radioactive, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, Money Can't Buy, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Midnight Moonlight

(Jimmy Page--guitars, Paul Rodgers--guitar and vocals, Tony Franklin-- bass, Chris Slade--drums)

There were videos released for "Radioactive" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed."

_Whatever Happened To Jugula?_ (March 1985) Beggars Banquet (Roy Harper & Jimmy Page)

Nineteen Forty-Eightish, Bad Speech, Hope, Hangman, Elizabeth, Frozen Moment, Twentieth Century Man, Advertisement (Another Intentional Irrelevant Suicide)

(Roy Harper--guitars, vocals, percussion, Jimmy Page--guitars, Tony Franklin--bass, Nik Green--keyboards, Ronnie Brambles--drums, Steve Broughton--drums, Preston Heyman--drums, Nick Harper-- guitars)

_Scream For Help_ (March 1985) Atlantic (soundtrack)

Spaghetti Junction, Crackback

Guitar on both tracks.

_Willie And The Poorboys_ (1985) Decca (Willie And The Poorboys)

These Arms Of Mine, Slippin' And Slidin'

A video for "These Arms Of Mine" was released.

_Mean Business_ (April 1986) Atlantic (The Firm)

Fortune Hunter, Cadillac, All The King's Horses, Live In Peace, Tear Down The Walls, Dreaming, Free To Live, Spirit Of Love

(Jimmy Page--guitars, Paul Rodgers--guitar and vocals, Tony Franklin--bass, Chris Slade--drums)

There were videos released for "Tear Down The Walls," "All The King's Horses," and "Live In Peace."

_Strange Land_ (1986) Epic (Box Of Frogs)

Asylum

This is the ex-Yardbirds' project.

_Dirty Work_ (1986) Rolling Stones Records/CBS (The Rolling Stones)

One Hit To The Body

_In Between Every Line_ (1986) Harvest (Roy Harper)

Short and Sweet, Referendum, Highway Blues, True Story, The Game, One Man Rock'n'Roll Band

Live from 1984.

_Lucifer Rising_ (1987) Boleskine House Records (soundtrack)

This features 23 minutes of Page's headache-inducing "music" for the Kenneth Anger film of the same name. There are innumerable bootlegs of this. Note: the catalog number of the "original" is BHR 666.

_Now and Zen_ (February 1988) Es Paranza (Robert Plant)

Heaven Knows, Tall Cool One

Guitar solos on both tracks.

_Outrider_ (June 1988) Geffen

Wasting My Time[%], Wanna Make Love, Writes Of Winter, The Only One[+@], Liquid Mercury[@$], Hummingbird[*], Emerald Eyes[@$], Prison Blues[*@], Blues Anthem[*@]

(Jimmy Page--acoustic, electric, and synthesizer guitars, John Miles--vocals, [*]Chris Farlowe--vocals, [+]Robert Plant--vocals, Durban Laverde--bass, [@]Felix Krish--bass, [%]Tony Franklin-- bass, Jason Bonham--drums, [$]Barrymore Barlow--drums)

There was a video released for "Wasting My Time."

_Coverdale/Page_ (16 March 1993) Geffen (Coverdale/Page)

Shake My Tree, Waiting On You, Take Me For A Little While, Pride And Joy, Over Now, Feeling Hot, Easy Does It, Take A Look At Yourself, Don't Leave Me This Way, Absolution Blues, Whisper A Prayer For The Dying

(Jimmy Page--acoustic and electric 6 & 12-string guitars, dulcimer, harmonica & other stringed instruments, David Coverdale--vocals and acoustic guitar, Ricky Phillips & Jorge Casas--bass, Denny Carmassi--drums, John Harris--harmonica, Lester Mendez--keyboards)

Videos for "Pride & Joy" and "Take Me For A Little While" have been released. In the "Pride & Joy" video, Page is playing (among a range of acoustic and electric guitars--including the doubleneck) a dulcimer.

An upcoming EP release with songs not on the album was mentioned by both Page and Coverdale. 5 or 6 songs (including one entitled "Saccharine") are left, according to a Guitar World interview.

The cover (done by Hugh Syme, who does Rush's covers (among others')) features a merge sign in a variety of locations. Coverdale: "This is the traffic sign that means two roads joining to one road. We were trying to express _unification_ or _joining together_."

The band has broken up; Page going on to work with Plant, Coverdale reforming Whitesnake, and touring bassist Guy Pratt rejoining Pink Floyd on tour.

"Take Me For A Little While" b/w "Easy Does It" 7" single (1993) Geffen

"Take Me For A Little While" Limited Edition 12" single (September 1993) EMI/Geffen

Take Me For A Little While (album version), Take Me For A Little While (acoustic version), Take Me For A Little While (edit), Shake My Tree (guitar crunch mix)

A picture disk, with a two-sided poster sleeve.

"Take Me For A Little While" cassette single (November 1993) Geffen

Take Me For A Little While, Easy Does It

"Take Me For A Little While" CD single (September 1993) EMI/Geffen

Take Me For A Little While (album version), Take Me For A Little While (acoustic version), Take Me For A Little While (edit), Shake My Tree (guitar crunch mix)

"Take Me For A Little While" Limited Edition CD single (September 1993) EMI/Geffen

Take Me For A Little While (album version), Take Me For A Little While (acoustic version), Take Me For A Little While (edit), Shake My Tree (guitar crunch mix)

In a box, with four "art prints" depicting the covers of the various CD singles.

"Take A Look At Yourself" Limited Edition CD single (November 1993) EMI/Geffen

Take A Look At Yourself (album version), Take A Look At Yourself (acoustic version), Take A Look At Yourself (with girls), Waiting On You

35 - What albums has Robert Plant released?

This discography follows the format:

_Title_ (release date) Label (artist, if not the subject of the discography)

Song Title One, Song Title Two...

A list of videos.

Any other relevant information.

This discography will cover major releases only--most guest appearances will _not_ be included. Also, only new singles and older singles of particular interest will be listed. For a more complete discography, consult _A Celebration_ by Dave Lewis.

Pre-Zeppelin:
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"You Better Run" b/w "Everybody's Gonna Say" (October 1966)

CBS/Columbia 45 with the band Listen

"Our Song" b/w "Laughing, Crying, Laughing" (March 1967) CBS 45

"Long Time Coming" b/w "I've Got A Secret" (September 1967) CBS 45

_In The Forest_ (1989) Forest Music compilation with the Band Of

Joy on the track "Adriatic Sea View"

Mid-Zeppelin:
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_The Concerts For Kampuchea_ (February 1981) (various artists)

Rockestra Theme, Let It Be, Lucille (all live, with Jones and Bonham), Little Sister (live with Rockpile)

A video for "Little Sister" was released.

Post-Zeppelin:
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_Pictures At Eleven_ (June 1982) Swan Song

Burning Down One Side, Moonlight In Samosa, Pledge Pin, Slow Dancer[*], Worse Than Detroit, Fat Lip, Like I've Never Been Gone[*], Mystery Title

(Robbie Blunt--guitars, Paul Martinez--bass, Jezz Woodroffe--keys & synths, Phil Collins & [*]Cozy Powell--drums, Raphael Ravenscroft-- saxophone)

A video for "Burning Down One Side" was released.

_The Principle Of Moments_ (June 1983) Es Paranza

Other Arms, In The Mood, Messin' With The Mekon, Wreckless Love, Thru With The Two Step, Horizontal Departure, Stranger Here...Than Over There, Big Log

(Robbie Blunt--guitars, Paul Martinez--bass, Jezz Woodroffe-- keyboards, Phil Collins & Barriemore Barlow--drums, John David & Ray Martinez--backing vocals)

Videos for "In The Mood" and "Big Log" were released. The title refers to physics (as in "moments of inertia.")

_The Honeydrippers Volume One_ (October 1984) Es Paranza (The Honeydrippers)

I Get A Thrill, Sea Of Love, I Got A Woman, Young Boy Blues, Rockin' At Midnight

Videos were released for "Sea Of Love" and "Rockin' At Midnight."

Jimmy Page plays guitar on "Sea Of Love" and "I Get A Thrill." Jeff Beck plays guitar on "Rockin' At Midnight."

_Shaken N' Stirred_ (May 1985) Es Paranza

Hip To Hoo, Kallalou Kallalou, Too Loud, Trouble Your Money, Pink And Black, Little By Little, Doo Doo A Do Do, Easily Lead, Sixes And Sevens

(Robbie Blunt--guitars and synthesized guitars, Paul Martinez-- bass & guitar, Jezz Woodroffe--keyboards, Ritchie Hayward--drums, Toni Halliday--backing vocals)

Videos were relased for "Little By Little" and "Pink And Black."

_Little By Little Collectors' Edition_ (1985) Es Paranza

Little By Little (remix), Easily Lead (live), Rockin' At Midnight (live), Sixes And Sevens

_Porky's Revenge_ (1985) CBS (soundtrack)

Philadelphia Baby (under the name Crawling King Snakes)

_White Nights_ (1985) Atlantic (soundtrack)

Far Post

_Now And Zen_ (March 1988) Es Paranza

Heaven Knows[*], Dance On My Own, Tall Cool One[*], The Way I Feel, Helen Of Troy, Billy's Revenge, Ship Of Fools, Why, White Clean And Neat, Walking Towards Paradise (CD only)

(Doug Boyle--guitars, Phil Scragg--bass, Phil Johnstone--keyboards & guitar, Chris Blackwell--drums & percussion, Toni Halliday & Marie Pierre & Kristy MacColl--backing vocals, Jimmy Page[*]-- guitar solos, Jerry Wayne--voiceover on "White, Clean, And Neat")

Videos for "Heaven Knows," "Ship Of Fools," and "Tall Cool One" were released.

"Ship Of Fools" CD single (September 1988) Es Paranza

Ship Of Fools, Helen Of Troy (live), Dimples (live)

_Outrider_ (June 1988) Geffen (Jimmy Page)

The Only One

_Manic Nirvana_ (March 1990) Es Paranza

Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes On You), Big Love, SSS&Q, I Cried, She Said, Nirvana, Tie Die On The Highway, Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night, Anniversary, Liar's Dance, Watching You

(Doug Boyle--guitars, Charlie Jones--bass, Phil Johnstone--keyboards & guitars, Chris Blackwell--drums & guitars, Siddi Makain Mushkin & Laila Cohen & Caroline Harding & Mickey Groome & Rob Stride--backing vocals)

Videos for "Hurting Kind" and "Nirvana" were released. The "noise" on "Your Ma..." is from the sampled drum track of the original song, by Schlaks & Glaser.

_Manic Nirvana Limited Edition_ (1990) Es Paranza

A red digipak (featuring Plant's wolf logo on the cover), a specially-printed CD (with the red wolf logo again), pictures of the band and Plant in the liner notes, and packaged with a red tapestry with the wolf logo and "Robert Plant" in black lettering.

"Hurting Kind" CD single (March 1990) Es Paranza

Hurting Kind, I Cried, Oompah (Watery Bint)

"Hurting Kind" CD single (March 1990) Es Paranza

Hurting Kind, Don't Look Back, Oompah (Watery Bint), One Love

"Your Ma Said You Cried In Your Sleep Last Night" CD single (June 1990) Es Paranza

Your Ma Said...(remix), Your Ma Said...(album version), She Said, One Love

_The Last Temptation Of Elvis_ (1990) NME (various artists)

Let's Have A Party

_Knebworth: The Album_ (July 1990) Polygram (various artists)

Hurting Kind, Liar's Dance, Tall Cool One, Wearing And Tearing (with Jimmy Page)

_Fate Of Nations_ (June 1993) Es Paranza

Calling To You, Down To The Sea, Come Into My Life, I Believe, 29 Palms, Memory Song (Hello Hello), If I Were A Carpenter, Promised Land, The Greatest Gift, Great Spirit, Network News

(Robert Plant--vocals, guitar, harmonica, Doug Boyle--guitar, Francis Dunnery--guitar, Phil Johnstone--guitar, harmonium, piano, electric piano, organ, vocals, "electric orchestra," Kevin Scott MacMichael--guitar, vocals, Richard Thompson--guitar, Oliver J. Woods--guitar, Charlie Jones--bass, Chris Blackwell--drums, Chris Hughes--drums, Michael Lee--drums, Pete Thompson--drums, Martin Allcock--mandolin, Phillip Andrews--keyboards, Nigel Eaton--hurdy- gurdy, Nigel Kennedy--violin, Navazish Ali Khan--violin, Gurdev Singh--dilruba, sarod, Sursie Singh--sarangi, Rainer Ptacek--steel guitar, Maire Brennan--vocals, John Flynn--vocals, Steve French-- vocals, Julian Taylor--vocals, Lynton Naiff--string arrangements)

Videos for "Calling To You," "29 Palms," and "I Believe" have been released.

The European version of the album contains a track not on the US version, entitled "Colours Of A Shade". "If I Were A Carpenter" is a Tim Hardin song.

"29 Palms" cassingle (June 1993) Es Paranza

29 Palms, Whole Lotta Love

"29 Palms" CD single (June 1993) Es Paranza (paper-cover)

29 Palms, Whole Lotta Love

"29 Palms" CD single (June 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza (jewel box)

29 Palms, 21 Years, Dark Moon

"29 Palms" CD single Limited Edition (June 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza (digipak)

29 Palms, 21 Years, Dark Moon, Whole Lotta Love

"Calling To You" CD single (September 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza (jewel box)

Calling To You, Naked If I Want To, 8'05

"Calling To You" CD single (September 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza (digipak)

5 mixes of "Calling To You"--Song To Kalsoum, Shookran Sah- Abi, Always My Heart, Artist's Valley, Per La Gente

"Calling To You" 12" single (September 1993) Es Paranza

Contents unknown

"I Believe" cassingle (November 1993) Es Paranza

I Believe, Dark Moon

"I Believe" CD single (September 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza

I Believe, Great Spirit (acoustic), Hey Jayne

This CD single is the companion to the limited edition "29 Palms" CD single.

"If I Were A Carpenter" CD single #1 (December 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza

If I Were A Carpenter, Ship Of Fools (live), Tall Cool One (live)

The live tracks are from Montreaux.

"If I Were A Carpenter" CD single #2 (December 1993) Fontana/Es Paranza

If I Were A Carpenter, I Believe (live), Going To California (live)

The live tracks are from Montreaux.

_Fearless_ (July 1994) Atlantic (Francis Dunnery)

Plant plays harmonica on unspecified tracks.

_Adios Amigo_ (September 1994) Razor & Tie (various artists)

If It's Really Got To Be This Way

This album is a tribute to R&B songwriter Arthur Alexander.


36 - What albums has John Paul Jones released?

This discography follows the format:

_Title_ (release date) Label (artist, if not the subject of the discography)

Song Title One, Song Title Two...

A list of videos.

Any other relevant information.

This discography will cover major releases only--most guest appearances will _not_ be included. Also, only new singles and older singles of particular interest will be listed. For a more complete discography, consult _A Celebration_ by Dave Lewis.

Pre-Zeppelin:
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"Baja" b/w "A Foggy Day In Vietnam" (April 1964) Pye/Parkway

The second track is an Andrew Loog Oldham composition that doesn't feature Jones at all, but _may_ feature some of the Rolling Stones.

_Little Games_ (1967) Epic/MFP (The Yardbirds)

Jones arranging and contributing session bass work.

Mid-Zeppelin:
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_No Introduction Necessary_ (1968) Spark/Thunderbolt (various artists)

Unspecified tracks, with Jimmy Page.

_Truth_ (1968) Columbia (Jeff Beck)

Old Man River (organ)

_Dusty...Definitely_ (1968) Fontana (Dusty Springfield)

Unknown.

_Comin' Atcha'_ (December 1973) RCA (Madeline Bell)

JPJ on bass and keys; also produced and recorded at his home studio.

_H.Q._ (June 1975) Harvest (Roy Harper)

The Game

_Back To The Egg_ (May 1979) EMI/MPL (Paul McCartney & Wings)

Rockestra Theme, So Glad To See You Here (both with Bonham)

_The Concerts For Kampuchea_ (February 1981) (various artists)

Rockestra Theme, Let It Be, Lucille (all live, with Plant and Bonham)

Post-Zeppelin:
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_Give My Regards To Broadstreet_ (October 1984) EMI/MPL (soundtrack)

Ballroom Dancing

_Scream For Help_ (March 1985) Atlantic (soundtrack)

Spaghetti Junction[*], Bad Child, Silver Train[@], Crackback[*], Chilli Sauce, Take It Or Leave It[$], Christie[@], When You Fall In Love[#], Here I Am[$]

(John Paul Jones--vocals, guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, Colin Green--guitars, Graham Ward--drums, [$]Madeline Bell--vocals, [#]John Renbourn--guitars, [@]Jon Anderson--vocals, [*]Jimmy Page--guitars)

_Save The Last Dance For Me_ (March 1988) EMI/Manhattan (Ben E. King)

Because Of Last Night, Whatever This Is (It Ain't True Love), Two Loves

_Children_ (March 1988) Mercury (The Mission)

Keys and production.

_Music From Films_ (1988) Opal Land (various artists)

Three Minute Warning

_Us_ (1992) Geffen (Peter Gabriel)

Fourteen Black Paintings

Jones played all keyboards on the listed track.

_Independent Worm Saloon_ (1993) Capitol (Butthole Surfers)

Production and some bass.

_The Sporting Life (6 September 1994) Mute (John Paul Jones & Diamanda Galas)

Skotoseme, Do You Take This Man?, Dark End Of The Street, You're Mine, Tony, Devil's Rodeo, The Sporting Life, Baby's Insane, Last Man Down, Hex

(Diamanda Galas--vocals, organ, and piano, John Paul Jones--basses and steel guitar, Pete Thomas--drums)

A video for "Do You Take This Man?" has been aired.

"Do You Take This Man?" CD single (September 1994) Mute (John Paul Jones & Diamanda Galas)

Do You Take This Man?, (other tracks unavailable)

37 - Who were the other artists on the Swan Song label?

Swan Song artists included Bad Company, Pretty Things, Maggie Bell, Detective, Dave Edmunds, Midnight Flyer, Wildlife, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page. Signed but unreleased artists included Mirabai and Metropolis. Bobby Parker was never signed, though considered. Richie Sambora claims he was signed to Swan Song for a time, as do members of the Kentucky Headhunters.


38 - Are there any Led Zeppelin tribute bands?

Physical Graffiti -- tours mostly the east coast of the US, and very faithful to both costume and stage presence. Musically strong, as well. (203) 231-9432 is their hotline (for tour information), and booking information can be obtained from their office number (203) 231-9434 or from their agent (Flash Group) at (203) 739-3941.

No Quarter -- defunct, but responsible for the acoustic backing on the oft-mistaken "acoustic Black Dog" track appearing on many bootlegs.

Presence

Prezence -- apparently from the Chicago area. Described as intense, loud, and quite excellent.

Led Zepagain -- Booking info:

Barra Cuda Ent.
P.O. Box 121
Anaheim, CA 92815
Tel/Fax (714) 991-5065
Voice mail (714) 490-7050.

Tracy Longo--guitar
Other personnel unknown.

Let's Eppelin--from Jyvaskyla, Finland. Formed in the late 1980s, tours Finland and Estonia. They've released two albums--an EP entitled _Promo EP_ and a full-length self-titled CD. The current lineup is: Jukka Viitasaari--guitar, Jorma Hietamaki--vocals, Pekka Lampinen--bass, Asko Vikki--drums.

More info on these bands would be appreciated.


39 - What's up with the Led Zeppelin tribute album?

It should be out in January 1995. Among the artists believed to be contributing are Tori Amos with Robert Plant ("Down By The Seaside"). 4 Non Blondes ("Misty Mountain Hop"), Helmet ("Custard Pie"), Rollins Band ("Four Sticks"), Lenny Kravitz, Tesla, Stone Temple Pilots, Sting, Cracker, Aerosmith, and Duran Duran. Tori Amos:

"It's very different. We do it kind of like `Riders in the Storm.' It was a jam, so it's eight minutes. He played guitar, I played piano, and two of the guys that are now in the band that he's in with Jimmy Page, this is the project they're doing together, the bass player and the drummer, who have been with Robert, I think, for a little while. Anyway, it was just kind of neato. I showed up, and we kind of rehearsed, and I threw in a section and he threw in a section that hadn't been in before. I kind of went, `God, I really want to do this part.' I thought the melody was different from what it was. In the shower, I always sang this different melody. But I was so married to it that I just made it my part. They rolled tape, and we were finished, and we all went and listened and said, `Where's the Indian takeout? This is finished.' It was kind of like -- it was so neat, because I waited all my life for that. So I stored up 20 years of estrogen. But that's coming out in January."

Artists that have apparently turned down the invitation include Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, and Soundgarden.


40 - All about _The Song Retains The Name_ (I & II).

The first is a collection of Zeppelin covers by rock/metal bands. It _may_ be available from:

Mad Rover Records
Dept. CZ,
Box 22243
Sacremento, CA 95822

Track listing:

Black Dog              The Royal Mixxers with KGIG and Konan
    	    	       Kelley
Living Loving Maid     Rich Hardesty & The Del Reys
 (She's Just A Woman)
Down By The Seaside    Robert Kuhlmann & Flying Boats
Good Times, Bad Times  Dalai Lamas
Four Sticks            Earwigs
Immigrant Song         Headface
In The Evening         Twice Shy
No Quarter             I Love Ethyl
What Is And What       Helen Keller Plaid
 Should Never Be
Houses Of The Holy     Fool Killers
Rock And Roll          Tent Poles

The second is on Safe House records, and available from them at:

Safe House
P.O. Box 5349
W. Lebanon, NH 03784-5349

Track listing:

Dancing Days	       Bad Livers
Misty Mountain Hop     7 Second
Houses Of The Holy     Folkadelic
Tangerine   	       When Skip Jack Tripped
Kashmir	    	       The Ordinaires
When The Levee Breaks  Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors
Out On The Tiles       Helen Keller Plaid
Trampled Underfoot     Michael Hall
The Wanton Song	       Whyos
D'yer Mak'er	       Alluring Strange
Friends	    	       Men and Volts
Ramble On   	       The Dusty Diamonds (featuring The
    	    	       Delevantes)
Misty Mountain Hop/The Elephant Walk (instrumental reprise)
    	    	       Hot Joe

41 - Who is Dread Zeppelin and how does the band feel about them?

Dread Zeppelin are a group of musicians playing rock/reggae, often covering Zeppelin and/or Elvis songs. Their albums (there are three) have contained progressively less Zeppelin content. They were, at the outset, extremely satirical in nature. Page hates them. Plant loves them. Jones' opinion has not been noted but is almost assuredly the same as Plant's.


42 - Did Jimmy Page invent bowing?

No. It was suggested to him by a session violinist (whose father was the actor David McCallum), but it had been done before. His bow work can be found on the Yardbirds track "Glimpses," and the Zeppelin songs "How Many More Times," "Dazed & Confused," and "In The Evening."


43 - What's this "theremin" thing that Jimmy Page uses?

This is the first device to use alternative means of interaction to produce...er...music (sort of). It was invented by Leo Theremin, a Russian living in England, in the 1930's, and was made popular in the 1960's by Sun Ra. The instrument produces sine-wave sounds by the beat frequencies between a reference RF oscillator and an oscillator tuned by the change in capacitance between a antenna and the performer's hands, arms or body caused by movement. The closer one comes to the antenna, the higher the capacitance and higher the pitch. Later versions of the instrument have volume control from a second antenna. Page uses the theremin live during "Whole Lotta Love" and "No Quarter," and occasionally elsewhere. It was also prominent in the studio version of "WLL".

The theremin is used at the beginning of Beach Boys' song "Good Vibrations". It is considered by many to be the first synthesizer.


44 - Is Jimmy Page a Satanist?

Jimmy Page is a collector of occult books and paraphenalia. He is interested in religion and spirituality to the extent that he considered "...getting a degree in theology." He was a devotee of Aleister Crowley, a famous English occultist (and, perhaps, Satanist) to the point of buying Crowley's old residence. He often quoted Crowley, most notably on the runoff matrix of _III_. So is he a Satanist? He says no, the band says no. There is no profit in further speculation.

Rumours persist that the band "sold their souls" to Satan in exchange for power, fame, wealth, etc., and that Jones was the only one to refuse. The various disasters which have befallen the band are often used to support this theory. However, there is absolutely no evidence for this, the band denies it, and in the words of Zeppelin biographer Charles Cross:

"Rereading these comments, while lying in a room that Jimmy Page, the person -- the human being -- once occupied, I can't believe the heartlessness, the meanness, the utter inhumanity of those remarks. From mud sharks to pacts with Satan, the public seems to suspend normal human empathy when talking about Led Zeppelin, accepting preposterous malice of the sort that would never be accepted if it were directed toward anyone outside of rock 'n' roll. Have you heard anyone describe a successful business executive as having sold his soul to Satan? Wouldn't we laugh this comment off instantly if applied to anyone else, anyone working in any other art form? Can one _really_ believe that a pact with Satan is possible, and if so isn't _that_ the big story here?"


45 - Are there backwards messages in "Stairway To Heaven"?

You're far from the first to ask. This rumor has persisted ever since a California committee of parents and religious leaders set out to prove that rock music was leading our children down the path to the devil. For reasons still unknown to rational minds, they decided to play some albums backwards, and professed to hear all sorts of messages in songs like Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust," anything and everything by Styx and ELO, Rush's "Anthem," the Stones' "19th Nervous Breakdown," Skynyrd's "Freebird," The Eagles' "Hotel California," and most notably the (at that point) most-requested rock song of all time, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven."

A definition is useful here -- "backmasking" is the process of either: 1) recording a backwards message on a track meant to be played forwards, or 2) the "hiding" of messages within forward phrases so that, when played backwards, another phrase is revealed.

So does backmasking exist? Andy Johns, the producer of _IV_, says that not only is "backmasking" a myth, but that there was no such nonsense while he was present. Certainly, since the advent of the "backmasking" scandal, groups such as ELO and Pink Floyd have used the technique to poke fun at people who would actually play records backwards. Most of the bands named in such accusations tend to ignore the outcry, for as Jones commented in _Rolling Stone_, there's absolutely no arguing someone out of something they really want to believe. But the idea of backmasking is uniformly considered ludicrous by musicians and producers alike, and they're the ones that would be responsible for the process.

Despite the denials of the people involved, let's assume that these messages do exist. Are they effective? If they were subliminal messages played _forward_, then scientists agree that the brain could and would process the information. But scientists are also convinced that the brain cannot decipher backwards information unless it is specifically engaged for that purpose. Therefore, even if backmasking _did_ exist, it would be useless. So much for Satanic intent.

And specifically, as regards "Stairway To Heaven" -- there are many messages that various groups have claimed to hear while playing the song backwards, but the most uniformly cited is the phrase "Here's to my sweet Satan." Not all listeners that hear backward phrases are in agreement here, however, and not even close to all who hear the song backwards hear any message at all. Many of those who do hear "something" dismiss it as a mere phonetic coincidence. And few of those who _do_ hear the actual message were unaware of the accusations against Zeppelin and "Stairway To Heaven" before they listened to the song. Therefore, overwhelming evidence supports the conclusion that such messages do not exist, and if they did they would be useless, and even if they weren't they are almost assuredly accidents aided by the power of suggestion. But still, this rumor will not die.

Often, a listener will comment, "I heard the message, and it's really there, but I think it's just an accident." This is faulty reasoning. If the message is a phonetic accident, then the message is not really "there"--instead, a series of sounds that are _similar_ to the phrase "here's to my sweet Satan" are all that are embedded in the lyrics. If the message _is_ really there, then it cannot be an accident, for a phonetic reversal of the lyrics ("There's still time to change the road you're on") does not produce the correct vowel and consonant sounds (even _given_ Plant's pronunciation) for the phrase in question. So unless one believes that the message is there on purpose (despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary), one _must_ conclude that the message is not "there"--purposefully or accidentally.

Perhaps it is relevant to note that the same committee that found "STH" to be Satanic in nature also claimed that the theme song from the "Mr. Ed" TV show is full of Satanic messages when played backwards.

When first presented with the charge, Swan Song issued this statement: "Our turntables play in only one direction." Shortly thereafter, Plant noted "...negativity of any kind is best ignored. Even asking that question encourages this kind of negative speculation. How could anyone sing backwards? It's complete bunkum--it can't be done. Only Americans would come up with something that ridiculous. [...] Why don't people take up swimming or squash if they're bored?"

Several years later, in a _Rolling Stone_ interview, the three surviving members of Zeppelin (assembled for interviews about the first boxed set) had this to say:

Page: "Well, I don't pass any comments on them..."

Plant: "I mean, who on earth would have ever thought of doing that in the first place? You've got to have a lot of time on your hands to even consider that people would do that. Especially with 'Stairway To Heaven.' I mean, we were so proud of that thing, and its intentions are so positive... I found it foul, the whole idea...but it's very American. Nowhere else in the world has anybody ever considered it, or been concerned or bothered at all about that. I figure if backward masking really worked, every album in the store would have 'Buy this album!' hidden on it."

Page: "You've got it, you've hit the nail on the head. And that's all there is to say about it."

Jones: "Of course it's fatal, you know, because you tend to wind these people up after a while. If you go around saying, 'Oh yes, if you play track eight at thirty-six rpm, you'll definitely hear a message,' they'll go right home and try it. English bands tend to be more ironic and sarcastic, and once they discovered the average lack of American irony and humour, it's just sitting ducks, really. You just sort of have to go for it."

(Sincere thanks to the MIT Psych. Dept., the MIT Brain & Cog. Sci. Dept., and the Boston Globe for assistance.)


END OF PART THREE


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