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Re: Tapes not Zep? Bollicks!

I thought it was meant as a <wink wink> disclaimer to any authorities who may
hassle you.  In the wake of the Ballentine site (Sorry, Chris), and the problems
some people in Europe have had with customs, why not?  If need be, we could be a
list of zeppelin tribute bands fans!  Instead of The Earls Court video....we
trade a video of a tribute band in a dark hall recreating the Earls Court
experience.  Like when you were in school, and you'd go on a field trip to an
"authentic colonial village".  Well...those pilgrims drove home from work that
night...and that Earls Court tribute video is so dark and glitchy because of a
shitty SECAM/PAL/NTSC transfer.  That's right.  How could we possibly have
authentic recordings?  They were never released!

Jim Berry wrote:

> >>I believe if you didn't hear it with your own ears and verify it with your
> >own eyes as a personal witness then you're a fool if you don't clarify
> >>those recording labels and references you've got hanging around.
> Hmmmm.. that's a pretty shaky statement on a lot grounds. There is such a
> thing as circumstantial evidence. It can establish truth beyond a reasonable
> doubt.
> Do you really believe that somebody can copy another musician and you would
> not be able to tell? I would have to say no. Another musician may be able to
> a good/perfect job for a substantial portion of a piece of music but there
> is just no way to reproduce another players style completely. Every musician
> plays in their own way, a musical fingerprint. It is unique to the player.
> That 'fingerprint' coupled with the other evidence (set list, verification
> that a show took place on the correct day, Plantations, etc.) make a pretty
> strong circumstantial case. In fact, a strong enough case that it would
> stand up in most any court in the world and would be enough to convince most
> reasonable people as to the truthfulness of the claim.
> I've never seen the moon in person. But from the circumstantial evidence I
> have every reason to believe the Apollo moon landing did happen. All I have
> is circumstantial evidence, but it is enough for me to believe that the
> pictures I see are real not just some mock-up in a movie studio.
> By similar reasoning I believe the tapes I have heard are really Led
> Zeppelin despite not witnessing the shows in person. Labeling them "somebody
> similar to Zeppelin" would be a falsehood, not claiming them to be genuine.
> Jim