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    Default Why no harmonica on "The Full Bug" live

    Nice to hear "The Full Bug" at shows during this tour, but I wonder why Roth doesn't use the harmonica during the tune. He did play the mouth harp on the 2007/08 tour. Odd to hear Eddie go right into a solo where the harmonica part is. It's sorta like if Zep did "Nobody's Fault But Mine" live without Plant's harmonica Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
    Nice to hear "The Full Bug" at shows during this tour, but I wonder why Roth doesn't use the harmonica during the tune. He did play the mouth harp on the 2007/08 tour. Odd to hear Eddie go right into a solo where the harmonica part is. It's sorta like if Zep did "Nobody's Fault But Mine" live without Plant's harmonica Thoughts?
    Yeah, I miss the harmonica too. I also miss the acoustic intro to the song from the studio version that they played maybe 3 times at the very beginning of the 1982 when The Full Bug was in the encore slot. Most of all, they need to better exploit the break late in the song as they do here at 1:55:


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    Better question for me.....why no backing vocals on Hang'em High?

    I know the recorded version only has Dave double tracking his voice, but live Mike would sing backing vocals, and I thought it sounded better than the record.

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    Excellent video. They were the best of the best.
    Right here I say....

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    Dave has asthma. I read it in another thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Dave has asthma. I read it in another thread.
    and you believe everything you read ? it's an opinion , no doctor said that
    or Dave did a statement or so ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Dave has asthma. I read it in another thread.
    Maybe he's doing the wrong kind of inhaling...
    Dave he said " Them motherf%#kers are out of line"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    Dave has asthma. I read it in another thread.
    and you believe everything you read ? it's an opinion , no doctor said that
    or Dave did a statement or so ?



    To answer the original question: I simply think Dave cannot control his breathing like he could in his twenties. He has smoked way too many cigarettes in his lifetime (does he still smoke? If he does, that's a bad decision for someone whose career is all about his voice). Singing has a lot to do with the control of inhaling and exhaling. I believe this is why he sometimes can't keep up in a song like "China Town" and explains why there is no way he could blow harmonica through the solo of "Hang 'Em High" without gasping afterwards, "That's it, folks, show's over!" Otherwise, why wouldn't he be playing the harmonica solo? It would kick ass like the original and get a rousing reaction from the crowd.

    Also, on what song did Dave play mouth harp on for the 2007-2008 tour? I have no recollection of that and I saw two shows that tour. If he did, a mouth harp is a completely different instrument as far as breath is concerned when compared to a harmonica.

    Disclaimer: The above discourse is pure speculation and opinion. It has no basis in fact. Viewer discretion advised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy View Post
    and you believe everything you read ? it's an opinion , no doctor said that
    or Dave did a statement or so ?
    It's true Sammy, I read it in the other thread too. If two people read the same thing and comment on it, it's friggin' true!!!

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    Whose got healthier lungs. Sam or Dave?

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    Cause Ed plays a killer solo during that part instead.
    I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CLICK!

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    get rid of this dude..
    I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' CLICK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontcow View Post
    Also, on what song did Dave play mouth harp on for the 2007-2008 tour? I have no recollection of that and I saw two shows that tour. If he did, a mouth harp is a completely different instrument as far as breath is concerned when compared to a harmonica.
    My bad, not a mouth harp, a harmonica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark7 View Post
    My bad, not a mouth harp, a harmonica.
    That was my pet name for an old ex girlfriend I had. Ok, not really but it will be for my future ex girlfriend..
    FULL TIME LURKER

 

 

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