Led Zeppelin – The Ride: Test run video

Thursday, December 20, 2007 6:30 PM
Oh, I see!

So maybe all those crazy inversions, it might stand up to there hard rock name. No thats not true, you need all those inversions and some crazy ass drugs to live up to the name.

Amagine seeing that type of coaster in the sixties, well now that would be something even Led Zepplin couldn't deny.

I must respong to the batman, led zepplin caliber thing though. They are all fictional and make belief, and even Evil Knievel was a singled out man. He stood by himself and did absolutely insane and unpredictable stunts. I'm not trying to discriminate the band for having the coaster named behind them, just really wanted to know.

The ride is worth millions, not that led isn't, but to me its a pretty big deal to have an investment of the sort named after their band. *** Edited 12/20/2007 11:31:46 PM UTC by CoasterDiscern***

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:10 PM
There's one classic rock band that would fit in from Canada. I think there's a lot of great Rush material. A ride that plays "The Spirit of Radio" would be great, or one of those theatres with the moving seats set to "The Rhythm Method" drum solo from Neil Peart, or the "YYZ" instrumental would be awesome!

Neil Young's from Canada and he can rock out pretty hard at times (if you can stand his voice).

As of right now though, I don't see a Canadian section happening. I can't think of a whole lot of bands who were popular until the 80's/90's like Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, and Bare Naked Ladies. And please, don't anyone even suggest Nickelback.

And since I don't see an "Industrial Revolution" section happening anytime soon (we must not scare the parents and/or grandparents), that leaves out Numb, Frontline Assembly, and Skinny Puppy representing the Vancouver side.

Anyway, on the Led Zeppelin front, I saw a picture of Jimmy Page from their reunion concert and it frightened me. He looks old, like it's time to start thinking about the nursing home old. I love his quote though wondering why people came from 50 countries to see them. It shows humility.

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 8:53 PM
^Ok, ok, I won't go down that well worn path of making fun of Canadian artists; that would be a cheap shot. People makin fun of any kinda music, it's kinda lame. I'm finally realizing that.

I can make fun of ABBA all day long, or diss the Stones or Madonna for extreme greed (I used to be a HUGE stones fan...) but the music was so darn good, and still is, for the most part.

I'm suprised a Kiss coaster hasn't come into play, as someone mentioned earlier. I dunno if 'Strutter' would be a great song for a ride, but they sure have a lot of great songs that would work so well on a coaster. And it would be very colorfull, and effects, etc...

Walking down the exit song they'd play the disco song "I was made for loving you."

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:12 PM
^Ok, ok, I won't go down that well worn path of making fun of Canadian artists; that would be a cheap shot.

We can still make fun of Can-aay-dians, right? ;)

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 9:23 PM
^Moosh, you can make fun of anything!

I mean, just remember though, if you can't make fun of yourself, you can't make fun of anyone else. Ok, I'll get off my PSA high horse ;)

So whatsup with Ron Toomer? I'd really like to interview him sometime....

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:37 PM

CoasterDiscern said:
Oh, I see!

So maybe all those crazy inversions, it might stand up to there hard rock name. No thats not true, you need all those inversions and some crazy ass drugs to live up to the name.

Amagine seeing that type of coaster in the sixties, well now that would be something even Led Zepplin couldn't deny.

I must respong to the batman, led zepplin caliber thing though. They are all fictional and make belief, and even Evil Knievel was a singled out man. He stood by himself and did absolutely insane and unpredictable stunts. I'm not trying to discriminate the band for having the coaster named behind them, just really wanted to know.

The ride is worth millions, not that led isn't, but to me its a pretty big deal to have an investment of the sort named after their band.


What?

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 10:39 PM
^Well, it's really nothing new. I mean, look at some coaster names: Aerosmith, Batman, Robin, Spiderman, Hulk; It's all pretty hokey if u ask me, but we've grown to accept it.
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Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:20 PM
Ride ops would make a good research population for "evaluation of annoyance phenomena in the perception of continuously repeating music loops".
No really - the piece they chose for this coaster will suck in no time if you ask me, because the rhythm changes too much.
I guess things like Riddler's ever-repeating "Equador" Euro-Disco-Groove - horryfying as it may seem to be exposed to for hours on end - is something that can be forgotten an blocked form consciousness much more easily.
There is a classical composition btw. called "Vexation" by Erik Satie that repeats 840 times and runs for about 18h continuously. *** Edited 12/21/2007 8:04:22 PM UTC by superman***
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Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:24 PM
Well... When I was a sought after, respected, 'original Blue Streak' employee for 2 years.. I can't tell you how sick I got of "jimmy jimmy coco pop" and "Kokomo." And those were played on the midway, with like 5 other songs.

There's gonna be some pissy ride ops! Even to narrow it down to one band, that's just "Hero Worship" if you ask me...

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:32 PM
Vater asked What?

Good...I'm glad I wasn't the only one who couldn't make sense of CoasterDiscern's post. Shall we call in Gator to translate?

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Thursday, December 20, 2007 11:56 PM
^Huh?

'GWAR' the ride. Now that would be the bomb. It would rock and you would learn something at the same time :)

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Friday, December 21, 2007 4:14 AM

J7G3 said:
Well, heck, as far as overrated overbloated 'POP' bands go, Aerosmith would be my pick (pun, yes).


Couldn't resist this one.

Get Your Wings

Aerosmith

Toys in the Attic

Rocks

Draw the Line

Honkin on Bobo

Their catalog goes beyond Just Push Play and Nine Lives, and their biggest hit was not "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing".

And c'mon. "Diamond" Dave over the Demon of Screamin Mr. Steven Tyler? I've read Dr. Suess books with more compelling words than 100% of Van Halen's lyrics. ;)

How about an Arrow Half-Pipe named Chinese Democracy?

*** Edited 12/21/2007 9:36:59 AM UTC by BullGuy***

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Friday, December 21, 2007 6:58 AM

J7G3 said:
Well, heck, as far as overrated overbloated 'POP' bands go, Aerosmith would be my pick (pun, yes).

I mean, how about Van Halen? I mean, if ur gonna go big ego arena rock, do it right!

(This is all just opinion folks, Id take Ramones, X, original Misfits, Blondie, Damned or Plasmatics any day over all these big bands...)

Crap, whabout the Who!!!!???

I really thing the Van Halen classics stand up better compared to the screamin Aerosmith... And I've heard that ride really isn't all that good...


LOL
Van Halen over Aerosmith huh?

Thank god you are not a talent scout! Awful, just awful!

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Friday, December 21, 2007 7:02 AM

Rob Ascough said:
At least Elton John is okay to listen to, being completely straight and all ;)

Stupid conservatives... I wish someone could explain to me why an artist is "bad" because he/she is gay. Something tells me I'll be rolling my eyes...


Who said anybody who is gay is a bad artist? Random thought!

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Friday, December 21, 2007 8:39 AM

J7G3 said:
There is this great conservative site (well, great meaning rediculous) that lists bands your kids should NOT listen to. And they say all this "he's gay" and crap like that.

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Friday, December 21, 2007 10:49 AM

Mamoosh said:
Vater asked What?

Good...I'm glad I wasn't the only one who couldn't make sense of CoasterDiscern's post. Shall we call in Gator to translate?


Yeah, I was beginning to think I was the only one. The words look English, but I swear for a minute I was convinced I was reading Swahili.

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Friday, December 21, 2007 11:16 AM
No, I think it was just Canadian.

-Nate

(Eh?)

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Friday, December 21, 2007 11:29 AM
OK....CD, please take this in the vein in which it's intended...all in fun, here! :)

CoasterDiscern said:
Oh, I see!

So maybe all those crazy inversions, it might stand up to there hard rock name. No thats not true, you need all those inversions and some crazy ass drugs to live up to the name. Amagine seeing that type of coaster in the sixties, well now that would be something even Led Zepplin couldn't deny. I must respong to the batman, led zepplin caliber thing though. They are all fictional and make belief, and even Evil Knievel was a singled out man. He stood by himself and did absolutely insane and unpredictable stunts. I'm not trying to discriminate the band for having the coaster named behind them, just really wanted to know. The ride is worth millions, not that led isn't, but to me its a pretty big deal to have an investment of the sort named after their band.

The rest...well, the looney IS worth more than the dollar, so consider all the other words "exchange rate pocket change".

Happy Holidaze y'all! :)

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Friday, December 21, 2007 11:37 AM
^Awesome. :) Makes perfect sense now.
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Friday, December 21, 2007 2:59 PM
Sorry guys. As you all know christmas is only a few days away and I really dont have the time for impressing others with my grammer skills (apparently I have none) right now. No offense or anything, but if your not satisfied with my post, I cant help you. I only have time for one post a day, and as cheesy as that is, its true.

Tell me what you really didn't like about my post and I will further explain myself to help solve the issue.

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