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SAFE SEX with JIMMY PAGE

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Live at Heartbreak Hotel, Ibiza, San Antonio, Spain - August 4, 1986


Play list:
1. I JUST WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU
2. TABACCO ROAD
3. INSTRUMENTAL
4. BABY PLEASE DON'T GO
5. WHITE SUMMER
6. LUCILLE
7. HEARTBREAK HOTEL
8. MONEY

I got a special offering from graphic designer Mark Goldsworthy who made the poster of "SAFE SEX with JIMMY PAGE". So I'll introduce this special band with some photos (taken by Mark, very rare!) and original poster of this gig. Jimmy played with jam band named "SAFE SEX (Jason Bonham on Drums, Mike Thompsom on Vocals and Dennis De Bass on bass)", they played at Heartbreak Hotel, Ibiza, San Antonio, Spain in 1986 ("Heartbreak Hotel" is the Nightclub owned by Phil Carson, who was once Atlantic Records man, also famous as guest bass player on many ZEPP's gigs). Then, I have a bootleg source from this gig, Jimmy played famous telecaster with string bender (except on "White Summer", he played Dan Electro on this song). The songs they played were almost all R&R classics like "I just wanna make love to you" or "Money", they were generally played as an encore by THE FIRM (they broke up few months before this gig). Phil Carson played Bass on "Lucille", they also played "Heartbreak Hotel", perhaps a tribute to this club. Mark told me the interesting story about the poster of this gig.
"Here's the story of the two posters: I made the first one using a copy of a photo of Jimmy given to me by Jenny Carson (Phil's wife). This was printed and delivered to Heartbreak. Jimmy freaked when he eventually saw it, for two reasons; One, he wanted the band name biggest. Two, he hated the photo. Jimmy sweats a lot when he plays and he didn't approve of a sweaty photo, a personal thing. I thought it looked OK, a little sweat, pay yer dues, all that. Sooo, panic. Jenny got another photo sent out from London and I had 2hrs to re-make the the poster." I recognized that final version's photo is from the "ARMS Concert US Tour" (boot video of this concert available, Jimmy with same costume), and rejected one is form "Knebworth 1979". I asked Mark where did the band's name, "SAFE SEX" come from? "Probably because at that time the AIDS thing was really getting known, just a guess", I agree with him on it. Also he remembered that R.Plant was at Ibiza year before this gig to film the video for "Sea of Love" (Mark got to contribute one small scene for it. he said "R.Plant was real gentleman"). Ibiza was a popular place for Page and Plant at this time.
Anyway, these stories and pictures of "SAFE SEX" are great discovery for any ZEPP's fan, I believe. Thanks Mark!

*STAGE and POSTER PICS by Mark Goldsworthy.

Safe Sex with Jimmy Page poster

Designed by Mark Goldsworthy (1986)


This is an official poster (final edition).
Featuring band's name "SAFE SEX" bigger.



Rejected poster (first edition)


I like this version very much. Nice design!
I suspected that Jimmy hated this face?



-BOOTLEG CD-
Jimmy Page with Safe Sex


Bootleg CD of this gig.
The photo is the not from this show,
it's from "Les Paul's birthday party".

 



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