i bet u dont know how he got the name led zepplin. well they went to this recording studio and performed for this guy and he said "If you ever make it to stardon ull go down like a led zepplin" led zeppin! zepplin is like a blimp or something
>>By Led Zed (Tuesday, 27 May 2003 22:06)
zepplin did for rock what slicing did to bread. There's no doubt about it that theyre the best rock band ever. There are better guitarists than page, better drummers than bohnam and better singers than plant but their bands lack the depth and pure soul of zeppelin. I hear a lot of people saying guns and roses are better but all though slash is more technical guitarist it is just crappy anthem rock. and don't even get me started on the state of music today . There never was and never will be a rival to zeppelin
>>By punk suks (Friday, 6 Jun 2003 15:41)
How can you even compare any other band to Led Zeppelin. No band, literally, is in the same league as Zeppelin. People who listen to punk music that try to compare zeppelin to their shitty bands don't have a fucking clue about music. If you saw this new dvd, you would change your perspective about music. My philosophy is that any regular joe with no talent in music can play punk, but it takes real music talent to play rock and roll. The only reason why punk music is popular is because their is a market for horrible music. I hate these panzies that think zeppelin's popularity is dying because it's actually gaining MORE POPULARITY. I heard this interview with robert plant and somebody told him about all these new bands, and these shitty bands had zeppelin as an inspiration to their music. Robert Plant responded by saying something like, well if I'm responsible for the music that is out today, that's sad and pathetic because basically the music sucks. I love Robert
Plant. No guitarist can match up to Jimmy Page past, or present. No bassist can match up with John Paul Jones past or present and I think nobody can play the mandolin or organ like Jonesy. Robert Plant, in my opinion, has got the greastest voice. John Henry Bonham, there is nobody on drums like him today or in the past. Even the great Keith Moon introduced Bonham as the greatest rock n roll drummer of all time.
If anybody as an objection, I have to hear this.
Currently with all time sales, Led Zeppelin is number 1, the Beatles are number 2 and garth brooks is number 3.
>>By zeppelinfanbret (Monday, 9 Jun 2003 01:41)
>>By president (Tuesday, 10 Jun 2003 03:28)
Omg the song stairway to heavan really gives me this odd feeling. Its almost liek the song is medival. But its just so meaningful! I love it:D
>>By led zed (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 06:10)
What are the best songs by led Zeplin? Trying to put together a CD for my boy. Thanks
>>By Sarah (Monday, 23 Jun 2003 04:36)
LOL my fav zep songs have to be, the song remains the same and stairway to heaven. The only band that can match Led Zep are Queen.
>>By Led zep fan (Monday, 30 Jun 2003 00:10)
Truely the greatest and most influential band of all time. Continuing to awe youngsters like((15) generations after there records first hit the market. I can appretiate jimmy's solos, being a guitarist myself. It is unbleleiveable what he could do with his axe and pick. I love plant's voice and pure music loving quality. Bonhams early departure from life was a true tragety to rock, but he made a lasting impression one all the zeppelin albums. And john paul jones was very memerable. playing mandolin, bass, keyboard. Without him there was no band. rock and rock, and life in general is forever in debted to zeppelin for filling our ears and hearts with joy. Thank You Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham!
>>By Nick (Monday, 30 Jun 2003 04:03)
No one has mentioned led zeppelin's kashmir which builds up in a way that Ravels
great piece of music by Led
>>By mister-e (Sunday, 6 Jul 2003 05:17)
I've been playing Stairway to Heaven on my guitar for 17 years now, but still the songs moves me like the first time and still there's new thing to explore.
If you had a way to turn back time somehow, let me know and I'll bring Led Zep here now to teach all the bimbos and priks of today's music business to learn from the master.
>>By darth V (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 10:40)
The best songs, in my opinion are:
Stairway to heaven
The song remains the same
Over the hills and far away
street corner girl
The rain song
Hope that helps sarah
>>By Artemis (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 01:38)
Led Zeppelin. Oh. My god.
The first song I listened to was maybe two years ago when I heard the beginning and went to some pop station. I WAS AN IDIOT BACK THEN!!! I just got my first Led Zeppelin album How the West was Won and I can now say that heaven has spoken.
>>By SoccerFreak (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 03:22)
Led Zep's music was the early beginning of heavy metal. While the beatles were taking elements of Rhythm and Blues, they went to back to the original blues(one man with one guitar) and tranformed somewhat old blues into the music that the teenagers of that time would like. Someone might say Jimmy Hendrix was the beginning of heavy metal, but "stairway to heaven" was the song that changed sound of r&r forever.
I feel that there aren't many resources around that really talks about musical stuff of Led Zep besides saying they were the best bands and stuff. Jimmy Page also adopted lots of elements of classical guitar(listen to "baby I'm gonna leave you" it has same chord structure as Beethoven's "moonlight sonata")If anyone reads this, more interested in learning about Led Zep's music and discuss it, leave a message here, and i'll try to get back to you.
>>By Premere rock (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 10:41)
wow, zeppelin is the best. i remember when i first heard that song,Stairway to Heaven, it just wiped any anger, sorrow, or any other bad emotion right away. That song has, i believe, a deeper meaning than anyone other than zeppelin can truly grasp. Just hearing that song makes my eyes tear up, and i almost never cry! That was the very first song i learned on my gituar. i consider that song a part of my life, as well as zeppelin.
Premere rock is right about it being the first Heavy metal. i had justplayed some iron maiden before i heard Stairway, and i did notice a small connection to some of their slower songs.
>>By inu-onjj-chan (Sunday, 20 Jul 2003 00:27)
Lets go crash da mall and give da finger to old fartz!!!!
>>By KornKid666 (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 18:57)
K, KornKid666 is a loser. Led Zeppelin is great. The old music is probably the best there is. Korn are just dumb. There lyrics have no point! I am a 12 year old who likes Led Zeppelin and he probably wrote better music then you could ever write or listen to.
>>By Jane (Friday, 25 Jul 2003 19:10)
This is one band that I can actually sit back and listen to their entire catalog without skipping songs.
Jimmy Page is one of the all time best guitar players, all of his techniques and styles made him what he is , a legend.
John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) a classic performer in every way, can play the Keyboards, a Cello, a Bass, a Guitar, the flute, the mandolin and more.
Robert Plant he had some good vocals in his days, but because of his beliefs has become a bit of a recluse and kinda wierd.
John Henry Bonham, well what can be said but this guy was the best drummer in Rock N Roll, Period.
Jimmy Page is the reason I started playing guitar, and I have to thank my friend Pete for introducing me to the music of Led Zeppelin.
and for the fans of Led Zeppelin, it is rumored that there will be two more box sets this fall, let's hope it's true.
Thank you for letting me post this, and keep on Rocking.
>>By eyeh8icp (Sunday, 10 Aug 2003 03:58)
Led Zeppelin are great. My brother listens to them alot so I do to.
>>By Jane (Monday, 8 Sep 2003 01:53)
>>By Jane (Tuesday, 9 Sep 2003 05:12)
Although I was never a big Zepplin fan it was impossible not to keep track of their progress and perambulations. They certainly produced as many classic riffs as any band. I have always thought it curious that a number of grunge & alt rock bands coming out of the late 1980's and early '90's thought so highly of L.Z. Could someone - presumably half my age - please comment on this?
>>By Persevere (Tuesday, 16 Sep 2003 16:01)
I am sorry, I am half your age, listened to grunge begin 90ties, but don't understand why they were all so mad about LZ.. I like the band, but surely do appreciate bands like the WHO, Pink Floyd Country Joe etc etc etc or artists like Jimi Hendrix better and see them as more influential then Zepellin... not saying that LZ is band to forget, I prefer others better..
I think what was so influential for Grunge in Led Zepellin was the heavier leaning on chords, mostly dark chords, interwoven with lighter guitar work around the heavy base, because that is what also comes back in bands as PJ, and soundgarden... But otherwise I just recogn, it was th record collection of their parents which made Led Zepelin so influential; with this generation... and that's probably why I don't see it as well, cause my father doesn't have any led zepellin, and does have the Who, Pink Floyd, etc etc etc etc.....
>>By Campking (Tuesday, 16 Sep 2003 16:11)
I am probably half Persevere's age too....
I really only discovered true rock and roll music when I started listening to Pearl Jam. I very rapidly realised that this kind of music was what I had been looking for through my whole adoloescence, and understood why the crap that was played om the radio was so unsatisfying.
I discovered 70's music when I started listening to the Who, (because they are one of Pearl Jam's, especially Vedder's, greatest influences). I liked them, but I was still looking for something more, something with bigger, hairier balls and a more bluesy sound. That's when I discovered Zeppelin. From the first listening it took me about 12 months to collect all of their albums and a few bits and pieces of live stuff. This was what I had been looking for. I can listen to Zeppelin non-stop for hours and hours. They are the essense of rock music. I think the reason the inspired so many of the grunge bands of the 80's and 90's was the fact that they could play music just for the joy of music itself. The energy of an extended, improvised Zeppelin jam is what all those grunge bands were looking for.
Pearl Jam found it when I saw them play in Brisbane in February this year. They played a 9 minute version of Crazy Mary, with a huge 3 or 4 minute jam session at the end led by Mike McCready. It was magical. I just wish I could ave been there to see Zeppelin do the same thing.
>>By ScottyG (Sunday, 2 Nov 2003 06:45)
I saw PJ in Sydney. They were pretty good. I didn't get the floor though so could have been better.
I dunno about any music before I was born. What's the best Led Zep album to get? The one with stairway to heaven?
>>By ftad (Sunday, 2 Nov 2003 10:04)
>>By CALI2COLORADI (Sunday, 2 Nov 2003 19:42)
HAS ANYONE HEARD ABOUT THE "SHARK" INCIDENT??? :)
>>By CALI2COLORADI (Sunday, 2 Nov 2003 19:43)
Jesus, I'm so tired of people talking about "Stairway to Heaven" being a profound piece of poetry genius. Plant and Page both admitted that half of it was a string of random images they strung together during an acid trip, and it has absolutely no unified theme, lyrically. There are images of fantasy in the song ("There's a feeling I get, when I look to the West, and my spirit is crying for leaving," "In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking," and "And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forest will echo with laughter" are all Lord of the Rings references, but so is half of that album), and certainly connected *motifs*, but NOT THEMES. There's a difference. The genius of Stairway lies in the epic sound, the instrumentation, and its representation of the band's inherent ability to compose a piece of music, the progeny of which will permanently strive to accomplish what their forefather did, and forever fall short of attainment.
If you want a "meaningful" song, check out "Kashmir," which, although it may have been written while Page and Plant were slightly inebriated (as was all-too-often the case), was not composed when they were heavily intoxicated. "Kashmir" is the song that best represents Zeppelin's legacy, in my opinion, and it just so happens that Jimmy Page is quoted as agreeing. You know, something that really bothers me is that people confuse ability with talent. They're closely related, but not the same thing. There are guitarists, bassists, drummers, and vocalists who are probably more *talented* than Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham, and Robert Plant, but that doesn't make them more *able*. Ability is the actual realization of one's talent, and nobody...I repeat, NOBODY has even scraped the fucking surface of Zeppelin's ability.
And that is why I say that, Jimmy Page, in all his unsurpassable and infinite ability and wisdom, should have known better than to use ANY of his music with one such as PDiddy (or whatever the hell he calls himself), much less his personal pride and joy, "Kashmir." For that one, Page will surely burn in hell for eternity, for it was the ultimate sellout. It changes nothing with reference to his ability, but I say that his soul is tainted for eternity, and he's beyond God's help!
*Removes himself from the soapbox*
>>By Feanor (Tuesday, 4 Nov 2003 20:50)
MY DEAREST FEANOR: i wish icouldve been there to kick u off the soapbox earlier!HA!! anyhow no ill feelings, just dont try to come off sounding like you fuckin know it all, that i cannot stand, look how much room u took up!!!damn! but yes, too many jock stairway...funny you mention kashmir cuz my mom used to blast her hippy music since i was little, so it was always just THERE, but one nite, i was trying tofall asleep, but the woman had the three disc greatest hits blasted again...and song after damn song, i couldnt fall asleep, but when kashmir came on, all i had to listen to was the song itself, laying in my dark room...i was hooked every since, n its still, after ten years!my favorite song in the world. the violins were what hooked me....just purple n greeen colors come to mind when i hear that song, or even think about it,,,,LOOK HOW MUCH ROOM I TOOK UP!!!HAAHA, oh well, peace!!w/b if you wanna talksome.later@!
>>By CALI2COLORADI (Thursday, 6 Nov 2003 03:27)
What I lack in succinctness, CALI2COLORADI, you lack tenfold in eloquence =P.
>>By Feanor (Monday, 10 Nov 2003 14:29)
i love led zeppelin
>>By 4Radio2Head0 (Thursday, 27 Nov 2003 01:31)
I first heard Led Zep 1 when my mate rang me up, said "You gotta hear this!", cranked up his old man's stereo system and held out the phone so I could hear it RIGHT NOW, it was that urgent. Went to buy the album and the person in front of me bought it, and the person after me bought it. Still like the first 3 albums the best. I liked the blues roots, but the way they took that music and magnified it, and stretched it just blew me away. I like other musics as well now, but it always amazes me how many younger people are still getting into LZ. I can see from above how much they do. Turn it up!
>>By flamencoprof (Saturday, 29 Nov 2003 09:28)
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