Led Zeppelin


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Feanor makes a good point. I agree that Kashmir was the best of their songs but somtimes it's hard to pick favorites.

I also want CALI2COLORADI to die. That's the dumbest post I've ever had the misfortune of reading. Jimmy Page can reach salvation only by slaying him.

>>By Metal Immortal of Valhalla   (Tuesday, 9 Dec 2003 00:25)

I was a fan of Zepplin ever since the Zoso (Zepplin IV) album. I for one also believe that while Stairway To Heaven is a great song, It is most definately over-rated. Misty Mountain Hop & Black Dog are among my favorites from the album. I also love Dazed & Confused and many more cuts from the earlier albums. Cool hippie shYt

>>By visuals   (Wednesday, 10 Dec 2003 03:39)

i love zepe its quite annoyin coz no one my age knows how they are let alone like em....but i love em!!!

>>By evil_queen   (Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 10:03)

You know what's crazy about "Stairway to Heaven"... it sounds to my ears very close to the song "You Never Give Me Your Money" by The Beatles!!! HAs no one else realized this? Both songs are about greed. Both songs start off slow and end with guitar solos that are very similar - maybe a few notes away from each other all in all. This is proven by the cover of "Stairway to Heaven" by the band Dread Zeppelin - they incorporated the Stairway to Heaven main guitar riff into their cover of "The End" by the Beatles! To realize this yourself, find a copy of the Dread Zeppelin album "The Fun Sessions". If you didn't know, Dread Zeppelin was a 1990s reggae Zep cover band with a fat Elvis impersonator as the lead singer. Hilarious! Plus they really knew their music to make this kind of connection... it makes more sense to know Robert Plant is a huge fan of Elvis Presley.. so there you go.. Zep has Beatle-like melodies and chord progressions (Jimmy Page comes from that era), and they borrowed a lot of great blues riffs and amplified them very loud!

>>By SulfurFury   (Thursday, 18 Dec 2003 20:02)


>>By totally_disturbed1   (Sunday, 11 Jan 2004 01:51)

i think one of their cleverest jokes is in the song D'yer Maker's title....as it's properly pronounced like jer-maker...or as a really blunt cockney accent might say the word jamaica...with the song's reggae-ish beat it gave me a laugh the first time my brother clued me in on the connection

my favourite led zeppelin song has to be either Ramble On (which was covered AMAZINGLY WELL by keller williams) or Bring It On Home...when that distorted guitar cuts in right after the blues intro the hair on the back of my neck stands up every time i hear it

oh and for all you nymphos out there....and i know you're out there....try doin it to When the Levee Breaks...its got a great beat...you won't be disappointed ;)

>>By guitar_solo   (Sunday, 18 Jan 2004 07:55)

love led zepplin but generally find myslef despising their hard core fans because they frequently cannot see beyond the band and into the genius of other artists and genres

>>By firehorse157   (Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 09:48)

i love led zeppelin, agree with firehorse and my favopirte zeppelin song is ramble on
i used to try and not like zeppelin becuase ALL my friends so, but that song got me hooked and i relaly just couldnt help myself

>>By snoockerdoodle   (Wednesday, 11 Feb 2004 00:47)

is joni mitchell the female voice heard in the Battle of Evermore? It certainly sounds like her...

>>By guitar_solo   (Thursday, 12 Feb 2004 01:35)

guitar_solo, that is Sandy Denny on 'Battle of Evermore', British folk-rock singer. Was in Fairport Convention, worked with Strawbs. (She's also got vocal credits on Led Zep 1, but not sure where.)

>>By flamencoprof   (Friday, 13 Feb 2004 17:02)

I never noticed a female voice in that song. Are you all insane or am I just not observant?

>>By Set - Amentet   (Friday, 13 Feb 2004 22:15)

guitar solo-- nah that was Plant doing his stuff; SURELY? A great band though. Saw them at Knebworth many moons ago. However there are other bands of genius.

>>By hiflydi   (Monday, 16 Feb 2004 19:23)

My all time fav has to be The Lemon song , but love others (well all ledzep work but to name others) - no quarter , tangerine , i'm gonna crawl , and of course The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair. Hey Hey is very good as well and Over the hills and far away -> show me a band today that can match this kind of work . Long live Zep in the hearts that love them - cheers to the best band in the world

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>>By mystic_beans   (Tuesday, 1 Jun 2004 17:35)

'No Quarter' has got to be one of my all time favourites. Especially the live version from the Song Remains the Same soundtrack. Love the distorted guitar riff and the organ, and in the live version Page absolutley rips up and down the fretboard in the solos. Amazingly moving blues solos. As fas as I'm concerned Jimmy Page is one of the greatest geniuses ever to walk this earth.

>>By ScottyG   (Friday, 16 Jul 2004 08:07)

Led Zeppelin has soo many good songs! Some of my favourite are: Stairway to Heaven ( thats a givin ), The Battle Of Evermore, Bring It On Home, All Of My Love, D'yer Maker, Rock And Roll and Misty Mountain Hop. Accually, a few years back my older brother played misty mountain hop and i loved it, and ever since ive been listening to zeppelin. There great!

>>By Jane   (Saturday, 17 Jul 2004 06:49)

lots of good songs in the zeppelin catelogue, but if i had to choose a favourite it would be...wait for it....in my time of dying. great guitar, and the vocals are very sorrowful.
i've been listening to zeppelin for about fifteen years now, and when you're into something that long, you kinda get a little disinterested. but my lovely wife bought me the led zeppeling dvd last year, and wow!!!!!! It makes you realize how truly great they were. Stage presence with no supporting props. just four guys groovin'. And to people who don't think that bonzo was a greatest drummer, just look at moby dick live, and you'll become a believer.

>>By r.t.   (Friday, 23 Jul 2004 11:51)

Has anyone heard the song "Over the hills and Far Away"? I love that song. It's got great lyrics and is an amazing musical piece. It's also very fun to play on the guitar.

>>By happiness...man   (Sunday, 25 Jul 2004 00:59)

Stairway To Heaven is my favorite Zeppelin song. Now, I know many people think the song is overrated. I used to be one of them. But after letting the brilliance sink in from the song. You have to believe it's their best song (with an honorable mention to Kashmir). There is no definate meaning to the song, it's left to be figured out by the listener. In my mind this is a song of greed, spirtual perfection, and hope. It talks of a lady who believes in materal posessions. It says there are two paths (I take that to mean there is greed, and spirtual perfection). The lady in the song choices greed, but there is still hope for you (the listener). This all is described here:
(The lady chooses greed)
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold
(There is still hope for you)
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last

In addition to all that, the guitar solo by Page is terrific. The way the song builds up momentum is fantastic as well. And above all, its really hard to get tired of this song.

>>By GetTheLedOut   (Thursday, 2 Sep 2004 04:03)

Black Dog, that's their best song....

>>By CHARLOS   (Thursday, 2 Sep 2004 04:52)

Thats awesome GetTheLedOut. When I listen to stairway to heavan, im still not sure what it means, but i think its a great song. I've never thought it was over rated!

>>By Jane   (Friday, 3 Sep 2004 07:29)


>>By Jane   (Monday, 6 Sep 2004 23:41)

Stairway to Heaven is an amazing song, I've heard it a million times and it never gets tired!

>>By Green Mountain Boys   (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 05:10)

They have made references to Lord of the Rings in their music, mentioning our friend Gollum

>>By Green Mountain Boys   (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 05:11)

Everyone talks about their "classics" which always sound on most stations and certainly they are very good, but Zep really has some great jewels not so well known but as good or even better than the material most commonly broadcasted. Here is my list of favorites. Let me know what you think.
Lemmon Song - Since I've Been Loving You - Four Sticks - How Many More Times - Ramble On - Battle of Evermore - That's The Way - No Quarter - The Song Remains The Same, etc.
Twenty four years ago they disbanded but they're still alive and their music will be admired and enjoyed generation after generation.

>>By RYKKO   (Monday, 20 Sep 2004 00:05)

Ramble On gets a good deal of playing time on the stations local to me. Same for The Lemon Song and No Quarter. However, the rest of those fall right into the catagory you were describing. I pray for the day Zeppelin may get back together, despite the nearly microscopic odds. John Paul Jones seems to hold resentment with Page and Plant ever since they went touring together but didn't invite him. And Page seems more content to just live out his life as normally as possible for him. But not all hope is lost. Jason Bonham (in case you didn't know/figure out from the name, Jason Bonham is the son of John Bonham) has become a very good drummer, and is more than willing to drum for the rest of the group. Page still has it in him to play guitar at the level he did back during their touring days, and Plant still has the same voice he did when they broke up in 1980. I've seen many other classic rock groups reform not only to play their old classics, but to record new material. I think I speak for all Zeppelin fans that new material would be welcomed warmly.

>>By GetTheLedOut   (Thursday, 30 Sep 2004 00:42)

They Rock. No matter what anyone says. They just purely rock. So many classic songs. I recently started liking the song called ' what is and what should never be ' WOOOT!

>>By Jane   (Sunday, 10 Oct 2004 05:04)

I happen to think that the two most influentail groups of the 20th century are the Beatles and Led Zeppelin. The beatles because, well because they're the Beatles nuff said.But Zep because they are the fathers of a whole offshoot of rock. They single handedly created hard rock. And as far as I can tell no band has duplicated the imagination originality and focused energy the had. I dont mean a copy band or sound alike. I mean where are the Led Zeppelins of today?

>>By TheWalruswasPaul   (Monday, 11 Oct 2004 03:49)

Indeed. I wish there was more bands and music like the old days...but all the good music has been played i suppose.

>>By Jane   (Tuesday, 12 Oct 2004 04:48)

The Flaming Lips are the Beatles of the 1990s, imo.

>>By spikee   (Tuesday, 12 Oct 2004 05:57)

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