Best Led Zep LP opener

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Good Times Bad Times
10
23%
Whole Lotta Love
3
7%
Immigrant Song
9
20%
Black Dog
6
14%
Song Remains the Same
10
23%
Custard Pie
3
7%
Achilles Last Stand
2
5%
In the Evening
1
2%
 
Total votes: 44

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Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:34

not easy at all
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Quaco » 10 Oct 2017, 20:55

Gotta go with "TSRTS"! "Achilles" is second.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 20:56

Why? Give us spice

EDIT saw what you did there! :D

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2017, 21:04

They were masters of this, weren't they. As much as I like the Immigrant Song, I think Black Dog leading into Rock and Roll is the best.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Still Baron » 10 Oct 2017, 21:18

GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 21:22

Still Baron wrote:GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES


you're quite sure? Quaco's changed his mind (within 10 seconds) already

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Still Baron » 10 Oct 2017, 21:30

Absolutely. I voted and all.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 10 Oct 2017, 21:34

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 21:40

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:The Baron's right


Why? Give us spice

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 10 Oct 2017, 21:45

It's bold, it's strong. I'm not a huge fan of the album as a whole but that's one fuck of a way to start.

'Immigrant Song' is pretty good too. It's spooked. I remember the first time I heard it - 'so THIS is Led Zeppelin?!?'. I'd expected something like Robert Cray or some shit
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby kewl klive » 10 Oct 2017, 21:46

It’d be my second choice (it’s a fine overture though), first would be the elasticity of Immigrant Song.

Then TSRTS (into Rain Song would be the best 1-2), WLL, Custard Pie (a groovy goof),Achilles (shrill and overlong), Black Dog (meh, Rock and Roll should’ve opened) and I don’t recall In The Evening.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Canis lupus » 10 Oct 2017, 21:49

well Good Times Bad Times ran Song Remains The Same a close second for my vote

Who knows? I might switch

Meantime, curious to see Whole Lotta Love with no votes (early days, tho - still all to play for)

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Still Baron » 10 Oct 2017, 21:54

Whole Lotta Love kinda sux.
The others are almost uniformly great as album openers.
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Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 10 Oct 2017, 21:56

neville from norwich wrote:It’d be my second choice (it’s a fine overture though), first would be the elasticity of Immigrant Song.

Then TSRTS (into Rain Song would be the best 1-2), WLL, Custard Pie (a groovy goof),Achilles (shrill and overlong), Black Dog (meh, Rock and Roll should’ve opened) and I don’t recall In The Evening.


It made me laugh the first time I heard it. Long moody build up with synthetic strings, then suddenly Percy's ridiculous bellow - 'IN THE EEEEEEEEEEVE-NING', and then they all pile in, Bonzo playing half a beat behind everyone else. It's fun for a minute.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2017, 21:56

ooooooohhhhh yeah wrote:Immigrant Song' is pretty good too. It's spooked. I remember the first time I heard it - 'so THIS is Led Zeppelin?!?'. I'd expected something like Robert Cray or some shit


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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby sloopjohnc » 10 Oct 2017, 21:58

Still Baron wrote:Whole Lotta Love kinda sux.


Ignoring the text spelling influence in your writing, I would think it's regarded by most as a classic riff and you're just being contrary.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby yomptepi » 10 Oct 2017, 22:06

I think WLL is superb. But Zep were masters of the opening song. Very hard to chose, but I went for Good times Bad Times, as it is such a strong statement of intent. Immigrant song next, but is a tough list right down to the end. Excusing the risible in the evening, of course...
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby Ranking Ted » 10 Oct 2017, 22:47

Good Times Bad Times then Immigrant Song.

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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby NMB » 10 Oct 2017, 22:55

Custard Pie please. Second choice would be In The Evening. Both because they seem to cue up their respective albums without overshadowing them.
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Re: Best Led Zep LP opener

Postby echolalia » 10 Oct 2017, 23:04

That's my vote in!