Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

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Choose 3.

Led Zeppelin.
12
17%
Led Zeppelin II.
6
8%
Led Zeppelin III.
12
17%
Led Zeppelin IV.
21
30%
Houses of the Holy.
7
10%
Physical Graffiti.
11
15%
Presence.
2
3%
In Through The Out Door.
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Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby soundchaser » 19 Nov 2019, 10:14

Look, I love Led Zeppelin. A Top 5 band for me, even if I didn't really get into them until later in the 70s after watching a late night screening of The Song Remains The Same. Natural successors to The Beatles, really, in that they were the best band, with the best songs. So here's a poll for you all. What are your favourite albums? What are your favourite songs? Did you see them live. Let's have a Zep Fest!


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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby C » 19 Nov 2019, 11:09

I, II and IV

I took years to connect to III - decades in fact

I lost interest a bit after Houses of the Holy

I saw them live:

Chalk Farm Roundhouse 1968
Dagenham Roundhouse 1969
BBC Paris Studios, London 1971 (BBC Sessions CD2)
Alexandra Palace, north London, 1972

Favourite tracks:

Communication Breakdown
Heartbreaker
Ramble On
Immigrant Song
Black Dog
Four Sticks





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Postby Jimbo » 19 Nov 2019, 13:13

Start to finish the first was a acid trip favorite.
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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby The Slider » 19 Nov 2019, 13:54

I have lost all perspective on them
I don't know which are "good" or "bad" or which I like more than others any more.

I loved them but hardly ever listen to them any more. I don't need to.
I know every note, twitch and drum pedal squeak inside out.

Only saw them once - 4th August 79.
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Postby trans-chigley express » 19 Nov 2019, 14:47

For me they never made a bad album and barely made a bad track even, I can count on one hand the tracks I dislike and still have finger or two to spare. I know In Through The Out Door is not popular but, although I'd never vote for it, I still like it a hell of a lot.


I went for III, IV, Physical Graffiti but very nearly clicked II which has an added nostalgia value for being the one I heard and grew to love first.

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Postby Still Baron » 19 Nov 2019, 15:48

Choosing 3 is easy: I, III, and IV.
HoH Not far behind for me.
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Postby Charlie O. » 19 Nov 2019, 16:37

I surprised myself by picking albums 3 - 5... I was certain album 2 was going to be in there until it suddenly wasn't.

Love albums 1 & 6 too, of course.

Never completely warmed to album 7 though I like most of the individual tracks, and album 8 was half-strength at best (I prefer Coda to either of those two, honestly).
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Postby C » 19 Nov 2019, 17:19

trans-chigley express wrote: In Through The Out Door.


You know Ray, I have only ever heard this album once - when my kid brother played it to me the day it came out.

I had lost them by then...





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Postby Hightea » 19 Nov 2019, 17:26

Ugh the overrate and over talked about band in the history of classic rock
Yes Led Zep were a good band but too many put them on this insane level of the perfect band.They weren't.
1. they were very inconsistent esp. live.
2. they ripped off tons and credited no one
3. Page while a great production guy but was a sloppy lead guitarist.
4. Plant - moaned more than he sung.
5. Bonham is the most overrated drummer in rock history.

I voted for PG, I saw them live in 77 they were not good and very inconsistent.
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Postby soundchaser » 19 Nov 2019, 17:50

C wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote: In Through The Out Door.


You know Ray, I have only ever heard this album once - when my kid brother played it to me the day it came out.

I had lost them by then...

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You should try Carouselambra again, C. Zep’s prog epic.

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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby C » 19 Nov 2019, 18:53

Hightea wrote:5. Bonham is the most overrated drummer in rock history.


I agree with all your points except this one.

Surely that honour goes to Keith Moon






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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby John aka Josh » 19 Nov 2019, 20:43

None of these.


If I want to hear them, I'd play a live album.


Came to them very late, the blues snob in me having dissed them for years. Were I to choose one studio album it would be III, the folkiest of them.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Nov 2019, 20:54

IV and Physical Graffiti. And then either I or III, depending on my mood.

I won't comment on their place in the pantheon because a) I can't really be objective and b) because I don't like arguing with cloth eared, tone deaf fuckwits any more.
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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby Charlie O. » 19 Nov 2019, 21:06

Hightea wrote:Page while a great production guy but was a sloppy lead guitarist.

Why do people keep bringing this point up as if it is somehow not a good thing?
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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby Hightea » 19 Nov 2019, 21:12

Charlie O. wrote:
Hightea wrote:Page while a great production guy but was a sloppy lead guitarist.

Why do people keep bringing this point up as if it is somehow not a good thing?

because his lead guitar work sounds awful and every one praises him as this great guitarist. He is only up there because of his production and songwriting skills. He is not a good guitarist even if you blues rock freaks think he is.

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Postby Hightea » 19 Nov 2019, 21:13

C wrote:
Hightea wrote:5. Bonham is the most overrated drummer in rock history.


I agree with all your points except this one.

Surely that honour goes to Keith Moon






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ha well Iike Keith Moons style (hell of a lot more than Bohnam) but pretty much agree

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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 19 Nov 2019, 21:14

1. IV
2. III
3. Houses of the Holy (even tho i cant stand Dya Maker and have made my own rearranged version of the album.)

Fave tracks - The Rain Song, heartbreaker, Achilles, Friends, Tangerine, Thats The Way, Over The Hills, Going to California, Dancing Days, No Quarter.

Saw them live at the 02 in 2007. Great evening, loved it although watching it back on dvd has never felt the same. Almost as if i should leave it as a memory and not re-live by watching on TV. Still smile at the memory of people behind us lighting up a joint when they started playing No Quarter.

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Postby Quaco » 19 Nov 2019, 23:42

I think Page is a great guitarist. He could be precise if he needed to ("The Rain Song" etc.), and I like his brand of sloppiness.

I like it all, more or less. Recently came around to ITTOD after years of resisting it because it was so overplayed at the time. It's a fantastic album.

These days, I'd probably put on the first one, but Houses is maybe my favorite.
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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby The Slider » 20 Nov 2019, 00:35

His sloppiness is pretty much the point
As it is with Neil Young

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Re: Putting Some Led In Your Zeppelin.

Postby robertff » 20 Nov 2019, 07:17

Saw them a couple of times, the first on their initial tour of the UK, at a students' union gig, following the release of 1 and riding the crest of the hype wave that came after their American tour, the second at Earls Court in '75 I think. Both times I found them pretty lumpen and dull to be honest, never really been a big fan. Much preferred their music in the studio than live.

Although I chose I, IV and PG many of the tracks I like best are on other LPs such as - Tangerine, That's The Way, Thank You, Heartbreaker, Ramble On and No Quarter.


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