29 dec 2006, 23:39 av rfueI have collected over 1300 pictures of Led Zeppelin...whoa.
29 dec 2006, 23:31 av rfueI was listening to The Crunge and repeated shouts of "where's the bridge?" got me thinking...there are alot of great songs that mention bridges like Under The Bridge
Why stop there though? There are tons of nice songs with trains and rain mentioned as well, a few examples off the top of my head are: The Train Kept a-Rollin'and one of my favourites The Rain Song
Feel free to add more.
1 dec 2006, 01:33 av LingningHere I don't want to impose a single or definite 'meaning' on this song as there is no such thing in this world that has an ultimate and universal meaning. It all depends on its impression on its listeners and readers. Words are free and language is ambiguous. But that is what makes this song great as it creates such an ambiguity which allows us to imagine a whole picture where we are free to cast our shadows and implant our passions.
Every time when listening to this song, I am totally lost in its tunes. I don't know where I am, I am in nowhere. The tune seems to have a magic power that calls an echo from my heart. It takes my spirit to a forest where castles hide, to an old hanging tree where songbirds rest, to a long road where morning mist and wild roses extend its end...I am shaking and awaiting for that silence or for that storm? Human beings are weak and vulnerable and that nature always drives our heart for an absolute purity in the universe to heal our wound…being as pure as a white rose, as clean as a baby's mind, as wild as the winter gale, as warm as that red burning wood, to be whatever we can’t be, whatever we have dreamed for. Such is life, life is always within hope but that is unattainable and you know that.
The greatness of this song lies in its unstructured theme. Even Page can’t tell what this song is all about. It is a piece of work that is produced almost simultaneously the same way as script work is done. Once it is done, it is done and you can’t look back upon it. Otherwise you freeze your mind. I agree with the view of ‘death of the author’. It is quite pointless to try to draw a summary or review on the author’s intention or try to figure out what the story is. All those work from which we can draw a review are mostly political speeches or those with attended power influences. The beauty of music is that it enables us to think free. There is no such ‘reality’ in music as its meaning is multiple in many respects. Music is pretty much a media via which we can carry our own thoughts and ideas. That stairways, the ring of smoke, that bustle in the hedgerow might have their own metaphoric meaning to Page or might be just a thought flashing across his mind at that instant, but that never matters. When we listen to this song, they are deconstructed as individual actors in our imaginary picture. They have no origins. It is really ‘us’ who create a meaning for a song.
I would be therefore more curious to know how others think about this song and make this song a great piece of art for themselves....
26 okt 2006, 03:41 av imagoldengod75In my humble opinion, this list contains the 10 greatest guitar solos ever recorded for a studio album. The list goes track, guitarist, band, album.
1.track:Stairway to Heaven
guitarist: Jimmy Page
album: Led Zeppelin IV
2. track:Hotel California
guitarist: Joe Walsh
band: The Eagles
album: Hotel California
guitarist: Jimmy Page
band: Led Zeppelin
album: Led Zeppelin II
4. track: Blue Sky
guitarist: Duane Allman
band: The Allman Brothers Band
album: Eat A Peach
5. track: All Along the Watchtower
guitarist/band Jimi Hendrix
album: Electric Ladyland
6. track: For the Love of God
guitarist/band: Steve Vai
album: Passion and Warfare
7. track: Texas Flood
guitarist: Stevie Ray Vaughan
band: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
album: TEXAS FLOOD
8. track: Since I've Been Loving You
guitarist: Jimmy Page
band: Led Zeppelin
album: Led Zeppelin III
9. track:Little Wing
guitarist/band: Jimi Hendrix
album: Axis: Bold As Love
10. track: Dreams I'll Never See
guitarists: Duane Roland, Dave Hlubeck, Steve Holland
band: Molly Hatchet
album: Molly Hatchet
Honorable Mention: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Jimi Hendrix, Black Dog - Led Zeppelin, Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin, For Your Life - Led Zeppelin, Scuttlebuttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin, Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen, Time - Pink Floyd, Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix, Reelin' In the Years - Steely Dan, Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (I hope you all are happy).
24 sep 2006, 05:46 av imagoldengod75This is my review of Led Zeppelin's 1st album, which was released on January 12, 1969 on Atlantic Records. Led Zeppelin I is usually considered one of the best debut albums ever produced. Led Zeppelin created a name for themselves by breaking away from straight blues, as was the norm in their motherband The Yardbirds by combining folk, rock, and blues into a perfect mix. However, the the Yardbirds influence is still evident in Dazed and Confused and How Many More Times.
1. Good Times, Bad Times Good Times, Bad Times is a good, hard-hitting opening track. Quick and to the point, it topped on the U.S. charts at #80 in March of 1969. The lyrics leave something to be desired, but if the solo is any indication, Jimmy Page was pretty good at guitar from the start. This was just a preview of things to come. 5 out of 5
2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is a stunning mix of slow-paced acoustic heartbreak and fast-paced electric...heartbreak. This is the heaviest, bluesiest acoustic song I've ever heard. There aren't many words in this song that aren't babe or baby, but that leaves just a hint of mysticism. Everytime I hear this song it gives me goosebumps. A classic song, but boring at times. Robert Plant really goes all out on the vocals for this track. 5 out of 5...maybe 6 out of 5 (Danmarks' Radio Version, all electric unfortunately, but absolutely amazing, you get to see how Plant really gets into it. Bonham is extraordinary in this, too.)
3. You Shook Me is a slow-paced, in-your-face introduction to Zeppelin's roots. This is all blues. To be honest, the first time I listened to the album, this song literally put me to sleep, but now that I appreciate blues music more, I see it as a pretty good song. I like the version on BBC Sessions better. 4.4 out of 5
4. Dazed and Confused is an essential Zeppelin classic. Live, this song could last 30 minutes or more. Jimmy Page delivers his signiture bow solo, and also some amazing guitar work, while John Bonham is masterful on drums. The bow solo is haunting if you listen to it in the right mood, and the vocals are amazing. All together, good song. (Danmarks' Radio Version, depicts bow solo, amazing guitar .) 5 out of 5
5. Your Time Is Gonna Come is an example of why I love Led Zeppelin so much. It not only completely defies the Zeppelin hard rock stereotype, but it also showcases how versatile and wonderful all of the members of the band were on so many instruments. John Paul Jones starts the song off with a great organ solo. This may be counter-intuitive, a great organ solo, but it honestly is. After the organ is done, some soulful, true-to-life lyrics, and good acoustic guitar work cap off a great song. 5 out of 5
6. Black Mountain Side isn't one of my favorite songs. I think it's cool how Your Time Is Gonna Come bleeds over onto it, and the acoustic guitar work is good and clean until the seemingly thrown-together, honestly bad, solo. It beats most bands' best attempt at an acoustic song, but this is nowhere near as good as Bron-Yr-Aur from Physical Graffiti. 3.9 out of 5
7. Communication Breakdown is a fast-paced rocker. I enjoy the live version on the DVD from Danmarks' Radio ( this shows off some incredibly smooth soloing), but this studio version is not too bad. The main riff is catchy, and so are the lyrics. This track's all about energy. The solo is decent, too. 4.6 out of 5
8. I Can't Quit You Baby is a slower, bluesy tune. I don't particularly care for it, but I often find it stuck in my head. The lyrics are catchy to me for some reason. The guitar work is brilliant too, as always. Plant does a stellar job on vocals, and the solo is a good blues-based classic. I guess I like it more than I initially let on. 4.3 out of 5
9.How Many More Times is interesting. It's another one that live, could stretch to 20-30 minutes. Its seemingly random lyrics are interesting. The catchy main riff is actually the rhythm for Smokestack Lightning. The main riff is really good, and is often caught in my head for weeks at a time. The lyrics seem like they were sort of made up on the spot, almost a live take that was simply overdubbed and mastered in the studio. The guitar work is great again, and the drumming and bass are spot on. A good song, but very long and odd. Also, it's another bow solo track. 4.6 out of 5 (Danmarks' Radio Version ABSOLUTELY AMAZING GUITAR WORK, DRUMMING, BASS, SINGING. I highly recommend this video. It's incredible. Also, when Jimmy Page is introduced, that's the main riff to Smokestack Lightning that he plays. Thought I'd throw in a fun fact. Be sure to watch this the whole way through, the solos are a must-see. I give this video a 10 out of 5.)
Overall album rating: 41.8 out of a possible 45.
17 jul 2006, 03:35 av MissUndeadThis is not a body
21 apr 2006, 20:37 av MissUndeadThen, what is going on whit my audioscrobbler?