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Led Zeppelin- I'm a few years late to the party.

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by mnutz, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    That was pretty cool!

  2. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

    Apr 18, 2013
    I love Led Zeppelin

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  3. 68tele

    68tele Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 26, 2003
    East Northport NY
    google 'jun626 led zeppelin'

    He plays/demonstrates Page's parts flawlessly
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  4. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Holic

    May 7, 2015
    Led Zeppelin 1 was the only real zeppelin album. after that they all died in a tragic plane crash and were replaced by zombie robot look alikes, though the zombie robots were credible musicians and just like real musicians gave all their royalties to the manager and the record company.

  5. Norris Vulcan

    Norris Vulcan Tele-Meister

    The live version of 'No Quarter' from The Song Remains the Same.
    If anyone can play that solo I bow down to them....

    It's haunted me since I was 14, back in the '70s, and I think I would call it my favourite solo of all time.
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  6. Royal Tele

    Royal Tele Tele-Holic

    Jul 13, 2009
    Lone Star State
    "Heavy Led Zeppelin influence" is a major understatement...

    I heard this group's stuff recently. While I first thought it sounded pretty cool, I quickly found myself uninterested because they sounded TOO similar to LedZep to my ears--like a "blatant ripoff", as someone said before me. When they sound THAT similar to LedZep, I feel like I should just go put on some LedZep.
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  7. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I don't think Zep ever did a bad song, I've been a fan since I was 5 Hearing my brothers play the 1st and 2nd albums in early 1970. Some say that Page was a sloppy guitar player, but they don't understand that early Rock music wasn't as structured and polished in technique, it had a feel to it and players would just go where they wanted in the moment. Then there was the obvious influential substances going on. Page was Classically trained at an early age and it's very noticeable in his playing these days.

    Anyway, some songs stand out more than others, but all of them are great in my opinion. In Through The Out Door(their last album with Bonzo) was a bit different from the norm, but still good.

    Plant's first solo album Pictures At Eleven was great and very much Zepplin like.
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  8. Mississippi_Kid

    Mississippi_Kid Tele-Meister

    Aug 5, 2016
    Hinterlands, USA
    Wow...coming here and asking about LZ is like stumbling into a nursing home and asking what's the best denture cream.

  9. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    Mar 6, 2009
    Since I've been loving you is page's top drawer IMO. Live version is class, great dynamics with just the volume control on his guitar.
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  10. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    They musta joined Sir Paul & Fred Flintstone, ditching their footwear...yabba-dabba-dood

  11. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    In the evening, Fool in the rain, when the levy breaks, over the hills and far away, d'yer mak'er, tangerine, going to California, most dick(mostly a drum song, but the guitar/bass parts at the beginning/end are awesome), whole lotta love, ramble on, Achilles last stand, what is and what should never be, and living loving maid. I can't play most of these, but they are on my list to learn.
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  12. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    A nice thing about Zep/Page for a guitar player is the huge variety of styles in their catalog; pretty easy to find something that really appeals to start learning.
    One iconic moment for me of Page's playing is the solo in Heartbreaker... gets me every time. Such a frenetic release of a storm of notes, played with abandon.

    Some of my favs that I've learned (all or most) -- Tea For One, Ten Years Gone, Custard Pie, Rover, Sick Again, Houses of the Holy, and my favorite acoustic piece Bron Yr Aur (in open C6 tuning). The Physical Graffiti release is a treasure trove for great stuff to learn and have fun with.
    When I was learning Kashmir, with that wonderful descending chord progression, against a backing track I made, I realized how much the drum part drove the song like a dirge/march; you kind of get mesmerized by it while playing the guitar parts and go into a trance, lol.
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  13. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    'The Lemon Song' is my favourite LZ piece by miles and your 'skill' comment is spot-on. Jimmy Page really excels on this one! Magnificent track - a great example of what they were about and I think, the best song to play to a newbie. Can you believe this superb album is 48 years old? :eek:
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  14. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2013
    Long Island

    Love Zeppelin, but few ever talk about Page and his solo work. I thought the Coverdale Page album was fantastic.
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  15. Praxis

    Praxis Tele-Meister

    Dec 11, 2007
    Out There
    I started listening to Zep when I was 8 years old in 1970. My friend had two older brothers with awesome record collections, and Zep was in heavy rotation at their house. They've been one of the few bands I never tire of, no matter what. I think their music just got deeply worn into some deep dark recess of my brain.

    There are lots of great suggestions for cool Zep tunes in this thread. I'll add a couple more that are kind of "off the beaten track," but really fun tunes to learn to play:

    "Darlene" -- a really cool, laid-back groove that rocks pretty hard. Ghost notes are your friends.
    " For Your Life" -- simple to play, but has such a cool feel to it, and twists around in odd ways.
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  16. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    Yeah, I absolutely LOVE Jones' bass riffs on that, and the way Page plays against it in unusual timings. Spot on.
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  17. Lexi_Tele

    Lexi_Tele TDPRI Member

    Jul 14, 2017
    Led Zeppelin is great. And you can't forget:

    "When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on Side One of Led Zeppelin IV."

  18. Arafel

    Arafel Tele-Meister

    Oct 19, 2011
    And the absolutely hilarious part of that is it cuts to him driving in the car while playing Kashmir after picking up Stacey.

  19. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's

    Out On the Tiles, In the Light, Fool in the Rain, Nobodies Fault but Mine, Traveling Riverside Blues, Bring it on Home, Rain Song, Ten Years Gone, Down by the Seaside.

    All really friggin good songs.

    They were seriously one of the best bands ever ever ever to get mainstream famous.

    So heavy and such cool songs and such musicianship. Nothing at all to scoff at except maybe the lyrics which are actually kind of endearing in their campy nerdy stoner leanings.
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  20. tap4154

    tap4154 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 14, 2009
    Southern California
    Yep, I was gonna post that video but someone else already did. LOVE that song. BTW "Song Remains the Same" the movie is on AXS TV this weekend. Just checked and "It Might Get Loud" is on AXS on Saturday as well, check your local listings for the time.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2017
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