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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. Pointmonger

    Pointmonger Tele-Holic

    Aug 29, 2009
    Austin, Texas
    I love Jimmy's guitar playing. Such great riffs and it sounds like it's just all going to fall apart, but it doesn't. Yeah, he's sloppy a lot of the time, but it works.
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  2. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

    Jul 10, 2017
    Toledo Ohio USA

    This song is good, but a couple parts sound lifted right off a few old Atlantic records. That Levee Breaks drum effect, that little break that reminds me your time is gonna come... they're good tho. Singer has a bit of a Paul Rogers thing going on but has a better rasp.
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  3. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

    Jul 10, 2017
    Toledo Ohio USA

    Wanted to check em live to see if they could bring it sans studio trickery. Sounding pretty damn good to these ears
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  4. RL52

    RL52 Tele-Meister

    Jul 9, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    Privettricker & James James Youtube channnel
    Tonedr - Youtube
    enter Led Zeppelin in the channel search box
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  5. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    On the subject of sound-alikes, I always thought that in this song, Billy Squier sounds so much like Plant... especially like around the 55 second mark. Usually it's not that odd to find vocalist similarities, but for voices like Plant's, it's a rarity.
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  6. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010
    I heard Zeppelin first from my older brother, who bought LZ IV in the mid-70's. I had just started playing guitar and as soon as I heard them I realized they were my band.

    Even though it is forbidden, I've somehow learned to play Stairway all the way through and most of the solo. I didn't set out to do it but every now and then (over 40 years) I've played bits and pieces of it or discovered how they work. Surprisingly one day it came on the radio and I had my guitar in my hands so I decide to play along and low and behold I played it from start to finish and nailed about 2/3 of the solo. Of course I was playing a Telecaster throughout. Surprised the heck out of me that I knew all of the parts.

    I've played Ramble On, Dazed & Confused, What Is and What Should Never Be, and Good Times / Bad Times with a few bands. I've jammed The Ocean & Immigrant Song but I'd love to play a few others in a band setting: Ten Years Gone, Over the Hills and Far Away, Bring it on Home, The Levy Breaks, The Rain Song, Since I've been Loving You, Out on the Tiles, In the Light, Fool in the Rain and Misty Mountain Hop!

    So much great material!

    EDIT: I'd also want to play Song Remains the Same in a band setting. I can't get enough of the introduction and solo. Always blows my mind!

  7. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I love these guy's. I can hear some LZ, Free, Door's and old Aerosmith influence in their songs. Awesome band.
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  8. Royal Tele

    Royal Tele Tele-Holic

    Jul 13, 2009
    Lone Star State
    Very cool. Thanks for the suggestion--I'll enjoy listening to them!

  9. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
    Page mostly sucked live. Zep / page were studio cats, mainly. Nice music if you dig plant squeals. Bonham is the most overrated drummer ever, then again the band shone in the studio and got a cool drums sound to cover Bonham sloppiness.

    They are famous for a plagiarized song, and another satanist anthem called kashmir

    In my humble opinion, ditch Zep and dig the Real Deal = DEEP PURPLE

    It's almost a joke, ok? Almost
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  10. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Not much more one can add to mostly everything stated here. Zep were simply the jizz - and Page is my all time favourite guitarist.
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  11. viper007

    viper007 Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2014

  12. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009

    Never seen that one before,,, it isnt on my DVD of Song Remains the Same

    I wonder why? Is it on anybody else's here?
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  13. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Mar 4, 2009


    it never ends, you know
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  14. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010
    I hadn't seen this one either. That is a killer video.

    I've always been blown away at the chemistry these guys had together. I've been in a few power trios and 3 + vocalist bands; being the one guitar gives you a lot of freedom but when it comes to the solo, you really have to bring it. Man, that arrangement was super tight and Jimmy's guitar was loud and articulate. Awesome!

  15. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
    Check out their acoustic stuff. Some of Page's best work is what he's done on acoustic. None of it sucks.
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  16. smsuryan

    smsuryan Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    listen to the ocean at 1:38 and 1:40 on the left side, crank it and you'll hear a phone ring.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
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  17. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 25, 2016
    I don't know if it's overexposure or what, but I notice a lot of things now that totally went by me when I was young and blown away by the band. I'm actually not crazy about Page's tone most of the time, or Plant's voice for that matter. There's a lot of real stinkers in the discography, throwaway stuff that doesn't do much more than fill space on an album. But having said that, sometimes they still remind me of why I liked them so much when I first discovered them, so I can never totally say I'm over them :D

    I still think the Blue Box solo on Fool in the Rain is pure genius, and The Rain Song is possibly one of the most beautiful songs ever :)
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  18. jonton2

    jonton2 TDPRI Member

    Feb 2, 2017
    Houston TX
    How about the squeaking bass drum pedal. Once you hear it in the Ocean, you cannot unhear it.
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  19. Fatstring

    Fatstring TDPRI Member

    Nov 23, 2017
    Denver, Colorado
    Glad this thread was bumped, missed it. To the OP... wow I relate to hating (being burnt out on) Led Zep and classic rock by the late 80's. Led Zep was my favorite band in the late 70's and I owned every album before I ever played an instrument (started bass at age of 17 in 1983). Just recently, listening to Greta Van Fleet re-opened the Pandora's box of Led Zeppelin for me all over again.

    Started listening to the old stuff and picking tracks to learn on my new Telecaster. Tonight I was about to sit down and continue work on The Rover from Physical Graffiti.
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  20. Humscruddle

    Humscruddle TDPRI Member

    Mar 4, 2011
    Newton Aycliffe - UK.
    I almost don't want to say this incase you've not noticed it yet and it subsequently ruins the song for you; but the pedal squeaking is very noticeable in a song from Led Zeppelin III as well. At first, I thought it was a cool little bit of harmless trivia, but now I'm realising that every time I listen to the song, my ear instantly picks out the squeaky pedal and it always annoys me now :( Stupid ears :(
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