Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Titans of classic rock radio (better or worse)...influence of too many bands to rightly count...progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock and yet incredibly diverse in their tastes and sensibilities...keepers of a rock star-mystique-legend that only seems to grow with every generation...

    OK, so I'm running out of poetic adjectives.  But you don't become the 2nd-best selling band in the U.S. and sell well over 200 million albums worldwide by accident.  Ignored by critics, but embraced headlong by fans, they broke a few molds along the way and a few rules for good measure.  If the Beatles owned the 60s, then Led Zep arguably owned the 70s.  (And then there's the infamous shark incident...)  They were my first band in which I owned every LP (on cassette no less).

    Dig deep.  What songs can't you live without...deep tracks or live nuggets...personal opinions and critical jabs...as they say at countless classic rock FM holes everywhere:

    Get The Led Out....
     
  2. This post has been removed.

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from phsmith8. Show phsmith8's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    agreed on open tunings greg.  zepp is crazyyyyyyy good, it doesn't even make sense.  i could listen to them forever.

    what made me explore open tuning was richards, really.  one day while playing my acoustic, i broke the E but never put it back on.  didn't think i needed it, kinda superfluous.  i read that richards usually plays only 5 strings, and oftentimes open tuning.  my whole musical world was turned upside down, and i've never played my acoustic with all 6 strings since. open tunings are a godsend..but then again, music is in general.
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Kool...(and immortalized Roy Harper to boot)

    Plus, one of my favorite Zep blooze workouts ever:

    "Since I've Been Lovin' You"...the live @ BBC version of which is scary good.
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from jesseyeric. Show jesseyeric's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Agreed with Zep III. Page was literally in another world when composing, arranging and recording this album. Plant is in amazing voice. Jones virtuosity shines and Bonzo is a drummer supreme.

    I can officially say that I can live without Stairway and Whole Lotta Love.

    However, I can never get enough of Ramble On.

    Who was in fact that song about; Frodo, Sam, Aragorn, Gollum?
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hfxsoxnut. Show Hfxsoxnut's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    I think one of the most underrated Zep songs is 'The Rover' from Graffiti...I love that song.  I was very surprised Jimmy left it off the first box set...maybe he underrated it too.
     
     
  7. This post has been removed.

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from yogafriend. Show yogafriend's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Are they songs or are they ballads?  :)  

    Here are a few of my top picks INPO:

    Tangarine (does not get any better than this, does it?)
    Going to California
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    When the Levee Breaks
    Battle of Evermore (mandolin - always loved it)
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    "Levee" - absolutely... at the end, it's like a journey into hell:

    "..going dowwwwn / going down now / going dowwwwn..."
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from phsmith8. Show phsmith8's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites : Good for you on Keith! My God, my fave trivia question, for 20 years (30!), has been, "who's the lead guitar player for the Stones?"  It WAS Brian, now its Ron.  But Keith is THE writer (with Mick) That 1 - 4+1, riff in H0nky Tonky Women, is ALL Keith!  Ditto Jumpin' Jack, Gimme, Satisfaction, and Street. These are "Boogies", Keith. No? 0
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]


    he is amazing, and perennially underrated for his innovation.  recording the satisfaction riff on a portable tape recorder so much it gets distorted...that riff you hear was played on an acoustic, it's the original he did in some hotel room somewhere.

    i read that he said no one can ever play his riffs right because they never think to open tune, even when it's simple there is just SO much more you can do.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from royf19. Show royf19's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    OK I'll do my best in giving a list of my favorite songs.

    1. Stairway to Heaven (Yes it was overplayed on the radio but there was a reason).
    2. Trampled Underfoot
    3. Heartbreaker/Livin' Lovin' Maid
    4. Over the Hills and Far Away
    5. Going to California
    6. Hot Dog
    7. Immigant's Song
    8. Gallow's Pole
    9. Whole Lotta Love
    10. Dazed and Confused
    11. Kashmir
    12. D'yer Maker
    13. When the Levee Breaks
    14. Good Times, Bad Times
    15. Thank You
    16. Tangerine
    17. What Is Now and What Should Never Be
    18. Communication Breakdown
    19. Since I've Been Loving You
    20. Houses of the Holy
    21. Down by the Seaside
    22. In the Evening
    23. Black Dog
    24. Rock and Roll
    25. All of My Love

    I'll stop at 25. I could go on. And after No. 2, you could shake them up. The rankings don't matter after that.
     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from phsmith8. Show phsmith8's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    good call man.  people snub stairway all the time for various reasons, and maybe i don't because i didn't grow up in the 70s, but it is a perfectly crafted song. absolutely perfect.

    also, i've thought about it, and it's the lemon song for me.
     
  13. This post has been removed.

     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from jesseyeric. Show jesseyeric's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Galldraril - Queen of the Elves (Spelled her name wrong.)
     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites : he is amazing, and perennially underrated for his innovation.  recording the satisfaction riff on a portable tape recorder so much it gets distorted...that riff you hear was played on an acoustic, it's the original he did in some hotel room somewhere. i read that he said no one can ever play his riffs right because they never think to open tune, even when it's simple there is just SO much more you can do.
    Posted by phsmith8[/QUOTE]

    Not for nothing, but I recently read an article on slate which was an imaginary response by mick jagger, written by bill wyman (no relation), to keith's book.

    Very funny and interesting, especially if one has read the book, knows the history between the two and the music.  Incidentally, wyman - an accomplished rock critic - was once presented a c&d letter to "stop being bill wyman", even though the stones' bill wyman was not born with that name.  You can't make this stuff up.
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from gerbs. Show gerbs's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites:
    [QUOTE]OK I'll do my best in giving a list of my favorite songs ... I'll stop at 25. I could go on. And after No. 2, you could shake them up. The rankings don't matter after that.
    Posted by royf19[/QUOTE]

    Even using a TDK MA-110, my all-Zep mixtape comes up short of 25:

    Side 1

    Nobody's Fault But Mine
    Rock & Roll
    The Song Remains the Same
    Houses of the Holy
    Trampled Under Foot
    The Ocean
    Dancing Days
    Fool in the Rain
    Communication Breakdown
    Immigrant Song
    Whole Lotta Love
    When the Levee Breaks

    Side 2

    The Rain Song
    Dazed & Confused
    Black Dog
    Kashmir
    Over the Hills and Far Away
    Ramble On
    Going to California
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Stairway to Heaven
    All My Love
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from Hfxsoxnut. Show Hfxsoxnut's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Good stuff, gerbs...I would say you put some thought into the sequencing of those songs.  Opening with Nobody's Fault But Mine, I like that.
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from MattyScornD. Show MattyScornD's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    No love for "How Many More Times" yet...?

    It's been said that this song was an attempt at capturing the group's penchant for improvisation and medleys during their live shows.


    Add: "Bring It On Home" - the leap from acoustic to electric is elfin' awesome...like hitting a launch button....
     
  19. You have chosen to ignore posts from yogafriend. Show yogafriend's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    A coincidence for sure -- I happened to fall upon a board with a thread with people voting on the best Zep songs.  So for fun, here are the top songs, in order of top scores, by a bunch of random strangers.  :)

    Ten Years Gone  (clear front runner)
    Houses Of The Holy
    Over the Hills And Far Away
    The Song Remains The Same 
    Rock And Roll
    Stairway To Heaven
    When The Levee Breaks
    No Quarter
    Black Dog

    The Battle Of Evermore
    (they've eliminated scores of songs -- the thread started with a blaster of a list)
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from phsmith8. Show phsmith8's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites : Not for nothing, but I recently read an article on slate which was an imaginary response by mick jagger, written by bill wyman (no relation), to keith's book. Very funny and interesting, especially if one has read the book, knows the history between the two and the music.  Incidentally, wyman - an accomplished rock critic - was once presented a c&d letter to "stop being bill wyman", even though the stones' bill wyman was not born with that name.  You can't make this stuff up.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

    wow! that's hilarious! i'm going to have to look that up
     
  21. You have chosen to ignore posts from ZILLAGOD. Show ZILLAGOD's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Real hard for me to list favorites. I like just about every song they ever did, live versions and studio.

    The BBC live CD has some great longer versions of some of our favorites.
     
  22. This post has been removed.

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from lefig. Show lefig's posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    Hmm. Zeppelin was the band I listened to most in high school. Not as much now.

    Always liked
    How Many more times
    Babe I'm gonna leave you
    Lemon Song
    Tangerine 
    Thats the way
    When the Levee Breaks
    In My time of Dying
    Ten years gone
    Achilles last stand

    I remeber when the LedZeppelin DVD came out and how pissed I was about all the great performances on there that had been silent for so many years.
     
  24. You have chosen to ignore posts from tcal2-. Show tcal2-'s posts

    Re: Mon-dayzed (and confused): Led Zeppelin Favorites

    But Gollum, and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her, her, her....yeah

    The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
    To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
     
  25. This post has been removed.

     

Share