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Achilles Last Stand
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May 18, 2013 - 04:58
Rockin. Nothing like most of their stuff. Innovative for its time. Many bands that came after this wrote music like this. Sounds a lot like Heart's Barracuda.
May 18, 2013 - 04:55
Painful, I hope this ends soon.
Mar 16, 2013 - 10:22
Does this thing ever end?
Feb 13, 2013 - 01:25
This is probably my favorite piece from Zep. Not many people like it I guess. But seeing as people commented on its likeness to Yes (my favorite band) and Rush, it's perfectly understandable that I like it so much.
Jan 12, 2013 - 18:56
Too long, really? Grow an attention span people, this song has one of the best martial inspired rock drum tracks ever laid down, an army of swirling, snarling guitars punctuated by a solo torn from Page's soul, a relentless, galloping bass line that would leave most players whimpering in submission and a tempo that builds to speed metal territory before there was even a musical category to describe it. All in one song no less!
Jan 12, 2013 - 17:03
Painful. And seemingly never-endingly so.
Jan 12, 2013 - 17:01
Some of the riffs remind me of Yes.Interestingly enough, in 1981 Page joined with Yes bassist Chris Squire and drummer Alan White to form a supergroup called XYZ (for ex-Yes-Zeppelin). They rehearsed several times, but the project was shelved. Bootlegs of these sessions revealed that some of the material emerged on later projects, notably The Firm's "Fortune Hunter" and Yes songs "Mind Drive" and "Can You Imagine?". Page joined Yes on stage in 1984 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund , Germany, playing " I'm Down ".
Jan 12, 2013 - 17:00
When Yes meets Rush
Dec 12, 2012 - 08:03
not their best indeed, about to hit mute!
Dec 12, 2012 - 08:01
not there best
YOU Sir/Madame are insane!!!!!!
Dec 12, 2012 - 08:00
Some of the riffs remind me of Yes.
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:59
Thats what Mrs Poacher says. I always remind her its the width that is important too and not the least, what one does with it.
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:58
not there best
Dec 12, 2012 - 07:55
What a way to start a work day!!!!
Nov 10, 2012 - 23:10
Oct 10, 2012 - 14:37
Ugh. Please make it stop already
Oct 10, 2012 - 14:34
I must have discovered Led Zep in '76 when this album came out. I must have worn out the vinyl on the record. Listened to the rest of the catalog later, but the album Presence and this song in particular are the real Zep to me.
Aug 08, 2012 - 14:14
One of the most intense drum beats that I have ever tried to play. Amazing talent, John Bonham. What a loss.
Aug 08, 2012 - 14:08
Thank you for playing this, Bill!
Aug 08, 2012 - 14:06
Wow, the comments on this thread are amazing. People trying to say this sounds like Rush? People admitting they hadnt heard this track before but claiming to be Zep fans? Eluding that it might be a rip off of Heart? Complaining about the run time? You folks need to take some R&R 101 classes before you continue to post.
Dave - I'm with you on some of this but this is not a typical Zep song, not just the radio songs but even a typical deep album cut.
I still stand by my statement that Geddy Lee, Neal Peart and Alex Lifeson had this record on repeat play while they were writing and recording.