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robbiethet
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
Posted: Jan 11, 2018 11:10
 

I got Led Zeppelin I & II from the Columbia Record Club for super-cheap along with ten other new releases in 1969.  I'd heard & liked some LZ songs on the radio, but I was never the same after listening to them.  Thank you Columbia for the nearly-free mind-blasters!
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:56
 

For me this is  8 - Most Excellent 
qwarx
(somewhere over the Rainbow)
Posted: Dec 13, 2017 2:05
 

Nothing short of Godlike {#Good-vibes}
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 14:46
 

 bronorb wrote:

Rolling Stone always trashed Zep. It didn't matter to us, the fans.

 
True. And what the messengers at RS seemed to get stuck in their collective craws is that Zep went on to make some of the greatest R n' R albums and songs of all time, RS critics notwithstanding.

Much as I agreed with RS's political coverage and Gonzo & Steadman, etc., who ever needed Jann Wenner, Ralph Gleason and Co. to tell them what the fuck was good musically and what wasn't anyway?

"I know how these bastards think . . ." - HST   {#Ass}

The reality is they just hated that Peter Grant and Zep wouldn't play ball with them for interviews and cover shots. Led Zeppelin was famous for eschewing most of the press and media circus back then.

sfyi2001
(Seattle)
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 1:56
 




                             My GAWWD this is such a great song.
                                  Don't know what else to say ~



French_Ferdinand
(Nantes (France))
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 1:55
 

 Ihatethissong wrote:

You are a moron.

 
No he's a Madonna fan. So fucking groovy.
Ihatethissong
Posted: Aug 13, 2017 14:10
 

 GreggH wrote:
Never cared for Zep's music. Not then, not now. Weekend hippie anthems.

 
You are a moron.
BWGunner
(Midwest, always the midwest)
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 10:10
 

New headphones @ 192k, and I heard things I never knew were there. So much atmosphere in this... 
fraserji
Posted: Jul 25, 2017 10:05
 

Yawn. 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: May 25, 2017 6:46
 

in my space this goes to 11
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: May 25, 2017 6:38
 

Left you first!

PSD. 
GreggH
Posted: May 13, 2017 20:36
 

Never cared for Zep's music. Not then, not now. Weekend hippie anthems.
old_shep
(Iowa)
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:12
 

We are only hearing the echoes of this album 48 years after its release.  Just think how big the original bang must have been.
handyrae
(Zero Point Field)
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:09
 

 fredriley wrote:
Yeah, yeah, all right, I'm sure she gets the picture after all those agonised repetitions. Yeesh!

 
Yeah, she probably walked out of the room at about the 1 minute mark saying, "Well, go on then."
aelfheld
Posted: Apr 13, 2017 7:05
 

 thewiseking wrote:
This too was stolen. Not just the SONG but the ARRANGEMENT.
Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. http://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
 
Horse.

Dead.

Beating. 
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: Jan 22, 2017 17:37
 

Gato Barbieri's "Europa" at my funeral
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 10:36
 

Yeah, yeah, all right, I'm sure she gets the picture after all those agonised repetitions. Yeesh!
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: Sep 21, 2016 11:24
 

This too was stolen. Not just the SONG but the ARRANGEMENT.
Breaks my heart to have realized it but Page was one of the worst plagiarists of our times. Several egregious examples stand out: Bert Jansch's Black Water Side was ripped off completely when Page did Black Mountain Side and again when his arrangement of The Waggoners Lad was stolen for Brony Aur Stomp. Davey Grahams She Moved Through The Fair was turned into White Summer and Page had the balls to confabulate a story that he "learned Eastern Music styles while backpacking through India" which was precisely how Graham went on to innovate the DADGAD sitar style tuning Page ripped off. Jake Holme's Dazed and Confused was note for note theft. Breeden's lovely arrangement of the folk ballad Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, the Willie Dixon, the Howling Wolf, all of it stolen. It is clear that Page and his lawyers took the "fuck em, let em sue us" approach to doing business. The chickens are coming home to roost. Read this piece and go to the sources. It's an eye opener. http://alanwalkerart.com/wp/?tag=bert-jansch
DrLex
(Belgium)
Posted: Jul 08, 2016 9:54
 

 gazcon73 wrote:
43% for a 10 . Must be record ?
 
 
Yes, it's a record. Now put it on your turntable and spin it!
olivertwist
(Atlanta GA)
Posted: May 17, 2016 6:30
 

 bronorb wrote:

Rolling Stone always trashed Zep. It didn't matter to us, the fans.

 
In hindsight, that review is more unintentionally humorous than anything.
bronorb
(Wisconsin)
Posted: May 05, 2016 9:21
 

 Skydog wrote:
i got this album in 1969 and i do remember thinking that it's a good effort but they seem to be a little late to the game
there were a lot of recordings released prior to this that were better and more original
not putting Zep down
back then it's just the way it was 
.

(later edit)
i was thinking about this today and i looked up the Rolling Stone review
exactely 47 years ago today here is the last paragraph of the review
.

In their willingness to waste their considerable talent on unworthy material the Zeppelin has produced an album which is sadly reminiscent of Truth. Like the Beck group they are also perfectly willing to make themselves a two- (or, more accurately, one-a-half) man show. It would seem that, if they're to help fill the void created by the demise of Cream, they will have to find a producer (and editor) and some material worthy of their collective attention.

my favorite Zep is their 3rd album and they gave that a bad review too

 
Rolling Stone always trashed Zep. It didn't matter to us, the fans.
gazcon73
(Norwich , Norfolk , England)
Posted: Apr 15, 2016 4:01
 

43% for a 10 . Must be record ?
 
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 10:00
 

i got this album in 1969 and i do remember thinking that it's a good effort but they seem to be a little late to the game
there were a lot of recordings released prior to this that were better and more original
not putting Zep down
back then it's just the way it was 
.

(later edit)
i was thinking about this today and i looked up the Rolling Stone review
exactely 47 years ago today here is the last paragraph of the review
.

In their willingness to waste their considerable talent on unworthy material the Zeppelin has produced an album which is sadly reminiscent of Truth. Like the Beck group they are also perfectly willing to make themselves a two- (or, more accurately, one-a-half) man show. It would seem that, if they're to help fill the void created by the demise of Cream, they will have to find a producer (and editor) and some material worthy of their collective attention.

my favorite Zep is their 3rd album and they gave that a bad review too


kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 10:00
 

palad1 wrote:
This is the song that will play at my funeral.


  
Glad to know you'll be leaving on a high note. You ain't joking, you got to ramble. 
{#Bounce}
Brilliant rock it is. Subtle as an avalanche.  
bobcanna1
(Portland, OR)
Posted: Mar 02, 2016 15:46
 

as good as it gets!!!!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Jan 16, 2016 12:39
 

 hayduke2 wrote:
no prayer or any religious attempt at uplifting my spirit EVER had even close to the effect that this awesome piece of music has on me.
Love it  ('specially Bonham pounding THE FUCK outta them cans man!!!  WOO HOOOOOOO!!!) 

 
{#Notworthy}
baylees
Posted: Dec 30, 2015 13:36
 

To:     palad 1..........   interesting concept.  Choosing music for one own funeral.

To RP staff:  I think this an outstanding idea.  Could you ask your listeners to please choose music that they would play at their funeral.  Compile and present.   

If you do wedding music.  I will never listen again (joke)

I would like to hear just a bit more creativity and interesting/ historical or anecdotal comments from the RP DJ.  I think he is a computer pre recording  sometimes and that's OK. 
baylees
Posted: Dec 30, 2015 13:30
 

Yes  GET THE LEAD OUT

from westbury NY  

PS
 The segway was terrible.  I get it RP is eclectic.  But you can't  drop music that goes over like a lead balloon with a folk picking whiny mess.   
hoatson
(Westbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain)
Posted: Dec 30, 2015 13:19
 

{#Bananajam}Such an amazing nostalgic song. A timeless classic
cheflincoln
Posted: Nov 29, 2015 4:43
 

It's interesting that as one gets older, the time travel ability of significant music becomes as powerful as the sense of smell. I'm suddenly 10 years old at a dinner party with my parents and this song is playing on the record player loud enough for me to feel it in my stomach.
baylees
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 13:52
 

Thanks for getting the Lead out
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Nov 09, 2015 13:52
 

 Bert7 wrote:
The greatest Zep song ever...{#Fire}

 
Absolutely agree........first song I learned on guitar and it epitomizes the greatest of the Zep albums!      {#Motor}
ozzie1313
Posted: Oct 28, 2015 22:39
 

I had an interesting, but for me frustrating and baffling discussion with a younger guy who contended that Aerosmith was a better band then Led Zeppelin.  My age predisposed me to Led Zeppelin.  I am from Massachusetts but that could not skew my preference toward Aerosmith.  I am a Dead Head, seen lots and lots of bands of all ilk, including orchestras, many frequent times. Led Zeppelin is one of the few great bands and their fan base across generations evidences their excellence.  
LPCity
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 13:55
 

 TerryS wrote:
Used to live on the A20, not far from Brands Hatch and Death Hill. Listening to this track and the ton-up boys (yes, they were then known as that) on their way to Swanley and smelling the Castrol R was the second best way to celebrate a fine summer's evening.

 
Sounds like my Norton Commando cafe special would have been right at home there... 
sneezeweed
Posted: Aug 07, 2015 13:47
 

Jimmy Page reworked a lot of people's material and declined the opportunity to give credit where due.
colt4x5
(95.8 miles from Purgatory.)
Posted: Jul 26, 2015 21:37
 

 medoras wrote:

I wonder how many RP listeners are aware that "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is a folk song written by Anne Bredon in the late 1950s. It was recorded by Joan Baez and released on her 1962 album Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1.

Led Zeppelin did an amazing job with it. It looks like Jimmy Page heard Baez' version and reworked it.



 
Another reason to read these comments: I can learn.
I had absolutely no idea.
Thank you. 
wgsu_1978
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 9:37
 

 Bert7 wrote:
The greatest Zep song ever...{#Fire}

 
For me, tied for second with a few others, after the godlike "When The Levee Breaks".
Bert7
(The Land of Plenty,BC)
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 21:53
 

The greatest Zep song ever...{#Fire}
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: May 25, 2015 6:20
 

I love Led Zeppelin and this song. However...  the sound quality is showing its age compared to more modern recordings.  Still a great song but it sounds 'muddy' and possibly compressed. I would be interested in reading the opinion of a sound engineer on this...
Oldfastbowler
(Cardiff, South Wales.)
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:54
 

Just a joy to hear.
Shaken_Bake
(Mile High City-or is it just me?)
Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:52
 

The lyrics sound more like, "Bae, bae, bae..."  Led Zep, always ahead of their time!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 11:03
 

 medoras wrote:

I wonder how many RP listeners are aware that "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is a folk song written by Anne Bredon in the late 1950s. It was recorded by Joan Baez and released on her 1962 album Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1.

Led Zeppelin did an amazing job with it. It looks like Jimmy Page heard Baez' version and reworked it. 


Yes, I had written a post about that in April, 2013.  I guess it's pretty far down in the thread by now.  Anyhow, cool tune.
bluejay08003
Posted: Mar 22, 2015 16:58
 

I haven't heard this in a very long time, but wow, is it a godlike track!  Not a bad segue to Radiohead's "Jigsaw Falling into Place."  I thought February was an off month for the rotation, but maybe it's just me taking some time away.  I wasn't hearing much from this vintage, which is part of what I love about RP.  You have your "classic" stations, and your "new classic" stations, but really nowhere that mixes up Zep and Radiohead.  Rock on!
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:40
 

Cracking tune, & one of the first songs i taught myself to play drums to (along with Whitesnakes' 'Don't Break My Heart Again', for what its worth) but never knew until reading the comments below that Zeps'  Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is actually a cover! Thanks peeps. Thats why i love it here.
By the way did you all know that Whitesnakes' 'Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City' is actually a cover too?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcF8Aos4XDA

Cheers
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:22
 

Man...Bobby P. sure did a whole lotta "RAMBLIN" back in the late 60's!!
Rhyannon1970
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:21
 

Can never go wrong with Zepplin ✌ Rock on!  Love your channel... It never gets turned off 🙏
Lindo525
(From Canada: Go to Chicago and turn right)
Posted: Jan 30, 2015 8:20
 

 Highlowsel wrote:

Hmmmm...didn't know that.....and yes indeedy Led Zep did a rippin' good job of upgrading the 1950's folkie.  This is one of my all time favorite LZ tunes.....put the headphones on and spin the dial to ELEVEN!  {#Music}

 
(See 4 posts below)
Highlowsel
(New York City)
Posted: Dec 18, 2014 10:09
 

 medoras wrote:

I wonder how many RP listeners are aware that "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is a folk song written by Anne Bredon in the late 1950s. It was recorded by Joan Baez and released on her 1962 album Joan Baez in Concert, Part 1.

Led Zeppelin did an amazing job with it. It looks like Jimmy Page heard Baez' version and reworked it.



 
Hmmmm...didn't know that.....and yes indeedy Led Zep did a rippin' good job of upgrading the 1950's folkie.  This is one of my all time favorite LZ tunes.....put the headphones on and spin the dial to ELEVEN!  {#Music}
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Dec 06, 2014 11:21
 

WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!    Dy-no Mite man
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Nov 28, 2014 18:50
 

People love to say that LZ and other bands from UK were R&B bands, which is no doubt true to some (varying) degree.  I hear a lot of Flamenco in this one.