Tag Archives: Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Taurus

You listen to “Taurus” by Spirit and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”  back to back and you think like Stephen Colbert, “They’re screwed” Springsteen said it at the 2012 SXSW keynote.  He played the Animals “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” and admitted it’s every song he’s every written.  At 5:24 he says “youngsters, watch […]

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New Music Friday

It’s been almost 36 years since Led Zeppelin released their final studio album, In Through The Out Door (August 15, 1979, to be exact).  The bands legend continues to loom large.  That album is also a “what if” album, as in what if drummer John Bonham did not die in 1980.  In Through The Out […]

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1, 2, 3, 4 Songs

4/4 is the basic rock beat.  It’s simple and primal.  There’s nothing sophisticated about it.  You can do it slow or fast.  AC/DC are masters of it.  Hearing both Dee Dee Ramone and Bruce Springsteen count off  in concert is one of the most thrilling things I’ve ever heard in my life. So in honor […]

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Hitters Walk Up Music

Opening week of baseball.  Everyone feels positive this will be there year.  Good vibes all around.  By the month of May excuses start and questions arise.  Each game brings new hope and each at bat gives the player a  chance to make something happen.  Part of the fun is the music a player selects to pump him […]

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New Music Tuesday

New Music. It’s great (sometimes) and I’m very happy (sometimes) that there is an amazing assortment of new sounds to hear on a consistent basis.  But sometimes it’s so nice to hear the tried and true.  You can go back to an old album and just sigh and scream “YES!’ This is what I want […]

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Best Reissues and Box Set 2014

If you haven’t been weighted down with Starbucks gift certificates, you’re probably swimming in Amazon Gift Certificates so with that in mind why not buy/re-purchase music you bought decades ago.  Here are ten of my favorite reissues and box sets released in 2014. Led Zeppelin I II, III, IV and House Of The Holy Bob […]

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Cover Songs

I’m generally not a fan of cover songs.  They’re good to hear as a curiosity but then easily forgettable.  Occasionally an artist will hit the nail on the head and reveal something different in a song, introduce me to a new artist I’d previously never knew or cover the song with such joyous abandon that […]

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John Bonham’s last stand

It was in Berlin on July 7, 1980 that Led Zeppelin played its final show with its original lineup.  Based on these shows, it sounds like Zeppelin was ready to make a change to its classic sound and look.   As Rolling Stone noted, “…the drum solo, the violin bow were gone and the stage […]

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An apology to Led Zeppelin

When you’re young, you feel like you know it all or at least you pretend you do.  I was never a fan of Led Zeppelin when I was young or at least I pretended not to be.  I came of age in the late 70s and early 80s.  I liked punk and new wave and […]

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Robert Plant vs. The Eagles

“Teenage angst has paid off well, now I’m bored and old”.  This is the famous opening line Kurt Cobain sang in his first album after the breakthrough Nevermind record.  Robert Plant has revived it although he’s throwing it at another band. In anticipation of the newly remastered Led Zeppelin records, Robert Plant was asked once […]

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