Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Album: Led Zeppelin - I
you may remember seeing the words "fuck led zeppelin,this is where it's at" over on the ritual room facebook page
it's a good thing that those words were posted anonymously as i'd hate to show up at someone's house and ruin their day with some nude air drumming to some "moby dick"
the battle has raged on for centuries as to who was the first heavy metal band
was it led zeppelin?
was it black sabbath?
bands have broken up...friends have been lost...plates have been smashed at the dinner table...
and the only answer i give to anyone that has posed that question to me is: go and listen to each band's first album...then come back and talk to me
but honestly...when it comes to each band's recorded output...i can listen to all of led zeppelin's albums over and over again
when it comes to black sabbath...you only really need their first 6 albums (yeah...that's right...sit down guy wearing the MOB RULES t-shirt)
but i digress
i was first turned onto led zeppelin by one of my teachers back in high school...and the first time my parents heard me listening to them...it blew their minds as i was listening to things they had grown up with
you can't deny the powerhouse that is/was drummer john bonham
or the laid back bass from john paul jones
or the hot licks from jimmy page
or the caterwauling nonsensical vocals of robert plant
that's right....i just used the terms "hot licks" and "caterwauling"
also....like you've never stood in front of a mirror and sang along to "dazed and confused" into a comb
also...why hasn't a cover band called ZEPPATH happened yet? (and yes...they would only cover zeppelin and sabbath)
so...just go on ahead and give that DL down there a little poke
DL: led zeppelin I