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... is 50 this year.

It's a celebration day https://youtu.be/KMQdiHIZgSo

Some highlights:
1. The ridiculously overwrought but yet amazing and sensational Since I've Been Loving You https://youtu.be/K8R7zjJMIfU plus live version https://youtu.be/1gHlbHtdVLU

2. The gorgeous Bron-y-aur Stomp https://youtu.be/oC-9aEf0Q-A sensational guitar playing

3. Gallows Pole https://youtu.be/RSZca1Q9IWA

I can't be bothered to link to Tangerine or Immigrant Song but they are good too.
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Good album.

Personally would have picked That's the way for personal reasons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGsmyqIrZRo
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Dark wrote:Good album.

Personally would have picked That's the way for personal reasons
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGsmyqIrZRo
I forgot that one. Great song.
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Personally preferred LZ2.
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Phredd wrote:Personally preferred LZ2.
We all did. It's just not 50 this year.
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Santa wrote:
Dark wrote:Good album.

Personally would have picked That's the way for personal reasons
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGsmyqIrZRo
I forgot that one. Great song.
Yeah. Cool song.

Think from memory it is one of the ones Led Zep let them use for that Almost Famous movie

Which is a very good movie as an aside
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I really like 4 as well but 2 is obviously top of the tree.
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Think they were pretty much all good in their own way tbf
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pjm1 wrote:I really like 4 as well but 2 is obviously top of the tree.
I can't separate 1, 2 and 4. 3 is 75% brilliant, so is Physical Graffiti and HotH is 50% as is Presence. The other 2 are meh.
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What's clear is that the run of albums from 1 through to Physical Graffiti is the greatest run of quality ever by a rock band. Nobody really comes close.
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Santa wrote:
pjm1 wrote:I really like 4 as well but 2 is obviously top of the tree.
I can't separate 1, 2 and 4. 3 is 75% brilliant, so is Physical Graffiti and HotH is 50% as is Presence. The other 2 are meh.
There is one good song in particular on In through the outdoor.

Bonham at his best. Try this forum drummers

"Fool in the Rain"

Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp-LBD_q0sQ

Drums isolated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWnhz1ZcF74
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Yeah fool in the rain. The Bonham, Purdie Porcaro shuffle. I actually don't like the song. The drumming is epic.

I'm not really talking about musicianship which is always world class.
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Santa wrote:Yeah fool in the rain. The Bonham, Purdie Porcaro shuffle. I actually don't like the song. The drumming is epic.

I'm not really talking about musicianship which is always world class.
Yeah. I know what you mean.

Bonham had so much power and timing and played off Page's changes instantaneously live. Quite amazing
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How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?
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Santa wrote:What's clear is that the run of albums from 1 through to Physical Graffiti is the greatest run of quality ever by a rock band. Nobody really comes close.
Stones 68 (Beggars Banquet) - 74 (It's Only Rock'n'Roll), IMO.
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mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
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You might want to research before answering that
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Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Well this isn't an argument I've seen a million times before.
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A5D5E5 wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Well this isn't an argument I've seen a million times before.

Me as well

I am waiting
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Dark wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Well this isn't an argument I've seen a million times before.

Me as well

I am waiting
So let the comment pass then. You don't have to defend their honour any more than Bungle has to champion the rights of the artists they plagarised.

Back on topic - III is probably my favourite LZ album alongside Physical Graffiti. II is also fantastic. I and IV a bit lower then the quality falls off a bit for me (though how Wearing and Tearing got passed over for an earlier release is beyond me as it is an amazing track).
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Santa wrote:What's clear is that the run of albums from 1 through to Physical Graffiti is the greatest run of quality ever by a r8ock band. Nobody really comes close.
Stones 68 (Beggars Banquet) - 74 (It's Only Rock'n'Roll), IMO.
It's a good call but sadly it is wrong on the basis of the diversity (and inclusion) of music, musicianship, influence, innovation and the LZ heights are higher. And the Stones know it. Still a very good call.
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A5D5E5 wrote:
Dark wrote:
A5D5E5 wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Well this isn't an argument I've seen a million times before.

Me as well

I am waiting
So let the comment pass then. You don't have to defend their honour any more than Bungle has to champion the rights of the artists they plagarised.

Back on topic - III is probably my favourite LZ album alongside Physical Graffiti. II is also fantastic. I and IV a bit lower then the quality falls off a bit for me (though how Wearing and Tearing got passed over for an earlier release is beyond me as it is an amazing track).
I see where you're coming from. III is so important in terms of their development. It basically echoes through the rest of their work

PG is probably their most adult and sophisticated record, and hugely innovative. Ten Years Gone is a masterpiece.

I is just... imagine being around in '68/'69 and suddenly LZ I turns up. It is groundbreaking and genremaking.

IV so get sick of. But it has Stairway and unfortunately that's the greateat risk song ever written. It just is. Also Black Dog (top 3 rock riff ever) and Levee. I kind of hate Levee but the drumming is apex drumming.
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1970, brings back memories


Mike Nesmith left the Monkees
:lol:












Isle of Wight festival
Also the year of Sabbath, Supertramp and Hawkwind


and Bridge over Troubled Water and also the end of the Beatles with Let it be

Dana wins Eurovision.


They dont make music like those days any more.

Edit: forgot both Hendrix and Joplin died
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mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?
Not that old chestnut, how many more times.
Blues chords from the 30's onwards have been used by most rock bands for millions of years, lyrics melodies rearranged endings middle bits and so on have been borrowed nicked by all the best bands in the world, I don't give a shit as long as it preformed well and sounds much better.
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Clive wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?
Not that old chestnut, how many more times.
Blues chords from the 30's onwards have been used by most rock bands for millions of years, lyrics melodies rearranged endings middle bits and so on have been borrowed nicked by all the best bands in the world, I don't give a shit as long as it preformed well and sounds much better.
I've worn out vinyl copies of I-IV but it's a bit more than that. No other band from the era have been sued as much as Zeppelin.

They gave themselves writing credits for songs which they clearly had copied wholesale - melodies, riffs and lyrics - from others. And they always had to be sued - many times by many different artists - to acknowledge what is plain to anyone with ears. Page in an interview blamed Plant for all the lawsuits - saying it was Plant's job to change the lyrics but he was too lazy - ffs.

Rolling Stone did a handy article covering the most obvious examples - https://www.rollingstone.com/music/musi ... fs-223419/
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Thank you, Derriz. Riffs have been reimagined, reinterpreted but Led Zep lifted entire songs - lyrics/melodies/song titles even and never gave an ounce of credit. As much as I enjoy listening to them, it’s a shit move. I don’t recall any other band of their stature doing a ‘Dazed and Confused”.
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Led Zeppelin are a great band and certainly are not the only English group of the era who where heavily "influenced" by early 20s and 30s blues, particularly Delta Blues.

From the OP

The original Gallis Pole
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Clive wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?
Not that old chestnut, how many more times.
Blues chords from the 30's onwards have been used by most rock bands for millions of years, lyrics melodies rearranged endings middle bits and so on have been borrowed nicked by all the best bands in the world, I don't give a shit as long as it preformed well and sounds much better.
Which LZ failed to achieve.
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Clive wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?
Not that old chestnut, how many more times.
Blues chords from the 30's onwards have been used by most rock bands for millions of years, lyrics melodies rearranged endings middle bits and so on have been borrowed nicked by all the best bands in the world, I don't give a shit as long as it preformed well and sounds much better.
another old bluesy cracker. sometimes i think zep 1 is my favourite album, then graffiti, then 2, etc, etc..

so much quality to choose from, wherever some of the original blueprints came from.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-5o2f9wzmw
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puku wrote:Led Zeppelin are a great band and certainly are not the only English group of the era who where heavily "influenced" by early 20s and 30s blues, particularly Delta Blues.

From the OP

The original Gallis Pole
It might be the oldest recorded version, but it is hardly the original.
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Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Everything comes from somewhere by way of inspiration.

Haters gonna hate.

Fudge em.

:roll:
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puku wrote:Led Zeppelin are a great band and certainly are not the only English group of the era who where heavily "influenced" by early 20s and 30s blues, particularly Delta Blues.

From the OP

The original Gallis Pole
Um no

The song has been around longer than people had the ability to record it
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Not that all of the versions even resemble each other much
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Harveys wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Everything comes from somewhere by way of inspiration.

Haters gonna hate.

Fudge em.

:roll:
Look, I'm a massive Led Zep fan and while blues chords and lyrics are fairly derivative, they just put their names on songs written by someone else.

Sure, their arrangements were innovative and their performances incredible, but there's a good half dozen cases of outright theft that go well beyond 'inspiration'.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Harveys wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Everything comes from somewhere by way of inspiration.

Haters gonna hate.

Fudge em.

:roll:
Look, I'm a massive Led Zep fan and while blues chords and lyrics are fairly derivative, they just put their names on songs written by someone else.

Sure, their arrangements were innovative and their performances incredible, but there's a good half dozen cases of outright theft that go well beyond 'inspiration'.
Fair enough

Just tell them who wrote "The Maid freed from the Gallows" and they can add their name to the credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maid_ ... he_Gallows
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Maybe Lead Bellys estate can do the same?
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Dark wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Harveys wrote:
Dark wrote:
mr bungle wrote:How many stolen song titles, melodies and lyrics on III?

Stolen from where?
Everything comes from somewhere by way of inspiration.

Haters gonna hate.

Fudge em.

:roll:
Look, I'm a massive Led Zep fan and while blues chords and lyrics are fairly derivative, they just put their names on songs written by someone else.

Sure, their arrangements were innovative and their performances incredible, but there's a good half dozen cases of outright theft that go well beyond 'inspiration'.
Fair enough

Just tell them who wrote "The Maid freed from the Gallows" and they can add their name to the credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maid_ ... he_Gallows
Stuff like that is fine, it's a traditional song reworked and to be fair, they listed it as such in the credits. They did claim other traditional songs as being written by them at other times, which is stupid but not actually costing someone else money.

It's stuff like Whole Lotta Love, Lemon Song & Dazed and Confused that are the egregious ripoffs.
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if there are any philistines reading the thread who make the mistake of calling led zeppelin a 'heavy metal' band, please listen to the below and give yourself un uppercut..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lSJ-0Gl7Q

beautiful.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Dark wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
Harveys wrote:
Everything comes from somewhere by way of inspiration.

Haters gonna hate.

Fudge em.

:roll:
Look, I'm a massive Led Zep fan and while blues chords and lyrics are fairly derivative, they just put their names on songs written by someone else.

Sure, their arrangements were innovative and their performances incredible, but there's a good half dozen cases of outright theft that go well beyond 'inspiration'.
Fair enough

Just tell them who wrote "The Maid freed from the Gallows" and they can add their name to the credits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maid_ ... he_Gallows
Stuff like that is fine, it's a traditional song reworked and to be fair, they listed it as such in the credits. They did claim other traditional songs as being written by them at other times, which is stupid but not actually costing someone else money.

It's stuff like Whole Lotta Love, Lemon Song & Dazed and Confused that are the egregious ripoffs.
It is hardly a thing one band is to be singled out for.

The Beatles were particular renowned for it

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/classic-rock-rip-offs/
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