I’ve always loved Led Zeppelin.
I’ve tried doing other metal — AC/DC, Van Halen, Alice Copper, Aerosmith, Foreigner, Bad Company, and lately, Hollywood Vampires. I tried listening to Metallica, didn’t work for me. I think blackwellspace is right when he says, “Metallica is a band you need to grow up with”.
Those bands all have some good/great songs. I own some of their music. But they don’t rock me consistently like Zeppelin. Zeppelin, for me, was the original cool metal band. I once got my haircut like Plant’s.
I still listen to Zeppelin. But I don’t listen to Robert Plant. His solo work didn’t do it for me, the Alison Krauss thing never interested me.
Now I won’t listen to Plant out of protest. I’m pissed that he put the kibosh on a tour after Zep’s famous 02 Arena show. They rocked that show. After, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham (Bonzo’s son) were up for a tour. Plant was having none of it. Zeppelin is one band I never saw live. Because of Plant, looks like I never will. Fuck him.
Rolling Stone recently published their 40 greatest Zeppelin songs. Going through the list prompted me to buy three Zeppelin recordings I thought I had, but didn’t – their first record, Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV, and In Through the Out Door. All 3 are must-have’s for a Zeppelin fan. I forgot how great they are.
Or how great The Battle Of Evermore is, from IV
My Zeppelin collection is:
Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin IV
Houses Of The Holy
In Through the Out Door
Celebration Day (Live At O2 Arena, London)
Rolling Stone’s 40 greatest Zeppelin songs is right on. It’s now one of my playlists.