Friday, January 28, 2011

Led Zeppelin - The Fourth Album


Sample:
"Took my chances on a big jet-plane / Never let 'em tell ya that they're all the same / Hoh, the sea was red and the sky was grey / I wonder how tomorrow could ever follow today"

-Going to California
(You thought I'd quote Stairway to Heaven, didn't you?)

First of all, an interesting fact/background about this album. IT HAS NO NAME. (gasp) You say, "But Chris, I go into iTunes and it says it's called 'Led Zeppelin IV'." Yes, that's because that is what people started calling it because they couldn't see a name on it anywhere, since it came after Led Zeppelin III. Led Zeppelin wanted to make an untitled album to piss off the execs at Atlantic Records. The only indication that it was their work was 4 symbols on the sleeve that represented each member of the band. It became one of their best selling albums. Take that, record execs!

Anyway, to the review!
Casual classic rock listeners probably will only recognize a few songs off this: Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog, and maybe When the Levee Breaks. But listen to this whole thing, and you will find a 70's treasure. Each song has its own layer and unique theme, and Led Zeppelin touch. It's a classic that everyone should hear, and it's a fantastic mix of everything good about classic rock. Heavy-bluesy guitar (Black Dog, Rock and Roll, When the Levee Breaks Four Sticks), Acoustic ballads (Battle of Evermore, Going to California, Stairway to Heaven), and pure awesomeness (Misty Mountain Hop).
Wow, I fit every song in those parentheses.

LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM.

10/10

21 comments:

  1. Great album. Second one is my favourite. Loving 'Thank You'

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  2. I have that album! Good stuff.

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  3. That's very... original of them.
    I'll be following your posts. Cool blog :)

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  4. Led Zeppelin is good music, love it. :)

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  5. I love Led Zeppelin!!Followed!

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  6. again, awesome music! stairway to heaven is an all time top 10 song!

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  7. I am glad I decided to follow you.
    Because I just realized I haven't heard Led Zeppelin in a while.

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  8. wow I didn't know the story behind that album, that's pretty cool!

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  9. i cant ignore a 10/10. on my to-do list now! following

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  10. I ALWAYS love finding new music, thank you for this blog! (Even though Led Zeplin is not my style) (=

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  11. Huh, I never knew this about Zeppelin IV. Neat!

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  12. Great album, always had a love for the fourth.

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  13. Great, I'm a big fan of Led Zeppelin.thanks for awesome sharing.

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