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THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME (FILM)

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.93 | 118 ratings

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Guillermo
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3 stars The first time that I saw this film was in a cinema, in early 1978. I was 13 years old then, and I went to see the film with my brothers and some friends. At that time I was "discovering" Rock bands, and I became more interested in the music and also in learn how to play the drums. So, this film then was very impressive for me, then. But the passing of time, and after I saw the excellent "Led Zeppelin" video released some years ago, this film lost some of the "magic" it had for me when I was a teenager.

It has some funny scenes filmed as fantasy sequences by each member of the band and also by their manager Peter Grant.Most of the songs sound very good, and seeing Bonham playing the drums is still very interesting. I don`t know how many drum kits he used in his lifetime, but he played with a lot of power which makes me think that the drum kits (and of course the drum sticks) didn`t last for a very long time!

There are some differences in some songs in comparison to the version included in the album of the same name. Particularly,Plant`s vocals in "Rock and Roll" sound different. Maybe they used another take (they recorded and filmed three consecutive concerts in the MSG), or maybe they re-recorded some things in the studio (which is very possible).

The best things to be seen in this film are the performances of the songs "The Rain Song", "No Quarter", "Stairway to Heaven" and "Moby Dick". But "Dazed and Confused" is so long that it is the most boring point of the film.

Guillermo | 3/5 |

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