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LED ZEPPELIN

Led Zeppelin

 

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Prog-jester
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3 stars LED ZEPPELIN “I” 3

LED ZEPs has always been a special band for me. First of all, I’ve discovered them by myself, without anyone’s help (for example, I knew DEEP PURPLE, URIAH HEEP and PINK FLOYD from daddy’s records and had already grown tired with them when I was 12 or 13). But then I’ve borrowed a muddy cassette from a classmate with best LZ tracks, and this is where it started. I had (and still have!!!) immense appreciation to their relents, I started to play guitar seriously due to Jimmy, I adored Robert “The Golden God” for his incredible charisma and unique voice, I loved their blues-rooted nature – they had that freedom in their music, unlike DEEP PURPLE or URIAH HEEP who were hard-rockers (first with Prog elements, than simply straight-ahead rockers). ZEPs were Gods of 70s; try to gather a stadium now playing 20-min long bluesy psychedelic tunes!!! Now in the light of their reunion I’ve decided to spend some time and make a tribute to that wonderful band in a form of reviews.

“I” is a rather raw and rough record, showing band’s wild nature and unleashed striving to make something loud and heavy. It has evergreen classics like “Dazed and Confused” (the most impressing one from the whole album) and “Babe I’m gonna leave you”, some inescapable blues standards like “You Shook Me” and “I can’t quit you Baby”, some short rocky tunes like “Good Times Bad Times” and “Communication Breakdown”, but there are also some kinda experimental tracks like organ-flooded “Your Time is gonna come” (this is where John Paul Jones shines!), instrumental oriental “Black Mountain Side” and 8-min long hard-heavy-psychedelic epic “How many more times”. Being a killer more in the spirit of that time than musically, “I” nevertheless made a statement: we are LED ZEPs, and we’re HERE to kick you’re a$$es!!! Breakthrough album it was, nothing to argue with. The world has been prepared and ZEPs came further.

Best tracks: “Dazed and Confused”, “How many more times”

Prog-jester | 3/5 |

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