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5 stars Brilliant at their top and the best hard rock band in the 70īs, ZEPPELIN entered 1975 with a DOUBLE LP, and, for most of their hardcore fans, their best one. Recorded mainly in the road and at lots of studios in europe, PHYSICAL has an ambiguous status: itīs LED ZEPPELIN at their peak, groovinīsome incredible hard-blues riffs and many other heavy songs. But itīs too much ZEPPELIN for one "shot", and we feel that the band, altough still quite creative, was starting To record several generic hard-blues-rock songs in a considerable "boring" way. Itīs undeniable that PHYSICAL, specially disc one, is one of the most heavy and incredible genuine 70īs hard-rock records ever released. THE ROVER, IN MY TIME OF DYING and TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT are simply memorable ZEPīs gems that stay among hard-rock-fans favorites troughout the world. The power of synthesis in ZEPPELINīS production is quite noticeable here, altough itīs easy to imagine that the band in 1975 were enough running deeply into drugs and alcohol. Anyway, nothing went wrong in terms of production, since among so many hard pieces the guys could deliver a masterpiece: KASHMIR. From the main riff to the string-synthesizer arrangement by Jones, the song is a cornerstone. Page is sounding absolutely perfect in all tracks, making his GIBSON trademark a real big flame in the album. Disc two is, of course, almost as good as disc one, but suffer of some "excess". Another round of heavy-inspired riffs, WANTON SONG, SICK AGAIN, TEN YEARS GONE... Well, nothing bad for a band touring almost without stop for 6 years. PHYSICAL is an example of how a GREAT band could spare all their qualities without major problems concerning studio, producers or excessive jamming. Itīs LED ZEPPELIN at their pure-crude state of rock. Unfortunately, this is the LAST great ZEPīS album.


rguabiraba | 5/5 |


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