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WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

Led Zeppelin

 

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3.79 | 25 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars I have reviewed very little singles out here (maybe four or five). The reason why I do this exercise with this huge Led Zep one is that it fully belongs to my early teens. I bought it in December 70 together with "Parano´d".

A great experience for sure. As an almost twelve years young boy, I listened to these tracks an awful lot of times without understanding the lyrics. But I really didn't care. But I spread the music within my class mates?

Later on I purchased the album and got acquainted with the classic end of "Heartbreaker" immediately followed by "Living Loving Maid". For sure a great b-side. I was quite fortunate though (even if I had no clue about this at the time): Led Zep were not releasing any single in the UK. Only in continental Europe (and some other parts of the world).

"Whole Lotta Love" is the archetype of the heavy rock genre: powerful vocals and great guitar riff. But the middle and fully disjointed psychedelic part is just fantastic. The band already had a similar approach with the great "How Many More Times" available on their debut album.

The flip side is not a second-hand track either. But in those days, Led Zep didn't release second-hand songs. Let's say that I listened to this side once out of two. This is a great single which I rate with four stars. It deserves a max rating in terms of influence and great music, but I can really not consider a single as being worth as much as an album.

But it was a great moment of initiation in my long musical process. Only therefore I have reviewed it.

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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