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Frankie Flowers
4 stars A great classic debut album. It was distinctively heavy to the ears of young rock fans in the late sixties and the overall style influenced many bands to come. The combination of Plant's strong vocals, Bonham's heavy drumming, Jones's cool bass lines and Page's powerful guitar riffs and fancy soloing is what fans like about them. They sounded very different to other groups.

The music is mostly a blend of blues and rock and although there are some covers like "You Shook Me" and "I Can't Quit You Baby", they were different versions and a display of their punchy sound. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is one of my favourites. It was an adaptation of a folk song but here it's a mixture of electric hard rock and acoustic folk which proved that the band were already showing diversity. Other highlights are "Good Times Bad Times", "Dazed And Confused", the folky acoustic "Misty Mountain Hop" and the speedy rocker "Communication Breakdown".

Lovers of hard rock, classic rock or blues rock should really like this one. The band would develop their sound more and became even better but this was still innovative and exciting stuff. 4 solid stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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