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Led Zeppelin


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Well, then this is your swansong, right?

In Through the Out Door was the final and unplanned declaration of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. It was launched amid a turbulent time both a Led Zeppelin (not as turbulent as that of Presence, though), since Page and Bonham were struggling with heroin addiction and alcoholism, respectively. As a result this album was dominated more by John Paul Jones. That is: there are synthesizers and piano everywhere.

I agree with those who consider this album a bit weak, but I can not help but notice that it is somewhat underestimated. There are some songs here that can really throw away, some tolerable and a couple of songs worthy of note.

The songs here are disposable and South Bound Suarez and the singles Fool In The Rain and Hot Dog (there it is song name? Pathetic). I am able to tolerate the ballad All My Love ( I'm actually surprised to know that this song is Led Zeppelin) and the strange I'm Gonna Crawl (complete with screams of Plant and influences of blues and soul). Now In The Evening and Carouselambra are the absolute highlights! Especially Carouselambra which is one of the most progressive songs of the band.

It is a pity that the band was never able to come together to release another album by the death of Bonham the following year (unfortunately just a rock star to fall into the trap of drugs). As an indication of what they could have done in the "fearful" decade of 80 think it was good they had stopped here. 3 stars.

voliveira | 3/5 |


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