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Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV

16 09 2010

Listened: Wednesday September 1

LZ make a good recovery from the wankiness of III on IV. Stairway to Heaven is a little overrated, though. I prefer most of the songs on this album to that one.

Definite headbang moments on Black Dog, Rock and Roll (though it reminds me of Cadillacs), Misty Mountain Hop, and When The Levee Breaks.

The cover art makes me think of Wayne’s World – back in middle school I owned this silly book. In it is a list of albums Garth and Wayne think are cool. They describe this one as “That Led Zeppelin album with that guy with the sticks on his back.” Not knowing anything about this album at the time I thought that sounded incredibly bizarre. Well, actually now that I do know about this album it still is kind of a weird image.

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13 09 2011
Rodrigo y Gabriela – Rodrigo y Gabriela « Emily's Albums A to Z

[…] like crazy, and they wail metal and hard rock licks on acoustic guitars. I think their cover of Stairway to Heaven is one of the best that has ever been […]

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