Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move, gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove. Oh, oh, child, way you shake that thing, gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting. Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way, watch your honey drip, can’t keep away.
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog - Live in Celebration Day 2007
thank you!! 💓
Paul: where’s your favourite location?
George: what’s your favourite food?
•ooo i have a lot but probably pizza
Abbey: when’s your birthday?
Submarine: do you like the ocean?
Vinyl: favourite album?
•i have so many but i think my top 5 are uyi ii, led zeppelin iv, led zeppelin ii, sgt. pepper, and appetite for destruction 💕
Love: what’s your “catch phrase”?
•i don’t rly have one
Boy, I’ve got a good one picked out for you today. I bought this album in Valencia, Spain. I was very excited to finally get my hands on this one because 1. it’s very rare in my experience to find Led Zeppelin albums anywhere, especially this one, and 2. ORANGE VINYL (also my avatar heh). Sadly, this is a fairly cheap reprint. The jacket is flimsy and the stickers are printed on, the disc is lightweight and cheap, and had a terrible scratched groove at the beginning of Black Dog right out of the sleeve. Thankfully, I think I cleaned it enough so it wouldn’t get stuck. On the bright side, all of the printing info on the label is in Spanish, which is neat.
This album’s actual title is a series of four symbols:
You’ve probably seen these symbols before, and this album is where they originate. From left to right, these symbols represent the four members of the band: Jimmy Page (guitar), John Paul Jones (bass), John Bonham (drums), and Robert Plant (vocals). Each member had their own reasons for selecting their symbol (more can be found here).
Now onto the music. I haven’t gotten to my rating yet, but I have to say this now. I think this Led Zeppelin IV is the greatest classic rock album ever made. Literally every song knocks it out of the park. From the heady swagger of Black Dog to the Tolkien-inspired folk-rock The Battle of Evermore to the iconic Stairway to Heaven, you just can’t go wrong with this album. Each song has its own unique energy, but each one sounds definitively Zeppelin. While listening, I spent a bit of time thinking about what sets this band apart from others. Part of it is definitely Robert Plant’s vocals, which are incredible, but it goes deeper than that. The band gels so well that I sometimes find it hard to believe there are only four members. They’re so in sync with one another that they create this inescapable groove that just sucks you in. That’s the best way I can describe it.
★★★★★ Whoa, big surprise. The albums are few and far between where every track is good, let alone great. Led Zeppelin IV is one of them. If you haven’t listened to this album yet, you need to. Highlights for me include The Battle of Evermore, When the Levee Breaks, and of course Stairway to Heaven. That guitar solo gets me every time.
see some band members i love in a way that i think they’re hot and dream about marrying them, others i love in a completely platonic, almost brotherly way to the point that i just want to meet them and shake their hands, hug them and tell them how much they mean to me