Tag Archive: Led Zeppelin

STOP HEY – WHAT’S THIS CALLED? Twenty Songs Where The Title Is Not In The Lyric

THESE SONGS HAVE A TITLE – IT’S JUST NOT CONTAINED IN THE LYRICS.  BABA O’RILEY – The Who; FUNK 49 – The James Gang; JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES – Bob Dylan; TRUE BLUE – Rod Stewart; KING OF HOLLYWOOD…
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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Marvel or Drivel?

Given that I was such an impressionable youth, it surprises me still how unmoved I was at seeing Queen perform ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for the first time on Top of the Pops in November 1975. Watching the BBC Documentary entitled ‘The Making of Bohemian…
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IT’S RAINING SONGS – Twenty With Rain In The Title

SUNNY SKIES NOWHERE TO BE SEEN………………………….. RAIN – The Beatles; LOUISIANA RAIN – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers; A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL – Bob Dylan; SIMILAR TO RAIN – Warren Zevon; WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN/HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE…
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EVERYONE’S A WINNER – The best twenty albums in the greatest year for rock

1971 – With the demise of The Beatles the previous year, were the Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin trying to fill the void or reached a stage they could match the Fabs on their own terms? The Kinks…
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DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK – Twenty Songs Where Rock and Roll Celebrates Itself

WE KNOW WHAT IT IS – AND WE LIKE IT, LIKE IT, YES WE DO……………… LONG LIVE ROCK – The Who; IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL – The Rolling Stones; ROCK ‘N ROLL NEVER FORGETS – Bob Seger & The…
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IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR – in 1971 rock music reaches its peak.

Career peaks for Led Zeppelin, Marvin Gaye, The Who, Joni Mitchell and Rod Stewart – in 1971 popular music reached its high water mark. On a recent flight to Alicante from the UK I read a magazine article making the case for 1966 being…
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SONG NOIR – Twenty Tracks For Black Friday

This list is respectfully dedicated to the great rock n’ roller Malcolm Young – and everyone who saw a thunderous set by AC/DC at Wolverhampton Civic Hall in November 1979, from which my eardrums have only just recovered. SKY BLUE AND BLACK – Jackson Browne;…
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SECOND ALBUM SENSATIONS – Twenty Albums That Prove The Follow Up Isn’t Always A Flop

FIRST ALBUM ? WE WERE ONLY JUST WARMING UP – JUST LISTEN TO OUR SECOND: FOR EVERYMAN – Jackson Browne; GASOLINE ALLEY – Rod Stewart; BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD AGAIN – Buffalo Springfield; LED ZEPPELIN II – Led Zeppelin; THE BAND – The…
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AMERICAN BEAUTY: Ten Great Songs About America – Not Written By Americans

None of these artists were born between the coast of California and the shores of the Delaware Bay – but at some point all were glad to be Living in the USA.  NEIL YOUNG: Out On The Weekend (From the 1972 album…
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TWENTY ALBUMS EVERYONE SHOULD OWN – In the form of Ten Great Double Albums

This list is respectfully dedicated to my friend Mike Robinson who sadly passed away last year. I discussed most of these albums, particularly Quadrophenia, with Mike – who I will always think of by the Sea and the Sand.    QUADROPHENIA…
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