Poll--The Weakest Link: Led Zeppelin's 'Led Zeppelin IV' Round 1

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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
    Ok I was up early this morning and put this album on...holy shit mind blown.  I pretty much knew every song on there but damn never heard them in a row like that.  What an incredible incredible album.  The only two songs that I wasn't a fan of were four sticks and the when the levee breaks otherwise the album in amazing.  
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,111
    Four Sticks
    ^^^WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS??? 


  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
    ^^^WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS??? 


    I just listened to it again and still not a fan. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • DewieCoxDewieCox Posts: 9,839
    edited February 18
    Rock and Roll
    As a massive Zeppelin fan When The Levee Breaks seems to be a bit overrated. I feel like the story behind the drum sound elevates it to a level it doesn’t really earn as simply a piece of music. Still voting for something else this round and probably a few more rounds.

    Going with Rock and Roll because it and Black Dog serve the same purpose of kicking off the album with a major impact and BD is superior.
    Post edited by DewieCox on
  • OffSheGoes35OffSheGoes35 Posts: 2,111
    Four Sticks
    mcgruff10 said:
    ^^^WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS??? 
    I just listened to it again and still not a fan. 
    That's really sweet that you gave it another try. 
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,174
    edited February 18
    ^^^WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS??? 


    :rofl:
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,792
    Black Dog
    Interesting race for 3rd place right now. We're demented if Stairway gets ousted.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 7,174
    tbergs said:
    Interesting race for 3rd place right now. We're demented if Stairway gets ousted.
    Remember since this album only has 8 tracks, only 2 will be removed each round.
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 13,765
    Four Sticks
    mcgruff10 said:
    ^^^WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS??? 


    I just listened to it again and still not a fan. 

    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • Rock and Roll
    Plant's vocals on this album are unreal.

    Scruffy... Four Sticks and Levee aren't the songs that jump out at you, but trust me... just like bitter beer does... they grow on you and once you have acquired the taste for them... other songs are plain in comparison.

    Black Dog was an anthem of mine growing up in my teen years.

    In the mid 80s, when me and my friends got to parties... we'd always have some new mixed tapes ready to go. We'd inevitably get there, go to the stereo, stop the cassette that was playing Madonna, and put in our's. Then stand by the stereo and guard the tunes lol. We could have been considered bullies I guess, but it had to be done.

    Zeppelin was every 3rd, 4th, or 5th song on our mixed tapes separated by bands like The Who, The Stones, Rush, Skynyrd, and the rest of the classic rock genre. 
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,495
    The Battle of Evermore
    I still remember hearing Black Dog for the first time.  I'm pretty sure we were going to or coming home from church and it came on the radio.  That would have been around 1980 or so I'm guessing.  I thought it was the greatest song I had ever heard.  
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  • jjflashjjflash Posts: 3,823
    Four Sticks
    Skimmed thru the album several times trying to find the weakest link and there isn't an obvious one. Helluvan album.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
    Is zep IV arguably their best album?
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
     Follow up question: is going to to California a very popular song amongst zep fans or popular to Pearl Jam fans because of given to fly?
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  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,779
    edited February 18
    Rock and Roll
    mcgruff10 said:
     Follow up question: is going to to California a very popular song amongst zep fans or popular to Pearl Jam fans because of given to fly?
    Going to California is very popular with Zep fans because it is a f'n awesome song. Has nothing to do with Pearl Jam. Almost every person knew of the song, Going to California, before Pearl Jam even existed, including the members of Pearl Jam. 

    mcgruff10
    said:
    Is zep IV arguably their best album?
    Arguably. And the arguments for the other albums have been going on between Zep fans forever. 

    Stairway to Heaven is on Zoso and it became a rock and roll legend so that gives the album more attention but there are arguably comparable or better albums.
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  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,779
    Rock and Roll
    mcgruff10 said:
     Follow up question: is going to to California a very popular song amongst zep fans or popular to Pearl Jam fans because of given to fly?
    I may have to take my location out of my heading after your arguably insane pick for weakest song. :angry:
  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 8,495
    The Battle of Evermore
    I would say that Physical Graffiti is their best...double album
    Remember the Thomas Nine!! (10/02/2018)

    1998: Noblesville
    2003: Noblesville
    2009: EV Nashville, Chicago, Chicago
    2010: St Louis, Columbus, Noblesville
    2011: EV Chicago, East Troy, East Troy
    2013: London ON, Chicago
    2014: Cincy, St Louis, Moline (NO CODE)
    2016: Lexington, Wrigley #1
    2018: Wrigley #1, Wrigley #2, Boston #1, Boston #2
  • mookieblalockmookieblalock Posts: 2,310
    Four Sticks
    Mcgruff, I didn’t want to block you, but I accepted it was necessary after reading your comments in this thread. I’m sorry. Godspeed.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
    Mcgruff, I didn’t want to block you, but I accepted it was necessary after reading your comments in this thread. I’m sorry. Godspeed.
    Live long and prosper my friend. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Rock and Roll
    Scruffy... go listen to Over the Hills and Far Away.

    Report back.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 19,293
    When the Levee Breaks
    Scruffy... go listen to Over the Hills and Far Away.

    Report back.
    I actually learned to play that one on guitar back in 98 so I know it well. Awesome song. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Rock and Roll
    mcgruff10 said:
    Scruffy... go listen to Over the Hills and Far Away.

    Report back.
    I actually learned to play that one on guitar back in 98 so I know it well. Awesome song. 
    So then wtf is your problem?

    Why didn’t you delve deeper and love Zeppelin? Go listen to Good Times Bad Times.

    Report back.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,524
    Misty Mountain Hop
    I can say this about Led Zeppelin: at least they’re not Greta Van fucking Fleet.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,572
    Stairway to Heaven
    A brief Led Zeppelin conversation I had with my father in 1996:

    Pop:  "I remember when I was on your sister's graduation committee.  We got The Led Zeppelin to play for her prom!"

    Me:  "Well actually, Pop, the band that played for her prom was Quicksilver Messenger Service.  And the name is just 'Led Zeppelin', no The."

    Pop:  "Ohhhhhh no, I was on the committee!  It was The Led Zeppelin, with the The!"

    Me:  "Oooooooookay, Pop."

    :lol:
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,792
    Black Dog
    I would say that Physical Graffiti is their best...double album
    Interesting :pensive:
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Rock and Roll
    I would say that Physical Graffiti is their best...double album
    I would say it is their best double album as well.

    Their best album though? Hmmm. II and IV and Houses are all contenders.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • Rock and Roll
    brianlux said:
    A brief Led Zeppelin conversation I had with my father in 1996:

    Pop:  "I remember when I was on your sister's graduation committee.  We got The Led Zeppelin to play for her prom!"

    Me:  "Well actually, Pop, the band that played for her prom was Quicksilver Messenger Service.  And the name is just 'Led Zeppelin', no The."

    Pop:  "Ohhhhhh no, I was on the committee!  It was The Led Zeppelin, with the The!"

    Me:  "Oooooooookay, Pop."

    :lol:
    Lol

    Gotta love the old timers.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • rummyrummy Ontario, CanadaPosts: 2,884
    Four Sticks
    ed243421 said:

    But in the end he plays Kashmir!
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  • Rock and Roll
    rummy said:
    ed243421 said:

    But in the end he plays Kashmir!
    I always wondered about that?

    A subtle part of the movie demonstrating what a f**kup he was? Director’s error?
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 27,572
    Stairway to Heaven
    rummy said:
    ed243421 said:

    But in the end he plays Kashmir!
    I always wondered about that?

    A subtle part of the movie demonstrating what a f**kup he was? Director’s error?
    I'm curious as to what is that movie.  Doesn't look familiar.
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    If you think that's living, you are
    Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong"
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