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No Sophomore Slump Here!

Many bands suffer from a sophomore slump, a brilliant debut and a second album that just doesn't measure up. Of course there are always exceptions, Led Zeppelin, for example. Black Country Communion, also falls into the latter category. BCC is comprised of Glenn Hughes, legendary English bassist and singer, as well as American guitarist Joe Bonamassa, American keyboardist Derek Sherinian (formerly of Dream Theater, and founder of Planet X)and Jason Bonham (son of Led Zeppelin's John Bonham).…

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Added by Zeppy on May 31, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

My review of the review of Led Zeppelin I, from Rolling Stone, 1969

The popular formula in England in this, the aftermath era of such successful British bluesmen as Cream and John Mayall, seems to be: add, to an excellent guitarist who, since leaving the Yardbirds and/or Mayall, has become a minor musical deity, a competent rhythm section and pretty soul-belter who can do a good spade imitation. The latest of the British blues groups so conceived offers little that its twin, the Jeff Beck Group, didn't say as well or better three months ago, and the…

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Added by Zeppy on May 25, 2011 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

My love of Led Zeppelin

The year was 1972ish, I was seven and my friend Johnny was six and we were introduced to Led Zeppelin, I have no idea how two kids so young were introduced to such "aggressive" music. After all, it was nearly 40 years ago, but somehow, someway, Led Zeppelin came into our lives and boy, am I glad they did.



The very first Led Zeppelin song I ever heard was Black Dog side 1, song 1(back when there were 'sides one and two' on tapes and crazy black discs known as vinyl…

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Added by Zeppy on May 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A slightly delayed review of Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience

When I first heard that Jason Bonham’s Led-Zeppelin Experience was coming to town (The Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA) I immediately looked up who the musicians were, I couldn’t find any information on any of them. I was finally able to find a few ‘official’ You Tube videos of the band performing live. Of course, the singer is always the big question IMO, and this guy, who I now know as James Dylan (no relation to Bob, I don’t think) was really good, Jason said he found him online. At…

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Added by Zeppy on May 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Review of 'Destroyer' Led Zeppelin bootleg and it's only 34 years late!

When I was a wee lad, I heard about this allegedly amazing Led Zeppelin bootleg called Destroyer!! (perhaps it was named after the Kiss album of the same name, as they were both released around the same time, or maybe it was named that because it's frickin great, and it'll 'destroy' you [but in a good way]).



To Quote Wikipedia "It was the first, and for many years the only, professionally recorded mixing desk tape to escape from the band's possession…

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Added by Zeppy on April 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

When Giants Walked The Earth Book Review

This is my official review of When Giants Walked The Earth by Mick…

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Added by Zeppy on April 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Bootlegs!!

I have been a Led Zeppelin fan since I was six years old, my friend Johnny and I were both huge fans as wee lads, he was only five! In fact, I still have the original Led Zeppelin IV cassette I bought from The Wherehouse in 1971!!

Anyway, we loved hopping on the bus and heading to as many used record stores as we could from San Jose to Palo Alto to seek out all the cool Led Zeppelin Bootlegs! When we called this one store, Chimaera Records, in Palo Alto and asked if they had any new…

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Added by Zeppy on April 21, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

baby baby baby baby baby baby baby...

Way back when I was in high school, I thought it would be a great idea to count all the 'Baby's (and 'Babes', and all it's variations) Robert Plant sings in every single Led Zeppelin (studio) song. We got out a pad and pencil and used the old tally sheet of four vertical lines and crossing them out to make five, to make it easier to count.

So my friend Marty and I began to count: The winner was Candy Store Rock from Presence, he sings 'Baby' 44 times. The next highest was, I believe,… Continue

Added by Zeppy on April 21, 2011 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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