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5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a change in rock
LED ZEPPELIN'S excellent debut album is the strongest debut album by any band ever. Inspired by the works of Cream and starring the (in)famous Jimmy Page of the YARDBIRDS fame, LED ZEPPELIN will forever be among the greats of rock. Inspiring bands all over the world including AC / DC and RUSH, the combination of Page's masterful guitar hooks, mixed with the super frenetic...
Published 11 months ago by DeanWinchester79
3.0 out of 5 stars ENTERTAINING-Blues covers album?!:-) - CLASSIC Zepp?!
Yeah, that's right I think this is a cover's album. It's entertaining, but you've heard it on the radio before. It's highly creative mood music, but it sound's like some traditional blues material...It's that new heavy music, but hippies are outdated and hair metal went out-of-style in the late '80s. So just put this album on and pretend it's the Strokes or the Hives...
Published on July 15 2003 by fanboyfromva
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of a change in rock,
LED ZEPPELIN'S excellent debut album is the strongest debut album by any band ever. Inspired by the works of Cream and starring the (in)famous Jimmy Page of the YARDBIRDS fame, LED ZEPPELIN will forever be among the greats of rock. Inspiring bands all over the world including AC / DC and RUSH, the combination of Page's masterful guitar hooks, mixed with the super frenetic drumming by the late, great John Bonham will shatter you're senses, as well as your windows. The bass by Jon Paul Jones is the fattest sounding bass in the history of music. The only one who comes close is Geddy Lee. After you listen to LED ZEPPELIN'S first four albums, the blend of smooth blues, relaxing folk and hard - hitting rock will surely make you clamor for more. This is where it all started. This is rock at it's finest. This is LED ZEPPELIN.
5.0 out of 5 stars Real rock and roll.,
Cranked it on the C.D. player, and loved every minute of it!
The only thing missing was the sound of the needle as it carried on to the next song.
5.0 out of 5 stars How many perfect first albums are perfect?,
There are a few artists that came out with first albums that are as great now as when they first came out, but most performers hit their stride on their 3rd or 4th opus. Led Zeppelin came out of the gates a winner on their first.
5.0 out of 5 stars Led Zeppelin SHM-CD,
I have the original vinyl purchased in the 60's which though played to death is still in fine shape. Purchased the SHM-CD and am impressed. It is better than the remastered CD, more depth, longer reverb and a bit smoother overall but not a " night & day " difference. The vinyl is still a bit warmer. The SHM-CD is nice to have but if you have the "Remastered CD" look for an original vinyl copy to round out you Led Zep catalogue. Of course the music is first rate and always has been, it's just nice to hear ALL the subtleties and believe me there are quite a few!
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best!,
This CD has some of the greatest material from them on it. "Your Time is Gonna Come" and "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" really showcase the bands talent. Plant's voice was great during this period too. This album ranks up there in my top favorites from Zeppelin. Definately a must have for any collection!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece of a debut,
Led Zeppelin (1969.) Led Zeppelin's first album.
In the latter half of the sixties, Jimmy Page was left without a band since his previous one, The Yardbirds, had disbanded. However, he wasn't about ready to be done rocking and rolling. He put together a new band with vocalist Robert Plant, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. He appropriately called this new band The New Yardbirds. However, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this isn't a very good band name. Fortunately, the band received inspiration from The Who drummer Keith Moon. He had an expression - "This gig is going down like a lead Zeppelin." Liking this term, they changed their name to Led Zeppelin. And in 1969, one of the great years in rock and roll history, these four young men released their self-titled debut album. How does it measure up? Read on and see.
Good Times Bad Times opens the album. It's a solid, classic hard rocking tune, with a slight bluesy touch. The most underrated member of Led Zeppelin is John Paul Jones, and his bass here really must be heard to be appreciated. Babe Im Gonna Leave You is a slower, mostly acoustic tune about heartbreak. Every musical artist, regardless of genre, has to do a few heartbreak tunes - and here Led Zeppelin serves up one of the finest the world has ever seen. You Shook Me is a cover song. To put it simply, this is a slower track, but it's still a hard rocker. I'm not too crazy about this one, but it's still a decent song. Dazed And Confused features the band serving up an excellent example of classic psychedelic hard rock. This is one of the most popular songs that can be found on the band's debut album - and why not? This song ROCKS! Your Time Is Gonna Come kicks off with an organ solo by Jones, which is nothing short of excellent. It's not long before we have a melodic rocker that almost certainly won't fail to please. This here is what we call an underrated masterpiece. Black Mountain Side is short but sweet acoustic instrumental. Jimmy Page is a guitar god, but the acoustic stuff he does never seems to get the proper credit for some odd reason. Communication Breakdown is straight-up classic hard rock, this one is a premonition to the heavy metal that would slowly begin to surface in the seventies. This one is arguably my favorite song on the album. I Cant Quit You Baby is another cover song. This here is a slower, bluesy rocker featuring some excellent guitar riffs by the one and only Jimmy Page. The bass is also excellent, and it really makes me wonder why John Paul Jones is the most underrated person in the band! How Many More Times is yet another cover song. To put it in the simplest terms possible, this is a slow rocker - but it's still hard rock. It's a shame this track never got the proper credit, because the band couldn't have finished the album off with a better track!
Led Zeppelin's self-titled 1969 debut is one of classic rock's essential masterpieces. Even after all these years, it still stands the test of time. If this little gem is missing from your rock and roll library, I suggest you add it as soon as possible. I don't know if I can call this the band's finest album (it's tough playing favorites with these guys), but it's damn fine nonetheless - and well worth purchasing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy, buy, buy!,
As I mentionned in my other Led Zeppelin comments... you have to purchase 4 albums together! Led Zeppelin 1-2-3-4! Too good to be true!
5.0 out of 5 stars simply the best,
this is the first step of the greatest rock band that the world has never known. if you are a real rock music listener.......you need this album dude, absolutly!
5.0 out of 5 stars I like that old time rock n roll!!,
INTRO:Led Zeppelin is one of the greatest band who ever walked on this planet great albums,songs,carreer Zeppelin did it all but back in 1968 when they got together they had nothing. Zeppelin was made by Jimmy Page who played with one of the most famous band in the 60s the Yardbirds after the band broke up Jimmy recruted musicians Robert Plant at vocals,John Bonham at drums and John Paul Jones at bass.The band quickly fit and chose Led Zeppelin as their name taken from`Lead Zeppelin`changed into `Led`.
First Recording:The first album was made very fast.Some covers,originals but they let the music speak for itself.They then were able to get a recording contract with Atlantic records and their first album self-titled Led Zeppelin came out in early january `69.Zeppelin were on the charts in no time and were touring America for the first time,but were struggling to get attention at home.Zeppelin made one of their finest recordings here Best or Not is not the question,my questions is do you have it?If not buy it... now!
SONGS:Some covers overs but mostly originals songs are great from begening to end.`Comunication breackdown` is great, memorable songs here `Your time is gonna come`,`I cant quit you babe`,`How many more times`,`dazed and confused and so on...So you bought it yet?
`69:When he band started as the new Yardbirds and eventually changed their name to Led Zeppelin.The first album was made in 68 and released the following year.They first toured America in 69.By the end of`69 Atlantic was screaming for another album the band did so and was named`II`.69 has been a great begening year and it Zepppelin only starting giving a little taste of what 70`s rock would be like.The band would latter achieve ``legends``status and inspired many...
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUSICAL exsperience that should be heard by all,
i just started listening to zeppelin and because of this cd.. i am now a big fan i have listened to this album many times now and i just dunt get sick of it.. i never thought a debut album for a band could kick so much ass .. it has blown me away and i will continue to listin to it and the rest of the albums 24/7
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