Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
When I first listened to this album I was completely stunned. The only thing I could think was: “wow, this is a great album!”. I had been listening to some later Led Zeppelin albums and didn’t expect much of the earlier work, but boy was I wrong! This album is pure rock&roll!
The name Led Zeppelin comes from “led zeppelin”, because drummer Keith Moon suggested that they would go over with audiences like one). They did rip a lot off old blues artist, even sometimes without the proper credit, but it’s brilliant anyways. The album consists of 9 tracks with a great blues rock track Good Times Bad Times. Following this is the epc Babe I’m gonna leave you, this album has been covered throughout the years, but never did I hear a cover like the one from Led Zeppelin. You shock me and Dazed and Confused are very much alike in structure and atmosphere. There’s some great Jimmy Page work in these songs!
The next song Your Time Is Gonna Come reminds me a lot of Sweet Home Alabama meets No women no cry. The only downside on this album is the song Black Mountain Side, it basically breaks the whole album in two.
Following this “album break” there’s three more great songs with lots of great solo’s, lot’s of Rock and Roll and blues riffs. Communication Breakdown, I Can’t Quit You Baby and How Many More Times are great songs!
Overall this album is a must for any Rock & Roll fan! A great variety of songs and some nice “sing along with the music moments”!