Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Led Zep Filler Post

I really have jack shit for you guys this week, so I figure I'll just mention a random thought about Led Zeppelin and their rendition of Robert Johnson's Traveling Riverside Blues.

Sign #118 You Are the Greatest Rock Band in History

Your bass player MISSES THE FUCKING CHANGE (1:35), you leave it in the mix, and you still have one of the greatest tracks ever cut to tape. I know what you're thinking: "So what, JPJ hung back on the G which is technically in the subsequent chord and he's a legendary genius so it works based on that alone. Now shut up."

Well, you know what? It doesn't really work. It's actually pretty awkward if you pay attention to it. Save for some trivial overdubs, the arrangement is pretty much power trio. You need the balls on the bass to guide the changes.

And you know what else? YOU shut up!

Of course, that all being said, it's still a masterpiece. Like innumerable other Zeppelin tracks, you can listen to this song at least 4 times: once just for Bonham, once just for Page, once just for Jones, and then once for the whole track.

And just to reiterate: I HAVE JACK SHIT THIS WEEK!

3 Comments:

At 10:15 AM, Blogger Grape Mouth said...

Let's not even start on the brilliance of "The Battle of Evermore". That song sends chills...

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger The Doorman said...

Wow. You're a really frequent blog poster.

And...to get this comment published, I have to type "gagaafy" below. Your blog sucks.

 
At 11:31 PM, Blogger The Doorman said...

To leave this one, I have to type "rveetf."

You're a hack.

 

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