Led Zeppelin released Led Zeppelin III 50 years ago in the U.S., on October 5, 1970, with the U.K. and other countries following a few weeks later. Known as the “unplugged” Zep album, it does have a ton of great plugged in moments, rock anthems, but a lot of variety that encompasses their eclectic style. In celebration of the record’s 50th anniversary, the band will reissue the Japanese version of the album’s only single — “Immigrant Song” backed with the non-album track “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” — on seven-inch vinyl. Limited to 19,700 copies, it comes in a sleeve that replicates the original artwork. The single will be released on January 15, 2021, and can be pre-ordered at the link below. Listen to “Immigrant Song” and “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do” right now.
Led Zeppelin has few peers on record in their fiery but brief career. Born from the crowded blues-rock wave, post-British Invasion 1960s, the band expertly and cleverly guess the tastes and whims of the growing music world and capitalized on them. Long gestated in Jimmy Page’s brain as a way to create his own band with a distinct identity that could touch many music bases, but not be commercial and weak. Page created Led Zeppelin and the album Led Zeppelin I (Atlantic) on the back of years of writing, planning, and plotting. The marriage of Jimmy Page’s writing and Robert Plant’s voice, in particular, is the secret sauce of the album and the early era of the band and what makes their debut one of the all-time greats. Continue reading
HBO’s new Southern Gothic psychological thriller and mini-series event Sharp Objectsfeatures an incredible, eclectic soundtrack featuring intense instrumentals, indie music artists, and rock legends like Led Zeppelin and Steve Miller. From Sylvian Esso and The Acid’s lucid ethereal obtuse sounds, to lead character Camille Preaker (played by Golden Globe winner Amy Adams) and her broken iPodClassic Zeppelin playlist on repeat of Led Zepplin II and Led Zeppelin III classics such as ‘I Can’t Quit You Baby’, ‘Thank You’, and ‘What Is And Should Never Be’ among others, the music has almost acted as an extra character in the show. Suspensful, incredibly filmed, well-written, and a great performance from Adams in the lead role, the show has been amazing so far in the two episodes that have aired. Check out this Spotify playlist for the show, hopefully, a portend of a release similar to other HBO shows like Game Of Thrones and Westworld.Continue reading