Rock And Roll

Led Zeppelin (1969)

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin are one of the most influential bands the world has ever seen.  Jimmy Page and Robert Plant set the standard by which future guitar heroes and frontmen respectively would be measured.  I loved the first 3 Led Zep albums, they are simply brilliant.  I personally am not a big fan of 12 minute guitar or drum solo’s so I found some of the live stuff a bit tedious but nothing takes away from the power and majesty of Led Zep I or II at high volume.

To many Led Zep will always be the benchmark against all metal and hard rock bands will be measured. They really had it all, phenominal musicianship, rock ‘n’roll attitude and a great look. Everyone into the music wanted to look like them. Page and Plant epitomised the guitar hero & frontman relationship that only the true royalty of rock can replicate. Eddie & Dave, Bowie & Mick Ronson, Freddie & Brian, Mick & Keith, Ozzy & Randy, Slash& Axl, Angus & Brian. This only happens when there is the perfect symbiosis in the band and Led Zeppelin were in my mind the first to get it right, two larger than life heroes, better together, but still magnificent alone.