Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I (Sounds On Vinyl S7 E37)

In this episode of the “Sounds on Vinyl” podcast, hosts Phil Bowyer and Mike Svensson delve into the iconic debut album of Led Zeppelin, released in 1969. They begin by discussing the band’s fearless approach to blending multiple genres, including rock, blues, and folk, highlighting the album’s daring and innovative nature for its time. They examine each track in detail, praising the musicianship of each band member, especially John Bonham’s exceptional drumming and Jimmy Page’s guitar mastery.

Songs like “Good Times Bad Times,” “Dazed and Confused,” and “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” are lauded for their groundbreaking elements, showcasing Led Zeppelin’s unique ability to transform blues into something entirely new. However, they express mixed feelings about tracks like “Your Time is Gonna Come” and “Black Mountain Side,” noting their experimental nature.

The podcast also touches on the significance of the album’s longer tracks, an uncommon feature in the late 60s, and how Led Zeppelin’s boldness in song length and style paid off. They discuss the album’s covers, particularly Willie Dixon’s “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” as examples of Led Zeppelin’s talent in reinterpreting and elevating blues music.

Towards the end, Phil and Mike reveal that the next episode will be their final show, promising it to be an epic conclusion featuring one of the greatest heavy metal bands. They hint at a future project, indicating the end of “Sounds on Vinyl” in its current format but the beginning of something new and exciting in the world of music.

Credits:

Hosts:

  • Mike Svensson
  • Phil Bowyer

Intro & Outro:

  • Voice Over: Kate Bowyer
  • Music: Dead Anarchy

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Hey, hey, welcome to the second to the last episode of the sounds on vinyl show

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My name is Phil Boyer and I do sit next to me. His name is Mike Svensson leech singer shortener demand the myth the legend I

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Can only say that oh wait, I forgot leech singer of all bands past present future

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Oh, yes, I only have a couple more times that I can say that yeah

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So it's gonna be a long business card. You find gonna be yes. Yes. If you had business cards, if you like, okay

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Here's the accordion

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Fucking hell so let's up in this week, man. Oh, yeah

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I mean, I think we've I don't think we've ever really I think it when we did like the 60s

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When we did like the decades a while back

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I think we covered Led Zeppelin, but yeah, we never really

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Talked about like a Led Zeppelin record start no finish before like we have like in the early days

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We've done like ecdc and all that stuff, but let's up and somehow

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Somehow past the spy. I don't know

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I mean it or maybe like on a scale of one to ten

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Where are you as a Led Zeppelin fan? Are you like they're the gods? They're awesome or

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every now and then

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Oh my god, well

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Put your on spot, didn't I? Yeah, you did actually

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Every time I listen to Led Zeppelin. I'm thinking that I I

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Like the more than I actually do

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There is some yeah, but this is the thing with Led Zeppelin

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Contrary to if we talk about like bands like the Beatles

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Which I wish I loved more than I actually do

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Led Zeppelin is one of those bands where it's so iconic rock and roll

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So it's in my opinion because I have I have all the studio albums. I

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Have them all they're in in in my bookshelves, of course

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so

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there is that but

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Zeppelin isn't a band that I usually

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Listen to that often. I

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Have tidbits here and there on playlists

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Yeah, but it's rarely that I pull out a Led Zeppelin album and play it

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back back to back

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Every now and then I play Zeppelin 2 though. Okay. Is that your favorite one out of I

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Think I think so in my mind it is

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But I'm not I'm I'm not sure if it I because it's like I I

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We I

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When I sit on listen to this album, it's it's dawning on me. Hey, hmm

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I thought all of the

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Songs on all of the albums were like the greatest thing ever, but it's not for me

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Mm-hmm

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but then all that aside there is the

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musicianship

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Which I think it's

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It's out of this world

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John Bonham Jimmy Page

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John Paul Jones Robert plant

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Fuck me

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So yeah, yeah, there's

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Some sort of history that it's hard to deny if you know what I mean

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So that in mind I have to own all the albums

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It's something that I do I bought a lot of them without actually knowing

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What the hell I was doing

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and and

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But it's something that I

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want to own them

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Could it because it's us it's an important piece of music history if you know what I mean

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Yes, I agree and that's why I wanted to ask you about that because they're they're legends

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Some say they invented the heavy metal genre. I disagree with that. Oh, yeah

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But they they are a hundred percent legendary

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You can't argue their status in the music what they've done to the music industry as a whole like they

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Will get into it as we go through the record, but this debut record is is really something else now before we get into the record

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I'm gonna ask you two things first. Yes. Yeah

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Since you brought it up you brought up the Beatles. Have you heard the new song? Yes thoughts

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And ugly

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Since I'm a history buff it's it's a it's a

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It's a tidbit of history

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Mm-hmm right there and then I mean they managed to discover something that no one ever knew existed

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And they made it into a thing with AI and

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it's

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But it's it's like I told you before I wish I love the Beatles more than I actually do

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But it's I listen to it's it's it's not a bad song

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Beatles is not a bad band

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But it's not your liver. No

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Well

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Queen is not my flavor at all

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The Beatles I know songs of course are no Queen songs, but I I much rather listen to the Beatles than than Queen

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Actually

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You know what? Oh

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Man, I yeah, the Queen thing is interesting to me that you're not a Queen fan

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But yeah, but I agree with you that I I didn't think the song was all that great

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I didn't think we needed that song although Beatles fans are probably like over the moon on this thing

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Yeah

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What I find fascinating was how this song was constructed from a because I'm a big technical guy

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I'm big into AI right now. I've already created like four GPT's in between

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Chet GPT going down and stuff like that

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So I'm big into what AI can do for creators, especially small creators like me and you where we can

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Get on a level of the big boys without having million dollar budgets, right?

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So I'm a big fan of what AI can do and it's inch like what what are we gonna see you from like

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A band that we're gonna have next week like what what we're in the what's in the vaults

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That we can now bring to life that we probably couldn't before

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Like are we gonna get new music from all these older bands that aren't together and maybe the band members are dead and stuff like that

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Are we gonna be able to resurrect?

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Some old Ronnie Dio songs that you know, he just had some vocals on tape

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But then maybe a little bit of something here and there, but can we have more like a full song?

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Are we gonna see a brand new Dio album in the future or EP or something like that?

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That's kind of what excites me about this Beatles song more than itself. Yeah. Yeah

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Yeah, well, I

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Agree to you. I agree with you

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But it's it's not my place to say if it's a good song or not since I'm not into the band but but

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as a

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As a piece of history, I think it's important it is

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Yeah, like I said, I think Beatles fans

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I think I saw a post by Philip Shouse who's been on the show many times

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You know, he's a huge Beatles fan and he said he loved the song

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So I think if you're a Beatles fan you you you like it

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I you know, it's I like some Beatles songs, but I'm like you. I'm not a huge fan

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You know, I wouldn't call myself like oh wow. Hey

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No, you know, I got to get the I got to get the whole collection and and all that and keeping like I'm just not that way but

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Going back to Led Zeppelin. Yes. Have you seen the video of Robert Plant singing?

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Which McCulloch I forget the song now stairway to heaven stairway to heaven. Thank you. Have you seen that?

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And and what do you think about that?

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I

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Thought the players were a bit I

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Don't know weak. Yes

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I was in my head I I struggle with

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diplomacy

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Yeah

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Now I thought thought the playing was horrible

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Yeah, I actually thought

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Plants voice was not all that great either. No, I mean to be fair the dudes like probably pushing close to 80 by now, right? Yeah

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So but and also is recorded on a mobile phone, you know in a fucking barn

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That's what it looks like true

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So we actually don't know it will we don't know he could be using an

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iPhone and and those motherfuckers

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You know, you know how it is. Yeah, I know

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Yeah, but the the the thing that struck me what was hope hopefully the guitar player was at interpreting the song

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I did it didn't seem like it. It was

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a thing that he did in in a different way and

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Robert is so professional so

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He would be able to sing over that

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I

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Don't know what what he was trying to do with the guitar player. I actually don't know but I felt felt bad for Robert

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I really felt bad. It was I mean, I've seen

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Have you seen the thing where?

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What the fuck they already they call the both of them the heart sisters now. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I did see that went

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Yeah, would you do that with Jason Bonham and and the choir and and that was that was fucking awesome

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Yeah, that was and that guitar player. I mean he he did his thing even though he's not Jimmy Page because

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Even though you try to do

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a

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song

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Justice with playing the parts that Jimmy do you you couldn't even

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Imagine to be in

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It's you're gonna be a cover artist no matter what you do no matter what you do because you can't play it

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to some extent

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people try to to

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Like mimic Jimmy Page Jimmy Hendricks or whatever, but there is something in there

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It's a feeling it's um, I don't know what it is but but DNA man

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It's it's in there. They have that guitar blood or something. Yes. It's it's it's in there and and

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You can try to replicate it, but unless you have it. It's yeah not going anywhere. No. No. Yeah

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so I I don't know a in all fairness to the Robert plant I I

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I did I didn't look at the whole video because I

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No, because I could get through it. No, so I don't know it was painful. I got all excited, but it's like yeah

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And people are getting all excited over

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Video filmed on a mobile phone. I mean it's oh

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This is Robert plant and even though the naysayers go. Oh my god. He can't see anymore

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How do we know? I mean his his his phone

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Could be out of whack the I mean the acoustic thing in in the in the fucking barn could we be total whack?

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I mean the guitar player plays like I don't know we actually don't know what went down

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True my my problem with plants

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vocals were

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And much like a lot of these guys do David Lee Roth and I'm not putting those two in the same league by any means

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But they sing it as though it's a different song

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Oh, yeah, the energy that he used to sing it was not the same and no again. He's a lot older than

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He was when he originally did that. Yeah, but it was sung more like a

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like a Frank Sinatra kind of

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Thing and it just it for me it was like what are you doing to the song like so I feel like the butchering was

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Equally spread out between everybody involved. Hmm granted. I agree with you the playing was

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Not there at all, but the way plants sing that song

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it was like

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He's saying it like he was trying to cover it and make it his own and I'm like but it is yours

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It is yours. So you just

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You know, I mean, I don't I don't mind a little bit of you know when it's live a little bit of yeah

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I know taking some liberties here and there, but it's like dude

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It's like that wasn't even stairway to heaven man. It might have been the same lyrics and maybe a little bit of the same music, but yeah

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that was

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But I was it was disappointing. Yeah, but leave that for now

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Let's let's leave it and let's get into something that is not disappointing and that is the debut record

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Yes from this little band. We've been talking about called Led Zeppelin and

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It's released in 1969 you and I weren't even fricking born yet

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when this came out and

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Nine songs in 44 minutes. Yes, and this album when I'll get to it at the end

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But I think this is an extraordinary

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extraordinary album

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for many reasons

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But let's start with track one good times bad times. What do you think? Yes?

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Oh, I like the intro and how the drums ease its way like through the whole song

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Bonham's drumming is I mean it's always been exceptional and

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I like the bluesy feel of the whole song and

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Yeah, and the whole album for that matter. I think it's a great song. I really do. Yeah, I'm with you

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I love the way the drums just kind of creeping. Yeah, just a little tap here to tap there

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Yeah, just they kind of creeps in and and you listen to this and on the surface. It's kind of a simple song

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Yeah, then you listen to Bonham's drumming and you're like Jesus Christ, man

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There's there's some there's some crazy shit. Oh, yeah, yeah underneath the covers man. There's some crazy shit going on

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Yeah, and I threw out the years

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Broken down some of the stuff that that he does and it's it's totally amazing

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I've so many times listen to to him play in my headphones and and try to figure out

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what the hell the man is doing and and

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When you get to a point where you just because I since I'm I'm a foremost a drummer

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I started out playing the drums. I very often listen to the drums when I hear a new song from a new band or or

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Whatever

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When I listen to music I listen to the drums

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so I

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When I went through this album to and listen to it

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It's all like I I discovered parts that I that I haven't heard in a long time

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Which I think it's great and and you hear him doing all those small tidbits here and there and which is a

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Way for him to lift everything up if you know what I mean

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I'm doing my part also like Jimmy do I mean I

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No wonder that John Bonham is is like

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Best drummer. Yeah, not the not the best for say but one of the greatest

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So not see okay

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See for me I look at him as this guy that does what needs to get done

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And he just doesn't do it in a he's not like the animal and comes out there and he's like wild

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No, he can do that when he needs to right? Yes, but it's it's these little subtle things that

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Just at like he knows the role of the drums and yeah, he does it to

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Perfection so for me he is one he is the greatest drummer. Yeah, but you disagree in being a drummer

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That's interesting. So who who do you think is is better? Who do you think does a better job?

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the

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But but it's it's it speaks to me in a different way if you know what oh, okay, okay?

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Yeah, all right. Yeah, I get you so so he's not your favorite drummer

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One of them actually one of them. Yeah, okay, I really dig

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Both Carmen and Vinnie Aposy I

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Really dig cozy power but but I grew up with those guys if you know what I mean

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I didn't grow up with with Bonham. That's I mean

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It's sort of like you have this textbook

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That in school that that you know this this is this is how it's supposed to be

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It's it's a it's a it's a description of how to play drums and the guy who wrote the description is John Bonham

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but if you want to

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discover something else and go God and a limb and try to create your own thing and

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You you go with with players like Vinnie Aposy

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Carmen aposy

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cozy Powell

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Tommy Aldrich and so forth

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You cannot recreate John Bonham because he's like sort of like larger than life if you know what I mean

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so so but

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It's it's a tricky it's a tricky thing it is he's one of the greatest he is one of the greatest

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Maybe he is the greatest

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But it's it's sort of like when every other person

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Wants to talk about drummers all they have to say is John Bonham John Bonham John Bonham John Bonham John Bonham and

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which puts

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The scale so high that that all the other drummers are like way down I

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Like a drummer called Ronnie Tut who played with Elvis

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I

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Like the style of Jean Krupa who is a jazz drummer. I mean they those guys were like

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Epic in in in a certain way if you know what I mean, but of course I agree with you. I agree with I don't disagree at all

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So that's it there we go. Yes the lowdown on

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Mike's feelings towards John Bonham. Yeah, you weren't taking it back at this

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Little yeah, yeah, cuz I mean for me, you know, yeah

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I was gonna say I look at like the top two drummers in rock are

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Bonham and Neil Perth

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Mmm, and I know you're not a rush fan

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I tried to get him to do a rush album this week

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Yeah

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No, and he's like no I try to get him to do 2112 because I thought that could be like a black album kind of fun

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Show but he's like no no no no, but this is better though

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This is better going kind of going back to the to the 60s with this one. So yeah, all right

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Let's leave the drumming behind and hit. Oh, yeah, one of my fucking favorites on this record

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Babe, I'm gonna leave you. Yes

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What do you think man a

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Light of vibe they got going on but it's way too long in my opinion. Oh, it's not long enough. What are you talking about?

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I

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Pages guitar work is stellar plants vocals too

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Even though it's a bit whiny

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Imparts but but it's it's a good song. It's a little too long in my opinion

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Wow, okay

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Well, it's the first of I think three covers on this record

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and

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I think it's so fucking bluesy it starts out mellow with the acoustic and Rob just singing

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It's kind of like they're on up the front porch drinking hooch

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You know and just jamming along and then and then it kicks in and I just you you said use the word whiny for Rob's vocals

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on this one and I I think it's I think he does a stellar job in this and

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The the interlude before it gets heavy just after the two-minute mark is just awesome. It just speaks to me

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Yeah, I think it's it's got a lot of tempo changes it is I think it's one

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It's one of the I think this one and the next two are all both like close to six and a half minutes

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Hmm, which is another like okay?

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It's 1969 and they're doing these six plus minute songs. Yeah, I'm a time when

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They're supposed to be two to three. So it's interesting

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Well, wasn't there's a time when liking to end and the late sixties were or

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People are smoking it up and playing long songs

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Yeah, I think we were transitioning to that but as far as singles and stuff

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There was still like there's always the radio edit that had to be under four minute songs

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Yeah, if you wanted your song on the radio it had to be it couldn't be six seven minutes like it can today

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right so

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Anyway, so yeah, I think

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It is it is a long song, but I dig it man. It's for me. It's not long enough

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All right, cool. No track three. You shook me. Yes. Well, it takes some song. Yes

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I mean, I like the thing that were

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White musician lifted off the blues to a new level. I mean they didn't get credit

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at all at some point

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but I mean both the Rolling Stones and Zeppelin did it and

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And which I think it's great. It's sort of like a hippie blues feel to this. I I

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Think that that they got it down Zeppelin both Zeppelin and stones how you interpret songs like this

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I think it's it's there is something there there is something there. I think it's a it's a

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It's a great song

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Yeah, I think the song definitely has a little bit of everything in it. I mean, yeah, you go from

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That mellow ending of the last one to this heavy bluesy guitar with the drums in it

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It was it's just awesome Rob's vocals. I think really showcase what he can do in this one

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Yeah shows his range from bluesy to heavy to raspy to whatever he needs to do now

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My ears aren't as trained as they probably should be after listening to music all this time

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but it was the guitar actually trying to mimic our harmonica in

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The one part of this song because I feel like that's what it was doing and then we actually had harmonica come in a little bit later

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Yeah, I was just hearing wrong or if it was just if it was both a harmonica and a guitar

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But I feel like that Jimmy was trying to mimic a lot of her with yeah, I think you're wrong to something in there

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I think so

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That would easily be

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Stuff like Zeppelin did

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Mm-hmm. Yeah

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Yeah, the keyboard solo

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Makes it makes me think I'm in some Baptist church in the south. I mean that was that was just awesome

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and the war between

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Rob and Jimmy is crazy, you know when they do the whole

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Jimmy plays and plant screams and stuff. Yeah, I love when bands do that shit

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Yeah, and they yeah, great song. They did that often live too, which I think it's really cool

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Provising a lot live with those kinds of things. Yeah

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Yeah, that's one of my biggest regrets that I never got to see Zeppelin

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Yeah, I was born. I always say I was born like 10 15 years too late because there's all these bands

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Like Led Zeppelin and black Sabbath that I wanted to see in their heyday in the 60s and 70s and shit and

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Just too young

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This was released before we were even born. Yeah. Yeah, which tells you the power of this though

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Oh, yeah talking about it. Yeah, like 55 some on your 50. Yeah later, right?

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So yeah, yeah, and it's not and talking about power number four dasting confused

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my

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I mean, I mean, I mean, I don't know I mean there's a song this is a song for me that it's it's

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It's a totally awesome song. I mean it's got if

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You shook me had everything that you wanted in a blues you feel song

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This has it all when it comes to rock and roll if it takes it to another level. It just brings it up

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It just takes it up. Yeah, I mean, I mean, it's

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Fucking insane to listen I remember listening to this song back in the day because it was

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sort of like it was in a movie I think and and it's it was it got played in in

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certain ways that I remember on radio or what whatnot and

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You get an introduction to

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wireless

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Lasseplen is considered one of the best rock and roll bands

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ever

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It's fucking insane the vocals the drumming the guitar. It's got everything man. It's also

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It's also fitted together if you know what I mean. Mm-hmm song is like together with the it's

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You're not gonna leave everything to chance it's it's I

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Don't know I don't know they don't make them like this one anymore. No, I mean the haunting riff is Rob belts out the lyrics

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I mean, yeah, it's so dark and disconcerting and and it's it's oh my god

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And the the the trippy psychedelic part around the two-minute mark. Yeah, and Jimmy

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The what Jimmy does with the guitar during that is just fucking nuts

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It is and I know he likes to use a bow, but this just so sounds so much like a violin

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It's it's scary like if I had to guess if I didn't know I'd be like that's a violin right there. Yeah, yeah, it's not like

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Jimmy Page I feel even though he gets a lot of props for being like one of the best guitarist

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I do feel he's a bit underrated because I call him like Jimmy number two because he's just this side of Jimmy Hendrix

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Yeah, oh right the stuff that he did and his playing and what you just listen to this album

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And you can hear the range that this guy's got and how we can play and what he can make that fucking guitar do it's it's

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It's pretty incredible. Yeah

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Yeah, it's it's just it

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Just a phenomenal song and and it's I

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Used to not really appreciate the song. I used to think this song was a little bit overhyped and I heard a lot of people say

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Well, you just you got to take some acid or some drugs or something to

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Appreciate it and I'm like if you got to take drugs to appreciate a song then something's wrong. Yeah, that's not quite right

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You know, I mean, I don't need to drop an acid to go listen to Inna God of Davidia

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I can I can appreciate that song for what it is

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Without you know, yeah

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Without doing I might drink a whiskey during it, but

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you know, I

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Don't think I need to go drop acid to listen to this stuff, right?

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And I don't think that's gonna make it better

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So no, and I don't think it was their intention that you were supposed to drop some acid or do some drugs

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When listen to to this album, I mean, I mean, it's I don't know but Dacian confused man

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Like you mentioned earlier about the musicianship. Yeah, right here demonstrates that perfectly. Oh, yeah, like how they all play together

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Right and one guy that that really we haven't talked about yet is John Paul Jones. Oh, yeah

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Just a great player. Oh, you know with the keys in the the the bass and all that just a great great player

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Yeah, it's a really smart dude when when it comes to

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Laying down some the bass tracks and I think I'm

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I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that that he has all the harmonies down

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He knows exactly what to do and when to do it and I think he

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That's the way they progress together as a band. He was like in there in that moment and and put his

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50 cent down with all the I mean, it's it's it's a great. It's a great bass player for sure

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100% yes, all right. Let's flip the record and go to truck five. Oh, yeah, I'm is gonna come

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Your time is gonna come. I have a hard time with this one. I think it's way too much organ

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but the the playing I

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I

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Struggle with because this is I have to remind myself this is a it. This is a debut album and

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Sometimes I get like

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When I listen to a song like this, well, it's way too much of this

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I don't understand what kind of song this is what what are they?

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I mean Dyson confused and then now your time is gonna come. I don't get it

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The vocals are good, of course

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But it's sort of like the do they want to do a Beatles thing with that hippie sound with sergeant pepper or what and

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Then all of a sudden it occurred to me. Holy crap. This is a debut album from a band. Nobody knows about and

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And and they experiment experiment with stuff like this. Holy shit

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How do how dare they?

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But on and on the other hand, how fucking cool is this?

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That you don't you don't care you do a song like this and and and

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You have dazed and confused and then you got stuff

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Before that song and and afterwards

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Mm-hmm. We're gonna talk about but it's yeah, so who might just

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Yeah, yeah, I mean for me. I I love the the the organ like you said I

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And like I was saying he doesn't get enough credit for this kind of playing and stuff like that

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I I think for me the only good part of the song is the beginning part is that

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You know the rest of it. I mean, it's a well-arranged song on the surface. It's a it's a good song. Yeah, it's just

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It's a little too folksy. Yeah for me

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It's not yeah, and I'm not a big fan of folk like I was never Janice Chaplin and all that like I that wasn't that wasn't my flavor

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You know, what's his name Bob Dylan and all that?

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Yeah, that was never my my flavor

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Nope, but

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Yeah, it's a it's a decent song and then you kind of alluded to the next one black mountain side

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Yes, like this is another one like what the fuck is this? Yeah

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Yeah

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Yeah, yeah, yeah

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You see what what what what is this? Yeah

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We don't cuz we don't know maybe we should smoke a joint or something to get it

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I think I think it to get through these two songs you might have to yeah

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Guitar work is tell or it's it's I

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Don't know I mean I don't get me wrong on on the their song

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Your time is gonna come. I love the organ, but it's way too much. It's like this black mountain side

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It's it's it's way too much of I don't know what whatever

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And India vibe with I can see John Lennon and and Paul McCartney and George Harrison singing around with it

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with this guru thing and

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All of a sudden page and plan comes in and and they sit there together. Hey, man

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You're from friend. You're from England too, man. Let's smoke in me if you got him. I don't know

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I don't know what's going on

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Yeah, maybe yeah, man, maybe we're not supposed to get it. I don't know

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Yeah, you know, it's it was the time of

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experimentation which you know back then bands could do that and it's yeah, you know, I

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Mean it's it's the time of the hippie like you were saying so, you know, why not do something like this?

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It's yeah, if you can why not, you know, who knows?

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I'm sure there's upland fans out there that like him if you like these two let us know what we're not getting but yeah

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Yeah, they're just not my they're not my flavor. I think they're well done songs, but that's not

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I don't know not what not what I want on a let's upland record. I would say that

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Communication breakdown it's always the same

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It is it's always the same. Yeah, I

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It's it's a great song. I like the guitar riffs and and the vocals are superior and

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I like the the choir thingy at the end. That's that's really cool

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Other than that

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This is one of those songs that everybody's like all this is like one of the greatest

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Zuppelin songs and yeah, and the other thing. I mean, it's a good song

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I don't think it deserves to be in the top five of Led Zeppelin songs, but it's it's a decent song

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You know, at least they got they got back into it. Yeah, you know with this one and we didn't have more of whatever that was on the last two

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And we talked about the Beatles earlier. This one kind of has a little bit of a Beatles vibe. Yeah. Yes, like just

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not the vocals obviously, but I

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Don't know for some reason I just I hear some Beatles in there

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Like this could be on the white album or something, you know, a little heavier like the white album is a little heavier with

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Helter Skelter and stuff. I feel like this could have followed Helter Skelter or something like that. Yeah, so yeah

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But yeah, not one of my favorites. I mean, it's okay. I'm not gonna skip it like I did the last two but no, you know

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Alright

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Yeah, another Willie Dixon tune, yes, I can quit you baby

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And this song is more true to the bluesy thing that that Zeppelin

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Do and and do well. So I I I get why they do

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Willie Dixon songs

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and

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This is the way that I want to hear Zeppelin take on a true

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Classic blue song that because they do it so great page is

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Page playing is it's I mean, it's so freaking great. I mean, I don't know what to say

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Yeah, what he does with this is incredible

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It is it's incredible because it's a cover song but you take it to the next level

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You want to show the world that that I can quit you baby was written by a

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black musician called Willie Dixon and

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This is the way we interpret it and we put this much to it and we do this

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We I mean, it's

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It's insane. Yeah, and and and and this is the pure awesomeness of Bonnet's drumming

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She's gonna say yeah, it's it's fucking insane, but this is

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I mean

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We get like white three songs that are

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Confusing to us

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And it's only nine songs. This is what I got growing up

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Uh, it's sort of like oh, there are some songs here that are really cool

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But I never sat down and listened to Bonnham's drumming

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The way I did in in ladder years if you know, right, right

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So it's not been with me. So I can I cannot say

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that

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Don't get me wrong Bonnham is a

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Fucking awesome drummer, but it's it's sort of like

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You have to sit down and break

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Down everything that he does and not in a song like communication breakdown

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Not in your time is gonna come

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Uh, you have to listen to dastin confuse you have to listen to good times bad times

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You have to listen to I mean

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Yeah, you know what I mean you have you have to pick them to listen to right, right?

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Yeah, yeah, because some of it's just regular rock and roll like any other drummer could do that

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Yeah, but there were parts of this song that I went back because I'm like

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Wait, what the fuck did he do just right there in that part? You see what the fuck? I'm like

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Yeah, that no man. There was like an extra something there that shouldn't have like

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Yeah, it's it's and it's that kind of stuff that just levels up the music that Zeppelin did

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It's those little touches is that little something something the Bonham throws in there

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That you're not expecting and you're like holy shit. That's awesome

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Yeah, so but but it's I can quit you baby, man

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Fuck good song great song

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Really great song. Yeah

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Yes

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How many more times we're gonna?

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I there's a thing with this this is like the first song I've ever heard with Zeppelin

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And it was it was from uh danish tv show

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um

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Danish tv show times two because it was like a danish tv show back in the 80s playing

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From another day in Danish tv show from from like 69 or 70. Okay, uh, so this is the first song

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I've ever heard of it Zeppelin and I I thought it was really cool because robot plant introduces the band

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And you can hear it goes like and I hear it in this song too

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I may introduce the band to you on bass guitar jump all y'all

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And on drums jump on him and on guitar jimmy page

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And then all of a sudden and they start

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Coming into the song and it's so fucking epic how they build it up

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And you can hear a small portion of it in this song when I listen to it on the album

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uh, so maybe that

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Is the reason why I think this is a great song

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Yeah, how it progresses and I love the guitar solo and and

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And jump all the way by us by bass playing fuck me

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But but it's it's way too long. It could be like for five minutes instead of like eight something like that

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Yeah, yeah, it is a long song. I I agree there, but yeah the opening groove with rob's background wailing and stuff and

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Yeah, it's um, yeah, it's an interesting song. I like some of it. I don't like all of it. Um,

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The tempo change of the two minute mark is cool

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Um, and with the chaos of the guitar, it's just it's it's freaking amazing

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um

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Rob's vocals at the four minute ish mark I have wow just wow especially with the guitar and drums in the back

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Down great way to close the record. That's yes the word what I have on my notes here because it's

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It's it is it's because we talk about this man since we started doing this about opening the record and closing the record

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and uh, I would say

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You know, I I think they opened it a bit weak

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But they closed it strong and and there was a lot of strong songs in the middle a couple of weak ones

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But but yeah, I mean for a debut record

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It is um

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Final thoughts final thoughts

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um

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Final thoughts it's I would it

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It's sort of like

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If if I didn't know better it was I would say sort of like a

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seven out of a ten

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six seven out of a ten

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but

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This is a debut album from

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1969

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With this young English dudes

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Don't care about fat or fashion or what's in and what's not

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they do a record

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the way they want to do it

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and

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It turns out great. So I have to

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History wise and because it's a debut album give it a ten out of ten because it's daring

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It's freaking daring. I wouldn't

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I I I couldn't even if I tried

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To do a record like this or I mean be so bold if you know what I mean

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I wouldn't have I wouldn't have the nerves to do it

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And those guys here

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They did they did it. They did it. They did it. Yes

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I I I agree ten for ten because what they did on this record from

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Blending multiple genres together. Yes

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Um, and and they didn't do that just on this record. They've done that throughout the whole their whole career, right? Yeah, the whole

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You know string of records they did this with

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Um, you know the blues are prominent, but you know, you can't really call this band a blues band

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You know, can you call them a rock band? Okay, maybe can you call them a metal band? I don't think so

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Oh, um, but what they did with this record and and you know to have

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I mentioned this earlier, you know three six plus minute songs on a record on a debut record in 1969

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Knowing they were never going to get airplay or chances were they weren't

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um

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You know, it just eight and like we just said the eight and a half minute the final song on here

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It's just like holy shit

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um

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And then if that wasn't enough

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They had not one

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But three covers on this record three and it wasn't like they just sort of

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Uh

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Covered it they made it their own. Oh, yeah, like you were saying about um

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The the willy dixon one of the willy dixon ones was like they they rewrote it and made it this rock blues

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Frickin masterpiece, you know, so I think it has to get a 10 for 10

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Yes, just because it was a well arranged well produced

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It just the talent on here is just amazing. It's yeah, I totally agree

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totally agree

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How good is this we agree is on something. I know look at that it took Led Zeppelin to bring us together

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And could you imagine doing rush it would be oh god. Yeah, you'd be like no no

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I don't like this one. I don't like this one. I don't like this one. I don't like this one

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You see

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All right, oh

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Shit should we tell people what we're doing for the final show or should we leave that as a surprise?

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Oh, that's a hard one. Yeah

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Yeah, you're the boss you tell them

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You want me to tell them? Yeah, of course. You sure? Okay. No

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No, okay

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Okay, it's gonna be good. It's gonna be epic. It's gonna be good. It's gonna be

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We will give you a clue it's gonna be one of the greatest heavy metal bands that ever walk the face of the earth

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But with one of but with one of the greatest voices

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in metal

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that

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Walk the face of the earth

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That's a good hint. You just gave it away

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I gave it away. I gave it away. Well, I guess I know what it is. But so yeah, but

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Yeah, so that that's gonna be the final show for next time and uh, we're also also stay tuned because

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Uh, we're gonna have an announcement of what comes after

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Yes, because like we said

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The sounds on vinyl show is ending

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but it's

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not the end of

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of

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this

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Thing that we're doing we're gonna be doing something pretty epic and it's it's not gonna be anywhere close to what this show is

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It is gonna be music related. Yes. Could we say it's ending in this format?

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It's ending in this format and beginning a new

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Yes, there you go. I'm I'm very excited about it. It's poetry

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Yeah, I'm very excited about it. I can't wait to tell everybody what this is going to be. So it's going to be a blast

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So the next show is going to be freaking phenomenal. So make sure

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You uh, you stay tuned and you come back and listen and uh with that

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What are you doing this week, mike?

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Uh, you're gonna be you're gonna be somewhere doing something

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selling records at

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The sounds on vinyl record store at Krussegård on Chuketree in Malmo, sweden

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There you go. Yes, you go bitches

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Go there buy some records hang out tell me some stories. Oh, yeah, and uh

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By your favorite record

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Yes, do it and and you're not so favorite record. Yes by your least favorite record

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Yeah, oh, I'm a favorite record even if it's your least favorite. It's still it is and I'm gonna tell you stories sometimes I I mean

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I I

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I

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Have coffee in my shop that and and it's free and it's sort of like

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I brew it on my coffee maker and it's it's it is what it is. It's it's good coffee and and so forth, but every now and then

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my my friend Jonas

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my my

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He and I became friends because we got like so much in common with music

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He's the one that interviewed the clash and the romans and and and whatnot

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and a couple of times he went to

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um

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It's called the express a house

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It's all like a starbucks in sweden

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and he bought one of those

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big giant

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coffee a lot of things

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and

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a cinnamon bun from hell

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And we sit there together

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And he he buys some records and we sit there and and we drink our coffee and and eat our cinnamon bun and and

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talk about

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The the good old days and and and whatnot and these are the customers that comes to my

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store

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With great stories great coffee and cinnamon buns for me

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It's it's fucking epic. I mean

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I couldn't even imagine that customers would come to my

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store and all of a sudden I

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I see them as friends

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Which it's it's nuts

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to think about I I wouldn't even imagine that being possible, but it's it is

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So it that's really cool. So come on down drink some coffee shoot the shit buy some records or don't just listen to

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The stories and listen to some some music in the store

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But buy some records but buy some records. So yeah, so I can take the bus home afterwards

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Yeah, otherwise it's got to walk and it's a lot. I have it's starting to get cold in sweden. Yes

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It's a whole thing. So you know buy a record. So mike has bus money. So there you go

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There you go. That should be your new tagline buy a record. So I have

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Yeah, yeah

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That should be the thing

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All right people until next time later

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