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SamoKodela

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  1. SamoKodela

    Favorite Led Zeppelin Year

    1970. I think Robert's voice sounded the best that year, just better and not as extreme as 1971 and they started to experiment more which is basicaly the start of all their album experimentation and their shows got expanded and more varied and experimental too and they got their first own sound system which is important. And ofcourse Led Zeppelin III is from that year, which is my favourite album.
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    You certainly do that just by listening to existing music in detail and aplying that, but you have to bring new things into music in all sorts of ways.
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    Plant said exactly that in 1990 MTV rockumentary about Led Zeppelin III. He said people commented 'why kill a perfectly good career' and he said 'you make moves, musical twists and turns, to satisfy yourself, that's what has to come first'. So I guess it's both telling the listener what to listen to and satisfying yourself, while thinking enough what the listener wants too.
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    Hitchcocks Vertigo-Inspiration for Kashmir

    Just first two chords, I think.
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    Hitchcocks Vertigo-Inspiration for Kashmir

    Both posts are great, thanks. The first one is really well written, poetic essay and well the second one, yeah, I'm still waiting for an epic movie with a car driving down the desert with Kashmir in it or maybe Moses spreading the sea!
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    Best Jimmy Page Impersonator EVER! - Jimmy Sakurai

    Yeah he truly got it down to every move, not to mention tour! But with such an original guitarists and author as Page is sure there are going to be naysayers, even when someone is that good, plus I'm quite sure he can't be that good if he isn't sober and clean hehe, while Page still could be
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    Hitchcocks Vertigo-Inspiration for Kashmir

    The topic really wasn't meant to change anything, it's all been told and retold and discovered already and Zeppelin are a heck of an original band! Not much to add after Led Zeppelin II at all, but it's similar with Roberta Flack and song Gone away compared to main riff of The Rain song: sounds similar right in the intro but totally different note combination and also an additional note. You can check that very quickly on a keyboard. And in Vertigo you have a descending and also A BIT of an ascending melody, but only the descending one is quite similar with additional notes, and they you got several more riffs in Kashmir, the main one, the one over it, the one after the main theme, the symphonic part and the final riff, plus the lyrics and vocal melody. What an epic! Nothing mayor to report here, only that Bernard Hermann died in 1975, probably of pride and delight when he heard Kashmir and that little bit of it too huh heh!
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    Hitchcocks Vertigo-Inspiration for Kashmir

    Ok no problem, I'm just glad you took it nicely, I tried to write it as a fan in the kindest way possible. It reminds me me of both the main descending and the ascending riff that starts Kashmir. I wonder what others will say. Because understand that whatever they say, they will just say they find it more or less similar, nothing else, it can't be anything else.
  9. I've always defended Zeppelin, for most of their plagiarism being limited to first two albums and even there they added so much of their own, while latter on they had so many original compositions, but there was always that element that ofcourse doesn't make them plagiarist or just a band with a new sound or great producers, it's just that there were little bits and pieces of lyrics or music taken from others or that there was music that directly inspired them to write their own. It's always like that in music, so I'm not trying to make anyone feel disappointed, although I might be a bit every time I discover something like this, because I guess we are all more impressed if something is like totally out of the blue, but I guess it almost was to late for that in Zeppelin's time, centuries of great music have already been happening, although The Beatles have certainly been noted a lot less for being inspired by others in their vocal melodies. But overall Zeppelin's song were so original and when you add Plant's melodies and lyrics on top, it's all just great and he was rarely accused for taking others melodies or lyrics apart from the obvious ones, even if perhaps those melodies were sometimes not that catchy because it's not pop! Anyway here is a scene from Hitchcocks movie Vertigo and the music after 1:10 written by Bernard Herrmann might just have inspired parts of Kashmir:
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    Yeah, it would add some 'balance' but it wouldn't change things that much and I think even with Hey, hey things wouldn't be that different and it's cool that Zeppelin spiced things up with things like Hats. I things they just always loved acoustic music and they tested the ground with III a litttle bit, but after they saw with both II and IV and even with I what people liked the most, they still released Houses and Presence and some exotic Graffiti stuff! Amazing!
  11. It's good for a cover, but no point in looking at who is better and at various pools. And modern music is based on The Beatles just as much as it is on Led Zeppelin, even if Led Zeppelin have got a heavier sound!
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    And I love IV, but sometimes it's almost to powerfully and to loudly produced and I love the complexity of Black dog and Four sticks, but some of the others are almost too simple or atleast too straightfoward for me, while Immigrant song is not that heavy on three and quickly over and then I can listen to so many forms of intricate and at times complex music. I also like how studio Kashmir is not that heavy and the studio sound of Stairway drums. There are other examples of studio stuff like Tangerine, That's the way, Babe I'm gonna leave you, You shook me keyboard sound, IMTOD drum sound and so on. Hard to pinpoint it, it's like saying the 21.6. 1977 version of No Quarter is so fantastic and so unbelieveable in improvisation and over the top heavy at the same time, but the 23.6. has got the perfect sound. I know most would say IV has an absolutely fabulous sound to it, but so do both of these bootlegs, I'm just talking about the second one being more artistic, less heavy and more beautiful and tasty sounding.
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    The Led Zeppelin III Story...

    And yet their most famous song is Stairway to heaven, mostly acoustic song, with no real heavy core riff. And there were some good riffs on III. Immigrant song, Celebration day and Out on the tiles are all top heavy riff songs, the last two have fantastic choruses too, yet somehow they just didn't turn out to be such big hits. I think this all shows that being true to yourself is the best decision, even if you might decide on purpose to go for your older more successful style a bit more, when you see an album is not doing that well. Afterall Zep were very young and two of them were practically living on the street just two years earlier, you can't blame them for the heavy sound of IV, but they played their hearts out again on Houses and on IV their honesty gave us all Stairway to heaven. So yeah, I think fans do like the heavy riffs most, but they sure damn love Stairway, Going to California and Battle of evermore. So it's hard to explain, maybe it's more about the amount and type of both acoustic and electric songs on III, but it's a classic and everything proves it these days, even IV haha.
  14. Just before he had his first shot . Zeppelin gave it their own shot thought, making their own original music to it and quite a few original verses.
  15. Mostly limited to Zep I and II and even there mostly to little parts of songs. And things like Babe Im gonna leave you and Dazed have got so much added and Whole lotta love has got all the instrumental parts original, the same with Nobody's fault but mine. It's not even remotely as much stolen as some of the CD's and videos would like to imply, but some things should be credited. Things like little parts of lyrics in How many more times or Rock and roll intro or the mood and a few lines from Moby Grapes Never for SIBLY just don't count.
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