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audioservant

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  1. Hi audioservant. I will try to answer your question. My info is from Chris Welch's book "Led Zeppelin: The Story Behind Every Song".

    The Crunge was the supposed name of a new dance step that the Zep guys were trying to create in jest. Bonham was playing a funky beat one day at the Stargroves Studio, then JPJ joined in on bass and JP came in with an appropriate James Brown-style guitar rhythm. "Robert added vocals which encapsulated his feelings about his favourite artists, from Otis Redding to Wilson Picket. The band was so enamoured by the idea of creating a new dance craze - the Crunge - that they considered putting some diagrammatic dance steps on the cover to explain how to cope with a beat that crossed over from 'on' to 'off' every few bars. But that would have been more difficult to produce than the seed catalogue design on Led Zeppelin III."

    Hope that answers your question!

    BUCK'EYE' DOC

    Very helpful, thank you very much!


  2. link ....

    http://www.planetrock.co.uk/021208-1html

    now my first thought was ...... WTF ! Promotion people just don't talk like that nowadays.

    every album that is released these days is the greatest ever. Every musician is the greatest of all time. You never hear anybody playing down their product as being in any way second best.

    So - am I being over optimistic (again !) in suggesting this may be Zep-related ?

    your thoughts.

    The link doesn't work...page cannot be found...guess this is a bad omen :D (got the joke?)


  3. Hey guys,

    I always considered Houses of the Holy as the best or at least funniest album Zeppelin has ever done. I guess you already found out that especially dyer'maker and the crunge are the songs I'm talking about...

    Now I would like to know if there are certain songs ('originals') that Zeppelin alludes to. The crunge could be some James Brown stuff while dyer'maker to me sounds like a parody of The Polices 'Every breath you take' before that song even existed :D (any reggae artist zeppelin alludes to?)

    I hope this is worth a discussion and perhaps you have found 'comic elements' in other Zeppelin songs. Personally I'm interested in it because I'll have an exam about humour in music at the beginning of next year and anyway as a Zeppelin fan :D

    By the way: what does the crunge actually mean. I'm not a native speaker and can't find a translation...maybe an allusion to some other song?


  4. Good topic....and good luck with your exam. I'd have to think about this a little more. The only song that springs to mind at this moment is "Down by the Seaside" and don't know if one can find humour in it but it is sure darn cute! :P

    If you include the album cover artwork, then the Presence album is good for some chuckles.

    Thank you!


  5. D'yer Mak'er:

    "The name of the song is derived from a play on the words "Jamaica" and "Did you make her", based on an old joke ("My wife's gone to the West Indies." "Jamaica?" "No, she went of her own accord.") On July 21, 2005, Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant discussed the song during an interview with Mike Halloran, a DJ on radio station FM94/9 in San Diego. During the interview, he talked about the different interpretations and pronunciations of the name of the song [3]). The title, which appears nowhere in the lyrics, was chosen because it reflects the reggae flavour of the song. Plant has said that he finds it amusing when American fans completely ignore the apostrophes and pronounce it as "Dire Maker". The common mispronunciation is alluded to in the song "Joke About Jamaica" by The Hold Steady in the lines: "They used to think it was so cute when she said 'Dire Maker'/All the boys knew it was a joke about Jamaica".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D'yer_Mak'er

    R B)

    Thank you, that is some great piece of information!


  6. Hey guys,

    I always considered Houses of the Holy as the best or at least funniest album Zeppelin has ever done. I guess you already found out that especially dyer'maker and the crunge are the songs I'm talking about...

    Now I would like to know if there are certain songs ('originals') that Zeppelin alludes to. The crunge could be some James Brown stuff while dyer'maker to me sounds like a parody of The Polices 'Every breath you take' before that song even existed :D (any reggae artist zeppelin alludes to?)

    I hope this is worth a discussion and perhaps you have found 'comic elements' in other Zeppelin songs. Personally I'm interested in it because I'll have an exam about humour in music at the beginning of next year and anyway as a Zeppelin fan :D


  7. Now you're talking!!! If a four-piece it must be, what Jimmy is looking for is a bluesy American grunge singer with a strong folk background, there is no better choice than Cornell, who was at the forefront of it.

    B)

    Yeah, Chris Cornell would be really interesting...

    and what about Jack White B)


  8. For me the Smashing Pumpkins are the best band of the 90s.

    Today the Pumpkins are very anachronistic in a positive way...they are really into this extending Songs live thing just like Zeppelin was...

    Of course they remain different bands...

    I think Zeppelin and the Pumpkins (and of course Nirvana) represented their "zeitgeist"

    Nowadays Zeppelin and the Pumpkins are exactly the opposite of the zeitgeist, which is very important, because for me all the new bands suck...

    Ever considered why there were so many reunions in 07...?

    Greets

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