strutter806 Posted March 31, 2014 Share Posted March 31, 2014 I'm not sure what section to post this topic in or if it has already been asked but it has often stumbled around my brain so here goes... We all know side 1 of Zoso starts with the weird little Page/Jones sound effect. I've often wondered why exactly it was put there and this is my theory. If it wasn't inserted at the beginning Plant's voice would be the very first thing the listener hears. With Jimmy being the master of the group I don't believe he would allow this. Now the sound effect itself is first Jimmy's guitar followed half a second later by Jones' bass. Black Dog's signature riff is JPJ's creation. And when you think of the "protocol" of the band, Jimmy and Jones are the seasoned veterans, Jones is the most musically adept. While Plant and Bonzo are a lot of the heart they are also the "young ones" of the band, remember they were on salary at the beginning. So I believe the ranking inside the group was 1.Page, 2.Jones, 3.Plant, 4.Bonham. Now all that aside, it is a strange and funky way to signal off an album known for it's odd mix of songs and artwork. But overall, I really believe it was placed there so Robert's voice wasn't the first thing you hear when you play the album. Thoughts?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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