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"Hey Hey What Can I Do"

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What does everybody think about this song? With more chances to hear this song, "Hey Hey What Can I Do" has become one of my absloute favorites from Zep. I feel Plant's voice is so top-notch and the guitar during the chorous is so sexy and shows how truly versatile they were. I love this song and i am amazed they never felt it was good enough to make it to a studio album. I heard somewhere it was one of the outtakes from Zeppelin III (maybe it didn't fit the groove or something). What a fantastic outtake! :yay:

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Yeah. It was the B-side to Immigrant Song if memory serves.

Also kind of a tricky song to play for a couple of reasons:

-The acoustic guitar and mandolin have a very loose feel and the drums are so heavy!

(But then again, that's the whole point isn't it?)

-Also, the last measure of every verse drops a beat. It would be very easy to mess this one up live. (Especially if you were having a beer or two!)

-This is one of the few songs that is not tuned to pitch. It's somewhere between G and A. Not that this really matters, just a bit of interesting trivia.

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Hey Hey what can I do was the reason I bought the complete studio recordings. Because as far as I know it does not exist on any other cd. Yes, it is a great song. Strange that it would be considered an outtake.

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I absolutely love it, great melody and the drumming and guitar work is excellent, and Robert's stretching vocals and of course Jonsey to back them all up.

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:thanku:

Thorzep....Thanks for your response and all the interesting info. I did not know any of that.

My pleasure. :D

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I know jimmy didn't like the sound on this track because they were experimenting and put the mic inside the guitar, and you can tell it's a little "softer". Regardless, a great song. The first box set brought it back to life.

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What does everybody think about this song? With more chances to hear this song, "Hey Hey What Can I Do" has become one of my absloute favorites from Zep. I feel Plant's voice is so top-notch and the guitar during the chorous is so sexy and shows how truly versatile they were. I love this song and i am amazed they never felt it was good enough to make it to a studio album. I heard somewhere it was one of the outtakes from Zeppelin III (maybe it didn't fit the groove or something). What a fantastic outtake! :yay:

Yes I have always liked it and have it on a Jap B side single !!

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One of my favorite Zep tunes of all time. It was actually a FM radio hit back in 1974, even though it was a 1970 B-side to Immigrant Song. KSAN in SF used to play it regularly then.

GREAT song. :D

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One of my favorite Zep tunes of all time. It was actually a FM radio hit back in 1974, even though it was a 1970 B-side to Immigrant Song. KSAN in SF used to play it regularly then.

GREAT song. :D

KSAN in SF.....Wow, memories.

Best B side ever?........I say yes.

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I absolutely love this song i had never heard it till it came out on the box set. I remeber feeling like what the hell were they hiding this for one of my absolute favorites!

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love it. used to drive me nuts, because i couldn't find it anywhere in the 70's. then in the mid 80's a friend bought it for my birthday. she found it in the import section at peaches records and tapes. jap, import 45. i keep it in my zep III album sleeve.

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I have it Bside of the Immigrant Song, and on a jukebox 45. Both are in picture frames where they can't be hurt.

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-This is one of the few songs that is not tuned to pitch. It's somewhere between G and A. Not that this really matters, just a bit of interesting trivia.

Is Tangerine another one like this? Or is it delibaratly like, half a step lower?

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Knowing the way Jimmy was, I'd imagine it was delibrate.

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Reminds me, it already over a year since I made this slideshow!! [/shameless self promotion] :lol:

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Knowing the way Jimmy was, I'd imagine it was delibrate.

Yeah but I meant is it 'somewhere between G and A' as opposed to definitely G# or A flat... (except in the case of Tangerine it'd be Am).. I can't remember if its sharp or flat but its 'off.'

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I believe during recording of both songs the tape was sped up a little so at normal speed the songs would be flat.

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I have the 45 rpm record with immigrant song on the other side can anybody tell me if it is worth anything? anybody have a price quote of what this goes for? thanks

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I used to have a 45 of it, but it mysteriously disappeared when I had a party. :angry:

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