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What are your favorites of these songs?

Bring It On Home
Your Time Is Gonna Come
The Rain Song
Four Sticks
The Lemon Song
Since I've Been Loving You
Black Country Woman
No Quarter
How Many More Times
Ten Years Gone
Nobody's Fault But Mine
In the Evening
The Battle of Evermore
The Rover
The Song Remains the Same
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
The Wanton Song
You Shook Me
Gallows Pole
Thank You

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Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:15:36 AM »
You can vote for up to 6.

I will go with:

How Many More Times
The Rain Song
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone
The Lemon Song
Since I've Been Loving You

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 08:06:33 AM »
Ooh, this poll is right up my alley, some great picks there!  :tup

My choices:

The Rain Song
Since I've Been Loving You
No Quarter
Nobody's Fault But Mine
In the Evening
The Song Remains the Same

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 08:21:39 AM »
Given the choices:

The Wanton Song  :metal
No Quarter
In The Evening
The Rover
The Song Remains The Same
Ten Years Gome
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2018, 08:27:29 AM »
The Rain Song
Since I've Been Loving You
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone
The Battle Of Evermore
Thank You
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018, 09:37:40 AM »
Ten Years Gone is just so.... that song is money.

Maybe some of you will appreciate this.  I totally believe that Zeppelin's charm is their live performances.   I had seen about 150 shows when I saw Page and Plant (including Plant solo and Page with the Firm) and they just elevated it to the next level.  During "Calling To You", there was a vamp in the middle and the lights were low, the band was just sort of... bubbling behind Plant, who was mumbling some words (I know them now, I didn't then) and then - with a timing that was absolutely impeccable, I mean SPOT ON - he screams, with that Plant wail, "STOP, HEY, what's that sound, everybody look what's going down!" and the lights flashed, and the band kicked in... it sent actual literal shivers through me.   

I know you'll think I'm nuts, but I swear I was cold sober when it happened (I don't get hammered for shows for this reason).  They played "The Song Remains The Same" and in the mid-part and end-part, the band was just locked in, and when they were done, I felt like I had blacked out.  It was like I went into a trance with the music.   I looked at my buddy - the Zeppelin fan between us (at that point)- and we were both freaked out about what we just witnessed.  To this day, it was the single greatest, transformative moment I've ever experienced in a live concert, and they both - together, moreso than separate, though Plant's recent work is FAR better than it gets credit for; it rivals some Zeppelin in my view - have an exalted position in my pantheon of musical greats.   Page in particular is in my top three or so of greatest living musicians (McCartney is Number One).     

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018, 04:34:33 PM »

tl:dr

Figure it says Page/Plant were awesome live.


I agree. Those shows were special, and I'm not even the biggest Zeppelin guy. Saw them twice, once at the old Boston garden and then again 6 months later after they opened the new one. Both shows were incredible. I remember the kid they had on drums was fantastic.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »
Michael Lee.  Passed unfortunately.  Played with Plant, the Cult, and Thin Lizzy. 

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 05:58:22 PM »
Michael Lee.  Passed unfortunately.  Played with Plant, the Cult, and Thin Lizzy.

Really? Wasn't he from Massachusetts? Didn't he also play with McCartney?
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
More than any classic rock band I OD'ed on in in my classic rock phase, I got so burned out on LZ. Between owning all their CDs and the massive radio airplay they got, I just lost all interest in them. With other bands that feeling goes away but it never really did here.

I can't listen to their Battle of Evermore because I only want to hear Heart's version.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 06:43:56 PM »
Your Time Is Gonna Come
Four Sticks
No Quarter
How Many More Times
Battle of Evermore
Song Remains The Same

Though tbh most of these pale compared to most of my favorites which aren't here

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 08:09:22 PM »
I intentionally left off the ones that classic rock radio has played to death over the years.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 08:11:42 PM »
One of my all time favorite Zeppelin tunes is one of their deepest cuts...Wearing and Tearing
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »
How Many More Times
Since I've Been Loving You
The Song Remains The Same
The Rain Song
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone

Well, I picked the three from Houses Of The Holy (my favorite LZ album), and it seems like a lot of others voted for those three as well, as well as SIBLY, all four with 13 or more votes. I'm not huge into LZ but of these, which I had to listen back to on some of them, these six are easily my favorites of them. The ones from HOTH were easy picks, so picking 3 more was a bit more difficult, but HMMT is an early-Zep favorite of mine, and TYG is one of my fave tracks off Physical Graffiti.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2018, 08:29:36 PM »
My favorite early Zeppelin tune is Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2018, 08:35:54 PM »
Of the songs listed:
No Quarter
How Many More Times
In the Evening
The Battle of Evermore
The Song Remains the Same
Thank You

But 2 of my favorite songs that should be included in that list are Achilles' Last Stand and Carouselambra.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 08:42:48 PM »
I like Carouselambra a lot, but there wasn't enough room for everything.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 09:11:07 PM »
I intentionally left off the ones that classic rock radio has played to death over the years.

I appreciate that. I can't decide though if it made it harder or easier in this case.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2018, 09:12:47 PM »
I intentionally left off the ones that classic rock radio has played to death over the years.

Yet you left off my favorite of all time that got little airplay.

Achilles Last Stand.
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2018, 02:45:28 AM »
Since I've Been Loving You is just about one of the prettiest things I've ever heard. I went to see Lez Zeppelin last night and they played it and I came a little.

My favorite early Zeppelin tune is Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.

Yess, one of my favorites too.
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2018, 03:04:27 AM »
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2018, 03:55:01 AM »
Kudos to everyone that voted for In the Evening.  :tup

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2018, 04:56:47 AM »
Bring It On Home
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone
The Rover
The Wanton Song
Gallows Pole

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2018, 06:21:20 AM »
Your time is gonna come is one of my all time favorite Zeppelin songs.

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 09:41:47 AM »
The Rain Song
Since I've Been Loving You
No Quarter
Ten Years Gone
In the Evening
The Song Remains the Same

My favorite early Zeppelin tune is Babe I'm Gonna Leave You.

I don't know how they did it, but there's so much atmosphere in this song.

I intentionally left off the ones that classic rock radio has played to death over the years.

Yet you left off my favorite of all time that got little airplay.

Achilles Last Stand.

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
I'm going with:

No quarter
The Battle of Evermore
The Rover
The Song Remains the Same
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 09:55:27 AM »
I intentionally left off the ones that classic rock radio has played to death over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD1KqbDdmuE

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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 10:02:17 AM »
Where's  In The Light?


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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 11:14:18 AM »
WE CAN ONLY PICK SIX??

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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 01:23:24 PM »
Can't say I think too much of that list.  I went with 4 Sticks, Evermore, Rover, and Song Remains.  I was sad that Achilles Last Stand wasn't on the list.  I like most of these songs well enough, but most not enough to call "favorites."
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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2018, 10:53:50 PM »
Bring It On Home
Four Sticks
How Many More Times
Ten Years Gone
The Battle of Evermore
The Wanton Song

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 02:58:30 AM »
Mostly just sticking with the ones I know:

Your Time Is Gonna Come
How Many More Times
The Battle Of Evermore
No Quarter
The Rover
Ten Years Gone

(Note: I've only heard 1, 4, Houses, Graffiti & Presence)

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Re: Your favorites of these songs by Led Zeppelin
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 03:22:06 AM »
Yet you left off my favorite of all time that got little airplay.

Achilles Last Stand.

Achilles is my absolute all time favorite LZ song. That bass line.. oof. So mint. Anyhooooo..

The Wanton Song (dat beginning riff doe horry shet) :metal
The Rain Song
The Lemon Song
No Quarter (I love Tool's cover of this one too)
Nobody's Fault But Mine (Presence is criminally underrated)

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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2018, 04:59:08 AM »
Really? Wasn't he from Massachusetts? Didn't he also play with McCartney?

Not quite. He was from the North East of England and first came to notice as the drummer for Little Angels, who were a cracking wee British band from the late 80s/early 90s.

They were probably just a little too late appearing and from the wrong country, though. It's "sexy" being an LA based band... not so much hailing from Scarborough.

I remember seeing a live rendition of Page/Plant doing Gallows Pole with Michael Lee on drums and it was fantastic.

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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2018, 10:41:44 AM »
Presence is criminally underrated

I used to have a stereo with a "Presence" button.  I kept pressing it in the hopes I would hear Achilles Last Stand, but it must have been broken.

Seriously, though, Achilles is far and away my favorite Zeppelin song, but the rest of Presence is just meh.  Nobody's Fault is ok but more than a little repetitive, and the rest of the tracks are largely unmemorable.

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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2018, 02:13:02 PM »
Presence is criminally underrated

I used to have a stereo with a "Presence" button.  I kept pressing it in the hopes I would hear Achilles Last Stand, but it must have been broken.

Seriously, though, Achilles is far and away my favorite Zeppelin song, but the rest of Presence is just meh.  Nobody's Fault is ok but more than a little repetitive, and the rest of the tracks are largely unmemorable.

I was holding off on this, but since so many people keep mentioning Achilles, I'll share again:  I saw Temple of the Dog in Madison Square Garden last year, and they did a version of that song that left me breathless.   They really captured that ebb and flow that the best Zeppelin had, where the tempo was a shade fluid, but it all held together.  It was like the aural equivalent of a roller coaster car careening around the track.