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Led Zeppelin were undoubtedly the biggest band of the 1970's. The thundering drums, the mix of delicate acoustic guitar mastery and crashing chords, the esoteric lyrics which were meaningless unless you had read Lord of the Rings, and the album cover with naked children climbing up The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The band themselves were equally arcane: A guitarist who allegedly worshipped the devil and carried out black magic rituals in his mansion on the shores of Loch Ness. A bass player who was tempted to chuck it all in and become the choir master of Winchester Cathedral. A drummer who liked to violate groupies with dead sharks, and a singer who was convinced that middle earth was somewhere in the west midlands. The four musicians and the band they formed that rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, produced - as we have seen - an amazing melange of sounds, but nothing comes from nothing, unless you are going to talk about the big bang at the beginning of the universe. So where did the music of this wonderful band come from? This record collects together a whole bunch of music that influenced these four peerless musicians and the records they made during the decade beginning in 1969.
Led Zeppelin were undoubtedly the biggest band of the 1970's. The thundering drums, the mix of delicate acoustic guitar mastery and crashing chords, the esoteric lyrics which were meaningless unless you had read Lord of the Rings, and the album cover with naked children climbing up The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The band themselves were equally arcane: A guitarist who allegedly worshipped the devil and carried out black magic rituals in his mansion on the shores of Loch Ness. A bass player who was tempted to chuck it all in and become the choir master of Winchester Cathedral. A drummer who liked to violate groupies with dead sharks, and a singer who was convinced that middle earth was somewhere in the west midlands. The four musicians and the band they formed that rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, produced - as we have seen - an amazing melange of sounds, but nothing comes from nothing, unless you are going to talk about the big bang at the beginning of the universe. So where did the music of this wonderful band come from? This record collects together a whole bunch of music that influenced these four peerless musicians and the records they made during the decade beginning in 1969.
5056083209477

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Format: CD
Label: GREYSCALE
Rel. Date: 12/17/2021
UPC: 5056083209477

Before Led Zeppelin
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Format: CD
New: Available $18.98
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DISC: 1

1. Bring It on Home - Sonny Boy Williamson
2. She Moves Through the Bizarre, Medley with Blue Raga
3. Shake Em on Down - Bukka White
4. How Many More Years - Howlin Wolf
5. Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
6. Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
7. Ooh My Head - Ritchie Valens
8. You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
9. Black Waterside - Bert Jansch
10. When the Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie, Kansas Joe
11. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You - Joan Baez
12. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed - Blind Willie Johnson
13. You Need Love - Muddy Waters
14. I Can't Quit You Baby - Willie Dixon
15. Travelling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson
16. Nobody's Fault But Mine - Blind Willie Johnson
17. The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair - Sleepy John Estes

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Led Zeppelin were undoubtedly the biggest band of the 1970's. The thundering drums, the mix of delicate acoustic guitar mastery and crashing chords, the esoteric lyrics which were meaningless unless you had read Lord of the Rings, and the album cover with naked children climbing up The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. The band themselves were equally arcane: A guitarist who allegedly worshipped the devil and carried out black magic rituals in his mansion on the shores of Loch Ness. A bass player who was tempted to chuck it all in and become the choir master of Winchester Cathedral. A drummer who liked to violate groupies with dead sharks, and a singer who was convinced that middle earth was somewhere in the west midlands. The four musicians and the band they formed that rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, produced - as we have seen - an amazing melange of sounds, but nothing comes from nothing, unless you are going to talk about the big bang at the beginning of the universe. So where did the music of this wonderful band come from? This record collects together a whole bunch of music that influenced these four peerless musicians and the records they made during the decade beginning in 1969.

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