I have enjoyed and been a fan of Led Zeppelin music since around 1989. However, I first became aware of Led Zeppelin music after I was looking through my Auntie and Uncles record collection in the early 1980’s. The record that they had was Led Zeppelin 11. I remember someone at the time putting that record on in my Auntie and Uncles lounge-room.
Album cover of Led Zeppelin 11.
Photo taken from the Led Zeppelin album
At the time that Led Zeppelin record didn’t really impress me, but later on in life i.e. at the age of sixteen and later on I began to more fully appreciate Led Zeppelin music. This was when my sister bought the Led Zeppelin record called Led Zeppelin, in late 1989. This was the year in which I was in year 10.
When I was in Year 11, which was in 1990, I was living in a caravan in my parents’ backyard. Well, the caravan was more like a bedroom and study room. My brother actually bought the old 1960’s caravan in around 1985. He lived in it from 1985 -1988. Then my sister lived in it from 1988-1990. I was living in the caravan from 1990-1995. Back to Led Zeppelin. In 1990 or 1991 I bought two Led Zeppelin records, these were Led Zeppelin III and House of the Holy.
Cover photo of Led Zeppelin 111
Now they are really great records. I had a record player in my caravan at the time and would quiet often listen to both records. I especially liked The House of the Holy record. The House of the Holy record has got some really groovy synthesizer effects and the guitar playing in it is really good as well.
Photo of Led Zeppelin in 1969
When music CD’s started coming out in 1993 or 1994 I bought the Led Zeppelin CD’s: Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin 11 and Led Zeppelin 111. Led Zeppelin is the CD, which has Stairway to Heaven in it. I don’t know why but that is a really popular song. I don’t really like that song very much. The songs that I do like in the Led Zeppelin CD called Led Zeppelin include: “Rock and Roll”, “The Battle of Evermore”, “Misty Mountain Hop” and “Four Sticks”. Some of these songs like “Rock and Roll” and “Four Sticks” are rocky and upbeat tunes which liven your spirits up and make you feel alright.
Album cover for Led Zeppelin 1
Photo of Led Zeppelin taken sometime in the early 1970's
In 2004 my friend had her brother burn for me the Led Zeppelin DVD called “The Song Remains The Same”. This DVD contains footage of Led Zeppelin playing live in concert in New York’s Madison Garden in 1973. The DVD also contains:
1. Snippets of Led Zeppelin band members with family members or by themselves at the beginning of the DVD in England.
2. Led Zeppelin music videos from their House of the Holy record
3. Bad and good experiences with different people, which were carrying on during the Led Zeppelin concert.
What I like most about this DVD are these two things:
1. The music video footage from The House of The Holy record. These videos are: No Quarter and The Song Remains the Same .
2. Other part I like is the concert footage of Led Zeppelin where Jimmy Page the guitarist shows off his guitar talent in different parts of the concert.
Well that’s all I have to add about my thoughts on Led Zeppelin music and my past and present likes of their music. I hope you enjoyed reading my blog! Frances 17/10/2007I found out in late 2007 that Led Zeppelin were going to reunite to play a special gig in London on December 10 and they supposedly also signed on to play at Bonnaroo in 2008.