Picked it up yesterday. I like what I have read so far
If you love Led Zeppelin you’re going to want this magazine.
What a great one-two punch for Led Zeppelin and their fans.
First, we learn that Led Zeppelin will be one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd. Led Zeppelin will receive 1) honors as a band, then 2) John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will each receive Kennedy Center Honors. We will get a nice day after Christmas present as the event will air December 26th on CBS.
Second, it was announced today that a theatrical release of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 one-night-only reunion concert, Celebration Day will be distributed on 1,500 screens on October 17th. The recorded concert from December 10th, 2007 at London’s 02 Arena will later be issued on “multiple audio and video formats” on November 19th. I am rubbing my hands with glee over these eventualities.
Dancing days are here again as the summer evenings grow
I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows.
Chorus: I said it’s alright. You know it’s alright – I guess it’s all in my heart
You’ll be my only, my one and only. Is that the way it should start?
Oh Yeah and then some
- Led Zeppelin, Buddy Guy, David Letterman to Receive Kennedy Center Awards (rollingstone.com)
There have been just a hand full of artists these past forty years that once I heard them I was forever affected by their power and order of magnitude.
Led Zeppelin was the first English rock band, even more than Cream, to galvanize my interest in rock music, first as a blues rock band, then as progenitors of heavy metal. The first and second Led Zeppelin albums provided the strongest one-two punch I’ve ever heard from evolving rock musicians. There was no sophomore jinx with Led Zeppelin II, which shot to Number 1 on the album charts in 1969.
I was clued into Led Zeppelin early in the fall of 1968. I hung out with several music fanatics in high school. One of these guys had relatives in England who informed us of the sensation Led Zeppelin was causing with their initial British tour. By the time Led Zeppelin’s initial album, Led Zeppelin was released in January, 1969 we readied ourselves for the assault on our senses. We were quite unprepared for the onslaught Led Zep would have on us. They took America, particularly FM radio airplay and rock venues across the US by storm.
If you are passionate about Led Zeppelin I urge you to seek out Uncut Magazine‘s The Ultimate Music Guide, Led Zeppelin. It is a well curated collection of articles, insights about Led Zeppelin, their recordings, the band members and the rock and roll saga we love to hear told.
I want to thank my wife and my son for their gifts of music that warmly add to my ever increasing music collection.
Remastered Audio CDs
- Led Zeppelin I
- Led Zeppelin II
- Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
- Dire Straits
- Forever Changes by Love
- Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens
Standard Audio CDs
- Saturate Before Using by Jackson Browne
- Stone Flower by Antonio Carlos Jobim
- Excitable Boy by Warren Zevon
- How to Become Clairvoyant by Robbie Roberston
- Nuggets by Lenny Kaye
We’ve had the distinct pleasure of meeting Neal Preston at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo, NYC. Neal was very congenial and he autographed his book, Led Zeppelin: Phtographs by Neal Preston, for us.
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Innovative, sensational, captivating, these are the thoughts I have when I witness the photography and graphic design of Hipgnosis. The creative genius of Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell and Peter Christopherson making memorable album covers that embellish the music. The definitive book about album cover art is Album Cover Album which provides a rich, colorful portfolio […]
“No time for the killing floor
No time left for you” – “No Time” by The Guess Who
So what exactly is meant by the phrase, “Killing Floor”? Who coined the phrase?
Killing floor stems from a classic old song associated with Chicago electric blues. Killing floor is also a reference to the place in the slaughterhouse where the stock was killed and then butchered, hence a scene of danger, difficulty, bloodshed, etc. A point of no return.
Musicians performing “Killing Floor”
I first heard “Killing Floor” on Electric Flag’s album, not realizing it was originally written and performed by Howlin” Wolf. It makes total sense now with Mike Bloomfield being a blues guitarist born and raised on the blues in Chicago. Electric Flag played “Killing Floor” as a great driving song with Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Buddy Miles on drums and Nick Gravenites on vocals. I really like the horn arrangement on this track from A Long Time Comin (1968).
Jimi Hendrix loved playing “Killing Floor.” He was a fantastic blues guitarist. Here is his performance of “Killing Floor” from The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 with The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Led Zeppelin often played “Killing Floor” in their live set during their first concert tour of the United States. “Killing Floor” evolved into “The Lemon Song” (Led Zeppelin II).