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Led Zeppelin - Two: Remastered CD £3.99 delivered @ HMV

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[mod] 6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Riff rock had been what Jimmy Page's former band, the Yardbirds, were all about and on Led Zeppelin's second album, released, like its predecessor, in 1969, the inventive guitarist demonstrated that he'd indeed learned his lessons well. Witness "Whole Lotta Love", a woozy epic based on one simple, head-banging-friendly guitar riff. Or the mock-dramatic "Heartbreaker", propelled by far more intricate but similarly effective note squashing. Between Page's sonic wizardry, John Bonham beating his drums into submission ("Moby Dick"), and the juice running down Robert Plant's leg ("The Lemon Song"), Led Zeppelin here just about succeeded in raising rock & roll excess to an art form.

From the first grinding notes of the famous vamp that introduces "Whole Lotta Love", LED ZEPPELIN II announces for all to hear that they are the definitive hard rock band of theirgeneration. But before the listener can even settle into the groove, things takes a hard left turn into a spacey new rhythm, exotically flavoured by Page's droning feedback and innovative use of a violin bow. By tune's end, Zeppelin has repeatedly toyed with the listener's expectations.
This subversive quality distinguishes most of the arrangements on LED ZEPPELIN II, as in the soft/hard dynamic shifts of "What Is And What Should Never Be", the gospelish mood of "Thank You", the rocking vamps and funk rhythms of "Heartbreaker" and"Living Loving Maid", and the country music echoes of "Ramble On". And in their appropriations of source materials fromHowlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Sonny Boy Williamson, Page and company continued to mine the rich vein of the blues.

1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is And What Should Never Be
3. Lemon Song
4. Thank You
5. Heartbreaker
6. Livin' Lovin' Maid (She's Just A Woman)
7. Ramble On
8. Moby Dick
9. Bring It On Home

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[mod] 6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago

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Oh, shake for me, girl
I wanna be your backdoor man-a

Yeah baby; proper music, proper lyrics
awesome deal at any price. Amazing album.

Andy I think Robert had a bit of backdoor man in him.
awesome deal at any price. Amazing album.

Andy I think Robert had a bit of backdoor man in him.

Too much info :oops:
What have I started :o
I remember my mate Paul Schofield lending me this as an LP in 1970, I was 14. When no-one else was in the house, I used to lie on the floor with my ear next to the one Dancette speaker listening to Whole Lotta Love with the volume turned up to max and thinking this is fan-bloody-fastic!

Red hot from me.
Squeeze my lemons..........

Beat me to it.
Squeeze my lemons..........

............until my pips squeak.
Squeeze my lemons..........

til the juice runs down my leg?
£7.99 now.

But still £3.98 at Amazon.
Great bargain, but anyone who gets the chance to own the vinyl will throw this CD out the window. The vivacity on the vinyl is something to behold.
Vivacity...is that a place old vauxhall's go to die?
great price-heat added
Best. Band. Ever.
One of the most important Rock albums/Band ever to grace the Earth

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