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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:55 PM
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Best Led Zeppelin song?
I'm making my brother a CD of best 70s rock and trying to narrow down which LZ songs to include....
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Birthmark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:56 PM
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1. Kashmir
But my tastes run to the unusual, so you may want to get other opinions.
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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:58 PM
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2. no I like that one!
get this....I have that as one of my ring tones
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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7. Doop
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM by pinniped
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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9. Yer right, it is Kashmir!
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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:46 PM
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32. Ditto (Hey fuck you Limbaugh. You didn't invent the phrase)
I think Kashmir's their best song.
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:58 PM
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3. What is and what could never be
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:32 PM
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26. Hard to argue with that suggestion (n/t)
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:59 PM
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4. If I had to select only a few .....
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 10:10 PM by Trajan
Some seminal Zep songs :

Heartbreaker ...

Thank You ...

The Song Remains The Same ...

Communication Breakdown ...

Ramble On ....

Since Ive Been Loving You ....

............ many more .......

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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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8. ooh yes, definitely ramble on and heartbreaker
I'm off to eBay!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:00 PM
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5. Thank You
always a sentimental favorite of mine
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Minimus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:01 PM
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10. my pick too
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:04 PM
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13. You know ....
I was thinking 'Thank You' when I wrote 'The Rain Song' ....

Sheeesh ...... both are good, But 'Thank You' is great ....
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:07 PM
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16. one of the greatest love songs ever
often overlooked
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:40 PM
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30. I agree with you about "Thank You."
If I ever do meet the right man and get married, that is the song I would want played for our first dance. The music, and the sentiment, is just beautiful.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:00 PM
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6. D'yer Maker or however you spell it. LOVE it....or Black Dog.
Or that other one I know. That goes woman....something....

I only know about 5 Led Zep songs, and they have this irritating habit of titling their songs completely independent of the lyrics, so....sigh.
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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:06 PM
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14. got d'yer maker already
but forgot about black dog and that was always a favorite! Thanks!
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amandae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:27 PM
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22. I love that one! It's on almost every CD compilation I make.
:hi:
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:02 PM
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11. Ramble On - Because I thinking of it and Scott
Leaves are falling all around,
Its time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, Im much obliged
For such a pleasant stay.

But now its time for me to go,
The autumn moon lights my way.
For now I smell the rain,
And with it pain,
And its headed my way.
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired,
But I know Ive got one thing I got to do,

Ramble on,
And nows the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
Im goin round the world,
I got to find my girl, on my way.
Ive been this way ten years to the day, ramble on,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

Got no time to for spreadin roots,
The time has come to be gone.
And tho our health we drank a thousand times,
Its time to ramble on.

Ramble on,
And nows the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
Im goin round the world,
I got to find my girl, on my way.
Ive been this way ten years to the day, ramble on,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

I aint tellin no lie.

Mines a tale that cant be told,
My freedom I hold dear;
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air,
Twas in the darkest depths of mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But gollum, and the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.
Her, her....yea.
Aint nothing I can do, no.

Ramble on,
And nows the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
Im goin round the world,
I got to find my girl, on my way.
Ive been this way ten years to the day, ramble on,
Gotta find the queen of all my dreams.

Gonna ramble on, sing my song
Gotta keep-a-searchin for my baby...
Gonna work my way, round the world
I cant stop this feelin in my heart
Gotta keep searchin for my baby
I cant find my bluebird!
Id listen to my bluebird sing but I cant find my blue bird
A-keep-a ramblin baby...
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:03 PM
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12. Been a long time since I rocked and rolled!
Been a long time since I did The Stroll!
Been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time!


I can never listen to that one with the volume at less than 12. :headbang:
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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:11 PM
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18. That is a favorite of mine too, but I'm just not sure if Mitsubishi
has ruined it or not. Bastards!
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Sporadicus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:06 PM
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15. Travelling Riverside Blues
I think any LZ compilation MUST have this song.
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:07 PM
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17. couple suggestions
find that live acoustic version of "Gallows Pole" that Plant/Page recorded in the early '90s.

And "When the Levee Breaks" is a must. I love Bron-yr-Aur Stomp and Battle of Evermore, but I'm wierd.

I'd leave off Stairway to Heaven because I'm so goddamned sick of the song, and Immigrant Song because it's stupid as hell... ;)
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:17 PM
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19. The Rain Song
But there are so many others that are close.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:24 PM
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20. My Zep favorites
Nobody's Fault But Mine (from "Presence")
Down by the Seaside (from "Physical Graffiti")
The Lemon Song (from the second album)

I could probably go on and on.
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 PM
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21. tangerine, that's the way, anything from "houses"
gawd there's so many - I started listening in '73, and my brain cells started dying shortly afterward, so I may be of little help.

Last week there were some posts on the group YES - well these 2 were my favorites, then came Dead and the Moody Blues and ELP, etc.
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Midnight Rambler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:30 PM
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23. When The Levee Breaks
Plus any song from II. Better yet, just get him a copy of Led Zeppelin II and be done with it.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:31 PM
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24. Ten Years Gone
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:31 PM
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25. down by the seaside
very simple, very soothing

my fave
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:59 PM
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34. the string picking is sublime
just don't know what word to use to describe it.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:37 PM
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27. How many Zep songs do you have space for
If you have room for more than one, and you want to cover the spectrum, I would recommend:

Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (for Robert Plant's Blues Chops)
Tangerine (One of their best downshift songs)
What Is And What Should Never Be (my personal favorite, even though it's one of their "obvious" songs)
D'Yer Maker (just great Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll)
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:49 PM
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28. 'the song remains the same'
ultimate zep tune
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:15 PM
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29. When The Levee Breaks and Misty Mountain Hop....
....Thank You too...are amoung my favorites...hell buy 'em a box set..cuz they didn't do a bad song!!! :)
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raysr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:45 PM
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31. Babe, I'm gonna leave you
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aePrime Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:07 AM
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37. I second "Babe, I'm gonna leave you"
I'm also a fan of The Lemon Song
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:54 PM
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33. Over the Hills and Far Away
It's got that corny Robert Plant falsetto-thing at it's finest and some nice guitar work by Mr. Page.
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BulletproofLandshark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:00 AM
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35. Trampled Under Foot
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 12:02 AM by Tinman
and In The Evening
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:51 AM
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38. Ditto. Those two were exactly the two I was going to mention.
And I'd throw in Houses Of The Holy just for fun.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:02 AM
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36. Oooooh-Hwoaaaaaaaaaaa!!! I can't quit you babe
But I'm gonna have'ta put you down for awhile
I said, I can't quit you babe
But I'm gonna put you down for awhile

I'm not sure if they actually wrote that one, however. They probably stole it. And they certainly didn't write How Many More Times. Even Bring It On Home is a mishmash of "borrowed" stuff. And of course their best cover was Travelin' Riverside Blues. Gallows Pole? Ooops, they lifted that one, too. Dazed & Confused? Sorry, they stole that one outright.

I hate to say Stairway, but Stairway it is. Their finest moment.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 12:58 AM
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39. Ramble On
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-09-05 01:12 AM
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40. Anything on the first LP
Edited on Sun Jan-09-05 01:12 AM by 6000eliot
But especially "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" and "Communications Breakdown."
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