History Music / LedZeppelin

27th Sep '16 9:27:13 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The surviving band members were famous for rarely licensing their stuff for movies and TV shows (unless it involved Cameron Crowe, who was the only music journalist to ever give them positive reviews in ''Rolling Stone''), and never for video games (Page at least in the latter case; Jones seems to be okay with it, as we know from the Music/ThemCrookedVultures songs in ''VideoGame/RockBand'', and one of Plant's solo songs is in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' -- which is not a rhythm game, but it's still a game for which a song by a Led member is licensed).

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** The surviving band members were famous for rarely licensing their stuff for movies and TV shows (unless it involved Cameron Crowe, Creator/CameronCrowe, who was the only music journalist to ever give them positive reviews in ''Rolling Stone''), and never for video games (Page at least in the latter case; Jones seems to be okay with it, as we know from the Music/ThemCrookedVultures songs in ''VideoGame/RockBand'', and one of Plant's solo songs is in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' -- which is not a rhythm game, but it's still a game for which a song by a Led member is licensed).



* FollowTheLeader: Try to name the number of rock bands (and noodling bedroom guitarists) this band ''hasn't'' inspired.
13th Sep '16 3:46:29 PM WhatArtThee
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Long story short: '''Led Zeppelin''' formed in 1968 after Music/TheYardbirds disintegrated and Jimmy Page recruited three other lads to satisfy contractual obligations for The Yardbirds, naming themselves [[SpiritualSuccessor The New Yardbirds]]. The band was originally to be a {{Supergroup}} consisting of Page, Music/JeffBeck, Nicky Hopkins on piano, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon and John Entwistle]], and possibly with Donovan as lead vocalist. They actually recorded one song (but with John Paul Jones on bass instead, because Entwistle couldn't make the session) called "Beck's Bolero", which made its way onto The Jeff Beck Group's ''Truth''. The group never amounted to more, as Entwistle and Moon allegedly said it would go over "like a lead balloon". After Chris Dreja threatened legal action, Page -- remembering Moon and Entwistle's quote -- changed the name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin. They went on to release many albums, tour heavily, become one of the most successful and famous bands in RockAndRoll, help pioneer HeavyMetal, and generally rock so hard as to blow people's minds and inspire them to form bands of their own. They broke up in 1980 after drummer John Bonham asphyxiated on vomit after a day of binge alcoholism. They were famously trashed at first by critics in TheSeventies but gained a huge fanbase, and those critics (particularly ''Rolling Stone'' magazine) have since [[VindicatedByHistory reversed themselves]] and realized that, hey, Led Zeppelin are awesome after all.

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Long story short: '''Led Zeppelin''' formed in 1968 after Music/TheYardbirds disintegrated and Jimmy Page recruited three other lads to satisfy contractual obligations for The Yardbirds, naming themselves [[SpiritualSuccessor The New Yardbirds]]. The band was originally to be a {{Supergroup}} consisting of Page, Music/JeffBeck, Nicky Hopkins on piano, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon and John Entwistle]], and possibly with Donovan as lead vocalist. They actually recorded one song (but with John Paul Jones on bass instead, because Entwistle couldn't make the session) called "Beck's Bolero", which made its way onto The Jeff Beck Group's ''Truth''. The group never amounted to more, as Entwistle and Moon allegedly said it would go over "like a lead balloon". After Chris Dreja threatened legal action, Page -- remembering Moon and Entwistle's quote -- changed the name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin. They went on to release many albums, tour heavily, become one of the most successful and famous bands in RockAndRoll, help pioneer be a significant infleunce on HeavyMetal, and generally rock so hard as to blow people's minds and inspire them to form bands of their own. They broke up in 1980 after drummer John Bonham asphyxiated on vomit after a day of binge alcoholism. They were famously trashed at first by critics in TheSeventies but gained a huge fanbase, and those critics (particularly ''Rolling Stone'' magazine) have since [[VindicatedByHistory reversed themselves]] and realized that, hey, Led Zeppelin are awesome after all.
15th Aug '16 11:05:27 PM gewunomox
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Long story short: '''Led Zeppelin''' formed in 1968 after Music/TheYardbirds disintegrated and Jimmy Page recruited three other lads to satisfy contractual obligations for The Yardbirds, naming themselves [[SpiritualSuccessor The New Yardbirds]]. The band was originally to be a {{Supergroup}} consisting of Page, Music/JeffBeck, Nicky Hopkins on piano, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon and John Entwistle]], and possibly with Donovan as lead vocalist. They actually recorded one song (but with John Paul Jones on bass instead, because Entwistle couldn't make the session) called "Beck's Bolero", which made its way onto The Jeff Beck Group's ''Truth''. The group never amounted to more, as Entwistle and Moon allegedly said it would go over "like a lead balloon". After Chris Dreja threatened legal action, Page--remembering Moon and Entwistle's quote--changed the name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin. They went on to release many albums, tour heavily, become one of the most successful and famous bands in RockAndRoll, help pioneer HeavyMetal, and generally rock so hard as to blow people's minds and inspire them to form bands of their own. They broke up in 1980 after drummer John Bonham asphyxiated on vomit after a day of binge alcoholism. They were famously trashed at first by critics in TheSeventies but gained a huge fanbase, and those critics (particularly ''Rolling Stone'' magazine) have since [[VindicatedByHistory reversed themselves]] and realized that, hey, Led Zeppelin are awesome after all.

The band have written their fair share of famous classic hard rock songs that sometimes get overplayed like hell on AOR/"classic rock" radio for new generations to get annoyed, such as: "Dazed And Confused" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc total]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffBRhtWjEQ cover!]]), "Whole Lotta Love" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM8_HuQ0b34 cover]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQpZpFLpv4 as well!]]), "Heartbreaker"[[SiameseTwinSongs /]]"Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)", "Immigrant Song", "Black Dog", "Rock And Roll", "Stairway to Heaven", "When The Levee Breaks" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swhEa8vuP6U cover too!]]), "Kashmir" and "Trampled Under Foot". Don't peg them as simple noise-merchants, though, because their discography's really varied and sometimes experimental, ranging from BluesRock and acoustic FolkRock to Eastern-influenced material, {{Funk}}, ProgressiveRock and weirder. They're widely respected for their superior musical abilities, eclectic tastes, and legendary concerts and well-known for their infamous exploits (such as the "[[NoodleIncident shark episode]]"), among others. Also, pretty much any rock and metal band formed since owes them at least a bit, whether they admit to it or not.

But, as with every mega-successful and influential band, there are downsides. Negative marks on their record include Page's habit of [[http://www.turnmeondeadman.net/Zep/Originals.php lifting lyrics from old blues songs without credit]] (which led to the occasional lawsuits), his occasionally-embarrassing lyrics (they referenced ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' about thirty years before [[Film/LordOfTheRings the movies]] made it [[FantasyGhetto cool to do that]]), the band inevitably allowing success to go to their heads and descending into overblown excess post-1975, and the infamous 1976 {{Rockumentary}} film ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame'', commonly cited as one of the [[SoBadItsGood worst concert films ever]], thanks to the sub-par performances and self-indulgent [[ClicheStorm fantasy sequences]]. Also to be mentioned is their continued refusal to allow their songs into rhythm games such as ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. Although, if you're going to risk severely cramping your hand attempting a Jimmy Page solo, you might as well play the real notes on an actual guitar.

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Long story short: '''Led Zeppelin''' formed in 1968 after Music/TheYardbirds disintegrated and Jimmy Page recruited three other lads to satisfy contractual obligations for The Yardbirds, naming themselves [[SpiritualSuccessor The New Yardbirds]]. The band was originally to be a {{Supergroup}} consisting of Page, Music/JeffBeck, Nicky Hopkins on piano, [[Music/TheWho Keith Moon and John Entwistle]], and possibly with Donovan as lead vocalist. They actually recorded one song (but with John Paul Jones on bass instead, because Entwistle couldn't make the session) called "Beck's Bolero", which made its way onto The Jeff Beck Group's ''Truth''. The group never amounted to more, as Entwistle and Moon allegedly said it would go over "like a lead balloon". After Chris Dreja threatened legal action, Page--remembering Page -- remembering Moon and Entwistle's quote--changed quote -- changed the name from The New Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin. They went on to release many albums, tour heavily, become one of the most successful and famous bands in RockAndRoll, help pioneer HeavyMetal, and generally rock so hard as to blow people's minds and inspire them to form bands of their own. They broke up in 1980 after drummer John Bonham asphyxiated on vomit after a day of binge alcoholism. They were famously trashed at first by critics in TheSeventies but gained a huge fanbase, and those critics (particularly ''Rolling Stone'' magazine) have since [[VindicatedByHistory reversed themselves]] and realized that, hey, Led Zeppelin are awesome after all.

The band have written their fair share of famous classic hard rock songs that sometimes get overplayed like hell on AOR/"classic AOR / "classic rock" radio for new generations to get annoyed, such as: "Dazed And and Confused" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc total]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffBRhtWjEQ cover!]]), "Whole Lotta Love" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM8_HuQ0b34 cover]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQpZpFLpv4 as well!]]), "Heartbreaker"[[SiameseTwinSongs /]]"Living /]] "Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)", "Immigrant Song", "Black Dog", "Rock And and Roll", "Stairway to Heaven", "When The the Levee Breaks" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swhEa8vuP6U cover too!]]), "Kashmir" and "Trampled Under Foot". Don't peg them as simple noise-merchants, though, because their discography's really varied and sometimes experimental, ranging from BluesRock and acoustic FolkRock to Eastern-influenced material, {{Funk}}, ProgressiveRock and weirder. They're widely respected for their superior musical abilities, eclectic tastes, and legendary concerts and well-known for their infamous exploits (such as the "[[NoodleIncident shark episode]]"), among others. Also, pretty much any rock and metal band formed since owes them at least a bit, whether they admit to it or not.

But, as with every mega-successful and influential band, there are downsides. Negative marks on their record include Page's habit of [[http://www.turnmeondeadman.net/Zep/Originals.php lifting lyrics from old blues songs without credit]] credit (which led to the occasional lawsuits), his occasionally-embarrassing occasionally embarrassing lyrics (they referenced ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' about thirty years before [[Film/LordOfTheRings the movies]] made it [[FantasyGhetto cool to do that]]), the band inevitably allowing success to go to their heads and descending into overblown excess post-1975, and the infamous 1976 {{Rockumentary}} film ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame'', commonly cited as one of the [[SoBadItsGood worst concert films ever]], thanks to the sub-par performances and self-indulgent [[ClicheStorm fantasy sequences]]. Also to be mentioned is their continued refusal to allow their songs into rhythm games such as ''VideoGame/GuitarHero'' and ''VideoGame/RockBand''. Although, if you're going to risk severely cramping your hand attempting a Jimmy Page solo, you might as well play the real notes on an actual guitar.
guitar.



!!Principal Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):

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!!Principal
!! Principal
Members (Founding members in '''bold'''):






!!Studio Discography:

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!!Studio
!! Studio
Discography:






!!Live Discography:

* 1976 - ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame'' [[note]]Recorded in 1973[[/note]]

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!!Live
!! Live
Discography:

* 1976 - ''Film/TheSongRemainsTheSame'' [[note]]Recorded [[note]] Recorded in 1973[[/note]]1973 [[/note]]



* 2003 - ''How The West Was Won'' [[note]]Recorded in 1972[[/note]]
* 2012 - ''Celebration Day'' [[note]]Recorded in 2007[[/note]]

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* 2003 - ''How The the West Was Won'' [[note]]Recorded [[note]] Recorded in 1972[[/note]]
1972 [[/note]]
* 2012 - ''Celebration Day'' [[note]]Recorded [[note]] Recorded in 2007[[/note]]
2007 [[/note]]



!!Non-album singles:

* 1970 - "Immigrant Song" [[note]]Otherwise available on their 1970 album ''Led Zeppelin III''[[/note]] / "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?"

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!!Non-album
!! Non-album
singles:

* 1970 - "Immigrant Song" [[note]]Otherwise [[note]] Otherwise available on their 1970 album ''Led Zeppelin III''[[/note]] III'' [[/note]] / "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?"
Do?"






** While classic rock radio plays large chunks of ''I'', ''[[Music/LedZeppelinII II]]'', ''IV'', and ''Houses Of The Holy'', for some strange reason, they don't play much from ''III'' outside of "Immigrant Song" and the sadly-excluded B-side "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?". ''Maybe'' "Gallows Pole", if you're lucky.

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** While classic rock radio plays large chunks of ''I'', ''[[Music/LedZeppelinII II]]'', ''IV'', and ''Houses Of The of the Holy'', for some strange reason, they don't play much from ''III'' outside of "Immigrant Song" and the sadly-excluded B-side "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do?". ''Maybe'' "Gallows Pole", if you're lucky.



* CoverVersion: You know they've had their share. Examples include, but are not limited to: ''Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'', ''You Shook Me'', ''I Can't Quit You Babe'', ''Bring It On Home'', ''Gallows Pole'', ''When The Levee Breaks'', ''Boogie With Stu'', etc. And with a band like Zeppelin, some [[CoveredUp Covering Up]] is to be expected.
** Averted with ''Houses of the Holy'' and ''In Through The Out Door'', which contains no covers of any sort.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Physical Graffiti''

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* CoverVersion: You know they've had their share. Examples include, but are not limited to: ''Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'', ''You Shook Me'', ''I Can't Quit You Babe'', ''Bring It On Home'', ''Gallows Pole'', ''When The the Levee Breaks'', ''Boogie With with Stu'', etc. And with a band like Zeppelin, some [[CoveredUp Covering Up]] is to be expected.
** Averted with ''Houses of the Holy'' and ''In Through The the Out Door'', which contains no covers of any sort.
* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''Physical Graffiti''Graffiti''.



* EchoingAcoustics: ''Led Zeppelin IV'' was famously recorded in an old mansion, and has a massive, echoing sound as a result. This is especially noticeable with the huge drum sound on "When The Levee Breaks", which had its drum part recorded at the bottom of a stairwell with microphones positioned on the third floor landing.
* EpicRocking: They have three songs that go over the ten-minute mark, and dozens of others that are at least five. Also, on their live album, ''The Song Remains The Same'', except for the first few, every song is at least ten minutes long, including a version of "Dazed And Confused" that clocks in at ''twenty-seven minutes''. One recording of "Dazed And Confused" sits at ''forty-five minutes''. "Moby Dick", Bonham's face-melting drum solo, appears as a ''twenty'' minute piece on ''How The West Was Won'', though it was known to go on longer. "Whole Lotta Love" often extended well past the ten-minute mark in concert as well, often as a blues/rockabilly medley.

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* EchoingAcoustics: ''Led Zeppelin IV'' was famously recorded in an old mansion, and has a massive, echoing sound as a result. This is especially noticeable with the huge drum sound on "When The the Levee Breaks", which had its drum part recorded at the bottom of a stairwell with microphones positioned on the third floor landing.
* EpicRocking: They have three songs that go over the ten-minute mark, and dozens of others that are at least five. Also, on their live album, ''The Song Remains The the Same'', except for the first few, every song is at least ten minutes long, including a version of "Dazed And and Confused" that clocks in at ''twenty-seven minutes''. One recording of "Dazed And and Confused" sits at ''forty-five minutes''. "Moby Dick", Bonham's face-melting drum solo, appears as a ''twenty'' minute piece on ''How The the West Was Won'', though it was known to go on longer. "Whole Lotta Love" often extended well past the ten-minute mark in concert as well, often as a blues/rockabilly blues / rockabilly medley.



* GreenAesop: Some songs have subtle or not-so-subtle environmentalist themes, such as "The Rover" and "That's The Way".

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* GreenAesop: Some songs have subtle or not-so-subtle environmentalist themes, such as "The Rover" and "That's The the Way".



* HeavyMeta: "Rock And Roll".
* HeavyMithril: The TropeMaker.

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* HeavyMeta: "Rock And and Roll".
* HeavyMithril: The TropeMaker.TropeMakers.



* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: There are apostrophes in "D'yer Mak'er" for a reason–it's not "dire maker", it's "Jamaica". Page says the title comes from a bad joke:

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* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: There are apostrophes in "D'yer Mak'er" for a reason–it's reason -– it's not "dire maker", it's "Jamaica". Page says the title comes from a bad joke:



-->'''Friend:''' Jamaica?[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke "Did you make her?", in full.]][[/note]]

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-->'''Friend:''' Jamaica?[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Jamaica? [[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke "Did you make her?", in full.]][[/note]]]] [[/note]]



* LastNoteNightmare: The abbreviated crashing guitar squall of "When The Levee Breaks"; the freakout section in the middle of "Whole Lotta Love".
* LeadBassist: During ''In Through The Out Door'', Bonham was struggling with alcoholism and Page battling heroin addiction, leading John Paul Jones to have a bigger part in the album (shown primarily by more keyboard-heavy songs).

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* LastNoteNightmare: The abbreviated crashing guitar squall of "When The the Levee Breaks"; the freakout section in the middle of "Whole Lotta Love".
* LeadBassist: During ''In Through The the Out Door'', Bonham was struggling with alcoholism and Page battling heroin addiction, leading John Paul Jones to have a bigger part in the album (shown primarily by more keyboard-heavy songs).



** The third, ''How The West Was Won'', was released in 2003 but was taken from their 1972 tour of the United States. Jimmy Page called this one of their best tours and a high watermark for the band.

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** The third, ''How The the West Was Won'', was released in 2003 but was taken from their 1972 tour of the United States. Jimmy Page called this one of their best tours and a high watermark for the band.



* MindScrew: Many of Zeppelin's songs are strange. "Stairway To Heaven" is their most famous example. "Dancing Days", a song about taking a girl on a date, contains the line "I saw a lion/He was standing along/With a tadpole in a jar".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All in all, Led Zeppelin's catalogue spans the gamut from 1 to 7--showing how versatile they were.
** 1: Most of ''Led Zeppelin III''
** 2: ''In Through The Out Door'', "Going To California"
** 3: "Stairway To Heaven"
** 4: Songs that contrast light and heavy, such as "What Is And What Should Never Be" and "Over The Hills And Far Away", as well as "Kashmir"
** 5: Most of ''Led Zeppelin IV'', "Out On The Tiles", "Immigrant Song"
** 6: Most of ''Presence'' goes this high
** 7: "Wearing And Tearing" from ''Coda''
* NewSoundAlbum: Basically, each album had a slightly different style from the previous. Probably the most noteworthy is with ''Led Zeppelin III'', where the band had actually experienced critical backlash for deviating from their blues-rock sound. Also, ''Houses Of The Holy'' has a less raw sound from their previous albums. Then you have ''Presence'' and ''In Through The Out Door'', which generally receive lower reviews than the rest of their catalog.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Immigrant Song", "Out On The Tiles", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp", "Hats Off To (Roy) Harper", "Black Dog", "The Battle Of Evermore", "Four Sticks", "Over The Hills And Far Away", "The Crunge", "D'yer Mak'er", "The Rover", "Trampled Under Foot", "Boogie With Stu", "Black Country Woman", "Sick Again", "Candy Store Rock", "Hots On For Nowhere", "Tea For One", "Fool In The Rain," "Carouselambra", "Ozone Baby", and "Wearing And Tearing".

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* MindScrew: Many of Zeppelin's songs are strange. "Stairway To to Heaven" is their most famous example. "Dancing Days", a song about taking a girl on a date, contains the line "I saw a lion/He lion / He was standing along/With along / With a tadpole in a jar".
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: All in all, Led Zeppelin's catalogue spans the gamut from 1 to 7--showing 7 -- showing how versatile they were.
** 1: Most of ''Led Zeppelin III''
III''.
** 2: ''In Through The the Out Door'', "Going To California"
to California".
** 3: "Stairway To Heaven"
to Heaven".
** 4: Songs that contrast light and heavy, such as "What Is And is and What Should Never Be" and "Over The the Hills And and Far Away", as well as "Kashmir"
"Kashmir".
** 5: Most of ''Led Zeppelin IV'', "Out On The the Tiles", "Immigrant Song"
Song".
** 6: Most of ''Presence'' goes this high
high.
** 7: "Wearing And and Tearing" from ''Coda''
''Coda''.
* NewSoundAlbum: Basically, each album had a slightly different style from the previous. Probably the most noteworthy is with ''Led Zeppelin III'', where the band had actually experienced critical backlash for deviating from their blues-rock sound. Also, ''Houses Of The of the Holy'' has a less raw sound from their previous albums. Then you have ''Presence'' and ''In Through The the Out Door'', which generally receive lower reviews than the rest of their catalog.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Immigrant Song", "Out On The on the Tiles", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp", "Hats Off To to (Roy) Harper", "Black Dog", "The Battle Of of Evermore", "Four Sticks", "Over The the Hills And and Far Away", "The Crunge", "D'yer Mak'er", "The Rover", "Trampled Under Foot", "Boogie With with Stu", "Black Country Woman", "Sick Again", "Candy Store Rock", "Hots On For on for Nowhere", "Tea For for One", "Fool In The in the Rain," "Carouselambra", "Ozone Baby", and "Wearing And and Tearing".



** For all their instrumental skills, Led Zeppelin plagiarized other songs on occasion without bothering to credit the original songwriters, which later resulted in either lawsuits ("Whole Lotta Love", "Bring It On Home", "The Lemon Song", "Boogie With Stu" had their song credits altered as a result of them) or corrections ("Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" was mistakenly assumed by Page to be a traditional song but was contacted by its writer Anne Bredon, leading him to change the credits).
** "Bring It On Home", due to the intro and outro being an homage to Sonny Boy Williamson's song while the middle was actually an original Page/Plant composition, had to be split in two for ''How The West Was Won'', with the middle part separated into its own song and renamed "Bring It On Back".

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** For all their instrumental skills, Led Zeppelin plagiarized other songs on occasion without bothering to credit the original songwriters, which later resulted in either lawsuits ("Whole Lotta Love", "Bring It On Home", "The Lemon Song", "Boogie With with Stu" had their song credits altered as a result of them) or corrections ("Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" was mistakenly assumed by Page to be a traditional song but was contacted by its writer Anne Bredon, leading him to change the credits).
** "Bring It On Home", due to the intro and outro being an homage to Sonny Boy Williamson's song while the middle was actually an original Page/Plant Page / Plant composition, had to be split in two for ''How The the West Was Won'', with the middle part separated into its own song and renamed "Bring It On Back".



* PrematureEncapsulation: ''Houses Of The Holy'', whose title track was held until their next release, ''Physical Graffiti''.
* ProtestSong: "When The Levee Breaks".

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* PrematureEncapsulation: ''Houses Of The of the Holy'', whose title track was held until their next release, ''Physical Graffiti''.
* ProtestSong: "When The the Levee Breaks".



* RefrainFromAssuming: "Rock And Roll" has the eponymous phrase in the verses, but the chorus is completely different.
** "What Is And What Should Never Be" is often incorrectly listed on listening/downloading sites as "Tomorrow".
* RepurposedPopSong: "Rock And Roll".
* {{Sampling}}: Lots of people love the drum beat of "When The Levee Breaks".

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* RefrainFromAssuming: "Rock And and Roll" has the eponymous phrase in the verses, but the chorus is completely different.
** "What Is And is and What Should Never Be" is often incorrectly listed on listening/downloading listening / downloading sites as "Tomorrow".
"Tomorrow".
* RepurposedPopSong: "Rock And and Roll".
* {{Sampling}}: Lots of people love the drum beat of "When The the Levee Breaks".



** Most famously, the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' references in "Ramble On" and "The Battle Of Evermore".
** The cover of ''Houses Of The Holy'' is a depiction of the end of Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd.''
** The ''Presence'' object, according to the band members, was an artistic depiction of the ''2001'' monoliths.
** In an example of a ''literal'' ShoutOut, Plant can be heard saying [[Music/JoniMitchell "Joni!" (Mitchell)]] on the live version of "Going To California" from ''How The West was Won''. Fitting, considering the song was basically about how the band were big fans of Music/JoniMitchell.
** The Pan imagery from "Stairway To Heaven" appears to be inspired by ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.

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** Most famously, the ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' references in "Ramble On" and "The Battle Of of Evermore".
** The cover of ''Houses Of The of the Holy'' is a depiction of the end of Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Literature/ChildhoodsEnd.''
''
** The ''Presence'' object, according to the band members, was an artistic depiction of the ''2001'' monoliths.
monoliths.
** In an example of a ''literal'' ShoutOut, Plant can be heard saying [[Music/JoniMitchell "Joni!" (Mitchell)]] on the live version of "Going To to California" from ''How The the West was Was Won''. Fitting, considering the song was basically about how the band were big fans of Music/JoniMitchell.
** The Pan imagery from "Stairway To to Heaven" appears to be inspired by ''Literature/TheWindInTheWillows''.



* SiameseTwinSongs: "Heartbreaker" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A Woman)".

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* SiameseTwinSongs: "Heartbreaker" and "Living Loving Maid (She's Just A a Woman)".



* TheSomethingSong: "The Lemon Song", "Immigrant Song", "The Rain Song", and "The Wanton Song"
* SongStyleShift: "Over The Hills And Far Away" starts out as an acoustic guitar folk ballad, and then it abruptly transitions into a faced-paced hard rock tune (with the acoustic guitar providing the rhythm), and then slows down into an echo-y finish.
** "Stairway To Heaven" does something similar, starting off quite wistful, folksy, and gently lilting (even including recorders), becoming increasingly blunt, bold, and vigorous, and eventually turning into all-out harsh, wild hard rock in the last verse.

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* TheSomethingSong: "The Lemon Song", "Immigrant Song", "The Rain Song", and "The Wanton Song"
Song".
* SongStyleShift: "Over The the Hills And and Far Away" starts out as an acoustic guitar folk ballad, and then it abruptly transitions into a faced-paced hard rock tune (with the acoustic guitar providing the rhythm), and then slows down into an echo-y finish.
** "Stairway To to Heaven" does something similar, starting off quite wistful, folksy, and gently lilting (even including recorders), becoming increasingly blunt, bold, and vigorous, and eventually turning into all-out harsh, wild hard rock in the last verse.



* StairwayToHeaven: TropeNamer, but subverted, as she's buying the stairway to Heaven and does not AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* StopAndGo: "What Is And What Should Never Be" and "Thank You".
** "Heartbreaker" ends abruptly mid-word before the next song, "Living Loving Maid"--and as [[SiameseTwinSongs these two songs are often aired together on classic-rock stations]], it has this effect.

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* StairwayToHeaven: TropeNamer, TropeNamers, but subverted, as she's buying the stairway to Heaven and does not AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence.
* StopAndGo: "What Is And is and What Should Never Be" and "Thank You".
** "Heartbreaker" ends abruptly mid-word before the next song, "Living Loving Maid"--and Maid" -- and as [[SiameseTwinSongs these two songs are often aired together on classic-rock classic rock stations]], it has this effect.



** "The Crunge" from ''Houses Of The Holy'' started off in 9/8 (4/8 + 5/8) and mixed it up from there.

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** "The Crunge" from ''Houses Of The of the Holy'' started off in 9/8 (4/8 + 5/8) and mixed it up from there.



** The main "call-and-response" section in "Black Dog" from the untitled fourth album is in what sounds like (3/4 + 4/4 + 5/4).

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** The main "call-and-response" "call and response" section in "Black Dog" from the untitled fourth album is in what sounds like (3/4 + 4/4 + 5/4).




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** Manager Peter Grant, the big intimidating former wrestler who traveled with the band at all times, remained in charge through the chaos of touring, negotiated their contract with Atlantic Records, had complete faith in them, and personally made sure that most of the profits from live performances went to the band--bootleggers and unauthorized photographers were lucky to get off with a stern talking-to. His most famous appearance was in the concert movie ''The Song Remains the Same'', where he deployed a ClusterFBomb against a concert promoter who failed to stop illegal poster sales, and he was depicted in a fantasy sequence as a hitman alongside tour manager Richard Cole.
** The surviving band members were famous for rarely licensing their stuff for movies and TV shows (unless it involved Cameron Crowe, who was the only music journalist to ever give them positive reviews in ''Rolling Stone''), and never for video games (Page at least in the latter case; Jones seems to be okay with it, as we know from the Music/ThemCrookedVultures songs in ''VideoGame/RockBand'', and one of Plant's solo songs is in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''--which is not a rhythm game, but it's still a game for which a song by a Led member is licensed).

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** Manager Peter Grant, the big intimidating former wrestler who traveled with the band at all times, remained in charge through the chaos of touring, negotiated their contract with Atlantic Records, had complete faith in them, and personally made sure that most of the profits from live performances went to the band--bootleggers band -- bootleggers and unauthorized photographers were lucky to get off with a stern talking-to. His most famous appearance was in the concert movie ''The Song Remains the Same'', where he deployed a ClusterFBomb against a concert promoter who failed to stop illegal poster sales, and he was depicted in a fantasy sequence as a hitman alongside tour manager Richard Cole.
** The surviving band members were famous for rarely licensing their stuff for movies and TV shows (unless it involved Cameron Crowe, who was the only music journalist to ever give them positive reviews in ''Rolling Stone''), and never for video games (Page at least in the latter case; Jones seems to be okay with it, as we know from the Music/ThemCrookedVultures songs in ''VideoGame/RockBand'', and one of Plant's solo songs is in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''--which ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' -- which is not a rhythm game, but it's still a game for which a song by a Led member is licensed).



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: "This band will never work--it'll go over like a Lead Zeppelin!" FromACertainPointOfView it was technically true, though: the Page-Beck-Hopkins-Entwistle-Moon lineup never did catch on.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: "This band will never work--it'll work -- it'll go over like a Lead Zeppelin!" FromACertainPointOfView it was technically true, though: the Page-Beck-Hopkins-Entwistle-Moon The Page / Beck / Hopkins / Entwistle / Moon lineup never did catch on.



* NoodleIncident: The mudshark incident. [[TheRashomon Depending on who you ask]], during the band's stay at Seattle's Edgewater Hotel in 1969, one or more members of the band and/or crew [[spoiler:sodomized one or more groupies with one or more fish and/or mudsharks, living or dead, which the band had just caught while fishing off their balcony]]. It became infamous enough to be spoofed by Music/FrankZappa on his LiveAlbum ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971''.
* PaintedOnPants: Plant's trademark attire. Little wonder that his "girly whine" is his ''other'' trademark...

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* NoodleIncident: The mudshark incident. [[TheRashomon Depending on who you ask]], during the band's stay at Seattle's Edgewater Hotel in 1969, one or more members of the band and/or crew [[spoiler:sodomized [[spoiler: sodomized one or more groupies with one or more fish and/or mudsharks, living or dead, which the band had just caught while fishing off their balcony]]. It became infamous enough to be spoofed by Music/FrankZappa on his LiveAlbum ''Music/FillmoreEastJune1971''.
* PaintedOnPants: Plant's trademark attire. Little wonder that his "girly whine" is his ''other'' trademark...



* {{Pun}}: Aside from the title of "D'yer Mak'er", the cover of ''Led Zeppelin II'' manages to have a VisualPun. The story goes like this: designer David Juniper, asked to just come up with something "interesting", took a photo of Manfred "The Red Baron" von Richthofen and his Flying Circus from the UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar, filtered it and airbrushed the band members' heads onto the bodies. All good. He then put in manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole's heads. So far so good. But then, you notice there's a woman on the cover too, namely actress Glynis Johns. You may ask what she has to do with Led Zeppelin. The answer is: bugger-all. She was just thrown on there because she has [[NamesTheSame a similar name]] to Glyn Johns, who engineered the band's first album. One wonders why Juniper even bothered, since Glyn's brother Andy replaced him as engineer for ''II''.

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* {{Pun}}: Aside from the title of "D'yer Mak'er", the cover of ''Led Zeppelin II'' manages to have a VisualPun. The story goes like this: designer Designer David Juniper, asked to just come up with something "interesting", took a photo of Manfred "The Red Baron" von Richthofen and his Flying Circus from the UsefulNotes/FirstWorldWar, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, filtered it and airbrushed the band members' heads onto the bodies. All good. He then put in manager Peter Grant and tour manager Richard Cole's heads. So far so good. But then, you notice there's a woman on the cover too, namely actress Glynis Johns. You may ask what she has to do with Led Zeppelin. The answer is: bugger-all.Bugger-all. She was just thrown on there because she has [[NamesTheSame a similar name]] to Glyn Johns, who engineered the band's first album. One wonders why Juniper even bothered, since Glyn's brother Andy replaced him as engineer for ''II''.



* TwoFacedAside: Led Zeppelin's early albums featured quite a few songs where they basically copied lyrics and/or riffs from older blues songs. Then Jimmy Page sued rapper Music/SchoollyD for doing the same thing with "Kashmir". Then Page and Music/RageAgainstTheMachine guitarist Tom Morello recorded ''the same riffs'' for Puff Daddy's ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' single "Come With Me".

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* TwoFacedAside: Led Zeppelin's early albums featured quite a few songs where they basically copied lyrics and/or riffs from older blues songs. Then Jimmy Page sued rapper Music/SchoollyD for doing the same thing with "Kashmir". Then Page and Music/RageAgainstTheMachine guitarist Tom Morello recorded ''the same riffs'' for Puff Daddy's ''Film/{{Godzilla 1998}}'' ''Film/Godzilla1998'' single "Come With with Me".






[-''...and she's buying the stairway...to heaven...''-]

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[-''...and she's buying the stairway... to heaven...''-]
15th Aug '16 10:36:20 PM gewunomox
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* LuckyCharmsTitle: Technically, the name of their fourth album is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_IV#mediaviewer/File:Zoso-square-layout.svg symbols on the spine]]. It's just easier to say "''Untitled''" or "''IV''".

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* LuckyCharmsTitle: Technically, the name of their fourth album is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_IV#mediaviewer/File:Zoso-square-layout.[[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Zoso-square-layout.svg symbols on the spine]]. It's just easier to say "''Untitled''" or "''IV''".



** The ''Presence'' object, according to the band members, was an artistic depiction of the ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitleh3elkyxdypyw 2001]]'' monoliths.

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** The ''Presence'' object, according to the band members, was an artistic depiction of the ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ptitleh3elkyxdypyw 2001]]'' ''2001'' monoliths.
3rd Aug '16 8:18:02 PM KenKevinStriker
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** Averted with ''In Through The Out Door'', which contains no covers of any sort.

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** Averted with ''Houses of the Holy'' and ''In Through The Out Door'', which contains no covers of any sort.
26th Jul '16 1:57:11 AM KenKevinStriker
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* CoverVersion: You know they've had their share. Examples include, but are not limited to: ''Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'', ''You Shook Me'', ''I Can't Quit You Babe'', ''Bring It On Home'', ''Gallows Pole'', ''When The Levee Breaks'', ''Boogie With Stu'', etc. And with a band like Zeppelin, some overlapping with [[CoveredUp Cover Up]] is to be expected.

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* CoverVersion: You know they've had their share. Examples include, but are not limited to: ''Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'', ''You Shook Me'', ''I Can't Quit You Babe'', ''Bring It On Home'', ''Gallows Pole'', ''When The Levee Breaks'', ''Boogie With Stu'', etc. And with a band like Zeppelin, some overlapping with [[CoveredUp Cover Covering Up]] is to be expected.
26th Jul '16 1:56:30 AM KenKevinStriker
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* CoverVersion: You know they've had their share. Examples include, but are not limited to: ''Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'', ''You Shook Me'', ''I Can't Quit You Babe'', ''Bring It On Home'', ''Gallows Pole'', ''When The Levee Breaks'', ''Boogie With Stu'', etc. And with a band like Zeppelin, some overlapping with [[CoveredUp Cover Up]] is to be expected.
** Averted with ''In Through The Out Door'', which contains no covers of any sort.
6th Jul '16 6:15:53 PM bt8257
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* 1979 - ''In Through The Out Door''

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* 1979 - ''In Through The the Out Door''
2nd Jul '16 1:59:31 AM bt8257
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The band have written their fair share of famous classic hard rock songs that sometimes get overplayed like hell on AOR/"classic rock" radio for new generations to get annoyed, such as: "Dazed And Confused" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc total]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffBRhtWjEQ cover!]]), "Whole Lotta Love" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM8_HuQ0b34 cover]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQpZpFLpv4 as well!]]), "Heartbreaker"[[SiameseTwinSongs /]]"Living Loving Maid", "Immigrant Song", "Black Dog", "Rock And Roll", "Stairway To Heaven", "When The Levee Breaks" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swhEa8vuP6U cover too!]]), "Kashmir" and "Trampled Under Foot". Don't peg them as simple noise-merchants, though, because their discography's really varied and sometimes experimental, ranging from BluesRock and acoustic FolkRock to Eastern-influenced material, {{Funk}}, ProgressiveRock and weirder. They're widely respected for their superior musical abilities, eclectic tastes, and legendary concerts and well-known for their infamous exploits (such as the "[[NoodleIncident shark episode]]"), among others. Also, pretty much any rock and metal band formed since owes them at least a bit, whether they admit to it or not.

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The band have written their fair share of famous classic hard rock songs that sometimes get overplayed like hell on AOR/"classic rock" radio for new generations to get annoyed, such as: "Dazed And Confused" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc total]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ffBRhtWjEQ cover!]]), "Whole Lotta Love" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM8_HuQ0b34 cover]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkQpZpFLpv4 as well!]]), "Heartbreaker"[[SiameseTwinSongs /]]"Living Loving Maid", Maid (She's Just a Woman)", "Immigrant Song", "Black Dog", "Rock And Roll", "Stairway To to Heaven", "When The Levee Breaks" ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swhEa8vuP6U cover too!]]), "Kashmir" and "Trampled Under Foot". Don't peg them as simple noise-merchants, though, because their discography's really varied and sometimes experimental, ranging from BluesRock and acoustic FolkRock to Eastern-influenced material, {{Funk}}, ProgressiveRock and weirder. They're widely respected for their superior musical abilities, eclectic tastes, and legendary concerts and well-known for their infamous exploits (such as the "[[NoodleIncident shark episode]]"), among others. Also, pretty much any rock and metal band formed since owes them at least a bit, whether they admit to it or not.



* TheDrifter: Song-wise, Plant has often mentioned that he has to leave his girlfriend or some town or whatever because he has to "ramble on" or something like that, for example: "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", "Ramble On", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp", "Misty Mountain Hop" and "Going To California".

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* TheDrifter: Song-wise, Plant has often mentioned that he has to leave his girlfriend or some town or whatever because he has to "ramble on" or something like that, for example: "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You", "Ramble On", "Bron-Y-Aur Stomp", "Misty Mountain Hop" and "Going To to California".
2nd Jul '16 1:23:10 AM bt8257
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* 1975 - ''Physical Graffiti''

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* 1975 - ''Physical Graffiti'' ''Music/PhysicalGraffiti''
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