5 October 2020
AllMusic/Stephen Erlewine: “On their first two albums, Led Zeppelin unleashed a relentless barrage of heavy blues and rockabilly riffs, but Led Zeppelin III provided the band with the necessary room to grow musically. While there are still a handful of metallic rockers, III is built on a folky, acoustic foundation that gives the music extra depth. And even the rockers aren’t as straightforward as before: the galloping “Immigrant Song” is powered by Robert Plant’s banshee wail, “Celebration Day” turns blues-rock inside out with a warped slide guitar riff, and “Out on the Tiles” lumbers along with a tricky, multi-part riff. Nevertheless, the heart of the album lies on the second side, when the band delve deeply into English folk.” Full review here. Score: 5/5.
Jimmy Page: “I play like I play. You hear it on
‘Celebration Day’ It’s pretty good for a one-night shot.”
Robert Plant: “I don’t want to scream ‘Immigrant Song’
every night for the rest of my life, and I’m not sure I could.”
Sorry, Robert, Immigrant Song is one of my all-time favorite Led Zep hammers…
LED ZEPPELIN: All Albums