7-Inch History – ‘WHOLE LOTTA LOVE’ (1969) By LED ZEPPELIN – Greatest Guitar Riff Ever

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyls

26 August 2022

LED ZEPPELIN‘s red-hot smoking stunner WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
(from their 1969 Led Zep II album) was voted the greatest guitar
riff ever in rock history in 2014 by listeners of BBC Radio in the UK.
The riff topped a list of 100 classic ones.

Definitely, maybe the best ever in my book.

No 2: Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘N’ Roses
No 3: Back In Black by AC/DC

The winner…

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Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – These 10 Classic Crackers Turn 50 In 2022

31 December 2021

10 turning 50 in 2022

1. ‘Virginia Plane’ by ROXY MUSIC

Where my Studebaker takes me
That’s where I’ll make my stand but wait
Can’t you see that Holzer mane’
What’s her name? Virginia Plain

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2. ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ by LOU REED

Holly came from Miami, F.L.A.
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”

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3. ‘Give Ireland Back To The Irish’ by WINGS

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don’t make them have to get it
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Still makes Ireland Irish today

Great Britain, you are enormous
And nobody knows that better than me.
But really, what are you doing there?
In that land over the sea?

Tell me how you think
When you on your way to work
Would you be stopped by Irish soldiers?
Would you lie down and do nothing?
Would you give in or go mad?

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4. ‘Telegram Sam’ by T. REX

Golden Nose Slim Golden Nose Slim
I know’s where you’ve been
Purple Pie Pete Purple Pie Pete
Your lips are like lightning
Girls melt in the heat
Telegram Sam
You’re my main man

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5. ‘Rock And Roll’ by LED ZEPPELIN

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled
It’s been a long time since I did the stroll
Ooh let me get it back, let me get it back
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from

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6. ‘Heart Of Gold’ by NEIL YOUNG

I want to live, I want to give
I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold
It’s these expressions I never give

That keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old
Keep me searchin’ for a heart of gold
And I’m getting old

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6. ‘Starman’ by DAVID BOWIE

There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’d like to come and meet us
But he thinks he’d blow our minds
There’s a starman waiting in the sky
He’s told us not to blow it
‘Cause he knows it’s all worthwhile
He told me
Let the children lose it
Let the children use it
Let all the children boogie

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7. ‘Smoke On The Water’ by DEEP PUPRLE

We all came out to Montreux
On the Lake Geneva shoreline
To make records with a mobile
We didn’t have much time
Frank Zappa and the Mothers
Were at the best place around
But some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground
Smoke on the water
A fire in the sky
Smoke on the water

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8. ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ by SLADE

I don’t want to drink my whisky like you do
I don’t need to spend my money but still do
Don’t stop now a c-‘mon
Another drop now c-‘mon
I wanna lot now so c-‘mon
That’s right, that’s right
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now
I said Mama but we’re all crazy now

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9. ‘Tumbling Dice’ by THE ROLLING STONES

Mmm yeah!
Women think I’m tasty, but they’re always tryin’ to waste me
Make me burn the candle right down
But, baby, baby, don’t need no jewels in my crown

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10. ‘Do It Again’ by STEELY DAN

In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
And you fire ’til he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin’ as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street
You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turnin’ ’round and ’round
You go back, Jack, do it again

LED ZEPPELIN – Their Fourth Longplayer Came Out 50 Years Ago Today

Back in time

8 November 2021

Band: LED ZEPPELIN
Active: 1968-1980 / 8 studio albums

Anniversary album: Untitled but labeled as LED ZEPPELIN IV
Released: 8 November 1971 – 50 years ago today

BBC Music said: “Recorded at Headley Grange in Hampshire, Island Studios in London and Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Led Zeppelin IV is the album that put Led Zeppelin into homes around the world, acting as a successful marriage of the hard rock from their second album with the folkier meanderings of their third. It is an album that demonstrates their subtlety and restraint as much as their stadium-filling grandstanding and it confirmed their superstar rock status… With immaculate playing, a mystically obscure sleeve, and a remarkable range of tunes, Led Zeppelin IV, is still, for many, the best example of the group’s craft. Robert Plant thinks so himself. He has been quoted saying, simply: “the Fourth Album, that’s it.”

Turn Up The Volume: The band’s stairway to heaven album. A 5-star classic.

Singles: Black Dog / Rock ‘N Roll / Stairway To Heaven

– BLACK DOG –

– ROCK ‘N ROLL –

– STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN –

Full album…

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LED ZEPPELIN LIVE IN LONDON 2007 – Movie

CELEBRATION DAY

Concert movie of a one-off Led Zeppelin show on 10 December 2007,
in the O2 Arena, in London, as part of an Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert
(Ertegun was a famous and highly praised music executive – founder of
Atlantic Records – who passed away in 2006). The film started a limited
cinema release on 17 October 2012, and came out on several home audio
and video formats.


(Ahmet Ertegun Education Fund)

According to the Guinness World Records issue of 2009, the concert holds
the world record for the “Highest Demand for Tickets for One Music Concert
as 20 million requests for a ticket were registered online.

The explosive trailer

You can buy the CD/DVD via Amazon

LED ZEPPELIN – 7th Album ‘PRESENCE’ Came Out 45 Years Ago Today

31 March 2021

Band: LED ZEPPELIN
Active: 1968-1980

Album: PRESENCE – 7th LP
Released: 31 March 1996 – 45 years ago today
Score: No 1 in the UK & US

Rolling Stone wrote: “In spite of a few dull blues rock songs, the album is
another monster in what by now is a continuing tradition of battles won by
this band of survivors.”

Turn Up The Volume: For many bands, this would have been a top album,
for Led Zep – given the brilliant work they released before – it was nothing
more than a good, but too familiar sounding LP.

Single: Candy Store Rock…

Full album…

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LED ZEPPELIN Released Masterpiece ‘PHYSICAL GRAFFITI’ 45 Years Ago

24 February 2020

Today 45 years ago, on 24 February 1975 icons LED ZEPPELIN released their magnum opus ‘PHYSICAL GRAFFITI’. Their sixth album, a double album, probably their best ever.
It went straight to the top spot in both the UK and the US.

It was a multi-faceted work, covering multiple genres. Hard rock (‘Custard Pie’, ‘The Rover’, ‘The Wanton Song’, ‘Sick Again’, ‘Houses Of The Holy‘), eastern-influenced bombast (‘Kashmir’), progressive rock (‘In The Light’), rip-roaring funk ( ‘Boogie With Stu’, ‘Black Country Woman’) acoustic songs (‘Then Years Gone), a love ballad ( ‘Ten Years Gone‘), blues electricity (‘In My Time Of Dying‘), soft reverie (‘Down By The Side’) and country ripper (‘Night Flight‘). Top stuff!

AllMusic wrote: “Led Zeppelin returned from a nearly two-year hiatus in 1975 with the double-album ‘Physical Graffiti’, their most sprawling and ambitious work. ‘Physical Graffiti’ captures the whole experience of Led Zeppelin at the top of their game better than any of their other albums.” Full review here. Score: 5/5

Three highlights: Trampled Under Foot / Kashmir / Houses Of The Holy

– TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT –

– KASHMIR –

– HOUSES OF THE HOLY –

Album in full…

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