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FIVE STARS ISN'T ENOUGH!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Led Zeppelin IV (Audio CD)
I hated Led Zeppelin until I was forced to listen to IV. By the time 'Black Dog' was over I'd changed my views for ever. By the time 'When The Levee Breaks'had ended Led Zeppelin had become the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band ever to give rise from these shores. Deep Purple had some SERIOUS competition. People rave about how great a guitarist Jimmy Page is (and he is) or how gifted a vocalist Robert Plant is (and he is) ,but the man who IS (or tragically was) Led Zeppelin, is John Bonham...what a drummer! The way he drives 'Black Dog' along, and the intro to 'Rock And Roll'puts him in the ranks of the immortals. The album switches from sheer gutsy heavy metal to melodic and acoustic music, to the climax to the album, where 'When The Levee Breaks' leaves you somewhere in mid air.It's unfair...this should have been a double album!