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This review is from: Led Zeppelin IV (Audio CD)
This is probably one of the best rock records ever done, together with Deep Purple's Machine Head and Made in Japan. I can't find a musically bad track on it, still I'm not fond of the lyrics tainted with mysticism on Battle for Evermore. The opening track Black dog has a wonderful riff wandering over the guitar which shows why Jimmy Page (together with Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath) can take full credit for pioneering the mammoth riffs of hard rock/heavy metal, which also is shown in Misty Mountain Hop, Four Sticks and When the Levee Breaks. I don't need to say something about Stairway to Heaven as it by many is rated as the best rock song ever written. But I want to stress the mastery of three underrated gems on this wonderful record, namely Misty Mountain Hop a very heavy and hooking track, Four Sticks with its driving rhythm in 4/5 and When the Levee Breaks with its, I can't find words to explain it, wonderful guitar sound. All in all it is a record well worth the money spent. And I will give a promise: If you like rock, hard rock or heavy metal, you will not be disappointed and will also have a record to be played on, and on, and on, and on ...
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Initial post: 6 Oct 2014, 20:15:44 BST
Last edited by the author on 6 Oct 2014, 20:16:13 BST
Mr. R. Daniels says:
Jonesy wrote the Black Dog riff!
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2014, 16:45:22 GMT
T - Guy says:
Yeah, well, not the worst instance of people forgetting JPJ even exists.
He appears to have been more interested in making music than strutting around making a spectacle of himself.
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