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Led Zeppelin

  1. 1. Everything Corinne Needs to Know about Led Zeppelin
  2. 2. The Early Years of Rock Were for Sissies <ul><li>Everybody was playing bongos and harmonicas and stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody wore suits and looked like a sissy </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody was afraid to play their instruments too loud because somebody might get mad </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Yardbirds <ul><li>They were that band you just saw </li></ul><ul><li>Their first guitarist was some guy nobody cared about </li></ul><ul><li>Their second guitarist was Eric Clapton </li></ul><ul><li>Their third guitarist was Jeff Beck </li></ul><ul><li>Their fourth guitarist was Jimmy Page </li></ul><ul><li>But they still couldn't figure out how to not be sissies </li></ul>
  4. 4. The New Yardbirds <ul><li>Jimmy Page was all like, “You guys suck and you don't know how to rock,” and the rest of the Yardbirds were all like, “we're so scared of your mean guitar playing, Jimmy.” Then they all went on tour together or something, and everybody but Jimmy Page left the band and Jimmy replaced them one by one with studio musicians to finish out the tour. </li></ul><ul><li>Here's that same song preformed at the end of that tour, “Dazed and Confused,” with Jimmy page and the new lineup. </li></ul><ul><li>The band changed their name to “Led Zeppelin” because they no longer sucked. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Members of Led Zeppelin <ul><li>Corinne, memorize the names of these people. I will test you later. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jimmy Page <ul><li>He's the guitar player </li></ul><ul><li>He sometimes uses a violin bow </li></ul><ul><li>He sometimes plays a guitar with two necks </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes, Led Zep's style is referred to as “riff rock,” because Jimmy came up with catchy “riffs,” or musical passages, that are repeated throughout the songs </li></ul><ul><li>His live guitar playing is kinda sloppy because he was high and drunk all of the time. Also, he got to do it with tons of girls. </li></ul><ul><li>Jimmy used lots of distortion and fuzz effects on his guitar. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Robert Plant <ul><li>He's the singer </li></ul><ul><li>He sings way up high like a girl and sometimes makes sex noises </li></ul><ul><li>He also put things in his pants to make his thingy look bigger on stage </li></ul><ul><li>His lyrics often deal with “The Lord of the Rings.” Really. Like hobbits and shit. Nobody knows why. </li></ul><ul><li>He is my favorite singer of all time </li></ul>
  8. 8. John Paul Jones <ul><li>He's the bass player </li></ul><ul><li>He's really good </li></ul><ul><li>Often, the bass line in a Zep song mirrors the main guitar riff. In other words, the bass just plays what the guitar is playing an octave lower. This seems like a simple thing, but it was pretty innovative for the time and made for some kick ass songs, the most famous of which is The Immigrant Song . </li></ul><ul><li>He also played keyboards for the band, which filled out lots of their arrangements. </li></ul>
  9. 9. John Bonham <ul><li>He's the drummer </li></ul><ul><li>He might be the best rock drummer who ever lived </li></ul><ul><li>He hit the drums very, very hard </li></ul><ul><li>He played drums that were physically very large </li></ul><ul><li>The word “Bombastic” is named after him </li></ul><ul><li>Oh my God, he is so good </li></ul><ul><li>He died because of alcohol and drugs, which is why Led Zeppelin eventually broke up </li></ul>
  10. 10. QUIZ! CORINNE! QUIZ! <ul><li>Name all four members of Led Zeppelin. (Hint: use the following acronym: J ust P lease J ust P lease J ust R eally P lease J ust B athe) </li></ul><ul><li>Who played what? </li></ul><ul><li>Who put stuff in his pants to make his thingy look bigger? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Albums <ul><li>Led Zeppelin were one of the few bands that focused on creating cohesive album experiences, not just singles. They're similar to The Beatles in that regard. </li></ul><ul><li>The first five or so Led Zeppelin albums are some of the best albums ever </li></ul><ul><li>The ones after that kinda suck IMHO </li></ul>
  12. 12. Led Zeppelin (I) <ul><li>This album is good </li></ul><ul><li>It has lots of blues on it, which I don't like but some people do </li></ul><ul><li>Let's listen to some of it now! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Led Zeppelin II <ul><li>This album is Very Good </li></ul><ul><li>The song “Heartbreaker” goes right into “Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman).” Radio stations love playing these two songs back-to-back because the DJ can take a bathroom break. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Led Zeppelin III <ul><li>This album is Awesome </li></ul><ul><li>It has lots of Country-ish songs on it </li></ul><ul><li>It's is the album that you (Corinne) will most likely get into because it is kinda folksy </li></ul>
  15. 15. Led Zeppelin IV (ZOSO) <ul><li>This is maybe the greatest album ever made </li></ul><ul><li>Most people think it's a “Greatest Hits” album because it's so freakin good. </li></ul><ul><li>Corinne, you need to know every one of these songs </li></ul>
  16. 16. Houses of the Holy <ul><li>This is a Very Good album </li></ul><ul><li>It was controversial because of the naked kids on the cover </li></ul><ul><li>It's much less bluesy than the previous albums – John Paul Jones was playing many more keyboard parts using his new Mellotron </li></ul>
  17. 17. Later Zeppelin <ul><li>After “Houses of the Holy,” Zeppelin put out some other albums that I don't like as much so I'm not going to talk about them </li></ul>
  18. 18. The End?