Profile LED Zeppelin
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Led Zeppelin heavy metal band is the most popular and influential throughout the period. They adopted the style of blues rock with a more revolusionir, with the expertise and innovation studio that produced Jimmy Page albums popular and influential. More than two centuries after the band disbanded in 1980, Led Zeppelin music and are still frequently played on rock radio. Their influence not only to bands to heavy metal but also modern rock.
“Stairway to Heaven” is known as classic rock songs are the most commonly diudara around the world. Until now, Led Zeppelin have sold 300 million albums globally and 100 million of them in the U.S. market. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, Led Zeppelin album sales are on the third position after The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Jimmy Page and Robert Plant is a fan of blues. Two songs beginning their careers, “Whole Lotta Love” and “You Shook Me”, the song sounds similar to the blues singer Willie Dixon. Band charged to court on the making of the song without giving credit to Dixon. After umpteen years, finally reached a settlement and allocation of credit and the payment is intended to Willie Dixon.
Jimmy Page once said, “I think if The Rolling Stones tried to be a child Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin tried to become a child Howlin ‘Wolf.” In addition to blues, Led Zeppelin also loves American rock & roll style of Fats Domino and Little Richards and at live, they often bring rockabilly songs Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran, and so forth. John Paul Jones and John Bonham is a heavy funk fans. Over a team like this rhythm section and extend mengimprovisasi songs funk and soul of Motown in the show often exceeds 3 hours.
Led Zeppelin was formed 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page with the name The New Yardbirds, which aims to fulfill some performance commitments that have been ordered before the Yardbirds disbanded. The New Yardbirds consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, vocalist Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham and bassist ex Yardbird Chris Dreja. Not long after, Dreja left the band to become a photographer (he is taking a photo back cover debut album Led Zeppelin) and its position is replaced old Page, John Paul Jones. The vocalist is actually the first selected Page Terry Reid, but Reid refused this opportunity and recommend Robert Plant. Plant accepted the bid and bring long friend of John Bonham Band of Joy.
After a few shows with this formation, the name was changed into the band Led Zeppelin. Name of the flat found The Who drummer Keith Moon commented that the band will fall as soon as a “lead balloon”. Groups like the name and change the “lead” to “led” to avoid spelling “LEED”.
After the first tour, the first album released in January 1969. Combination of blues and rock with distortion amplification makes this album one of the most important album in the evolution of heavy metal. Although some of the songs is a cover song from the blues standard, “Communication breakdown” there is a unique sound and weight. Album also includes a clear game Page acoustic guitar in “Black Mountain Side” and the combination of acoustic / electric in “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You”. The success of the album’s first career trip to encourage direct Led Zeppelin, especially in the United States that they often tour.
Second album, Led Zeppelin II, released a year later with the same style. Album begins with a gigantic riff “Whole Lotta Love” is driven by the rhythm section drum and bass John Bonham John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin membentukkan sound at that time. More successful second album from the first album and reached position no. 1 in the UK or the U.S. chart . Led Zeppelin II contains songs based riff-riff of the original Led Zeppelin remain electrically based blues. “Heartbreaker” shows the great guitar solo that makes the Page as one of the heroes in the era of the guitar. “Moby Dick” is a solo drum track often extended from seven to tens of minutes while live, with Bonham menabuhkan drumnya up to the level that has never been achieved before drummer, and the speed and completeness wasp drumnya become major attractions in the Led Zeppelin concert. In terms of production, processing Led Zeppelin II Led’s more mature I thanks to the expertise Zeppelin Jimmy Page in the case of technical studio and overdub.
To get inspiration Led Zeppelin III, the band-in to Bron-Yr-Aur, a house on the outskirts of Wales. Peaceful environment there menginspirasikan sound nuances of acoustic Celtic music and English folk, the show the other side expertise Page. Although not approved by the band, Atlantic Records released “Immigrant Song” from Led Zeppelin III as a single (previously Atlantic also released “Whole Lotta Love” in the short version to be single). Although the desire band manager Peter Grant and all the material that Led Zeppelin does not have to be single and be heard in full per album, nine remain single printed label. The band also refused to TV’s sound quality can be controlled. Led Zeppelin should dinyaksikan in concert.
The variety of music there is a Led Zeppelin album in the fourth without a known title and is often referred to as Led Zeppelin IV, Zoso, Runes, or Four Symbols. Not only without the title, the name of the band is also not written in the cover. Album contains a hard rock song “Black Dog”, rockabilly song “Rock and Roll”, mystical folk-style songs Tolkien “The Battle of Taylor” and a combination of hard rock songs-folk “Stairway to Heaven”. “Stairway to Heaven” was never released as a single but a big hit in the radio AOR (Album-Oriented Rock). Led Zeppelin IV ended with one of their best blues songs, “When the Levee Break,” a cover song on the American blues singer Memphis Minnie.
Next studio album, Houses of the Holy (1973), showing a new experiment with a long track that uses the synthesizer and Mellotron. With “The Song remains the Same”, “No Quarter” and “D’yer Mak’er” (read “Jamaica”), Led Zeppelin mendefinisi rock music back again. This album is often seen as the album’s hard rock / heavy metal because the most romantic, full of gentle songs and melodius. 1973 split tour of their record-breaking 56,800 visitors with a fan in Tampa Stadium, Florida (beyond the concert The Beatles Shea Stadium in 1965). Three show at Madison Square Garden, New York in the record for a concert film that was released some years later.
1974, Led Zeppelin launched a private label called Swan Song, the name of a song that did not record them (the songs are recorded dikemudian day with the title “Midnight Moonlight” in the Firm’s first album). Besides promoting their own album, Swan Song also handle other bands such as Bad Company, Pretty Things, Maggie Bell, Detective, Dave Edmunds, Midnight Flyer, Sad Cafe and Wildlife.
1975, Swan Song ganda-released first album Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti. In this album-ganda, Led Zeppelin once again shows the incredible diversity of the complex with the song “Ten Years Gone”, the acoustic track “Black Country Woman”, hard rock song “Trampled Under Foot” and the songs feel of India-Arab “Kashmir”. Not long after the launch of Physical Graffiti, catalog six Led Zeppelin albums simultaneously in the top 200 albums chart. The band toured the U.S. and to record-breaking again. At that time, Led Zeppelin has become the biggest band in the world.
If the popularity of Led Zeppelin in concert and album so impressive, frenzied lifestyle behind them also become a legend. Groups around the world by private jet, called “The Starship”, much to rent a room from the hotel and do kegilaaan activities such as rock merusaki hotel rooms, from the TV cast, bringing the motor in the lobby, making a sexual diversion and use of drugs and excessive alcohol. Some of the people associated with them at that time writing the book about the experience of insanity, while the band members refused confess.
1976, the band took leave from the tour and start menyuting fantasy segments for the concert film The Song remains the Same. During the leave, Robert Plant and his wife Maureen have a car accident in Greece. Plant at the foot injury, while Maureen is heavy. Maureen diterbangkan to London and soul terselamat after ditransfusi blood. In conditions that do not enable the tour, the band returned to the studio to record a seventh album, Presence. Presense platinum, although there is a change in sound with the guitar jam that sounds like straightforward in “Nobody’s Fault but Mine,” which replaces the old album aranjemen complex. Specialties Presence heard in the “Achilles Last Stand” which shows that the hearer bassline and drum hentakan a tremendous , and the riff-riff and solo guitar melodius of the Page. Fans different opinions on this album, like there is a more relaxed style but this is the origin of this album so. Year 1976, Page began using heroin, a habit that affects how the him in concert and studio in the future days.
The end of 1976, the concert film The Song remains the Same and its soundtrack album, released ganda. Disyuting the concert film of 1973 this is the only documentation of Led Zeppelin live for 20 years. There are some songs that vary between the film and soundtrack, and the soundtrack is not regarded as a great live album, although it is the only official live album from the band up to the launch of the BBC Sessions in 1997.
1977, Led Zeppelin to run large-scale tour to the U.S. again, and tickets sell out five nights in big cities, among others, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. In a festival in Oakland, Robert Plant to get the news that his son died due to infection Karac stomach. Next tour is canceled, and many assume that the incident is a condemnation of the Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page as a result of the supernatural world.
Summer of 1978, the group returned to the studio and this time they use the Swedish Polar Studio owned by ABBA. The new album is recorded in the title given Through the Out Door, which shows the severity drummer John Bonham in the song “Carouselambra” and “Fool in the Rain.” Album also displays song tribut to children Robert Plant “All My Love”. After a decade making albums and tours, Led Zeppelin band has developed into dinosaurs. At that time, mainstream music to start the disco and critics point to focus on punk rock, but In Through the Out Door still reach No position. 1 in the U.S. and UK charts, thanks to the fan base is very large.
Summer 1979, after two show warming in Copenhagen, Led Zeppelin contracted as a headline band at the Knebworth Festival in the UK August. Nearly 400,000 fans witnessed the return of Led Zeppelin and the launch of In Through the Out Door, they are ready to tour again. Band plan a short tour to Europe long before the tour to the United States.
However, the 1980 tour of America was never realized. On 25 September 1980, not long before the tour started, drummer John Bonham died due to stoppage of the breath channel own vomit due to excessive alcohol consumption. During the next two months, the remaining band members to consider whether to continue the tour with a replacement drummer. However, after a mature consideration, decided Led Zeppelin will not exist again without John Bonham. In December 1980, the band officially disbanded.
Two years after the death of Bonham, the band released Coda, a collection of out-take from the previous recording Sessi.
1969 Led Zeppelin
1969 Led Zeppelin II
1970 Led Zeppelin III
1971 Led Zeppelin IV
1973 Houses of the Holy
1975 Physical Graffiti
1976 The Song remains the Same (Live)
1979 In Through the Out Door