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Song of the Moment Kashmir
Created on July 27th, 2010

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Marisa Horn
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Jul 27th 2010 at 15:49 PM
This is what influenced my ID -

\\\"I am a traveler of both time and space to be where I have been\\\"

Led Zeppelin

What are you listening to today?

Len Kochberg[Healthsmart]
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Nov 3rd 2010 at 11:14 AM
We Are The World

GT Bulmer
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Nov 3rd 2010 at 11:28 AM

Hello, Marisa:

Kashmir is one of my favourite Led Zeppelin songs!

I've been a Led Zep fan since they were "new" when I was in my teens. I bought the Kashmir Symphonic CD a couple of years ago (it includes "Stairway to Heaven" – a true Led Zep classic!) and I really enjoy how Kashmir, the song, has been orchestrated.

Thanks for the YouTube link!

GT :-)

Big Richie
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Nov 3rd 2010 at 12:01 PM
Kashmir is a fantastic song!

Dee Westcott
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Nov 4th 2010 at 13:50 PM
LOL I had never heard of that song before

My favorite Led Zeppelin
songs are:

Stairway to Heaven
Whole Lotta Love

Rock n Roll

But Stairway To Heaven has to be my absolute Favorite!

As far as Healthsmart Post
I love the song: We Are the World -
Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson etc did an exceptional job on this song!

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Nov 4th 2010 at 15:10 PM
I'm going to stir the pot here.
Firstly Kashmir is an awesome song - Zeppelin's best by far and certainly worthy of a listen.
Everything written after Kashmir was junk
To be honest I think Zeppelin are the most overrated band in history and as a fan of the particular genre and a guitar player for most of my life, I'm talking from some degree of considered opinion.
Zeppelin were extremely fortunate to have JOhn Grant (I think that's his name) as their Manager. His expertise and promotional ability afforded Zeppelin a great advantage over rivals of the time, some of whom, musically could wipe the floor with Zeppelin.

But the thing that I've never come to terms with was Zeppelin's blatant and repeated ripping off of old blues tunes and then saying that they wrote them.

Whole Lotta Love was a tune written by Willie Dixon as was Nobody's Fault But Mine and there are several others.

I also think that Bonham's untimely death elevated Zeppelin's stature.

Just my opinion of course

GT Bulmer
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Nov 4th 2010 at 23:22 PM

Hi, Mark: Very interesting perspective on Led Zeppelin. I'm a fan of the band, but I know little of their background. For me, it was their sound and their musical style that attracted me when they became popular. Thanks for the insight. I find it interesting. :-)

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Nov 5th 2010 at 2:27 AM
Hi GT - as I said I was stirring the pot a little. Zeppelin were a huge part of my youth and I played in many bands where we covered Rock & Roll and Whole Lotta love but I've never really understood the supergroup and brilliant tags that they got. To me much of their stuff is filler although they have some great songs.

The whole stealing from Willie Dixon thing is a hobbyhorse of mine. Zeppelin fans are unaware of it - I think the Whole lotta Love issue was settled out of court but Page & Plant got to keep their name on the song.

Then they went and did the same thing on Nobody's Fault But Mine, which is arrogant in the extreme

As Whole Lotta Love is considered by many to be one of the great Rock songs of its time, if not all time, I like to draw people's attention to the fact.

Plagiarism is not new in music - Ritchie Blackmore admits openly to stealing the bass riff of a Ricky Nelson(?) tune to make Black Night - he didn't steal the song - just a part of it and he openly admits it. Ironically the wheel turned full circle - there's a song by Pink which is two Blackmore riffs strung together (one is Black Night)

Zeppelin on the other hand had to be taken to court to admit fault and they basically stole the WHOLE song, and even now they still claim ownership.

As a musician with a strong respect for the blues and people like Wilie Dixon, I find it very hard to swallow.

But Zeppelin have given joy to many people and songs like Kashmir & Black Dog justify their place as icons in the Hard Rock field

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