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curlytangerine:

Robert Plant.

”Robert is unique. We’re all unique really, but Robert is really something. I couldn’t imagine any other singer with us. I just couldn’t. Robert is Robert and there’s nothing else to say.”

– John Paul Jones, 1970

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callmethehunter:

tremble-and-shake:

“A solo is like a meditation on the song. You find a piece of filigree and then try to play something in total empathy with everything that’s going on. You can get quite spiritual about soloing. It’s almost channeling.”

— Jimmy Page in Brad Tolinski’s Light and Shade: Conversations…

Jimmy Page and the Art of Meditative Soloing

Cut Led Zeppelin’s set in half and you’ve stil…

Cut Led Zeppelin’s set in half and you’ve still got twice as much as what anybody else was delivering, not just in length but in terms of undeniable fuck-me power.

It’s the drum intro of the Gods. You could pla…

It’s the drum intro of the Gods. You could play it anywhere and people would know it’s John Bonham. I never had the chance to tell dad how amazing he was – he was just dad.

I think that Led Zeppelin was bold and brave a…

I think that Led Zeppelin was bold and brave and chaotic and honest- in a very loose framework, it was honest- and it took risks and chances which are no longer possible if you start a band from scratch today. Musically, it captured all the elements of the kind of wondrous music that we’d all been exposed to. What we did was, we were able to translate and kick on. It’s like we were a filter for all the good things, we filtered it, and begged and borrowed and stole and we made something that was particularly original, by which a lot of other music has been measured.

Robert Plant (to audience): You don’t know how…

Robert Plant (to audience): You don’t know how difficult it is to tune a guitar in front of thousands of screaming people.
Jimmy Page (to Plant): You don’t, either.

There will be a Led Zeppelin as long as there’…

There will be a Led Zeppelin as long as there’s a Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant. This isn’t a nostalgia band playing the hits forever. If anything ever happened and somebody left – which I really can’t see happening – I don’t think we’d bother to carry on. The magic for me is as it is now.

The sex god, with the glory-the halo around hi…

The sex god, with the glory-the halo around his head, you know, the hair; and you had, if I may say so, the son of the devil on guitar.

It was just young blokes having a laugh. The b…

It was just young blokes having a laugh. The band had this belief about them then that they were untouchable — as we all do. It was all to do with testosterone and, believe me, Robert had more of it than anybody I’ve ever known.

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inlovewithledzeppelin:

”It is the springtime of my loving, the second season I am to know.

You are the sunlight in my growing, so little warmth I’ve felt before”

The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin