Sunday, 8 May 2011

Music: 5 Great Zeppelin Songs You Have Never Heard

Today I have complied a list of five Led Zeppelin songs that I think deserve more attention then they usually get.

1. The Ocean - Houses of the Holy (1973)

  • The speaking intro by drummer Bonham stating that "We've done four already, but now ... , 1, 2, 3, 4!" was an unplanned addition; Bonham said it as a way to cheer up the band after they had bombed the previous four attempts at the song. This was the fifth.


2. South Bound Saurez - In Through the Out Door (1979)

  • One of the few Zeppelin songs never played live, South Bound Saurez is also one of only two songs in the Zeppelin catalog not to involve Jimmy Page as a songwriter.


3. Hot Dog - In Through the Out Door (1979)

  • An interesting song from an interesting band, Hot Dog builds off Rockabilly influence, a rare occurrence in Zeppelin songs. Fans of Jack White and the White Stripes will recognize from this song where White received much of his influence.


4. Bring It On Home - Led Zeppelin II (1969)

  • The beginning portion of this song is a homage to the original writer of Bring It On Home, Sonny Boy Williamson, whereas the second portion is all original. The band, however, was sued for not providing a writing credit to Sonny Boy.


5. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin III (1970)

  • Named after the cottage in which the band retreated after the long tour supporting Led Zeppelin II, this cottage was the location in which many of the Led Zeppelin III songs were written, as well as a handful of future Zeppelin songs such as "Over the Hills and Far Away" and "Friends". 



  • Well, had anyone ever heard of these particular songs before?
  • Did you like them, or are they not known for a reason?
  • Any other Zeppelin songs that should be noted?
Thanks for checking me out!

24 comments:

  1. I hadn't but to be honest I could only name 5 LZ songs anyway :P

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  2. Great tracks! thanks for the find

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  3. great job on bringing back some lost classics

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  4. Really great to see someone bringing attention to some of their lesser known tracks. There's a goldmine of good music out there that people don't really pay attention to. I wonder how many people could name a song by Zep other than Stairway to Heaven.

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  5. Nice selection, I was familiar with several of them, The Ocean was my favorite.

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  6. Big fan of Zeppelin here, love this blog, added to favorites from now, tyty

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  7. Stairway to heaven baby. All in for that one. I like your blog concept, follow'd.

    ;)

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  8. One of my favourite band, also you can look on my blo, i share them too my friend :)

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  9. Great songs. Great band. Great post.

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  10. those are great songs but you probably never heard of them. hipster much? xD

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  11. Love Zeppelin, have heard about 1/2 of these. Thanks for the new ones!

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  12. It's impossible to find "a" Zeppelin song I haven't heard ;), but I do love those (especially The Ocean).

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  13. I'mma stick to stairway to heaven. :D

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  14. Im gonna check it out for sure!

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  15. Awesome post man! keep up the good work!

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  16. Awesome songs, love 'em all.

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  17. i love Led Zeppelin, they're awesome :D

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  18. I'm not a big LZ fan but a couple of these are gems

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