Music to Get Lost In: Led Zeppelin – Since I’ve Been Loving You

Every morning I tend to wake up with a pesky case of earworm.  For the past couple of weeks I’ve had the displeasure of having the earworm be “What does the Fox Say“, which let’s be honest, is no way to start one’s day. Thankfully the gods where merciful this morning and had me wake up to Led Zeppelin’s seven and a half minute masterpiece “Since I’ve Been Loving You. Every-time I hear this bluesy jam the tiny thin hairs on my arms stand in attention.

English: Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page (r...
English: Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page (right) of Led Zeppelin, in concert in Chicago, Illinois Italiano: Robert Plant (sinistra) e Jimmy Page (destra) dei Led Zeppelin durante un concerto a Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m not one to listen to a whole lot of classic rock, even though I dig bands like Led Zeppelin, T-Rex and Queen as much as the next guy; but with that being said I really appreciate how artist in the late 60’s and especially early 70’s were permitted to have these extended jam sessions. I seems that back then artist had a bit more freedom to play a song out and let the drugs and the alcohol, and their emotional state dictate where the song was going to go. Not to many big musical acts today seem to feel comfortable with experiment with their sound the way bands in the past did.

I suggest that today you put on your sound proof headphones, download Led Zeppelin’s “The Song Remains the Same” (Remastered Live Album) and revel in their blues inspired, heavy guitar sounds. Oh what beautiful noise.

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