A musical break . . .
Sigh . . . I had always considered Zep’s first album to be the band’s finest, indeed, to be the greatest album by any rock band ever.
But as my regular readers know, I bought the three recent re-releases — the band’s first three — digitally remastered by . . . sigh . . . Jimmy Page . . . yes, yes, I do have a crush on Jimmy.
Anyway, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week have been Zep days for me, during which I have been listening to the new albums: No. 1 on Wednesday, No. 2 on Thursday, and No. 3 on Friday. A lot of other people have been listening to them with me, albeit intermittently as my car boomed by them on the autoroute.
So, Zep 1 is as powerful and crisp as ever. I mean, the album still blows me away.
Zep 2 not as powerful, still great, of course, but not a desert island disc.
And then No. 3 today . . . OMG! I had forgotten how great this album is . . . I love the spacey feel of Friends . . . Since I’ve Been Loving You brought tears to me eyes; it’s a masterpiece . . . Out on the Tiles just rocks so hard; I’m listening to it now as I write this . . . and on and on and on . . .
So, now I just don’t know if I would choose No. 3 over No. 1 as Zep’s greatest all-around album.
Does there have to be a “Zep’s greatest album,” you might be wondering.
Well, no . . . But we humans love picking “the greatest of the greatest” sometimes, hence the Top 100 albums on radio stations and the like.
Or course, as we all know, Led Zeppelin was and is the greatest rock band that ever was and ever will be.
There is just no disputing that.
P.S. If Jimmy Page and I get married, I won’t have to hyphenate my last name!
Winks . . .
Happy weekend, everyone!