Monday, August 1 2011
Some of these are hopefully no-brainers, others may be head-scratchers. All of them are albums that deserve a fresh appraisal.
Monday, November 19 2012
The pagan gods of old return to Midgard for one last conquest. Their victory is nothing less than completely decisive.
Thursday, December 13 2007
Does anybody remember laughter?
Tuesday, December 11 2007
More Songs About Groupies and The Lord of the Rings.
Monday, August 28 2006
Zeppelin fans will know much of this material already. But I once wrote a book about this band (not a very good one, admittedly), and there are things here that I never knew.
Wednesday, July 23 2003
Sunday, February 24 2013
Capping off the eminently diverse Houses of the Holy is the riff-loaded “The Ocean”, a Zeppelin classic that reminds us that no matter how far the band may veer off into other realms, when it comes down to it, rock and roll is their brand of noise pollution.
Monday, February 18 2013
The proto-doom metal masterpiece "No Quarter" is a classic case of a brilliant track that becomes even more enormous in its live incarnations.
Sunday, February 10 2013
"D'Yer Mak'er" concludes the controversial middle section of Houses of the Holy in an uproarious fashion. With this song Led Zeppelin proves that for every Tolkien reference, there's a corresponding joke—and a pretty damn good one at that.
Sunday, February 3 2013
"Dancing Days" is proof that no matter how great a band or an album might be, there's always a moment where a slip-up happens.
Sunday, January 27 2013
For many, "The Crunge" commences a three-song sequence that makes Houses of the Holy a scattershot mess. We think it's right about when the fun kicks in.
Thursday, November 8 2012
PHILADELPHIA — Ain’t it great when all the stars align? Denny Somach is feeling just such a magical, mystical moment as he and others aim