September 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM


Led zeppelin | “I’m Gonna Crawl”
Album: In Through the Out Door

Robert Plant
vocals, songwriter
Jimmy Page
guitar, producer, songwriter
John Paul Jones
bass, songwriter
John Bonham

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of hate In Through The Out Door gets from the throngs of hidebound, mentally moribund, Blues purists that apparently find it an unforgivable sin that Led Zeppelin would ever dare to experiment with their sound or grow as a band.

By 1979 Led Zeppelin had been through more than any ten bands usually go through in their career and it was showing in their musical direction.

Jimmy Page was struggling with a terrible heroin addiction and it rendered him incapable of exercising the almost dictatorial control he had exercised over Led Zeppelin’s sound in the earlier stages of their career.

Robert Plant had suffered a string of terrible personal tragedies and was thus incapable of exercising the leadership role like he had during Led Zeppelin’s middle career phase.

Bonzo’s alcoholism was spiraling out of control, and in any case Bonzo had  never been the leading type in the band.

This left a real vacuum in Zeppelin’s musical direction. Into the breach stepped virtuoso multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones. In Through The Out Door was very much his album and it shows in the gorgeous experimentation of  the music.

From the hard driving synth riffing, drum crashing, guitar chord-slab riffing of the astounding carouselambra, to the abject Blues despair of I’m Gonna Crawl, to the stringed gorgeousness of All My Love, and the South American World Music swing of Fool In The Rain, Out Door is an album recklessly unafraid of taking big chances. Perhaps  a harbinger of the directions Led Zeppelin would have taken in the 80’s had Bonzo not died.

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September 30, 2014 at 9:10 PM


James Byron Dean - 8 Feb 1931 - 30 Sep 1955

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September 30, 2014 at 12:58 AM


Dreamweaver - Gary Wright
Only one of the best songs from the 70s.  Hauntingly beautiful.

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Artist: Gary Wright

Title: Dreamweaver

Album: Swingtown Soundtrack

September 30, 2014 at 12:09 AM


Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Joni Mitchell

Artist: Joni Mitchell

Title: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Album: Night Ride Home

September 29, 2014 at 10:13 PM


For your Monday evening listening pleasure…

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Artist: Eric Clapton

Title: Lay Down Sally

September 29, 2014 at 10:10 PM




WWLD - Jocephus and the George Jonestown Massacre 

Hey scottfriday, musicmeld meet reality.

September 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM


America : A horse with no name (1971)

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Artist: America

Title: A horse with no name

September 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM


Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing - Stevie Wonder (Innervisions, 1973)

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Artist: Stevie Wonder

Title: Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing

Album: Innervisions, 1973

September 29, 2014 at 9:59 PM


Rolling Stones - Melody

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Artist: Rolling Stones

Title: Melody

Album: Black and Blue

September 29, 2014 at 9:06 PM


"Down with the Sickness" by Disturbed 

"It seems you’re having some trouble in dealing with these changes, living with these changes, the world is a scary place, now that you’ve woken up the demon in me"

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Artist: Disturbed

Title: Down with the Sickness

Album: The Sickness