24 February 2019

1971- 50 Years Of Metal

Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin formed in 1969 with member’s Jimmy Page,Robert Plant,John Paul Jones,John Bonham. The band were well known in a small town called Stourbridge in England just outside of the home of heavy metal but originated from London England. The album Led Zeppelin IV was recorded in 1970 and released in 1971 on Atlantic records which reached number 10 in the UK chart’s. The album was wrote in a large country house in Snowdonia Wales. The band had taken their selves away so they could focus on their writing and get their inspiration from the countryside. This album had a mixture of styles as the band were influenced by the genre’s folk and blues. When it came to the artwork of the album the band had designed their own symbols. The record breaking song from the album was ‘Stairway To Heaven’. The pagan flutes and Robert plant’s vocal’s set quite the atmosphere and made you feel like your in a mythical world, and it’s that intense build up when the song kick’s in and get’s heavier and I don’t know about yourself but it definitely get’s me air drumming. Jimmy page may not have been the first person to use a duel guitar  but after he played it on this album it certainly inspired band’s to this day to want to use one. The album will always bring a sense of nostalgia for people who were bought up in this era and have passed it down to the next generation making sure this album is never forgotten.

 

The Lp consisted of,

Black Dog
Rock and Roll
The Battle of Evermore
Stairway to Heaven
Misty Mountain Hop
Four Sticks
Going to California
When the Levee Breaks

1972-50 Years Of Metal