Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III


4.5
superb

Review

by musicman USER (3 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 71 replies | 10,549 views


Release Date: 1970 | Tracklist


3 of 7 thought this review was well written

Robert Plant - Lead Vocals
Robert Plant has a great range in his singing. Before Led Zeppelin he sung in many bands in England.

Jimmy Page - Lead Guitar
Jimmy Page is a great guitar player and songwriter. Before Led Zeppelin he was an in-studio guitarist and was co-lead guitar in the Yardbirds with Jeff Beck. He started Led Zeppelin under the original title of the New Yardbirds when he had to find musicians to play an important gig.

John Paul Jones - Bass Guitar and Keyboards
John Paul Jones is a great bassist and pianist who doesn't stand out in most songs, but he is great at backing up the band. Before Led Zeppelin, he toured as sometimes a bassist and sometimes a pianist.

John "Bonzo" Bonham - Drums and other Percussion
Bonzo is one of the, if not the greatest Rock drummer of all time. He can keep time and also add in great fills. Before Led Zeppelin he played in England in clubs with one of Robert Plant's bands. He was so loud that he would not be allowed in some clubs. Also, he would hit his bass drum so hard that the head would break.

Co-Producers: Peter Grant and Jimmy Page

Led Zeppelin had many fans who were mostly teenagers. Adults namely the press hated Led Zeppelin. There description of Zep's music was that of the devil. Zep wanted to write their third album with some harder songs and some acoustic songs, so that it would appeal to their fans and also people that didn't like the first two albums. The press hated their loud and psychadelic music, but they also hated their acoustic music because it wasn't like Zeppelin. (This later led Page and Plant to writing Stairway to Heaven the song that starts off very soft and nice to hard rock).

Tracks

1. Immigrant Song
This song is one of the more well known Led Zeppelin songs. The main riff has Plant belting out his line.

2. Friends
The first acoustic song on the CD has Bonham playing bongos along with the guitar and bass. The song is for the most part good, but it can be slow moving at times.

3. Celebration Day
This song has a good bluesy riff to it like many Zeppelin songs. This song is great.

4. Since I've Been Loving You
This is my favorite song on the CD. It is a slow blues rock song with great powerful vocals. The guitar and organ line in the song give the song a very good sound along with the drums.

5. Out on the Tiles
This song isn't that great, but it has a very great chorus to it.

6. Gallows Pole
This is the second acoustic song on the CD. It is not that great of a song, but it has a nice sound with the acoustic guitar.

7. Tangerine
This the next acoustic song on the CD. This is a great song. It sounds as if there is some country influences in this song.

8. That's the Way
That's the Way is another acoustic song and it is a great song. It is my second favorite on the CD. It also appears on the Almost Famous Soundtrack. The vocals in the song are amazing.

9. Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
This song is another acoustic song and has some folk influences in it. It is an okay song, but is very slow moving.

10. Hats off to (Roy) Harper
I really don't understand this song at all. I don't really like sound of it.

I'll give this album a 4.3/5.

It is very good except for the occasional song or two. I reccomend it if you like Classic Rock or any Acoustic type music. You can never go wrong with Zeppelin.


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Kaden
December 9th 2003



222 Comments


Yeah, I think this is a pretty great album. 4.5/5 from me. The only track I really strongly dislike is Hats off to (roy) Harper. I really loved Freinds, and my favorite on the album, Bron-Y-Aur Stomp (the live version on the DVD completely blows it out of the water though)

Dork
December 9th 2003



1 Comments


I have Led Zepplin III on vinel.

musicman
December 9th 2003



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The DVD got boring after the first like 10 times of watching each song now I can only watch some songs, but it is excellent. They are definetly my favorite band. The only LP's I don't have of theirs are Zoso, In Through the Out Door, and Coda. I'll get them soon along with their BBC sessions.

manuscriptreplica
December 9th 2003



431 Comments


cheers for review - i asked and received!

so anyway, i have most of their albums i wanted an opinion on this one. Immigrant song is one of the best opening tracks on any album. Bron-yr-aur stomp is my favourite though, and like Kaden said, the live version owns. Friends is a great drug song.
And i don't like hats off to roy harper. In fact i pretty much agree with everything you said, except for bron-yr-aur stomp.

great review esp. the background of the band
rating 4/5

BirdsOfFires
December 9th 2003



92 Comments


"That's the Way" always makes my cry. I think it's because I'm an emo faggot.

[/relentless rant of self-deprocation]

musicman
December 10th 2003



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I read a book about Zeppelin a few months ago and it was awesome. I learned alot about Zeppelin they were some bad a$$ rockstars. Some of the stuff in the book was crap though like how Babe I'm Gonna Leave You is a Joan Baez cover. Yeah so I know alot about Zeppelin.

I'm going to take another listen to Bron-Y-Aur Stomp just to see if I like it since everyone is disagreeing with me on that one.

Kaden
December 10th 2003



222 Comments


Originally posted by musicman
In Through the Out Door


In my opinion, you shouldn't waste money on In Through The Out Door. It seriously doesn't even sound like Zeppelin, the only bad album they ever made.

robnathanson
December 10th 2003



93 Comments


Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is one of the songs that Zeppelin did that sounds 100x better played live. THe studio version is too monotonous for my liking, but I've heard the versions on HTWWW, and the Zeppelin DVD, and they blow the studio version out of the water, so to speak.

musicman
December 11th 2003



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Okay well thanks I guess I won't buy it. Now all I need is Coda and Zoso.

musicman
December 11th 2003



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Zeppelin playing classical influenced and country influenced songs????

Thats awesome i'm buying in through the out door.

ZEROthirtythree
December 11th 2003



234 Comments


LZ III is amazing.

PoorTom
December 13th 2003



3 Comments


Zep III kicks ***.imigrant song is so hard and drivin, it gets me all pumped up. and friends is beautiful.
Kaden,ITTOD doesn't sound like Zepellin because they were showing they're diversity.And to others- if you have a strict musical range, then yeah, don't 'waste' your money on it. if you're hardcore zepelin, then you'll like it.In through the out door, i mean.
And BirdsOfFire-no offense but that seems to be a prety accurate self assesment ; )

Kaden
December 13th 2003



222 Comments


I'm all for a band experimenting, in fact I think it's boring and stupid when bands never try to experiment with new things. But in my opinion, every single song on ITTOD sucks. And I think they experimented and changed quite a bit before that. Take Led Zeppelin 1, and every album up to Physical Graffiti. They developed a much different sound then they had at first.

Luxor
December 22nd 2003



166 Comments


Don't get your panties in a twist. I read it.

Not bad review, I like how you threw in the picture.

Good album too.

robnathanson
December 22nd 2003



93 Comments


*has HOTH on vinyl*

:cool:

manuscriptreplica
December 23rd 2003



431 Comments


i got IV on vinyl
ok review but its been done before

manuscriptreplica
December 23rd 2003



431 Comments


dude... it has.

http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136073

robnathanson
December 23rd 2003



93 Comments


[QUOTE=manuscriptreplica]i got IV on vinyl
ok review but its been done before[/QUOTE]


so do I
:D

and Meddle by Pink Floyd

and I thoughtit had been done before, but mx kept fatal erroribg the last few days and I didn't want to go check.

sting-ray
December 23rd 2003



92 Comments


i'm merging the threads.

musicman
December 23rd 2003



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

oh wail was the word i was looking for immigrant song.



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