Album of the Week: Mothership

Artist: Led Zeppelin

Released: 2007

Life can leave you dazed and confused. While there are communication breakdowns all around us, it is important to remember that there is still a whole lotta love over the hills and far away. Sorry to ramble on. Thankfully we have rock and roll to help with life and black dogs too.

There’s a name in classic rock that is as holy as Mozart is to classical music or Loretta Lynn to classic country and that is of course the English rock band, Led Zeppelin. Many articles have and can be written about their songs, albums, and influence felt 50 years since their beginnings. Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham take the listener on a journey through Middle-Earth, to a land of ice and snow, and to a stairway to heaven.

With so many good tracks to pick from, the band took it upon themselves to choose and placed them on this album. The entire album is a must hear from start to finish. If I had to choose just five songs in no particular order from the album they’d be:

“All My Love”

“Ramble On”

“Immigrant Song”

“When the Levee Breaks”

“Over the Hills and Far Away”

If you claim to be a lover of finer music such as hard rock, you best be knowing the songs on this album or at least of the band. If not, you have failed school of rock as much of what we enjoy today is possible thanks to these guys that knew how to mix loud guitars with classical literature. I never knew I could use the word classical so much to describe a band, but that is what they are and their music speaks for itself.


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