It’s about to get heavy

The Velvet Underground is a tough act to follow, but today is Monday, so it’s time to explore a new genre. This week we are listening to Heavy Metal, and attempting to top last week’s outstanding performance are Led Zeppelin, with their début album, Led Zeppelin. Due to this band’s habit of naming albums after themselves (they released four eponymous albums in three years!) this record is sometimes called Led Zeppelin I to distinguish it from the Led Zeppelins that followed.

Led Zeppelin was released in 1969, and at the time it received mostly negative reviews. However like last week’s The Velvet Underground & Nico, which was largely ignored upon release, time has been kind to Led Zeppelin, and their first effort is now well-regarded by the music press. We will be listening to Led Zeppelin until Sunday, and writing about Heavy Metal during the week. Enjoy!

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Bonus Fact: For any album art aficionados out there, for a few weeks in the UK this album had a different cover, which has since become a collectors item.

Each week Fran and Dave explore a new genre from the Music Tree by choosing an album to represent it. We write about the genre or artist during the week, and post our reviews on Sunday. Want to join the musical adventure? Listen along with our Spotify playlist, and subscribe by clicking the link in the sidebar to get an email every time there’s a new post.
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One Response to It’s about to get heavy

  1. Dave says:

    Nice bit on the alternative cover.

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