Zep CD Help.

Okay. My latest student needs to hear some Zeppelin. I am convinced that within his slightly chubby torso beats the heart of a true rock and roll aficionado.

He hasn’t had much exposure to rock, owing to the fact that he is a twelve-year-old Korean boy. But six months ago, when he won the free CD draw at Thriller, the skate shop in UBC village, the CD changed his life. He won a CD by some band called Silverstein, and they have since become his rock gods. They sound a lot like POD and Green Day. So I want to give him the best gift of all: The gift of more guitars, a CD of Led Zeppelin songs.

As Eric laughingly points out, “You can’t make a Led Zeppelin Greatest Hits CD, because they’re all greatest hits!” It’s true. But some of their songs are more challenging to listen to than others.

Personally, when I am a kafroogleillionaire, I am going to create a special extended mix of The Immigrant Song. (Also, I will listen to it while I lounge around all day on a chaise longue covered in crushed black velvet and have someone tickle my face with a loose powder brush, but the Immigrant Song is most important.)

My question to you: What Zep songs do you love most?

5 Comments to “Zep CD Help.”

  1. By cheesefairy, April 14, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

    E. is right. But it didn’t stop me from making a Best of Zeppelin mixed tape for Saint Aardvark 10 years ago. I don’t think he listened to it.

    A few favourites (in order of preference):

    Your Time is Gonna Come
    The entirety of Zeppelin II. Holy crap that’s good.
    Misty Mountain Hop
    In the Evening
    Hot Dog
    When the Levee Breaks
    Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

  2. By Liz, April 14, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

    Yep, those are all on my list. I agree about II, as well.

    Saint Aardvark isn’t a fan, then?

  3. By gen, April 15, 2006 @ 9:24 am

    Is Led Zepplin “stairway to heaven”? Don’t shake your head at me… I can’t help it if I broke out into hives in highschool listening to the Classic Rock Station (what was it? Not CFOX but that other one). All of “those” people in my school listened to Classic Rock. I was positive that simply by hearing The Eagles would mean that a convertible cabriolet, penny loafers and bad beer would be irrevocable attached to my 17 year old life. In fact now that I think about it, much of my music listening was determined by it being the antithesis of anything that they listened to. Of course, I did go to Mean Girl High. Ahhh, it is amazing how quickly teenage anxst can loom up again. I need to go put on some black clothes, heavily line my eyes and listen to some Depeche Mode or Happy Mondays.

  4. By Liz, April 15, 2006 @ 11:52 am

    Gen, “Stairway to Heaven” is Led Zeppelin. The other station was CHRX.

    Don’t get angsty.Some of those Eagles listeners are now Prozac-swilling, SUV-driving, Botox-injected housewives who wonder why they feel so unfulfilled as they remenisce about The Best Years Of Their Lives while listening to Enya at the spa.

    I listened to Depeche Mode and The Smiths as well as classic rock. The dichotomy didn’t kill me. 🙂

  5. By cheesefairy, April 16, 2006 @ 8:49 am

    SA has become a fan over the years – in fact when he bought me the boxed set for christmas a couple years ago, he put it on more than me. I think his initial shrinking away was a lot like Gen’s…those icky classic rock people in their Z28s…
    of course, at my high school, the girls mostly listened to the music their boyfriends did, which was mostly top 40. I would imagine that now they are still listening to top 40 (with a heavy dose of ‘80s for girls’ night out at the Horny Rooster or whatever it’s called) and teasing their hair up for the big night out at the Nickelback concert.

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