Led Zeppelin II

by Led Zeppelin

(1969) Atlantic #8236

Personnel Jimmy Page (g), Robert Plant (v), John Paul Jones (b, organ), John Bonham (d)
Description The second album for the fathers of modern hard rock. Bluesy in nature with classic riffs, it's got a lot of your favorites, from "Whole Lotta Love" to "Ramble On".
Posted By Christopher Sung (9641)
Directory Recordings: Rock/Pop
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On 1/18/2008, Colin Kirkpatrick (4) posted:
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This was THE record which turned me on to rock. I was in my teens when I heard this first (1968) and Whole Lotta LOve blew me away. I've been a Zep fan ever since. Bought all their albums (which I now have on DVD, although I still have the vinyl originals). Led Zeppelin can't be compared to any other rock group as I think they were innovators and created a whole new approach to rock music. Look at their catalogue over the years. What a body of work Is there anything like it? No. And they are still rocking. This kind of talent only come once in a lifetime. As for Led Zeppelin II it still sound as fresh today as it did 40 years ago.
On 7/26/2004, Chris Muhs (119) posted:
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Theres more on this album than Whole Lotta love & Ramble On. Nobody focuses on the greatness that is the Lemon song. An awesome riff to play, and a fun song to learn, not to mention JPJ's arguable best bass work from any LZ song. Also, bring it on home is a great underrated Zep tune. It is made from zep's roots (THE BLUES!) and integrates Blueas and distorted elec. guitar very well. This is my favorite Zeppelin album, not so overplayed as IV and not the crap they made at the end of their career as a band.
On 2/6/2004, George Guevara (597) posted:
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One of the best Rock albums of all time. Probably my favorite Zep album.
On 2/5/2004, Grieg Ragen (182) posted:
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If this album does not rate five stars, music does not exist. As good as it gets. A must have for anyone who even remotely likes Rock and Roll.

Great party album, awesome..."Whole Lotta Love" nothing better, only different. Fantastic recording, technique, and overall sound. Not loving this album would be like not loving sunshine after fourty days and nights of rain.
On 5/12/2002, Justin Nagy (1219) posted:
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My second favorite (with I being number 1), this one leans more toward the poppish-rock, but still has lots of blues. Blues tunes include "The Lemon Song", a fantastic array of chordal and lead work, with great bassliens from JPJ. Learning that song will take you some time! Jimmy Page's solo in "Heartbreaker" is the most famous (or infamous) of his sonic attacks (Eddie Van Halen wanted to learn to tap after watching Page play heartbreaker). "Moby Dick" is Bonham's chance to shine-a 3 minute drum solo where he pulls out all the stops. And let's not forget the classic rocker "Whole Lotta Love". Yea, this one's a keeper!
On 11/24/2000, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
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This is a really good CD. Jimmy Page and co shine as always. The songs are really good. Led Zepplin's bluesy approach is great listening.
On 9/24/2000, Pedro Lima (2133) posted:
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This is possibly the best Led Zep record, at least in my opinion. I don't know how to express it in words, just hear it if you didn't already. And if you already did, go hear it again! :)
On 1/28/2000, Frederick Burton (5465) posted:
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Sorry for being so wordy. This recording is a must have for guitarist all the way down to the lowly 2nd oboe player. AAWWWWEEEEEESSSSSOMMMEE!
On 10/14/1999, Jason Reich (1765) posted:
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Led are called the fathers of metal, so this album is a must for all you metal heads out there. This album appeals to more than just headbangers with hits like "Whole Lotta Love" and "Heartbreaker". This album is just another part of the Led Zeppelin legacy. Also check out the sequel!
On 8/10/1999, Inactive Member posted:
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A classic recording that should be in your collection if you are a student of heavy riffing.
On 6/6/1999, Christopher Sung (9641) posted:
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OK, OK, so this is an easy one to recommend. But if I have to choose a favorite Zep album, I think it'd be this one (or would it be "Presence"...?). A while ago, I sat down with this record and the Led Zeppelin Complete songbook and tried to learn every part of every tune. I think even just The Lemon Song could keep you occupied for a while, with its main riff, the fast chordal parts, the slow bluesy solo, even John Paul Jones' oh-so-funky walking blues lines underneath Jimmy's solo. Jimmy's solo break in Heartbreaker still holds up well over time, and contains many of the classic elements of his incredible style. One other thing of note: this is great stereo album. Listen to it through headphones to get the full effect - especially the middle section of Whole Lotta Love, and the end part of Ramble On.