Vinyl Confessions – 70s CLASSIC ROCK

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aerosmith - get your wings
AEROSMITH – Get Your Wings
aerosmith - live bootleg
AEROSMITH – Live Bootleg
…when it comes to Aerosmith, although I discovered them in the mid-80s initially, exploring their back catalogue has lead me to perfer their raw, bluesy 1970s output over anything they put out after Pump back in 1989. These two especially sound great, with Get Your Wings being something of an underrated classic, and Live Bootleg being a great live recording of the band.
eagles - greatest hits
EAGLES – Greatest Hits
…I would suspect that The Dude from The Big Lebowski and I wouldn’t get along too well, as I tend to lean towards being a casual fan of The Eagles. Not enough to kick him out of the cab; I’ve only owned the two Greatest Hits packages they’ve put out back in the day. This one is my second favorite of the two.
led zepplin iv
…okay, sure, there’s the accusations of massive plagurism by the band over the years, and I would tend to agree that “Stairway To Heaven” is overplayed ad nausium, but you have to admit that this album rocks from front to back. Also, this was the first Led Zeppelin album that I owned back when I was 16, so there’s the nostalgia factor.



Hard Rock + Proto-Metal FEBRUARY: Led Zeppelin

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led zeppelin

Many a time, when talking about classic heavy metal and the bands that formed the genre, sooner or later Led Zeppelin is going to be brought up. And yeah, their influence is a valid one; though, one could very well argue that they were really more of a blues rock band that had a bit more of an attitude than the era they initially sprung up from. As a matter of fact, Led Zeppelin rocked just as much with acoustic instruments as they did with the patented “wall of guitars” production job that they pioneered. Matter of fact, there’s only one heavy song on their third record, with the rest being acoustic numbers. To say nothing of classical instrumentation, or experimenting with other styles all together. Regardless, Led Zeppelin’s contribution to metal was taking the roots of all rock-based music–the blues–and infused it with a strong dose of power and more than a generous helping of mysteriousness and fantasy.

“Dazed And Confused”


“Immigrant Song”