Friday, August 8, 2008

Old School Fridays - Rock Songs


This is one of my favorite "Rock" songs of all time and arguably the best of all times as well. This is Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven". I just saw a biography on them and was intrigued. Thanks to Mrs. Grapevine again for sharing this week's theme early. This meme was developed by Marvalus View and Ms. Grapevine. The rules are simple:

1. Anyone can participate; any music genre

2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999

3. No offensive words allowed, please use edited radio version

4. Post a video of your favorite Old School song to take us back down memory lane

5. Add your name to the meme list so that others can check you out

6. Have fun & don't forget to leave comments for other participants

If you want to join in on the fun, click here.

8 comments:

MrsGrapevine said...

Finally some Led, I just knew they would be all over the place this week. Guess not, I'm glad I stopped by to get my Led fix.

X. Dell said...

Back in my teenage days, I was rehearsing this song with a friend and a new drummer. For the life of him, he couldn't play the beginning of his part. We wound taking over his kit to show him how his first few beats were suppose to go, but he couldn't quite grasp the complexity of the concept.

We called him the hamster smasher behind his back, because that's what he sounded like--as if he were trying to smash a hamster scurrying about on his snare drum.

To add insult to injury, if you don't remember the drum intro to this song, play it again.

MsMarvalus said...

This song is simply a masterpiece...that's all I can say.

Have a great weekend!

Marcus LANGFORD said...

I forgot about ol' Led Zeplin!

Great pick and Happy OSF!

:::Marcus LANGFORD:::

pjazzypar said...

MrsGrapevine, It's Rock Week on the Biography Channel. You know what surprises me is that no one went with Hendrix, the absolute deity of "Rock".

X., I used to have a teenage client when I lived in California. The kid was a musical genius. He never had a lesson yet he could play "Stairway to Heaven" like a pro.

MsMarvalus, this song sums up Rock. You should see these guys perform this, especially Robert Plant. Awesome!

Hi Marcus, I will be over to check you out. You have a good weekend too!

Hagar's Daughter said...

What a classic...My husband introduced me to this song a while back. Great choice.

Malcolm said...

Until a few years ago, the only song I really liked by Zep was "Stairway...". However, I've begun to like some of their other tunes as well.

pjazzypar said...

Hagar's Daughter, I am actually a fan of what is referred to as the "Classic Rock" era. I love Seger, The Allman Brothers and Aerosmith to name a few.

Malcolm, I like Zeppelin stuff too, I just never really knew the name of it, for instance I like "Black Dog". The were a really wild group of guys, I saw their biography last week, very interesting.