Mothership by Led Zeppelin
First and foremost it is necessary for me to say that Mothership is a combination of Led Zeppelin’s best songs, which is hard to say as almost all of Led Zeppelin’s songs are great. This is the kind of album that you can press play and listen to all of the songs and not have to skip any of the songs to listen to a good one. The main reason I love Led Zeppelin is because of their raw talent, which is perfectly channeled together to create this musical genius. Led Zeppelin has four members: John Bonham who plays the drums extremely well, John Paul Jones who can rock the bass guitar, is skilled on the keys and with a mandolin as well, Jimmy page who is amazing on the guitar and is known worldwide for his genius, and Robert Plant with his multi octave vocals which leave the listener stunned in awe. With this combination this group was able to produce hit after hit with great success. This album starts with a song titled “Good Times Bad Times” which starts with pages explosive guitar riffs, paired with the delightfully rhythmic smashing of Bonham’s drums. This album takes an acoustic turn during the fourth song “Babe I’m Gonna’ Leave You”. This song features similar tones that are also found in the song “Going to California” in Led Zeppelin IV, and the whimsical song “Over The Hills and Far Away” in the second disk of Mothership. To finish my review I feel I have to touch on what I feel is one of the best, if not the best, songs ever written and performed. The song I am talking about is of course: “Stairway to Heaven”. I am sure that everyone has heard this song at least once in their lifetime, and if you haven’t, I urge you to do so now. This song is a crowning jewel for Led Zeppelin and allows the listener to really get a feel for all of what Led Zeppelin has to offer. It opens with a beautiful acoustic melody, followed by a clean electric guitar. After a whimsical tone is set, Plant takes you further away with his angelic voice. This leads into a beautiful hard rock riff, into a beautiful solo. The song finishes with Plant singing solo: “And she’s buying a stairway… to Heaven.” All in all Led Zeppelin is necessary listening material for any person who likes music. I hope you enjoy Led Zeppelin’s Mothership.