For the about twenty year’s I’ve been listening to Led Zeppelin, I’ve surely listened to Since I’ve been loving you a few hundred times. Actually, I’ve always thought of it as one of the band’s best tunes.
I’ve developed a new (bad?) habit of now and then looking up songs in Wikipedia to learn more about their background and anecdotes around the recording of them. This time I read something that probably will influence my listening to the song from now on; Through the song you can quite clearly hear the squeak of John Bonham’s bass drum pedal, which must have been a little short of lubrication (now you probably dust of your old LZ records and curse me forever).
I’ll surely always remember this thing about the squeak when I listen to the song, but then it is just a remnant from times when studio recordings weren’t over sterilized by perfectionists. I also read that Jimmy Pages had problems getting the solo right. Well, so would I.
Time for a list! My five favourite Led Zeppelin songs:
2) Ten years gone
3) Since I’ve been loving you
4) The rain song
5) When the levee breaks
Time to wrap up at work and start the weekend over a few pints with my Finnish colleagues. I like weekends. Strange.