Led Zeppelin Research Paper

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Led Zeppelin are one of, if not the most influential band of the 1970's. The group was heavily influenced by various kinds of, including early rock and roll, psychedelic rock, blues, folk, Celtic, Indian, and Arabic music.(http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/334473/Led-Zeppelin) Led Zeppelin was accepted into the Rock 'n Roll hall of fame in 1995, and for good reason. The band has won countless awards, they won five Grammy's for “Led Zeppelin IV”, “Stairway To Heaven”, “Whole Lotta Love” and “Celebration Day”. (http://www.aceshowbiz.com/celebrity/led_zeppelin/awards.html) “Today, in the wake of the legend, rock music flourishes more than ever and many new bands are trying to fill the gap that Led Zeppelin left. Most of the bands of today…show more content…
The popularity of psychedelic rock rose in the late 1960's and throughout the 70's, a time when many musicians and bands members were trying many different types of drugs and using their drugged mind to write a large part of their songs. The name psychedelic was accepted in 1957 in order to name the effects of LSD. Led Zeppelin are known as one of the biggest psychedelic rock bands, it was was largely due to their music that made psychedelic rock what it is today. One of Led Zeppelins famous tracks “Dazed And Confused” is a psychedelic folk song. Focusing on the guitar we find that Jimmy Page used certain techniques such as massive levels of delay and reverb to create the psychedelic feel and sound of the song. In many of zeppelins live performances Jimmy Page utilised the bow on his guitar to get a very eerie sound, making it more psychedelic. Zeppelins first album (Led Zeppelin I) contains the vast majority of the groups psychedelic tracks. Songs such as “Communication Breakdown” have a large psychedelic feel. Zeppelin were a "crowning achievement in the genre of hard rock/heavy metal and the band must be considered one of the most important of all time." (Davis, Steven Hammer of the Gods, New

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