Song of the Day #1,809: ‘Going to California (Live)’ – Led Zeppelin

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For the next two weeks I’ll continue my annual tradition of going dark on the blog while I embark on a family vacation.

This year’s destination is California, so my ten song selections will reference the Golden State.

Enjoy, and see you back here in a couple of weeks!

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Song of the Day #1,409: ‘Going to California’ – Led Zeppelin

Best Albums of the 70s – #20
IV – Led Zeppelin (1971)

I’ve been on a roll with these decade lists, so I’m marching on (and back). Pull out your leisure suits and bell-bottoms, it’s time for the best albums of the 70s!

At first I wondered if I’d have enough material to compile a strong list of 20 — after all, I was born in 1972 and certainly wasn’t sampling the decade’s music in any meaningful way during my first eight years. Any familiarity I have with 70s music came after the fact — sometimes well after the fact.

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Song of the Day #371: ‘Hey Hey What Can I Do?’ – Led Zeppelin

zeppelinIn yesterday’s post, guest-blogger Alex suggested that some groups remain (and should remain) rooted to the high school experience. She specifically called out Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, which happen to be the two groups I most associate with high school — and for exactly the reason she gave… I basically lost interest in them after those years.

Thinking back, I was a big (and new) Elvis Costello fan back in those days, but he has stayed with me for the twenty years since so in no way does he signify “high school” for me. Likewise, my roommate and I shared am affinity for Simon and Garfunkel, but their music has been a staple in my life before and after that period.

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