Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Foo Fighters + Page + Jones = Kick Ass!

I'm a year and a half shy of sixty but great music is STILL part of my life. With the exception of Rap and Hip-Hop (both blow goats) I can and do listen to damn near anything. I can appreciate great musicians from Alan Jackson to Mozart, The Beatles to Van Morrison, blah blah blah. Great music will ALWAYS stand the test of time.

I don't think I'm alone here when I say I grew up right smack dab in the middle of what is arguably the very best era of Rock. If you want to arbitrarily pick the best fifteen years of Rock, the years between 1965 to 1980 might well qualify as the very best. Just my opinion. If I had more readers here and more replies in my posts I could/would be starting a shitload of arguments with that statement.

The first time I heard Led Zeppelin play I was in my junior year of high school. You might argue that Zep were the first true metal band. I'll leave that one to Eddie Trunk. But they were great...no matter what genre of Rock you prefer. Prior to Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page was already a legend in England. Ever hear of the Yardbirds? Then John Bonham died and things were never the same. Robert Plant is off making his own music these days.. and all power to him. Jimmy Page seems to be (to me) retired. All great bands have a lifespan and Zeppelin had theirs.

Now my point: every now and then two different generations of musicians come together and remind me of what once was. The Foo Fighters Live In Wembley concert shows up from time to time on VH1 Classic. I have watched it several times and it is excellent. The best part of the concert comes near the end and features Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and the Foo Fighters ripping through a great version of a Zeppelin classic - Rock N Roll. It's worth a watch.

1 comment:

Robert Hewes said...

That was a hell of a performance -- thanks!