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Over the Hills and Far Away X 2

Posted in Gary Moore, Led Zeppelin, Same Title Different Song on June 24, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title Different Song

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II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills And Far Away
June 25 – 1972

Hey lady–you got the love I need
Maybe more than enough.
Oh Darling… walk a while with me
You’ve got so much…

Many have I loved – Many times been bitten
Many times I’ve gazed along the open road.

Many times I’ve lied – Many times I’ve listened
Many times I’ve wondered how much there is to know.

Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Mellow is the man who knows what he’s been missing
Many many men can’t see the open road.

Many is a word that only leaves you guessing
Guessing ’bout a thing you really ought to know, ooh!
You really ought to know…

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: II

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Mistyc – Groovie – Catchy

Final Score: XIII

This began as an instrumental. Robert Plant came up with backing tracks and then lyrics.Plant’s lyrics were inspired by the J.R.R. Tolkien book The Hobbit, and to Tolkein’s 1915 poem of the same name. “Over The Hills And Far Away” describes the adventure the Hobbits embark on.

Also this song evolved from the Yardbirds song “White Summer,” an acoustic solo by Jimmy Page. Many of the same riffs and chords are in it.

After The Yardbirds broke up, Led Zeppelin continued to play “White Summer” live an acoustic guitar playing throughout the song

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Gary Moore – Over The Hills And Far Away – 1987

They came for him one winter’s night.Arrested, he was bound.They said there’d been a robbery,his pistol had been found.They marched him to the station house,he waited till the dawn.And as they led him to the dock,he knew that he’d been wronged.”You stand accused of robbery,”he heard the bailiff say.He knew without an alibi,tomorrow’s light would mourn his freedom.Over the hills and far away,for ten long years he’ll count the days.Over the mountains and the seas,a prisoner’s life for him there’ll be.He knew that it would cost him dear,but yet he dare not say.Just where he’d been that fateful night,a secret it must stay.He had to fight back tears of rage.His heart beat like a drum.For with the wife of his best friend,he spent his final night of freedom.Over the hills and far away,he swears he will return one day.Far from the mountains and the seas,back in her arms again he’ll be.Over the hills and far away.Over the hills and,over the hills and,over the hills and far away.Each night within his prison cell,he looks out through the bars.He reads the letters that she wrote.One day he’ll know the taste of freedom.Over the hills and far away,she prays he will return one day.As sure as the rivers reach the seas,back in his arms again she’ll be.Over the hills and far away,he swears he will return one day.As sure as the river reach the seas,back in his arms is where she’ll be.Over the hills and far away,she prays he will return one day.As sure as the rivers reach the sea,back in her arms is where he’ll be.Over the hills,over the hills and far away.Over the hills,over the hills and far away.

This song is about a man who was framed for a murder he didn’t commit. He is sent to prison and dreams of the day he can get out and return to his woman. He will come back to her one day, and she’s waiting for him to return to her.

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: IIII

Outstanding instrument: Guitar – Choir

Epic – Hymnic – Astonishing

Final Score: XV

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And…today’s winner is:  GARY MOORE

Rock and Roll x 3

Posted in Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Same Title Different Song, Velvet Underground with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2012 by fliker1970

Same Title, Different Song
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II  average
III  good
IV  very good
V  excellent
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Rock And Roll – The Velvet Underground
Album: Loaded – Released: 1970

In the liner notes to the Velvet Underground’s box set Peel Slowly And See, Lou Reed wrote, “‘Rock and Roll’ is about me. If I hadn’t heard rock and roll on the radio, I would have had no idea there was life on this planet. Which would have been devastating – to think that everything, everywhere was like it was where I come from. That would have been profoundly discouraging. Movies didn’t do it for me. TV didn’t do it for me. It was the radio that did it.”

Musicanship: III

Vocals: II

Emotions: III

Lyrics: IIII

Some Words:

Jenny said when she was just five years old
you know there’s nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on the radio
There was nothing goin’ down at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
She couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started dancin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by Rock ‘n’ Roll

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Glammy – Funny – Catchy

Final Score: XII

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Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin 4 –  Released: 1971

Since the death of his father, Jason Bonham has filled in behind the drum set for various Led Zeppelin reunion gigs. He told American Songwriter this is the hardest Zeppelin song to play as, “a lot of people out there try and play it, and really it’s a two-handed shuffle all the way through, playing the sixteenth notes, it’s not just boom bap-boom-bap-boom- bap, it’s boom-boom-bap-bap-boom-boom-bap-bap on the snare and the hi-hat. It’s a hard one to play properly.”

Musicanship: IIIII

Vocals: IIII

Emotions: IIII

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

It’s been a long time since the book of love,
I can’t count the tears of a life with no love.

Outstanding instrument: Drums

Exciting – Heavy – Orgasmic

Final Score: XV

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Rock and Roll – Motorhead
Album: Rock and Roll – Released: 1987

“Motörhead are actually a rock & roll band in the purest sense”.

Musicanship: IIII

Vocals: III

Emotions: III

Lyrics: II

Some Words:

I never been a one to have no stedy girl,
I love the way I live, runnin’ round the world
I like to fool around, love to tear ’em down
And if I leave, you love to miss me when I’m gone

Outstanding instrument: Guitar

Final Score: XII

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And….Today’s winner is: LED ZEPPELIN

The phrase “Rock and Roll” was a term Blues musicians used, which meant sex.

It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled,
It’s been a long time since I did the Stroll.
Ooh, let me get it back, let me get it back,
Let me get it back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time. Yes it has.

It’s been a long time since the book of love,
I can’t count the tears of a life with no love.
Carry me back, carry me back,
Carry me back, baby, where I come from.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/l/led-zeppelin-lyrics/rock-and-roll-lyrics.html%5D
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.

Seems so long since we walked in the moonlight,
Making vows that just can’t work right.
Open your arms, opens your arms,
Open your arms, baby, let my love come running in.
It’s been a long time, been a long time,
Been a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time.
yeah it has yeah it has
ooh yeah ooh ooh yeah
ooh yeah ooh ooh yeah
Been a long lonely lonely lonely lonely time

Led Zeppelin

Posted in Led Zeppelin with tags , , , , , on September 25, 2011 by fliker1970

Led Zeppelin

“The Rover”  from Physical Graffiti (1975)

the rover – led zeppelin

(Page/Plant)

I”ve been to London, seen seven wonders. I know to trip is just to fall

I used to rock it, sometimes I’d roll it. I always knew what it was for.

There can be no denyin’ that the wind ‘ll shake ’em down

And the flat world’s flyin’. There’s a new plague on the land

If we could just join hands (X3)

 

Traversed the planet when heaven sent me. I saw the kings who rule them all

Still by the firelight and purple moonlight. I hear the rested rivers call

And the wind is crying, from a love that won’t grow cold

My lover, she is lying, on the dark side of the globe

If we could just join hands (X3)

 

You got me rockin’ when I ought to be a-rollin’

Darlin’, tell me, darlin’, which way to go

You keep me rockin’, baby, then you keep me stolen

Won’t you tell me, darlin’, which way to go… that’s right

Oh how I wonder, oh how I worry and I would dearly like to know

I’ve all this wonder of earthly plunder will it leave us anything to show

And our time is flyin’ see the candle burnin’ low

Is the new world risin’, from the shambles of the old

If we could just join hands. (x2)

 

If we could just (x4)

 

If we could just join hands

Oh yeah!

That’s all it takes. (X4)

 

Yeah Yeah! (x10)

 

 

This began life as an acoustic piece. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant started writing it in 1970 at Bron-yr-Aur, the cottage in Wales they went to after a brutal US tour. The cottage had no electricity or running water.

Studio rehearsal of The Rover. Lets you have a listen to what the song was like before they had decided to make it electric.

Led Zeppelin recorded this at the Houses Of The Holy sessions. They didn’t use it on that album, so they remixed it for Physical Graffiti.

The intro is very close to the Kinks track “Wicked Annabella” from their Village Green album. (thanks, John – Waterford, Ireland) from Songfacts.

In honor of the two greatest Rock/Metal bands of all time reuniting, Im glad to present Van Halen covering Led Zeppelin’s “The Rover. Enjoy!