Six O’Clock Triple Shot – 10/22/14 ‘Led Zeppelin II’ Released 45 Years Ago
(The Six O'Clock Triple Shot is a daily feature of three songs that share a common theme, heard weeknights on 94.9 WMMQ)
Tonight, we look back on another day in Rock 'n' Roll history. On September 22, 1969, Led Zeppelin released their heavily blues-influenced, Rock 'n' Roll masterpiece, Led Zeppelin II. Featuring crazy fills and solos from drummer John Bonham, the album also featured much heavier guitar licks from Jimmy Page than the debut release, though it's still somewhat viewed as an actual sequel to the first LP. Featuring the early metal sounds of "Whole Lotta Love", "Ramble On", and "Moby Dick", Led Zeppelin II would be the first number one album for the band.
In Led Zeppelin news, the band is in the midst of a legal battle with a band named Spirit, that claims that Zeppelin stole the music for "Stairway To Heaven" from them following a 1968 tour. Coincidentally, they have also released an unheard, alternate version of the famed classic, as part of a re-release of their album catalog. The fourth LP reset is due to hit the retail outlets October 28.
Tonight, three ass-kickers from Led Zeppelin II. Tune in for "What Is & What Should Never Be", "Heartbreaker/Living Lovin' Maid (She's Just A Woman)", and "Bring It On Home". It's tonight's Six O'Clock Triple Shot on 94.9 WMMQ!