Unreleased Led Zeppelin Should Have Stayed In The Vault
Led Zeppelin ended their time as a band in 1980 with the death of drummer John Bonham. Their final release titled "In Through The Out Door" was a little heavier in the synthesizer department and was a bit of a stretch from their previous work. Jimmy Page was even reported to not have liked it's "softer" approach.
Move ahead to 1982 and all of the buzz that surrounded "Coda," meaning "ending part of a piece of music or a work of literature or drama that is separate from the earlier parts." Aptly titled. It featured a few reworked tunes and one new song titled "Poor Tom." All of the hype that it was given and the tune tanked! Much like the "Lead Zeppelin" that Keith Moon had talked about when referring how he thought former Yardbird Jimmy Page and his new band were going to be received by the public. Oopsie, Keith!
Fast forward to 2015 and the news of an unreleased Zeppelin tune that didn't make it to their debut release in 1969. Having listened to the song "Sugar Momma," my feelings are still the same. Not terribly excited, but I know some long standing Led Zeppelin fan will be more than happy to shell out the extra shekels for some new Zeppelin.