Lead guitarist and major force behind Led Zeppelin. One reason I can’t hear so well nowadays, along with chainsaws in my more productive years. Their mix of finger picking and psychedelic blues style guitar and vocals really clicked. But once again their roots were in the cotton fields. Although extremely distant from England, both places seemed to offer little encouragement for a decent future. As David Bromberg said, “You’ve got to suffer if you want to sing the blues.” Most of the time the first album is the best because it reflects a longer cumulative experience. Led Zeppelin became more polished but didn’t lose their edge.
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