Thursday, March 22, 2012
Led Zeppelin from the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Challenge
My older son has been choosing the radio station we have on in the kitchen, and he's settled on the classic rock station WNCD The Wolf. I imagine there are Clear Channel clones all over the country, where you can hear lots of Van Halen, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and the like.
Listening to the music with him has been fun, and very often I feel like I'm hearing the songs for the first time, as he is. I have a new appreciation for how fun rock and roll is. And a new appreciation for how important it is to have fun and enjoy yourself. I used to listen to fun music before I became a cranky teenager, but then it was the trends that changed, too. Rock music got sort of gloomy in the 90s, with Nirvana and Nine Inch Nails and such.
To celebrate my re-discovery of rock and roll, and to pass the time, I've dug up a list of 100 greatest hard rock artists. I've decided to do portraits of the entire list. I hope this will be fun, and my blog readers will share their own favorites and personal recollections and memories of first time listenings along the way.
Number one is Led Zeppelin! Let's rock and roll.