So which will it be: a ’70’s rock anthem with pompous, ethereal philosophical meandering or a ’70’s rock anthem with mindless, bombastic drivel?
Yeah, I know you hipsters who disavow any knowledge of the ’70s are snickering and saying, “So which is which?” Laugh if you want, but both Led Zeppelin and AC/DC will still be selling albums long after flavor-of–the-month (insert name here) returns to wherever they came from before the radio gods decided to play their hit into the ground.
For me, I think Zeppelin deserves this one because I’ve actually run this tape backwards, and you really can hear some vaguely threatening mumbo jumbo, unintentional as it may be. AC/DC run backwards sounds like Alvin and the Chipmunks starring in Gidget Goes Hawaiian.
Winner: Led Zeppelin by split decision (American Judge scores it Zeppelin 97-94, British Judge scores it Zeppelin 99-94, Aussie Judge scores it AC/DC 99-96).
Latest posts by JC Mosquito (see all)
- Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples - February 24, 2017
- Grand Funk – Shinin’ On (1974; 2017 Hybrid SACD Remaster) - January 12, 2017
- Rush – 2112: 40th Anniversary Edition (2016) - December 21, 2016