Vocal Coach Reaction To Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love – Robert Plant – Ken Tamplin

There is no doubt that Led Zeppelin is one of the most successful, innovative, and INFLUENTIAL rock groups in history.

Before changing their name to Led Zeppelin, the band originally called themselves The New Yardbirds.

In 1968 when they were just starting, they signed a deal with Atlantic Records and received an advance contract for $143,000 which was the biggest deal of its time.

The band went on to put out 8 studio albums over 11 years and became one of the best-selling music artists in the history of audio recording.

I chose the song “Whole Lotta Love” to react to. It is the opening track on the band’s second album, Led Zeppelin II.

Jimmy Page came up with the guitar riff for “Whole Lotta Love” in the summer of 1968, on his houseboat on the River Thames at Pangbourne, England

This track contains some of Robert Plant’s most lascivious lyrics, culled from the blues.

Plant’s lyrics are based on a 1962 Muddy Waters song written by Willie Dixon called “You Need Love”.

The massive drum sound was the foundation of this track, so Jimmy Page recorded it in the big room at Olympic Studios in London, which had 28-foot ceilings. One of the engineers, George Chkiantz, got the sound by putting the drums on a platform and setting up microphones in unusual places.

“Whole Lotta Love” was the first song they allowed as a US single, and it became their biggest hit, going to #4 despite a 5:33 running time.

Check it out and let me know how you felt about the performance!

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