The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Led Zeppelin, Plus Opinions on Wet Leg & Rosalía
While there have been no shortage of Led Zeppelin biographies over the years, the latest from Bob Spitz is the most in-depth and expansive yet. This week, hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with author Bob Spitz about the myths, music and misdeeds of Led Zeppelin. They also review new records from Wet Leg and Rosalía.
Jim and Greg review the highly anticipated debut album from the British indie rock band Wet Leg. After their first single, “Chaise Longue,” went viral in 2021, music fans have wondered if their full album could meet the sky-high expectations. For Jim and Greg, Wet Leg does.
The hosts review the second album from Spanish artist Rosalía, Motomami. After her first album, El Mal Querer updated flamenco music of her native country, now she has turned to Latin America for inspiration, reimagining styles like reggaeton.
Author Bob Spitz has written biographies of figures as diverse as Ronald Reagan, Julia Child and The Beatles. Now he has turned his attention to the next best-selling act: Led Zeppelin. As Bruce Springsteen’s manager during Led Zeppelin’s heyday, he didn’t follow their career closely so he came to the topic with fresh eyes. He documents many abuses of power by the band and their inner circle along with their musical accomplishments.
Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song," Led Zeppelin III, Atlantic, 1970
Wet Leg, "Ur Mum," Wet Leg, Domino, 2022
Wet Leg, "Wet Dream," Wet Leg, Domino, 2022
Wet Leg, "I Don't Wanna Go Out," Wet Leg, Domino, 2022
Rosalía, "LA FAMA (feat. The Weeknd)," Motomami, Columbia, 2022
Rosalía, "MOTOMAMI," Motomami, Columbia, 2022
Rosalía, "LA COMBI VERSACE (feat. Tokischa)," Motomami, Columbia, 2022
Led Zeppelin, "Thank You," Led Zeppelin II, Atlantic, 1969
Led Zeppelin, "Whole Lotta Love," Led Zeppelin II, Atlantic, 1969
Led Zeppelin, "When the Levee Breaks," Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971
Led Zeppelin, "Black Dog," Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971
Led Zeppelin, "Dazed and Confused," Led Zeppelin, Atlantic, 1969
Led Zeppelin, "D'yer Mak'er," Houses of the Holy, Atlantic, 1973
Led Zeppelin, "Rock and Roll," Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971
Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven," Led Zeppelin IV, Atlantic, 1971
Led Zeppelin, "The Ocean," Houses of the Holy, Atlantic, 1973
Led Zeppelin, "Kashmir," Physical Graffiti, Atlantic, 1975
Devo, "Jocko Homo," Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, Warner, 1978
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