Least appealing song on "Encomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin"

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hahahahahahahahahahahaha

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:02 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah okay I love you aero but I've chosen STP

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Almost completely OT, but I just realized how much Scott Weiland looks like Dennis Duffy.

O Aquaman (Deric W. Haircare), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:14 (four years ago) Permalink

This seems like a record Dennis might own, actually.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Rollins' vocals are the worst thing about the "Four Sticks" cover. The riff just sounds like half the riffs on Weight.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 30 April 2012 17:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Man, that 4 Non Blondes cover is nowhere near as shitty as I was hoping it would be. I mean, it's basically a generic bar band cover of Misty Mountain Hop with some occasionally execrable improvisations from the lead vocalist.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:00 (four years ago) Permalink

Linda Perry has made a career out of being not as shitty as you'd hope

some dude, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:18 (four years ago) Permalink

except, of course, for "What's Up?"

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:23 (four years ago) Permalink

well i mean, based on the expectations created by that song

some dude, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:24 (four years ago) Permalink

haha I know what you mean, I just marvel that her biggest as-a-performing-artist accomplishment is just the worst fucking thing

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:32 (four years ago) Permalink

she is beautiful
no matter what you say
your words can't bring her down

some dude, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

the Hootie one is pretty decent by Hootie standards.

this is otm

pizza pizza and cult jam (crüt), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:52 (four years ago) Permalink

did she tie chorizos around her head

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Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:52 (four years ago) Permalink

except, of course, for "What's Up?"

― I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 13:23 (35 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That song had the biggest drop for people in general.

First time was "OK, that's an interesting one"
Second time was "That's quite good"
third time was "Noooo!!!! Make It Stopppp!!!"

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:00 (four years ago) Permalink

oh man, Blind Melon is how I first got into "Out on the Tiles" and I can't even make it through their version anymore...

the endless white snow has never felt more textile (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 14:11 (four years ago) Permalink

as a teenager I remember thinking that "dancing days" was SO much better than any other song STP had ever written...and it was for a reason.

skip, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:00 (four years ago) Permalink

xp: I had never heard that before, but it's a real letdown from all perspectives.

frogsclovetofu (beachville), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:08 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Sheryl Crow's version made me wanna pull her aside and ask her to stop.

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Monday, 13 July 2015 16:25 (one year ago) Permalink

God the 90s were awful.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 13 July 2015 16:35 (one year ago) Permalink

Meconium?

StanM, Monday, 13 July 2015 16:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Never the Bride sounds like it should be a screamo band fronted by Jennifer Aniston.

how's life, Monday, 13 July 2015 17:02 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Misty Mountain Hop video is hilarious

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 06:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I'll duck some tomatoes and say that the STP song is good. I actually heard it before the original and my mom bought me Houses of the Holy in 8th grade as a result.

The Blind Melon track is actually pretty great.

LimbsKing, Thursday, 9 March 2017 06:14 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah the STP version is fine

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 06:19 (one month ago) Permalink

holy shiiiiiiit this video, thank you neanderthal

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 9 March 2017 07:42 (one month ago) Permalink

it just keeps going, too!

tales of a scorched-earth nothing (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 9 March 2017 07:45 (one month ago) Permalink

D'Yer Maker is probably LZ's worst song to begin with, that crappy pun on down.

I bear no malice at all towards Sheryl Crow but I doubt she can redeem it

Girl with Curious Hair, Thursday, 9 March 2017 10:23 (one month ago) Permalink

quite enjoying this so far, when the 90s are rescued this is the lead camel thru the needles' eye

mark s, Thursday, 9 March 2017 10:40 (one month ago) Permalink

ugh i mean needle's

mark s, Thursday, 9 March 2017 10:40 (one month ago) Permalink

an album with three tracks by women people have heard of (Never The Bride doesn't count), and those three tracks get DOUBLE the votes of everyone else combined

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

somehow Hootie pains me the worst because I'm convinced 90% of people thought (and likely still think) that was a Hootie original, being as it was a Zep b-side.

evol j, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink

I haven't heard this since it came out and I can't really recall anything about it, I vaguely recall the STP & Helmet/Yow covers, vaugely & this came out when I was peak Rollins Band fan and even I couldn't get it together for them.

But to me the weirdest thing about this is...these are 12 very weird selections for a Zeppelin tribute album, like if you asked me to name 12 Zep songs these wouldn't be the first 12 (except for "Good Times Bad Times") I would think of

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:35 (one month ago) Permalink

Oh shit, I just realized I never posted this here: this comp was the first time I heard Hootie and, as noted, theirs was a pretty solid cover and I bought their album sight unseen on that basis. WHOOPS.

The twin snake of violence and sex is more like a sick wolf. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Nina Persson cover of "Whole Lotta Love" kicks ass but that was only performed live afaik

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

This tribute was a huge missed opportunity to get PJ Harvey to cover "The Lemon Song"

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Still get worked up about this:

Rollins once told me in an interview that he changed the words to the bridge in "Four Sticks": "I couldn't sing 'When the owls cry in the night.'"

― If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Wednesday, January 7, 2009 2:38 PM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

WELL THEN MAYBE DON'T SING THE SONG ABOUT OWLS CRYING IN THE NIGHT, THEN, HENRY. FFS.

The twin snake of violence and sex is more like a sick wolf. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I had no idea that was what that song was about

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, it's about owls crying because someone stole their sticks (four of them). Duh.

The twin snake of violence and sex is more like a sick wolf. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:43 (one month ago) Permalink

doves cry, owls hoot, rollins otm from a sub-editor's perspective

mark s, Thursday, 9 March 2017 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

an album with three tracks by women people have heard of (Never The Bride doesn't count), and those three tracks get DOUBLE the votes of everyone else combined

― a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:24 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh come on. the musical reasons for disliking the Four Non Blondes version of this song (and them as a musical act) are well known over ILX. and the Sheryl Crow cover is just bad - fairly sure most of the people ITT have defended/liked many other songs of hers.

The Tori song only got 2.

and it isn't like the male tracks were lauded with praise. the whole album took a beating.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

*well established on this thread and other threads of ILX, more what I meant to say.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

would bet if Heart's version of "Battle of Evermore" was on this thing, nobody woulda given it a vote.

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Vastly prefer the Amos cover of 'Thank U' to her number on this comp.

The twin snake of violence and sex is more like a sick wolf. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Frankly, LZ shouldn't have even done D'yer M'aker

how's life, Thursday, 9 March 2017 18:59 (one month ago) Permalink

She did it of her own accord

Bernie Lugg (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

D'yer is p much the worst song on that album

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Houses that is

waht, I am true black metal worrior (Neanderthal), Thursday, 9 March 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

oh come on. the musical reasons for disliking the Four Non Blondes version of this song (and them as a musical act) are well known over ILX. and the Sheryl Crow cover is just bad - fairly sure most of the people ITT have defended/liked many other songs of hers.

The Tori song only got 2.

again, it's not any individual instance so much as the overwhelming, suffocating aggregate effect. (also, I have never understood the dislike for 4 Non Blondes or "What's Up," I like Sheryl Crow a lot, and if someone tries to tell me either artist is worse than fucking Hootie and the Blowfish or Stone Temple Pilots then I fundamentally do not understand that worldview, even though it's foisted upon me daily by the music canon)

a self-reinforcing downward spiral of male-centric indie (katherine), Thursday, 9 March 2017 21:48 (one month ago) Permalink

I must've been confused since it came out around the same time, but I swore Duran Duran's gloopy cover of "Thank You" was on here too.

LimbsKing, Friday, 10 March 2017 18:12 (one month ago) Permalink

"Thank You" (Page/Plant), by Duran Duran 2

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Friday, 10 March 2017 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink


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