70s Legends Wrote This Song as a JOKE…TRANSFORMED Them Into The Gods of Rock! | Professor Of Rock
The story of Led Zeppelin’s 70s rock masterpiece Immigrant Song Although Immigrant Song was written to be entirely tongue in cheek... its humor was almost completely lost on listeners. In fact, this fist in the air rocker was so power-packed that legions lined up to crown its Zeppelin the lords of Rock and Roll. And by then... it was too late to convince anyone that they were more or less joking. Is this smash hit rock’s greatest battle cry anthem? Written by rock’s ultimate guitar hero Jimmy Page and masterfully sung by Robert Plant with John Paul Jones and John Bonham taking it to the highest levels of music -
Hey music junkies, Professor of Rock, always here to celebrate the greatest artists and the greatest songs of all time. If you’ve ever listened to albums and song backwards to get seek out the hidden messages you’ll dig this channel of music nostalgia make sure to subscribe below right now. I think you’ll dig it. . In the two years since Led Zeppelin lifted off in 1968, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham had sailed a great distance across the sky. Two best-selling albums, hundreds of concerts on both sides of the Atlantic, and congregations of faithful fans had all fueled their flight through the stratosphere. And for better or for worse, this frenzied rocket ride to fame wasn’t slowing down. The need to get bigger kept accelerating... and the members of Zeppelin were really feeling the fatigue. In the first few months of 1970 alone, Zeppelin had toured the UK, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria... and put in an exhausting fifth circuit across America. As spring arrived, band members were ready for a breather. And for Plant and Page, this took the form of an extended rustic retreat into the middle of nowhere. Their destination? Bron-Yr-Aur, an 18th-century cottage in Snowdonia, Wales where Plant had vacationed as a child. Tranquil and primitive, they lived without running water, electricity, or a telephone. It was perfect silence from the world at large. They would be joined only by Robert’s family, Jimmy’s girlfriend, and a couple of roadies. There in the countryside Page and Plant wrote together, really for the first time. Songs seemed to emerge out of the ether as they roamed the hills, followed the streams, and sat by the fireplace, guitars in hand.“[It was the] first time I really came to know Robert,” Page said, “actually living together at Bron-Yr-Aur, as opposed to occupying nearby hotel rooms. The songs took us into areas that changed the band. It established a standard of travelling for inspiration … which is the best thing a musician can do.” This creative getaway provided Page and Plant with new material for Zeppelin’s third record, as well as future albums.When their time was done, Page and Plant left their pastoral sanctuary rejuvenated. And early in the summer of 1970, they rejoined Jones and Bonham to run through the songs for Zeppelin III. Gathering at Headley Grange in the Hampshire countryside and with the help of the Rolling Stones’ mobile studio, they got to work rehearsing. Later, they recorded at Olympic Studios in London and Island Records' Basing Street Studios in Notting Hill.