Meeja: September 2007 Archives

Nice little curve-ball thrown at a Rolling Stone writer on CNN this evening (aah, the delights of conferences overseas). Anthony DeCurtis was hauled in to talk about the Led Zeppelin reunion concert. It's not the first time that this type of question has tripped someone up publicly - although PM Gordon Brown claims he was railroaded into pretending to like the Arctic Monkeys - but the "what's your favourite Led Zeppelin song?" knocked over DeCurtis.

After a long pause and digression - "um, there's so many..." - guess which one he named.

If the one Led Zeppelin track that someone can cite as their favourite is "Stairway to Heaven", the chances are they're not a fan. I'm with the Wonder Stuff* (and the guitar shop in Wayne's World) on that particular offering. Give me the Bonham-driven battering of "When the Levee Breaks" any day.

* Good Night Though on Hup! (I didn't want to link to some dodgy, popup-ridden lyric site).