Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Kennedy Center Honors: Led Zeppelin

A friend at work sent me a link to a video from Heart's tribute to Led Zeppelin at the Kennedy Center Honors:

Heart Performs Stairway to Heaven

The Washington Post's Chris Richards' Led Zeppelin: Rock-and-roll’s most magical formula, struck me as remarkable. The best music critics can put into words that which you or I can only feel, but not articulate. Chris Richards has done just that in this article. Richards also has an interview with the surviving members: Kennedy Center Honors recipients Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones on Led Zeppelin’s fabled chemistry and unwritten future.

I'm not Chris Richards, so I will keep this short: From the first time I heard Led Zeppelin, it seemed like an echo of some tribal rhythm that had always been there. What's remarkable to me is that it still feels the same way. So many of their songs seem to plug directly into my soul.