Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

On This Day in 1968

On this day in 1968, Led Zeppelin (who were still recording under the name "The Yardbirds") started recording their first album. They more or less got the whole thing down on tape in 36 hours, with most of the songs being done "live" and featuring little in the way of overdubs. I still remember hanging out at the pool in the late spring of 1969 as a kid and hearing for the first time "Good Times, Bad Times" on the little p.a. that was playing a local pop radio station. (Yeah, it took me three months after the band had released the record to hear the first single; things moved a lot more slowly back then.) I knew almost instantly that Led Zeppelin was going to be really really special.

We aren't going to practice this week but we will next Tuesday. Looking forward to working on some new material.

"I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things."

"You can't even imagine how it felt to have a cassette that you could take with you with a microphone so you could put down an idea and not have to hum it a million times to remember what it was."

"I hate cliche."

-- Robert Plant