Led Zeppelin and Lord of the Rings

Tom Mattson

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Hey folks,

I've been watching the first two LOTR movies a lot, in anticipation of the 3rd one to come out in December. Lately I've been noticing all the imagery that Led Zeppelin borrows from that trilogy, and I am now listening to "Battle of Evermore", which mentions the ringwraiths. That prompted me to do some Googling, and this is what I turned up:

Zeppelin and Tolkein Relations Page

Someone with much more time on his hands found more connections. I thought they were kind of cool.

Enjoy,
 
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In the darkest depths of mordor i met a girl so fair...
 

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But Gollum, and the eeevil one

crept up and stole away with hee-eer hee-eer hee-eer yeah.

<- is done singing

<- isn't going to quit his day job
 
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...crept up and slipped away with hee-eer hee-eer hee-eer yeah.
:wink:
 
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Ramble On!

Yeah, Zeppelin and Tolkien have a lot of connections.

Let's see... Misty Mountain Hop has some references to Middle Earth (if I remember my Tolkien correctly).

Watch the Song Remains the Same. Plant's scene sort of goes for that mythical atmosphere.
 

Tom Mattson

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Originally posted by Sting
Let's see... Misty Mountain Hop has some references to Middle Earth (if I remember my Tolkien correctly).
Yes, I remember watching Fellowship of the Ring, and when Galadriel said that Gollum took the ring deep into the Misty Mountains, that power riff was sounding off in my head.
 
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BoulderHead

Someone with much more time on his hands found more connections. I thought they were kind of cool.
Speaking of having time on someone’s hands, I once reworked an auto-reversing cassette deck so it would play a tape either forwards or backwards. This made it easy to listen to a song in either direction. The Zeppelin band had quite a few things to say about Satan.
I thought it was kind of cool, hehe.
 
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Originally posted by BoulderHead
Speaking of having time on someone’s hands, I once reworked an auto-reversing cassette deck so it would play a tape either forwards or backwards. This made it easy to listen to a song in either direction. The Zeppelin band had quite a few things to say about Satan.
I thought it was kind of cool, hehe.
nahh.. you got it all wrong... Chicago has the good stuff:wink:
 

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Saw Return of the King again last weekend. That's 5 times now!

I need help.
 
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Tom Mattson said:
Saw Return of the King again last weekend. That's 5 times now!

I need help.
Holy cow, I only saw it twice and it was too much for me.
 

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Boulderhead, Zantra! NO JOKE?? I'd always heard about that reverse message thing but I thought it was a myth. (Somebody call Mythbusters! :wink: ) I never knew anyone who actually HEARD it themselves. That's so weird! Then it's true? Zantra, Chicago??? Really??? Get OUT!!! CHICAGO??? :frown: really? Jeez... :frown:
 
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interesting, but its not pink floyd/wizard of oz. :D
 

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chief said:
interesting, but its not pink floyd/wizard of oz. :D
True. :biggrin: Isn't that WEIRD?? I just love watching/listening to that. :wink:
 
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BoulderHead said:
Speaking of having time on someone’s hands, I once reworked an auto-reversing cassette deck so it would play a tape either forwards or backwards. This made it easy to listen to a song in either direction. The Zeppelin band had quite a few things to say about Satan.
I thought it was kind of cool, hehe.
Meh, you hear what you want to here. I remember a friend of mine convincing someone that a rage song, "born of a broken man", actually, said "pinapple pumkin man", just by saying so, and playing the song for him.
 

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