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When The Levee Breaks

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
blues influences
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
minor key tonality
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
prominent bass riffs
a smooth male lead vocalist
electric rhythm guitars
an emotional male lead vocal performance
slide guitars
a prominent harmonica part
an unintelligible vocal delivery
prominent drums

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One of the best of their songs, no doubt
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I miss Bonham! The guy was so effin good on dem effin skins....... m a n .
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Shitago
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When Zep comes on I mosty skip them due to OVERPLAY but had to listen to this song !!
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Wow, I haven't heard this song Inna long time! This song rocks!! Completely forgot bout it till today
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Yeah, this is pretty much the only song from the fourth album that's gonna stay on my station. The rest are either overplayed and/or not my cup of tea.
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Shitcago...
I heard us!
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And don't forget I'm going down, I'm going down now...
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They let John do his thing here, but don't go thinking this is his best performance just because he is the center of this song. Up there tho
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Not sure if this is quite 12-bar blues, but this song does use the AAB structure that is common in blues music. Plus, I know this originally was a blues song. Either way, this song definitely rocks!! \m/
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when Led Zep I came out in 1969, Rolling Stone panned the album. Gave it an unfavorable rating.

They be trippin' at RS that week!
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One of the best rock songs ever, phenomenal drum track.
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Crying won't help you...Prayin won't do ya no good.
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Memphis Minnie did it originally. Quite a different sound from that to this. Little Robert Johnson in it as well.
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Can't think of a name, a levee is another name for an earthen dam..
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El zepillo
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Zeppelin is bæ.
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When I get old, I'm gonna get me one of them big 'ole bundle of sticks too!
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orutra123090
The drums sound phenomenal in this song.
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Ah huh can you say fucken hurricane fucken Katrina...F* * K zep foretold their demise f**k being in new Orleans while that s**t hit while that s**t fucken hit while we all just stood there and didn't do a fucken thing about oh well that's their Bad Karma the creator hates voodoo,and othe paganistic practices
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THE GODS HAVE SPOKEN. ZEPPELIN!!!! ! ! ! !
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This song gets me in the MOOD
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I hope Don McLean isn't at the levee in his Chevy when it breaks.
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Nothing like getting the led out.
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@mallory I am visualizing. Could be very provocative. . . : - )
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@Mallory... Really!?!? Interesting. . =)
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Some may say this is a COVER but other than some lyrics .... this sounds original to me .. THE MIGHTY ZEP re-invented THE BLUES ! Listen to the originals of these songs and tell me it's the same song ... NOT EVEN CLOSE . JIMMY may as well invented the RIFF IT'S HIS !!
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I love the beginning
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Luve the beggining
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You really think that muther-flipp i n Levee WILL break when you hear this!
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derkachs
HAMMER OF THE GODS!
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larry_the_lo b s t e r
one of the most perfect recordings in the history of rock music
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head noddin' like a motherfucka
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bonham KILLS this beat. i love it
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yes
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Excellent
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wprata22
NO ONE can match Led Zeppelin. Where is the equivalent of THIS today? Simply put, NOTHING!!
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I can't believe how many of these classic Led Zeppelin songs are covers.. they totally make them their own
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markdaume
I've never heard this Otis version of this song before.
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markdaume
This song is O.K.
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Makes me think of the Beaver Dam.
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They shulda put this on duck dynesty
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If I were ever a stripper...t h i s is it :p
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Big ol' levee taught me to weep and moan.....
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CLOSE YOUR EYES WHILE LISTENING TO THIS SONG....YOU WILL BE ON AN AUDITORY TRIP!!
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Just the last broke man made thing , that I expected.
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F**king love this song
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Goddamn. Probably one of my favorite Zeppelin songs,
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My husband just bought me a greatest hits. It is like bringing me orchids and roses. I have every album. They are torn and tattered. I love you John Bohnem.
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barley325
Just makes me wana do a burnout
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