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Achilles Last Stand

Features of This Track

hard rock roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
electric guitar wall-o-sound
mild rhythmic syncopation
extensive vamping
demanding instrumental part writing
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
a dynamic male vocalist
prominent drums
heavy instrumental improvisation

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this is definitely a kick a** song by Led Zeppelin
could be one of their best gets me every time
Get up to date people Ann Wilson of Heart has said many times that they tried to write a song like achillies last stand ...and that song was barracuda.
Achilles Last Stand.. so heavy and sinister, and at the same time somehow hopeful. That is the dichotomy that is Zeppelin.
Love this album! One of my favorites
Kicks a** kollias
roberttlynch j r 7 7
Power,myster y , a n d the hammer of the gods. Great zep track.
Bonham's drums on this song are my favorite. Jimmy also admitted that this was his favorite Led Zeppelin song. I got this album and i have to say it is Led Zeppelin's underrated masterpiece.
Alot of bands used zeppelin riffs killer song writers even the leadman from megadeath said plant was his favorite songwriter tjey have influenced all rock and blues bands
Definitely in my top three favorite of Zepplin
mrazmeritsa
This is a great song, never heard it until Pandora! Zep rules! No question---@ w s u d o n n e l l y - totally reminds me of barracuda by heart too!
tfuda
Fantastic example of Bonham and Page at their best!
@soverignrea p e r thats probably cause they both have the best drummers ever
cheshirecatb a n
I know-right?! Precisely like U2. what?
Achilles Last Stand (Presence, 1976) sounds EXACTLY like U2. Coincidence?
Their best song by far.
lklefty00
hi
awesomen tune
richardfiser
Heart has a heavy Zeppelin influence in their sound.
The best band in the history of the universe playing one of the best songs ever composed by mortals! Of course, in my opinion, all of their songs are the best. I cant think of a bad song that they have! I know a few that people would call terrible but personally i believe that they do not have a bad song.
jamesbw2001
Led Zeppelin - opening track on their 1976 album Presence
HEART - first single from the band's second album Little Queen (1977).
Are you implying one copied the other?
wsudonnelly
Is it just me or does the guitar riff sound really similar to Barracuda by Heart?
Awesome song, never heard it before. True gem.
Presence and Phys Graf are their best work imo
cheftate
Gotta love it....trip out and out and out and out.......1 of a kind.....jus t gotta unwind....br i n g s tears to my eyes knowing perfection when I feel it, be it....we are all of it; there is no other....oth e r , mother we are all of it all there is to know. listen you will be...it...us .
mikeyc212
great song !!!!!!!!!!!! ! much better live on how the west was won.
either this or stair way to heaven. cant choose a favorite between the two. there both just too awesome!
albivona1
I think this one is my favourite!
The true essence of the diversity of Led Zep can be heard in this song. One of their best.
wow, brutal...
taraviolet91
longest song by zepplin
soverignreap e r
Sounds like Rush. Not to say it's bad. It's awesome!
HARD ROCK ROOTS...no s**t!
mattstory
Awesome for sure... I'm back in high-school again ~ hearing this!!! "GREAT" in a word!!! I love it! The bridge kicks a**! & then the solo is so cool over the machine gun drumming! I never heard anything like it before. Very inspired playing!!!
I heard this blasting from the other room. "This sounds like Zeppelin", I thought. Makes sense that I didn't recognize the song--this is the one Zep studio album that I never got in my Zep days, and I think I heard it in its entirety once about 25 years ago. This is a GREAT song--too bad classic rock radio(which I eschewed years ago) plays the same old tired tunes.
about as definitcve as Zeppelin gets. true gold standard.
GREATEST SONG EVER!
This is an incredible song. John Bonham and John Paul Jones are like a runaway train on this one. If I listen to this while I'm driving, it makes me drive must faster. What a great wall of sound from Page.
I think this song, and this whole album, were very underrated and overlooked.
bcmotox5150
ZEPPLIN IS ONE OF THE GREATEST !!! AND BOHNAM IS A MASTER !!!
LEET, ha ha, seriously though, great song.
Bonham says it all with blazing triplets.... . One of their very best imo.
I was not introduced to this album until my late teens. This song immediately jumped at me as a great work of art.
This is the greatest piece of music anyone has ever written, IMO.
someone did a great You Tube video of the Iliad based on this song
Achilles Last Stand
http://www.y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = b L X k U B h 7 G u M
The peak of their understandin g of rock music as his-tory telling.

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