Dazed and Confused (18:39)

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Dazed and Confused is the biggest hit from the debut (and break through) album of Led Zeppelin released 12th january, 1969. This song and album became music history. It is still considered a huge hit by many people.

According to the Dazed and Confused Songfacts, it was inspired by an acoustic song that Jimmy Page heard folk singer Jake Holmes perform. Holmes version was about an acid trip, but contained many of the same elements that made their way into the Led Zeppelin version.

In concert, Led Zeppelin would play and extended version of this song which would sometimes run as long as 30 minutes. It was a showcase for the amazing guitar wizardry of Jimmy Page, and they never played it quite the same twice.

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  • TIGERSNAKEMAN

    F@#%ING ICONS!!!!

    24 Aug 12:09am Reply
  • apouroiselle

    BRILLIANT, I'm going absolutely crazy with it!!!

    22 Aug 9:11pm Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    I can play this on guitar!

    12 Aug 8:19pm Reply
  • sionweeks

    The melody that slowly goes down during each break down/chorus thing, the drum fills, so fantastic.

    8 Aug 6:18pm Reply
  • growles717

    @bicknor oh the irony

    27 Jul 3:35pm Reply
  • merledog

    awesome

    15 Jul 8:58am Reply
  • o-MacGyver-o

    The title is my emotional state!

    14 Jul 4:54am Reply
  • bicknor

    Of its time, good, but a touch pretentious...........

    29 Jun 5:16pm Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    Though singer-songwriter Jake Holmes actually wrote “Dazed and Confused”, Page first contributed guitar work to a recording of the track when The Yardbirds covered it in the mid-60s. He then brought it to his Led Zep band mates who added heavy metal, blues and hard rock flavors to the psychedelic rock original. With different lyrics, an altered melody, and Page’s use of a bow to play his guitar, it quickly became one of their most performed pieces. -- watchmojo

    21 Jun 3:03am Reply
  • FridaMercury

    <33

    20 Jun 9:58am Reply
  • md1163

    Mighty Zep

    19 Jun 11:20am Reply
  • wandrus

    Muzyka mojej młodości

    2 Jun 9:47pm Reply
  • venicechance

    I think this is one of Robert Plant's greatest vocal performances with Zeppelin. Indeed, he sang brilliantly throughout that debut album.

    1 Jun 6:41pm Reply
  • journik850

    That breakdown with the drums that leads into the solo. It is absolutely frantic and totally timeless 40+ years on.

    17 May 5:24pm Reply
  • Liloucat

    Badass !!!!! ;)

    15 May 8:44pm Reply
  • jomabbs

    love it forever there best work and outstanding album.

    28 Apr 3:35am Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song ♥♥♥

    2 Apr 8:48pm Reply
  • areviktorosyan

    one of the best solos ever!

    2 Apr 1:29am Reply
  • theironictea

    IT'S NOT TRUE!

    3 Mar 7:09pm Reply
  • Radioakhar

    Dazed and Confused

    18 Feb 2:49pm Reply
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