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Led Zeppelin

What Is and What Should Never Be (4:45)

This was one of Plant's first songs recorded by the band, and also marks the first appearance of drummer John Bonham's Chinese gong, which he set up as part of his drum kit in concerts. The gong appears in the middle part among Jimmy Page's guitar riffs.

According to the book Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, Plant wrote this song reflecting on his affair with his wife's younger sister.

In Billy Joel's 1997 appearance in VH1's Storytellers… read more

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  • Puta merda me acabo demais.
  • One of Zeppelin's best.
  • Es un viaje ésta rolota, en estéreo y monoaural se oye del 1, el Zeppelin de plomo en toda su grandeza!!!
  • Perfectly fit on "Silver Linings Playbook" [6]
  • Perfect rock.
  • this is as good as music ever got :)
  • Damn, this song gets funky as hell towards the end. I'd love to hear them just jamming that ending for another half hour.
  • now I love the song even more brilliant

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