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Led Zeppelin — Black Dog
Album: Led Zeppelin IV
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Total ratings: 406









Released: 1971
Length: 4:50
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Hey, hey, Mama, said, the way you move
Gonna make you sweat, gonna make you groove
Ah-ah, child, way you shake that thing
Gonna make you burn, gonna make you sting
Hey, hey, baby, when you walk that way
Watch your honey drip, can't keep away

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Ah, ah, ah
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Ah, ah, ah

I gotta roll, can't stand still
Got a flamin' heart, can't get my fill
With eyes that shine burnin' red
Dreams of you all through my head
Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah
Ah ah, ah ah, ah

Hey, baby, whoah, baby, pretty baby
Looba dobba dooba dow
Hey, baby, oh, baby, pretty baby
Looba dobba dooba dow

Didn't take too long 'fore I found out
What people mean by "down and out"
Spent my money, took my car
Started tellin' her friends she gonna be a star
I don't know, but I been told
A big-leg woman ain't got no soul

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Ah, ah, ah
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah
Ah, ah, ah (yeah)

All I ask for, all I pray
Steady-rollin' woman gonna come my way
Need a woman gonna hold my hand
Won't tell me no lies, make me a happy man
Ah ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah
Ah ah, ah ah, ah

Ah

Oo, oo-wah, yeah, oh, yeah, gotta move
Yeah-yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah-yeah
Gotta move you, now, babe, babe, move, you move, yeah
Push, push, babe, push, babe, push, babe
Push it, now, push, baby, push, baby, push, move, move
Oo, yeah, oo, move
Well, done
I'm gonna get ya groovin', now, gonna get ya groovin', now
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 hayduke2 wrote:
GODLIKE.

 
gif of Jack Nicholson nodding creepily
GODLIKE.
n4ku wrote:
Rock and Roll isn't supposed to be pretty. If you want pretty, listen to Kenny G or Yanni.
But somehow The Who,Jimi Hendrix,The Rolling Stones and The Beatles all managed to make rock, even hard rock tuneful with creative sounding quality to it not just banging around loud noise with no creative quality and a vocalist who often instead of singing screams and screaches like a retarted monkey! :puke: :puke: :stop: :stop: :arghhh: :arghhh: :frustrated: :frustrated: :arghhh: :arghhh: :mad:
littleblueriver7 wrote:
hey hey mamma said the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove and he sure did!! :wink: too bad the zep is pretty hateful on women, minus ten points for that... :cry:
Just another good reason besides their awful sound to hate them!
matt832 wrote:
2. Funny, I only rate a song if I really like it or find it really annoying. This is close to really annoying so I gave it a 2. In my area of the country (USA) we have 2 or 3 "Dinosaur" rock stations per city that play this stuff continuously, I'd be happy never to hear it again, that is why I listed to RP. Retire this already.
:cheers: Led Zeppelin Dred Craplin are :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :arghhh: :arghhh: :arghhh: :beat: :beat: :beat: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: AWFUL!!!!
Zep wrote:
Why, thank you! :redface:
They always get a deserving 1 from me! I have always totally hated Led Zeppelin they truly sound like one of the worst groups or any "music" I have had the misfortune of ever hearing! They along with Queen and Pink Floyd are the only 3 groups I have to get up off of my chair even if I'm very tired and turn off immediately! :arghhh: :arghhh: :puke: :puke: :puke: :stop: :stop: The Who,The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix are a Million times better! And The Beatles are a *ZILLION* Times Better!!!! Heck even Van Halen sounds much better and I'm not even a fan of theirs! I have found many other people on music boards saying the same things that they hate Led Zeppelin and that they think they are one of the worst bands ever even some people on heavy metal boards! :lol: And many people say that not only is most of Dred Craplin's "music" loud banging around noise with no creative quality to it,and they say that they stole a lot from old blues songs,and Robert Plant's common screaming and screaching like a retarted monkey,but that his lyrics are simple,ordinary and like a horny teenage boy wrote them!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Sweet, I will have to take your cue as soon as this track is over. ...Assuming my coworkers can lay off the emails and IM!
That's the problem I am having. RP and coworkers wont let me leave!
Atomic Dog...Black Dog...*sigh* There's question to be asked here, but it's so obvious I can't bring myself to make the joke.
GChevy410 wrote:
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog George Clinton - Atomic Dog Modest Mouse - Dashboard Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Best set to walk out of the office to EVER!
Sweet, I will have to take your cue as soon as this track is over. ...Assuming my coworkers can lay off the emails and IM!
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog George Clinton - Atomic Dog Modest Mouse - Dashboard Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out Best set to walk out of the office to EVER!
I like this dog much better than George Clinton's dog.
bronorb wrote:
The soundtrack of my youth. Zep gets a 10...always!
Why, thank you! :redface:
Timeless.
oldsinger wrote:
I can't even rate this 'cause I'm numb from hearing this 'way too often. I think I used to really like it.
Back in 8th grade. Now it just grates.
This song is so damn much fun to sing...
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
"..playing around with...."? I love LZ, but they (and lots of others) stripped Little Richard to the bone. Now _that_ is a guy who didn't get enough money for his music contribution.
In Hail Hail Rock 'n Roll it's subtly suggested a lot of Chuck Berry's signature guitar style was "borrowed" from the piano player in his first band. Everyone "borrows."
One of the all-time rockinest, rollinest tunes ever.
Takes me back to my college days! :dancingbanana: :roflol:
gopre wrote:
Black Dog. When they were recording the song in the castle where the band was rehearsing, a stray black who'd hung around the area was in the studio. Thus the name. Also the song originated from Jimmy's playing around with Little Richard songs. Listen closely to the first few notes of his guitar riff and it's "You Keep a Knocking (but you can't come in)". Genius.
"..playing around with...."? I love LZ, but they (and lots of others) stripped Little Richard to the bone. Now there is a guy who didn't get enough money for his music contribution.
There is a fairly new DVD release of some live Zep. Watching John Bonham is 10..."Godlike".
Hey, it's Robert Plant's cat!
Zepplock wrote:
It's blues ;-)
Um, yeah, sort of. :shrug:
ooh you need to play this one from the How the West was Won live album... it's really nice.
ladybinnath wrote:
This song, beaten to death by NYC area rock radio in my youth (and probably still to this day), is the reason I refused to listen to these guys for years. Is there a melody here? No wonder my mom used to call it noise.
It's blues ;-)
That transition from Muse made me laugh out loud. Not sure why.
Black Dog. When they were recording the song in the castle where the band was rehearsing, a stray black who'd hung around the area was in the studio. Thus the name. Also the song originated from Jimmy's playing around with Little Richard songs. Listen closely to the first few notes of his guitar riff and it's "You Keep a Knocking (but you can't come in)". Genius.
Matts wrote:
Here is a link for Jimmy Page when he was 14 (click here) interesting enough he was planning to do biological research for his future career. I am sure glad he changed his mind :cheers:
He may not have made it his profession but from what I've read Mr Page and the boys did a fair bit of amateur biological research when they were on the road.
Hello, For me, it is the bass and drums that make this song so good. Neil
I can't even rate this 'cause I'm numb from hearing this 'way too often. I think I used to really like it.
The soundtrack of my youth. Zep gets a 10...always!
:guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :guitarist: :drummer: :drummer: :guitarist: :guitarist: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: it's a 10 of course!!!
Here is a link for Jimmy Page when he was 14 (click here) interesting enough he was planning to do biological research for his future career. I am sure glad he changed his mind :cheers:
Wow, this really drives home how lame that preceding track from Muse was. Ouch! :doh:
I wonder if this song is about Winston Churchill in some way? He used to refer to his bouts with depression as "the black dog".
This song, beaten to death by NYC area rock radio in my youth (and probably still to this day), is the reason I refused to listen to these guys for years. Is there a melody here? No wonder my mom used to call it noise.
2. Funny, I only rate a song if I really like it or find it really annoying. This is close to really annoying so I gave it a 2. In my area of the country (USA) we have 2 or 3 "Dinosaur" rock stations per city that play this stuff continuously, I'd be happy never to hear it again, that is why I listed to RP. Retire this already.
Been listening to this song forever and still love it. Wish I was in a place where I could really turn the volume up. :)
When will I be bored of this ? not today...
What a brilliant way to start the morning! Hooray! :bounce: :drummer:
Baby_M wrote:
Haven't seen the usage anywhere else, save this song.
Sir Winston Churchill, Britain's WW2 Prime Minister, used to suffer from spells of deep depression, which he called his 'Black Dog'. Not sure if he first coined the expression.
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n4ku wrote:
Rock and Roll isn't supposed to be pretty. If you want pretty, listen to Kenny G or Yanni.
Amen Brother....
n4ku wrote:
Rock and Roll isn't supposed to be pretty. If you want pretty, listen to Kenny G or Yanni.
:lol: :clap:
Re wrote:
How about some Dread Zeppelin?
YEAH! Tort Elvis Rules
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I like the song, but Black Dog? Where does that come from?
I've seen it used as a metaphor for mailaise or depression in a couple of James Lileks (https://www.lileks.com/bleats) essays:
. . . I remember putting it together – spring of 02, right before I went to New York, and I was suffering the shin-chews of the Black Dog then, too. . . . . . . It hasn't been a good week, and the black dog is curled at my feet with no sign of getting up. . . .
Haven't seen the usage anywhere else, save this song.
How about some Dread Zeppelin?
TURN IT UP!! :drummer: :guitarist:
:guitarist: :drummer: :propeller.gif: :motor: :war: :roflol: :hungry: :jump: :lol: :bounce: :music: :crown.gif:
Ha ha! Zep can't keep a beat? Can't... HEE HEEE!!! Oh help me please... I've heard it all now! ha harrr!! physicsgenius wrote:
I have never understood the popularity of this song. They can't keep a beat to save their lives and meter is consequently forced over and over. It's jarring and awful.
n4ku wrote:
Rock and Roll isn't supposed to be pretty. If you want pretty, listen to Kenny G or Yanni.
Yeah! Your remarks to the self-proclaimed genius say it all! I was observing how the song goes through several time changes and trying to think of anyone else who's ever tried to do something this complicated and made it work. What is or are the time signature(s) of it? I can't think of any one else who's even attempted anything close. The song still stands as a highpoint in rock, even some 30+ years on.
physicsgenius wrote:
I have never understood the popularity of this song. They can't keep a beat to save their lives and meter is consequently forced over and over. It's jarring and awful.
Though this isn't my favorite Zep song (it is more the brute rock force in Plant's vocals that both makes it for some and breaks it for others, IMO), I'd have to say that their mastery of rhythm is a key component of this particular song. They are playing in off-beat weird synched up ways, so of course it doesn't sound like average 4/4 time, but they keep up the groove really well.
physicsgenius wrote:
I have never understood the popularity of this song. They can't keep a beat to save their lives and meter is consequently forced over and over. It's jarring and awful.
Rock and Roll isn't supposed to be pretty. If you want pretty, listen to Kenny G or Yanni.
I like the song, but Black Dog? Where does that come from?
I have always been a fan of Zeppelin, they were interesting in concert. However 'Stairway to Heaven' was there best ever.
First "Hound Dog," and now this . . . RP's going to the dogs this afternoon!
I have never understood the popularity of this song. They can't keep a beat to save their lives and meter is consequently forced over and over. It's jarring and awful.
Hey! Funny to hear this chestnut on RP. Kinda sick of it on FM radio everywhere, but it works here, especially with Big Mama Thornton.
Very interesting to hear this track played right after Big Mama Thornton (Hound Dog). The vocal phrasing similarities of Robert Plant and Big Mama in this dog two-fer are unmistakable.
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hey hey mamma said the way you move gonna make you sweat gonna make you groove and he sure did!! :wink: too bad the zep is pretty hateful on women, minus ten points for that... :cry: