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Led Zeppelin — Tangerine
Album: Led Zeppelin III
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Released: 1970
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
''One, two
One, two, three, four
One, two.''

Measuring a summer's day
I only find it slips away to grey
The hours, they bring me pain.

Tangerine, Tangerine
Living reflections from a dream
I was her love, she was my queen
And now a thousand years between.

Thinking how it used to be
Does she still remember times like these
To think of us again?
And I do.

Tangerine, Tangerine
Living reflections from a dream
I was her love, she was my queen
And now a thousand years between.
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 VH1 wrote:
EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!

Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!

 

It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!

I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.

 

This is not good and no fun any more!

{#Naughty}


 
You just described the best RP day ever.
This is a nice respite from the heavy, closed-room slugfest of Led Zep II. 
Out.
Standing.
There will never be another band with the depth of Led Zep.
LOVED this album!  Might be their best.
Great song my favourite Led Zeppelin album!
Long Live                                                                                                                                   Radio Paradise
To me this is                                                                                                                         9 -OUTSTANDING
 PA1749 wrote:
What a tune...I wish I was 17 again...
 

There is probably nothing that could make me wish I was 17 again.
One of the best sleeper Zep jams
My very favorite Zeppelin song. My favorite song, period.
 Castelfranco wrote:
 jbuhl wrote:
Might be my fav zep album
 
Found an original pressing some 25 Years ago at a flea market - the cover alone was worth the 40 bucks!

 

Go ahead, make me feel antiquated.

I have an original pressing, one of the first records I owned.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
The ultimate summer-love song.....ahh the memories. Come on , we all have em. Those relationships on fire in the summers of our past and who knows maybe now..... 

 
Ah yup
 PA1749 wrote:
What a tune...I wish I was 17 again...

 
Allah Kazam!!! me too  : )    Zep's Timeless

Good idea  ! 

LowPhreak wrote:

Here's one for the Suggestion Box, Bill:

We have a PSD button. Why not a "Repeat" button to play it again?  {#Clap}

 


 VH1 wrote:

EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!
Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!
It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!
I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.
This is not good and no fun any more! 

 
Yes, 10 Zep songs in a row; of course!
What a colorful imagination you have.
And the Easter Bunny is real too, right?
The ultimate summer-love song.....ahh the memories. Come on , we all have em. Those relationships on fire in the summers of our past and who knows maybe now..... 
PLEASE don't change a thing, Bill {#Exclaim}
 

VH1 wrote:

EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!

Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!

 

It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!

I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.

 

This is not good and no fun any more! {#Naughty}



 


 VH1 wrote:

EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!

Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!

 

It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!

I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.

 

This is not good and no fun any more! {#Naughty}



 
Image result for led zeppelin shut the fuck up
Brillant! nuff said.
"I can name this tune in two notes!"
 jbuhl wrote:
Might be my fav zep album
 

Found an original pressing some 25 Years ago at a flea market - the cover alone was worth the 40 bucks!
11!
Might be my fav zep album
Here's one for the Suggestion Box, Bill:

We have a PSD button. Why not a "Repeat" button to play it again?  {#Clap}
Just thinking about this album. Underrated. 
That's The Way was one earlier, now we get Tangerine. Love it. Beautiful guitar tone in the solo.
Today it was:
Led Zeppelin — Tangerine

 {#Ask}

 

WonderLizard wrote:
Interesting segment:

Patty Griffin - Blue Sky
Robert Plant - Turn It Up
Radiohead - Lucky
Led Zeppelin - Tangerine

Reflects Plant's and Griffin's relationship; Thom Yorke's sometimes comparison to Plant—especially in the high tenor/falsetto range; and a comparison between vintage Plant and Plant today. What he's lost in range and power, he's made up for with depth and nuance.

 


 VH1 wrote:

EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!

Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!

 

It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!

I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.

 

This is not good and no fun any more! {#Naughty}



 
If Led Zeppelin played 10 in a row when I hit PSD, I'd hit PSD all day long.

EVERY flaming time I klick on "PSD" I have the choice between Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin and oh wait: Led Zeppelin!

Today it was 10 freaking songs in a row!

And if it is not Led Zeppelin, then it is Pearl Jam, Mark Knopfler or: Led Zeppelin!

 

It is about time for a new playlist Bill, please and please reduce Led Zeppelin. 10 Songs Led Zeppelin played one after another is TOO MUCH!

I have the disstinct feeling I am listening constantly to the same songs, in the same follow up, every day.

 

This is not good and no fun any more! {#Naughty}


 Baketown wrote:
Forever Linked in my mind to Almost Famous!  A great movie and great song!

 
Forever linked in my mind to...early 70's when it came out and everyone went, "Hey, a new Zeppelin record!! Far OUT, man!"

{#High-five}
Interesting segment:

Patty Griffin - Blue Sky
Robert Plant - Turn It Up
Radiohead - Lucky
Led Zeppelin - Tangerine

Reflects Plant's and Griffin's relationship; Thom Yorke's sometimes comparison to Plant—especially in the high tenor/falsetto range; and a comparison between vintage Plant and Plant today. What he's lost in range and power, he's made up for with depth and nuance.


Forever Linked in my mind to Almost Famous!  A great movie and great song!
 Cynaera wrote:
I LOVE this comment. Totally agree... {#Bounce}

 
miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song...  this whole album is marvelous...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

thank you...
Imagine that...Patty Griffin and Robert Plant together....oh wait.

On the other hand, thanks Bill and 'Becca as I just wrote a song and was trying to remember last night the name of the Led Zep song that has a similar chord progression...couldn't do it.   Now.... Tangerine! 
My undies are just fine, thanks, kurtster, but the spare production and casual vocal harmonies are absolutely intentional and underscore their desire to do "something different."  Can't hide the talent, though.  Guitar solo, for example, echoes the power-rock from LZ 2.

By the way, the twirly thing in the album cover kept me occupied for about 750 times that I listened to this.
Genius

One of my more favorite Zep songs.  A 9.

Somehow it comes up short in this segue as the preceeding songs are fuller and richer overall.  This version of Tangerine sorta sounds flat or dull in comparison to them.

Granted recording eras an all are different.

Just a passing thought.  Not meant to put anyone's undies in a bunch.


 fredriley wrote:

Bill's bombshell made me stop working and go off to the report above, which says that although they've not got married they "have been dating for more than a year". WTF? He's 63 (and looks it) and she's a relative youth of 48. Ah well, that's encouragement for all us 'mature' men. All we've got to do is build a rock 'n roll career of fame and fortune, and young women will fall into our laps.
 
Bill's still referring to this marriage as of today. Apparently Plant's personal website states that they're married. 

Ah jes' ken-naught keep up.  
 fredriley wrote:

Bill's bombshell made me stop working and go off to the report above, which says that although they've not got married they "have been dating for more than a year". WTF? He's 63 (and looks it) and she's a relative youth of 48. Ah well, that's encouragement for all us 'mature' men. All we've got to do is build a rock 'n roll career of fame and fortune, and young women will fall into our laps.
 
Hasn't that always been the primary motivation for such a career choice?
 lazylemming wrote:
I stopped what I was working on to google "Robert Plant married Patty Griffin."  Well played...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-plant-patty-griffin-not-married-350315

A rep for Plant tells The Hollywood Reporter that "Robert has not married Patty Griffin" and that the rocker was "just referring to the fact that he's been residing in Texas."
 
Bill's bombshell made me stop working and go off to the report above, which says that although they've not got married they "have been dating for more than a year". WTF? He's 63 (and looks it) and she's a relative youth of 48. Ah well, that's encouragement for all us 'mature' men. All we've got to do is build a rock 'n roll career of fame and fortune, and young women will fall into our laps.
{#Daisy}  {#Cheers}  {#Sunny}{#Dance}  {#Wave} {#Jump} {#Mrgreen}  {#Tongue}  {#Notworthy}
Thanks Bill for the info - I had no idea they got married.
I stopped what I was working on to google "Robert Plant married Patty Griffin."  Well played...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-plant-patty-griffin-not-married-350315

A rep for Plant tells The Hollywood Reporter that "Robert has not married Patty Griffin" and that the rocker was "just referring to the fact that he's been residing in Texas."

Never a big fan of the Led Zep but this must be one of their finest moments - 8+
I go back and forth on these guys.  I'm going forth right now... Very good tune... : )
A great song though i'm no huge Led Zepplin fan

Also included on the "Almost Famous" soundtrack.  One of the best film soundtracks ever.
 Cynaera wrote:

I LOVE this comment. Totally agree... {#Bounce}
 
Yep, me too. I think I simply outgrew the music I gathered over my younger years. Thanks to Bill I'm actually listening to REAL music now.
 polymerchm wrote:
This is why 70 Gbytes of stored music goes unused.  I love this station.
 
I LOVE this comment. Totally agree... {#Bounce}


Led Zeppelin was often at their best when they were mellow.
What a tune...I wish I was 17 again...
RP, thanks for the memories!  Just Googled my first boyfriend, who this song reminds me of, and found he has a winery in Napa, Cheers, TJ!  We had a good time...  {#Cheers}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
I've probably said it before, but what made Zeppelin great was their diversity, creating some of the heaviest rockers in history as well as amazing ballads like this tasty classic. Still sounds great, 41 years later.

 

Yes, I think they were even more innovative than The Beatles and that is saying something!
Led Zeppelin - The definitive dizz buster rock combo spawning a host of imitators.
I gave it a 9.
Then Jimmy's guitar solo kicked in and I got instant goosebumps making me realize beyond any doubt that it's a perfect 10.

Bills been on a LZ kick recently.  Seems like every time I tune in, I'll hear at least one.  Fortunately, I know by the time it starts getting annoying he'll get on another kick.
I've probably said it before, but what made Zeppelin great was their diversity, creating some of the heaviest rockers in history as well as amazing ballads like this tasty classic. Still sounds great, 41 years later.

 wtango wrote:
THIS one goes to Eleven!
 
Eleven is only one more than ten. 
Not high enough for this song
Keep counting up and I'll tell you where to stop.

 

One of my favorite Led Zeppelin Songs
 polymerchm wrote:
This is why 70 Gbytes of stored music goes unused.  I love this station.
 
me too!
Transported.
This is why 70 Gbytes of stored music goes unused.  I love this station.
Goosebumps
An absolutely superb lead in -

Thanks RP, you get it done every time I log on and you always expose me to new music.

I go no place else on the internet

does she remember
Great bloody track, can't believe I have never heard it, straight off to iTunes with me!
THIS one goes to Eleven!
Yeeaaah, get the Led out!  :-)

Way up!
I totally forgot how great this song is. Please play it more often  {#Good-vibes}
Heard this on Muzak in the office elevator the other day. Arrrrrrgggghhh. {#Headache}
Not one of my Zep favs, only gets a strong 8!!{#Lol}
 thubeav wrote:
Greatest album cover of all time. Or maybe Physical Graffiti.
 

An "Interactive" album cover!! Try THAT with an internet download kids. Long live great album cover art and liner notes!


This is actually a fantastic song...


 lerxst wrote:
Great Zep song that is fortunately not burned out on radio. Big Head Todd does a really nice version of this song in their live record, too. BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
 
just fashion, nothing to do with the music at all I think, just like all these celebrities wearing ramones t-shirts but I bet they wouldn't recognize a ramones song if it hit them in their faces.
 lmic wrote:
 lerxst wrote:
BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
No kidding... and the Dark Side of the Moon album art is like the official, trans-generational, tee-shirt art of disaffected youth!

 

There was a high school kid at the rowing club the other day wearing a Dark Side of the Moon t-shirt.  I mentioned to him that I saw Pink Floyd when they were promoting that album on tour in 1973.  I'm not sure he believed me. 

 lmic wrote:
 lerxst wrote:
BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
No kidding... and the Dark Side of the Moon album art is like the official, trans-generational, tee-shirt art of disaffected youth!

 
There's even a cycling jersey with the "Dark Side . . ." logo on it. I always think I'll end up with one some day, but they are too dark for safety.

I will admit I still wear my "Maximum R&B" T-shirt I bought at a Who concert in the late 70s.

 lerxst wrote:
BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
No kidding... and the Dark Side of the Moon album art is like the official, trans-generational, tee-shirt art of disaffected youth!

 thubeav wrote:
Greatest album cover of all time. Or maybe Physical Graffiti.
 
+10! 
And Big Head Todd on Encomium. Man, the original sure is fine, though. Looking at the ratings, it appears someone gave it a one?!

 
flyboy wrote:
This is a great song. I also enjoy Dave Matthew's cover.
 

siandbeth wrote:
Just saw a kid with a Germs t-shirt on. Felt like pulling over on my bike and saying "Son, I used to listen to them when I was your age!" but I didn't want to depress him.
Who says you woulda? Might have done him a favour; given the fact that music cycles right on and they/you are all rollin rollin...........
This song reminds me of someone. Living reflection from a dream. Sigh. Where did you go?
This is a great song. I also enjoy Dave Matthew's cover.
:chillpill:
melikey wrote:
does anyone have certain people that they think of for different Led Zep songs? This one always makes me stop and think of teenage heartbreak. still! haha. to think of us again... and i do. beautiful, perfect song for a chilly, gray day. perfect. perfect.
Got a different teen hearbreak for each one! Good Times/Bad Times...
lerxst wrote:
Great Zep song that is fortunately not burned out on radio. Big Head Todd does a really nice version of this song in their live record, too. BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
Just saw a kid with a Germs t-shirt on. Felt like pulling over on my bike and saying "Son, I used to listen to them when I was your age!" but I didn't want to depress him.
Greatest album cover of all time. Or maybe Physical Graffiti. :war: :war: :music: :music: :guitarist: :guitarist:
Hey! A Led Zep tune on RP that isn't "Bron yr Stomp" !! Bill must be softening in his old age....
does anyone have certain people that they think of for different Led Zep songs? This one always makes me stop and think of teenage heartbreak. still! haha. to think of us again... and i do. beautiful, perfect song for a chilly, gray day. perfect. perfect.
On_The_Beach wrote:
One of my all-time fave Zep tunes. All of side 2 (remember vinyl?) of Zep 3 is great.
Agreed! Side one isn't too shabby either! Awesome album, even at a time when there was a LOT of good music around........ :sunny:
ThePoose wrote:
It was The Lemon Song on LZ II, I believe.
and it's a ripoff of a Robert Johnson lyric.
Great Zep song that is fortunately not burned out on radio. Big Head Todd does a really nice version of this song in their live record, too. BTW, it cracks me up how many high school kids are wearing Led Zeppelin shirts around.
Ahh that feels so good. :sunny:
ARGH! Missed it! Do I own this? Is it in my mp3 player and PC at home? Yes and yes, but that\'s not the point. It\'s just better on the radio. Which is one of the reasons RP is the greatest station on earth.
eastcoast wrote:
A great Zep song that I have never heard on the radio as opposed to Black Dog which I never want to hear again.
Couldn't have summed it up better. But in 8th grade Black Dog rocked.
radioparadisehead wrote:
What about Travellin' Riverside Blues when plant says, "Squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg." Sick.
It was The Lemon Song on LZ II, I believe.
radioparadisehead wrote:
Whoa... that's weird. We just quoted the same lyrics at the same time.
Cosmic alignment .. must ... inform ... Jimmy ... Page
ThePoose wrote:
''Squeeze my tangerine til the juice runs downs my leg...'' Nah, ''lemon'' sounds better.
Whoa... that's weird. We just quoted the same lyrics at the same time.
What about Travellin' Riverside Blues when plant says, "Squeeze my lemon till the juice runs down my leg." Sick.
Squeeze my tangerine til the juice runs downs my leg... Nah, ''lemon'' sounds better.
I always liked Zeppelin's songs named after fruit best. Their finest work
:clap: :good-vibes: :notworthy: :jump:
olesonb wrote:
A lot of people complain about this record and say it's not Zep's best, so here's my take. This is the album that turned me into a Zep fan. And, after all these years, it still remains one of my favorites of all time. Thanks Bill for the reminder. ROCK ON
For me, all Zep albums are equal; the word equal here meaning fantastic. I consider the whole of Zep's work as one album divided over several discs and all are works of extremely talented musicians. Truly one of the great legends of all time! :notworthy:
Led Zep song I only discovered a few years ago. It's become a favorite!
I had a cool dentist as a kid: novacaine, laughing gas and he let you put on headphones and pick out a tape to listen - I picked this album - what a trip! :bounce:
A great Zep song that I have never heard on the radio as opposed to Black Dog which I never want to hear again.
CCinSB wrote:
me 2
Me 3!!! :dancingbanana_2:
A lot of people complain about this record and say it's not Zep's best, so here's my take. This is the album that turned me into a Zep fan. And, after all these years, it still remains one of my favorites of all time. Thanks Bill for the reminder. ROCK ON
CruzanBits wrote:
Who sings along with Plant on this? JPJ? Jimmy?!?
It may be plant, I read in an interview with page that plant usually did his own backing tracks.
ndfan75 wrote:
outfreakinstanding song
yesss love love it!!
great song led zep rule
One of my all-time fave Zep tunes. All of side 2 (remember vinyl?) of Zep 3 is great.
I never thought much of this song until Almost Famous but now it gives me a warm fuzzy because of the context.
araujokrl wrote:
c'mon naysayers--let's hear it: "awwww, we gotta hear zepplin AND elton john in the same hour...Uggh..whiny whiny cry cry".
too funny! go team
I don't really like Led Zeppelin, and this song is friggin' fantastic.
c'mon naysayers--let's hear it: "awwww, we gotta hear zepplin AND elton john in the same hour...Uggh..whiny whiny cry cry".
This was, is, and most likely will always remain my favorite Led Zeppelin album, and this song is one of the reasons.
JerseeeGirl wrote:
How I love this tune ..
me 2
o.k now all work has to stop and it's complete reverence!!!!Tangerine!!!!
How I love this tune ..
Although I love Almost Famous, I gave this a 9 because it's a damn good song. Some people excoriate Zep but I just can't get on that bandwagon. I like 'em. And there's plenty left to invent - people have been saying that it's all over since time immemorial and it hasn't turned out to be true yet.