14 April 2009

Random Music Tuesdays: "Fool In The Rain" by Led Zeppelin

Included on their eighth record In Through The Out Door, "Fool In The Rain" was the final song to make the American pop singles charts for Led Zeppelin. It would also be the last time the band recorded together, as drummer John Bonham died of pulmonary edema a year later.

I dig this song because:
  1. C'mon ... it's friggin' Led Zeppelin!
  2. It has a whistle! Any rock song with a whistle automatically kicks @$$.
  3. It has one of the coolest groove lines ever with bassist John Paul Jones at the piano.
  4. The whistle marks a samba-style breakdown in the middle of the song. You know I loves me some Latin-influenced music.
  5. The song is so damned infectious!

This work of art is over six minutes long (6:13, to be exact) so make sure you've set aside some time before clicking that arrow down there.

Fool In The Rain - Led Zeppelin

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