Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love” Live
Keep It Coolin’ Baby!
“Whole Lotta Love” was recorded by Led Zeppelin in London on May 1969 and it appeared on their second studio album “Led Zeppelin II” which was released on November 7, 1969. It became their first US single and their only Top 10 hit in the US and even received gold certification status on April 13, 1970.
- Number 75 on The Rolling Stone Magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
- Number 3 in Q Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitar Tracks”
- Number 3 in VH1’s “Greatest Hard Rock Songs Of All Time”
The freeform section was the result of Page and engineer Eddie Kramer “twiddling every knob known to man.”
Page and Plant also managed to create an interesting sound with the use of a production technique called “backward echo.” In fact, Plant completed doing the vocals in just one take! This eventually became the basis that the band used for their medley during their later shows.
In a separate interview, Page explained:
I had [the riff] worked out already before entering the studio. I had rehearsed it. And then all of that other stuff, sonic wave sound and all that, I built it up in the studio, and put effects on it and things, treatments.
Truly unforgettable and undeniably one of their best (if not THE BEST) tracks!