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The Greatest Rock Song of All Time

Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

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posted June 9, 2009 at 9:22 am

yeah, definitely in my top 5.

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tripp fuller

posted June 9, 2009 at 10:36 am

What about when P. Diddy remixed for the Godzilla soundtrack?

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posted June 9, 2009 at 11:10 am

Yeah, I don’t know about that…
I’ll put all my cards on the table and say that although I think Led Zeppelin was great they’re not, imho, THAT great.
As far as the greatest rock song of all time, I don’t know if I could pick ONE song but for me whatever song I picked would have to come from the Beatles’ Abbey Road album. But again, that’s my opinion (and I’m sure other folks would disagree).

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posted June 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

I vote “The Ocean” (Led Zeppelin)

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posted June 9, 2009 at 11:51 am

Not even the greatest Led Zeppelin song. (which is “When the Levee Breaks” – drums recorded in a stairwell, that wailing harmonica, “Cryin’ won’t help ya’/Prayin’ won’t do ya no good” all they way to the last riff after the fade out.)

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Rick Bennett

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

are you guys sure it isn’t Clocks or Viva La something by Coldplay?
I appreciate the sentiment on the song. As one that continuously heaps such designations on songs, bands, etc. I don’t know if I can designate any song as the greatest without serious caveats, as in… greatest rock song naming an important Asian region. I think it is that, but I need to check. It is definitely better than One Night in Bangkok, Turning Japanese, China Girl, Holidays in Cambodia or Shanghied in Shanghi. It is much better than anything by the band Asia.
The only songs that could be up against it include Drive By Truckers’ Sands of Iwo Jima, Woman from Tokyo by Deep Purple and Big in Japan by Tom Waits. It beats all of them.
It could also be in the running for greatest guitar riff from the 70s. Much of its competition would be from Led Zeppelin.

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Zach Roberts

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:36 pm

First let me say that I am a bit put off by such an absolute and universal claim. However good a claim it may be. Teehee
At the same time, this is MY all time favorite Led Zeppelin song and all time favorite rock song. Its number one on my personal “Eulogy” playlist in iTunes. Those are songs I want played at my funeral party.

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Drew Tatusko

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

I would have to say Funk #49 by The James Gang, Make Me Smile by Chicago, Mississippi Queen by Mountain, or Suzy Q by CCR.

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Ted Seeber

posted June 9, 2009 at 12:41 pm

What kind of emergents are you not to vote for Kyrie Eliason by Mr. Mr.?
At least there’s HISTORY behind it!

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posted June 9, 2009 at 12:53 pm

It is a great song and to think they played it while being on drugs. How do you do that? No denying. I used this song for back ground music when I lived in a church house with a group of guys. The church administrator called me and said it was not a good song to play for back ground music at a church house … so I went with Sandy Patty!

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Scott Baio

posted June 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

Of course Tony would pick a song by a bunch of white British guys who profiteered off of a genre built on the experiences of African Americans. Led Zepplin are worse than a minstrel show, and only a little better in that regard than the ultimate minstrels: The Rolling Stones.
The best Rock n’ Roll song of all time is “Hey Joe” as performed by Jimi Hendrix.
How post-colonial of me.

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Alan K

posted June 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm

You are so right!

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posted June 10, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Not even in the same league with Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” I’d say. (Sometimes the more obvious choice really is better.) My favorite Zeppelin songs are “When the Levee Breaks” (already mentioned) and “Bring It on Home” (Zeppelin came not to abolish, but to fulfill the blues).

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Kevin Pent

posted June 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Great song, yes, but one would be hard-pressed to say it surpasses the likes of Rush’s “Natural Science”. Rush – the greatest and perhaps most underrated rock band!

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posted June 12, 2009 at 11:32 pm

These musicians serve satan with the tallents God has given them. Not only are they serviing satan but they also encourage others to do the same. Guys please turn away from promoting bands like this to other Christians. It only promotes more wickedness.

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Your Name

posted June 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

What does Led Zeppelin have to do with Belief Net and Tony Jones. What a joke. You have got to be kidding. Everyone knows Jimmy Page was a satanist. Look at where he lives…the former home of Alister Crowley. Duh… Tony have you lost your mind? Are you proclaiming Christ or Satan. Please pick one. Preferably Christ. If you are trying to let people know how “cool” Christians are because they listen to Led Zeppelin…you have totally missed what the gospel was all about. YOU AND YOUR GROUP DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME!!!!! QUIT CALLING YOURSELF A CHRISTIAN!!! You are giving Jesus Christ a bad name.

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posted June 13, 2009 at 1:31 pm

another weak lame attempt at “christians” trying to be cool….we’re not suppossed to BE COOL….we’re suppossed to be RADICAL…..TRUTH SPEAKERS…..Love bearers…rock n roll (especially zepp) should not even be mentioned in this about praying and weeping for America….look around our nation is collapsing….

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daniel lee

posted June 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

awsome song tony love it!!! my fav zeplin song are stair way to heaven over the hills and far away and black dog. ps i do not belive that zeplin stair way to heaven is a demonic song i think that is toately bouges! by the way im shure tony put this song cuz he likes it who cares if jimmy page lives in the house of mister crowley (AWSOME SONG BY OZZY)

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posted June 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

I’m confused by the last three comments…
Are these just cheap shots at emergents? Satanic!? That’s just plain laughable.
Also, I don’t think ANY Christian should pretend to speak for another Christian. We attempt, humbly, with the help of Scripture, to speak for Jesus. That’s the best we can do. Essentially, we allow him to speak through us, for him. So, yet another lame comment.
Why is there so much fear of emergent/emerging? I don’t consider myself to be either, and I am profoundly confused by those who are so fearful.

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posted June 14, 2009 at 12:34 pm

so when Paul used common greek religion in his sermon on mars hill, was that satanic?
He had to know what gods the greek served in order to portray Christ in their world.
Romans clearly says that any truth that is out there is from Christ and since we belong to Christ, the truth is ours as well. Led Zeppelin are no different than anyone who is not regenerate, but the people who call music satanic bless the relgious right for serving an idol made of low taxes and right morals instead of truth.
Ill take good music and Christ over paranoia and idolatry any day

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Your Name

posted June 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Here are some of the backmasked lyrics from stairway to heaven…
“Here is to my sweet Satan. he is my god. He is my god.”
“There’s power in Satan.”
There is a ton more. I verified it myself. It was not a pleasant experience.

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posted June 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

Did you just say “backmasked”?

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posted June 17, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Really! It was without a doubt demonic. It was an awful feeling listening to it.

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posted June 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Good thing we have Scott Baio (June 9, 2009 2:15 PM) keeping a watchful eye on the racial purity of our music. Those white Brits should stick to white music, I suppose — or if they do play black music, they should be careful not to be too good at it. I just listened to Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down Blues” and the Rolling Stones’ cover of it (from their wonderful EXILE ON MAIN STREET, in which those crazy Brits really rock a bunch of American musical genres, including country (I’m sometimes moved to exclaim “Yee Ha!” while listening to “Torn & Frayed”)). Love ’em both. (Stones pretty good for a “minstrel show.”) Glad I don’t have Scott policing my ipod. & Scott’s choice?: “Hey Joe.” Is that of a genre built on the experiences of African Americans? I guess that’s ok because Hendrix was black. But wait! It was The Jimi Hendrix Experience — which was Hendrix plus a couple of white guys “profiteering off of a genre built on the experiences of African Americans.” (Hendrix plus a minstrel show?) Not so post-colonial after all, I guess.

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