Label: Atlantic - ATL 40 037,Atlantic - 40 037,Atlantic - SD 8236 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Named after the whale in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melvilleit was also known by the alternate titles "Pat's Delight" early — version with completely different guitar riff and "Over the Top" with "Out on the Tiles" intro section and original closing reprise during various points of the band's career.
The Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II emerged after Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer Jimmy Page would often catch drummer John Bonham jamming in the studio, recorded parts of it and then pieced it all together. Only Page Fraun, Fraun, Fraun - Various - Kleeblatt № 15 - Rock Pop Rock bassist John Paul Jones play the tune's Drop-D blues -based riff with Bonham's drums—as a power trio —at the very beginning and the very end of the tune, leaving the remainder open for Bonham alone.
The structure of the main riff is that of the twelve-bar blues. Singer Robert Plant did not sing at all and in concert would simply introduce Bonham to the audience before the tune started. Studio outtakes from the Led Zeppelin II sessions reveal that the drum solo recorded was edited Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II from a much longer version.
Bonham's drum solo was often played at Led Zeppelin concerts from the first North American tour in Novemberbeing his solo performance showcase on concert tours through Over this period it went through three different name changes. During their early — tours it was known as "Pat's Delight" a reference to Bonham's wifefrom — it was "Moby Dick" and during Led Zeppelin's North American Tour it was "Over the Inner Shape (Meat Remix) - Shenoda - Inner Shape as the solo began with the opening riff to " Out on the Tiles " before segueing into a lengthy drum solo in the same time ending with a "Moby Dick" riff.
When played live, Bonham's drum solo would last as little Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II 6 minutes or, more frequently, as long as 30 minutes, while the rest of the band would leave the stage after having played the introduction. It was also included on the film's accompanying soundtrack. Both of them were cut to a shorter version. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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