Quite possibly the greatest rock song in history. Ever. It really is that good. I honestly don’t know what else to say about it. I might not actually. I’ll just say that Led Zeppelin were amazing – four absolute geniuses. The guitar solo on this song alone is better than most other songs by itself.
The studio version was good. But it’s a true masterpiece live, even when it’s not Led Zeppelin performing! My favourite version is probably the video above, live from Madison Square Garden, featured on the Song Remains The Same. But I also love the version performed by Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart, along with Jason Bonham at the Kennedy Centre Honors back in 2012. As a cover version, it is truly outstanding. You can watch that one here too:
Yet again, it’s one of those songs that is so much better performed live than any studio version.