By Chris Charlesworth
From Elvis Presley's solar classes to Radiohead's okay desktop, here's the superior of rock and dad song of the 20 th Century. Former 'Melody Maker' editor Chris Charlesworth enlisted 17 different tune writers/journalists to select 25 albums that "defined their period, driven the limits a section or...simply bought in such large amounts that they're most unlikely to ignore." (That explains why 'Abba Gold' is included).
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43 The importance of this view of music is in the idea of its spiritual possibilities, the depth of spiritual experience that was thought possible through listening to or making music, its capacity for profound meaning. In this respect, the aesthetic of some progressive rock musicians and their audience is not unlike that prevalent strain of nineteenth-century thought in which music was considered as a substitute for religious experience. In trying to decode this experience it is easy to trivialize it or to interpret it too narrowly.
61 The second part of Page's guitar solo (the "fast" solo) brings the piece to a climax. In live performance, this solo was marked by juxtapositions of a wide variety of musical styles—from funk to folk, blues, and rock—with no transition from one to the other. Page loves to try on one musical idea, explore it for a moment, and then abandon it for another, without an intervening transition. A perhaps less violent manifestation of this stylistic juxtaposition is a hallmark of several Led Zeppelin songs, the earliest being "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" on the first album, which alternates between acoustic and electric sections.
In the case of "San Francisco," the mode has been changed from Mixolydian to Aeolian, and Plant confines himself to the narrow melodic range of a fifth. One of the most striking differences between the melody Plant sings and that of the original is the first interval: instead of the bright leap of a maj or sixth, Plant sings a minor third. The lyrics have transported him to a different time and place, both recalling the same Utopia: that of the counterculture, as represented by the two powerful symbols of San Francisco and Woodstock.