Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Led Zeppelin and the evil one

Last weekend my wife and I were driving to the Giant hypermarket in Kelana Jaya and we had a Led Zeppelin CD on.

Yeah! Both of us are fans of classic rock. Anyway, while listening to one of the tracks, I thought I distinctly heard the words 'Mordor' and 'Gollum'. My wife who's like an authority on Led Zeppelin, told me that the song was 'Ramble on'.

I totally forgot about it but as I was about to go back after work, I suddenly remembered it and did some research on the net and yeah I was right.
led zeppelin II

It says here that both Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were influenced by the writings of Tolkien. Interesting!

T’was in the darkest depths of mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But gollum, and the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.

If you don't know what the heck I am talking about, I guess we come from different backgrounds and interests.

HINT: Lord of the Rings.

The full lyrics of the song here.

Another interesting link: The Led Zeppelin and JRR Tolkien Home Page

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Led Zepp II III and IV (also known as Runes) have several songs that allude to Tolkien. Check out Misty Mountain Hop.

Adam said...

Thanks Anon. Here is a great link http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2406/mmh.html
referring to the song.

Mama22Beas said...

Tabik spring to ur wife;)

R2K said...

: )

gazard said...

I'm not fans of Led Zepp but LotR is one of my favourite movie. Mordor... Gollum... in lyrics, interesting!

lillian said...

a questsion.. i'd like to RSS feed ur blog.. can't see how? am I blind or don't u have the feature?
sorry to bother u :-)

Adam said...

Lillian: I have 2 feeds, viz., http://feeds.feedburner.com/AhOkLah
and
http://ok-lah.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Jen said...

Wow! Zepplin and LOTR??? I would have never thought that the two were intertwined! Nice catch! And nice research!

Hope things have been well with you! Hope that all of the Jerry Springer blog drama on my site hasn't scared ya away.

BabyPink said...

while i like led zeppelin (i mean i listen to them), i am more of an LOTR fan. this is interesting. hehehe:)

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