When putting together a classic rock band, there are certain elements that automatically spring to mind. There's usually a great guitar player who writes the riffs, a wildman behind the drumkit, and a singer who has a stratospheric scream. Though there are many bands who incorporate those elements, each of those attributes make up the crux of Led Zeppelin.
Forming from the ashes of Jimmy Page's stint with the Yardbirds, the band's style quickly grew from simple blues plagiarism to some of the hardest rock ever put out. Across their discography, the band left no stone unturned as they incorporated everything from world music to folk to blues to classical into their musical identity.
While much of their output is mandatory listening for rock musicians, there is definitely a select few cuts from this band that have set the standard for hard rock. Every Led Zeppelin release is definitely worth a listen, but some of the individual tracks they've made are enough for any other band's entire career. These are the all-time classic songs to come from the band that exuded classic rock.
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