Led Zeppelin’s "Immigrant Song"

“Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin is my favorite song of the moment and it keeps coming up in weird ways. First of all let me preface this blog with the fact that Led Zeppelin is not my usual cup of tea and I am not one of those people that has to get the lead out or anything – I just like a good rock song every now and again.

So one night while in London Jeff played the movie “School of Rock” just for background banter. There is this special part on the DVD where Jack Black talks about how he had to beg Led Zeppelin to let them use “Immigrant Song” in the movie. The song is playing when he and the kids are in the smoking van driving back from the rock contest auditions. So the song got stuck in my head.

When we came home from the airport I dug through Chris’s vinyl and CD collection and came across a double CD of Led Zeppelin with “Immigrant Song” which I promptly played. The next day I went so far as to add the song on my My Space profile. Hours later the song said “deleted by artist” so I moved onto the Gloria Jones version of “Tainted Love”. So then last night I am at Whiskey Bar with my friends and what does the DJ play but “Immigrant Song”. Not a very danceable ditty, but man is it a good one. He played Lady Sovereign too, which also made me quite happy.

So anyway that is the story of my love for a Led Zeppelin song. Oh and the picture is my hubby Chris in Berlin in front of some metal van we found.

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