Indeed, I have often observed the link between Middle Earth and Led Zeppelin. The songs listed on the site (all of which I have, downloaded free
) do make direct Tolkien references, which can be attributed to the interest in the occult of the band, and the LOTR's exposure in popular culture of the late 60s and early 70s.
Ah, tis among my favourite music, especially the pleasing riffs and melodies of "Over the Hills and Far Away"
Another influence upon the band, one that has not yet been documented in fact, is oneself.
Several songs contain references to my dark presence, none more so than "Ramble On", and I quote:
"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.
An obvious reference to me, as you will all no doubt agree, and it can be seen that oneself and Mr. Gollum took this woman away from Page and Plant in order to further promote the cause of evil monkish celibacy. Not that it had an impact of the Zeppelin boys, however...
, but I would like to think at least one kid out there was inspired to "Just Say No to Sex"