8 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Bonham’s 1980 death having called a halt to Led Zeppelin’s activities, the remaining band members made still one more offering. Coda arrived two years after the drummer’s departure, and brought together outtakes and live cuts from throughout Zeppelin’s tenure. The focus is on the massive thump the group could command at will; a compact version of Ben E. King’s “We’re Gonna Groove” might have been another outfit’s hit single, while the alternate “I Can’t Quit You Babe” finds Jimmy Page shooting out a stream of wild-eyed and -hearted ideas during his solo. The quartet careens through the punk-inspired “Wearing and Tearing” and the monster blues-rocking of “Walter’s Walk.” But there’s also an early stab at their folkie mode in “Poor Tom,” and “Bonzo’s Montreux,” a kaleidoscopic Bonham showcase lovingly remixed by Page.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

John Bonham’s 1980 death having called a halt to Led Zeppelin’s activities, the remaining band members made still one more offering. Coda arrived two years after the drummer’s departure, and brought together outtakes and live cuts from throughout Zeppelin’s tenure. The focus is on the massive thump the group could command at will; a compact version of Ben E. King’s “We’re Gonna Groove” might have been another outfit’s hit single, while the alternate “I Can’t Quit You Babe” finds Jimmy Page shooting out a stream of wild-eyed and -hearted ideas during his solo. The quartet careens through the punk-inspired “Wearing and Tearing” and the monster blues-rocking of “Walter’s Walk.” But there’s also an early stab at their folkie mode in “Poor Tom,” and “Bonzo’s Montreux,” a kaleidoscopic Bonham showcase lovingly remixed by Page.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
94 Ratings
94 Ratings
Razorback9926 ,

Hey, Hey What Can I Do

Is on the deluxe version here on iTunes.

SomeGuyS0meWhere ,

WHY CAN’T I DOWNLOAD THE ARTWORK

WHY CAN’T I DOWNLOAD THE ARTWORK WHEN CLEARLY ITUNES HAS THE ALBUM

Fourzer0six ,

Another great album!

This album is just full of left overs not used in their other albums but that doesn't make them bad. These songs are awesome! From their 1969 live performance "We're Going to Groove" and "I Can't Quit You Baby (Sound Check)" sound amazing. Then their hard hitting rock songs like "Ozone Baby" and "Wearing and Tearing" reminds you they still could rock out. "Bonzo's Montreux" shows off the how John Bonham was known for his drumming. Plus "Hey Hey What Can I Do" wasn't originally on Coda. It was on the B-side of the Immigrant Song single. It was only on Coda for a short period of time before it got removed off.

1. We're Going to Groove: (9/10); This is one of the songs taken from their 1969 tours. The song is perfectly named because halfway through the song you will be grooving to the song.

2. Poor Tom: (10/10); I can't believe that this is Led Zeppelin's least bought song! It as an acoustic guitar and an upbeat feeling. It's ironic though because it's about a guy finding out his wife has been cheating on him so he kills her.

3. I Can't Quit a You Baby (Sound Check): (6/10) This one is another song from their 1969 tour. I think it focuses on Jimmy Page's Guitar and Robert Plant's voice but it's just the original "I Can't Quit You Baby" from Led Zeppelin 1. That's why it isn't higher.

4. Walter's Walk: (9/10); This is the closest thing we ever got if John Bonham didn't die in 1980. If he didn't die this is what their next album would of sounded like. The only reason I say this is because Robert Plant sings this in 1982. He sounds amazing and it kind of gives you a bitter sweet feeling for Led Zeppelin.

5. Ozone Baby: (8/10); I really like the riff of the song. I remember this being on the radio a few times when I was little. I think that's why I like this song. Maybe you won't like it but the riff is familiar.

6. Darlene: (4/10); Yawn. This song is boring. The riff is repetitive and boring, the singing it lacking.

7. Bonzo's Montreux: (10/10); This is a song that is dedicated to the legend, John Bonham. It has a "Moby Dick" feel but without the opening guitar. There is no guitar just Bonzo (and some weird noises). This shows off why John Bonham was what he was. Shows how strong he can get by playing drums. His work here is amazing and I've never heard him pound of his drums so fast in some parts. If you're a big fan of John Bonham, you'll like this song.

8. Wearing and Tearing: (10/10); God this song is too good. It's also super unknown! This song is amazing! The guitar is amazing, the riff is amazing, the way how everyone is working together on here is amazing. When Robert Plant sings "You know" over and over again it sounds amazing. My foot always taps when I'm listening to this song. This sounds like they made this when Led Zeppelin was making "In Through The Outdoor" and I wish they put this on here.

Bonus. Hey Hey, What Can I Do?: (15/10); I gave it this rating because this one of Led Zeppelin's best songs ever. The guitar work is amazing but the who takes the show is Robert Plant. He's singing here is on point. He's singing in a low voice which always sounds good especially when there's acoustic. I know it's on Immigrant song b-side but it was on Coda once.

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