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The lyrics are not the prime consideration for many, maybe most, music fans. Great lyrics are a bonus, not a requirement for me, and I think LZ lyrics really aren't that bad compared to their contemporaries. I mean if you took away the rock/pop songs without "meaningful lyrics", there wouldn't be many rock/pop songs.I never totally understood how people can overlook the utter lack of meaningful lyrics in LZ songs. Thunderous rhythm, check. Wailing solos, check. Air of charismatic mystery, check. Inspiring lyrical message, not so much.
Your gonna be one disappointed down under dude. What your fav acts do religiously, politically, morally, social & businesswise will kill a lot of enjoyment for you. The closet of a lot of rocknrollers, media and sports figures would stun us all into submission, especially the squeaky clean appearing ones. Except for Sir Paul McCartney.
Ramble On is arguably one of their best tunes, but every time I hear the "Gollum and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her" line I cringe.I never totally understood how people can overlook the utter lack of meaningful lyrics in LZ songs. Thunderous rhythm, check. Wailing solos, check. Air of charismatic mystery, check. Inspiring lyrical message, not so much.
Black Dog got heavy airplay on AM for whatever period that was back in 1972.I like em
When i was a toddler, i used to grab the vacuum cleaner hose and use it as a microphone to sing along whenever “Black Dog” came on the radio
(this was the days of FM when “Black Dog” actually _did_ get play on the radio)
Yeah, they are not all that good for the most part. Their saving grace is they aren't as all-out terrible as some other groups.
Hell, Pete Townshend is often cited as a great writer, but I wince at some of his forced rhymes. Then there is the entire Yes catalog.
I love Yes, but have NO clue what the fork Jon Anderson is singing about --unless I eat two big handfuls of 'shrooms.