Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag. Julian tells the stories behind his hits "Valotte" and "Too Late for Goodbyes," and fills us in on his many non-musical pursuits. Also: what MTV meant to his career. Eddie played by Johnny Depp in the video found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better. Toggle navigation Welcome Guest.
Named after the whale in the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville , it was also known by the alternate titles "Pat's Delight" early — version with completely different guitar riff and "Over the Top" with "Out on the Tiles" intro section and original closing reprise during various points of the band's career. The tune emerged after Led Zeppelin guitarist and producer Jimmy Page would often catch drummer John Bonham jamming in the studio, recorded parts of it and then pieced it all together. Only Page and bassist John Paul Jones play the tune's Drop-D blues -based riff with Bonham's drums—as a power trio —at the very beginning and the very end of the tune, leaving the remainder open for Bonham alone. The structure of the main riff is that of the twelve-bar blues. Singer Robert Plant did not sing at all and in concert would simply introduce Bonham to the audience before the tune started.
Jimmy Page performing live onstage, playing his Gibson Les Paul guitar. On the In Through the Out Door seven-minute opener, Page augments his guitar with a Gizmotron, Jones plays Abba-fied synth, Plant wails about loneliness and Bonham makes like a crocked wildebeest. It's a nice marriage of Jones' love of electronics and the band's innate rock power, as well as its last sweeping anthem. With a winding synthesizer solo by Jones, the majestic "All My Love" is one of only two Zeppelin songs not written or co-written by Page.