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Coda

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
An odds-and-sods collection assembled after John Bonham's death, Coda is predictably a hit-or-miss affair. The best material comes from later in Led Zeppelin's career, including the ringing folk stomp of "Poor Tom," the jacked-up '50s rock & roll of "Ozone Baby," and their response to punk rock, the savage "Wearing and Tearing." The rest of the album -- sadly including the Bonham showcase "Bonzo's Montreux" -- is average, despite the presence of some stellar playing, especially on the early blues-rock blitzkrieg "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "We're Gonna Groove."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
An odds-and-sods collection assembled after John Bonham's death, Coda is predictably a hit-or-miss affair. The best material comes from later in Led Zeppelin's career, including the ringing folk stomp of "Poor Tom," the jacked-up '50s rock & roll of "Ozone Baby," and their response to punk rock, the savage "Wearing and Tearing." The rest of the album -- sadly including the Bonham showcase "Bonzo's Montreux" -- is average, despite the presence of some stellar playing, especially on the early blues-rock blitzkrieg "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "We're Gonna Groove."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/1994
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075679244444
  • Catalog Number: 92444

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 We're Gonna Groove (2:38)
  2. 2 Poor Tom (3:02)
  3. 3 I Can't Quit You Baby (4:18)
  4. 4 Walter's Walk (4:31)
  5. 5 Ozone Baby (3:35)
  6. 6 Darlene (5:07)
  7. 7 Bonzo's Montreux (4:18)
  8. 8 Wearing and Tearing (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Led Zeppelin Primary Artist
Jimmy Page Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Robert Plant Harmonica, Vocals
John Paul Jones Bass, Piano, Keyboards
John Bonham Drums
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Ben E. King Composer
Jimmy Page Composer, Producer, Contributor, Electronic Treatments
Robert Plant Composer
John Paul Jones Composer
James Albert Bethea Composer
John Bonham Composer
Stuart Epps Engineer
Andy Johns Engineer
Eddie Kramer Engineer
Vic Maile Engineer
Leif Mases Engineer
John Luard Timperley Engineer
Leif Masses Engineer
John Timperly Engineer
Peter Grant Producer, Executive Producer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For Zeppelin and Bonham fans

    Coda is for the serious collector, or any John Bonham fan. The true pleasure in the album is hearing Bonham play drums. In general, the later songs have a driving rhythm, with catchy and unique drumbeats. Songs "We're Gonna Groove" and "Poor Tom" are great examples of Bonham's technique. Other examples include "Walter's Walk" and "Wearing and Tearing" that would be lesser songs without Bonham's talent. "Bonzo's Montreux", while a nice recognition for Bonham, doesn't match "Moby Dick" for drumming skills. Overall, a great album to fill out the Led Zeppelin collection or to hear how average songs can be made great by an excellent drummer and top-notch musicians. The album probably won't be a repeat play for casual rock fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All the other reviewers must be on drugs

    I dont see anyway you could rate this album badly. They probably only heard the previews. Besides it's Zeppelin how could you not like it? I agree it's not Led Zeppelin II or anything but it's definetaly worth the price. "Poor Tom" is an interesting tune. "we're Gonna Groove" is sweet (you can see it in concert on How the West Was Won [the DVD thing]).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Difinetly for the real fans...

    This album is not recommended for plain Zeppelin fans. They would be too picky for the sound and the songs. I think some of these songs are alright. We're Gonna Goove isn't bad, it is probably the best on the album. Wearing and Tearing and Ozone Baby is pretty good to. But this album in nothing compared to their debut album, or their cult hit album, or their other albums. If you are a casual fan who likes only Stairway to Haven,Good Times Bad Times,etc, then this not for you. If you are a die-hard fan like me and other thousands of fans, then you might consider it. If you are just a plain nimrod who doesn't understand if music is played right or not then you would probably love this

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I can quit listening this album.

    'Coda' is definitely the worst Led Zeppelin album. The tracks are too simple, for example in 'Darlene' the first minute is just "Darlene, oh baby bay Darlene". It is so boring to hear and it is chorus! This is just an album where tracks are out-takes from the first albums.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    For the real fans...

    As one would expect from a leftovers collection, this is not a stellar achievement. When the band is Led Zeppelin, however, the leftovers end up being fairly good in actuality. 'Ozone Baby', 'Darlene', 'Walter's Walk' are all competent hard rockers, and 'Wearing and Tearing' proved they could still blow down the walls when they wanted to. 'Poor Tom' is catchy too. Casual fans - those who only like 'Whole Lotta Love' and 'Stairway to Heaven' - probably won't be interested in this. For the dedicated fan, though, no collection is complete without this consistently average leftover pile.

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