Filed Under (Acoustic Originals) by Jason on May-21-2009

At first I almost didn’t recognize this very different acoustic version of the beloved Led Zeppelin tune Black Dog. The whole story behind the recording is unclear, and in fact, if you go looking for answers you’ll find anything but consensus. What we do know is that it’s taken from The Slog, a late ’80s bootleg cut-up of a number of Zep standards. That’s really Plant we’re hearing; whether the guitar is Page or a mimic we may never know. But hell, it sounds like his style, and most importantly it sounds good. Sign me up.

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Toby on August 17th, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

Thanl you! I’ve been looking for this everywhere! I heard it on a bootleg many years ago but lost the tape. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the original vocal as in my opinion it works better!

Oliverr on April 20th, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

This apparently is fake, and by a band called ‘No Quarter,’
a band i have never heard of or can find any information on.
If anyone knows if this is for real, let me know!

Sane Pete on September 4th, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

These are the exact vocal parts from Zep IV which someone has sampled onto their dodgy, badly recorded guitar noodling.

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