226. Steven Hyden on Led Zeppelin IV, Zeppelin's influence and losing our classic rock gods

Uproxx rock critic, Celebration Rock podcast host and author of 'You're Favorite Band is Killing Me', Steven Hyden is one of most erudite and compelling analysts of classic rock mythology. He joins me to talk about one of the elephant albums in the room, 'Led Zeppelin IV'. We talk about why it's easily the best Zeppelin album but rarely chosen as a fan favorite, argue about Zeppelin's influence on subsequent generations of rock bands, lament and analyze the passing of our rock heroes and why Tom Petty's passing was such a shock, are bemused at Stairway to Heaven's prom anthem status and get it why Zeppelin pulled off a style that borders on self-parody and made it magic. My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins. If you’ve got any feedback or suggestions, drop us a line at myfavoritealbumpodcast@gmail.com.

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