8 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

John Bonham’s 1980 death having called a halt to Led Zeppelin’s activities, the remaining band members made still one more offering. Coda arrived two years after the drummer’s departure, and brought together outtakes and live cuts from throughout Zeppelin’s tenure. The focus is on the massive thump the group could command at will; a compact version of Ben E. King’s “We’re Gonna Groove” might have been another outfit’s hit single, while the alternate “I Can’t Quit You Babe” finds Jimmy Page shooting out a stream of wild-eyed and -hearted ideas during his solo. The quartet careens through the punk-inspired “Wearing and Tearing” and the monster blues-rocking of “Walter’s Walk.” But there’s also an early stab at their folkie mode in “Poor Tom,” and “Bonzo’s Montreux,” a kaleidoscopic Bonham showcase lovingly remixed by Page.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

John Bonham’s 1980 death having called a halt to Led Zeppelin’s activities, the remaining band members made still one more offering. Coda arrived two years after the drummer’s departure, and brought together outtakes and live cuts from throughout Zeppelin’s tenure. The focus is on the massive thump the group could command at will; a compact version of Ben E. King’s “We’re Gonna Groove” might have been another outfit’s hit single, while the alternate “I Can’t Quit You Babe” finds Jimmy Page shooting out a stream of wild-eyed and -hearted ideas during his solo. The quartet careens through the punk-inspired “Wearing and Tearing” and the monster blues-rocking of “Walter’s Walk.” But there’s also an early stab at their folkie mode in “Poor Tom,” and “Bonzo’s Montreux,” a kaleidoscopic Bonham showcase lovingly remixed by Page.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

BomarJr ,

Underrated with a Couple of Gems

It's unfortunate that they're many fans who write off this album as unimportant and nothing special. The couple of "cleaned" up tracks from their Royal Albert Hall performance (We're Gonna Groove and I Can't Quit You Baby), a studio outtake from their 3rd album (Poor Tom) and Zeppelin's answer to punk rock (Wearing and Tearing), makes Coda worth a purchace for any fan. Only downside; this DOES NOT include the tracks from the 1993 re-release, which is a shame because White Summer and Hey Hey What Can I Do are some of my favorite.

Zepfan97 ,

What?

Where's "Hey Hey, What Can I Do"? It's normally on the Coda album?

Rickwyman ,

What are you people talking about?

A real Zeppelin fan knows that "Hey hey what can I do?" Is not and never was on the album Coda. You either need to find the Immigrant Song single and flip it over or buy one of the box sets that Include it.

All albums get 5-stars.

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