That song has the best drum opening ever, and the beat is a classic. For me, the best Zep tune is Good Times Bad Times. Every part, singer, guitar, bass, and drums is at the master level. Most non-musicians will probably pay the most attention to the singing and guitar, but the interplay between the bass and drums is probably the most impressive part of the tune. Just listen and I hope you’ll hear what I mean. I can’t think of any bass/drum part that is better, even from Rush, which had possibly the best bass player and drummer in rock at the time they were together.
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Most people don’t think of Waits as a jazz singer, but what else to call him? He’s also got one foot in The Beat Generation. He would have been comfortable in the company of Alan Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. This is my own favorite Waits song: