Get the Led (Out)
Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species on DVD August 8, 2006
Here's a bit of our youth, although the era this DVD covers even predates us.
MVD Visual and Sexy Intellectual are pleased to announce the home viewing release of Led Zeppelin: The Origin of the Species for U.S. distribution on DVD. This sounds very interesting to us.
This 70-minute film covers the years of struggling before Led Zeppelin, including the session studios and amateur band scene of the 1960s. It then focuses on the modest success of outfits like The Yardbirds and Band of Joy, and eventually culminates in the formation of Led Zeppelin, the first two albums, international acclaim and popularity. It features exceptional musical performances, obscure footage, uncommon interviews, and rarely seen photographs.
The program is injected with review, comment, criticism and insight from; Alan Clayson, author of The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin – How Why and Where It All Began; Chris Welch, former Melody Maker journalist; Keith Altham, ex-1960s NME editor; Chris Dreja, Yardbirds guitarist; and many more.
Featuring Live and Studio Recordings of these Classics: Whole Lotta Love, Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused, Communication, Breakdown, and Rock and Roll.
1. “The Story of the Yardbirds”
2. “The Hardest Led Zeppelin Quiz In The World Ever”
3. “Beyond DVD”
4. Contributor biographies