Although they’re not technically a metal band, Jimmy page’s guitar riffage, Robert Plant’s howls, and John Bonham’s animalistic drumming made Led Zeppelin one of the hardest-rocking bands of the late ’60s and ’70s, and left us all wanting more when they broke up in 1980 following Bonham’s death. Now that hunger will finally be fed because the upcoming deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin II will include the never-before-released instrumental track that the band recorded back in 1969 called “La La.” This old gem has surfaced online due to the fact that the reissue will be out on Tuesday (3). The track remains unfinished and highlights guitarist Jimmy Page’s acoustic moments as well as his experimental riffs on electric. The song grooves just like all of the famous hits from Zeppelin and is led primarily by funky, melodic organ lines. Towards the end you can even hear the faint, echoing “yeah’s” coming from Robert Plant.
Led Zeppelin is in the first stage of re-releasing their entire catalogue, with the first three albums coming this week. Every deluxe edition contains a bonus disc filled with unreleased recordings. The first album, Led Zeppelin, contains a full live set the group recorded in Paris, the second album, Led Zeppelin II, includes different mixes of five of the songs on the album as well as two instrumental versions of songs and “La La,” and Led Zeppelin III holds seven studio outtakes, instrumental recordings of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” and “Out on the Tiles” as well as blues medleys of “Trouble in Mind” and “Key to the Highway.” Even though the band is swimming in reissues and releases of old material, singer Robert Plant says that touring is out of the question at this point. He says, “I’m not part of a jukebox.” For all the Zeppelin fans out there that are upset about this, don’t be. Led Zeppelin has given people vigorous music that still carries on today and they are even sharing with the public all of their previously unreleased material. What more could you ask for?