View Full Version : The intro to zep's Back Dog a dog panting?
10-11-2008, 07:11 AM
I can't believe i've heard this song probably a thousand times since bought Zep 4 like 30 years ago and i always just though it was a cool little throw away scraping guitar sound that Jimmy came up with to start the song but now I hear a panting dog. This would make sense obviously with the title of the song but also the outright horniness of Plant's lyrics. The supposed backword masking on Stairway is stupid bulshit but I think this is probably page aproximating the sound of a panting dog as best he can with a guitar. Has anyone heard this mentioned before? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdlg3Q0NzJo So yah or nay?
10-11-2008, 07:16 AM
10-11-2008, 07:32 AM
Ok then i'm not crazy then.. or at least not about this. I just can't believe it's not common knowledge among zepheads.
10-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Never heard that theory. FWIW, Page never played that intro live in the career of Led Zeppelin. He always played the "Out On The Tiles" intro leading up to Plant's vocals.
10-11-2008, 12:26 PM
Yeah, I just checked and it sounds like a dog panting.
10-12-2008, 05:36 AM
He always played the "Out On The Tiles" intro leading up to Plant's vocals.
And thank Jeebus that he did. Fuck I love those live versions.
10-12-2008, 05:41 AM
Oh and yeah, I can sorta hear the dog panting. But then at the very end of the intro, it speeds up, and sounds more like a plectrum stroking up and down a guitar string...
Sweet little puzzle there.
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