The Anthem Challenge is simple in task but complex in choice. Ten anthems over ten days that mean something in your life. Say a bit about each and add a ping back to me so that I can see what you’ve chosen. This is day 6 for me and, true to the cause, here’s my ping back to Alfred’s Almanac who started everything off.
Anthem #6 – Led Zeppelin – Four Sticks
When I got my first copy of Led Zep IV I was so proud of it that I carried it around with me, even taking it to school from time to time. I had an old Dansette in my bedroom which was great, but my Dad’s Garrard Stereogramme was infinitely louder. And ‘Four Sticks’ at top volume on a summer’s day blasting out into a respectable suburban street was something else. It might not have endeared my parents long-suffering neighbours to me much. But, to an impressionable long-haired 14-year old in the early 1970’s, it was heaven.
Still is – although not quite so loud through open windows these days!
In case you’re interested, here are my earlier anthems with pick-back links
- Patti Smith – Because the Night – 19 October
- Cozy Powell – Na Na Na – 20 October
- Steve Howe – Australia – 21 October
- Ten Years After – I’m Going Home – 22 October
- Rory Gallagher – Bullfrog Blues – 23 October