#365DaysOfWriting — Day 338

Taking out the Led

I first heard of Led Zeppelin’s music only in 2003 – thanks to the School of Rock movie.

I was already 18 by then.

And the only English music I had exposure to till then was Michael Jackson, Bryan Adams, Queen, Tina Turner, Prince (Only Purple Rain), boy bands like Backstreet Boys, and OSTs from John Williams mostly. I discovered Led Zeppelin when I was 18, and David Bowie only when I was 21 (again in a movie – The Prestige).

I like most of their songs.

Stairway to Heaven, Kashmir, Over the Hills and Far Away, Black Dog, and Dazed and Confused are some of my favourites. But the Immigrant Song stayed with me the longest – also probably had to do with the fact that I had a fascination for Norse Gods from childhood (I actually looked up Loki after the Mask movie).

Why am I talking about them today though?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would’ve seen the Thor Ragnarok trailer that hit the Internet today. It features Cate Blanchett as Hela (stay still my beating heart) crushing the Mjolnir to pieces as the Immigrant Song plays in the background. It (the trailer) proceeds to have a very funky vibe even with all the destruction happening. This treatment automatically made the movie shift to the top of my must-watch list this year.

Movies are making great use of classic songs in their trailers.

Suicide Squad was another movie that used Bohemian Rhapsody in the trailer. What makes me happy about this is the fact that the current generation gets to know of these classics, and hopefully, they’ll like it. There is magic in rock and roll, after all. They just used the Hammer of the Gods to smash the hype through the roof.

Rock and roll for life!

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