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Led Zeppelin — Heartbreaker
Album: Led Zeppelin II
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Released: 1969
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hey, fellas, have ya heard the news
Ya know that Annie's back in town
It won't take long, just watch and see
All the fellas lay their money down
Her style is new but the face the same as it was so long ago
But from her eyes, a different smile like of the one who knows

Well, it's been ten years or maybe more
Since I first set eyes on you
The best years of my life gone by, here I am alone and blue
Some people cry and some people die by the wicked ways of love
But I'll just keep on rollin' along
With the grace from the Lord above

People talkin' all around 'bout the way you left me flat
I don't care what the people say, I know where their jive is at
One thing I do have on my mind
If you could clarify, please do
It's the way you call me another guy's name
When I try to make love to you, yeah
I try to make love, it ain't no use
Give it to me, give it

Mm, worked so hard I couldn't unwind, get some money saved
Abuse my love a thousand times however hard I tried
Heartbreaker, your time has come, can't take your evil way
Go away you heartbreaker, heartbreaker, heartbreaker, heart
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 idiot_wind wrote:
The guitar work is still jaw dropping, ain't it?
 

YUPP.
If i hear a Zep song on the radio or some other crap device I instantly turn it off.  I always want to save it for when I am in front of my own rig.  

I particularly love Jones organ affect on this or whatever it is he is playing.
 fraserji wrote:
God, please, no more Zeppelin. 
 

Shut up and go put on a Dave Mathews CD.
Still can't listen to this without hearing the version by Dread Zeppelin in my head.
 lizardking wrote:
Sophomore-album mediocrity?  Not to my ears....though it would be good to hear an instrumental number, like "Bonzo's Montreux" for instance, so I'm half in agreement with you....though it's the lesser half....still have this one at a 9 (and the next track too of course0 and LONG LIVE RP!!
 
I smell trolling in the original post.  This is a 10 for anyone.

Had to buy a second copy of this album after a couple of years.  The first one was far too scratched and gouged ...

Thank goodness for Ahmet Ertegun's musical vision!

<edit 2 mins later>  and THANKS FOR THE SEGUE TO LIVING LOVING MAID!
 nate917 wrote:
Sophomore-album mediocrity all the way. Fortunately, none of them can stand Robert Plant, so there's little risk of them dropping a new batch of caterwauling.

Bill, how about queueing up some instrumental tracks from these guys.
 
Sophomore-album mediocrity?  Not to my ears....though it would be good to hear an instrumental number, like "Bonzo's Montreux" for instance, so I'm half in agreement with you....though it's the lesser half....still have this one at a 9 (and the next track too of course0 and LONG LIVE RP!!
just listen to Page's rifts. There is no or very little sound mixing or filtering on this song. 

Less is more.   
Sophomore-album mediocrity all the way. Fortunately, none of them can stand Robert Plant, so there's little risk of them dropping a new batch of caterwauling.

Bill, how about queueing up some instrumental tracks from these guys.
I know what's for dinner tonight...

BEANS
Getting the LED out!!!  
NO OTHER BAND can write and play metal like Led Zep!
 PeterMC3 wrote:

Stinking Abba lover...
 

A track on one of the best albums of all time.
Bought it back then and never tire of hearing it!
Majestic Rock!
 idiot_wind wrote:
The guitar work is still jaw dropping, ain't it?
 
The precisely orchestrated mayhem of JPJ's arrangements are unsurpassed.
Its Friday afternoon, and I'm trying to write a NSF proposal  on predictive modeling.  

Not sure if this  song is helping or hurting.  
The guitar work is still jaw dropping, ain't it?
Damn near 50 years on and still gives me goose bumps
Never get tired of Zeppelin. Ok, maybe I'm tired of Stairway to Heaven but that's it. I love that you guys keep the the love for LZ and for Robert Plant and all the new stuff he's doing. You guys have my heart!
 
Hey...is this Arcade Fire?  

OK...I stopped laughing now.  
{#Bananajam} Seriously getting the Led out!!! More please!!!
 stangalbraith wrote:
More LZ! How can you beat the searing guitar, driving bass, crashing powerful drumming and superlative singing!

 
Ponderous.  Starting to show its age.  Not sure I can give it any more than a 6 now.
Please.... more Zeppelin!
 fraserji wrote:
God, please, no more Zeppelin. 

 
Stinking Abba lover...
God, please, no more Zeppelin. 
 aspicer wrote:
Heard this literally thousands of times and yet it still is just so damn legendary and brilliant....

 
I am in total agreement!
Just turned you on as this was starting.

I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Heard this literally thousands of times and yet it still is just so damn legendary and brilliant....
More LZ! How can you beat the searing guitar, driving bass, crashing powerful drumming and superlative singing!
 parttime wrote:
1976.... High School.... This song... Air guitar.... good times...
 
Bill, at his computer, air-guitar to hand, head-lashing to this one.

Could happen.

 VH1 wrote:
There is much to much LZ being played here. Just now - three songs in a row is too much! LZ and Bob Dylan are being overplayed here by a long mile! {#Stop}

 
You cannot play Heartbreaker without following it up with Living Loving Maid.
That breaks all rules of coolness.
This is soooooo raw. You can here the buzz feedback on Pages's guitar. 
 stalfnzo wrote:
I bought my first pair of headphones back in 1969 just for this album. 

OK, actually my parents insisted on the headphones because they couldn't stand me playing it at full volume.

 
And now you know "the rest of the story"{#Bananajam}
I bought my first pair of headphones back in 1969 just for this album. 

OK, actually my parents insisted on the headphones because they couldn't stand me playing it at full volume.
{#Devil_pimp}
 VH1 wrote:
There is much to much LZ being played here. Just now - three songs in a row is too much! LZ and Bob Dylan are being overplayed here by a long mile! {#Stop}

 
Three tracks of Zep or Zimmy is not too much.

I think RP does not do Cliff Richard though!
There is much to much LZ being played here. Just now - three songs in a row is too much! LZ and Bob Dylan are being overplayed here by a long mile! {#Stop}
Just what I needed to end the work day!
Thanks Bill!
Livin Loving Maid
Next song is what?
Uh Yea, that was a change of pace following cello music.
 LPCity wrote:

You're either way too old or way too young to make such an uninformed comment.

 
{#Ask} Every time I see you you're either alone or with someone else.

The person you responded to is about a year younger than you are.
1976.... High School.... This song... Air guitar.... good times...
Ahhhhhhhh

Thank you to all who made this possible!

Rock on brothers and sisters 
 Ulises wrote:

You're telling us 'cause you got high from listening to it. Just ask idiot_wind.

 
Ah, cleaning a quarter on the album cover, saving the seeds for a "roadside planting" and then rolling the whole thing up for the after party.

Sweet Jesus. 
 jvalatka wrote:
After the heavy double-time instrumental section ends, you can hear Satan shudder with delight in the silence just before the band begins the final verse.  {#Twisted}  Heh heh heh heh heh,,,,
 

 
GO TO JAYZUSS U HEATHENS!!!  {#Fire}  {#Pray}
 ThePoose wrote:
I bought this LP when it came out, in my last year of high school. I had no idea what was on it: I bought the record because I thought it would make me cool to bring this to a party. But I loaned it to a friend and never got it back. Why am I telling you all this?

 
You're telling us 'cause you got high from listening to it. Just ask idiot_wind.
I bought this LP when it came out, in my last year of high school. I had no idea what was on it: I bought the record because I thought it would make me cool to bring this to a party. But I loaned it to a friend and never got it back. Why am I telling you all this?
GENIUS
I'm telling you all...you can get "high" listening to this stuff.  
Nice....And three cheers for Bill - as you can NEVER play Heartbreaker without playing Living Loving too.  It's the creme in the Oreo cookie...Thanks Bill.{#Fire} {#Arghhh} {#Razz}
After the heavy double-time instrumental section ends, you can hear Satan shudder with delight in the silence just before the band begins the final verse.  {#Twisted}  Heh heh heh heh heh,,,,
 
thank you sir

Oh shit I am dancing in my cubicle    {#Bananajam}   {#Roflol}
Ah c'mon...these guys (who ever they are) are just copying Foo Fighters and Smashing Pumpkins.

Play more of these bands. They are "real RnR". 

 
so energetical:-). {#Dancingbanana_2}
 dpvest wrote:

ex girlfriend?  

 
{#Cheers} {#Roflol}
Hey, fellas, have ya heard the  breaking news : Tool Dress Up as Led Zeppelin.{#Surprised}



 LizK wrote:

He did the VERY SAME THING TODAY. My policy is to giive Little Richard an hour to let it all out.

 
Heartbreaker without Living Loving Maid is heresy!
 xtalman wrote:
Wow ending and segue to Little Richard was not what I was expecting.

 
He did the VERY SAME THING TODAY. My policy is to giive Little Richard an hour to let it all out.
 kingart wrote:
Great music, classic, but the older I get the more laughable these songs about lovelorn, genitalia-whipped low-down dudes seem to get. Another classic of the genre, Bluest Blues by Alvin Lee, has a most fantabulous closing guitar solo — and several preceding minutes of a guy about to die because his baby split suddenly and left him alone. Maybe if he stopped being an depressive asshat he wouldn't have that problem. Or, he was a smart right guy who chose the wrong leg and so he should up his game. 

 
I think it was yesterday I read a reply to a post like this...

"Jaded and cynical. "

Hmmmm ... can't quite recall who wrote that, now.  {#Think}
wow,ancient thoughts,  second LP I bought in 69? 68? yikes! lol but still kicks ass! 
 
Great music, classic, but the older I get the more laughable these songs about lovelorn, genitalia-whipped low-down dudes seem to get. Another classic of the genre, Bluest Blues by Alvin Lee, has a most fantabulous closing guitar solo — and several preceding minutes of a guy about to die because his baby split suddenly and left him alone. Maybe if he stopped being an depressive asshat he wouldn't have that problem. Or, he was a smart right guy who chose the wrong leg and so he should up his game. 
Wow ending and segue to Little Richard was not what I was expecting.
 Keef wrote:
The ring tone on my phone...thought someone was calling when it started. 
 
ex girlfriend?  
Some brilliant moments drowned in white boy wank.
Their best album by far, many thanks Bill!
 idiot_wind wrote:
What the heck is that sound? It's....it's...

a RnR band in it's prime with a kick ass lead guitar player, a vocalist that defined hard rock vocals, a bass player that never lost the groove, and a drummer who plays with sledge hammer arms.

And their music was never over-produced  or mover-mixed. You can hear the squeaks with the fingers on the strings and the cracks in the vocal chords.

God...what F&^$%# happened to this music form?   
 

 
blame it on the record labels churning out pop muzak, pro tools, auto tune, modern technology etc....
 KevinM wrote:
Justa Buncha Noise

 
YOU GOT THAT RIGHT BROTHER, WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! ONE ROCKIN' BUNCHA NOISE MAN THAT KICKS ASS!
What the heck is that sound? It's....it's...

a RnR band in it's prime with a kick ass lead guitar player, a vocalist that defined hard rock vocals, a bass player that never lost the groove, and a drummer who plays with sledge hammer arms.

And their music was never over-produced  or mover-mixed. You can hear the squeaks with the fingers on the strings and the cracks in the vocal chords.

God...what F&^$%# happened to this music form?   
 
 KevinM wrote:
Justa Buncha Noise

 
You're either way too old or way too young to make such an uninformed comment.
The ring tone on my phone...thought someone was calling when it started. 
 GawgaBoy wrote:

wore the grooves out of my record I played it so often... and yes, we called them records not vinyls.

and Bill, I agree with Dave, they flowed together on the album.  It's quite the letdown when it doesn't follow.

 
I had this on cassette, and Heartbreaker was at the end of side one and LLM was the beginning of side two, so they obviously didn't flow there.  I was confused for a while when I'd hear them played together.

I had that cassette in my car playing continuously for about a year, just looping through.  I was in college at the time and didn't drive a lot, but when I was in there, that was my driving soundtrack. Then I spent a year with Physical Graffiti.  Then my roomate took it out to play some gangster rap of some sort and left it on the seat on a hot summer day and that was the end of that.

LOL, Had to laugh at "6:30 on a Sunday morning" crack. My thoughts are that's when you need it most!
I have all those led songs so imbedded into my mind. They have become a part of me. They take me to so many times and places in my past. Instant feel better. Best medicine ever.
Led Forever.


 idiot_wind wrote:
How old is this freakin song and how come most bands today (40 years later) can't come close this kind of hard RnR sound?  

 
Because a lot of them are trying to impress people with hyper-speed tempos and the ugliest power chords they can dream up. That's not musicianship.
 Who is Jesus? GeorgeMWoods wrote:
But at 6:30 ( California time) on a Sunday morning? Jesus!

 


Hey fellas, have you heard the news?
This tune still gives me goose bumps.   {#Guitarist}
 {#Hearteyes}  {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes}

The heart wants what it wants....
 idiot_wind wrote:
How old is this freakin song and how come most bands today (40 years later) can't come close this kind of hard RnR sound?  

  It's not just hard, but heavy.


But at 6:30 ( California time) on a Sunday morning? Jesus!
 prophetzarquon wrote:

cracking segue grommit - black keys to LZ

The original has it all though

 
Penguin pointing gun at Gromit from "The Wrong Trousers"

Needs more cowbell. 
Yeah, Could use Livin Lovin too. But great anyway.
Nice segue Bill
{#Bananajam}..... "O U T S T A N D I N G"  stuff
Justa Buncha Noise
 adpucci wrote:
one of my favouritest Led Zep songs EVER.

 A least the first half of it.


It's good not to hear "LLM" right after this one for a change.
 Zeito wrote:
How comes the ends is cuts off? {#Stupid} {#Hungry} {#Guitarist}
 
Because it's supposed to segue directly into the next track.  Back in the 80's many of the AOR radio stations in the US played "Heartbreaker" and "Living Loving Maid" together.  But RP seems to play only "Heartbreaker." 
one of my favouritest Led Zep songs EVER.
fukkin A!!!

Super every time 

cracking segue grommit - black keys to LZ

The original has it all though
Every rock band that has ever existed wants to be Led Zeppelin
For all that's been heard and said about LZ, nothing still rocks like they do!
How comes the ends is cuts off? {#Stupid} {#Hungry} {#Guitarist}
 GawgaBoy wrote:

wore the grooves out of my record I played it so often... and yes, we called them records not vinyls.

and Bill, I agree with Dave, they flowed together on the album.  It's quite the letdown when it doesn't follow.


 
I think I was 15 before I even knew they were separate songs.



How old is this freakin song and how come most bands today (40 years later) can't come close this kind of hard RnR sound?  
I vote to let it play through.  (Like this is a democracy or something.)
 DaveInVA wrote:
They ruin this without playing Living Loving Maid(She's Just a Woman) after it...
 
wore the grooves out of my record I played it so often... and yes, we called them records not vinyls.

and Bill, I agree with Dave, they flowed together on the album.  It's quite the letdown when it doesn't follow.
They ruin this without playing Living Loving Maid(She's Just a Woman) after it...
 JPCon wrote:
 
are you still bowing JP?

Zep deserves such adulation! 
:notworthy: