No Quarter


Led Zeppelin, being mythical. If they hadn’t been so damn good, they’d have been silly. They were always just on the precipice of Spinal Tap territory, with their constant references to Tolkien and Norse mythology, but by the force of their conviction they managed to avoid being ridiculous. They also managed to validate and glamorize those nerdy things. Their brand of cool has proved to be enduring, too; decades gone and high schools are still full of boys with Robert Plant ringlets and occult amulets, debating the minutiae of Middle Earth and the comparative value of various guitar strings. It’s a way of life.

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