Whole Lotta Love

It is a constant surprise to see where the music of the 60’s and 70’s ends up, this time in  a Christian Dior commercial featuring Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson.

While still a commercial, selling an image and a product, this one must be considered more of a short film, artfully done by Romain Gavras.

But it’s Zeppelin, and one of the most provocative songs ever, leaving little to the imagination.

Released in the fall of 1969, the song “Whole Lotta Love” features an opening guitar riff that is considered to be one of the best of all time.

There are lyrics, and then there are…sound effects.

I remember it all too well.Forrest

There was a party, and some underage drinking, and a break-up and heartache.

Oh, my !

Dior Homme Fragrance Official Film starring Robert Pattinson, directed by Romain Gavras. Music by Led Zeppelin.

 

 

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19 Responses to Whole Lotta Love

  1. George says:

    I say the same thing to my wife each time a commercial comes on with another 60’s song. The music is timeless. Much of today’s music sounds the same to me. It’s hard to tell the difference between artists sometimes. My guess is they won’t be playing these songs 50 years from now.

  2. Loved that song and love the commercial! It’s…well it’s hot! 🙂
    Diana xo

  3. C.E.Robinson says:

    Van, this sure goes with Dior Homme…classy & sexy…well done! So, you remember all too well? Christine

  4. I was the Zeppelin generation too. That music has a special place in my heart. Great commercial.

  5. LaVagabonde says:

    Led Zeppelin was a little before my time, but still one of my favorites during my high school stoner years. I just looked them up the other day on YouTube. Their talent is mindblowing, really. I took a bus the other day way out in rural Slovakia, and “In the Evening” was on the driver’s mixtape. It took a lot of restraint to not rock out. Haha. Most of the time the drivers play banal pop music. Not to sound like an old grouch, but today’s music blows.

    • LaVagabonde says:

      p.s. I once met Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, on separate occasions. JPJ is a funny story. Robert Plant is very kind and down-to-earth.

      • You must spill !!! Oh, Julie, if I’d met Plant in the 70s, I’d have been in awe, maybe speechless. Today, I’d appreciate him in a very different way…seems like a very cultured, sophisticated gentleman. Much like I now picture David Bowie…classy and poised, fine art collector,devoted spouse to a super model, etc….different than his stage persona of past ! Please share the stories sometime…💕 Color me jealous. Van

      • LaVagabonde says:

        I met him in 1990. I was working at the 4 Seasons Hotel (waitress in the lobby bar) and artists who play a show at Irvine Meadows usually stay there. We were told he was coming in late and there would be a lot of people, so we had to stay after usual closing time. He showed up around 1am. Alone. He sat at the bar and chatted with the bartender and I. I could barely speak. I’m sure I soundeded like an idiot. I think he expected there to be so many people asking for his autograph, but there was no one. It was kind of sad. The next night was his show and a handful of people showed up for autographs. He stayed on for a couple more days, and always made a point to say hello when he passed by the bar. Super nice guy.

        Now JPJ…Very early 1989, I think. I was working at Waldenbooks in Palm Desert. A couple of young guys came in with a British man and asked for that book Hammer of the Gods. I said we only had one copy so there weren’t enough for all of them. The older guy said “Why would I want it? I’m in it.” I snorted, “Sure you are.” (Seriously, who remembers what JPJ looks like) He widened his eyes and said “The young lady doesn’t believe me.” I got the book, they bought it and he proceeded to sign it. I said, “Okay, show me where you are in it.” He opens to the photos and points to himself. I gulped. “No way.” The young guys looked at me and nodded. Of course I apologized, but he wasn’t angry or anything. I think he was a bit buzzed. The guys had come across him at one of the restuarant bars in the shopping mall.

        So, there you are. 🙂

      • Fascinating, Julie. I wonder if by 1990, folks didn’t recognize him…maybe only his fans from decades before…I’d know him today, I’m sure. JPJ..not so much. Didn’t get the same kind of attention back in the day. Thanks so much for taking the time to share. ☺

    • It’s funny you should say that, we raised my own kids on this stuff, and they feel the same way about current music. There’s good stuff out there, but it’s not mainstream.

  6. LadyPinkRose says:

    Van, the music we grew up with is classic. There is nothing else comparable to it. I try to listen to the music of today and I just do not relate with it all, for it just is so blah, and most of it seems the same. There is no real distinction, no realy BAM! I got your attention! The music of the 60’s and 70’s to me, is a living legend. I am really glad I grew up in that time to witness it. We honestly didn’t even know we had a good thing at that time. Now I do! (((HUGS))) Amy ❤

  7. markbialczak says:

    All we had to say was Led Zep, Van, and a unique feeling washed over us. You got that right.

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