Sunday, April 12, 2009

Billy Squier - Lonely Is The Night

here's what i've noticed: some of the big hits of the 70's and 80's were probably hit songs because they sounded like Led Zeppelin. case in point: lonely is the night, almost a dead ringer for a led zep formula, complete with soundalike drum breaks and guitar riffs. the breakdowns, even some of the vocal hooks are plant-esque. i can't fault billy squier for writing a terrific poseur song. nice work. unfortunately, the other songs on this album are not as similar to led zeppelin as this.

"lonely, lonely, lonely" ... long time? you're not fooling anyone.

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