Rock Docs Podcast: The Song Remains the Same with guest Cam Herdt

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The Song Remains the Same

If you’ve seen the subject of the latest episode of Rock Docs, you might be a little curious as to whether or not it technically counts as a rock documentary. The film in question is The Song Remains the Same, directed by Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, which is part Led Zeppelin concert film, part hallucination.

For those who haven’t seen the film, or whose memory of seeing it is lost in a drug-addled haze (as it was meant to be seen), the movie starts with Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant dressed as a 1930s gangster shooting a Nazi werewolf and it just gets weirder from there. Shot during a three-night run of shows at Madison Square Garden in 1973, it juxtaposes live footage of Zep classics like “Black Dog” and “Whole Lotta Love” with behind-the-scenes clips, plus footage shot on a soundstage in England made up to look like Madison Square Garden, as well as fantasy sequences featuring each of the band’s members.

This week’s guest and film selector is comedian and actor Cam Herdt, host of Best Show Ever. Hear the episode below and check out the original theatrical trailer.

Two Led Zeppelin albums appear on Treble’s list of the 150 Best Albums of the 1970s.

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