Sunday, February 23, 2014

D&D40 Bloghop: Day 23

Day 23: First song that comes to mind that you associate with D&D. Why?


Again, given the age I am I usually associate D&D and AD&D in particular with Led Zeppelin.

I grew up in the mid-west, the middle of Illinois to be exact.  Classic Rock was all that was on the radio.  So songs like "The Battle of Evermore" or "Misty Mountain Hop" invoke that quasi-Tolkien feel that goes hand in hand with D&D.  But I also have to mention "Kashmir" and "The Immigrant Song" as having some lingering associations for me.

I have to admit I once wanted to create a series of adventures all based on the songs from Led Zeppelin 4 (aka "Zoso").  While that is SOOO a typical High School kid in the 80s thing to do with D&D, I still think it might be fun.  I mean look as the adventures I did for The Dragon & The Phoenix, Season of the Witch and The Hex Girls.  Obviously I listened to a lot of music in my formative years.

"Does anybody remember laughter?"


Charlie Warren said...

The 1980's, Led Zeppelin Zoso album, and D&D is the perfect mix!

Cygnus said...

I agree... An LZ-IV themed set of adventures would be awesome! If you ever start planning such a thing, I'd strongly suggest Erik Davis' little book that analyzes each song in its proper techno-occult context: