Rock on Vinyl Records Collectors Guide

Search this site:

LED ZEPPELIN Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown

Photos of LED ZEPPELIN Good Times Bad Times / Communication Breakdown 7" Sleeve


 "Good Times Bad Times" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin, featured as the opening track on their 1969 debut album Led Zeppelin.

For the lead guitar solo, guitarist Jimmy Page passed his Fender Telecaster guitar through a Leslie speaker to create a swirling effect.This type of speaker contains a rotating paddle and was designed for a Hammond organ. However, guitars could be used with it. George Harrison and Eric Clapton employed this technique on the Cream song "Badge", and Harrison used it in several of The Beatles' recordings. In an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine in 1993, Page explained that:

"I do remember using the board to overdrive a Leslie cabinet for the main riff in "How Many More Times". It doesn't sound like a Leslie because I wasn't employing the rotating speakers. Surprisingly, that sound has real weight. The guitar is going through the board, then through an amp which was driving the Leslie cabinet. It was a very successful experiment."


Artist/Band:  Led Zeppelin    
 Genre:  Rock, Blues
 Trivia:  P/S Picture Sleeve  
 Tracks side 1:  Good Times Bad Times  
 Tracks side 2:  Communication Breakdown  
 Record Label:  Atlantic 650153
 Format 7" Single, PS Picture Sleeve    
Country  Made in France  
Home | Help / Shipping Info | Contact | Vinyl Records BLOG | Copyright ©2003-2019 Vinyl Records Collectors Guide

Last Modified: 16-Feb-2019 14:16