Preview: Music Movie Monday, October 9: The Song Remains the Same


On Monday October 9, Kopp’s Music Movie Monday series at Grail Movie House will feature a screening of the Led Zeppelin concert film The Song Remains the Same, with a discussion to follow.

In the early to mid 1970s, Led Zeppelin reigned supreme in the world of rock. Rising from the ashes of seminal ‘60s band the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin drew upon classic American blues for its sound, but added levels of power, sophistication, nuance and (sometimes) malevolence to create something remarkable and new. Every one of their studio albums – eight released between 1969 and 1979 – went multi-platinum, often many times over. Led Zeppelin concert tours were emblematic of the era, with the band playing ot packed arenas across the globe. The excess of that era was on full display: the group traveled in its own branded jet, and tales of backstage and hotel room mayhem were legion.

But at the center of it all was the music. And While most all of Led Zeppelin’s music enjoys critical acclaim commensurate with its commercial appeal, the band was arguably at the pinnacle of its creativity on 1973’s Houses of the Holy.

Touring in support of Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin would document its live show by filming a documentary, The Song Remains the Same. Crews captured the sound and visuals of the band’s multi-night engagement at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The film was released to theaters in 1976; directed by Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, the film also included arty, impressionistic fantasy sequences; it’s very much an artifact of the hedonistic 1970s.

The October 9 screening of The Song Remains the Same will include a moderated discussion led by Bill Kopp. The event is sponsored by AshevilleFM. Don’t miss this special opportunity to convene with your fellow rock fans for this interactive evening.

WHAT: Music Movie Mondays Series: Led Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same
Special screening + moderated discussion hosted by Bill Kopp
WHERE: Grail Moviehouse, 17 Foundy Street, Asheville
WHEN: Monday, October 9 @ 7 p.m. / Tickets are $15 and likely to sell out!