I love the band Led Zeppelin. But sometimes, it is difficult for me to wrap my brain around the fact that the same band who did epic songs like Dazed and Confused, Stairway to Heaven, and Kashmir also did Fool in the Rain.
I suppose I should be grateful that they decided to make a quasi-samba record instead of completely selling out and making a disco record like so many rock artists did in the late 1970s (I’m talking to you Rolling Stones, KISS, and Rod Stewart). But it doesn’t make this song any easier to take. I’m all for bands being creative and experimenting. When it works, it’s wonderful. When it doesn’t work, then it’s a disaster. This song is the latter.