Poetic Justice Dazed and Confused T-shirt Inspired by Led Zeppelin 1968
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Dazed and Confused was originally written by American Folk Singer Jake Holmes in 1967. The Yardbirds then reworked the track and it soon became the centerpiece of their tours. Jimmy Page further adapted the song when Led Zeppelin was founded and it soon became a staple of the bands live performances and also appeared on their first album in 1969.
When Zeppelin recorded the new version of the song it is said that Robert Plant penned a new, more blues inspired vocal, although he was never credited for this. Whoever wrote it, we know who sung it, and the vocals are quite simply stunning, haunting and inspiring.
No matter how good the song though, there was to be trouble at mill. After many attempts to contact Page through the 80's, Jake Holmes filed a lawsuit alleging copyright infringement. It was all a bit pistols at dawn and an out of court settlement was agreed between Page and Holmes and from 2011 all future credits read 'By Page Inspired by Jake Holmes'.
Whatever the history though and having been through a few reincarnations, Dazed & Confused will probably be remembered by most as a Led Zeppelin masterpiece, although Jake Holmes and a few Yardbirds might disagree.
We would like to make it very clear that the products we sell are not in any way official or endorsed by the artists or bands represented in the designs. We intend our designs to pay homage to the artists, songs and lyrics that have given all of us so much pleasure over the years and to enhance the legacy they so richly deserve.