Eye Candy (50)

By: Peggy Nelson
November 10, 2021

Eye Candy observes that 2021 is, among other things, the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s 1971 untitled fourth release, known ever since as IV, and containing the deservedly epic “Stairway to Heaven”. To commemorate, Aussie mashup master Tom Compagnoni created an equally deserving epic, a mashup of 100 YouTube covers of the song. In the intervening decades, “Stairway to Heaven” has become part of us. This mashup shows why.

For more on Tom Compagnoni and Wax Audio on HILOBROW, see Eye Candy 47.

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“After 50 years, Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven remains music’s game changer”: The Age
Direct link to tweet: 100-version mashup of “Stairway to Heaven”
Tom Compagnoni: website, Twitter
Wax Audio: website, video highlights, Twitter, YouTube
Related reading: Erik Davis33 1/3 volume on Led Zeppelin IV

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