Watch Star Wars Channel Thor: Ragnarok With ‘Immigrant Song’ Mashup
A new video sets Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song,” used in Thor: Ragnarok, to a memorable moment in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. The Led Zeppelin song, written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and released on the Led Zeppelin III album in 1970, is one of the more durable and time-tested songs in the classic rock canon. It remains a radio staple more than 45 years after its release and its lyric about the “Hammer of the Gods” supplied the title to a legendarily salacious biography of the band. The surviving members of Led Zeppelin have been notoriously stingy with allowing their music to be used in movies over the years, famously denying Cameron Crowe permission to use “Stairway to Heaven” in his 2000 film Almost Famous. However, “Immigrant Song” was indeed included both in the trailers for Thor: Ragnarok and in the film itself. Director Taika Waititi, who used the song in a sizzle reel that helped him get the job in the first place, is said to have demanded clearance of the song, which was granted at the last minute, albeit without Zeppelin allowing any changes to the song’s orchestral arrangement. The song’s use
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