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Houses of the Holy @ 50

Released on this date in 1973. An insightful assessment by someone who hadn’t been born yet. And by someone who was. Abigail Devoehouses of the holyjimmy pagejohn bonhamjohn paul jonesLed ZeppelinMichael NolandRobert Plant

Led Zeppelin Untitled

It’s been fifty years since this album steamrollered in and set the tone for the 70s. One couldn’t put it better than AllMusic. The lascivious swagger of Black Dog is as exciting now as it was when I first heard it all those years ago. “Going to California” is a song that I acted upon…

Hammer of the Gods

Listening again to the O2 concert it has became clearer than ever that Led Zep’s sound is of Wagnerian proportions, dragging you through the Mississippi delta up to Norse and Celtic mythology and much in between and then back down to the delta. Here are two decent enough interviews — the first is with Jimmy…