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Houses of the Holy (1973) - Led Zeppelin

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If there was ever a band who defined the high school in the 1970s it was Led Zep. Houses of the Holy has always been my favorite record by them. The energy of the opening cut, "The Song Remains the Same," pulls you right in for the ride. Then you get a chance to take a nice rest during "The Rain Song."

When I played "D'yer Mak'er on Deaconlight and later on WKZL (during regular programming, not the New Generation show), I mostly pronounced it correctly I think, although I didn't at the time know what it was supposed to mean. I now realize when I was saying "D'yer Mak'er" what was coming out was a British variation of "Jamaica." I remember at KZL all the DJs had their own pronunciation, but most of them said something like "DIE-er MAKE-er." But I figured it was written to have the D and Y pronounced together, which makes a J sound.

I only saw Led Zeppelin one time. January 29, 1975. Jimmy Page had recently broken his finger and had a white bandage on it. I think Robert Plant was sick. Back then I used to dress up really weird for concerts. To this one I wore a black turtleneck with a sleeveless pink shirt over it that had a hot pink satin lightning bolt I sewed on the front. To that pink shirt I had sewn a long black satin Superman-type cape with a big hot pink lightning bolt down the back. I wore all this with jeans and motorcycle boots and pink hair. Sometimes I'd wear this get-up to school and all the black dudes would go "Shazzamm!!" when I'd walk down the hall. I still have that cape in my attic. I'll post a picture of it some time.

-- April 29, 2005 (DD)

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy Original Album Tracks

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  1. The Song Remains the Same
  2. The Rain Song
  3. Over the Hills and Far Away
  4. The Crunge
  5. Dancing Days
  6. D'Yer Mak'er
  7. No Quarter
  8. The Ocean

Vintage Playlists with Houses of the Holy Songs

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