Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Led Zeppelin’s, Physical Graffiti.

A double album, a great double album! I don’t know why, but of all the Zeppelin releases, this one just sounded different. I could never place why, it just had a completely different ‘vibe’ to me.

‘Kashmir’ probably received the most air play here. Possibly ‘Trampled Under Foot.’ My favorites were ‘In My Time of Dying, Night Flight’ and the set opening ‘Custard Pie.’

It’s also interesting that the song ‘Houses of the Holy’ appeared here, and not on the album Houses of the Holy.

I sure miss buying albums in the long form vinyl format. How can you ever forget sliding this one in and out and watching the windows change. You don’t get that in the CD version!!

If you want to purchase one Led Zeppelin album, I’d get get this one. That’s why it’s today’s “Cool Album of the Day.”

Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Track listing

Side one

  1. Custard Pie –  4:13
  2. The Rover –  5:37
  3. In My Time of Dying – 11:05

Side two

  1. Houses of the Holy -4:02
  2. Trampled Under Foot -5:37
  3. Kashmir – 8:32

Side three

  1. In the Light – 8:46
  2. Bron-Yr-Aur – 2:06
  3. Down by the Seaside – 5:13
  4. Ten Years Gone – 6:32

Side four

  1. Night Flight – 3:36
  2. The Wanton Song – 4:07
  3. Boogie with Stu – 3:53
  4. Black Country Woman – 4:24
  5. Sick Again – 4:42

Personnel

  • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, acoustic guitar,lap steel guitar,slide guitar,mandolin
  • Robert Plant – lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar on “Boogie with Stu”
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, organ, piano, electric piano, Mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS3 synthesiser
  • John Bonham – drums, percussion

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Posted by Larry Carta

2 Comments

  1. bomber (26 May 2012, 14:25)
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    Here’s a bit of trivia the building on the album cover is the same building in the video for” Waiting On a Friend ” by the Rolling Stones.

    • Larry Carta (26 May 2012, 19:05)
      Reply

      I just learned that about a year or so ago Bomber. That really is a cool piece of trivia indeed!



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