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Led Zeppelin — Houses Of The Holy
Album: Physical Graffiti
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Released: 1975
Length: 3:53
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Let me take you to the movie
Can I take you to the show?
Let me be yours ever truly
Can I make your garden grow?

From the houses of the holy
We can watch the white doves go
From the door comes Satan's daughter
And it only goes to show
And you know

There's an angel on my shoulder
In my hand, a sword of gold
Let me wander in your garden
And the seeds of love I'll sow
You know

So the world is spinnin' faster
Are you dizzy when you stall?
Let the music be your master
Will ya heed the master's call?
Oh-whoa, save me, man

Said, there ain't no use in crying
'Cause it will only, only drive you mad
Does it hurt to hear them lying?
Was this the only world you had? Oh-whoa

So let me take ya, take ya to the movies
Can I take ya, baby, to the show?
Why don'tcha let me be yours ever truly?
Can I make your garden grow?
And you know, that's right
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Even the 2nd LP on Physical Graffiti, which could be called, "filler", has some great stuff.  It would be many a band's A game.
Appropriate use of cow bell too.  Subtle.
“Free Your Mind . . . and Your Ass Will Follow.”  Funkadelic     : )          Zep's Godlike
 maryte wrote:
Let the music be your master...will you heed the master's call?

 
I put that as a high school yearbook quote back in 1978.  Thought it was perfect.
Let the music be your master...will you heed the master's call?
Ty RP for PSD{#Smile}
 quesarah wrote:
LZ after "III" has not aged well for me.  It sounds plodding and ... well, old.  
 Boy_Wonder wrote:


agreed.... but it's  after "IV"  for me .... with the odd exception like 'Kashmir'.

 
In rebuttal: Custard Pie, In the Light, In the Evening, and Nobody's Fault But Mine.
 warderblu wrote:
Great song!

Does anyone know what the following lyrics mean?

"From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go
From the door comes Satan's daughter, and it only goes to show." 

 LowPhreak wrote:

Sure, I can help you with that. They mean..."GO TO JAYZUSS U HEATHENS U!!1!"  D:

Which you can hear if you play the record backward right at those lyrics, like all of us old Zeppelin freaks have done.

Works on other albums too...like Sabbath's first and Beatles White Album.

{#Roflol}
 
...or maybe something about religious hypocrisy. {#Think}
 Propayne wrote:
How about Bad Company.

Name of the Band, the album and the song, tho all on the same disk. Don't think anyone else has done that.

Oh, and GREAT Zep tune. 

 
"Black Sabbath" (song title, album title, band name) is the only other one I can think of.
 warderblu wrote:
Great song!

Does anyone know what the following lyrics mean?

"From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go
From the door comes Satan's daughter, and it only goes to show." 

 
Sure, I can help you with that. They mean..."GO TO JAYZUSS U HEATHENS U!!1!"  D:

Which you can hear if you play the record backward right at those lyrics, like all of us old Zeppelin freaks have done.

Works on other albums too...like Sabbath's first and Beatles White Album.

{#Roflol}

 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
I was 17. I was a DJ. I loved Zeppelin. 

When this album came out, I devoured it endlessly. 

Good times. 

 
Must have affected your waist-line....
I was 17. I was a DJ. I loved Zeppelin. 

When this album came out, I devoured it endlessly. 

Good times. 
 quesarah wrote:
LZ after "III" has not aged well for me.  It sounds plodding and ... well, old.  
 

agreed.... but it's  after "IV"  for me .... with the odd exception like 'Kashmir'.
LZ after "III" has not aged well for me.  It sounds plodding and ... well, old.   This is not helped by my hearing a LZ tribute band on the weekend - playing in a park bandshell.  (They're called Zed Leppelin.)   Man.   I thought I'd never again hear "Stairway to Heaven" played live.  I was wrong.

 HazzeSwede wrote:

     I totally  {#Yes}  ,,,,,,and ,,according to some dim Sir,,his nic-name was Gonzo !{#Lol}
 
Actually, the band called him "Bonzo."  But - not a big deal....

Led Zeppelin a veces me aburre muchisimo.
 Xeric wrote:
This was, with the exception of the awful "In Through the Out Door," always my least favorite Zep album. But this is a great tune. . . .
 

Huh, not for me. I love this and In Through the Out Door though I realize I am in the minority.
This was, with the exception of the awful "In Through the Out Door," always my least favorite Zep album. But this is a great tune. . . .
 Bizzarefall wrote:
da na na na na da na na na na NA NA
 
Mantra of the day.

How about Bad Company.

Name of the Band, the album and the song, tho all on the same disk. Don't think anyone else has done that.

Oh, and GREAT Zep tune. 

 lemmoth wrote:
List of songs which also serve as album titles for albums other than the one in which the song appears:

Houses of the Holy
Almost Blue - Elvis Costello

There must be more - help
 
Brain Salad Surgery showed up as a song on some later ELP album.

 peacockangel wrote:
So the world is spinning faster. Are you dizzy when you're stoned?
Let the music be your master. Will you heed the master's call
Oh... Satan and man.

{#Devil_pimp}
 
Are you dizzy when you stop? (said with a Black Country British accent).


peacockangel wrote:
steeped in magick ~ Crowley style

 
warderblu wrote:

Was Robert Plant into this stuff too or just Jimmy Page?

 
 
The interest in Crowley was Jimmy's thing.

Can we get some oil for the bass drum pedal please? Anyone?
 peacockangel wrote:

steeped in magick ~ Crowley style
 
Was Robert Plant into this stuff too or just Jimmy Page?

 
Great album.....

Ten Years Gone, Down by the Seaside........................
{#Cool}

 warderblu wrote:
Great song!

Does anyone know what the following lyrics mean?

"From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go
From the door comes Satan's daughter, and it only goes to show." 
 
steeped in magick ~ Crowley style

So the world is spinning faster. Are you dizzy when you're stoned?
Let the music be your master. Will you heed the master's call
Oh... Satan and man.

{#Devil_pimp}
Great song!

Does anyone know what the following lyrics mean?

"From the houses of the holy, we can watch the white doves go
From the door comes Satan's daughter, and it only goes to show." 
 HazzeSwede wrote:

     I totally  {#Yes}  ,,,,,,and ,,according to some dim Sir,,his nic-name was Gonzo !{#Lol}
 
and then there's Neil Peart......

 LowPhreak wrote:

Needs to be 'The Rover'. Best track on the whole album!
 
I have to agree that " The Rover" is the best song on the album, but this album on a whole is one of their finest works ever.

 veegez wrote:
Dude has lost his mind. John Bonham utterly and completely rocked beyond belief. Nobody pounded the crap out of a drum kit and did it as effortlessly as Bonham did. Now that's final, and it is not subject to negotiation.
 
     I totally  {#Yes}  ,,,,,,and ,,according to some dim Sir,,his nic-name was Gonzo !{#Lol}
 hedgie wrote:

needs to be Custard Pie !

 
Needs to be 'The Rover'. Best track on the whole album!
 nate917 wrote:

I always remember this album on the charts at about the same time as Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan — around '75. Together they conjure up a particular time and place, as Proust suggested. Only instead of grandma's madeleines, it smells like weed.
 
{#Lol}
A double album half-full of filler.
 Proclivities wrote:

Good question. At least no one linked that god-awful video clip on this thread. 

 

Oh geez!!  Why did you say that!  Jinx!!
bizon wrote:
Why does this extremely mediocre Saturday Night skit keep getting quoted for almost every song, with or without cowbell? The skit wasn't very funny and it's even less so when quoted 50 times.

Good question. At least no one linked that god-awful video clip on this thread. 

Talk about an influential album in my teenage-hood - I use to love playing with this album cover...{#Bananajam}
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}

needs to be Custard Pie !



Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere

OK....you just don't want me to meet my deadline, do you?!!!!!!

leathepea wrote:

Thats funny, especially when you sound out how its written.

{#Lol}

it is!!

but pie is always welcome.

pie while listening to physical graffiti i can only imagine would be...perfection.

Jimmy Page rocking out with Leona Lewis and David Beckham at the closing ceremony of the Olympics was one of the more surreal things I've seen lately.
lemmoth wrote:
List of songs which also serve as album titles for albums other than the one in which the song appears:

Houses of the Holy
Almost Blue - Elvis Costello

There must be more - help

Quuen, Sheer Heart Attack: album of that name released in 1974, but the song Sheer Heart Attack didn't appear until 1977, when it came out on News of the World. Man, that feels like a nerdy answer...


"Let the music be your Master. Will you heed the Master's call?"
I can hear Britney Spears saying "Whaaaaat? What's music?"
 orpheus wrote:
physical is misspelled in the title, dude
 
Thats funny, especially when you sound out how its written.
List of songs which also serve as album titles for albums other than the one in which the song appears:

Houses of the Holy
Almost Blue - Elvis Costello

There must be more - help


air199 wrote:
:fire: And their climbing a stairway to heaven!Best live band ever!
Relax, I'm on your side dude. :sunny:
bizon wrote:
Why does this extremely mediocre Saturday Night skit keep getting quoted for almost every song, with or without cowbell? The skit wasn't very funny and it's even less so when quoted 50 times.
You need more cowbell.
Led Zeppelin with cowbell--never noticed that before! Needs a bit more cowbell though. :)
ThePoose wrote:
MORE COWBELL!!!
Why does this extremely mediocre Saturday Night skit keep getting quoted for almost every song, with or without cowbell? The skit wasn't very funny and it's even less so when quoted 50 times.
Yes, I heed the masters call since day one of hearing Zep. And still do. xo!
orpheus wrote:
physical is misspelled in the title, dude :think:
Good catch.....editor?
I'm not generally one for sweeping proclamations, but I think Zeppelin holds up as well or better than any band from that or any other era. In short, I think they define rock and roll.
11! Good gawd!
MORE COWBELL!!!
Alpine wrote:
Someone told my Led Zepplin was a "Lip Sync" act, kinda like that Milli Vanilli.
Wot, are ye DAFT!!? :beat:
The Almighty and Powerful...LED ZEPPELIN!!!! :drummer: :yell: :yes:
Alpine wrote:
Someone told my Led Zepplin was a "Lip Sync" act, kinda like that Milli Vanilli.
And I hope you laughed in their face.
treatment_bound wrote:
Savoy Brown followed by Thorogood & Led Zep---I feel like I've just turned on a rock station...in 1978!
I always remember this album on the charts at about the same time as Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan -- around '75. Together they conjure up a particular time and place, as Proust suggested. Only instead of grandma's madeleines, it smells like weed.
physical is misspelled in the title, dude :think:
fingerpin wrote:
Ahahhhah ha haahha hhah haaah ahahha hhah haaaaa ha ah ha, good one!
:fire: And their climbing a stairway to heaven!Best live band ever!
Alpine wrote:
Someone told my Led Zepplin was a "Lip Sync" act, kinda like that Milli Vanilli.
Ahahhhah ha haahha hhah haaah ahahha hhah haaaaa ha ah ha, good one!
Alpine wrote:
Someone told my Led Zepplin was a "Lip Sync" act, kinda like that Milli Vanilli.
nay, that is simply absurd!
ten years gone has the best guitar work on this album. deserves more play.
Someone told my Led Zepplin was a "Lip Sync" act, kinda like that Milli Vanilli.
heytomkay wrote:
It's the squeaking pedal on the bass drum that does it for me.
Same here, :high-five: but it's the one in "Since I've been loving you" that does it for me.
It\'s the squeaking pedal on the bass drum that does it for me.
karljonasson wrote:
Another great new band! Where have I heard them before?
I knew a guy who was a manager at a Blockbuster/whatever it was called before bought out. He was working the desk one day when a kid came in asking about new music...did, perchance my friend know any of the newer bands? "Yes", he said, "Who do you need to know about?" "Some new band called Led Zepplin" the kids says,, "Do you carry any CDs by them?" "You are kidding, right?" "What?"
head moving
Bill, I'm LOVING the blues-y evening you're programming!
treatment_bound wrote:
Savoy Brown followed by Thorogood & Led Zep---I feel like I've just turned on a rock station...in 1978!
This album has been in my cd player in my car, and whenever the radio disgusts me (which is pretty constant) on this goes. Great driving song. Easy to get carried away. Especially in my WRX! :motor:
Yum! This song says "I just got a pass to leave school early and go sell ads for the school paper. But I'm going to buy some beer and go burn one with some friends..."
Savoy Brown followed by Thorogood & Led Zep---I feel like I've just turned on a rock station...in 1978!
musikalia wrote:
I overplayed Led Zeppelin so much in high school that I simply cannot put on a Led Zeppelin album anymore. (maybe that means I'm just not the world's biggest Zeppelin fan?) But it's really great to hear them again on RP. :good-vibes: :guitarist:
Or maybe it means you just graduated. Anything you once liked, you can like again. Especially when its something like Led Zep.
I never worshipped them but they do hold a place in rock history. However I don't rate them as gods or anything like that. rscherm wrote:
Is there anyone else out there who worshipped Zepplin (like I), but got off the bus somewhere before this album came out?
rscherm wrote:
Is there anyone else out there who worshipped Zepplin (like I), but got off the bus somewhere before this album came out?
:no:
Is there anyone else out there who worshipped Zepplin (like I), but got off the bus somewhere before this album came out?
Another great Zep tune. Love Page's guitar riff.
Let me take you to the movie... :daisy: :dancingbanana: :daisy:
I don't claim to know all the LZ songs, but they seem to always light up the air when they arrive; even those from "Pysical Graffiti."
dmax wrote:
You are one with the universe. Your chakras are aligned. Everyone here is your friend. Take a deep breath and inhale the universal love. Let your soul be free. Empty your wallet onto the floor. Divest yourself of your physical limitations. Be free!
you'd be a good one to drop acid with
I overplayed Led Zeppelin so much in high school that I simply cannot put on a Led Zeppelin album anymore. (maybe that means I'm just not the world's biggest Zeppelin fan?) But it's really great to hear them again on RP. :good-vibes: :guitarist:
:dancingbanana: :jump: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :jump: :dancingbanana_2:
Baby_M wrote:
It's 1978, I'm in a college dorm, my roomie is stoned, he puts the Zeppelin on the turntable . . . somebody help me, it's a flashback!
You are one with the universe. Your chakras are aligned. Everyone here is your friend. Take a deep breath and inhale the universal love. Let your soul be free. Empty your wallet onto the floor. Divest yourself of your physical limitations. Be free!
winter wrote:
Not to be the nittiest of pickers, but if memory serves this is from "Physical Graffiti", not "Pysical Graffiti". Hmm, here's the CD - yep, I was right. See, here's the "Pysical Graffiti" playlist: "Houses of the Moley" "Brown-y-Are - Stop!" "Stairway to Leaven" "Dazed and Bemused" "Whole Lotta Respect and Totally Non-Sexual Interest" "Black Pog" "Gallows Poll" "Nobody's Fault But His" 8) :wink:
:lol:
da na na na na da na na na na NA NA
Thank God.
Maaaan, the Zeppelins... Here is the second-best bass player at work. After Phil, of course. *hehe* I love the Leds. Born in '81, I really missed my time, I guess...
Scratch that last comment.
Ah...the picture you show isn't Houses of the Holy it's Physical Graphiti...which i think the song you were playing was from.
n4ku wrote:
This gif keeps time with the song - COOL
BRING ON THE ZEPPELINS
Love those old albums with the (presumably) expensive packaging designs. Physical Graffiti... Ooh La La... That circular one from the Stones (forgeting)... etc... (7 people gave this a "1"! Wow. Phillistines)
greatfulted wrote:
Come on, it doesn't get much better than this!!! I tingle to my core everytime I hear this song/album (CD)!
same here.
Come on, it doesn't get much better than this!!! I tingle to my core everytime I hear this song/album (CD)!
Now, Bonham was a monster drummer and Paige a fabulous guitar player but LZ to me was always plodding and boring. And this is a plodding and boring song. There, I said it. :sorry: :sorry:
warderblu wrote:
"Physical Graffiti was a sprawling collection of newly recorded songs mixed with old tracks dating back as far as the 1969 sessions for Led Zeppelin II." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Graffiti
sorry, my wayward teenager posted that 'get ur info right' comment. however, he is fairly learned in Led Zeppelin. BTW, using "Wikipedia" as a citation is not a great idea- as it says on the homepage: "Welcome to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
More FM radio rotation crap.It was a great song the first million times I heard it!!!
nursewretched wrote:
Actually most of the songs on Physical Graffiti were written and recorded at Headley Grange, an old victorian house with amazing acoustics, during 74' and not previously unreleased material. so get ur info right.
"Physical Graffiti was a sprawling collection of newly recorded songs mixed with old tracks dating back as far as the 1969 sessions for Led Zeppelin II." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Graffiti
n4ku wrote:
a must bump everytime I hear this here...
warderblu wrote:
Bill mentioned that it was confusing that this song is on Physical Graffiti and not on House of the Holy. In case anyone is interested: The reason is because House of the Holy (the song) was recorded but not included on the album for whatever reason. Since Physical Graffiti is really a collection of unreleaed material not really a new studio album - it was included here....
Actually most of the songs on Physical Graffiti were written and recorded at Headley Grange, an old victorian house with amazing acoustics, during 74' and not previously unreleased material. so get ur info right.
Bizzarefall wrote:
Hey our birthdays are on the same day!
Well, happy belated birthday!
Bill mentioned that it was confusing that this song is on Physical Graffiti and not on House of the Holy. In case anyone is interested: The reason is because House of the Holy (the song) was recorded but not included on the album for whatever reason. Since Physical Graffiti is really a collection of unreleaed material not really a new studio album - it was included here....
kazuma wrote:
Obligatory cowbell bump.
Hey our birthdays are on the same day!
Always good -- scratch that, "Great" -- nope, "Phenomenal!"
Sweet. Love some LZ. :drummer:
Cripes, I think that image is actually in time with the song. :eh:
did i push the wrong button? is this a classic rock radio station? please LESS led zeppelin. this is a road best left LESS traveled. at least on radio paradise. :puke:
kazuma wrote:
Obligatory cowbell bump.
oh too funny. especially when the little animation is actually going in time with the music...
n4ku wrote:
Obligatory cowbell bump.
:notworthy:
It's 1978, I'm in a college dorm, my roomie is stoned, he puts the Zeppelin on the turntable . . . somebody help me, it's a flashback!
All I have to say about this group is that they still ROCK!!! I will never tire of these songs. Thanks for playing them!
Again,I have to say I them but i like Jimi Hendrix though! :puke:
Not to be the nittiest of pickers, but if memory serves this is from "Physical Graffiti", not "Pysical Graffiti". Hmm, here's the CD - yep, I was right. See, here's the "Pysical Graffiti" playlist: "Houses of the Moley" "Brown-y-Are - Stop!" "Stairway to Leaven" "Dazed and Bemused" "Whole Lotta Respect and Totally Non-Sexual Interest" "Black Pog" "Gallows Poll" "Nobody's Fault But His" 8) :wink:
dsmcd01 wrote:
Is it just me or is LZ being played a lot more lately on FM radio?
In my neck 'o the woods, they've never stopped playing them continuously. Every night, "Get the Led Out"-3 songs. To the station's credit, they do unearth some deeper album tracks and rarities. All sounds better on RP, though!
lukekingland wrote:
Thank you SNL for completely making it IMPOSSIBLE for me to hear a cowbell in ANY song and not start laughing. *sigh* I am hereby, officially broken.
:roflol: Now I've got the vision of Will Ferrell's bearded face stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks!
Thank you SNL for completely making it IMPOSSIBLE for me to hear a cowbell in ANY song and not start laughing. *sigh* I am hereby, officially broken.