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Led Zeppelin — Trampled Underfoot
Album: Physical Graffiti
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Released: 1975
Length: 5:30
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Greasy, slicked-down body, groovy leather trim
I like the way you hold the road, mama, it ain't no sin
Talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout

Ooh, trouble-free transmission helps your oil's flow
Mama, let me pump your gas, mama, let me do it all
Talkin' 'bout love, ah, talkin' 'bout love, ooh, I'm talkin' 'bout

Dig that heavy metal underneath your hood
Baby, I can work all night, believe I got the perfect tools
Talkin' 'bout lo-ove, talkin' 'bout lo-ove, talkin' 'bout

Model built for comfort, really built with style
Special extra edition, mama, let me feast my eyes
Talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout

Factory air-conditioned, heat begins to rise
Guaranteed to run for hours, mama, you're the perfect size
Talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout

Groovin' on the freeway, gauges all on red
Gun down on my gasoline, believe I'm gonna crack a head
Talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout love, I'm talkin' 'bout

I can't stop talkin' about, I can't stop talkin' about
Ooh, yeah, yes-ah, drive on

Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yes, I'm comin' through

Come to me for service every hundred miles
Baby, let me check your points, fix your overdrive
Talkin' 'bout love, I'm talkin' 'bout love, I'm talkin' 'bout

Ooh, yes, fully automatic, comes in any size
Makes me wonder what I did before we synchronized
Talkin' 'bout lo-ove, talkin' 'bout love, I'm talkin' 'bout

Ooh, feather-light suspension, Konis couldn't hold
I'm so glad I took a look inside your showroom doors

Talkin' 'bout love, talkin' 'bout low-oh-hove, talkin' 'bout
Oh, I can't, I can't, oh, I can't stop talkin' about love
I can't stop talkin' about love

Ooh, let me gun down, gun down
Gun down, gun down, gun down, yes
I can't stop talkin' about
I can't stop talkin' about lo-ove, baby
I can't stop talkin' about love, a-my baby
I can't stop talkin' about love, my baby-ah
My baby, my baby, yeah
Unnh, push, push, push, yes, push, push
Ooh-ahh-ohh-ooh
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led zep the inspirators for my fav band of all times HEART. Wonde if they come by on RP.
Physical Graffitti was such an epic album. Like the Stone's double Exile, showcasing all their styles...
This has prob been written here before, but how is it Franz Ferdinand was never sued?
Baby, I can work all night, believe I got the perfect tools

hoo hoo not bad
WOOOO-HOOOOOOOO YAAAYY YAY YAY!!!   awesome man  : )
Thank You RP for PSD
 tulfan wrote:
Their alleged "greatness" always eluded me but they (among many others) did steer me deeper into the blues... 


Hide-and-seek.... not your game.
interesting juxtaposition after Marvin's iconic Grapevine. Same chord changes?
 LowPhreak wrote:
Many have "alleged" that gravity exists too.
 
{#Roflol}
Cannot believe this is so old. Outstanding song. 1975 seems to be a great year for music.
 tulfan wrote:
Their alleged "greatness" always eluded me but they (among many others) did steer me deeper into the blues... 

 
Many have "alleged" that gravity exists too.
FUKKIN' BANG 'EM BONNO!!!  WOOOO-HOOOOOOOO YAAAYY YAY YAY!!!
Their alleged "greatness" always eluded me but they (among many others) did steer me deeper into the blues... 
lame-o electric keyboards 
 helgigermany wrote:
first time i hear this!?
Very good song!!

 
Oh what I would do to hear the the Zeppelin catalogue with "first time" ears?!!!  Enjoy the journey - this album alone kept me occupied for a long Long LONG time! 
GENIUS
first time i hear this!?
Very good song!!
 hayduke2 wrote:

wiki'd to find out where that funk was coming from:

The song was written by Robert PlantJimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and evolved out of a jam session in 1972.

Much rehearsal went into perfecting the relentless semi-funk riff that dominates this song. John Paul Jones has credited Stevie Wonder with the inspiration for the beat ("Superstition", 1972), which he played on a clavinet.

w
icked : )



 
Well at least they credited their source on this one. Which hasn't always been the case.
Great song and terrific band anyway.
 hayduke2 wrote:

wiki'd to find out where that funk was coming from:

The song was written by Robert PlantJimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and evolved out of a jam session in 1972.

Much rehearsal went into perfecting the relentless semi-funk riff that dominates this song. John Paul Jones has credited Stevie Wonder with the inspiration for the beat ("Superstition", 1972), which he played on a clavinet.

w
icked : )



 
Wicked indeed! When I heared the first couple of notes I wondered if this would be Superstition. And then I heared Plant singing ... naah, it can't be ... so I opened the RP site and voila {#Cheesygrin}

wiki'd to find out where that funk was coming from:

The song was written by Robert PlantJimmy Page and John Paul Jones, and evolved out of a jam session in 1972.

Much rehearsal went into perfecting the relentless semi-funk riff that dominates this song. John Paul Jones has credited Stevie Wonder with the inspiration for the beat ("Superstition", 1972), which he played on a clavinet.

w
icked : )


Please make it stop!
C'mon now! These are the Zeps man! Yeah! {#Bananajam}{#Boohoo}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajumprope}{#Guitarist}{#Dancingbanana}
Now some Procol Harum, please?
{#Bananajumprope}
Best rock band ever! {#Bananajam}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Nah, they're gonna go over like a lead balloon.

 
beg to differ, they rock!!!!!!
 scrubbrush wrote:
This band a has a cool sound... I'd like to hear more from them.
 
Nah, they're gonna go over like a lead balloon.
 scrubbrush wrote:
This band a has a cool sound... I'd like to hear more from them.

 
This kind of new bands these days rarely get more than one album out before they fade into oblivion. Kids' attention span is insufficient to be able to work together for two years !
This band has a cool sound... I'd like to hear more from them.
 jameshay wrote:

Hello Romeo McGonagall, that made me laugh. Is writing poetry what you do when not running your multitude of churches?   
 
I write an average of 420 poems a day...  here's a poem I wrote 34 minutes ago—

Les Nuages 

Some people keep their clouds beneath their feet,
some over their heads.
Some people hide inside their clouds instead.


I hope life is grand for you right this minute, jameshay...


everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  we be dancing buck naked and cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...


 Lazarus wrote:

I prefer this song to a cup of tea anytime...

here's a poem I wrote about tea—

tea
and pee
taste the same
to me
 



 
Hello Romeo McGonagall, that made me laugh. Is writing poetry what you do when not running your multitude of churches?   
Oooooh those keyboards rule

Led Zep will always be my favorite all time band. There are some close seconds but none like the Zep.

This album is awesome, definitely my favorite, especially the second album. Let's go Boogie with Stu and a Black Country Woman In the Light Down by the Seaside before you know it Ten Years Gone.


 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

Maybe, but it is not my cup of tea...
 
I prefer this song to a cup of tea anytime...

here's a poem I wrote about tea—

tea
and pee
taste the same
to me
 


 BazH wrote:

What?

 
Yep yep yep..I hear it from the other side of the ocean!
 apd wrote:
Forgive me, die-hard Zep fans, but can anyone else hear Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin", playing in the next room?
 
What?
 BazH wrote:
One of Zepp's finest!!!!!
 
And the next track Kashmir is even better 11.
One of Zepp's finest!!!!!
{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Ass}
brings back good memories {#Music}
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

Maybe, but it is not my cup of tea...
 


This song is the story of my life... love it...


 
Not a Zep fan really...but I have the utmost respect for this amazing band. I really appreciate what they contributed to the Rock scene in the late 60s, 70s and 80s. We will never hear this kind of musicianship or writing ever again in the mainstream. {#Notworthy}
 apd wrote:
Forgive me, die-hard Zep fans, but can anyone else hear Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin", playing in the next room?
 
Bite your tongue! {#Doh}
Not my favorite Zep by a stretch.  Only two ways to go with this one.  Turn it up or mute it. 

This is one song that does not allow passive listening.  It just sucks you in.
 romeotuma wrote:

This is a brilliant song...  love it...
 
 
Maybe, but it is not my cup of tea...
For the most part, the seventies was the dead-zone of music...  At least it spawned punk and new wave...


I purchased all the major box sets for Zeppelin such that I have their entire catalog. My conclusion: With the exception of a handful of tracks, Zeppelin didn't put out a bad song. Pretty amazing considering the volume of music they recorded. 
This is not a favorite of mine, but "Kashmir" is.
Re 2003 vs. 2011: not that much different to me; some outstanding stuff from each era and mostly really lousy stuff from both eras. Sort of like every era. IMHO, mind you.


This is a brilliant song...  love it...
 
Wierd - "Heard It Through the Grapvine" then this?     

Interesting to think "Trampled" was released only 8 years after "Grapevine".     Does 2011 music sound so much different from 2003?   Discuss ....
 johnjconn wrote:

you must lead a rockin life!  {#Bananajam}
 


Yes, I do...  I be dancing...  hope you have a spring in your step today!


 

Sometimes, only Led Zeppelin will do for the mood I'm in...


This song is the story of my life... sigh...

 
I just searched for the lyrics for Trampled Underfoot.  I looked at three different sites.  Each one came back with slightly different words.  I get the point, in any case, but it would be interesting to know what the "official" lyrics are.  Were there ever liner notes for this song?

Remastered, but still that strong, characteristic rock beat....
Main recurring riff sounds like something Foreigner tried to do a few times...especially the bass guitar part.
 Randomax wrote:
Is this Led Ferdinand or Franz Zepplin?  JK!  I know Led was first and Franz copied it
 
Actually, this is Robert Johnson - Terraplane Blues. I assume you are referring to the hook of course. The link indicates that this was a LZ tribute to the original which used a Terraplane as a metaphor for sexuality and infidelity. The entry for this song references The Complete Guide to the Music of Led Zeppelin as indicating that, yes this is a song about sex :-)

 apd wrote:
Forgive me, die-hard Zep fans, but can anyone else hear Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin", playing in the next room?
 

No, I hear Franz Ferdinand's plagerism
Forgive me, die-hard Zep fans, but can anyone else hear Doobie Brothers "Long Train Runnin", playing in the next room?
Is this Led Ferdinand or Franz Zepplin?  JK!  I know Led was first and Franz copied it
 aelfheld wrote:

It's impossible to say for certain, but there is a distinct possibility that the lyrics may allude to sexual congress.

That, or Plant really, really gets into working on his car. 
 
Aha.  Sexual congress.   

I should have done a quick lyrics search.   My actual problem was that I couldn't understand a damned word he's saying.  It's only too obvious seeing it in print.  Had they had lyrics-search in the 70's, I probably would have spent less time in the garage.

Odd how I automatically do a lyrics-search for any song recorded after 1995.  For anything before The Internets, I just assume the only way to figure out the lyrics is to put my finger on the record to slow it down a little bit, or ask my stoned friends.



 tm wrote:
Single handedly one of the best bands of all times!!!  

Thanks Bill!

How the F? is this at 7.6? 
 

Single handedly??????
 skdenfeld wrote:

No. That is not necessary.  Zep is THE best band ever!  Fact.
 
IMHO 

Best band of the 70's - Stones
Best band ever from England - Beatles

Other better bands ... In others eyes, not mine - The Who, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, In mine... Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Radiohead
So..... It ain't fact, its opinion
What a catalog of great music!
guess bill reads the comments, and has a wicked sense of humor.  the last song was Marvin Gaye's Hoidittruedagrapevine, and a commenter to that song posits that as long as we keep hearing it without a rest, it will be trampled underfoot in our hurry to live.  good one Bill.  why i keep listening to this, and reading the comments!
 tpa29970 wrote:
For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
 
For what it's worth: I always thought it was about f*cking - utilizing car parts / mechanics as metaphor. Of course - I was only 15 yrs old when I came to that conclusion...

 tpa29970 wrote:
For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
 
It's impossible to say for certain, but there is a distinct possibility that the lyrics may allude to sexual congress.

That, or Plant really, really gets into working on his car. 

 tpa29970 wrote:
For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
 
Seems pretty clear to me that he's comparing having relations with a woman to tuning up a car... {#Motor}
 crockydile wrote:
Never liked this one. Strikes me as very noisy. Seems to be played endlessly on FM.
 
You said it. Annoyingly long.
 tpa29970 wrote:
For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
 
What? Don't you love your car?

Dig that heavy metal underneath your hood
Baby, I could work all night, believe I've got the perfect tools
Anthropomorphism:
Ascribing human motivation, characteristics, or behavior to things not human, such as inanimate objects, animals, or natural phenomena.


so just tell me that Franz Ferdinand wasn't influenced by this!


 tpa29970 wrote:
For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
 
He's talking about love. {#Tongue}

Never liked this one. Strikes me as very noisy. Seems to be played endlessly on FM.
 skdenfeld wrote:
No. That is not necessary.  Zep is THE best band ever!  Fact.
Yep. A friend says that LZ is the best Rock band, because the Beatles are, in fact, Mod.

For thirty years I have been waiting for someone to explain these lyrics to me.  Might someone here oblige? 
NOT GREATEST - but GREAT!

"8"
 jmpnbob wrote:
You should have added, "IMHO"........really
 
No. That is not necessary.  Zep is THE best band ever!  Fact.
 jmpnbob wrote:
You should have added, "IMHO"........really
 

How can anyone say that a single band is the best in any genre?  With Bill & Rebecca constantly exposing me to new bands it have given labeling something "The Best". 

IMO! 

 robbeek wrote:
Greatest rock band ever......
  You should have added, "IMHO"........really


Not bad for Zep....
Greatest rock band ever......
Every time I hear this it brings to mind the movie of the dancing girls, Buzby Berkley stuff, that they played for this track on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Come back Whispering Bob.{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana}
Great roach stompin' music.
 daveesh wrote:
this always reminded me of the theme from "streets of san francisco." i still like it though.
LOL! Brings to my mind Billy Preston. I like it, too.
 vit wrote:


Plug in the left speaker, that should sort ya out.

 
{#Lol}

love the song btw.

Stefen wrote:


While I like LZ, as do most listeners here, this is monotonous.


Plug in the left speaker, that should sort ya out.

see where Ferdinand got this riff?
wow, 1 LZ a day keeps the doctor away ;-)
 tm wrote:
How the F? is this at 7.6? 
 

While I like LZ, as do most listeners here, this is monotonous.
Single handedly one of the best bands of all times!!!  

Thanks Bill!

How the F? is this at 7.6? 
Spring 1975. I was 12 and this was their single. So Trampled was my first hearing of LZ. There are better and worst songs in their catalogue. Still Trampled remains as a special one for me...

wpmccray wrote:
C'mon Bill...enuff with the LZ. :frustrated:
doubt you'll get far with this request at a rock radio station :rolleyes:
This tune is very impressive. Good groove, great chord changes, and Plant singing like a madman. Perfect! :drummer: :bananajam: :dance: :clap: :bananapiano:
Ridiculously GREAT!
Royalty
my age has come back to cheer me up...how great can Zepplin get. they were never trampled underfoot :-)
Now you're talking! I remember in high school both the white stoner dudes and the rappin' brothers both loved the song.
i first heard trampled underfoot on the douvle dvd eeeeverybody bought instantly when it was released. it's the live version from 1975, earl's court ( i almst typed earl grey ). i always loved funk music, and that's what i call pure funk, even if some sure like to call iot disco i don't give a "beeep". and i love to see jimmy play like a chilkd on his flying les paul. it's what music is supposed to be according to me, just fun. well ,to sum it all up, i like the song, even the slower version, that is to say the studio take from physical graffiti. that was my first post here. and my favorite led zep album is houses of the holy.
Alexandra wrote:
There is a pop song out now that follows this rhythmic style...Paralyzer, by Finger Eleven.
Funny, I was just thinking that Franz Ferdinand song was a rip of this song.
There is a pop song out now that follows this rhythmic style...Paralyzer, by Finger Eleven.
biologenius wrote:
sounds like this may be the seed of the sound of ACDC.
I think that seed may have been a UK band called Free.
sounds like this may be the seed of the sound of ACDC.
sonofpick wrote:
This is what is known as HEAVY. Don't worry I'm sure there will be a new Hanah Montana album coming out soon.
i appreciate HEAVY. believe you me. but why does HEAVY have to equal SUCK?
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :zip-lip:
the only time when robert plant isnt the most famous person in the room is when jimmy page walks in...
electronicthroat wrote:
I agree. I think Led Zeppelin is overrated. I like some of there music, but people seem to keep there nose stuck up Led Zeppelin's butt.
This is what is known as HEAVY. Don't worry I'm sure there will be a new Hanah Montana album coming out soon.
this song blows. i don't give a hoot who it is by.
THIS IS ROC-N-ROLLO NOT SUCKO-BARFO !
Now Your Rockin', Bill ... :bananajam: Nice way to end my Saturday of having to go to the Office! :bananapiano:
freddyfender wrote:
So many incredible Led Zepplin songs, this is not one of them. Disco inspired drivel.
Oh come on,this is a given # 10 and the term DISCO wasn't even there when this was put on vinyl! The tempo angry guitar and masterdruming,maybe not your favvo but sure mine! Talk about :heartkiss: :hearteyes:
Out there man!
this always reminded me of the theme from "streets of san francisco." i still like it though.
drp wrote:
Always thought this one sounded like "Superstition."
I think John Paul Jones had that in mind when he wrote it.
So many incredible Led Zepplin songs, this is not one of them. Disco inspired drivel.
Always thought this one sounded like "Superstition."
wpmccray wrote:
If I never heard another Led Zeppelin song, I'd not complain. I always thought Plant has a yowling, awful voice that reminds me of what one hears at an animal shelter. C'mon Bill...enuff with the LZ. :frustrated:
i could listen to them all day :biggrin:
wpmccray wrote:
If I never heard another Led Zeppelin song, I'd not complain. I always thought Plant has a yowling, awful voice that reminds me of what one hears at an animal shelter. C'mon Bill...enuff with the LZ. :frustrated:
Here, let me help: :beat: No accounting for taste (or the lack therof) Back-to-back 10's Bill! Rock on!
nohopenofearnoname wrote:
methinks intelligent people realize and appreciate the contribution Zeppelin's music made to many of the artists we hear on RP today.
Indeed. This isn't my favourite Zeppelin song, but they were creative songwriters, and have had a big impact on the music industry. Plus, they're a hell of a lot of fun!
wpmccray wrote:
If I never heard another Led Zeppelin song, I'd not complain. I always thought Plant has a yowling, awful voice that reminds me of what one hears at an animal shelter. C'mon Bill...enuff with the LZ. :frustrated:
I agree. I think Led Zeppelin is overrated. I like some of there music, but people seem to keep there nose stuck up Led Zeppelin's butt.
If I never heard another Led Zeppelin song, I'd not complain. I always thought Plant has a yowling, awful voice that reminds me of what one hears at an animal shelter. C'mon Bill...enuff with the LZ. :frustrated:
Since I was a teen I have not liked this song. It is jagged and edgy in an uncomfortable kind of way