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Led Zeppelin — In The Evening
Album: In Through The Out Door
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Total ratings: 944









Released: 1979
Length: 5:47
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In the evening
When the day is done,
I'm looking for a woman,
Oh, but the girl don't come
So don't let her
Play you for a fool
She don't show no pity baby,
No, no, she don't make no rules.

Oh, oh, I need your love
I need your love
Oh, I need your love
I just gotta have.

So don't you let her,
Oh, get under your skin
It's only bad luck and trouble,
Oh, from the day that you begin
I hear you crying in the darkness,
No, don't ask nobody's help
Oh, ain't no pockets full of mercy baby,
'Cause you can only blame yourself.

Oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Ooh, yeah, I need your love
I've gotta have.

Ooh, it's simple
All the pain that you go through
You can turn away from fortune, fortune, fortune,
'Cause that's all that's left to you
Hey, it's lonely at the bottom
Man, it's dizzy at the top
But if you're standing in the middle, oh,
Ain't no way you're gonna stop.

Oh, baby
Oh, oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
I've got to have.

Ooh, whatever
That your days may bring
No use hiding in a corner, oh, no
'Cause that won't change a thing
If you're dancing in the doldrums,
One day soon it's got to stop, it's got to stop
When you're the master of the off-chance,
Well, you don't expect a lot, oh.

Oh, I need your love
Oh, oh, I need your love
Ooh, yeah, I need your love,
I've got to have, I've got to have.

Baby, I've got to have your love
I've got to have
Oh, baby, I've got to have your love, whoa
Oh, oh, oh, oh, I've got to have your love
Just got, I've just got
I've just got to have your love
Oh, oh, oh...
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I only gave this an '8' ?

wtf was I THINKING?
Never did see Led Zeppelin live (sold my tickets so I could go see Alice Cooper instead, but that's another story), but I did get this album - yes on vinyl - when it came out. 
101°F (38°C) in downtown Wroclaw, Poland...  time for Zep  'n some cold Piwo... (time to turn off, put down the soldering iron)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I don't know why, but this song conjures up the image of an island of full of walruses all bopping in time.

 
The main condition of being allowed to visit that island was that you were never to speak of it.  
Wicked Good
I don't know why, but this song conjures up the image of an island of full of walruses all bopping in time.
Sounds like he's working on a really difficult bowel movement.
I remember when this was released.  You could here it blaring from every guys dorm on campus. JB would be dead the following year :(
 zedstation wrote:
At the time may seemed to some like dinosaur rock from a 12 year-old band past their prime. Today, for this listener, 12 years seems like a relatively young band, and the performance here sounds passionate and powerful. Undeniable pros.

 
Said like a pro👌
At the time may seemed to some like dinosaur rock from a 12 year-old band past their prime. Today, for this listener, 12 years seems like a relatively young band, and the performance here sounds passionate and powerful. Undeniable pros.
 ncollingridge wrote:
this one doesn't do it for me. It's just a bit too repetitive and simplistic - where's the lightness of tone and inventiveness that they were so uniquely capable of when compared to other heavy rock bands?

 
Well, everyone has their prime time and moves on.
Even though it's a loss when you loved the early work
Proto-metal.
 ncollingridge wrote:
I love Led Zep (up to Physical Graffiti), but this one doesn't do it for me. It's just a bit too repetitive and simplistic - where's the lightness of tone and inventiveness that they were so uniquely capable of when compared to other heavy rock bands?

 
Have to agree there. This one was never on the list of Zep tunes that I like, and I was a Zep freak until Presence. I give it a "3".
I think is some of Plant's best singing.  Thanks RP!
 dingusbother wrote:
I love the part where JP apparently drops his guitar.     {#Roflol}

 
Apart from the beginning minutes, THIS part is indeed where I smile big!
 EarthMama wrote:
Wasn't this the album where the actual album sleeve was one of those "wet the dots" type thing, where you'd brush on water and color would appear? Sheesh, I miss the 12" format so much....so much creativity........album cover design was indeed AN ART.

 
Yes! This was one of them. Also, I believe there were six different versions of the album photo.
Interesting how synthesizers can make songs sound somewhat dated even if the song itself is great. Also interesting how in some cases synthesizer sounds can be timeless. 70s Pink Floyd comes to mind...
Great song.
still have my brown wrapper. i still like a lot of tracks on this album, love the way this one starts. 
 jnhashmi wrote:
This song makes the (very) short list of crappy Led Zeppelin songs. What were they thinking?

 
Not a stellar album by any stretch of the imagination.  Most music was getting pretty generic.  They may have been running out of steam and the death of Bonzo just stopped the downward trend.
jnhashmi wrote:
This song makes the (very) short list of crappy Led Zeppelin songs. What were they thinking?


So disagree.  Love this album.   



This song makes the (very) short list of crappy Led Zeppelin songs. What were they thinking?
It came in a brown paper wrapper which when tore open revealed the album cover as shown, but I never heard of anything like the "wet the dots" thing for this album.

EarthMama wrote:
Wasn't this the album where the actual album sleeve was one of those "wet the dots" type thing, where you'd brush on water and color would appear? Sheesh, I miss the 12" format so much....so much creativity........album cover design was indeed AN ART.

 


Wasn't this the album where the actual album sleeve was one of those "wet the dots" type thing, where you'd brush on water and color would appear? Sheesh, I miss the 12" format so much....so much creativity........album cover design was indeed AN ART.
same here,  repetitive, solo makes up for it 

ncollingridge wrote:
I love Led Zep (up to Physical Graffiti), but this one doesn't do it for me. It's just a bit too repetitive and simplistic - where's the lightness of tone and inventiveness that they were so uniquely capable of when compared to other heavy rock bands?

 


Great song indeed!

ZEP still rules Hardrock!


I love Led Zep (up to Physical Graffiti), but this one doesn't do it for me. It's just a bit too repetitive and simplistic - where's the lightness of tone and inventiveness that they were so uniquely capable of when compared to other heavy rock bands?
 Lazarus wrote:


miss you so much, Cynaera..

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 

 
Are you sure you're not really in Gethsemane?

Hugs to all  bowlegged gypsy muleskinners everywhere.
 Cynaera wrote:

YESSSSS!  I remember when I first heard this song, I was living in Ventura (well, sleeping in the attic of a garage in a business district), and I had access to Rolling Stone magazine - back when it was on oversized newsprint... ahh, the good ol' days... and the owner of the garage would bring his magazines to the shop. I read one of the reviews for this album, and I don't remember who wrote it, but he kept referring to "I need zoo love..." Made me laugh then, and remembering it now, it STILL makes me laugh...

And I still love this album. Thanks, daveesh, for the reminder.

 

miss you so much, Cynaera..

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 
ugh,not exactly my favorite led zep tune
basically grown tired of them anyway as they were way overplayed here in beantown 
 dingusbother wrote:
I love the part where JP apparently drops his guitar.     {#Roflol}

 

Heh.   I think he played everything he knew all at the same time.
Amazing how it happens every time. I will be working away listening to Radio Paradise and enjoying the wide variety of music. Then a Zep tune comes on and I am compelled to reach out to the volume knob and turn it up - way up. It is just such compelling music! I remember buying this album when it was first released and it still rocks to this day. Now that the song is over, the volume goes right back down to normal listening levels until the next Zep song tickles my ear drums.
I love the part where JP apparently drops his guitar.     {#Roflol}
{#Cheers}  {#Cheers}   {#Cheers}
The album title on the above graphic is wrong.  It's In Through The Outdoor as you will discover if you click on it.
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
This song is great... it rocks...
 

I agree with myself...
 
 Pedro1874 wrote:
The original album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the inner sleeve featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with water, would become permanently fully coloured. There were also six different sleeves featuring a different pair of photos (one on each side; see images at right), and the external brown paper sleeve meant that it was impossible for record buyers to tell which sleeve they were getting. (There is actually a code on the spine of the album jacket which indicated which sleeve it was—this could sometimes be seen while the record was still sealed.) The pictures all depicted the same scene in a bar (in which a man burns a Dear John letter), and each photo was taken from the separate point of view of someone who appeared in the other photos. The bar is the Absinthe Bar, located at 400 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. The walls are covered with thousands of yellowed business cards and dollar bills. It was re-created in a London studio for the album sleeve design.

 

I knew about the multiple covers but did not know about the coloring (yes, I'm a yank).  Now if I can only find them LPs.  I remember this being kind of a sepia-toned photo.
One of my last vinyl purchases...
Gosh - they really were good.
Nice little segue from Wintersleep - not to mention it's another Zeppelin gem! As the youngsters would say -- Hellsyeah!
I've always enjoyed this album - particularly, of course, Fool in the Rain. This is a good track too.
 bobringer wrote:
This later Zeppelin gets overlooked and panned a bit (I'm guilty).

I've stopped doing that lately.  Compared to the balls out, living on the edge of disaster blues they were doing in 1969... this is just different.  If you weren't comparing this to that... it really is all very good.

This is a tremendous song even if it's not an 18 minute "As Long As I Have You" 
 
Way to go! 

Don't buy the line from those, "their creative energies peaked as such-and-such time" fools.  They miss out on the beauty that is the continuum of a band's sound as it's members grow and develop as musicians and writers.  They also whine a lot.
 Pedro1874 wrote:
The original album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the inner sleeve featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with water, would become permanently fully coloured. There were also six different sleeves featuring a different pair of photos (one on each side; see images at right), and the external brown paper sleeve meant that it was impossible for record buyers to tell which sleeve they were getting. (There is actually a code on the spine of the album jacket which indicated which sleeve it was—this could sometimes be seen while the record was still sealed.) The pictures all depicted the same scene in a bar (in which a man burns a Dear John letter), and each photo was taken from the separate point of view of someone who appeared in the other photos. The bar is the Absinthe Bar, located at 400 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. The walls are covered with thousands of yellowed business cards and dollar bills. It was re-created in a London studio for the album sleeve design.
 
Thanks for the info...very cool.
The original album featured an unusual gimmick: the album had an outer sleeve which was made to look like a plain brown paper bag, and the inner sleeve featured black and white line artwork which, if washed with water, would become permanently fully coloured. There were also six different sleeves featuring a different pair of photos (one on each side; see images at right), and the external brown paper sleeve meant that it was impossible for record buyers to tell which sleeve they were getting. (There is actually a code on the spine of the album jacket which indicated which sleeve it was—this could sometimes be seen while the record was still sealed.) The pictures all depicted the same scene in a bar (in which a man burns a Dear John letter), and each photo was taken from the separate point of view of someone who appeared in the other photos. The bar is the Absinthe Bar, located at 400 Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA. The walls are covered with thousands of yellowed business cards and dollar bills. It was re-created in a London studio for the album sleeve design.
{#Clap}
Like most others, I overlooked this song at their end and lots of others.  Always heard it, couldn't get away from it.

I think this is the first time I stopped and actually listened to it in 30 years.  Its pretty damn good after all and all these years.
 romeotuma wrote:
Cynaera wrote:

YESSSSS!  I remember when I first heard this song, I was living in Ventura (well, sleeping in the attic of a garage in a business district), and I had access to Rolling Stone magazine - back when it was on oversized newsprint... ahh, the good ol' days... and the owner of the garage would bring his magazines to the shop. I read one of the reviews for this album, and I don't remember who wrote it, but he kept referring to "I need zoo love..." Made me laugh then, and remembering it now, it STILL makes me laugh...

And I still love this album. Thanks, daveesh, for the reminder.
  
It is so cool that this song brings back that vivid memory for you!  It is a vivid song...  I remember when one of my friends got the first copy of the vinyl album In Through The Out Door...  we sat around smoking pot and talking excitedly about the whole album...  that was a great moment in history...

I love this song...


 

 
I remember In Through the Out Door getting lukewarm critical reception—it was a long time coming after the previoustudio album. Most of my friends who were into Zep tried hard to like it but a fair amount of the album sounded like filler...We all liked thisong, though. 

There was this rumor floating around that if you wiped the picture on the album sleeve with damp cloth (dewd!), you'd uncover another picture. Didn't work. We were bummed, but intense pot-free discussion followed about the meaning of the artwork and possible Hidden Meanings. Maybe we needed the THC to figure it all out. 

Everyone needs zoo love, Cynaera...
Ok, its not the best LZ song but still most guitarists would kill to come up with that little recurring riff, its just that Jimmy had so many.
always thought of this as the most Spectorized of zep songs.
 Cynaera wrote:

YESSSSS!  I remember when I first heard this song, I was living in Ventura (well, sleeping in the attic of a garage in a business district), and I had access to Rolling Stone magazine - back when it was on oversized newsprint... ahh, the good ol' days... and the owner of the garage would bring his magazines to the shop. I read one of the reviews for this album, and I don't remember who wrote it, but he kept referring to "I need zoo love..." Made me laugh then, and remembering it now, it STILL makes me laugh...

And I still love this album. Thanks, daveesh, for the reminder.
 


It is so cool that this song brings back that vivid memory for you!  It is a vivid song...  I remember when one of my friends got the first copy of the vinyl album In Through The Out Door...  we sat around smoking pot and talking excitedly about the whole album...  that was a great moment in history...

I love this song...


 


Best worst Zep song ever. Sounded great on my Radio Shack under-the-dash cassette deck back in 1979. Traded the cassette for my brother-in-law's copy of The Cars "The Cars". I think I got the better of that bargain, but I still like "Outdoor".
 daveesh wrote:
kind of a drag that the listing up there always seems to default to a greatest hits album or some compilation. this is from in through the out door, dammit!
 
YESSSSS!  I remember when I first heard this song, I was living in Ventura (well, sleeping in the attic of a garage in a business district), and I had access to Rolling Stone magazine - back when it was on oversized newsprint... ahh, the good ol' days... and the owner of the garage would bring his magazines to the shop. I read one of the reviews for this album, and I don't remember who wrote it, but he kept referring to "I need zoo love..." Made me laugh then, and remembering it now, it STILL makes me laugh...

And I still love this album. Thanks, daveesh, for the reminder.

 bobringer wrote:
This later Zeppelin gets overlooked and panned a bit (I'm guilty).

I've stopped doing that lately.  Compared to the balls out, living on the edge of disaster blues they were doing in 1969... this is just different.  If you weren't comparing this to that... it really is all very good.

This is a tremendous song even if it's not an 18 minute "As Long As I Have You" 
 

Absolutely, I love this album as much as the others!
Boy there is no guessing who is pacing this song, those pounding drums must have been awesome to play in front of
kind of a drag that the listing up there always seems to default to a greatest hits album or some compilation. this is from in through the out door, dammit!
SUHWEEEEET! 
This later Zeppelin gets overlooked and panned a bit (I'm guilty).

I've stopped doing that lately.  Compared to the balls out, living on the edge of disaster blues they were doing in 1969... this is just different.  If you weren't comparing this to that... it really is all very good.

This is a tremendous song even if it's not an 18 minute "As Long As I Have You" 
I dunno...this always seemed so, um, ponderous like a couple of guys heaving a medicine ball back and forth. Good, but slow.
 tulfan wrote:
Insta-MUTE
 
I cranked mine to balance the universe. {#Devil_pimp}

Cool man - but not for RP.
Not my favorite LZ tune, some mumbling from the class of the Be Good Tanya's . . .
Insta-MUTE
Never a huge fan of LZ but that's probably my favorite song they've done; classic in every sense of the word.  Thanks BG for adding it to the list.

LZ by the numbers. "Ooo. Oooo. Oooo. Ah. Ah. Ah." And some reverb on the guitar. They've done better.
Sounds like Jimmy's droppin' his guitar a couple of times.....LOVE IT! {#Music}

The older I get, the more I appreciate Zeppelin. Maybe by the time I'm 80, I'll even like the songs where Robert Plant screams his way through.
No work getting done now-music tooooo LOUD and playing air drums.

Never gets old...classic!
 jmpnbob wrote:
 flyboy wrote:

Well you can imagine my surprise when I found out there was a LZ song I hadn't hung a 10 on yet.

That's remedied.

My sentiments exactly, when ever an LZ song comes on I make sure I rated it a one.
 
That's remedied.
 
Well, I'm sentimental about Zep, so it's a ten from me.
 flyboy wrote:

Well you can imagine my surprise when I found out there was a LZ song I hadn't hung a 10 on yet.

That's remedied.


My sentiments exactly, when ever an LZ song comes on I make sure I rated it a one.
 
That's remedied.


Well you can imagine my surprise when I found out there was a LZ song I hadn't hung a 10 on yet.

That's remedied.


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Did he say "I need Zoo love"?



Yes.
 


Classic Zep!
 LPCity wrote:
Isn't the cover shown the one for "In through the out door"?

One of the several...  Check this out


An album does not get any better my friends! Come on give it up!


Rock....on.
 LPCity wrote:
Isn't the cover shown the one for "In through the out door"?
 
That's one of the four. When the LP was released first on vinyl, the records where coverd,not knowing what cover you where getting. I don't know what's up with The Complete Led Zeppelin album name.


I forgot how much I liked this song...  {#Dancingbanana}
 Stave wrote:

Led Zeppelin is like sex or pot; even when it's bad it's still pretty good.

     {#No}      Led Zep is like sex or pot ; no matter what,,always good !


 LPCity wrote:
Isn't the cover shown the one for "In through the out door"?
 
Yup, that's it!
Isn't the cover shown the one for "In through the out door"?


This song is great... it rocks...


I have always loved this one, I know this is not a popular album from them, but I for one love it!{#Clap}
 bmccaul wrote:
Probably my least favorite Zepplin song, can only give this one a 5 {#Snooty}
 
Led Zeppelin is like sex or pot; even when it's bad it's still pretty good.

Probably my least favorite Zepplin song, can only give this one a 5 {#Snooty}
Did he say "I need Zoo love"?




Is this one new to RP? Niiiiice.
SO happy somebody uploaded this!