“We’ve done four already but now we’re steady and then they went, 1, 2, 3, 4 . . .”
Houses Of The Holy, Led Zeppelin’s 5th release kicks off with the manic Song Remains The Same. A high powered rocker, fast and furious; that then down shifts into the “tender” Rain Song, which features, “John Paul Jones on piano”. Jones is the highlight on it and No Quarter, which for me are the standouts on the album. Over the Hills And Far Away is FM friendly as is Dancing Days. I seem to remember those two being played on the radio a lot.
“I’m just trying to find the bridge!”
The Crunge is homage to James Brown. D’yer Mak’er has a reggae flair.
“Has anyone seen the bridge?”
The Ocean wraps up the record in classic Zeppelin style; heavy drums, bass, guitar and extreme caterwauling.
“Where’s that confounded bridge?”