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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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.