Wednesday, May 7, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti"

Not unlike the gorgeous sunny day that is May 7, 2008 in Washington, DC, there came to pass a very similar day at the Jersey Shore back in 1985 when it seemed like a damn fine idea to ditch school, head to my pal Noel's house, and drink whiskey all morning long. Nothing like being three sheets to the wind, as my dad used to say, at 10 AM. Soon the word spread and a bunch of others followed and a rather impromptu and er, ...spirited day was had. One guy who ditched school that morning with us was Eric, who for some reason was called "Ebo" (pronounced 'e-bow'.) So, 'Down By The Seaside' from this Zep LP comes on, and at the point where Plant sings ' the people turned away' -- we all sang 'Ebo turned away/ Ebo turned away' waving shots of Jack Daniels in the air. F'n brilliant, right? Turns out, I can't hear the song differently all these years on. And now you can't.

Once I stood in front of this exact building at 96 and 98 St. Mark's Place in New York City. Talk about surreal contact high.

Led Zeppelin - In My Time Of Dying (Mp3)
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir (Mp3)
Led Zeppelin - In The Light (Mp3)
Led Zeppelin - Down By The Seaside (Mp3)
Led Zeppelin - Bron-Yr-Aur (Mp3)


Bobby said...

A towering masterpiece of rock music, Physcal Graffiti has sold 16 million copies and remains as potent as the day it was released. Zeppelin's dominance and influence on rock music in the 70's was every bit as strong as was The Beatles' in the prior decade. Appropriately, they remain the two greatest, most popular, and influential bands in rock history.

The Vinyl District said...

Y'know - I agree fully.