Rolling Stones sideman Bron-Yr-Aur – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti Stewart, who sat in on this tune — is one of Physical Graffiti’s. Physical Graffiti’s double-album ambitions, but that doesn’t mean it’s without merit. Jimmy Page’s slippery guitar and John Bonham’s merciless drum assault. Led Zeppelin working in their fundamental, frill-free heavy rock element.
Led Zeppelin number that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on any of their LPs. Leave it to Led Zeppelin to kick off the album many consider their magnum opus with a simple recipe for one of their favorite desserts. Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, etc. Zeppelin’s canon, since John Paul Jones’ hypnotic funk-inspired Clavinet riff, rather than Jimmy Page’s guitar, drives it. Jimmy Page lick with John Bonham’s reliable pounding and John Paul Jones’ busy bass work, while Robert Plant muses about life on the road with one of the world’s most powerful touring machines. Zeppelin’s greatest epic, all 11 minutes of it, brings the first side of Physical Graffiti to an awe-inspiring blues workout, almost as if the band was daring fans to flip the record over and see what wonders lay beyond. 2018 Ultimate Classic Rock is part of the Loudwire Network, Townsquare Media, Inc.
To celebrate the anniversary of the release of Led Zeppelin’s double-album masterpiece ‘Physical Graffiti’ on Feb. Swan Song nor the chaotic production of their film distracted Led Zeppelin from the business of making their next record. In the spring of 1974 they retired for a third time to Headley Grange. Page retained a room in the freezing house but the others chose to be sequestered nearby at a plush country hotel. During the creative boom of the last four years enough songs for two records had been stockpiled and they elected to use them all. Since the band were now filled with a sense of their own importance, this much was inevitable.