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Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy

Metal Mike Saunders, Phonograph Record, May 1973

MERCY ME, it's time to bring out the Sominex again. If it weren't for Slade and the Stooges, God knows what sort of utter decay the filed of hard rock might be in by now, and this latest does of pablum doesn't help things at all. How it hurts to think back to 1971, the banner year of heavy metal rock: Paranoid, Master of Reality, Love It To Death, Killer, Led Zep IV, Look At Yourself, Man Who Sold The World, Dust, UFO1, Fireball and E Pluribus Funk were but a few of the metallic stompers that graced that year's release sheet. War pigs, black dogs, and loose geese running amok through the land...those were the days.

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