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Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy

Jon Tiven, Fusion, August 1973

LED ZEP'S ANNUAL album is at last upon us, and although many a fan may be befuddled by its lack of rhythmic/lyric/melodic coherence-conformity, it is surely a mofo. Jimmy Page and Co. aptly demonstrate that they still know how to knock a listener on his proverbial buttocks, and not just with sheer volume, although there are a few raw metal demonstrations which are sheer delights.

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