The Cover Remains The Same


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Houses of the Holy?

15 thoughts on “The Cover Remains The Same

  1. Gabby

    The Giant’s Causeway is of significant cultural importance. No doubt, the picture has some artistic significance.

    1. H

      Oh my good gravy, I bought a second hand copy of this album from, my favourite record shop, Freebird records on Grafton Street, in the mid 80’s with one of my pay checks from Mac’s shoe shop, further up Grafton Street, and I never, until now, realised that they were climbing up the Giant’s Causeway! I’m going to say that I was too distracted by the music to pay too much attention to the cover….

  2. Slightly Bemused

    Hats off for the cool title, Nick!

    I was more interested in the cover when I learned that it is based on an Arthur C Clarke story: Childhoods End. Never figured out which track it referred to though, although it does fit the theme of the album. Sadly, I lost my copy in my divorce, either it remaining with the ex, or getting lost in various transits.

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Arrah Bertie, they were pioneers! Not only at chucking TVs through hotel windows (I’m sure I read in their biography that they were the first), but recording albums in minimal studio hours and sweeping through America with more consistency and dedication than the Beatles. And look at Plant – successful solo career, plus John Bonham was and is regarded as the greatest drummer of all time. Underrated in my view.

  3. Pip

    The *other* controversial cover, from around the same time, is Bind Faith’s eponymous album.
    There are many others, but these two stand apart.

    1. Liam

      The Blind Faith cover is another level. The Zep cover at least has an eerie “Children of the Corn” vibe going on.

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