Facebook reverses ban on ‘Houses Of The Holy’ cover https://t.co/pDMhvewwQc pic.twitter.com/Ns3KOhd28R
— Stereogum (@stereogum) June 21, 2019
“As our community standards explain, we don’t allow nude images of children on Facebook. But we know this a culturally significant image. Therefore, we’re restoring the posts we removed.”
The Giant’s Causeway is of significant cultural importance. No doubt, the picture has some artistic significance.
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….
I’d say Jimmy Page is delighted.
Since I’ve been loving you
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.
love that book, especially the genetic memory aspects
the hypocrisy. they regularly leave up violent videos etc. to boost usage.
Arguably the most overrated band ever….
They’re great but when you try to go deeper, there’s nothing there.
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.
Bono wants a word with you
The *other* controversial cover, from around the same time, is Bind Faith’s eponymous album.
There are many others, but these two stand apart.
The Blind Faith cover is another level. The Zep cover at least has an eerie “Children of the Corn” vibe going on.
They never released a single in their heyday.