Vinyl of the Month – Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin

Physical Graffiti

A little behind on posting this. This months vinyl of the month is the first Led Zeppelin album I ever bought – Physical Graffiti. It was released in February 1975, I probably bought it the summer of 1975, it was a double album with 15 songs. It was their 6th album release.

I was a die hard KISS fan at this point in my life, loving their short 3 minute songs about sex and girls, so getting a Led Zeppelin album was a totally different direction for me. 5 minute songs on average and the epic Kashmir almost 9 minutes long, this was a different listen for me. But I loved it. And I was now a Led Zeppelin fan for life. Custard Pie stood out as my favorite at the time followed by The Rover, both guitar heavy songs.

Led Zeppelin

I then proceeded to find all the rest of Zeppelin’s back albums. Sadly #1 – I never got to see them in concert. I can still remember where I was when I heard the John Bonham (the drummer) had died (I also remember where I was when I heard Elvis had passed too).

Sadly #2 – I gave my Led Zeppelin vinyl collection to my brother after buying the CD versions of them. He proceeded to sell them. I’m now in the process of replacing all those albums. I have one left to purchase.

So this month Vinyl of the Month is Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, still my favorite Led Zep album of the bunch.

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