Led Zeppelin-Houses of the holy
I felt that since we took our blog name from a Zeppelin song that the first cover should be of one of their albums. Whenever Spring rolls around I particularly think of this cover. It just makes me think of the weather getting warmer and things getting greener. Perhaps the greatest strength of this cover is that it's a good blend of reality and fantasy. We have people and a place that are in real proportions, but the colors give it very much an appearance of being a fantasy type world. Something about this cover, perhaps the light or the simplicity of it makes me feel very alive. My old CD copy that I purchased around 1990 has a rectangle with the Zeppelin logo and album title blatantly slapped across a good chunk of the cover. It was like some merchandising genius at Atlantic records was terrified that people were not going to know this was Zeppelin unless it said so. Anyway it's a cover I like a great deal.
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