Forty years of Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin’s 6th album was released February 24, 1975. I remember being fascinated at the variety of musical styles on this double album. And “Houses of the Holy” was on this album (not Houses of the Holy).

The album also contained “Kashmir”, my favorite Led Zep cut. Yes, I know “Stairway to Heaven” is the greatest rock song ever, but “Kashmir” is the acme of Zeppelin-ness.

physical_graffiti_by_retromassacre-d2xncl5

The “Ghost Rider” B-52 Rises From The Grave To Ride Again

U.S. Air Force serial number 61-0007, a B-52H known by its nose art as “Ghost Rider,” was brought out of seven years of storage at the Defense Department’s boneyard in Arizona. Its new mission? To replace an active B-52H that was badly damaged by fire while on the ground at Barksdale Air Force Base and make the USAF arms treaty-dictated fleet of 76 B-52s whole once again.

hhcn1aoxnhbfywc2xsbk

Traffic

If you see something that looks like a star
And it’s shooting up out of the ground
And your head is spinning from a loud guitar
And you just can’t escape from the sound
Don’t worry too much, it’ll happen to you
We were children once, playing with toys
And the thing that you’re hearing is only the sound of
The low spark of high-heeled boys.

traffic-logo-04