May 13, 2021

Alexandra Beer House

The Real Estate Experts

Exploding heads and mellotrons: The story of Led Zeppelin’s Houses Of The Holy

In March 1973, adverts started appearing in the music press for Led Zeppelin’s new album, Houses Of The Holy

One featured a black-and-white drawing of the kind once found in the pages of a Victorian ‘Penny Dreadful’ magazine. It showed a man with his hands bound behind his back and his head jammed between the buffers of two railway carriages. Another featured a uniformed figure with their head exploding in a cloud of smoke and flames, above the words: “LedZeppelin. Houses Of The Holy. The Effect Is Shattering…”