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Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy is the fifth studio album by the rock band Led Zeppelin, released in March 1973 by Atlantic Records. As soon as I purchased this album I loved it, this is my 5th Led Zeppelin album. This group is one of the iconic bands of all time.

I love each song on this album! If you haven’t listened to Led Zeppelin before…get at it.

Track Listing:

Side one

No.

Title

Writer(s)

Length

1.

The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page Robert Plant

5:32

2.

The Rain Song

▪ Page Plant

7:39

3.

Over the Hills and Far Away

▪ Page Plant

4:50

4.

The Crunge

John Bonham John Paul Jones Page Plant

3:17

Side two

No.

Title

Writer(s)

Length

5.

Dancing Days

▪ Page Plant

3:43

6.

D’yer Mak’er

▪ Bonham Jones Page Plant

4:23

7.

No Quarter

▪ Jones Page Plant

7:00

8.

The Ocean

▪ Bonham Jones Page Plant

4:31

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Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies

Billion Dollar Babies is the sixth studio album by Alice Cooper, released in 1973.

When I bought this album as teenager my friends and I were like wow, what an album. I love every song on this record. If you’ve never heard it now is the time, pay attention to the lyrics.

Track listing:

Hello Hooray” 4:15

“Raped and Freezin'” 3:19

Elected” 4:05

Billion Dollar Babies” 3:43

“Unfinished Sweet” 6:18

No More Mr. Nice Guy” 3:06

“Generation Landslide” 4:31

“Sick Things” 4:18

“Mary Ann” 2:21

“I Love the Dead” 5:09

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Nazareth – Razamanaz


Razamanaz is the third studio album by the Scottish band Nazareth, released in 1973. It was the band’s first LP record to break the charts and was produced by Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

When I first heard Nazareth I knew their music was up my alley. Good old loud rock and roll even though some of their songs are on the quieter side.

1. “Razamanaz” 3:52

2. “Alcatraz” 4:23

3. “Vigilante Man” 5:21

4. “Woke Up This Morning” 3:53

5. “Night Woman” 3:29

6. “Bad, Bad Boy” 3:55

7. “Sold My Soul” 4:49

8. “Too Bad, Too Sad” 2:55

9. “Broken Down Angel”

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Led Zeppelin – IV


The untitled fourth studio album by the rock band Led Zeppelin, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released in November 1971 by Atlantic Records and was produced by guitarist Jimmy Page.

My copy of this album still has the plastic on it and the gatefold has never been opened. When I first got this album I heard “Black Dog” and I was WOW this is definitely Zeppelin. I’m sure everyone knows the song “Stairway to Heaven” as it is classic now.

When I first listened to the entire album some of the quieter songs weren’t heavy enough for me at the time. However I love all the songs on this album.

You gotta have it in your collection …. even digital!

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Santana – Abraxas

Abraxas is the second studio album by the rock band Santana released in September 1970.

The biggest hits off this album are “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va”. I’ve had this album for decades and if I remember it was a trade for another album. I’m guessing I came out on top as this album is preserved in the National Recording Registry due to its “cultural, historic, or artistic significance.”

LP side 1

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Singing Winds, Crying Beasts” (Instrumental) Mike Carabello 4:51

2. “Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” Peter Green/Gábor Szabó 5:24

3. “Oye Como Va” Tito Puente 4:17

4. “Incident at Neshabur” (Instrumental) Alberto Gianquinto, Carlos Santana 4:58

LP side 2

No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. “Se a Cabo” José Areas 2:50

2. “Mother’s Daughter” Gregg Rolie 4:25

3. “Samba Pa Ti” (Instrumental) Santana 4:45

4. “Hope You’re Feeling Better” Rolie 4:10

5. “El Nicoya” Areas 1:30

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Queen – A Night At The Opera


A Night at the Opera is the fourth album by the rock band Queen, released in November 11975. It was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release.

The movie Wayne’s World made Bohemian Rapsody a huge hit. When I bought this album, I’m thinking to myself that this is a very unique album. The sound is similar to the earlier Queen albums but different.

Definite must have in your record collection.

Side one

1. “Death on Two Legs 3:43

2. “Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon” 1:08

3. “I’m in Love with My Car” 3:05

4. “You’re My Best Friend” 2:50

5. “’39” 3:30

6. “Sweet Lady” 4:01

7. “Seaside Rendezvous” 2:13

Side two

8. “The Prophet’s Song” 8:21

9. “Love of My Life” 3:38

10. “Good Company” 3:26

11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” 5:57

12. “God Save the Queen” 

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Robert Plant – Pictures at Eleven

Pictures at Eleven is the debut solo album by Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released in 1982. Phil Collins drummer from Genesis played drums for six of the album’s songs. Former Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell handled drums on “Slow Dancer” and “Like I’ve Never Been Gone.”

When I first bought this album I thought it would sound like a Zeppelin album. The voice was there however the music was softer than I expected. This is an excellent album just don’t expect it sound like Robert Plants former band. There is hints of the Zeppelin sound.

Side one

“Burning Down One Side” – 3:55

“Moonlight in Samosa” – 3:58

“Pledge Pin” – 4:01

“Slow Dancer” – 7:43

Side two

“Worse Than Detroit” – 5:55

“Fat Lip” – 5:05

“Like I’ve Never Been Gone” – 5:56

“Mystery Title” – 5:16

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