The Fly Column: 'Houses of the Holy' - The True Story?!

Led Zepplin were famous not only for their off-beat mixture of Zen and Satanism, and riotous living, but also for their imaginative record covers. However, it wasn’t always a case of just setting fire to a passing German airship or getting some old tramp to pose with a bundle of sticks on his back.

This picture shows the long development process that took place between the prototype stage – a murky holiday snap taken by Robert Plant on holiday in Cardigan Bay (1970) and the glossy final image for Zepplin's classic 1973 album.

The Fly
Riff Raff
July, 1993
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