Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975.
The band wrote and recorded eight new songs at Headley Grange. These eight songs stretched the total playing time of the record over a single LP's usual length, so they made this a double album by including one outtake from Led Zeppelin III, and three each from Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy, including the unused title track.
Physical Graffiti was a commercial success (even garnering praise from Rolling Stone, of all places). It ranks at #73 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.
- "Custard Pie" (4:15)
- "The Rover" (6:42)
- "In My Time of Dying" (11:08)
- "Houses of the Holy" (6:28)
- "Trampled Under Foot" (5:36)
- "Kashmir" (8:37)
- "In the Light" (8:47)
- "Bron-Yr-Aur" (2:06)
- "Down by the Seaside" (5:15)
- "Ten Years Gone" (6:34)
- "Night Flight" (3:38)
- "The Wanton Song" (4:08)
- "Boogie with Stu" (3:52)
- "Black Country Woman" (4:24)
- "Sick Again" (4:42)
- John Bonham drums, percussion
- John Paul Jones bass guitar, organ, acoustic and electric piano, mellotron, guitar, mandolin, VCS 3 synthesiser, Hohner clavinet, Hammond organ, string arrangement
- Jimmy Page electric, acoustic, lap steel and slide guitar, mandolin, production
- Robert Plant lead vocals, harmonica, acoustic guitar on "Boogie with Stu"
In My Time of Troping:
- Auto Erotica: "Trampled Under Foot".
- Distinct Double Album: It kinda goes without saying here.
- Epic Rocking: 6 of the 15 songs on this album go over 6 minutes.
- In the Style of...: "Trampled Under Foot" is in the style of Stevie Wonder (specifically, "Superstition").
- Premature Encapsulation: "Houses of the Holy" was meant to be the previous album's title track.
- The Something Song: "The Wanton Song".
- Trampled Underfoot: Trope Namers.
- Uncommon Time: "Kashmir" has, in the main section, the drums playing straight 4/4 while the strings, guitar, and bass are in 3/4. There's also a bar of 9/8 before the bridge.