Label: Atlantic - ATL 50 014 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue Gatefold • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Blues Rock, Hard Rock
The title is a play on the word " Jamaica " when spoken in an English accent. This song was meant to imitate reggae and its " dub " derivative emerging from Jamaica in the early s. Its genesis is traced to Led Zeppelin's rehearsals at Stargroves inwhen drummer John Bonham started with a beat similar to s doo-wopand then twisted it into a slight off beat tempo, upon which a reggae influence emerged.
This track, as well as another song entitled " The Crunge ", was initially not taken seriously by many listeners, and some critics reserved their harshest criticism for these two arrangements.
I thought it was pretty obvious. King's things, stuff like that. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has expressed his distaste Dyer Maker - Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy the song, suggesting that it started off as a studio joke and was not thought through carefully enough. Atlantic Records went so far as to distribute advance promotional copies to DJs now valuable collectors' items.
While it was released in the US, and the single peaked at No. This song was never performed live in its entirety at Led Zeppelin concertsalthough snatches of it were played during " Whole Lotta Love " during the North American concert tour and " Communication Breakdown " at the Earls Court shows in the same year. The sleeve on the first album pressing also gives tribute to " Rosie and the Originals ",  a reference to the doo-wop influence in the song's style.
In a interview, Plant discussed the different interpretations and pronunciations of the name of the song. The title, which does not appear in the lyrics, was chosen because it reflects the reggae feel of the song, and as an example of the Led Zeppelin band members' senses of humour.
In a contemporary review for Houses of the HolyGordon Fletcher of Rolling Stone gave Emilio - Lithium - Zennon Supertroopers Mak'er" a negative review, calling it a "naked imitation", along with " The Crunge ", as well as "easily" one of the worst things the band has ever attempted.
Axl Rose cited it as a song that meant a lot to him as a teenager: "That got me into heavy rock. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Dyer Maker. Main article: List of cover versions of Led Zeppelin songs. Electric Lady Studios. Archived from the original on 31 December Original full-length interview radio. San Diego, California: FM Archived from the original on 28 September Omnibus Press.
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