The demise of Led Zeppelin came about a year in advance of the August ’81 debut of MTV. So we in no way obtained to see the Zep do good movie treatments for late-interval tracks like “Achilles Previous Stand” or “Fool in the Rain.” Chances are the band would have moved on from the technique they took on The Music Continues to be the Very same movie. But who is aware of.
The Rolling Stones ended up undoubtedly alive (if not solely very well) in the early ’80s. And the band arrived by means of with Tattoo You (1981), a assortment of tracks they’d begun performing on for the duration of the ’70s. That album remains the previous by the Stones to hit No. 1 in The usa.
Useless to say, a band fronted by Mick Jagger would not be shut out of MTV. And the Stones came up significant with “Waiting on a Buddy,” the band’s very first clip to strike the fledgling movie network. Shot by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Permit It Be, Rock and Roll Circus), it kicks off at a creating produced famed on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Actual physical Graffiti (1975).
The Rolling Stones ‘Waiting on a Friend’ video clip begins at the Led Zeppelin ‘Physical Graffiti’ building
The design and style for Bodily Graffiti, a single of Zeppelin’s fantastic covers (and finest albums), functions the title spelled out in the windows of the structures at 96-98 St. Mark’s Area in New York’s East Village. You see the facet-by-side tenements from the avenue degree, with 1 upper flooring of the making eliminated for inventive functions.
When the Stones’ video for “Waiting on a Friend” opens, Jagger is standing on the stoop at 96 St. Mark’s. A several good friends (just one of them a reggae legend) dangle out on the measures under. And the camera tracks the approach of Keith Richards, who traipses down Very first Avenue past the legendary, now-fallen Worldwide Bar (salute to the Intercontinental 13 gang).
In phrases of song and online video notion, items do not get substantially deeper than this in “Waiting on a Friend.” Jagger drops some lyrics that won’t land in the songwriters hall of fame (e.g., “I’m just standing in a doorway”), and finally the Stones’ singer-songwriter takes a seat.
But Mick is in fantastic company there. That is Peter Tosh, then signed to the Stones’ document label, hanging out on St. Mark’s. And before the conclusion of the monitor listeners get to hear jazz legend Sonny Rollins wail on his saxophone.
Led Zeppelin expended a fortune on the ‘Physical Graffiti’ address
If you’ve never held a copy of the Actual physical Graffiti double LP in your arms, it’s some thing you will need to do. (In actuality, everyone should really possess this album.) It is fairly a piece of artwork for a rock launch.
The credits incorporate about 6 folks for the numerous images (entrance and back), the tinting, the illustrations for the home windows, the layout, and so on. At the time of its launch, it was the most highly-priced history packaging ever commissioned.
Really do not fear: Zeppelin covered the prices by selling a lot more than eight million copies. (It gets credited for likely platinum 16 occasions more than mainly because of the two discs inside of.)
The developing is however there to test out. Around the several years, the very little shop underneath 96 St. Mark’s has hosted a classic clothes shop known as Bodily Graffiti. At push time, it was in its most current incarnation: Bodily Graffitea. Carry a mug.