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Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Four Symbols » Fr Apr 15, 2011 2:19 pm

Hier ein Bericht von Daily Mail Online:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-500606/Solved-Mystery-iconic-Led-Zeppelin-album-cover-golden-haired-children.html#ixzz1Jb68Vgun

Solved: Mystery of the iconic Led Zeppelin album cover and its golden-haired children

By RICK HEWETT

Led Zeppelin's surreal cover for their Houses Of The Holy album, featuring golden-haired children crawling across an apocalyptic landscape, is one of the most iconic images in rock history.
But while the sleeve design is familiar across the globe, what no one knows is that the young boy who appears in the photo montage is now a well-known television presenter.
Stefan Gates, of BBC2's Cooking In The Danger Zone, was just five when he and sister Sam were innocently snapped in the nude for the shoot on the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Model behaviour: Stefan and Sam posed for knitting patterns and appeared in TV dramas, including Poldark
His role is revealed as Led Zeppelin prepare for their historic reunion concert at London's O2 arena tomorrow night ? which has seen one million fans battle for 20,000 tickets.
Stefan, 40, has travelled to some of the world's most dangerous regions fronting his show. But the photoshoot over ten rainy days in County Antrim remains prominent in his mind.
He had followed Sam, now 42, into child modelling after she was spotted by a talent scout. They posed together for knitwear patterns and appeared separately in commercials and TV dramas, including Poldark.
Stefan said: "We only got a few quid for the modelling and the chance to travel to places we had never been before.
"Our family wasn't well off, we certainly couldn't afford holidays, so it worked out great for us.
"For the Zeppelin cover we went to Ireland during the Troubles. I remember arriving at the airport and seeing all these people with guns.
"We stayed in this little guest house near the Giant's Causeway and to capture the so-called magic light of dawn and dusk we'd shoot first thing in the morning and at night.

Naked ambition: Stefan and Sam Gates on the album's cover, crawling over the Giant's Causeway in Ireland. Several multiple-exposure shots give the impression of lots of children
"I've heard people saying they put wigs on several children. But there was only me and my sister and that's our real hair.
"I used to love being naked when I was that age so I didn't mind. I'd whip off my clothes at the drop of a hat and run around having a great time, so I was in my element.
"My sister was older so she was probably a bit more self-conscious."
The cover art was the brainchild of Aubrey Powell and Storm Thorgerson of legendary album-sleeve designers Hipgnosis. They took several multiple-exposure shots of Stefan and Sam to create the image of more children clambering over the rocks.
There is endless debate among rock fans over the significance of the image.
Powell has claimed he was inspired by the science-fiction book Childhood's End by Arthur C Clarke, in which children climb off the end of the world.
Stefan ? who lives in North London with wife Georgia and daughters Daisy, four, and Poppy, two ? is sceptical of all the theories about the artwork's meaning, including Powell's.

You've come a long way baby: Stefan Gates, who now presents Cooking In The Danger Zone, says the Led Zeppelin photo-shoot made him seek out more adventurous experiences
He said: "In a lot of cases with graphical design work it's an evolving process and they think up the explanation later. I personally have no idea what it means.
There's something about it though that is disturbing and haunting, perhaps more so because I am in it."
Although a fan of Led Zeppelin, Stefan confesses he has never listened to Houses Of The Holy, which was released in 1973.
"It carries too much significance for me," he said. "A part of me wants to go out to the Giant's Causeway with a big pair of speakers, strip naked and play it just to see if I have some kind of great epiphany."
Sam moved to Cape Town, South Africa, four years ago with husband Andrew Hamilton Barr and they have a daughter, Tallulah.
The screenwriter, who also features on the inside sleeve as the child being sacrificed at the top of a mountain, said: "I remember the shoot really clearly, mainly because it was freezing cold and rained the whole time.

Still on the rocks: Sam, who now lives in Cape Town with her husband and daughter Tallulah
"We were naked in a lot of the modelling shoots we did, nothing was thought of it back then. You probably couldn't get away with that now."
Stefan has just finished filming the third series of Cooking In The Danger Zone, which included a visit to Palestine.
He believes shooting the album cover 35 years ago has subconsciously played a huge role in his life.
He said: "Although it's just my naked behind you can see, perhaps being a part of something like that at a young age made me seek out more ambitious and adventurous experiences."
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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Wind-of-Thor » Fr Apr 15, 2011 3:49 pm

dann auch der Bericht der BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qfzbw

When he was four, food writer Stefan Gates appeared on the cover of Led Zeppelin's classic album Houses of the Holy. This deeply personal programme follows him as he investigates for the first time the story behind this iconic cover.

It is a famously unsettling image. Taken at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland, Stefan and his sister Samantha appear naked climbing up the eerie landscape against a bright orange apocalyptic sky.

It's a photo that's dogged Stefan all his life. Ever since he was a child, the picture has disturbed him, even scared him. He's ambivalent about it; should he be proud of it or is there something to be ashamed of? He's purposely never found out the story behind it. He has never even listened to the record.

Now he sets out to revisit that chapter in his life and to confront his own mixed emotions about it, discovering the story behind the image, and its ideas and ethics. He discovers his sister's memories of the difficulties in getting it made, confronts his mother about why she let him pose naked as a child and meets Aubrey Powell, the cover art's photographer, from the famous graphic design team Hipgnosis. Finally, he makes an emotional journey back to the Giants Causeway to listen to the album for the very first time.
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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Wind-of-Thor » Sa Apr 16, 2011 8:54 am

das Cover ist eines der Besten in der Musikwelt.
Die Revised Versions im blauen Cover gefällt mir persönlich noch besser.

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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Ledzeppi » Sa Apr 16, 2011 10:56 am

Danke euch beiden fĂĽr den sehr umfangreichen Englischkurs ):(

@ Achim, das Cover ist einfach Invertiert und daher blau ;)

hier habe ich es wieder umgekehrt. :lol:

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Mehr Versionen des Covers könnt ihr auch hier sehen

http://ledzeppelin.jimdo.com/records/co ... -the-holy/


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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Four Symbols » Sa Apr 16, 2011 11:11 am

Ledzeppi hat geschrieben:Danke euch beiden fĂĽr den sehr umfangreichen Englischkurs ):(


Gern geschehen, wenn ich einen deutschen Artikel gefunden hätte, hätte ich ihn natürlich gepostet.
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Beitragvon Ledzeppi » Sa Apr 16, 2011 11:11 am

Habe ich auch als meine Google Seite

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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Four Symbols » Sa Apr 16, 2011 11:22 am

Ledzeppi hat geschrieben:Habe ich auch als meine Google Seite

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iGoogle verwende ich nicht ... Google speichert auch so schon genug Daten ĂĽber mich, brauche ich nicht auch noch meine Suchgewohnheiten abgespeichert.
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Beitragvon Ledzeppi » So Apr 17, 2011 12:05 pm

.....schön für dich, ich wollte eigentlich gar nicht wissen, wer welche Suchmaschine benutzt. :o (Daten werden auch anders gespeichert, aber das kann man ja auch verhindern)
Ich wollt nur zeigen, dass man sein Google auch verschönern kann. ;)
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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon leedata » So Apr 17, 2011 2:38 pm

Das sieht ja alles geil aus :super: . Hm, und das man sich die google-Seite verschönern kann, wusste ich noch gar nicht :denk:

...obwohl ich noch an dieser Stelle ehrlich erwähnen möchte, dass es mich, als ich dieses cover das allererste Mal gesehen habe, ein wenig gegruselt hat ;)


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Re: Houses Of The Holy - Cover

Beitragvon Carlo2009 » Di Apr 19, 2011 6:27 am

leedata hat geschrieben:Das sieht ja alles geil aus :super: . Hm, und das man sich die google-Seite verschönern kann, wusste ich noch gar nicht :denk:

...obwohl ich noch an dieser Stelle ehrlich erwähnen möchte, dass es mich, als ich dieses cover das allererste Mal gesehen habe, ein wenig gegruselt hat ;)


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Hallo Tina,
mir ging es ähnlich!
Ăśbrigens Gerd (Gott habe Ihn selig) hatte auch nie ein gutes GefĂĽhl bei dem Cover.
Als wir mal bei einem persönlichen Gespräch über dieses Cover gesprochen haben hofften wir beide, dass dieses Cover nichts mit dem Hang von Jimmy
zu sehr sehr jungen Mädchen zu tun hatte. Aber ich möchte hier kein Fass aufmachen. Kann ja alles auch ganz anders sein.

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