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“D’yer Mak’er” / “The Crunge” – Led Zeppelin

Contributed by Garrison Martin on Mar 2nd, 2019. Artwork published in .
“D’yer Mak’er” / “The Crunge” – Led Zeppelin
Source: Atlantic Records. License: All Rights Reserved.

Milton Glaser’s Baby Teeth (c. 1971) and Karl Sommer’s Dynamo (1930) on the German sleeve for Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Mak’er” from their 1973 album Houses of the Holy. Both typefaces were carried by Letraset in the 1970s.

The name of the song is derived from an old joke, where two friends have the following exchange: “My wife’s gone to the West Indies.” “Jamaica?” (which sounds like “Did you make her?”) “No, she wanted to go”. […] The title, which appears nowhere in the lyrics, was chosen because it reflects the reggae feel of the song. Plant has said that he finds it amusing when fans completely overlook the apostrophes and naively mispronounce the title as “Dire Maker”. — Wikipedia

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