Sunday, August 03, 2014
Gettin' Blown Away
Here is some cool Led Zeppelin trivia:
THE BACKSTORY: Many fans think the title of the Houses of the Holy tune is
pronounced "Dire Maker"; in fact, you're supposed to say it more like the name of the Caribbean country, Jamaica.
THE TRUTH: Robert Plant has confirmed that the title "D'yer Mak'er" does, in fact, come from a rusty bit of Cockney humor, which usually goes something like this:
Cockney Man 1: My wife is going on holiday.
Cockney Man 2: D'yer make 'er? ["Jamaica," but pronounced quickly so that it sounds just like "Did you make her?"]
Cockney Man 1: No, she's going on her own accord.
The sly allusion to Jamaica made sense for the song: "D'yer Mak'er" is Zeppelin's reggae move.