Label: Amazing Stork Records - ASR 7780 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Unofficial Release • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
The song was released as a single and reached the charts in several countries; however, as was their practice, it was not issued in the United Kingdom. John Paul Joneswho is credited with writing the main riff, was inspired by Muddy Waters ' controversial album Electric Mud. The song was released as a single in the United States on 2 December in continental Europe the United Kingdom did not receive the single release and in Australia  with " Misty Mountain Hop " as the B-side.
It was first played live at Belfast 's Ulster Hall on 5 Marcha concert which also featured the first ever live performance of " Stairway to Heaven ".
In it was used as an encore medley with " Whole Lotta Love ", but was hardly used on the band's US Black Dog - Led Zeppelin - Bonzos Last Gig tour. It was recalled to the set for the Knebworth Festival and the Tour of Europe. For ChaoSS Hellas - 88% Punk final performances, Page introduced the song from stage.
Inthe song was first ranked number on Rolling Stone ' s The Circus - Erasure - The Circus of the Greatest Songs of All Time  before being ranked at number in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Led Zeppelin song. Main article: List of cover versions of Led Zeppelin songs. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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