Hots On for Nowhere

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Hots On for Nowhere
Appears on Presence
Published by Flames of Albion Music
Registration ASCAP 380170234
Release date 31 March 1976
Recorded 9-27 November 1976 at
Musicland Studios, Munich.
Mixed at Musicland Studios, Munich.
Genre Hard rock
Language English
Length 4 minutes 42 seconds
Composer Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Label Swan Song Records
Producer Jimmy Page
Engineer Keith Harwood

'Hots On for Nowhere' is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin released in 1976 on their album Presence.

Overview

The basic structure of this song can be traced to rehearsal sessions for Led Zeppelin's sixth album, Physical Graffiti, as well as the 1975-era live versions of the song 'Dazed and Confused'.[1] One of the interludes (first heard at around 0:38) can also be heard in 'Walter's Walk', as well as the snippets of the song included in certain extended live versions of 'Dazed and Confused'.

The lyrics were written by Robert Plant about his frustrations with his situation.[2] Page used a lake placid blue 1960 Fender Stratocaster for the recording of this song, as can be heard from his use of this guitar's tremolo arm.[3]

'Hots On for Nowhere' was used in the film Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001), one of the few times the band allowed a number from its catalogue to be used in a motion picture.

Live performances

This song was never performed live by the group at Led Zeppelin concerts.[4] However, Jimmy Page later performed it with the Black Crowes on their US tour in 2000.

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page – electric guitar, producer, remastering, digital remastering
    • Robert Plant – vocals
    • John Paul Jones – bass guitar
    • John Bonham - drums, percussion
  • Production:
    • Peter Grant – executive producer
    • Keith Harwood - engineer, mixing
    • Jeremy Gee – tape engineer
    • Joe Sidore - original CD mastering engineer (mid-1980s)
    • George Marino - remastered CD engineer (1990)

References

  1. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 81. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  2. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 81. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  3. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 81. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1. 
  4. Lewis, Dave (2012). Led Zeppelin: From a Whisper to a Scream. London: Omnibus Press, 81. ISBN 978-1-78038-547-1.