A previously unreleased version of the 1975 Led Zeppelin single “Trampled Under Foot,” titled “Brandy and Coke” when the band was still working out the song, is now streaming online (via Ultimate Classic Rock). The track, which features less guitar instrumentation and more vocal presence from Robert Plant, will be available on deluxe editions of the upcoming reissue of Physical Graffiti.
The track immediately sounds different from the released version. John Paul Jones’ swinging “Superstition”-like Clavinet line sounds more prominent, instead of backing off when Page’s guitars come in, and Plant’s lyrics like “Mama, let me pump your gas,” sound clearer and, as a result, more lascivious. Later, when the song nears its breakdown, Page’s guitar line sits back in the mix and the wooshy solo in the middle is absent.
The song is one of seven tracks that will appear on the bonus disc of the album’s deluxe edition. The band previously premiered a rough mix of “Houses of the Holy” with Rolling Stone. “‘Houses of the Holy’ is unlike anything that anyone was doing,” Page said. “It’s just something that’s totally of its own. I think the lyrics are brilliant on it.”
Other tracks on the companion audio disc include a rough mix of “In My Time of Dying,” an early version of “Sick Again,” a Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and a rough orchestra mix of “Kashmir,” retitled “Driving Through Kashmir.” It also contains what the band has referred to as a “strikingly different” version of “In the Light.”
The reissue, out February 24th, will be available in a variety of formats, spanning CD, LP and digital releases. The most deluxe version will contain a hardbound, 96-page book containing rare photos.