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Wearing and Tearing

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Genre  Hard rock
Label  Swan Song
Length  5:31
Released  19 November 1982 (1982-11-19)
Recorded  Polar Studios, Stockholm, 21 November 1978
Writer(s)  Jimmy Page, Robert Plant

"Wearing and Tearing" is a song by English rock group Led Zeppelin. It is the eighth and final track on their final studio album, Coda. It was recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden during the In Through the Out Door sessions on 21 November 1978.


Release and performances

Due to space constraints, "Wearing and Tearing" was one of three songs recorded at Polar Studios which were omitted from In Through the Out Door and later released on Coda, the other two being "Ozone Baby" and "Darlene". The group considered releasing it as a special commemorative single in time for their performance at the 1979 Knebworth Festival, but this plan was abandoned because of time constraints. The song was never performed at Led Zeppelin concerts, but Jimmy Page and Robert Plant played it at their Knebworth reunion in 1990.

Critical reception

Led Zeppelin biographer Dave Lewis sees "Wearing and Tearing" as a statement that the group could compete with the punk bands popular at the time. Ted Drozdowsk commented that the song was "Proof that when it came to energy and aggression, punk rockers had nothing on the Zep."


  • Robert Plant – vocals
  • Jimmy Page – guitars
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar
  • John Bonham – drums
  • References

    Wearing and Tearing Wikipedia

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