Can we talk about why Presence by Led Zeppelin is the best album ever made when you're actually listening to it, but it's easy to forget about when you aren't listening to it?

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When I did my Zep POX, I started from the premise of Presence + 3, then looked at the rest of the catalogue for songs strong enough to knock any of Presence's songs out. (My POX was 3 out of 10 Presence... before I managed to whittle it down, it was 5 out of 15 Presence.)

― truck-patch pixel farmer (my crop froze in the field) (Rock Hardy),

Took me a minute to decipher my own post there. But yeah, this is the absolute biznis, always will be to me.

Halal Spaceboy (WmC), Sunday, 28 August 2011 19:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

bringing this back up to the top for Sunday morning readers...

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Sunday, 6 May 2012 08:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's brilliant stuff, Marcello. Thank you for that. Still a huge fan of this, probably 3rd fave Zep record.. Bonham is so phenomenal on this, the whole thing does have that "room sound" that puts me in mind of what Albini strives for

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 6 May 2012 08:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, as massive a Zep geek I am, did not know that bit about the Stones coming in for 'Black and Blue'!

Stormy Davis, Sunday, 6 May 2012 08:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously fantastic piece, Marcello

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

This isn't even LZ's best album but it's good enough for me.

Moka, Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great post -- thanks! Very evocative -- I was instantly listening along in my head as you described sections.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

As i said on twitter, an amazing piece of writing Marcello. kudos.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

dude, marcello, A+. for real. and i hate everything and everybody! makes me want to work harder.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Presence is going on the turntable now.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn, that was a great piece.

Mule, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

that was great

(could do without the 'if you aren't feeling _____, you aren't really listening' tho)

mookieproof, Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

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