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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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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

seriously fantastic piece, Marcello

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 6 May 2012 09:06 (3 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 6 May 2012 14:21 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

Presence is going on the turntable now.

Trip Maker, Sunday, 6 May 2012 16:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Damn, that was a great piece.

Mule, Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:17 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Anyone heard the new presence out takes "10 ribs and all?"

calstars, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:27 (2 days ago) Permalink

lol @ some corny Pitchfuxor giving Presence a 7.6 (and ranking ITTOD higher?!) -- it's better than 90% of the records on Best New Music

five six and (man alive), Wednesday, 29 July 2015 03:08 (2 days ago) Permalink

I guess 10 ribs will be available on Friday. Intrigued by the description of it as yacht rock and happy that's it's about 5 minutes long.

calstars, Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:18 (2 days ago) Permalink


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