Topic: Best Led Zeppelin Album
It was Christmas 1968 and my older brother came home from Regis College in Denver, Colorado. A few weeks earlier he saw Zeppelin play and picked up their first album on vinyl. First thing he did after greeting Mom and Dad was to go down to the basement to listen to his new find. About three chords into the first song I had to pick my jaw off the floor. I had never heard music played so powerfully. It was a life changing moment.
I helped him pack for his return to school and switched his album with a Todd Rundgren Nazz album. He called Mom as soon as he got back to Colorado. He never gave back my Nazz album. The album wasn't released in the U.S. until a couple months later.
In those days my brother was my biggest influence finding new music. As I got older the script changed. Like the Beatles I can't think of one bad album they released. Back in those days bands album releases were events. Led Zeppelin led the charge for a new sound never heard before.