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Led Zeppelin I - The Greatest Debut Album Of All Time?

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  1. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    My favourite was the 1971 > 1972 tour, the one @ which the set got off to a bang w/ storming rendition of "Immigrant Song".
     
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    Was there, then.
    Hootin' and a hollerin' in the 2nd row.
     
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    Yah...

    That's the album for sale on elusive disc, an original second run $19.99
     
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    I would choose ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    It came from outer space for there was nothing on earth that prepared one for this album upon it's release.
     
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    ....and for some more recent debuts.

    Arcade Fire- Funeral and The Strokes- This is It
     
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    I can't imagine a Led Zeppelin concert without Dazed and Confused being played and sung.
     
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    There's a handful that an argument can be made for, but I'd vote for Pearl Jam's '10' as the winner. There's not a weak track on it and I'd also put in among the top 25 or so of the greatest rock albums ever. That it's a debut instead of a polished effort from an established band is just remarkable. (I think they've evolved into a different band 25 years later but that's another topic)
     
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    For influential, I'd say Stooges, same year as LZ1; for freshness, I'd say BS1, it was a welcome bit of darkness to all the love, hippie stuff.

    But I'm a song guy, not an album guy.
     
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    They were pretty busy while recording LZII also. LZI is (imo) one of the best recorded albums of theirs (Houses Of The Holy as well). The magic of Zeppelin is the players, and
    Pages production talent. Saw them live in '73 (my first rock show), but their albums are perfect.
     
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    Z.Z. Top and Steppenwolf's first were done in little time as well.
     
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    Too many to mention, I'll add Van Halen, Heart, Ricky Lee Jones, Kansas, Billy Joel.
     

     

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    I would say Led Zeppelin I is the greatest cover album ever done.

    I think Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake is probably the greatest debut album ever, although most probably missed it at the time.
     
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    Did you mean "cover album" or album cover?
     
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    Not if you knew that Jimmy Page was in the Yardbirds.
     
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    Many of the songs are rearrangements of older blues tunes and Babe I'm Gonna Leave You was written by Anne Bredon. They were lax in crediting the true writers,
    although the Bredon case may have been a mistake since Baez had not credited her earlier...Plant and Page liked the Baez version.
    The phrase Dazed and Confused was from another older song also.
     
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    You're right - it's a cover. At least it's not some languid old blues guy which is what usually comes out of the woodwork.


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    It would have been better if they got a different singer. I'm not a fan.
     
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    But then everybody else would have been disappointed.
     
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