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Your first Led Zeppelin album

  

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  1. 1. What was the first Led Zeppelin album you ever owned?

    • Led Zeppelin
      70
    • Led Zeppelin II
      79
    • Led Zeppelin III
      29
    • Led Zeppelin IV (or whatever you want to call it)
      99
    • Houses Of The Holy
      23
    • Physical Graffiti
      37
    • Presence
      9
    • In Through The Out Door
      16
    • Coda
      7
    • The Song Remains The Same
      15


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Led Zeppelin for me. I think that is why When the levee breaks became one of my fave tracks. And is very under-rated imo.

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My first Zep album was "Houses of the Holy" (Christmas '75, I was 12). To me it has a very special + unique atmosphere, and I still can recall the mood it once created.

 

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1991 or 1992. I was 12 years old. The album (more specifically 'Stairway') made me a fan. Then Houses of the Holy, then everything else.

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Led Zeppelin II, fall 1971, I was in the 7th grade.  A friend's older brother had it - that is how I first heard it.  Up to then I was listening to my older brother's albums -  the Beatles, the Stones, Hendrix, Cream, Creedence, CSNY Four Way Street, and the radio.  I must have heard WLL on the radio but I will never forget the day I listened to the entire second album.  It sounded like nothing else I had ever heard.

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My brother bought II back in 1974. After hearing that I bought IV on vinyl. So IV was the first one I bought. The next one was Physical Graffitti on Vinyl when it came out, then Presence on 8 Track when it came out. First cassette was CODA when it was released in 1982, first CD was III last year!!!

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My best friend had Presence and Song Remains the Same on 8-track and we played them non-stop in his AMC Levi's Gremlin. Stop laughing. I know how 70's this sounds.

I found the only Led Zeppelin album I could in a used store. It was LZIII. I wore the grooves out of that baby and spent hours turning the wheel on the album cover to see all of the pictures. I even found the inscription on the vinyl, "do what thou wilt".

I think starting out with that record gave me a unique perspective of the band as more than just the greatest rock band, but as a great all around band that could do anything.

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I was introduced to Led Zeppelin via Page And Plant Unledded. In my quest  to hear more fabulous music from these 2 guys I learned of Led Zeppelin. I took a chance and bought the Led Zeppelin 4 CD Boxset and from there my Zep obsession began. I purchased In Through The Out Door first, then the rest over the course of a year. Even though I have listened to each album in proper song sequence many many many times since then... sometimes when a particular album song ends my brain automatically starts off with the next corresponding song off of the boxset CD... even after all these years... that's how mind blowing and unforgettable Led Zeppelin was to me the first time I heard them.  I rarely play CDs anymore, but still keep the 4 CD boxset in my card for nostalgia sake (plus I won't be upset if they get stolen instead of my remasters). 

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...my introduction to Led Zeppelin was hearing "Immigrant Song" on my transistor radio walking to my grandparents house in the snow.  The DJ said that it was Led Zeppelin and the next day I ran to Medicine Chest and grabbed the first Led Zeppelin album in the record bin that I saw.  It was Led Zeppelin 1...and my song wasn't on it.  The next three weeks I saved every penny from my paper route and shoveling snow to buy the other two albums....and I finally found "my song! 

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II. I first heard Zeppelin via Stairway, but it didn't sound like I expected it to. I think I was really looking for something along the lines of Kashmir at that point. Later, a local record store had all of Zep's albums on vinyl secondhand. I was getting into vinyl in a big way at this point, so I ended up buying II, III and IV over the space of several weeks. II therefore was the first album I properly tried, and I liked it, but I didn't truly click with the band until I lay on the floor and listened to IV front to back one day. After that I was off to the races, although it took me a while to like certain albums - initially I focused on the debut as my favourite, and shunned some of the PG stuff a bit, but I think it's the other way round now. It also took me a while to get into III, I found it to be all over the place at first, but in recent years it's gained a coherency to my ears.

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On 9/14/2017 at 9:35 AM, Stryder1978 said:

...my introduction to Led Zeppelin was hearing "Immigrant Song" on my transistor radio walking to my grandparents house in the snow.  The DJ said that it was Led Zeppelin and the next day I ran to Medicine Chest and grabbed the first Led Zeppelin album in the record bin that I saw.  It was Led Zeppelin 1...and my song wasn't on it.  The next three weeks I saved every penny from my paper route and shoveling snow to buy the other two albums....and I finally found "my song! 

That's awesome

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LZ I on vinyl.  At age 15, saw the band play Carnegie Hall on October 17,1969.  I just posted the B&W photos of the concert taken from the 10 row and the edge of the stage at the end of the center left isle.  See the photos posted posted on the LZ Forum via the link below.  For the rest of October and through November 1969, I spent hours every night listening to LZ I & II (latter album released in October 1969) with my KOSS headphones "re-living" that magically intense concert night in NYC.  If you want to travel back to 1969 and experience that concert from one of the front rows, check out the link below and the more than 85 comments these images and recollections have generated from other LZ fans:

 

 

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My older brothers already had all their albums (on vinyl as each were originally released), so I made cassettes from them until I bought their catalog on cd around 1986/87 starting with Presence & Physical Graffiti.

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My Grandfather let me have all of his vinyl's, I must say that out of all of them my favourite is LZ IV.

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I bought the 2-disc Early Days & Latter Days when it was released and then IV on CD and then Physical Grafitti on casette. At that same time I also bought a bootleg casette of another famous band that I later found out was the most sought after recording of a missing show. I appeared to be the only person in possession of the recording of that show (save for the one who recorded it.) That rare recording could still be in a box somewhere.

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Its hard to say.  I guess I heard Rock and Roll from ZoSo.  So that must have been my first Zep Album, and then I went from Zep 1 to PG.  P and ITTOD are ok and I cherry pick the songs.

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I bought my first ever LP, Physical Graffiti from a little music and games store. A week later, the store burned to the ground. At first, I was really happy I went there to get the record but then I realized that I may have cursed the store. 

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My friend and I used to spend hours on the phone in 85-86.  On the tele with her one night and going through my moms albums she had an original LZ I  LP and after hearing I Can't Quit You Baby I was hooked.  Needless to say my mom never got it back and I still have it to this day:)

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