fwb Posted December 9, 2017 Share Posted December 9, 2017 Forgive me if this might fit under another subject brought up already, like Presence (which is really about liking the album etcetc.) What I wanted to see is why people think that Presence wasn't the commercial success that almost all other Zeppelin albums were. When I was discovering Zeppelin on my own (after hearing it over and over from my younger siblings) in the 1980's, I honestly didn't even give Presence the time of day at first. When CDs became all the rage - I got them, one at a time. I had heard all the classics from the other albums over and over. To this day, except for a "Get the Led Out" or special program, you don't hear anything from Presence in regular rotation. For me, one day I hear Hots on for Nowhere and loved it. Noticed Robert's voice and thought it might be on one of his solo albums. I heard it was on Presence from some kid (pre internet/info age) and went and got the Presence cd. Achillies, Nobody's Fault - AMAZING!!! Why aren't these songs on everyday with Whole Lotta Love, Rock n Roll, Over the Hills .... Now I have a few guesses. I know it was the summer of Punk and they were dinosaurs by 1976. Also, it's the only album, till that time, where they either weren't on tour or where about to go out to support it. Remember the album release in 76 and the 77 tour where a year apart. And, the movie The Song Remains the Same came in the middle. Also, its probably the only album they did which was straight forward - guitar driven only. No acoustic, keyboards. Just guitars. Maybe the lack of variety or a regular played song on radio hurt it. Any thoughts? I find it ironic that many of us nuts praise the album. Maybe were just tired of some of the other albums, I get that. But it truly is a real good record. It's just funny that you see such high sales for the entire catalog and Presence is just kinda stuck with small sales (though sales which almost any human could live off of!!!!). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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