Damn Brad, you had to go and make me like you. Not much, but at least enough to tolerate you and those furball things
Zeppelin would be in and out of the top five for me. Usually in. I have all the CDs having parted with vinyl some time ago (well, the last 100 albums went last year including some Zep).
Favorite album would be I with Ramble On as a favorite song, but there really are so many.
Zeppelin was a huge favorite for me growing up. For those who don't know me, I would have been about 15 when Bonham yakked himself to death. We had tickets for the concert in Minneapolis and I was seriously pumped. Going with a couple of buddies two years older than me. Very, very sad day when he died.
For the other oldsters and probably only Bob and Dale can appreciate this (well, Bob might be too old
) but I vividly remember junior high (yep, 77-79) dances and the last song was almost always Stairway to Heaven
. The funniest part was some of the dances were done with the use of 8-track players (google it if you don't know, it's good for a laugh). Of course 8-tracks in all their glory had uncerimonius switches in the program, four per tape, IIRC. These would be represented by a large clunk-whirrr-clunk with the music dying at the start and then ramping up again. That ALWAYS occurred during the part of the song where you basically got the nerve to get real close to the girl and maybe even put your hands on her back (*gasp*). So there you are and the song is running...and she's buyyyyyyyying the Stairyway to heaven
CLUNK... whrrrrrrrr....CLUNK...and the music starts up again. I'm sorry I can't remember the exact passage in the song but it was pretty priceless, dramatic and mood ruining. Shortly after the track switched the song sped up and everyone got confused as to whether it was a slow dance or a fast dance. It was instructive to know whether the girl liked you or not.