“In Through the out door” is the last studio album of Ledzepllins and it is full of hope and ideas going back to the 80s. Compared to the days of Ledzepllins 1, In Through The Outdoor’s music was far from different. The title of the album does not hesitate to imply “the hardest door to get back in”.
More specifically, this plate is put into brown wrapping paper like supermarket packaging. For the audience to fall back.
The disk stuffed in the sticky rice was like opening a cork and hitting a Merc
Don’t frown, because you peel off the brown wrapping to see the cover inside. The front cover has six different styles, six different angles in a New Orleans-style bar. And because of the wrapping paper, the buyer will not be able to know which cover he can buy. As expected, because crazy fans will scramble to buy disc after disc for all the collections. Here, we have to take off the worker paper to know which cover is inside. Imagine how many crazy fans have to buy to have 6 collections?
And an exception album – “Coda”
When Ledzepllins disintegrated after the death of John Bonham, it seemed like a nightmare for Rock n Roll on the doorstep of the 1980s.
And while everyone involved with Ledzepllins was struggling to soothe himself about a loss, only Johnny Piles was wandering around in the studio. Partly because of a contract term with the record label to release an additional album. But most of it was for him to pass the time off of his soulmate’s post-death haunts.
Johnny has always had the idea of making a retro album, because he still has so many great recordings in his own studio in Berkshire: “Coda”.
Coda disc covers are only available in gray and blue. The cover itself has nothing to say, only the word coda, on the inside is captioned as “the last, maybe not much of the song”.
Coda is for Bonzo?
Most importantly, to pay tribute to his close friend Bonzo, Johnny Piles released the track “Bonzo’s montreaux” in Coda. The production method takes advantage of the effect that makes the Bonzo drum sound create the music. Maybe Johnny still has a bit of regret because before, due to technical conditions, the drum solo track “Moby Dick” in Ledzepllins 2 could not fully capture the energy in Bonzo’s solo performance.
Because although no one can pull anything back from Ledzepllins, I think Johnny Piles’ friendship and chemistry with John Bonham is always there, and in everything around Ledzepllins. Bonzo often chose to riff his drums according to Johnny Piles, not with John Paul Jones. Then both Johnny Piles’s performances with polyrythm (two players playing at two different beats like in “Kashmir” or “When the Levee breaks”), or playing as progressive with odd beat, all feels impossible. Where can we deviate thanks to Bonzo’s solid blows.
However, it turned out that Bonzo’s densely dense sound was produced from the not very loud drum set.