Or are we just remembering them the way we want to remember them? I hear a lot of talk glorifying the old recordings of the 60's and 70's to tape, and how they had "depth," or similar terms to describe how glorious they sounded, usually followed by a lament on how modern music sounds like crap by comparison. Yet if one listens to them objectively, a lot of those recordings were usually paper thin in the low end, and the drums sounded kind of weak. This was sparked by my listening to Second Hand News and Go Your Own Way. To my ears, the low end is severely lacking, and the drums sound weak and thin. If a mix engineer were to send that over now I'm guessing they'd be fired on the spot. Even the Mighty Zep sounds lacking on the low end of the kick and I hardly hear any highs to the cymbals or hat in my (admittedly fading) ears. Bass guitar seems pretty quiet, yet awfully hot in the mids, as opposed to having real bottom end. Thoughts? Am I talking out my ass here or what?