I'm sure I'm going to get flamed for this, but.. what do people like so much about the Abbey Road kick sound? or the entire recording for that matter. Maybe it's because I'm young (19) but I just don't get it. I listen to it and to me it just sounds so.... weak. It sounds distant, or something. Again, maybe I'm just too young to understand it, but when I hear the words "great recording" I think of highly produced metal bands. These are some of my favorite recordings, production-wise. These are what immediately come to mind when someone is talking about a great quality recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLgBgnnUUE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-68oA61_yuw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGNIHMR4gv0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hLRfa5_nV0 (this song kind of sucks in my opinion, but the production is top notch.) Someone please enlighten me, I'm not trying to be disrespectful.. obviously the Beatles have had a huge influence on where music has gone, and I'm not trying to take that or anything away from them... but like I said, I just don't get it.