Columbia Records disagreed with Was' assessment, however, leading to Kevin Shirley's hiring.The recording sessions progressed as smoothly as the writing; only "Come On" caused conflict between the band and Was.
The pair met at a Friday night party in Manhattan, which led to a Saturday stroll through Central Park and a Sunday move-in.
"Led Zeppelin's music is very dramatic and very dynamic.
That's something we've attempted to do with our style also.
Lions received mixed reviews; although the overall sound of the album generally garnered praise, a frequent complaint was the lack of "memorable" songs.
The critics who rated Lions lowest considered it a poor imitation of the band's influences, such as Led Zeppelin.