Led Zeppelin. Too good for their own good

sahhas

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I can't listen to them because of the whole.. Jimmy Page 28, Lori Mattix 13 thing.

Completely kills the whole act for me, as unfair as that is on the other members.
well, let's see, Page will be 78 this year and his GF will be 33:
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any trouble with that?
 

sahhas

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was DLH the "OTHER SINGER" in VH other than DLR and Sammy?

There are those of us that subscribe to the EVH theory regarding DLH: he reportedly never listened to the words anyways. Same here, but that’s JMHO.
 

sahhas

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honestly, i think we need more Female Porn stars leading rock bands and phoning it in!!! there's a pub house band name in there somewhere!!!

Exactly. If you want your male lead singer to sound like a female porn star who's phoning it in, Plant is your guy.
 

sahhas

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now there was a story i saw recently that Daryl Hall was approached by Ed back in the 80s to be the replacement singer....and I remember thinking: wow!!!!
I'm not sure what Daryl's middle name/initial is????


Lol - I stand corrected
 

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Zep is in high rotation in my earbuds. I listen to SIBLY a few times a month, often two or three time in a row.

I know there is a whole "new music" thing but, I honestly havent heard any newer rock that holds a candle to what Zep did. I do try to listen to a variety but, always end up listening more to just a few of the usual 70s suspects.
 

fjblair

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I never totally understood how people can overlook the utter lack of meaningful lyrics in LZ songs. Thunderous rhythm, check. Wailing solos, check. Air of charismatic mystery, check. Inspiring lyrical message, not so much.
The lyrics are not the prime consideration for many, maybe most, music fans. Great lyrics are a bonus, not a requirement for me, and I think LZ lyrics really aren't that bad compared to their contemporaries. I mean if you took away the rock/pop songs without "meaningful lyrics", there wouldn't be many rock/pop songs.
 
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jjaaam

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now there was a story i saw recently that Daryl Hall was approached by Ed back in the 80s to be the replacement singer....and I remember thinking: wow!!!!
I'm not sure what Daryl's middle name/initial is????
It’s Franklin - I just looked it up
 

Turi

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Your gonna be one disappointed down under dude. What your fav acts do religiously, politically, morally, social & businesswise will kill a lot of enjoyment for you. The closet of a lot of rocknrollers, media and sports figures would stun us all into submission, especially the squeaky clean appearing ones. Except for Sir Paul McCartney.

The only thing that rules an act out for me is what happened here with JP (28) and an underage girl (13).

I don't care about their politics or religious bs etc etc.

This does rule some acts out, yes, but they're acts I feel should be ruled out "irl".

well, let's see, Page will be 78 this year and his GF will be 33:
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any trouble with that?

Not if they were consenting adults.
Obviously there's a problem if he's crept around whilst he was say, 28, and she was say, 13.

I imagine she's basically begging for a heart attack to happen every day but each to their own.
 

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I never totally understood how people can overlook the utter lack of meaningful lyrics in LZ songs. Thunderous rhythm, check. Wailing solos, check. Air of charismatic mystery, check. Inspiring lyrical message, not so much.
Ramble On is arguably one of their best tunes, but every time I hear the "Gollum and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her" line I cringe.
 

kinmike

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I like em

When i was a toddler, i used to grab the vacuum cleaner hose and use it as a microphone to sing along whenever “Black Dog” came on the radio

(this was the days of FM when “Black Dog” actually _did_ get play on the radio)
Black Dog got heavy airplay on AM for whatever period that was back in 1972.
 

General_Specific

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Yeah, they are not all that good for the most part. Their saving grace is they aren't as all-out terrible as some other groups.
Hell, Pete Townshend is often cited as a great writer, but I wince at some of his forced rhymes. Then there is the entire Yes catalog.
I love Yes, but have NO clue what the fork Jon Anderson is singing about --unless I eat two big handfuls of 'shrooms.

Jon Anderson said they were all written on Acid
 

mikebat

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Too good for their own good?

Well.... I like a lot of LZ's recorded music, but... listening to Plant whining and screeching on some songs gets old real fast. Then their is the issue that Page, for the large part of their career, could not execute his own songs well in a live situation. While he could assemble a great song, his live playing is just sub par. People can make all the excuses they want, "he is performing", "he has mojo", "he was stoned".... in the end... he couldn't play his own songs well and perform on most nights. That is a huge bummer for me.

JPJ and Bonham on the other hand... always awesome.
 




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