When did "You guys sound like Zeppelin!" become and insult?

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  1. Lance

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    I think they look a lot more hipster-ish in appearance.
     
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    Maybe when some well meaning soul might have mentioned it to Spirit...or Moby Grape.
     
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  3. dpgreek

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    this... had this EXACT discussion last night.
     
  4. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    ^This is the deal.
     
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    I think the GVF singer's voice resembles Plant. Other than that, I don't think the music necessarily does though it's very derivative of that era.

    In a general sense, I don't think sounding like Zep is an insult other than the fact that there are a lot of bands that wear that influence on their sleeve. Makes it hard to separate from the pack.
     
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    If you're old enough to be a Led Zeppelin fan from when they still actually made music GVF probably isn't for you. Are they for my kids aged 15-24? Certainly so.

    They don't bother me any. Yeah I'm old enough to know they sound very similar to LZ but it's not like they're doing anything and what's the other alternative on the radio? Ariana Grande? GVF please.
     
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    There's a difference between sounding "like Led Zeppelin" and sounding "exactly like Led Zeppelin", but you do you.
     
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    Yep, exactly this ^

    Anyone claiming that they sound exactly like Zeppelin has obviously not spent much time listening to Zeppelin.
     
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    Plant's voice is the primary thing most people take away from Led Zeppelin in general (unlike certain grooves or riffs that are track specific) - the singer sounding like him is 'not nothing.'

    There's a GVF song ("Safari Song" per Google) on the MLB The Show 19 soundtrack - with the way video game soundtracks work as background that isn't being paid attention to specifically, it got a couple of Zeppelin songs stuck in my head. The voice is so similar (though often screechy) and the instruments just similar enough that they can be easily confused.
     
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    I think (and maybe some will disagree) that it's like if I painted a picture of Heinz Ketchup and being surprised that I didn't receive the praise that Andy Warhol got decades ago.
     
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    Yeah, probably when the plagiarism accusations started.
     
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    It started in the eighties when Kingdom Come blatantly ripped them off
     
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    I like Greta Van Susteren myself.
     
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    Kingdom Come was called "Kingdom Clone" back in '86/87.
    Jason Bonham's band Bonham was also criticized for it, as was Whitesnake when "Still of the Night" first came out.

    The insult isn't that they sound like a great band, but that they lack originality. In some cases that may be true and in some it may be false, but it is a fair criticism.

    We already have Led Zeppelin. We have tribute bands. We don't need 2nd rate copies.
     
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    You're interpreting the comment incorrectly. The comment is made questioning their originally and authenticity.
     
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    This thread is a poor imitation of a real TGP thread.
     
  17. I Am Misery

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    it's not that they're "unoriginal", plenty of bands we all love aren't exactly "original" in what they're doing. it's that they're specifically aping the sound/style of LZ in half a dozen ways.

    what's worse is that the singer is a dweeb. Plant actually made that sort of thing look cool, this kid isn't "cool" at all. he's playing a well rehearsed part and it shows. i couldn't care less, outside of TGP i've never heard of them.
     
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    It became a bad thing the day Kingdom Come got a record deal.
     
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    i've only heard a bit of them, but i think i'd probably rather listen to them over RATT or half the hair metal bands that get praised around here. at least maybe with ripping off LZ they actually had some decent songs instead of just pure dreck with a flashy solo on top?

    i know The Cult channeled LZ for at least a song or two as well, heard one the other night.
     
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    The Beatles spawned many imitators, even years later, like Oasis. Who made some great music in their own right, but never broke out of the mold of their biggest influence.
     

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