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Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 07:24 PM
Pick one song you couldnt live without? Tough one I know........

Count Alex's Wins
03-25-2005, 07:26 PM
Rock and Roll.

Although I prefer Heart's cover.

CosmicPal
03-25-2005, 07:26 PM
Kashmir

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 07:31 PM
Heartbreaker for me...

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:32 PM
uh, trying to pick my favorite child would be easier. :shake:

And it's spelled Zeppelin.

beer bacon
03-25-2005, 07:32 PM
I have a special place in my heart for Battle for Evermore, but the whole cat wailing part bumps it down a notch. I would have to go with Immigrant Song or everybody's favorite: Stairway to Heaven.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:33 PM
oh my. Has no one here heard anything but radio Zeppelin? :shake:

Saulbadguy
03-25-2005, 07:34 PM
Over The Hills And Far Away

chiefs4me
03-25-2005, 07:34 PM
All of them......:harumph:

beer bacon
03-25-2005, 07:34 PM
oh my. Has no one here heard anything but radio Zeppelin? :shake:

Hurrr hurrr elitist Led Zep fans are the coolest.

FloridaChief
03-25-2005, 07:37 PM
oh my. Has no one here heard anything but radio Zeppelin? :shake:

Try not to be a fan-boi (ok, gurl) of LZ like I am of Pink Floyd. Tends to turn everyone off...

SCTrojan
03-25-2005, 07:37 PM
Toss up. You shook me or Dire Maker.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:37 PM
Hurrr hurrr elitist Led Zep fans are the coolest.

Sorry.

But aside from Kashmir and BOE, none of the songs mentioned thusfar even rate in the top ten.

tk13
03-25-2005, 07:38 PM
Pour Some Sugar on Me

FloridaChief
03-25-2005, 07:38 PM
This is the springtime of my loving-
The second season I am to know
You are the sunlight in my growing-
So little warmth Iíve felt before.
It isnít hard to feel me glowing-
I watched the fire that grew so low.

It is the summer of my smiles-
Flee from me keepers of the gloom.
Speak to me only with your eyes
It is to you I give this tune.
Ainít so hard to recognize-
These things are clear to all from
Time to time. ooooh...

Talk talk-
Iíve felt the coldness of my winter
I never thought it would ever go
I cursed the gloom that set upon us...

But I know that I love you so
But I know that I love you so.

These are the seasons of emotion
And like the winds they rise and fall
This is the wonder of devotion-
I see the torch we all must hold.
This is the mystery of the quotient-
Upon us all a little rain
Must fall.
Just a little rain?
Ooooh, yeah yeah yeah!

beer bacon
03-25-2005, 07:39 PM
Sorry.

But aside from Kashmir and BOE, none of the songs mentioned thusfar even rate in the top ten.

I am glad you are here to give us the definitive list of best Led Zepplin songs. It saves the rest of us from all that pesky thinking for ourselves. Why don't you just give your list of their best songs and we can just close the thread.

Saulbadguy
03-25-2005, 07:39 PM
Sorry.

But aside from Kashmir and BOE, none of the songs mentioned thusfar even rate in the top ten.
Well, Over The Hills And Far Away is MY favorite song.

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 07:39 PM
oh my. Has no one here heard anything but radio Zeppelin? :shake:

Have you heard their song called Stairway to heaven? Its the coolest!!!

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:41 PM
Try not to be a fan-boi (ok, gurl) of LZ like I am of Pink Floyd. Tends to turn everyone off...

Sure it does, but I wouldn't go around mentioning as my "favorite" ANY radio or commercially used versions of songs for any band.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:42 PM
Have you heard their song called Stairway to heaven? Its the coolest!!!

SUX. But even then it's better than most new music and much of the old.IMlessthanhumbleZepheadopinion.

beer bacon
03-25-2005, 07:43 PM
Sure it does, but I wouldn't go around mentioning as my
"favorite" radio or commercially used versions of songs forany band.

You are a unique snowflake.

stevieray
03-25-2005, 07:43 PM
toughie...

acoustic...Bron/Y/Aur Stomp
blues...Since I've Been loving you.
Rock....Trampled Underfoot/ Nobody's Fault But Mine/ Achuilles Last Stand

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:43 PM
You are a unique snowflake.

Nah, just a classic rock snob.

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 07:44 PM
Sure it does, but I wouldn't go around mentioning as my
"favorite" radio or commercially used versions of songs forany band.

Oh please, quit trying to be "Better than thou" Just because most of their radio stuff has been played a million times doesnt mean its not "cool" or "badass" anymore....

Saulbadguy
03-25-2005, 07:44 PM
I like all their songs, actually.

stevieray
03-25-2005, 07:45 PM
I like all their songs, actually.


Me too...I got the remastered box set for Christmas a few years back.

Have to rethink my stance on Saul.... :)

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:46 PM
Oh please, quit trying to be "Better than thou" Just because most of their radio stuff has been played a million times doesnt mean its not "cool" or "badass" anymore....

Not better, just experienced. Sure it's still cool and badass but it's not the best. And if it's your favorite then you either haven't heard enough or haven't listened closely enough.

Saulbadguy
03-25-2005, 07:47 PM
Me too...I got the remasterd box set for Christmas a few years back.

Have to rethink my stance on Saul.... :)
Heh. I'm a good guy, no matter what Phil tells you.

Led Zeppelin to me, is one of the few bands I enjoy ALL of their songs. I could just put in a CD of them, and listen to the entire thing without even thinking of touching the skip button.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 07:48 PM
Heh. I'm a good guy, no matter what Phil tells you.

Led Zeppelin to me, is one of the few bands I enjoy ALL of their songs. I could just put in a CD of them, and listen to the entire thing without even thinking of touching the skip button.

Me too.

stevieray
03-25-2005, 07:48 PM
Heh. I'm a good guy, no matter what Phil tells you.

Led Zeppelin to me, is one of the few bands I enjoy ALL of their songs. I could just put in a CD of them, and listen to the entire thing without even thinking of touching the skip button.

It's that purple hat at Chiefs games.... :shake:

stevieray
03-25-2005, 07:51 PM
round two..

Acoustic...Gallows pole
Blues...I can't quit you baby
Rock..what is and what should never be/

stevieray
03-25-2005, 07:53 PM
Honorable mention ...Hey hey what can I do.

BIG_DADDY
03-25-2005, 07:59 PM
This is easily the best topic Deberg ever posted, good job dude. I could never pick a favorite there are just WAY too many great songs they made. One that comes to mind that wasn't listed already is the The Song Remains The Same.

4th and Long
03-25-2005, 08:03 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned The Rain Song. Easily one of the prettiest Zep songs written and performed.

Lzen
03-25-2005, 08:07 PM
Like several others have said, I would have a tough time picking a favorite. Led Zep, to me, has always been a band that you could play any of their albums and it would be just as enjoyable as any other. But I suppose if I had to choose a favorite (I'd pull the song title out of a hat), I might say Black Dog or Whole Lotta Love.

Whole Lotta Love just because it was one of the first cover tunes I attempted to learn when I was around 18 and had only been playing for about a year and a half. I guess it's got sentimental value. ;)

stevieray
03-25-2005, 08:07 PM
I can't believe no one has mentioned The Rain Song. Easily one of the prettiest Zep songs written and performed.

ooops..check out FloridaChiefs post....

Lzen
03-25-2005, 08:14 PM
Not better, just experienced. Sure it's still cool and badass but it's not the best. And if it's your favorite then you either haven't heard enough or haven't listened closely enough.

What? Just because a song has been played (albeit played to death when talking about Stairway) a lot on the radio does not make it a bad song. Has it ever occurred to you that some people have listened to a ton of Zep over the years (not just the radio tunes) and still like songs like Stairway?

Frankly, I think Stairway is one of their best of all time. And I think I've listened to every Zep song they ever recorded. The only reason people say they don't care as much for it is because it's been saturated through radio airplay.

Here's a suggestion. Try not to tell others how to think.

tk13
03-25-2005, 08:23 PM
I think it's common for the real diehards to like stuff that's not on the radio more, because of that saturation. I like Stairway... I don't know, I've never been able to really get into Zeppelin for some reason, I like some of their stuff but they've never really been at the top of my "listen to" list.

alpha_omega
03-25-2005, 08:24 PM
No Quarter

I always loved that riff.

or...

Tangerine

TEX
03-25-2005, 08:34 PM
My favorite Zep song is "Trampled Under Foot."

siberian khatru
03-25-2005, 08:37 PM
Ten Years Gone

Lzen
03-25-2005, 08:38 PM
I think it's common for the real diehards to like stuff that's not on the radio more, because of that saturation. I like Stairway... I don't know, I've never been able to really get into Zeppelin for some reason, I like some of their stuff but they've never really been at the top of my "listen to" list.

Oh yeah, I understand how that is. I find myself saying that about other bands I like. Sometimes they'll have one or two songs on the radio and I'm thinking they should've used a different song. That one or two songs just happen to be the only radio-friendly tunes on the whole album. They really don't represent the band very well but, what are ya gonna do? Eh, that's why I hardly ever listen to the radio anymore.

beer bacon
03-25-2005, 08:41 PM
I think it would be poignant to mention that I do not listen to music radio so the whole played to death on the radio thing has never bothered me.

Mr. Kotter
03-25-2005, 08:46 PM
Kashmir or Whole Lotta Love, are awesome....but if I had to pick one, it would be "Rain Song" or "D'yre Maker." See, I can't pick one............... :banghead:

stevieray
03-25-2005, 08:50 PM
It's D'yer Maker.

One of my favorite riffs and songs is Moby Dick.

Frosty
03-25-2005, 08:50 PM
My Zeppelin days are a distant haze but Misty Mountain Hop and Dazed and Confused spring to mind. Also, All of My Love (yes, I know it's one of their weakest songs - it's a favorite because of memories attached to it).

Fat Elvis
03-25-2005, 08:56 PM
The one song where the rest of them choke on thier own vomit.

I hate Led Zeppelin.

Mr. Kotter
03-25-2005, 08:59 PM
The one song where the rest of them choke on thier own vomit.

I hate Led Zeppelin.

That's DAMN NEAR a bannable fuggin' offense.... :shake:

You a frickin' Barry Manilow/Air Supply/Jimmy Buffet kinda dude, or what? :spock:

stevieray
03-25-2005, 08:59 PM
The one song where the rest of them choke on thier own vomit.

I hate Led Zeppelin.

you're just pissed because you look like Brett Michaels as a lesbian..... :)

Nzoner
03-25-2005, 09:17 PM
No way I can list one favorite,however......

1a.In The Light
1b.Achille's Last Stand
1c.Candy Store Rock
1d.The Wanton Song
1e.Misty Mountain Hop
1f.Ramble On
1g.Nobody's Fault But Mine

ZepSinger
03-25-2005, 09:21 PM
Black Dog
When the Levee Breaks
Stairway

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 09:24 PM
What? Just because a song has been played (albeit played to death when talking about Stairway) a lot on the radio does not make it a bad song. Has it ever occurred to you that some people have listened to a ton of Zep over the years (not just the radio tunes) and still like songs like Stairway?

Frankly, I think Stairway is one of their best of all time. And I think I've listened to every Zep song they ever recorded. The only reason people say they don't care as much for it is because it's been saturated through radio airplay.


I think SWTH is one of their average songs and certainly not worthy of being noted as a signature song. It just happens to be one of the longer songs that was deemed suitable for airplay. I've never said it was a bad song. I've said, and I know many hardcore Zep fans agree, that SWTH is one of their of good songs but hardly their greatest and accordingly very few hardcore Zep fans list it as their all time favorite.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 09:25 PM
Black Dog
When the Levee Breaks
Stairway


Now that is a great song. The other two are good ones. Black Dog is a personal favorite because of the fact that I saw a Black Dog walk thru the hotel shortly before meeting Robert Plant. I took the dog as a sign that he'd appear soon...and he did. :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
03-25-2005, 09:26 PM
Black Dog
When the Levee Breaks
Stairway

I could spend twenty minutes of so tippin' cold ones, listening to those with you. :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
03-25-2005, 09:26 PM
No way I can list one favorite,however......

1a.In The Light
1b.Achille's Last Stand
1c.Candy Store Rock
1d.The Wanton Song
1e.Misty Mountain Hop
1f.Ramble On
1g.Nobody's Fault But Mine

Nice, nice selections. :clap:

stevieray
03-25-2005, 09:29 PM
When the Levee Breaks

I love the harp in that song...did you play the harp in your band?

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 09:31 PM
I think SWTH is one of their average songs and certainly not worthy of being noted as a signature song. It just happens to be one of the longer songs that was deemed suitable for airplay. I've never said it was a bad song. I've said, and I know many hardcore Zep fans agree, that SWTH is one of their of good songs but hardly their greatest and accordingly very few hardcore Zep fans list it as their all time favorite.

Nzoner
03-25-2005, 09:33 PM
Rock and Roll.

Although I prefer Heart's cover.

I saw Heart perform that live at Arrowhead in 1979,it was perfect,I wrote a story for the school paper and called Heart "the female Led Zeppelin," Ann Wilson's vocals were incredible.

JimNasium
03-25-2005, 09:36 PM
I really like that one were Robert Plant does a lot of screaming.

Nzoner
03-25-2005, 09:41 PM
I really like that one were Robert Plant does a lot of screaming.

Speaking of Plant & screaming,time has been unkind,oh who the hell am I kidding at least he has hair.


http://qfg.info/images/robert%20plant06x.jpg

Count Alex's Wins
03-25-2005, 09:42 PM
I saw Heart perform that live at Arrowhead in 1979,it was perfect,I wrote a story for the school paper and called Heart "the female Led Zeppelin," Ann Wilson's vocals were incredible.

Yeah I can't believe I had never heard of them before the other night*. I think they're fantastic. Barracuda is some poppin' shite, too. I have a live version of them doing Rock and Roll, BTW, if anyone wants it.


*
http://img110.exs.cx/img110/8509/carrie5yt.jpg

Deberg_1990
03-25-2005, 09:51 PM
Speaking of Plant & screaming,time has been unkind,oh who the hell am I kidding at least he has hair.


http://qfg.info/images/robert%20plant06x.jpg

yea, whatever happened to his solo career??

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 09:53 PM
Speaking of Plant & screaming,time has been unkind,oh who the hell am I kidding at least he has hair.




Looks like that picture was taken during his last tour. He was wearing the same shirt when I saw him front row at the Uptown.

memyselfI
03-25-2005, 09:56 PM
yea, whatever happened to his solo career??

He has an upcoming release on May 10th. Hopefully he will tour again.

Nzoner
03-25-2005, 10:06 PM
Yeah I can't believe I had never heard of them before the other night*. I think they're fantastic. Barracuda is some poppin' shite, too. I have a live version of them doing Rock and Roll, BTW, if anyone wants it.

They released a double album in 1980 called Heart's Greatest Hits/Live which was 3 sides greatest studio hits and 1 side live.The live side has Rock & Roll as well as a Beatles' medley of I'm Down/Long Tall Sally.

Didn't know if this is what you have but if not and you like the band I'd highly recommend this set.

http://images.musicnet.com/albums/000/603/611/a.jpeg

Nzoner
03-25-2005, 10:10 PM
yea, whatever happened to his solo career??

I love Tall Cool One at maximum volume.

Fat Elvis
03-25-2005, 10:20 PM
That's DAMN NEAR a bannable fuggin' offense.... :shake:

You a frickin' Barry Manilow/Air Supply/Jimmy Buffet kinda dude, or what? :spock:

I'm more of a Hendrix or Who fan; you see, I appreciate-- what do you call it? Oh yeah, TALENT.

Herzig
03-25-2005, 10:49 PM
Tangerine
That's the Way
Over the Hills and Far Away
The Ocean
In the Light
Wearing and Tearing
What is and what should never be
Gallows Pole

I'm partial to Led Zeppelin III as my favorite overall album

Mr. Kotter
03-25-2005, 11:25 PM
I'm more of a Hendrix or Who fan; you see, I appreciate-- what do you call it? Oh yeah, TALENT.

Fat Elvis,

I like the Who, and I like Hendrix. But...

You should go back to Fat Ellen on that note. :shake:

:banghead:

chappy
03-25-2005, 11:41 PM
i like Whole Lotta Love and Going To California

chappy
03-25-2005, 11:51 PM
Fat Elvis To say Zeppelin has no Talent is very foolish and shows you have no musical knowledge. if you feel i am mistaken please feel free to explain why you think Zep has no talent, if not then i will have to assume the following


<img src="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y50/buttpoemsdotcom/gaytrying.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

Spicy McHaggis
03-26-2005, 12:22 AM
Ramble On. I don't why but I have loved that song my entire life.

CanadaKC
03-26-2005, 12:24 AM
How Many More Times...
No Quarter...
In The Evening...

Mr. Kotter
03-26-2005, 12:37 AM
..In The Evening...

Shit; I'm gonna go buy that at iTunes cause I wanna hear it now, and I'm too lazy to dig it out of the CDs downstairs....how sad is that? :banghead:

recycle
03-26-2005, 01:01 AM
does it have to be a LZ song??

Mr. Kotter
03-26-2005, 01:09 AM
does it have to be a LZ song??

You are ASKIN' to be banned, aren't you? :mad:

"Bob" Dobbs
03-26-2005, 01:13 AM
Damn. NOBODY mentioned the Lemon Song? No Quarter and Dazed & Confused rock as well.

Michael Michigan
03-26-2005, 01:21 AM
Now that is a great song. The other two are good ones. Black Dog is a personal favorite because of the fact that I saw a Black Dog walk thru the hotel shortly before meeting Robert Plant. I took the dog as a sign that he'd appear soon...and he did.

I'm guessing Robert Plant wishes he would have had Rich Gannon's phone number.

KCWolfman
03-26-2005, 01:22 AM
I'm more of a Hendrix or Who fan; you see, I appreciate-- what do you call it? Oh yeah, TALENT.
While I am not huge on Zep, it is more because they are overplayed than the idea that they have no talent. To recognize Jimi and not Jimmy is just crazy. Both are artists that ALL guitar players strive to be.

KCWolfman
03-26-2005, 01:22 AM
I think Hot Dog is the funniest tune by them I have ever heard, and definitely the least played ever.

Michael Michigan
03-26-2005, 01:35 AM
I think Hot Dog is the funniest tune by them I have ever heard, and definitely the least played ever.

Ah---In Through the Out Door...

Well I just got into town today
To find my girl who's gone away
She took the Greyhound at the General Store
I searched myself I searched the town
When I finally did sit down
I find myself no wiser than before

She said we couldn't do no wrong
No other love could be so strong
She locked up my heart in her bottom drawer
Now she took my heart she took my keys
From in my old blue dungarees
And I'll never go to Texas anymore

* Chorus: Now my baby's gone I don't know what to do
She took my love and walked right out the door
And if I ever find that girl I know one thing for sure
I'm gonna give her something like she never had before

I took her love at seventeen
A little late these days it seems
But they said heaven is well worth waiting for
I took her word I took it all
Beneath the sign that said "U-haul"
She left angels hangin round for more

Chorus

I thought I had it all sewn up
Our love, a plot, a pick-up truck
But folks said she was after something more
I never did quite understand
All that talk about rockin' bands
But they just rolled my doll right out the door
Oh yeah, they just rolled my doll right out the door!

Cochise
03-26-2005, 02:36 AM
My favorite, definitely When The Levee Breaks.

Close second, Over the Hills and Far Away

trndobrd
03-26-2005, 02:44 AM
Dazed and Confused
No Quarter
Bring it on Home
When the Levee Breaks
Tangerine
Out on the Tiles

trndobrd
03-26-2005, 02:45 AM
I haven't seen 'The Bridge' yet.

Over-Head
03-26-2005, 07:46 AM
This is a tough one with all the GREAT Zep tunes recorded.
So taking it strictly from a "me playing it last night during the second set" value,
Iíd say:
ďRock and Roll" -which we did last night :thumb:
ďLiven Loven MaidĒ - one of my favorites to play live :)
"Moby Dick" - when Iíve smoked a joint during a set break and need to release some energy in a 5 min drum solo :bong:
"When the Levee Breaks" - my absolute ALL TIME FAVORITE drum pattern :thumb: :thumb:

dred
03-26-2005, 07:50 AM
Favorite all time Zep song has got to be "Going to California"....

No doubt about it.

siberian khatru
03-26-2005, 08:10 AM
I haven't seen 'The Bridge' yet.

Where's that confounded bridge?

StKittsDave
03-26-2005, 09:01 AM
Since i've Been loving you has alway's been my fave. The version fron the No Quarter CD is the best.

kc hopeful
03-26-2005, 09:08 AM
Not a big Zep fan-have lots of respect for them. If
Kashmir or Stairway was playing on the radio, well I'd have stop and listen. 'All of my Love' was catchy but I figured it wasn't probably that well like among Zep fans.

Dayze
03-26-2005, 09:53 AM
Probably Immigrant Song, or Houses of the Holy

Slow song - I would pick The Rain Song.

PHOG
03-26-2005, 10:35 AM
Duh









:D

Rain Man
03-26-2005, 10:39 AM
Led Zeppelin has more than one song? I had no idea.

stevieray
03-26-2005, 10:48 AM
I haven't seen 'The Bridge' yet.

The Ocean

memyselfI
03-26-2005, 12:54 PM
Since i've Been loving you has alway's been my fave. The version fron the No Quarter CD is the best.

D-I-T-T-O!!!!

That version and the version of BOE are phenomenal on that CD.

memyselfI
03-26-2005, 01:00 PM
How Many More Times...
No Quarter...
In The Evening...

How Many More Times is one of their best too. Indeed, the entire Led Zeppelin (I) is my alltime favorite album. They cut that album in like three days when Robert Plant was 19...and it's pure magic.

I also love Traveling Riverside Blues from the BBC Sessions.

Chiefs_Fan_n_64081
03-26-2005, 01:01 PM
I would have to go with a favorite album.
Zeppelin II - every track is a gem.

Mastashake
03-26-2005, 01:41 PM
This is near impossible.

You have "Kashmir", "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You", "When the Levee Breaks", "Immigrant Song", "Heartbreaker", "Dazed and Confused"

My first choice is "Kashmir", but "Immigrant Song" is up there too...

And whoever said only listening to Radio Zeppelin makes you weak...Dude, HALF of all Zeppelin songs are on the radio. But if I had to pick one I've never heard on the box, it'd probably be "Hot Dog" cause it's so different sounding.

Mastashake

jspchief
03-26-2005, 02:01 PM
This thread is going to make me break out all my LZ cassettes (i've been on a bit of a hiatus).

This thread also made me do something I didn't think was possible...dislike Meme more.

lawrenceRaider
03-26-2005, 02:04 PM
Led Zepplin is even more overrated than the freaking Beatles. While there are some Led Zep songs that are listenable, most are very mediocre. Might have something to do with the majority of people who like Zepplin are pot heads, and I have never used the hippie lettuce.

Black Sabbath is a much better band.

:cuss:

Mr. Kotter
03-26-2005, 02:15 PM
Led Zepplin is even more overrated than the freaking Beatles. While there are some Led Zep songs that are listenable, most are very mediocre. Might have something to do with the majority of people who like Zepplin are pot heads, and I have never used the hippie lettuce.

Black Sabbath is a much better band.

:cuss:

Were you even born when they were popular?

Sabbath better than Zepplin'? Are you drunk? :hmmm:

Mastashake
03-26-2005, 02:16 PM
Led Zepplin is even more overrated than the freaking Beatles. While there are some Led Zep songs that are listenable, most are very mediocre. Might have something to do with the majority of people who like Zepplin are pot heads, and I have never used the hippie lettuce.

Black Sabbath is a much better band.

:cuss:

OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!!

The Beatles' ROCK, okay? Why don't you get back to me after you listen to the White Album a few times. Okay, champ? And anyone who says they didn't have the capabliity to rock has never listened to "Helter Skelter" Granted they didn't bring it as hard as Zeppelin or Sabbath, but they rocked in a different way which didn't require hard rocking.

Besides, it's impossible for a band to be overrated cause it's the fans who are listening to it and buying the records whom rate it. The last time I checked a radio station doesn't just play songs no one likes, and people don't go out and buy albums they hate.

Mastashake

jspchief
03-26-2005, 02:28 PM
Besides, it's impossible for a band to be overrated cause it's the fans who are listening to it and buying the records whom rate it. The last time I checked a radio station doesn't just play songs no one likes, and people don't go out and buy albums they hate.

Mastashake

Well said. It's one thing to say you don't like them. But to claim two of the most influential bands in rock and roll are over-rated is asinine.

KCWolfman
03-26-2005, 03:49 PM
Led Zepplin is even more overrated than the freaking Beatles. While there are some Led Zep songs that are listenable, most are very mediocre. Might have something to do with the majority of people who like Zepplin are pot heads, and I have never used the hippie lettuce.

Black Sabbath is a much better band.

:cuss:
What guitar player of Black Sabbath is superior to Jimmy Page? And honestly - vocals? Get real

I am not a huge fan of either band, but I promise you that Led Zeppelin has more raw talent in the two front men than all of Black Sabbath combined. Plant, while not the sharpest tool in the shed, had amazing vocal range and placement. I agree that today people give him more credit than he deserves as a vocalist, but I think that is because they want him to be what he was. And Page is simply one of the best guitarists to ever grace the planet, period.

StcChief
03-26-2005, 04:04 PM
Led Zeppelin

The first album. The raw blues covers, and new sound blew me away.

Commercializm set in after that. Still a pioneer band.

lawrenceRaider
03-26-2005, 05:36 PM
That Led Zepplin were a bunch of studio musicians that were put together by a studio to sell records? I never said that they were not talented, just over rated. Zepplin is a mediocre band for the masses, ie a bunch of sheep just like all the sheep replying that Zepplin is so great that they can't pick a favorite song. Hell, Iron Maiden is a better band. I have listened to quite a lot of Zepplin crap, had a friend that loved them, a sheep like you all, and have to conclude that like the Smashing Pumpkins, Zepplin had a lot of raw talent, but did not maximize it.

Plus, I can't stand Robert Plant's voice. Makes me want to crush him for whining like a little bitch when he can wail like a banshee.

Beatles have some pretty good tunes, but are not the greatest band ever.

To contribute some thing non-negative to the thread, Immigrant Song is the best Zepplin song hands down. I like it because Plant does not whine much in it.

Won't argue with Paige being a great guitarist, but Tony Iomi is right there with him. If you have actually listened to the entire Sabbath collection, you would know that. BTW, Sabbath still plays from time to time. How about Zepplin?

:thumb:

lawrenceRaider
03-26-2005, 05:38 PM
Plus Geezer Butler is one of the best bass men of all time. Hint for those who don't know about Geezer, he played bass for Sabbath.

stevieray
03-26-2005, 05:49 PM
That Led Zepplin were a bunch of studio musicians that were put together by a studio to sell records?

:thumb:

This is BS. Yes, Page was the most sought after session guitarist, but then joined the Yardbirds. Plant and Bonzo were in Band of Joy. Bonzo knew Page, and the rest is history. They eventually started their own label.

Bonzo is easily one of the greatest rock drummers of all time. Played harder and louder than anyone ,usually without amplification in smaller venues. Ludwig custom made him the biggest bass drum at the time. Played with the biggest sticks made, played with four sticks, played with his hands. Infamous for what he "didn't" do when playing. John Paiul Jones is multi talented musicain and arranger. Plant's voice is incomparable, much like Freddy Mercury.

I don't care if you don't like their music, but comparing them to other bands is irrelevant to the impact they had on rock and roll.

KCWolfman
03-26-2005, 05:51 PM
That Led Zepplin were a bunch of studio musicians that were put together by a studio to sell records? I never said that they were not talented, just over rated. Zepplin is a mediocre band for the masses, ie a bunch of sheep just like all the sheep replying that Zepplin is so great that they can't pick a favorite song. Hell, Iron Maiden is a better band. I have listened to quite a lot of Zepplin crap, had a friend that loved them, a sheep like you all, and have to conclude that like the Smashing Pumpkins, Zepplin had a lot of raw talent, but did not maximize it.

Plus, I can't stand Robert Plant's voice. Makes me want to crush him for whining like a little bitch when he can wail like a banshee.

Beatles have some pretty good tunes, but are not the greatest band ever.

To contribute some thing non-negative to the thread, Immigrant Song is the best Zepplin song hands down. I like it because Plant does not whine much in it.

Won't argue with Paige being a great guitarist, but Tony Iomi is right there with him. If you have actually listened to the entire Sabbath collection, you would know that. BTW, Sabbath still plays from time to time. How about Zepplin?

:thumb:
Studio musicians made to sell records? You realize they have never had a #1?

You realize that Plant was never in a studio before the band came together?

Iron Maiden more talented? Did John Bohnam do your mom and then dump her or something?

As far as who plays from time to time - both bands have members that do - and frankly, IMO, neither are half the band they used to be - so why listen other than to reminice?

KCWolfman
03-26-2005, 05:53 PM
Plus Geezer Butler is one of the best bass men of all time. Hint for those who don't know about Geezer, he played bass for Sabbath.
Biased.

John Entwhistle beats out Butler hands down.

Nzoner
03-26-2005, 06:16 PM
That Led Zepplin were a bunch of studio musicians that were put together by a studio to sell records? I never said that they were not talented, just over rated. Zepplin is a mediocre band for the masses, ie a bunch of sheep just like all the sheep replying that Zepplin is so great that they can't pick a favorite song. Hell, Iron Maiden is a better band. I have listened to quite a lot of Zepplin crap, had a friend that loved them, a sheep like you all, and have to conclude that like the Smashing Pumpkins, Zepplin had a lot of raw talent, but did not maximize it.

Plus, I can't stand Robert Plant's voice. Makes me want to crush him for whining like a little bitch when he can wail like a banshee.

Beatles have some pretty good tunes, but are not the greatest band ever.

To contribute some thing non-negative to the thread, Immigrant Song is the best Zepplin song hands down. I like it because Plant does not whine much in it.

Won't argue with Paige being a great guitarist, but Tony Iomi is right there with him. If you have actually listened to the entire Sabbath collection, you would know that. BTW, Sabbath still plays from time to time. How about Zepplin?

:thumb:

:spock:


I could waste alot of time trying to argue but I can see it's no use.

BTW,did it ever cross your mind that all of Sabbath's members are still alive?

memyselfI
03-26-2005, 06:23 PM
That Led Zepplin were a bunch of studio musicians that were put together by a studio to sell records? I never said that they were not talented, just over rated. Zepplin is a mediocre band for the masses, ie a bunch of sheep just like all the sheep replying that Zepplin is so great that they can't pick a favorite song. Hell, Iron Maiden is a better band. I have listened to quite a lot of Zepplin crap, had a friend that loved them, a sheep like you all, and have to conclude that like the Smashing Pumpkins, Zepplin had a lot of raw talent, but did not maximize it.



Plus, I can't stand Robert Plant's voice. Makes me want to crush him for whining like a little bitch when he can wail like a banshee.

Beatles have some pretty good tunes, but are not the greatest band ever.

To contribute some thing non-negative to the thread, Immigrant Song is the best Zepplin song hands down. I like it because Plant does not whine much in it.

Won't argue with Paige being a great guitarist, but Tony Iomi is right there with him. If you have actually listened to the entire Sabbath collection, you would know that. BTW, Sabbath still plays from time to time. How about Zepplin?

:thumb:

Have you heard anything from ZEPPELIN besides what was on the radio???? 'Maiden and Sabbath are better bands'... ROFL ROFL ROFL

How many takes and days did each have to do before they produced their first or best albums? And how old were they? :hmmm:

Cochise
03-26-2005, 06:27 PM
Biased.

John Entwhistle beats out Butler hands down.

The bass players don't usually stick out when you listen to a record but there are a few, such as Entwhistle.

I was never real big into his group but Les Claypool makes you notice the bass track as well.

Mastashake
03-26-2005, 06:28 PM
Biased.

John Entwhistle beats out Butler hands down.

I'll go down the road of best bassists, and I meet these people along with...GEDDY LEE!!!

And nowadays NO ONE beats Les Claypool, even with how unorthodox his music is, you can hear the talent!

Mastashake

"Bob" Dobbs
03-26-2005, 06:30 PM
The bass players don't usually stick out when you listen to a record but there are a few, such as Entwhistle.

I was never real big into his group but Les Claypool makes you notice the bass track as well.

Geddy Lee as well.

StcChief
03-26-2005, 06:36 PM
Tangerine
That's the Way
Over the Hills and Far Away
The Ocean
In the Light
Wearing and Tearing
What is and what should never be
Gallows Pole

I'm partial to Led Zeppelin III as my favorite overall album

LZ III is an excellent album.

Mastashake
03-26-2005, 06:45 PM
Geddy Lee as well.

"OF SAALESMEN!!"

That's a little inside joke for anyone who watches Aqua Teen.

Mastashake

memyselfI
03-26-2005, 08:10 PM
I'll go down the road of best bassists, and I meet these people along with...GEDDY LEE!!!

And nowadays NO ONE beats Les Claypool, even with how unorthodox his music is, you can hear the talent!

Mastashake

One of the best (and unheralded) bassists is Chris Squire, YES. Fantastic. His work on 'The Fish/Schindleria Praematurus" is second to none.

"Bob" Dobbs
03-26-2005, 08:24 PM
One of the best (and unheralded) bassists is Chris Squire, YES. Fantastic. His work on 'The Fish/Schindleria Praematurus" is second to none.

I gotta agree there. I believe Greg Lake was underrated as well.

penchief
03-26-2005, 09:01 PM
I can't just pick one song. If I had to pick one album it would be Led Zeppelin I. As a kid there were two albums that blew my mind; Zep I and Ziggy Stardust.

If I had to choose three songs I would pick; I Can't Quit You Baby, Black Dog, and Kashmir. I also like Nobody's Fault But My Own. Hell, if I keep thinking I'll just keep listing songs so I'll shut up. I love Led Zeppelin.

Physical Graffiti is an awesome album, too. It's one of the great album titles, as well.

penchief
03-26-2005, 09:27 PM
I gotta agree there. I believe Greg Lake was underrated as well.

The first show I ever saw was Emerson, Lake, & Palmer at Cornell University in 1978. All of those dudes could play.

paulgkc
03-26-2005, 09:42 PM
Fool In The Rain.

CanadaKC
03-26-2005, 09:47 PM
How Many More Times has one of Page's best guitar riffs...and it's particulary awesome after smoking some hippie cabbage. :Peace:

memyselfI
03-27-2005, 07:44 PM
Studio musicians made to sell records? You realize they have never had a #1?

You realize that Plant was never in a studio before the band came together?

Iron Maiden more talented? Did John Bohnam do your mom and then dump her or something?

As far as who plays from time to time - both bands have members that do - and frankly, IMO, neither are half the band they used to be - so why listen other than to reminice?

I'm impressed. :thumb:

I remember in the not so distant past you were one of those dissing on the Zep. Perhaps you have come to your senses. :clap: :thumb:

mcan
03-27-2005, 10:20 PM
This is ironic...


I can't believe that this thread is on here tonight. OK, so here's my short story:

I went to visit my brother in New York for spring break. I was there all week long. I just flew back to Olathe this evening, and litterally just got out of my car and started eating my Taco Bell and logged on. Now, the ironic part.

I had my Led Zeppelin boxed set on the plane with me (not the four disc one, the TEN disc one). Anyway, I was in the mood to hear "The Rain Song" off of Houses of the Holy while I was in the air. As soon as I was allowed to turn on my CD player, I started the song. When it ended, I decided I wanted to hear it again... Then again... I couldn't get enough of that song tonight, so I put my CD player on repeat and watched out the window the entire trip...

We departed Laguardia at 6:30 NY time...
We arrived at KCI at 8:45 KC time...

THREE PLUS HOURS of the "The Rain Song" tonight and I loved every damned minute of it. It's clearly my favorite Zep tune and one of my favorites of all time.


Thank you and good night...
Mcan