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Because I can't believe it.

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Monday, 9 October 2017 23:38 (one year ago) Permalink

As far as Zep rehash goes, it's really not bad.

henry s, Monday, 9 October 2017 23:45 (one year ago) Permalink

the songs are strong

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Monday, 9 October 2017 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm curious.

Hopefully they will make Frankenmuth, MI known for something other than Christmas stores and beer gardens.

henry s, Monday, 9 October 2017 23:56 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

new album seems like a cash in on the EP

Randall Jarrell (dandydonweiner), Friday, 10 November 2017 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Never heard if them before saw them in the new release section. It's a pretty fun album although not necessarily my thing I'd listen to it again though.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 10 November 2017 23:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Damn tickets to thier show at bowery ballroom on Dec 5th are going for almost $200 a piece

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 10 November 2017 23:15 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

This is about as dull as music gets but the singer's expressions and hand movements are hilarious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2NrXSXVS1k

louise ck (milo z), Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:36 (eleven months ago) Permalink

kingdom come 2.0

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 June 2018 13:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

lol this is a band and not a person?

call all destroyer, Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

He sounds like Jack White getting fisted.

Making Plans For Sturgill (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 24 June 2018 15:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

A few months back, one of my college friends tried to recommend them to me so I went and streamed a couple tracks. Told him I thought they were pretty lame, and then he countered with "Well, Matt Drudge likes them."

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 June 2018 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Matt Drudge, the nation's preeminent musical gatekeeper.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 24 June 2018 16:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

This band is lol

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:48 (seven months ago) Permalink

World’s best Zeppelin tribute without having to pay for the rights is a good business model. Singer looks like the dude from American Pie.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 02:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

And sounds like he's got the worst case of hemorrhoids

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haha, there was a thread for this band the whole time?

a neon light ablaze in this green smoky haze (morrisp), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

lolllll

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 03:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

I was genuinely hoping that the rockism thread would culminate in being consumed by a protracted discussion of Greta Van Fleet.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 04:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

At this point it’s more like a prolapsed discussion

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 05:18 (seven months ago) Permalink

Just listened to all of Anthem.... Not sure I'd pay for it but I enjoyed a bunch of it. It's the kind of AOR fast food I have a soft spot for. There was more early Rush/Heart pomp in there than I expected. I didn't like "You're the One" or "Anthem" that much but I like "The Cold Wind" and "Watching Over". Guy's high register actually seems impressive to me. The screeching on "When the Curtain Falls" seems like the least interesting thing he does.

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 12:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

ok, i'm gonna try porting my gvf commentary over from the rockism thread:

"engagement with the details of the music can miss the wood for the trees and a review like that has its own use and value. there is no clear distinction between aesthetics and social commentary, its like asking to take the politics out of an issue or insisting we can just rationally debate the facts

― ogmor"

ogmor very much otm, i have no use for this "what about the MUSIC maaaan" nonsense.

"people have made the point that lots of kids still go a Zep phase, so it makes sense that there's a band like GVF - do kids still go through a Doors phase? it would be cool if there was a successful band that's like GVF but for the Doors instead of Zep, with a singer who looks like Bruce McCulloch in that Kids In The Hall skit

― soref"

my "zep phase" turned thirty this year

weren't the cult the successful band that was like the doors? or are they different?

dub pilates (rushomancy), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

there is no clear distinction between aesthetics and social commentary

Yeah, I don't agree with this at all, or at least I don't think it's any truer than saying "there is no clear distinction between aesthetics and physics".

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

of all the complaining i have seen about this band, why is no one complaining about their name?! i guess there is an abundance of wrong to complain about and still i am stuck on their band name.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Get ready to eat your burritos to this winter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1fuYS_3SZg

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

(add a second "this")

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 13:55 (seven months ago) Permalink

xxp I recall there’s a little chunk of posts on their name deep upthread in the “Rockism” mega-discussion

a neon light ablaze in this green smoky haze (morrisp), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

(Their name suxx, btw)

a neon light ablaze in this green smoky haze (morrisp), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:01 (seven months ago) Permalink

Iirc, it was the name of an old musician from their hometown?

The nexus of the crisis (Sund4r), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:02 (seven months ago) Permalink

wtf "zep phase?" Like, always?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

i had a period where i literally listened to led zeppelin and nothing else for months when i was 13.

i still love led zeppelin, but that is a zep phase.

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

I mentioned this on the other thread, but in 7th grade I tried to do a history fair project about Led Zeppelin. That's a Zep phase.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

Like when you tune in to Get the Led Out every time it's on even though 95% of the songs they play are on the 3-CD remasters box you own (prior to actually owning all of the albums).

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

Zep phase is like flu season, reliably hits me about once a year.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:25 (seven months ago) Permalink

I had two weeks in September where I just played either Achilles or In My Time of Dying on repeat for my entire commute.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

My Zep phase was devouring Zep 1-4 and Houses of the Holy on an almost daily basis for most of my teenage life. Then I realized in my mid-thirties that Physical Graffiti is their best album and half of Presence is amazing. I rarely listen to the others nowadays but that's a result of overexposure, it's still some of the greatest rock and roll ever put down imo

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm amazed at how much attention these guys are getting. The negative Pitchfork review is a top trending item on Twitter.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

xpost I've even warmed to Coda over the years. Ragged, strung-out Zep can still surprise me.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

as much as I wanna shit on these guys I know deep down that if a bunch of Jonas-brother lookalikes went all out to imitate Yes I'd probably love 'em unconditionally even if they weren't very good

frogbs, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 14:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

That Icelandic prog orchestra featuring Jon Anderson is pretty much better than Yes anyway

imago, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:04 (seven months ago) Permalink

Admittedly that is playing the literal songs of Yes, which isn't what gore talking about. Prog is full of dreadful copyists

imago, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

well yeah but most of those dudes are in their 30s or 40s and therefore have had plenty of time to come up with their own ideas. if it was a group of kids fresh out of high school who wound up sounding like Starcastle I'd be a lot more forgiving.

frogbs, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

oh yeah true

imago, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:08 (seven months ago) Permalink

If there was a teen band that played Yes-like prog I think I would be OK with that, since prog is still innately cult. Of course, if there were teens that could play Yes then Adrian Belew or Jeff Beck would hire them for their bands.

But anyway, teen Zep? No thanks. I recently cancelled satellite radio, so have been listening to the local stuff, and I came across these guys all the time starting a few months back, and each time I thought, wtf is this shit, and turned the channel. It was only after the 5th or so stumble-upon that I looked them up and saw that they were selling out sizable venues. I didn't know where the fuck they came from but suddenly they were everywhere and, in the words of a friend, I smelled a rat.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

as was mentioned elsewhere iirc the problem w/a lot of Zeppelin copycats or bands influenced by Zeppelin is they only ever adhere to the most obvious aspects of the Zeppelin sound, and the aspects that are the easiest to ape. I guess one on hand you have GVF and Kingdom Come, and on another hand you have The White Stripes, who obviously had some Zeppelin influences all over the place but absorbed them into their own sound.

omar little, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

starcastle is one of the most underrated 70s american prog bands (along with like ETHOS, LIFT, YEZDA URFA, and CATHEDRAL). so glad overplay hasn't worn out their charm

xxxpostsss

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:30 (seven months ago) Permalink

honestly i have never had a Zep phase

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 15:59 (seven months ago) Permalink

Take two Carouselambras and call me in the morning.

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

weren't the cult the successful band that was like the doors? or are they different?

Astbury wanted to be Jim Morrison (and actully got to be him with that Doors reunion), which eventually was counterbalanced by his band wanting to be AC/DC.

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 October 2018 16:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

Boomers just love their own Boomer-ness reflected back at them in a positive light, they don't really care about quality or skill

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 21 January 2019 20:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I couldn't make it through either SNL song. Unoriginal is fine if it's not so damn boring, they could at least have a couple of sweet riffs.

louise ck (milo z), Monday, 21 January 2019 20:44 (four months ago) Permalink

What? Of course they do. Their only stated metric for the goodness of anything they like is:

"Now dat gai, he could really play! lemme tell ya"

and

"Those gais were legends ok? nuthin like the crap you hear on the radio today"

xp

Evan, Monday, 21 January 2019 20:47 (four months ago) Permalink

that's just what they've been fed to say to justify their preference for 60s/70s shit vs "today's music"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Monday, 21 January 2019 21:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Boomers secretly fear & despise the talent of youth that they know will eventually supplant them. I read about in the AARP magazine.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 21 January 2019 21:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I was going to quibble that a bunch of early 20s dudes sounding like a less-proficient Boomer-era band would seem to demonstrate the opposite point if anything. But then I looked at the comments on one of their live videos on Youtube and there's a hell of a lot of

It always amazes me that people complain about this band. I am 57 and grew up with some awesome bands I could care less who the sound like. People gotta stop living in the past be grateful some young kids even had the courage to do music that most thought was dead. To see a Marshall Stack or an Ampeg bass amp on a stage is amazing.

Do It for "old guys" like me! Rock on guys!

Turning sixty today! Woohoo. But these kids are the best thing to hit hit rock and roll in a long time.

I'm 54, and this band have something......I can't describe it.....but they have it....long may they reign...

I'm 61 years old, and their music takes me back to my younger years listening and jamming with my acoustic guitar with the same influences these cats grew up listening too

so yeah

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:15 (four months ago) Permalink

People gotta stop living in the past

Lol

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:19 (four months ago) Permalink

Greta Van Fleet: The Soundtrack for Midlife Crises

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 03:40 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm nearly 62, and I'd rather rip my ears off than listen to Greta van Fleet.

Bloody Snail, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:30 (four months ago) Permalink

The reason Josh Kiszka looks a little stiff is that he's spent the last 45 years imprisoned in the logo of a Rams Head Muff.

The rest of the guys look like they're getting the biggest break of their lives by warming up the stage for Collective Soul in 1992.

peace, man, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:02 (four months ago) Permalink

Close your eyes and they sound like the Spin Doctors with more distortion and a singer aiming for Geddy Lee and missing.

Three Word Username, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:42 (four months ago) Permalink

How come he's not wearin' a toque

Sam Weller, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:17 (four months ago) Permalink

Take off, you hoser.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:44 (four months ago) Permalink

I think it would have been hilarious if, along with taking fashion and musical cues from the 70s, Greta Van Fleet actually became Canadian citizens.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I can imagine the scandal. "They're not even a Canadians!" It would be an international incident, Trump would be tweeting about them.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 12:46 (four months ago) Permalink

The SNL clips seem exceptionally weak tbh. I've seen live footage of them that's a lot better.

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 13:55 (four months ago) Permalink

There used to be (maybe still are?) a bunch of bands like this. Anyone remember Rose Hill Drive? Or Vintage Trouble?

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Or Castrati?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 22 January 2019 15:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I saw Vintage Trouble when they were brand new, killer live band. Please don't sully my memories by comparing them to GVF. (I get that they're both retro/revivalist sorts of bands, but I guess VT mined a musical style I liked.)

composed of atoms just as all posters have been (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I haven't heard the bands Tarfumes mentions but I think I said earlier that they remind me of early 90s AOR radio more than anything (which I think the Spin Doctors and 92 Collective Soul references are also getting at).

Locked in silent monologue, in silent scream (Sund4r), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I saw VT once (at MSG, opening for the Who), and they just seemed like a living ad for manufacturers of vintage-reissue instruments. Somewhat endearingly/hilariously, the singer tried to do a spin, but couldn't, so he just kind of ran in a really tight circle.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 22 January 2019 16:28 (four months ago) Permalink

I had never heard about this band until now and tried to watch their snl performance out of curiosity...
Aw what a mistake : it's horrible/ridiculous and I couldn't stand it for more than a few seconds of each song!
I think all the terrible aspects about them have been discussed already but the singer is clearly the main issue for me, both his voice and stage act.
It's like watching a LZ tribute band at a high school party.
Unless your kid is in the band, it's simply torture !

also lol at a Rolling Stone intw where they mention their influences... and never mention LZ, only the blues legends (BB King, etc) !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 28 January 2019 11:55 (four months ago) Permalink

It was a tribute to a Led Zep interview from 1972

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 28 January 2019 12:06 (four months ago) Permalink

looool CAAL

imago, Monday, 28 January 2019 13:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I like how in one of the snl songs they went as far as having the bassist play the keyboard/organ...
That and the guitarist moves : basically they're a role playing game gone wrong !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 28 January 2019 13:31 (four months ago) Permalink

The GVF singer is even paying tribute to young Robert Plant's hair.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 13:34 (four months ago) Permalink

That hairdo (and the fashion choices) are debatable.

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 28 January 2019 13:40 (four months ago) Permalink

they are trolls who even look like trolls. their mission is to sow dissension between millennials and boomers by cleverly transmuting hate for the band into hate for an entire generation.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 28 January 2019 14:25 (four months ago) Permalink

Mission accomplished!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 14:31 (four months ago) Permalink

lead singer of this group should go solo and have the dude from semisonic write him some hits

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 January 2019 18:15 (four months ago) Permalink

or make a record with Alison Krauss

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Monday, 28 January 2019 18:37 (four months ago) Permalink

I get more of a Dio vibe from the singer than anything else tbh

Οὖτις, Monday, 28 January 2019 18:38 (four months ago) Permalink

that's extremely rude to Dio, his voice is weak as fuck

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 28 January 2019 18:39 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol yea he's like Dio if he was in the car with The D.O.C.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 28 January 2019 18:42 (four months ago) Permalink

The problem is his voice is so bad that the only way to save it would be to add reverb or double it or whatever, but that would make it worse. Kind of like the dude from the Darkness, whose voice fell just short of the kind of hair metal/glam histrionics he was aiming for, except they were silly on purpose, and falling short felt like part of the fun. This dude is like a weekend carny working the Ren Faire whose sole job is clean up the half eaten giant turkey legs left on the picnic tables.

And by "clean up" I mean eat.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:03 (four months ago) Permalink

Or put another way, all the people who have such a big problem with Geddy Lee should be forced to listen to this for some perspective.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:03 (four months ago) Permalink

dude's voice is not terrible. he could easily be the lead singer of a band with actual songs. then again, he at some point agreed to a bridge of woah ho hooooo-ooooHooooo yeah...yeyahs and likes to yodel. so maybe not.

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:27 (four months ago) Permalink

he could be the lead singer of The Beets in Doug

why date Ryan Adams in the first place? (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:28 (four months ago) Permalink

All I know is from what little I've heard from these dudes, it's the singer that makes me turn it off. Just like, yeah, what people say about Rush, except Rush is awesome.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:31 (four months ago) Permalink

GVF's singer's voice is a karaoke parlor trick. He does mimicry which can be fun in that kind of setting, jarring when used on recorded albums and tours.

Like I can do a mean "Thunderstruck" but I wouldn't dare use that voice to like...record music

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:46 (four months ago) Permalink

Lol @Darkness guy. I hated his fucking voice

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Obviously he’s not fit to carry Dio’s cape, didnt mean to imply quality there
Xps

Οὖτις, Monday, 28 January 2019 19:50 (four months ago) Permalink

I still don't hear Dio as he had a light, pure tone to his voice that he added dirty tones too. Where GVF guy starts shrill and just gets shrilla

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 28 January 2019 19:54 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm guessing the Dio comparison was mostly based on height

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Monday, 28 January 2019 20:08 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah it's more of a general resemblance thing - Dio is obviously p unique as a vocalist

Οὖτις, Monday, 28 January 2019 20:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Like I can do a mean "Thunderstruck" but I wouldn't dare use that voice to like...record music

Wow, seriously? I was talking to a friend of mine who did a tribute band night of AC/DC and they had to bring in a ringer for some songs. Brian Johnson's voice hangs at this freakish scary full-throated shriek level that seems achievable until you try to sustain it for a whole song, let alone maintain the assault for a second one or more. It'll shred you!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 28 January 2019 22:56 (four months ago) Permalink

my trick is that I'm a classically trained singer with a loud powerful falsetto so whereas Johnson's is throaty, I start with a clean tone and dirty it enough just enough to where it sounds shrill but doesn't actually hurt. now, dunno if I could do it for 90 minutes, but...yeah!

of course I don't think anybody would confuse me for him - he's much rawer sounding

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 28 January 2019 23:41 (four months ago) Permalink

my trick is that I'm a classically trained singer with a loud powerful falsetto so whereas Johnson's is throaty, I start with a clean tone and dirty it enough just enough to where it sounds shrill but doesn't actually hurt. now, dunno if I could do it for 90 minutes, but...yeah!

of course I don't think anybody would confuse me for him - he's much rawer sounding

― fuck the NRA (Neanderthal)

i mean i think if greta van fleet's singer was classically trained he probably wouldn't sing like he does

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:33 (four months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i heard a great greta van fleet parody recently, it was like 'ooh mama let's go to the misty mountain top, i gotta ramble'. long shot but does anyone remember this and know where it is

global tetrahedron, Thursday, 13 June 2019 20:35 (two days ago) Permalink


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