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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2018, 03:50:47 AM »


GVF missed the "be thyself" point.

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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2018, 12:43:21 PM »
Lots of hate in here, but Iím thouroghly digging this. God forbid we play some straight up rock n roll, right? Credit to Zeppelin obviously, but I love this!
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2018, 02:08:10 PM »
Lots of hate in here, but Iím thouroghly digging this. God forbid we play some straight up rock n roll, right? Credit to Zeppelin obviously, but I love this!

Yeah, I've noticed that a lot of people hate them, but I am not one of them... I love this shit!

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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »
Lots of hate in here, but Iím thouroghly digging this. God forbid we play some straight up rock n roll, right? Credit to Zeppelin obviously, but I love this!

I love straight up rock 'n'roll...

I tried to like GVF and checked some of their live stuf, but somehow I lose interest after a couple of minutes.  Never happens when I dig out a LZ bootleg.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2018, 02:45:41 PM »
Itís not that they play straight up rock n roll, itís the way they employ each and every rock cliche and are dead serious the whole time that makes it seem like itís just a big joke and yet somehow they arenít in on it. 

When I watched them I kept expecting them to break character with a wink or some acknowledgement of how ridiculous the lead singerís stage presence was, but then I realized that to them it wasnít a schtick at all, they actually think they are the real deal. 
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2018, 04:52:56 PM »
Itís not that they play straight up rock n roll, itís the way they employ each and every rock cliche and are dead serious the whole time that makes it seem like itís just a big joke and yet somehow they arenít in on it. 

When I watched them I kept expecting them to break character with a wink or some acknowledgement of how ridiculous the lead singerís stage presence was, but then I realized that to them it wasnít a schtick at all, they actually think they are the real deal.
nail on head dude. well put.

For example, I was just watching that video and I  said to myself: "I'm going to check out the guitarists amp and i bet you a million dollars its a  'Marshall stack'" ...yup.

I think the real weird thing is that they sound too polished for the aesthtic theyre 'parodying'. I mean, if you wanna be LEd Zeppelin you really need a sloppy doped up guitar player and super messy on JAck drummer that cant contain himself. This stuff looks more like some Asian Kareoke cover band that doesnt quite get the Western sensibility its emulating.

IDk, thats just my take watching that vid.
I mighta liked it more if i just heard the music without pictures.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 04:59:45 PM »
ps that reminded me i was thinkin the other day how much i miss these guys  :mrgreen:
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 05:10:07 PM »
The best thing I've seen said about the Led Zep comparisons was this:

 "Saying GVF suck because they sound too much like Zeppelin is like saying a chick isn't hot because she looks too much like Jessica Alba, but isn't Jessica Alba."
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2018, 06:03:04 PM »
Let's get one thing clear though, the guitarist and drummer wouldn't be talented enough to be Page and Bonham's roadies.
Bass player slightly better, but still.

That's like comparing Molly Ringwald to Jessica Alba.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2018, 06:21:39 PM »
Let's get one thing clear though, the guitarist and drummer wouldn't be talented enough to be Page and Bonham's roadies.
Bass player slightly better, but still.

That's like comparing Molly Ringwald to Jessica Alba.
er  the singer carries everything.
--and god the poor thing...he will never be sexy.

i watched a few more vids on youtube and i gotta agree with alot of the comments i saw that  people are just so starved for real rock that they appease that itch, but in reality they are pretty hollow and prefab. I mean maybe after they make a few albums and do alot fo drugs they could be interesting, but right now they really sound like a band playing a demo for a & r reps to me... just way too safe.

It has nothing to with Zeppelin. Pick any heavy classic rock band. I hear alot of Sabbath in their shit too.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2018, 06:26:08 PM »
I would totally bang Molly Ringwald.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2018, 06:39:35 PM »
I would totally bang Molly Ringwald.

In the 80's I thought she was the hottest. Now I prefer Jessica Alba. I switched from redheads to brunettes after having a crazy redheaded girlfriend.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2018, 07:00:05 PM »
ya know i was thinking their situation really reminds of how the BLack Crowes were perceived after their first album.
a straight rock and roll band- in their case compared heavily to the Rolling Stones, very polished sound with great songs, but not exactly inspiring or creative musicianship.
The Crowes then completely  revamped their lineup with some  badass musicians, stopped worrying about mainstream success and went on to create some serious music.
so there's hope for these guys. i'll def. keep paying attention.
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« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2018, 07:14:02 PM »
ya know i was thinking their situation really reminds of how the BLack Crowes were perceived after their first album.
a straight rock and roll band- in their case compared heavily to the Rolling Stones, very polished sound with great songs, but not exactly inspiring or creative musicianship.
The Crowes then completely  revamped their lineup with some  badass musicians, stopped worrying about mainstream success and went on to create some serious music.
so there's hope for these guys. i'll def. keep paying attention.

Yeah, there's lots of room to grow for them. The two oldest are only 22. They'll get better as time goes on for sure.
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« Reply #29 on: October 25, 2018, 07:20:46 PM »
Mr. C, I don't mean to diminish your view on these guys. I'm sure there are plenty of bands I've gone to see that most here would laugh at (cough - Jack Johnson). I just think there is a lot of hype for basically a recycled product. Maybe in 5 - 10 years, I'll be eating my words and you will have gotten in on the ground floor.
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