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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #30 on: October 25, 2018, 08:31:02 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.

No, I totally understand people not liking them (and don't worry I've seen Jack Johnson live once too). I'm just happy that there is a young band making this kind of music again. I have been waiting for the return of real Rock and Roll and I think these kids are beginning to herald it in.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2018, 08:38:04 PM »
I donít know man these days the whole retro thing has been done to death and if youíre going to do a callback thing then you have to at least put your own spin on it. Iíd argue The Black Crowes that did from the start and even if they did kinda bite The Stones and Faces, they were very much going against the grain of the hair metal bands that were everywhere in the pre-Nirvana music scene. 

I mean weíve already had Jet, Wolfmother and Kings of Leon all serving up boring classic rock retreads fairly recently, do we really need more?

Maybe in 5 - 10 years, I'll be eating my words and you will have gotten in on the ground floor.

So youíre saying: 

Listen to GVF in 2018
? ? ?
Retire a millionaire? 

Hmmm maybe I need to rethink things. 
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2018, 08:58:59 PM »
Since we're talking redheads and bands that got called out for biting Zeppelin...  :rawk:

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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2018, 11:25:04 PM »
I think my problem with this band is that they donít seem to take the music they love and progress it forward. Unlike, in my opinion, people like Ty Segall, and others, who wear their influences on their sleeves while expanding on the sounds and taking them forward into something new and fresh.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2018, 05:43:56 AM »
I think my problem with this band is that they donít seem to take the music they love and progress it forward. Unlike, in my opinion, people like Ty Segall, and others, who wear their influences on their sleeves while expanding on the sounds and taking them forward into something new and fresh.

Speaking of Ty... Fudge Sandwich comes out today, where he covers all his influences! I can't wait to hear his St. Stephen!!
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2018, 06:21:59 AM »
My eldest had some friends over yesterday. One of them mentioned GVF and he got a thumbs down from the entire gang for mentioning them.  Mind you, these kids are 16 and 17 and into rock big time. Wolfmother was mentioned and those Aussies did add something to classic rock. Too bad it all turned to shit after their fist album

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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2018, 07:30:40 AM »

Maybe in 5 - 10 years, I'll be eating my words and you will have gotten in on the ground floor.

So youíre saying: 

Listen to GVF in 2018
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Retire a millionaire? 

Hmmm maybe I need to rethink things.

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Maybe that wasn't the proper analogy. I meant to liken it to those who get turned on to a band early on and get their jaded vet card.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet!!!!
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2018, 03:18:29 PM »
staying in Mr. Crowley's house is a totally Jimmy Page thing to do, too