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  1. the rest will be Corporate Singer Rulez! bands where the musicians are low paid and disposable. Thats already pretty much the situation with bassists and drummers. Soon the great guitarist will be a dinosaur except for the 3 or 4 stadium bands that are fronts for the big manufacturers. I think the U2 pinko Bono is a director on Fenders board. Really, when you think about it...even the best musical band, Led Zeppelin, is totally ruled by Robert Plant. Page can't take a shit without Plant ok'ing it. LZ music wouldn't sell if Page hadn't stumbled onto Robert Plant incredibly unique voic
  2. They are the last of the great bands, apparently...there is nobody else right now. Its all that bleeping metal shit now. I keep waiting for this Cookie Monster metal shit to die off, but it just doesn't seem to. It's like: Tune your guitar as low as physically possible? Check. Grow caveman beard. Check. Cover entire body head to toe in tattoos? Check. Sing (actually bark) overly aggressively with no melody whatsoever? Check. Ok. You can get played non-stop on the local hard rock station and fill the pages of Guitar World magazine. Congrats!
  3. The purpose of this band as of today is to sell EVH gear. That aint gonna happen with Eddie's son playing bass. This band needs a lot more 'Panama's than 'Dance the night away'...the problem is they don't have any other 'Panama' that makes a kid rush down to the local guitar shop and buy a guitar and amp. If you're gonna clobber the audience with a continual diet of Eddie's 'brown sound' then the material better damn well be suited for it. This aint Metallica where a bunch of guitar parts are sewn together and the usual solo. Great solo's aren't enough any more. Neither are melodic ho
  4. I guess you never read the book 'Black Sabbath and the Rise of Heavy Metal Music' by Andrew L. Cope @ 2010. The entire book is a comparison of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbbath....an excerpt: "In this chapter I have sought to define the origins and core syntax of heavy metal and its distinction from hard rock. I have also highlighted some of the difficulties evident in current academic literature where heavy metal seems to be defined by cultural theory and sociological methods and, most importantly, without due regard for musical syntax. I have done this by offering musicological argume
  5. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads blew away anything Led Zeppelin did with their 2 albums before Rhoads got aboard that plane with the lunatic pilot who killed him. The song 'Diary of a Madman' and especially the guitar parts makes Jimmy look bush league. Even Eddie van Halen was an amateur compared to Rhoads. Rhoads was so bored mopping up the rank amateurs of the rock world that he basically quit after 2 very quick albums, bought himself a classical guitar and was about to get a university gig before he bit the dust. .. there were no challenges left. Nothing since has even come close to t
  6. Sabbath - Heavy Metal Led Zep - Hard rock (WRONG) But wait, 47% of LZ's catalogue is folk/acoustic. Only 26% of their album output can be considered original rock songs. 26% freaking percent, people. Hard rock band? I think not. LZ's rock tracks are all in the keys of A and E, use standard tunings, and hardly use power chords at all. Page borrowed every stock-in-trade technique from blues and rock and roll for his paltry rock song output. LZ was a freaking folk band. LZ was nothing more than eclectic stylisations, extreme loudness and developments in production.
  7. Jimmy didn't use the Les Paul for recording this album. That traiterous bazzard pissed off a lot of people at the Gibson guitar company.
  8. The Who's 'The Kids are Alright' is more melodic than anything Zeppelin ever wrote. Excluding Townshends stupidity of smashing guitars because he doesn't respect the guitar, the question is, Is it possible to sell hard rock quality music that doesn't sell any gear (all you need is a gibson sg special or les paul fitted with p90 pickups) or stupid hairdo's, and modelling amps, theatric nonsense, goofy soloist, and so forth. In other words, just high quality hard rock music. Will the people show up at the stadium without all the bullshit of metal antics? I don't know, the beatle
  9. Metallica's songwriting is far more sophisticated than Led Zeppelin. 'The Unforgiven', 'Fade to Black', etc blow away anything Zeppelin has to offer. And Sabbath 'Paranoid' better rocker than anything Zeppelin has. Face it...Zeppelin is a dimming star. All Jimmy the Con has going is another 5000 or so re-masters for his band of suckers.
  10. The Who was a joke. Sure, Townshend is a prolific song writer and tremendous guitarist but the songs are juvenile in nature. Fleetwood Macs album 'Rumours' is better than the Who's greatest hits.
  11. Led Zeppelin is automatically disqualified as a great band because they have no backing vocals. Even freaking Van Halen had that much. Joe Satriani is great technical guitarist. Do I care? No. Its now obvious that Kurt Cobain was a more significant guitarist than Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page is not even in the same league as Pete Townshend. Nor Lindsey Buckingham. Jimmy Page = Don Felder
  12. This guy says Jimmy is a massive fraud. Led Zep only got a class C rating...well thats better than the Eagles who got a class E rating...Beatles, The Who, Rolling Stones got Class A rating: http://starling.rinet.ru/music/ledzep.htm Maybe it was no slight coincidence that axeman Jimmy Page wasn't actually a newly-emerged Seventies star, like the whole prog rock generation. Instead, he was hanging around for the whole Sixties, doing almost nothing, and even his short stay in the Yardbirds didn't help his career that much. Sad, but true: he really had little songwriting talent, which, un
  13. And yeah U2 is better than Led Zeppelin even though U2's singer aint that good. Zeppelin never did any album as good as 'The Joshua Tree'.
  14. Van Halen could have been better than Led Zeppelin. I mean they had a kick ass backing vocalist in Michael Anthony (albeit mediocre bassist). A monstrously huge electric guitar riff maker and soloist in Eddie van Halen. The potential is on display in their best album, '1984', and their covers of "You really got me" and "(Oh) Pretty Woman". Who doesn't like the songs 'Panama' or 'Dance the night away'? Slew of guitar driven songs like 'Girl Gone Bad', 'Drop Dead Legs', 'Ain't talking bout love'...etc But they self destructed.
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