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Define the term Zeppelinesque


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I have asked this question before. Rock/Music Journalist have described other bands music or sounds as Zeppelinesque.

So does that mean that the song by the new band or song have to remind you of Zeppelin, or does it have to sound like Kashmir/Middle eastern sounding.

For example, people always tag Heart's Barracuda song as Zeppelinesque. They try to say its like Achiiles Last Stand Jr. Even though both songs were released the same year.

I see this tag all the time, when songs are described in a written narrative online/magazine. For me to have song/band be termed as Zeppelinesque. It all has to be in their delivery of how I hear them sonically.

The guitars and bass have to have a funky twisty sound/groove to the song. The singer has to have a high creamy smooth falsetto voice. The Drums have to have an incendiary sonic pop. It would almost be like taking the guitar riff of Smoke on the water. The bass line of Billie Jean, the drums of When the levee breaks and the vocal rhythms of The Crunge.

Put that all together, you may wind up with a song that is Zeppelineque.

Mc7

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I have asked this question before. Rock/Music Journalist have described other bands music or sounds as Zeppelinesque.

So does that mean that the song by the new band or song have to remind you of Zeppelin, or does it have to sound like Kashmir/Middle eastern sounding.

For example, people always tag Heart's Barracuda song as Zeppelinesque. They try to say its like Achiiles Last Stand Jr. Even though both songs were released the same year.

I see this tag all the time, when songs are described in a written narrative online/magazine. For me to have song/band be termed as Zeppelinesque. It all has to be in their delivery of how I hear them sonically.

The guitars and bass have to have a funky twisty sound/groove to the song. The singer has to have a high creamy smooth falsetto voice. The Drums have to have an incendiary sonic pop. It would almost be like taking the guitar riff of Smoke on the water. The bass line of Billie Jean, the drums of When the levee breaks and the vocal rhythms of The Crunge.

Put that all together, you may wind up with a song that is Zeppelineque.

Mc7

Hmmm....very interesting take. I never really put that much thought into it. I like your opinion.

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Zeppelinesque...I would say when I hear a song and it makes me think of Zep. I've always said Dream On sounds like Zeppelin, so I guess that would be Zeppelinesque.

On a slightly different note, I always hear people say "Oh, they're the Led Zeppelin of...." That just shows how influential they were and still are. If some band is really creative and has a recognizable sound they're never called "The Beatles of....."

Just something to ponder

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