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RIVAL SONS, from Los Angeles

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I know GVF is the front-running scapegoat for a Zep clone, but I have to say that without a doubt, Rival Sons are the absolute most obvious rip-off artists as far as Zep is concerned. The vocalist for GVF might sound pretty similar to Plant on a couple songs, but the music itself isn't very close. However, Rival Sons are almost verbatim copying Zep riffs and slightly twisting them to their own format (to avoid copyright). I'm actually completely amazed that GVF is getting so much flack compared to these guys. And how it's been ignored and overlooked is nothing short of phenomenal.

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15 hours ago, gibsonfan159 said:

I know GVF is the front-running scapegoat for a Zep clone, but I have to say that without a doubt, Rival Sons are the absolute most obvious rip-off artists as far as Zep is concerned. The vocalist for GVF might sound pretty similar to Plant on a couple songs, but the music itself isn't very close. However, Rival Sons are almost verbatim copying Zep riffs and slightly twisting them to their own format (to avoid copyright). I'm actually completely amazed that GVF is getting so much flack compared to these guys. And how it's been ignored and overlooked is nothing short of phenomenal.

"Jane, you ignorant slut". 

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On 3/17/2019 at 9:39 PM, gibsonfan159 said:

I know GVF is the front-running scapegoat for a Zep clone, but I have to say that without a doubt, Rival Sons are the absolute most obvious rip-off artists as far as Zep is concerned. The vocalist for GVF might sound pretty similar to Plant on a couple songs, but the music itself isn't very close. However, Rival Sons are almost verbatim copying Zep riffs and slightly twisting them to their own format (to avoid copyright). I'm actually completely amazed that GVF is getting so much flack compared to these guys. And how it's been ignored and overlooked is nothing short of phenomenal.

Rival Sons got some heat for sounding zepish when they first came out, but what riff based band isn't sounding similar to zep or Sabbath...been that way since the 70's. There's only so many notes in a scale. 

The comparisons and the criticism differ between GVF and Rival are extremely warranted.. the kid who sings in GVF seems to go out of his way to duplicate Robert Plant's stage mannerisms. To the point where they come off as a bad tribute band in my opinion.  ... now granted they have only put out 1.5 albums at this point to my knowledge,  and still have room to develop artistically.  They would do themselves  a favor by getting a real rhythm section. I've played with better drummers and bassists growing up in high school bands. 

Where as Rival Sons play with authority.  Each member plays their ass off as if it's their last show. If you have a chance to see them live, check them out. You'll find they resemble Humble Pie more so the zep.

I haven't bought into GVF yet. I want to but what they're currently doing comes off as amateur . I'll make a point to see them next time they swing through Dallas. Maybe live they will sway my opinion.  Hopefully their next album progresses into something unique. 

As far as as Rival Sons not progressing artisticly,  that is a fair criticism with the last album.  But Feral Roots utilizes more acoustic guitars from their past releases and the chord progressions and melodies are far more diverse then in the past.

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My concert going bud and I had the privilege of meeting Jay & Scott yesterday.  They did a small acoustic set, shared some cool stories  and some Q&A for 20 lucky fans at the studio of the 97.1 The Egale here in Dallas. .. they seemed like reallly cool and down to earth dudes. 

I'm the doofus on the left.... lol

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First show of the American tour!!!  It's going to be stellar!

#Treesisfuckingawsome!

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2 hours ago, zepscoda said:

First show of the American tour!!!  It's going to be stellar!

#Treesisfuckingawsome!

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Cool 😎👍 I’m going to see them next Tuesday in Atlanta 

R😎🎸👍

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17 hours ago, zepscoda said:

First show of the American tour!!!  It's going to be stellar!

#Treesisfuckingawsome!

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May 9 for me.

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18 hours ago, Strider said:

May 9 for me.

Nice.... I'm still buzzing from the show!... one of the 2 tunes they did for us at the meet & greet on Wednesday was the title track, here it is.... 

 

 

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On 4/4/2019 at 10:04 PM, reids said:

Cool 😎👍 I’m going to see them next Tuesday in Atlanta 

R😎🎸👍

I've been reading after the Dallas show the band spend over an hour meeting with fans outside after the gig. 

Have you seen them before, or is this your first show?

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1 hour ago, zepscoda said:

I've been reading after the Dallas show the band spend over an hour meeting with fans outside after the gig. 

Have you seen them before, or is this your first show?

Thx. Cool 😎👍 no. First time seeing them. I have all their stuff except pressure and time , their ep and their self titled album. I’ve also got a British classic rock magazine special edition best of sampler cd with a few unreleased / rare tracks. 

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On 4/4/2019 at 10:04 PM, reids said:

Cool 😎👍 I’m going to see them next Tuesday in Atlanta 

R😎🎸👍

I'm reading great reviews about this show..... how was your first Rival Sons concert?

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Awesome 😎👍

incredible show. 

They played 9 songs from new album and 7 other of their strongest songs from previous releases including two of my favorites, “Jordan” & “Face of Light” 

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/rival-sons/2019/heaven-the-masquerade-atlanta-ga-3393c459.html

The crowd was appreciative and positive, too!!! 

R😎🎸👍

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Just announced this morning,  tix went on sale at noon today. 

Co headline tour!!!!!

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