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Greta Van Fleet

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2 hours ago, gibsonfan159 said:

Some nerves showing on that number. Two things: Their wardrobe looks like they raided their mom's closet of "going out" clothes. Just terrible. Is he supposed to be a native American Hobbit? Freaking high water pants AND shirt? 2- Their stage movements (mostly the guitarist) are extremely forced and over exaggerated. They seriously look like kids with tennis rackets pretending they're in a rock band. So unnatural.

They did seem really nervous and it also seemed like they weren't actually playing their instruments, but all in all, I thought they did a good job, especially on the 2nd song once they warmed up a bit. I'm not sure where they were going with the clothing. Do they dress themselves or do they have help? If they have help, who is this misguided person? I feel like people would take them more seriously if they toned down the look a bit. They look like they're dressed up for Halloween as "hippies". 

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Yes, they look ridiculous, and if the singer was wearing shorts he'd be Richard Simmons. Vocally, he reminds me of Geddy Lee, Rick Emmit and the Chipmunks. The worst part for me though is the over the top histrionics, as though he is actually doing something of grandeur....isn't this why punk rock was invented?

Guitarist is physically stiff/rigid, same goes for his playing. He also (unfortunately) earns the title as the bands lead poseur. 

Pretentious - definition: "attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc, than is actually possessed"...GVF fit's the bill here.

Greta Van Fleet is overhyped.....big time!

I hope I'm not offending anyone here. If you like them, I understand. If I don't, then you should understand too. Its not personal, just  my opinion.B)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ Of course it is and you’re obviously entitled to it. Song 2 was well done - 1st was all nerves. I’ve seen streamed shows that were much better than @ SNL.  Looking forward to seeing them in May.

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I'm a Greta lover so I'll forgive them their ridiculous sartorial choices (as I cringe when looking at photos of myself at that age!) while I await seeing them live in May. 

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3 hours ago, Walter said:

. I’ve seen streamed shows that were much better than @ SNL.  Looking forward to seeing them in May.

Yeah, when they're comfortable with their environment and not worried about posing they're actually pretty solid live. They did a radio interview where they played acoustic and it was awesome. I have a feeling their agents and record execs are pushing them in this direction and that's too bad. Just let the boys play and dress how they want.

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Hi there! I see a lot of the same people are still here...but many of my old friends are missing 😢hmm, wonder why...anyway, Greta Van Fleet--saw them live in 2017. Pretty good, lead singer has a great voice and good stage presence. In recent video on YouTube he seems to be screaming a lot though...the guitarist is getting better and better imo. I like the costumes, especially the Roger Daltrey look. 

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On 1/21/2019 at 7:48 AM, gibsonfan159 said:

Some nerves showing on that number. Two things: Their wardrobe looks like they raided their mom's closet of "going out" clothes. Just terrible. Is he supposed to be a native American Hobbit? Freaking high water pants AND shirt? 2- Their stage movements (mostly the guitarist) are extremely forced and over exaggerated. They seriously look like kids with tennis rackets pretending they're in a rock band. So unnatural.

No worse than most of the clown costumes Plant has sported over the years...remember the Now and Zen cover? The Honeydrippers? All the ethnic looks he's tried to pull off?

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GVF should stop copying Led Zeppelin and start copying Jeff Buckley. JB lived and breathed Led Zeppelin and the influence was obvious in his music, but somehow never got pigeonholed for being a LZ wannabe. Thats because he wasn't. 

 

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The Internet: Imagine Dragons are the worst band in the world.

Greta Van Fleet: Hold my decaf soy latte.

I just saw GVF's SNL performance. Not since the Red Hot Chili Peppers debacle when John Frusciante was smacked out of his mind have I seen such a misfire. At least RHCP had heroin abuse for an excuse. What's GFV's excuse?

That was an all-around disaster. They looked horrible. They sounded horrible. They acted/posed horrible.

I have never understood the Robert Plant comparisons. The singer sounds more like Rik Emmett from Triumph. He squeaks. And he doesn't have the size and stature of Robert Plant. When Robert strode on stage you were in awe of him. This guy looks like OJ prosecutor Marcia Clarke.

As others above have already noted the band's movements are forced and awkward. Just as Kingdome Clone were. Maybe they can improve? But they need to rethink their approach.

Look, a lot of good people here seem to like them and think they represent some hope for rock and roll, so more power to you and we'll just agree to disagree on GVF.

I prefer the Black Angels, Graveyard, Uncle Acid & the Dead Beats, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Radiohead, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, St. Vincent to name a few among the current crop of bands.

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1 hour ago, Strider said:

The Internet: Imagine Dragons are the worst band in the world.

Greta Van Fleet: Hold my decaf soy latte.

I just saw GVF's SNL performance. Not since the Red Hot Chili Peppers debacle when John Frusciante was smacked out of his mind have I seen such a misfire. At least RHCP had heroin abuse for an excuse. What's GFV's excuse?

That was an all-around disaster. They looked horrible. They sounded horrible. They acted/posed horrible.

I have never understood the Robert Plant comparisons. The singer sounds more like Rik Emmett from Triumph. He squeaks. And he doesn't have the size and stature of Robert Plant. When Robert strode on stage you were in awe of him. This guy looks like OJ prosecutor Marcia Clarke.

As others above have already noted the band's movements are forced and awkward. Just as Kingdome Clone were. Maybe they can improve? But they need to rethink their approach.

Look, a lot of good people here seem to like them and think they represent some hope for rock and roll, so more power to you and we'll just agree to disagree on GVF.

I prefer the Black Angels, Graveyard, Uncle Acid & the Dead Beats, Thee Oh Sees, Fuzz, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Radiohead, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, St. Vincent to name a few among the current crop of bands.

Generally Greta Van Fleet are pretty excellent live you can see in the clip before they perform at SNL how nervous they look so a lot of it is nervousness, and about Josh's vocals I've said this many times before but he needs a vocal coach since the later half of this past year he's sounded pretty shity but compare it to how he sounded a year ago and there's no comparison. By the way I too thought the SNL performance was shit but if they move forward and take the right steps there's still a great future ahead of them.

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There's a vast difference between those who use their influences and those who just replicate them.
Buckley and Greta are perfect examples, respectively. 

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5 hours ago, Brigante said:

There's a vast difference between those who use their influences and those who just replicate them.
Buckley and Greta are perfect examples, respectively. 

Indeed. Jane's Addiction and Kingdome Come is another example, respectively.

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17 hours ago, Strider said:

Indeed. Jane's Addiction and Kingdome Come is another example, respectively.

Absolutely.

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One of their more popular songs has an ending, the final five seconds, that is plucked right from the end of In My Time of Dying. Identical. It's all just a little too much.

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On 1/30/2019 at 8:54 AM, paplbojo said:

One of their more popular songs has an ending, the final five seconds, that is plucked right from the end of In My Time of Dying. Identical. It's all just a little too much.

Their song "When the Curtain Falls" has an identical guitar lick to "In the Evening", but you know, that just makes me like the song more. It's a totally different song in every other way. 

And, they did win a Grammy, so there's that 🙂

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I had to admit I was angry GVF won a Grammy when we all know Rival Sons should have won a Grammy for Great Western Valkyrie! We all know the Grammys are a farce...

Going back to the GVF show I went to in 2017, they had a kick ass opening act called Goodbye June. I just found out Goodbye June is going to be the opening act for ZZ Top on a  limited tour. I would definitely go to that if they were going to do any shows remotely near me, but they are not 😢

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