zepfan1 Posted December 2, 2007 Share Posted December 2, 2007 I know this could be debated for years but I saw this on the votenumber1 site while casting my vote for Zep this was a post there...any thoughts? this is a bunch of nonsense!!!!! ‘Rating the Music’ read carefully: Queen have better songwriting skills. Queen became the first and currently the only band to have ever been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The band are also the only group in which every member has composed more than one chart-topping single. Queen was the rock band that gave birth to the most known rock anthems and rock epic songs ("We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Stone Cold Crazy," "Another One Bite the Dust", “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” etc..). From their first hit "Keep Yourself Alive" to their top "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the epic last songs "Innuendo" and "The Show Must Go On," Queen had continuously been teaching the musical world how rock music should be. How you can create something unique and techincally perfect by mixing the best of the available influences. Led Zeppelin, on the other hand, used only a very hard and heavy rock sound that made it difficult to gain attention, and as a result only one song, their "Stairway to Heaven" is no! w widely known. Queen mixed up all those previous rock styles and created a bombastic, excessive at times, glam rock that is until now their trademark. Mercury’s voice and performances was something not ever found since then. I think the reason Queen always obtains large amounts of votes in polls such as these is that their music style was so diverse throughout their career (arena rock, funk, glam, hard rock, heavy metal, pop, progressive, psychedelic and gospel). A lot of people like their earlier heavy stuff, Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera era.. A lot the late 1970s, and some the '80s stuff they did (although personally most of their output during that decade wasnt their best work up until A Kind Of Magic). It's a good spread of music style at appeals to a wide range of possible voters. Led Zeppelin have too many plagiarism accusations. It should be noted that copping a line or stock phrase is common in blues tradition, but taking entire songs results in Willie Dixon law suits. Read More about Led Zeppelin pliagiarism accusations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin#...s_of_plagiarism Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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