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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2019, 06:32:48 AM »
Seemed if you had a high pitched voice, you were called a Zeppelin clone. Both of which Whitesnake and Great White definitely were NOT.
Zebra either.


Kingdom Come on the otherhand...

I did like Lenny Wolf a lot.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2019, 07:11:02 AM »
Seemed if you had a high pitched voice, you were called a Zeppelin clone. Both of which Whitesnake and Great White definitely were NOT.
Zebra either.


Kingdom Come on the otherhand...

Whitesnake definitely wasn't; but Great White flirted with disaster a little bit.  They had that "Recovery Live!" CD with Immigrant Song and Rock And Roll on it (and Jack Russell looking like a lunatic with the chain saw; little did I know he actually did time for shooting someone while whacked out on PCP).

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #72 on: March 19, 2019, 08:30:56 AM »
Still Of The Night has some resemblance to Black Dog and Whole Lotta Love (the atmospheric middle part) but other than that they aren't Led Clones. And despite Plant claiming that Coverdale always tried to cover him, I don't really hear it. Early Whitesnake was more Deep Purple than Led Zep, later Whitesnake more (hair) metal.

Kingdom Come were definitely closer, but I still liked them.

Great Van Fleet are in a similar vein and clearly influenced by LZ, but what I heard didn't really wow me and featured only a small part of what made Led Zeppelin great.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #73 on: March 19, 2019, 08:49:03 AM »
Aside from the part in Still of the Night where the guitarist plays his instrument with a violin bow, I never thought Whitesnake sounded like LZ, and even that part doesn't sound a thing like Dazed and Confused or Kashmir, the two most famous "Jimmy Page playing his guitar with a violin bow" moments.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2019, 09:05:07 AM »
I always get Coverdale and Sammy Hagar mixed up when I hear their songs on the radio. Plant isn't even in the picture.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2019, 01:30:12 AM »
Seemed if you had a high pitched voice, you were called a Zeppelin clone. Both of which Whitesnake and Great White definitely were NOT.
Zebra either.


Kingdom Come on the otherhand...

Yes, that's exactly what happened. Any time a male singer dared to sing above baritone for an extended period, the inevitable Plant comparisons would ensue as if he had a patent on the tenor range. As for Kingdom Come, they did bring the comparison on themselves with that Kashmir-ish progression during the verses of "Get It On" and some of Lenny's vocal phrasing, but overall, I'm not sure I'd call them a clone band. They had many other songs that were stylistically different than Zeppelin.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #76 on: March 21, 2019, 06:36:36 AM »
Been listening to Anthem of the peaceful army a lot. Really love this album.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #77 on: March 21, 2019, 07:39:35 AM »
Been listening to Anthem of the peaceful army a lot. Really love this album.

Yup, played it for my brother the other day and he thought it sounded like Rush and enjoyed it as well

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #78 on: March 21, 2019, 07:56:24 AM »
Yeah there's a big early Rush vibe on that album, I dig it. Might have to break it out tonight 'cause I haven't heard it in a couple months. Hope they're working on a second album!
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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #79 on: May 25, 2019, 05:18:03 PM »
They played locally a week ago, it sold out instantly and tickets on the secondary market were running like $150 for GA and I really don't like that venue (Stone Pony Summer Stage) so I wasn't going to that for that price, but they are playing in Queens tonight in a small stadium (looks like a stadium for tennis) for a much more reasonable price, $60 for a seat.  I was on the edge for this, but it's beautiful out so heading out to go catch them play now outdoors :metal

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« Reply #80 on: May 25, 2019, 05:28:07 PM »
I've been listening to them A LOT lately. Specifically Anthem of the peaceful army. I really love that album. Age of man and brave new world are always in my head.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #81 on: May 28, 2019, 08:12:58 PM »
So their concert last weekend was pretty awesome.  They didn't sell out, but really packed the 14k capacity Forest Hills Stadium.  I got a last row ticket from a scalper for just under face value before the show.  They went on early, at 8pm before sun down and the singer said they wanted to perform during the transition from day to night, which is pretty cool.  They opened with Wild Thing, which I'm not sure they had done before.  Pretty cool coming out like that and then went right into the Cold Wind which felt appropriate, it was a really nice day but had become very windy in the evening and being where I was, you really felt that cold wind blowing and it's often heard in my videos making the audio shittier than it should be.  Anyway, their set was solid.  I wish they played a couple more songs, but they had some jams and whatnot to extend songs and keep them entertaining.  I eventually had enough of the cold wind and snuck onto the floor for the last few songs which was pretty fun.  Thought the singer sounded great and the band was tight overall.  I don't think they've really done their own headline show in a stadium like this before either and you could kind of tell.  The stage was huge and yet their set up was super small for it and the band never really strayed from each other so it kind of felt like they were playing to a smaller crowd than the reality.  It'll be interesting to see how they grow and evolve from here, but I've been amazed by the female support of comments on my videos.  It's clear from my experience, they've got a large female fan base.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #82 on: May 29, 2019, 05:42:47 AM »
Marc, I've watched a couple of your vids from the show. I'm not into them, and don't see that changing, but holy crap, what a turn out. The whole scene looked amazing.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #83 on: May 29, 2019, 09:15:43 AM »
Marc, I've watched a couple of your vids from the show. I'm not into them, and don't see that changing, but holy crap, what a turn out. The whole scene looked amazing.

I'll have to post my panoramic picture later when I get home, it was really a big turn out. 

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #84 on: May 29, 2019, 09:56:18 AM »
Glad these guys are having some success. I don't know why they are picked on for channeling Zeppelin. I mean, The Struts are another big band coming on lately, and they channel The Rolling Stones and Queen. Every band emulates their influences. Hell, all those 70s bands emulated stuff that came before them at first.

DT was called a Rush clone back in the day. Queensryche was called an Iron Maiden/Priest ripoff at first. You have to give bands a chance to grow and develop, which is, I know, something that doesn't happen much these days, sadly.

Greta Van Fleet seems like a young, hungry band who has a lot of talent, and a knack for writing a catchy melody and hook. Looking forward to seeing where their career goes.
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« Reply #85 on: May 29, 2019, 10:44:59 AM »
^^ Heck, Rush was deemed a Led Zeppelin clone with their self-titled debut and then they went all weird and had Neil do the lyric-writing and it worked out for the best.  I do want to see if Greta Van Fleet can go beyond the reputation of being a "Zeppelin" clone and do something to challenge that perception.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #86 on: May 29, 2019, 12:36:50 PM »
^^ Heck, Rush was deemed a Led Zeppelin clone with their self-titled debut and then they went all weird and had Neil do the lyric-writing and it worked out for the best.  I do want to see if Greta Van Fleet can go beyond the reputation of being a "Zeppelin" clone and do something to challenge that perception.

I feel like they sound like LZ, but my brother says they sound like Rush.  I just think they wear their influences on their sleeve.  Their original, although similar, music is really good stuff.  I just think it's nice to see people really enjoying rock music again.  I feel like that's a rare thing these days and instead of harping on who they sound like we should support them to grow and bring more fans to the genre.  I got to imagine most of the young people going to see GVF probably aren't even that familiar wtih the bands they sound like, maybe these people end up buying LZ albums and whatnot. 

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #87 on: May 29, 2019, 12:39:11 PM »
I think one main difference between GVF and Rush or DT or whatever, is their level of popularity along with their level as a band.

When DT was called a Rush clone, and Rush was deemed a whatever clone, they were NOT very popular whatsoever. They did not get very popular until they started finding their own voice.

Greta Van Fleet is becoming VERY popular sounding like Led Zeppelin. Their managers and record company overlords will likely not give them much leeway in finding their own voice. Which is a shame.
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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #88 on: May 29, 2019, 12:42:22 PM »
Greta Van Fleet is becoming VERY popular sounding like Led Zeppelin. Their managers and record company overlords will likely not give them much leeway in finding their own voice. Which is a shame.

I feel like this is a rare time where I am seeing a band who is super young just blow up in this scene and I really hope what you said doesn't become true.  I'd hate to see this band go south because of shitty management.  But I also think of things like ego and three brothers and one friend, like are these guys going to be able to keep it together long term?  It will be interesting to see, I do hope the record label stays out of their music, but we all know how that goes.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #89 on: August 14, 2019, 09:07:23 AM »
Looks like they are opening for Metallica during their South American leg, that's an interesting match up but pretty cool if you ask me.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #90 on: December 31, 2019, 06:40:53 AM »
Saw them live last night.

Overall really good, but one one complaint is they stretched out the last 20 seconds of almost every single song and it was driving me insane. And it wasn't anything all that special, it was just teasing the ending to get the crowd to scream more. That's cool and everything to end a show or open a show, but it was like every god damn song and jesus, did it get old. It made the concert drag and by the end I was ready to go.

On a positive note, it is nice to see a band 100% in their prime, still giving 100% and full of energy.
And the Dude's voice is mental, and his ability to redline it for 2 hours strait is very impressive.

The vibe I got from how they were playing is that they are itching to do something more progressive on the next album, specifically with the new song? Black Flag exposition. A Longer more complex song and also more darker tone, which I am 100% down for.

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« Reply #91 on: December 31, 2019, 08:21:08 AM »
I was at the show last night, too.  It started off with some great Philly cheese steak for me and my wife at a local establishment.  Even the opener was enjoyable to watch and listen to.  And, GVF was great.  I never went back and watched that SNL performance everyone crucified them for.  But, it must've been an off-night.  Or, they've gotten WAY better.  Because, they were on fire last night. 

They did stretch out virtually every song's ending.  The only time it really bothered me was when it turned into a drum solo.  You don't do that with the LAST SONG (or maybe it was the 2nd to last, I can't recall for sure).  To make matters worse, they had him backlit.  So, he was indistinguishable in the light to see what the heck he was doing.  Actually, that happened a lot where whoever was soloing was washed out in the stage lighting (no spotlights) and you couldn't see him.

As for the band itself, the players were great!  Josh's voice was spot-on all night long.  While I'm not the biggest fan of all his Plant mannerisms, he was incredible.  The guy has some killer pipes.  And, Jake's guitar playing was pretty sick.  One of the highlights for me was watching Sam when he was behind the keyboards.  Watching his feet go off on the bass pedals as he played the keys was awesome.

A few seats over from me in the upper balcony, there was a girl (probably in her mid-20's) going OFF, standing up, waving her arms and emphatically singing along with every song.  She didn't let up all show long.  It was great to see at a show.

Overall, it was a pretty good night for rock and roll. 

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2019, 08:47:54 AM »

They did stretch out virtually every song's ending.  The only time it really bothered me was when it turned into a drum solo.  You don't do that with the LAST SONG (or maybe it was the 2nd to last, I can't recall for sure).


I agree a million percent. I almost screamed. That is the worst place in a set to put a drum solo and he aint no Neil Peart. And even if it was some world class drummer, I still wouldn't have been down for it. Encore is the time to wrap it up and bring it home guys.

One thing that didn't help was that I did general admission. I need to seriously stop doing that. You are so packed in and there's no escape. You leave to go get a drink and you lose your spot and I was dying for some water. So there was a strong sense of feeling trapped and wanting to get out.

But it was a kick ass show none the less.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #93 on: December 31, 2019, 09:18:19 AM »
Glad you all enjoyed it, I had to sell my ticket yesterday because I've been sick and couldn't make it. Setlist.fm shows it as the same set they've been doing so I guess I didnt miss much at least, I thought being the second night and last show of the year that maybe they'd do something special like when they opened with Wild Thing at their biggest headlining show back in May that I went to in Queens.

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« Reply #94 on: December 31, 2019, 11:16:55 AM »
One thing that didn't help was that I did general admission. I need to seriously stop doing that. You are so packed in and there's no escape. You leave to go get a drink and you lose your spot and I was dying for some water. So there was a strong sense of feeling trapped and wanting to get out.

Considering I was up in the mezzanine and my wife bought the tix, I didn't even realize it had a GA floor until the show was over and we were at the merch booth.  Overall, it was a pretty cool venue.  Kinda reminded me of NYC's Hammerstein Ballroom.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #95 on: December 31, 2019, 11:24:45 AM »
The Met Philly is beautiful, only seen one show there since it re-opened and really enjoyed it.  I had GA for that show and it wasn't sold out so not too badly packed but I can imagine for last night it was probably tight.  I typically like chilling in the back of GA anyway, there's a slight rise at the back of the floor so you can see above everyone and then not worry if you need a bathroom or drink break.

Also looks like my youtube "rival" (I love calling him that, this guy blows anything I put out away) was at the show and pretty much recorded the whole thing (as separate songs).  I don't know how this guy is at like every concert in the area and always has top notch quality videos.

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« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2019, 03:11:25 PM »
Hey, Phoenix... did the singer's stage presence come off as stiff and somewhat robotic to you?  I can understand it when he's singing.  But, when he's marching around on stage, he looks awkward and not always in sync with the music.

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« Reply #97 on: December 31, 2019, 04:03:15 PM »
Hey, Phoenix... did the singer's stage presence come off as stiff and somewhat robotic to you?  I can understand it when he's singing.  But, when he's marching around on stage, he looks awkward and not always in sync with the music.

It was a little on the awkward side, but I definitely appreciated his enthusiasm. He's still pretty young so I figure he become more comfortable with as time goes on.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet
« Reply #98 on: October 10, 2020, 07:17:38 PM »
New song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGkTzk6SdKs

Weird music video, trying to pull off that 70s vibe a bit too much but it just looks cheesy.  We get it, you guys are high :lol not a terrible song though, but nothing remarkable.

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« Reply #99 on: October 11, 2020, 12:34:20 AM »
I enjoyed both song and video. Be nice to be that age again.
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« Reply #100 on: October 11, 2020, 07:37:06 AM »
Hmm, I thought I posted in this thread a while back, but I guess not.