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!@#$%! 11.10.2018 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by demonrail666
I think Halford's vocals were more compatible with Priest's music than Page's were with LZ's.

plant you mean?

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it’s not possible for me to conceive of that band without the guy. or any of its other members for that matter

it would be something completely different

Severian 11.10.2018 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by evollove
Anyone else digging into remastered White Album?


I will definitely stream it, but there is no earthly way I’m spending close to $200 on a physical copy. Jesus, even the MP3 album is like $70.

Fuck that. Fuck that all over.

I have an old LP from when the album was first released, gifted to me by my dad (with poster!), the old blocky 2xCD version and the more svelte digipack-encased 2009 remaster. I’ve got White albums coming out of my ass, and as much as I love the album, I don’t need a fucking fourth or fifth copy — no matter how much swag it contains — for the price of a new pair of name-brand glasses.

I’m getting (fiscally) conservative and curmudgeonly in my near-middle-age.

I’ll bet it’s goddamn glorious, but the last two people on the planet who need to price an item that high are fucking Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. Jesus fuck when will it end.

demonrail666 11.10.2018 10:40 AM

Yeah, Plant :o

I do like his more restrained vocals, on stuff like Tangerine or That's the Way.

Ultimately though, apart from a handful of songs, I'm not that much of a Led Zeppelin fan. And the songs I do like (like the two I just mentioned) are hardly the kind that made them famous.

Severian 11.10.2018 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
plant you mean?

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it’s not possible for me to conceive of that band without the guy. or any of its other members for that matter

it would be something completely different


Same.

Not a big LZ fan, but I do enjoy enough of their material to listen on occasion, and I can’t imagine any other person singing or playing any other instrument.

I’ve often wondered what Keith Moon playing for Led Zeppelin would sound like ... can’t quite picture it, but it would be interesting, and yet utterly non-Zeppelin.

Whatever they’ve been doing with the surviving members isn’t even worth my time. That’s not Led Zeppelin. That’s Page and Plant and some guys. That’s half a tribute band.

!@#$%! 11.10.2018 03:20 PM

i love that band, and popular hype aside i always return to their first album as the one that never tires me. it’s really mostly a blues record.

i’ll take the original crisp recording, no remasters, no changes to the old school stereo mix with the clearly separate channels please.

Severian 11.10.2018 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
i love that band, and popular hype aside i always return to their first album as the one that never tires me. it’s really mostly a blues record.

i’ll take the original crisp recording, no remasters, no changes to the old school stereo mix with the clearly separate channels please.


I prefer their more expansive, weirder stuff. Not necessarily Presence, but some of the tunes on Led Zeppelin III, definitely Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti (“In the Light” is a vastly superior stoner anthem to “Stairway”).

Anyway... Their first album was one of the first records I ever purchased with my own money, but I don’t really “feel” it. I prefer the BBC sessions versions of the blues tracks.

Whatshisname... some rock guy... ah...Cameron Crowe! Yes! He once said he preferred them to the Beatles and that they were a logical extension of the Beatles’ four-personalities archetype. I couldn’t disagree more. They’re a one-personality kind of band. But still thumped when it counted

Severian 11.10.2018 03:47 PM

When people ask me what my favorite Led Zeppelin song is I say, “My favorite Led Zeppelin song is fucking ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ by the fucking Beatles. Now fuck off.”

*cluck cluck*

!@#$%! 11.10.2018 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
I prefer their more expansive, weirder stuff. Not necessarily Presence, but some of the tunes on Led Zeppelin III, definitely Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti (“In the Light” is a vastly superior stoner anthem to “Stairway”).


eh. that’s a bit of a boring tune for me

from their longer more bombastic songs i’ll take kashmir, or no quarter

but to me that’s really not their greatest strength—there were better prog bands than them

Severian 11.10.2018 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
eh. that’s a bit of a boring tune for me

from their longer more bombastic songs i’ll take kashmir, or no quarter

but to me that’s really not their greatest strength—there were better prog bands than them


But that riff though.. like the parting of the clouds revealing the sun!

The sun, I say!

choc e-Claire 11.10.2018 10:10 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
Anyone else digging into remastered White Album?


I'm waiting for the actual 50th anniversary in a week and a bit.

Severian 11.10.2018 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by choc e-Claire
I'm waiting for the actual 50th anniversary in a week and a bit.


Streamed it today. Sounds fucking boss.

Still not buying the goddamn thing

demonrail666 11.11.2018 04:46 AM

 


Go-Betweens, 16 Lovers Lane

I love this band so much.

h8kurdt 11.11.2018 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by demonrail666
 


Go-Betweens, 16 Lovers Lane

I love this band so much.


Y'know what? There was a piece about them in a magazine I get every month and they were saying how many great albums they have. Yet I haven't heard a single one. Best place to start?

h8kurdt 11.11.2018 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
Anyone else digging into remastered White Album?


It's on my christmas list to Father Christmas and I refuse to listen to it before then. I wanna crank it up in my car and soak that bitch up.

Severian 11.11.2018 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by h8kurdt
It's on my christmas list to Father Christmas and I refuse to listen to it before then. I wanna crank it up in my car and soak that bitch up.



It’s so goddamn good.

Seriously.

I said I’d never pay for a (one, two, three, four) fifth? White Album just two days ago in this very post, but now I’m not so sure. Might have to treat myself.

The Soup Nazi 11.11.2018 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by demonrail666
 


Go-Betweens, 16 Lovers Lane

I love this band so much.


Formidable album, phenomenal band.

Carrie Brownstein covered "Love Goes On" live, solo (this was during the Sleater-Kinney hiatus and before Wild Flag) but apparently nobody taped it. Sons of bitches.

The Soup Nazi 11.11.2018 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by h8kurdt
Y'know what? There was a piece about them in a magazine I get every month and they were saying how many great albums they have. Yet I haven't heard a single one. Best place to start?


Probably https://www.discogs.com/The-Go-Betwe...90/master/5054.

Speaking of The Go-Betweens and Sleater-Kinney, Janet Weiss is the drummer on their "comeback" album, 2000's The Friends Of Rachel Worth.

The Soup Nazi 11.11.2018 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Severian
Bah. Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets are essential, son.


Don't you "bah" me, you little cellphonejunkie millenial.

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Originally Posted by Savage Clone
Sabbath and Motorhead are both hard rock bands, even though they both had profound influence on metal. Hard Rock. Lemmy was pretty insistent about referring to Motorhead as a rock and roll band.


I can dig that! Now I can hate metal wholeheartedly! :D

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
the problem with metallica is they had to open their fucking mouths instead of shutting the fuck up and playing their instruments


No, the problem is they picked up instruments in the first place.

Metallica is music for idiots. Are you guys idiots? Is that what you're sayin'?

demonrail666 11.11.2018 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by h8kurdt
Y'know what? There was a piece about them in a magazine I get every month and they were saying how many great albums they have. Yet I haven't heard a single one. Best place to start?


16 Lovers Lane was the 1st one I heard and I never looked back, so I'd go with that one.

demonrail666 11.11.2018 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by The Soup Nazi


That's a great compilation and probably the best overview of their peak period but it's pretty rare, unless you can find a download.


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