The Who vs Led Zep....

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The Who or Led Zep?

The Who
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50%
Led Zep
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by gnease » February 10th, 2009, 3:04 pm

kenrogers2 wrote:
Ricochet wrote:A guitarist who'd bust up a nice Gibson is enough to put a band way down in the cellar in my estimation.
Yeh, what was that all about? Showmanship?
Then you'll hate this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSJGEn4FDys

though if you watch carefully, Jeff switches from the POS guitar to a LP. (Say "hi" to Jimmy.)

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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Ricochet » February 10th, 2009, 7:51 pm

If he's busting something, I'm not bothering to watch.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by gnease » February 10th, 2009, 9:28 pm

yes, but not that disturbing (to me). it's the famous and surreal Yardbirds scene from the classic flick Blow-up, with Jimmy and Jeff together on "stage." totally contrived for the movie, but supposedly somewhat in character for Beck at that time. he was known to break the occasional piece of equipment in frustration, but not for performance purposes.

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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by smokindog » February 10th, 2009, 10:01 pm

dhodge wrote:
smokindog wrote:BTW Who by Numbers was my favorite LP. Anyone remember the photo on the back cover with Keith Moon siting in a back-wards chair that had "Not to be taken" stenciled on it?
Pretty sure that was the front cover of Who Are You. Who By Numbers had a "connect the dot" drawing done, if I remember correctly, by John Entwhistle. Probably my favorite Who album.

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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by kent_eh » February 16th, 2009, 12:52 am

Ricochet wrote:If he's busting something, I'm not bothering to watch.
Who do they think they are, smashing a perfectly good guitar
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Ricochet » February 16th, 2009, 3:45 am

I'm with John Hiatt on that one.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Diceman » December 9th, 2009, 5:01 pm

What is this ... SOCCER ? We need a tiebreaker here .
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by mrodgers » December 9th, 2009, 5:58 pm

Wow, nice bump...

I'll be the tie breaker...

Led Zep hands down. The Who does nothing for me. Good music and nothing I would turn the radio over, but they don't make me crank it up. Zep on the other hand, well, I have about 15 of their CDs and nothing from The Who.

Daultry's scream? It's just a loud scream, something anyone can do. I do it all the time to scare the kids. Robert on the other hand, his screaming and chanting has soul, has emotion.

If it were to be a Floyd vs. Zep or a Gilmour vs. Page, then things would definitely be different for me. My 2 top favorite bands and 2 top favorite guitarists. The nod would have to go towards Floyd and Gilmour though for sentimental reasons that I can not admit to in my current fatherhood stage of life.

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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Coolnama » December 10th, 2009, 1:30 pm

Lol I voted for The WHo just to tie things up xD.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by NoteBoat » December 10th, 2009, 2:43 pm

Ok, I'll put the Who ahead.

Overall, I'd say they're pretty even in songwriting. For the guitars, Townshend's rhythm work is great, and Jimmy's recorded leads are rock standards. And having once been the guitarist in a Zep tribute band, you'd think I'd lean that way.

But I've seen both bands live several times. And I've never been to a bad Who concert... or a good Zep one. Their performances never came close to the precision they showed on vinyl.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by gnease » December 10th, 2009, 8:45 pm

I don't feel compelled to choose one over the other ... but what the heck: I give the edge to The Who as well -- esp for the live performance reasons Tom cited. I will admit that Pete wrote a few stinkers, but he also wrote far more good originals. OTOH, much of Zep's catalog comprises reworked (and unattributed) blues "standards" -- done well, but highly derivative.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by purple » December 14th, 2009, 7:09 pm

Led Zep, I live and breathe Zeppelin. I like the Who too but they just don't compell me. More a fun listen and sing a long but LZ comes on and I can feel it deep down in my soul. They move me just like a hurricane.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by kingpatzer » December 14th, 2009, 7:28 pm

Daultry the greatest singer ever?

Really?!

Ella? Ray? Aretha? Elvis? Sam Cooke? Lennon? Marvin Gaye?

And that's not even touching stuff that doesn't fit into a popular genre. The three tenors?

But to stick to the question -- Zepplin. The Who always sounded just slightly off to me.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Kevin72790 » December 16th, 2009, 5:47 am

This is really tough for me to answer, because I flat out love live music. To me, Led Zeppelin was just an average live band. I think Page sounded so weak live, back in the day. Blame it on drugs, blah blah, but that is no excuse, in my opinion. Guys like Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend were on drugs too, and they sounded incredible.

The Who were incredible live. Just listen to Live at Leeds...you don't get anything like that from Zeppelin bootlegs or "The Song Remains the Same".

On the other hand, I much would rather listen to Led Zeppelin albums over any Who album. It's really tough for me to choose, but I think I'd have to give the SLIGHT edge to Led Zeppelin.
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Re: The Who vs Led Zep....

Post by Kvnprv » January 2nd, 2010, 10:41 pm

i really must agree with Purple,
i cannot say that i have gotten into The Who, so perhaps my own opinion is much more biased; but i have DEFINETELY gotten into Led Zep, and man oh man, one of the greatest bands ever without a doubt.
Perhaps if i pay more attention to the Who, i would appreciate them more, and i will say that they are amazing instrumentalists, but the Led has me for this one

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