Greta Van Fleet

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  1. Paul in Colorado

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    I don't have a problem with them. I don't particularly like them, but if it helps kids discover electric guitars, I'm good with that.

    Which one's Greta?
     
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    They’re not my favorite, but they’re young, and everyone starts somewhere. I heard an old interview with SRV where he couldn’t stop talking about Clapton.
    We all have an influence, and maybe GVF will come into their own.
     
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    To me they sound like if you started with a very convincing Zeppelin cover band, but then took away everything about Zeppelin’s music that made the structure, lyrics and playing complex. And then had the singer sing off pitch the vast majority of the time.

    And that’s all fine. The Rolling Stones started life as a mediocre blues variety act.

    My worry is that they found success with this formula and will thus be hard pressed to deviate from it. Most kids go through this phase in their playing. They just don’t do it on stages in front of 10,000 people telling them “this is what music has been missing, you are the saviors of rock and roll.”
     
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    Zeppelin would have never ripped anyone off. Lol.
     
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    selling Boomer nostalgia is like printing money

    /shrugs

    it's a livin'
     
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    That what's so ridiculous. They deny that zep is a big a big influence and instead mention other bands as main influences. They are to much of a carbon copy for my taste.
     
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    They purposefully copied the Z sound, it's what they want to do (some interview I saw a year+ ago). The band name they got from an older woman they thought had a great name for a band.

    I've never been a Z fan, so I don't get into their stuff, but they do seem to do a good job, good marketing, and might make something bigger. As long as they don't 'get a record deal' they will probably do alright beyond the first album.

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    They rock. I wish I could copy the Zep sound so well.

    I kind of have to be in a Zep mood to listen though, which lately I haven't been.
     
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    At least they're not doing Zep songs, they're doing their own.
     
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    Honestly, right now if I had to pick between going to a live show done by a great Zeppelin tribute band and GVF, I’d take the tribute band (say, for example Zoso). At least then the songs would be good.
     
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    I wanna listen to them in 20 years. There's potential, but the singer annoys me to death.
     
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    I always disliked LZ and a derivative version 40+ years later is just as bad.
     
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    Well, I'm glad they play instruments.

    The lead singer could probably wear something other than a house dress and slippers.

     
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    We'll know that Greta Van Fleet has reached peak Zeppelin when the singer starts showing us the moose knuckle.
     
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    To me they seem like a band that's hitting a market of older people who grew up with similar sounding music. Good on them for making a living at playing music and hitting that market. However I don't find too many people my own age (myself included) who are really interested in listening to new bands playing older sounding music. I don't hate em, but I don't love em.
     
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    From the little I've heard from them, they're pretty good .Yeah, a Zep influence for sure but they're still young. Give them some time and more experience and they'll make their own identity soon enough
     
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    I wish anybody and everybody success in the music industry. Good for them for finding an audience.
     
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    I don't know about them denying a Zep influence. I read an interview where the guitarist said he spent a year figuring out and playing Zep. Obviously an influence.
     
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    I want to like them.. but I can't. Even though I'm an "older" millennial who loves rock from the 60s & 70s.. they just piss me off when I watch 'em (maybe it's because they feel like an imitation like many of you have stated).
    It's the outstanding amount of posers & gimmicks I'm exposed to from the internet/social media.
    Feels like they have great potential but it's wasted on mimicry, but that's just my opinion. :confused::mad:
     
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    Oh well, always next time. Glasgow is about as far away from where I live as is possible as far as their schedule is concerned....:oops:
     
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