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Led Zeppelin VS Deep Purple

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by Sfleming1, Dec 17, 2015.

Which band do you prefer?

  1. Led Zeppelin

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  2. Deep Purple

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  1. scarabus

    scarabus Member

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    Deep Purple no question about it. Blackmore, Lord and Paice were the musical stars of the early 70s. No-one could touch them individually and together they were unbeatable. Add Gillan (and Glover) to it and you have the best band ever walked this earth.
     
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    Purple. The only album I can listen to from Zeppelin now is Physical Graffiti.
     
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  3. Hydrazoic Acid

    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    Two years ago I wrote, that prefer Purple over Led Zep, and now I've wished to explain, why. I just think, that in their best years (I mean 70's) Purple were better as musicians separately.

    Ritchie was more technical skilled guitarist, than Jimmy, Gillan was much more better live (and studio) singer, than Robert, Paice was more stable and versatile drummer, than Bonzo (with all my respect to Mighty John), and, of course, Lord always was much more better keyboardist, than Jones (although, for the sake of justice, keyboards wasn't John Paul's main instrument).

    IMO, LZ had only three undoubtedly advantages: John Paul Jones always was much better bass-player, than Roger Glover, LZ were much more skilled and professional arrangers, than DP, and sure, they're had incommensurably better management, than Purple.

    I'm sure, if DP, Uriah Heep, UFO and Nazareth had such a manager, like Peter Grant - their popularity (especially in USA) could be not less (and, maybe, bigger), than Zeppelin's.

    So, final score (for me) - Purple a bit better, than Zeppelin.
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    Nora Senior Member

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    Led Zeppelin
     
  5. Lynch

    Lynch Here for the cookies and the tunes

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    Zeppelin had the popularity, Purple was a better band all the way around.

    Plant's vocals are nails on a chalkboard to me at times. Never had a prob with Gillan's vocals (or Coverdale's).
    Jimmy has a lot more recognizable riffs, but was sloppy as hell, a LOT, especially in concert. never heard slop like that from Blackmore.
    Ian Paice's drumming is better than Bonham's on every level, other than maybe volume. From a technical standpoint, Ian destroys Bohnam.
    Tossup for me on the bass. Both JPG and RG are good at what they did in the band they were in.


    My vote easily goes to DP
     
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  6. SanguineRemedy

    SanguineRemedy Speed Demon

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    Pretty sure at one point Ian Paice was the fastest drummer in the world...
     
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  7. Speed King

    Speed King Rockin to the East & West

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    And he never felt the need for a double bass drum, and extra cymbals, and, you know, the Peart kit.

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    SanguineRemedy Speed Demon

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    Peart is still a very exceptional drummer, no doubt. :drummin:
     
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  9. Speed King

    Speed King Rockin to the East & West

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    The best in the world, IMHO. But with both drummers on a 5 piece kit, Paice would give him a run for his money.

    Neil would be trying hit drums that weren't there.
     
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    OldHippie Resident Yooper

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    I voted for Deep Zeppelin.
     
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