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The Beatles vs Led Zeppelin

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by Philip Parris Lynott, Sep 22, 2013.

The Beatles VS Led Zeppelin

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  1. Ophelia

    Ophelia Junior Member

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    THE BEATLES is king of the music! I love listening to LED ZEPPELİN
    Hmmmmm hard core choice..
    But I chose The Beatles
    Love you Paul!
     
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    The Beatles
     
  3. Black Sabbath89

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    Neither.....Black Sabbath>both

    But seriously, Led Zeppelin>The Beatles
     
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  6. RhyeInTheJar

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    I was into really The Beatles as a teen. I tried to get into Zep but they didn't really click for me as much as I thought. I can see how they played a major role in the development of hard rock but I could never really count myself as a fan.

    However in recent years I have discovered that some Beatles songs pretty much shamelessly rip off other songs. Even "Because" from Abbey Road is mostly Beethovens moonlight sonata played backwards.

    They didn't rip off songs as much as Zep though. And regardless of what the jury thought I think they did rip off some bits of Taurus by Spirit. The fact that both songs use a flute somewhere is just too much to dismiss as coincidence.

    Both bands were important in the story of rock& roll, but I think people tend to overrate their actual music somewhat.

    Anyway, Beatles by a whisker, but I'm not really a big fan of them anymore.
     
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    I thought you were joking at first...


    Beatles > Led Zeppelin
    The Beatles have such a wide variety of songs. Their greatest hits are nice and dandy, but it's songs like "Norwegian Wood" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" that I like most. I don't even know half of their songs and I'm not a fan at all, but objectively they are pretty fantastic.
     
  8. RandieB

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    To the posters who inaccurately said that The Beatles weren't rock n roll but pop,



    The Beatles even in their early days were writing and playing on records as well in concerts,both love ballads,and great rocking rock n roll and pop rock songs that they both wrote and cover songs including their great rocking performances in Sweden where the audience was quiet during their performances.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDAJczmuZ-OeU&v=EWFOO9CWfUQ





    They were the greatest *rock* band ever! (NEVER A G*d dam*ed stupid,uncool,untalented boy band as so many ignorant morons misperceive them as!) And I have always loved this great blues rocker by Paul,She's A Woman.



    Except live there isn't the piano,blending with the great rocking guitars,Paul's great prominent booming bass,and his great rock vocal! And once again it's amazing how good they sound on such limited,primitive sound systems of the time and with no feedback monitors so they couldn't even hear themselves singing and playing,yet they still played and sang great and in sync with each other.



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




    Here is their great April 1965 New Music Express Winner's Poll concert from April 11,1965.They won three years in a row.And notice that there are men and women of ages in the audience.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COSSsu1GSCk



    Here they performed Paul's great rocking I Saw Her Standing There in Sweden in October 1963 which The Beatles recorded in February 1963 on their first album Please Please Me which was recorded in just one day.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkySom9bTfM




    The Beatles performing their rocking cover of Long Tall Sally with Paul's great rocking vocal June 1964.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiXtk296YmE



    Here in 1964 June in Melbourne Australia they are playing John's great rock song that they had recorded in February 1964 on their first great early album A Hard Day's Night.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Dpt7TI9q0



    And here they performed Paul's very good hard rocking,especially for early 1965,I'm Down at The Ed Sulivian Theater August 14,1965 one night before their live Shea Stadium performance.


    https://vimeo.com/133531241



    Here is their even harder rocking performance at Shea Stadium on August 15,1965 than they did on their record version of Paul's I'm Down. And they did what a great rock n roll band would do,they ended this rock n roll concert with this rocking song.



    https://vimeo.com/146526352



    Here they performed a rocking cover of Dizzy Miss Lizzy with John's great rock vocal,at the same She Stadium concert.



    https://vimeo.com/14652584



    Here is another great rocking Beatles performance of the cover Twist and Shout in June 1964 in Melbourne Australia




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdIzcm95NCM
     
  9. RandieB

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    On Last FM. The Rolling Stones only had 80 members and now they have 2,000 of their fan group in 2007,The Beatles had over 2,000 which is now over 18,000 and the average age of fans is 22 more guys than girls and they are from all over the world. In 2006,2007 and 2008 The Beatles were the # 1 most listened music artists on Last.FM and they are very popular on YouTube and Rate Your Music where many male and female fans in their teens and 20's call them The Greatest Rock Band Ever. They are now the number 1 classic Rock band on there and on Rate Your Music,they are the highest rated music artists out of over 3,000. The Beatles are still rightfully regarded by most people,most rock critics,and many other music and rock artists as The most creative,innovative,and prolific rock
    band ever.

    In 1995 25 years after they broke up their Anthology CD's went straight to # 1 around the world and I heard a rock DJ say that 40% of the people buying them were teenagers,the same exact thing when their 1CD came out in 2000 30 years after they broke,up and in 2009,39 years after they broke up,they were the second biggest selling artists in the last decade,and their 1CD was the biggest selling album. And their music went to the top soon after it went on iTunes.And soon after their music started streaming on Spotify it became very popular and Billboard reported that 65% of listeners are under 34 years old which means they weren't even born when they broke up in 1970.



    The Beatles wrote *plenty* of great rock songs including hard rock on The White Album and Abbey Road and as many have rightfully pointed out Paul invented heavy metal with his 1968 song Helter Skelter and people have also said John's I Want You She's So Heavy on Abbey road was also one of the first heavy metal songs.



    Even in their early days they wrote some great rockers that were very rocky for the times, as The All Music Guide said,in their very good review of Past Masters Volume 1 that they proved they could rock really really hard,with John's I Feel Fine from late 1964 which featured the very recorded feedback guitar on a rock song,and Paul's great blues rocker,She's A Woman also from late 1964,and what they called the peerless I'm Down which is Paul's screaming rocker from mid 1965 which they performed even harder rocking, and screaming in August 1965 at Shea Stadium. Also John's You Can't Do That from early 1964,is a great rock song, so is Day Tripper,Paperback Writer, And You're Bird Can Sing,Oh Darling,Hey Bulldog, She Said She Said,Taxman, Revolution,Get Back,Come Together etc
     
  10. RandieB

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    Rate Your Music Users Who Think Led Zeppelin Are Painfully Overrated


    Users who think Led Zeppelin are painfully overrated - Rate Your Music



    This Band Is Everything That Is WRONG With Music, a Rate Your Music Site moderator,Benimal only says Led Zeppelin is the worst.


    https://rateyourmusic.com/board_message?message_id=4217944&board_id=1&show=20&start=20


    I have found a lot of people on music forums who hate or don't like Led Zeppelin even some on heavy metal forums. And even some people who for some puzzling reason like their music,say they can't stand Robert Plant's awful screeching,screaming and whaling vocals.



    The Boston Globe has an online article from March 2009,called I Confess I Don’t Like… written by all of their music critics and Luke O’Neil wrote that when people talk of classic bands they don’t like they’re really speaking in coded language.He said for example “I don’t like The Beatles.” is the same as saying,”I’m a liar” he said but when I say I don’t like Led Zeppelin there’s no subtext. He then says a lot of it has to do with Robert Plant’s fiendish helium-powered caterwauling. He says he tends to prefer bands with vocalists not police sirens in tight pants.He also said the lyrics which run the gamut unimaginative doggerel to too-imaginative fantasy goofs don’t help.



    He then says sure they inspired a lot of great bands,but should we not then hold them accountable for the thousands of downright awful imitators they’ve inspired? Remember that whole hair metal thing in the 80’s? He says who do you think put the bustle in those dudes hedgerow? And grunge? He says that was basically goateed Led Zeppelin on Smack.


    These Globe music critics don't bow before the gods of rock - Boston.com



    Rock music critic John Mendelson never liked Led Zeppelin either.


    Van Halen in the late 70's early-mid 80's with David Lee Roth sounded a million times better! So do the Who,The Rolling Stones,The Eagles,etc and The Beatles are a zillion times better.
     

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