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Posted: 04 Sep 08, 22:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello everyone,
I came across a most interesting debate on YouTube...and I wondered if any of the QZers wanted to get their two cents in. Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn0KpAhBNMw


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Posted: 04 Sep 08, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the Apples vs Oranges debate

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Posted: 04 Sep 08, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian isn't what you'd call 'perfect' live, but he's a damn sight better than our man Jimmy.

I can't comment on their studio work because I've heard far more Queen than I have Led Zeppelin. I love 'em both, but Jimmy.... gnaaaah.


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 02:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy is so uneven live that it is unbelievable, Id take Brian just becuase of that.

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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

redspecialusa wrote:

Hello everyone,
I came across a most interesting debate on YouTube...and I wondered if any of the QZers wanted to get their two cents in. Here's the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn0KpAhBNMw


This is only a little more pointless than arguing politics on the internet. A personal taste is not a matter for arguing and neither side will be convinced anyway.





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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both are legends, but - as is always said - you're more likely to get a Queen-sided answer from a Queen message board. However...

...Jimmy is, what - 64? - and Brian 61. By the look fo Jimmy Page and the way he almost appears to "struggle" to play the guitar these days (see their version of Rock N Roll on the new Foo's DVD), compared to the way Bri just steps out and does his thing, makes me pick Brian over Jimmy.

Also, Jimmy Page just never seems to be really playing for the song, unlike something Brian has perfected over the years. Perhaps it was harder for Jimmy being outshined by Bonzo every day, whereas Bri and Rog always seemed a better team etc.

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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Page can't play.



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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 03:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He has HAND AIDS.



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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 05:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The lack of respect for Jimmy Page here actually surprised me a lot!
I expected most people to say Brian considering where we are, but not with such disregard for how good Page is.

I think its a much closer call than anyone above has suggested.
I also think that the VAST majority of people who arent Queen fans would say Jimmy Page.

Having listened to plenty of Zep as well as tons of Queen Im going to say Brian because I simply prefer his tone, style and the way he uses the guitar, but Jimmy Page is an outstanding guitar player, who has influenced more guitarists in generations since than perhaps anyone else, and written some brilliant stuff - he was certainly never overshadowed by Bonzo if you ask me!


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May all the waaaaaaaay baby.



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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cwazy little thing wrote:



he was certainly never overshadowed by Bonzo if you ask me!




Thanks for the brain-fart.


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Page is a great writer (or stealer in the case of a lot of Zep material!), and a great producer too. However he is not that brilliant a player, but hugely influential. Brain is all that Jimmy Page is on songwriting terms, production ability and influence, but can play a lot better too. Not dissing Jimmy Page, but Brian wins this one

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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't like this kind of things...


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh great.

Guitarists from bands with two of the most obnoxious and belligerent fanbases on youtube.

I don't even have to read one comment to know that it's probably one long flame war.

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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy Vs May :)) Come on. . . . Equal (nod). . . #1 Guitar players in Rock history:
1) Brian May
1) Jimmy Page
1) Ritchie Blacmore
(There so Fkn equal)
Plus there doin different stiles and so its impossible to tell whose better. . .
(but Brian is better singer :p :megaloool: )


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Appolo Jupiter wrote:

Jimmy Vs May :)) Come on. . . . Equal (nod). . . #1 Guitar players in Rock history:
1) Brian May
1) Jimmy Page
1) Ritchie Blacmore
(There so Fkn equal)
Plus there doin different stiles and so its impossible to tell whose better. . .
(but Brian is better singer :p :megaloool: )


Don't forget that dude out of Oasis. He's pretty good.


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha. No. Page is not equal to Blackmore.

Hey fellas - have you heard the news?
Why don't you watch the guitar solo in this video and tell me that Jimmy Page is as good at the playing side of things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNzW4KAq8WQ

Jesus H Christ........

And don't anyone say 'he didn't rehearse' or 'he hadn't played with the band in years'. I don't want to hear it; I bought the Led Zeppelin DVD and it's got stuff just like this, from his heyday.

Jesus......


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jimmy is a brilliant player with an amazing power in his tone, but he can be incredibly sloppy.

Brian has also managed to develop himself and stay current for more than 30 years, Jimmy is still doing the same old the few times he picks up the guitar. Its extremely cool, but it is still the same as always.

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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

Appolo Jupiter wrote:

Jimmy Vs May :)) Come on. . . . Equal (nod). . . #1 Guitar players in Rock history:
1) Brian May
1) Jimmy Page
1) Ritchie Blacmore
(There so Fkn equal)
Plus there doin different stiles and so its impossible to tell whose better. . .
(but Brian is better singer :p :megaloool: )


Don't forget that dude out of Oasis. He's pretty good.


Yea his good, but still not as good as this people. . . Well there are many great guitar players like Angus Young, David Gilmore, Yngwie Malmsteen and so further. But those gues listed up there where the gods, The Trinity of rock guitar history(As Mercury - Plant - Gillan in rock voice). They are the roots of all rock guitar stile's. . . I haven't listed Hendrix because in my opinion he was more bluesy rather then Rockie :P:P But thats just my opinion. It doesn't mean that I dont like him. I adore Hendrix.
(but still Brian is better singer :megalol:)


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Posted: 05 Sep 08, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a matter of taste, just that.
I love them both.
And certainly Jimmy CAN play ;)