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Posted: 29 Oct 10, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok then people, you know how i said i wanted to get into liking the beatles and i asked what songs to suggest, success, i now like the beatles,
and now im trying to get into liking the who and led zepplin, i havent heard any of their songs i dont think, so what songs do you suggest? :D

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Posted: 29 Oct 10, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For Zeppelin this is a good start : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_Remasters - it's a "best of" - type compilation with remastered sound.
I'm not a huge Who fan, but if you want to start with them, get some good compilation.

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Posted: 29 Oct 10, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: For Zeppelin this is a good start : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_Remasters - it's a "best of" - type compilation with remastered sound.
I'm not a huge Who fan, but if you want to start with them, get some good compilation.
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Maybe it's me, but I'm no great fan of compilations. I think you can quite well get into liking The Who by the album Who's Next.
That may be ironic considering the way Who's Next was assembled.


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Posted: 29 Oct 10, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Quadrophenia was the Who's best album BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD do not bother watching the movie.  Stinks on ice.


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Posted: 31 Oct 10, 05:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To start off with,i would listen to Led Zeppelin IV and Who's Next.

These albums,i find, are the most accessable for those two groups

Then after them try:-

THE WHO

Tommy,Quadrophenia,The Who By Numbers,The Kids Are Alright(which is more or less a compilation .The film is an excellent documentary)

LED ZEPPELIN

I,II,III.Physical Graffiti,Houses Of The Holy


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Posted: 17 Nov 10, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've just been relistening to the extraordinary Stairway to Heaven. :D


I'm a big Zeppelin fan, although I have mixed feelings about Robert Plant. Anyway, I would recommend Led Zeppelin Remasters, or alternatively, Led Zeppelin IV.

I'm not a big Who fan, however I do think they're okay. I would get a compliation.

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Posted: 17 Nov 10, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never mind the nay-sayers...Led Zeppelins' "In through The Out Door" is superb through and through.

peter Freestone said that Freddie listened to it constantly on year of it's release...as did I...and still do: )

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Posted: 18 Nov 10, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anything the Who released after Who Sell Out up to and including Who Are You is awesome. The stuff before and after that is meh, though their 2006 Endless Wire album has had quite some plays in my house!

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Posted: 18 Nov 10, 12:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Face Dances was a great record.


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Posted: 19 Nov 10, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it has its moments (namely "You Better You Bet" and "The Quiet One"), but I've never been sold on the chemistry of the band while they had Kenney Jones.  And I say this as someone who loved the Small Faces, haha.  I don't think Jones was nearly as good a match for the band as Zak Starkey.

(I have to give special mention to "Athena" and "Eminence Front" from It's Hard.  I think "Athena" is as close as they came to recapturing Who-iness with Kenney Jones.)

As far as Zeppelin goes, I've always felt that people like the idea of Led Zeppelin more than they like the band itself.  When I went through their discography last year, I wound up with only about 10-15 of their songs in my iTunes.  I'm not saying my taste in Zeppelin is anything to go by (my favourite of their songs is Wearing and Tearing, and no one ever seems to know that one)  but I don't seem to go ga-ga for a lot of their stuff.  I'm more a Bonham/Plant fan than I am a fan of the band itself.

If you're looking for live stuff, give serious consideration to some of the Plant/Page stuff from the mid 90's.  They did a version of Black Dog in the mid 90's (at Hartford, I believe) that smokes anything they did for most of the 70's.  I'm not even kidding, it was like some kind of scary Robert Plant Rebirth.


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Posted: 20 Nov 10, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there is some truth to the idea of loving the idea of Zeppelin more than the group itself. There are songs I love to bits (Stairway to Heave, Dazed and Confused, The Battle of Everymore, Black Dog to name a few), but there are quite a few I'm less than thrilled with.


My problem with Zeppelin was Robert Plant. A wonderful singer whose latest album is on my must-get list, he was brilliant on some songs (Stairway to Heaven perhaps being his masterpiece), but out of place on others. There were songs, such as Kashmir, where his sounding like a little girl was IMO almost ruined the songs.

That said, Jimmy Page (ONE OF THE GREATEST GUITARISTS OF ALL TIME!!!) is the major reason why I love Zeppelin. So even when Plant was doing his little girl routine, I could find joy in listening to Page. Page's guitar, Bonham's drums, Plant when he on song, and JPJ of course, make Zeppelin Zeppelin. That and their incredible party lifestyle! :D

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Posted: 29 Nov 10, 17:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@Amazon - Robert Plant is one-of-a-kind? Why the mixed feelings? His recent solo albums have received rave reviews too. Heard any of them?

@lifetimefanofqueen - check out this fan favorite list: http://gorankem.com/artists/388-Led-Zeppelin no surprise stairway to heaven claims the top spot (although not my personal fav)...pleasantly surprised to see 'going to california' at #3 :)

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"Walking into Clarksdale" is a way better album than I've been told it would be.  Listening to it now in my sensory deprivation chamber (well, I have the light off and stuff).  It's very much a case of it being a Led Zeppelin reunion, with that 3rd guy being left off so that they didn't have to run the gauntlet of it being called a Led Zeppelin reunion.  Maybe my taste in music is flagging but I like these songs.


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Posted: 01 Dec 10, 20:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thewordpainter wrote: "@Amazon - Robert Plant is one-of-a-kind? Why the mixed feelings? His recent solo albums have received rave reviews too. Heard any of them?"


Plant is indeed one-of-a-kind. He's a brilliant vocalist and will go down as one of the best ever. As a matter of fact, I listened to his latest album in full on the net, and I'll be getting it for my upcoming birthday.

The reason I have mixed feelings about him is that with Zeppelin, I wasn't always impressed with his vocal tone; that is, I thought he sounded too much like a little girl. While he was capable of performances which fit the song like a glove (Stairway to Heaven, Black Dog and Dazed & Confused being a few examples), there were plenty of songs in which he was miscast, so to speak. Kashmir was a perfect example, where his sounding like a little girl lessened it IMO.

Listening to his latest album, where he's got a deeper voice, but hasn't lost any of his talent, I rediscovered his brilliance. While I continue to have mixed feelings about his stint with Zeppelin (I should note that Page was always my favourite member of Zeppelin anyway due to his genius guitar playing), I think that Plant has developed into a wonderful solo artist and I say that unreservedly.