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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The guitar intro of Led Zeppelin's song "Whole Lotta Love" is very similar to The Cross' "Top Of The World" intro - has Roger or someone else from The Cross ever explained or said something about this?

(By the way, the middle part of "Whole Lotta Love" sounds a little bit close to Pink Floyd's "On The Run", in my opinion)

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only exception is that while Whole Lotta Love is hugely over-rated and not a great song, Top of The World Ma is definitely one of the best rock songs ever.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

The only exception is that while Whole Lotta Love is hugely over-rated and not a great song, Top of The World Ma is definitely one of the best rock songs ever.



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yeah

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Cross were simply the best thing to have come out of Queen and the saddest thing in the world is that EMI didn't have the guts to back them alongside Queen as an on-going project. I don't know how Roger managed to stay contracted with them after snubbing them like that.

Blue Rock and MBADTK are better than ANYTHING Queen did in the 1980's IMHO as were The Cross's live shows - they were raw and exciting in a way that Queen ceased to be.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 11:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whole Lotta Love was also the inspiration behind the Queen track "Get Down, Make Love", and they both have very similar middle sections.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I could not agree more heartily.

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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also note that Led Zeppelin's Rock n Roll starts exactly like Litte Richard's "Keep on Knockin'", which was covered by Roger, who is also known as a Little Richard fan.




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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Please, please, please, please tell me you're joking Benn.




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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way. Does anyone know whe The Cross broke up? I remember an interview where Roger was asked whether he would reunite with them. And the answer came as fast as you could say blueberry pie: NO! No way!

What happened?



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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger regained his hearing, along with the rest of his mental faculties, and realised that The Cross were an embarassment; a carbuncle on the face of music, eternally destined for the highest echelons of obscurity and pure and total, unadulterated, shiteness.


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay.... where's my dictionary?


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, that explains it!


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Posted: 06 Jan 05, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just imagine, Bohardy, if it had been The Cross to do a cover of Teasin Around. It would have been the convergence of the shiteless twain for you.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it's just a nice quote. The boys loved Led Zep. Innuendo is similar to Kashmir. It's a pretty common thing amongst musicians to intentionally throw in a few hints to ones idols.
And Led Zep were undoubtedly one of the most influencial Rockbands ever.
By the way, this is how a german musician once put it: "Queen were the sense of humour that Led Zeppelin never had... "


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regor wrote:

"Queen were the sense of humour that Led Zeppelin never had... "



I like that. It fits. :)


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 05:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy, re:

>Please, please, please, please tell me you're joking Benn.

Nope completely serious. Compared to the utter shit that make up The Works, AKOM and The Miracle (except for Keep Passing The Open Windows, I Go Crazy, Princes Of The Universe, I Want It All and Was It All Worth It), the raw sound and adventure that The Cross displayed were completely refreshing. there was no resting on aurels or pandering to what the record company told them to do (which I guess is why they failed).


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regor wrote:

The boys loved Led Zep. Innuendo is similar to Kashmir.


I've listened to Kashmir many times just to find out what in it is similar to Innuendo, but didn't hear anything, except that Innuendo is a 1000 times better. Could someone please explain the similarities to me?


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both are longer than 3 minutes...


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Regor wrote:

The boys loved Led Zep. Innuendo is similar to Kashmir.


I've listened to Kashmir many times just to find out what in it is similar to Innuendo, but didn't hear anything, except that Innuendo is a 1000 times better. Could someone please explain the similarities to me?


Just the basic character and style - there are no tonal or harmonic similarities. It's just a heavy track, based on a simple but incisive riff, very dark and intense... and long :-)


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