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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:21 PM
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Poll question: Battle of the Bands: Led Zeppelin vs. The Rolling Stones
Classic rock.
Chose or lose.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:24 PM
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1. No contest in my book.
Led Zeppelin.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:25 PM
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2. "Time Is On My Side"
We'll see about that.
:hi:
:smoke:
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:33 PM
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3. Gimme shelter and gimme the Stones.
Best rhythm section in the world.
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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:38 PM
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4. Tough choice.
I went with Zep, but they had a big advantage of coming many years after guys like the Stones had paved the way. The Stones were limited in starting by playing music that was familiar to their audience--so they stuck to R & B. The Yardbirds tried to expand on that but it didn't get them as far as it should have. Jimmy Page learned from that experience.

Zeppelin had the benefit of coming later and pushing the envelope. Even so, Jimmy Page is just too spectacular. So, he throws it to LZ.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:42 PM
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7. Even though I believe Bonham/Jones have yet to be beat as the finest
rhythm pair in all rock, I voted for the Stones-too many GREAT SONGS over the DECADES!
:hi:
:smoke:
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:40 PM
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5. I said Zep, but it really depends on mood. I think they are too different
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 11:03 PM by tk2kewl
kind of a cumquats and pineapples poll
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:40 PM
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6. Zeppelin, hands down!
No contest! (The Stones are good, but not that good.)
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:52 PM
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8. The Stones are real pros
I love Zep but the stones are just professional rock n rollers that always know how to entertain best. They didn't indulge in freakiness like a couple of the Led Zep albums. They really know how to put on a great concert, even now.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:54 PM
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9. Charlie beat throat cancer recently.
The Stones are truly tough and have staying power. I respect that a lot.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:56 PM
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10. Hmmm, I have to choose between 2 of my top 3.
I don't really think I can participate in this. They are both too great. Led Zep is the best Hard Rock band ever and the Stones are the best Rock n Roll band ever. Coin flip.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:57 PM
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11. zep of course
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 10:58 PM
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12. I love em both
But I love Zep more
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:10 PM
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13. I heard a Rolling Stones show from a hill ful of motorcycles at the VA
near old Milwaukee County Stadium. Rufus with Chaka Khan opened then it was The Eagles- including their latest member, Joe Walsh--they had the best set of the show just playing "Rocky Mountain Way" with great energy imo.
Not really, it was 1975.
There were 15 joints in my pocket when I went there...lol
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BensMom Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 AM
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22. I was at that show in Ft Collins
Most incredible 72 hours.
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catbert836 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:13 PM
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14. At least they're evenly matched
But I'm gonna haveta go with the Stones on this one... Gimmie Shelter from those who voted for Led Zeppelin!
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Gemini Cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:29 PM
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15. The Rolling Stones!!
And right behind them, The Who.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:45 PM
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16. With Jimi Hendrix leading all of them!
But The Rolling Stones in this titanic poll...
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:53 PM
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17. I Cannot Believe This is Tied
The Stones have much greater range, sophistication, and stature than Led Zepplin.

Led Zepplin has some great guitar licks. But even their best songs are absolutely preposterous. The lyrics to "Stairway to Heaven," often considered their best song, are so juvenile and ludicrous that's it's almost impossible to parody.
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:57 PM
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18. Stones...... no contest
Zeppelin is down on the bottom of my list...way down.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:59 PM
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19. Rolling Stones, but Led Zeppelin DID have the grace to hang it up...
an example which should be followed by MANY long past their prime bands. What must it be like to be outclassed by Led Zeppelin???!!!
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 AM
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21. Voodoo Lounge was a good album
and they're still great in concert. At least younger people like me got the chance to see the Stones.
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BensMom Donating Member (670 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:18 AM
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20. All Stones...
Now the kids want my tour shirts.

"Mom - I need something retro."

Argggh..
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 AM
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23. Gotta say the Stones
They had true variety-- they could (and did) play everything.

I can't listen to more than 1/2 an album by Zep without getting a fricking headache. Plant's yelping and Page's wanky-doodle-doo 12-bar-blooze guitar playing may impress some teenagers, but after the first couple hundred times it grates like fingers on a chalkboard.

Funny, though, I quite like solo Plant. Just keep him from yelping-- and keep him the fuck away from guitarists who like to play excruciatingly long wank-off solos.
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BBradley Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:42 AM
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24. Boo hoo, the man can play his instrument waaaah
Just joshin you, but Zep is just better.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:16 AM
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27. Yes, but masturbation is no substitute for the real thing
Richards is a sloppy guitarist, but then again so is Page. Hell, give any skinny white English guy enough speed and he can play Page riffs. For example, look at all-time king of the tossers Alvin Lee from Ten Years After! He's PROOF that it doesn't take much to do the stuff Pagey does! A little meth and you could do it too!

I'm not huge on either of these guys (more of a Stooges fan myself), but I gotta say the Stones have better tunes.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:43 AM
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25. Led Zepplin nt
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:12 AM
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26. Led Zeppelin.
Chalk it up to cheap sentiment.

"Why don't you take a good look at yourself and describe what you see,
And Baby, Baby, Baby, do you like it?" - Misty Mountain Hop

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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:30 AM
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28. I have seen Zep twice. Sort of.
Once "Song Remains the Same" and then a Plant/Page tour in 1995
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