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Poll Question: Which band is better and just all around more awesome?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2005 at 22:03

Nothing wrong with this poll whatsover.  I`m not really a fan of both. But Dark Side is an all time classic I never get tired of, so my vote goes to Floyd

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2005 at 22:07
Led Zeppelin and "Stairway to Heaven" the greatest rock group with an all time classic masterpiece -'nuff said.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 27 2005 at 22:08
Originally posted by eduardossc eduardossc wrote:

I was about to write a text with more than a few
arguments. But...why bother?¡. Let´s just compare both bands´ most
representative and best songs:


 Stairway to heaven, Kashmir, No quarter.............mmhh, yeah, that´s
it.


   Vs


 Set the controls to the heart of the sun, Let there be more light, Atom
Heart mother, Echoes, Money, Any colour you like, Shine, wish you were
here, Dogs, Comfortably numb, Run like hell, In the flesh, HIgh hopes.


 Pink Floyd beats Zeppelin also in creativity and feeling. 



IMO there are more Zep songs that are great, prog and serious (since it
seems that you've written down the serious, prog ones.) But you can't
judge Zeppelin as a prog band. I don't really think these two bands are
comparable but if I had to chose one it would be Zeppelin. BTW, you
should definitely add Achilles Last Stand to your list. That's for sure.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 02:54
 They are quite different, but I prefer Pink Floyd.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 03:02

Pink Floyd is more awesome.

"Let's get the hell away from this Eerie-ass piece of work so we can get on with the rest of our eerie-ass day"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:08
Originally posted by FragileDT FragileDT wrote:

Originally posted by eduardossc eduardossc wrote:

I was about to write a text with more than a few
arguments. But...why bother?¡. Let´s just compare both bands´ most
representative and best songs:


 Stairway to heaven, Kashmir, No quarter.............mmhh, yeah, that´s
it.


   Vs


 Set the controls to the heart of the sun, Let there be more light, Atom
Heart mother, Echoes, Money, Any colour you like, Shine, wish you were
here, Dogs, Comfortably numb, Run like hell, In the flesh, HIgh hopes.


 Pink Floyd beats Zeppelin also in creativity and feeling. 



IMO there are more Zep songs that are great, prog and serious (since it
seems that you've written down the serious, prog ones.) But you can't
judge Zeppelin as a prog band. I don't really think these two bands are
comparable but if I had to chose one it would be Zeppelin. BTW, you
should definitely add Achilles Last Stand to your list. That's for sure.

 

 Yes, there are many more great songs by Zeppelin. The main problem with them , is that they all seem to be a remake of "Whole Lotta Love", "Communication Breakdown" and "dazed and confused". Which are "one idea songs". Plain rock.

 I don´t mean classic, simplistic, repetitive plain rock is bad. Classic rock is meant to be listened in a different way. However...I would never try to find a reason why something like "Black dog" is better than "Shine on you crazy diamond". Would you?.

 Nevertheless, "Stairway to heaven" is an absolute masterpiece, something many many well regarded prog bands wish they had composed. Like Caravan, CAN, Magma, Focus, Ange, Ossana, Quatermass, etc....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:16

Led Zep easily.

Floyd were only progressive in style, but Zep were progressive in substance.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:17
   Led Zeppelin -    Come on guys ,yeah floyd is prog but Zep is much better rock band
Frank Zappa,Pink Floyd,Yes,Genesis,Rush,King Crimson,Jethro Tull,E.L.P,Rick Wakeman -They have one similarity-    I Love Them all !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:23
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 10:24
Whoa, good if rather pointless poll!!!

Difficult to compare and I like them both but today its Led Zeppellin because hey, no particular reason! I just feel that way. They are both great bands in their own right - very different mind - though as a live act its got to be Zep.

Ironic perhaps that the more ambitious compositions were done by Pink Floyd, yet I think most people would say Zep had the better musicians in their line up. Jimmy Page is maybe no.1 in my list of guitarists.

Great Zep tracks: Kashmir, In My Time of Dying, Rain Song, Whole Lotta Love, etc... (but personally if I never hear "Stairway to Heaven" I won't mind, its over-played...)
Great Floyd tracks: Shine on, WYWH, Sheep, Time, Comfortably Numb, etc....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 11:01
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 11:25

Pink Floyd's amazing tracks:

Astronomy Domain, Summer 68, One of these days, Echoes, Breathe, Time, Great Gig in the Sky, Us and Them, Any Colour You Like, Brain Damage, Eclipse, Shine on You, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine, Dogs, In The Flesh, Good Bye Blue Sky, Another Bricks on the wall pt1,2,3, Don't leave me now, Hey you, Comfortably Numb, Run Like Hell, The Trial, High Hopes.

Led Zeppelin's Amazing tracks:

Good Times Bad Times, Babe Im gonna leave you, You shook me, Dazed and confused, I can't quit you baby, How many more times, Heartbreaker, Ramble on, Celebration day, frriends, Since I've been loving you, tangerine, bron-y-aur-stomp, Rock and roll, The battle of evermore, stairway to heaven, going to california, when the levees break, the song remains the same, rain song, no quarter, kashmir, in my time of dying, in the light, ten years gone, achilles last stand, tea for one, caroselambra, all my love, I'm gonna crawl.

 

Led Zeppelin has more outstanding even though they have less material. Pink floyd has lots of songs/albums I do not enjoy. Led Zeppelin has better musicians. Led Zeppelin is more entertaining.

jimmy page > Gilmour

John Bonham >> Nick Mason

John Paul Jones (bass) >> Roger Waters (bass)

vocals of Led Zeppelin = vocals of Pink floyd

John Paul Jones (keyboards) = Wright (keyboards)

Led Zeppelin wins

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 11:45

Zeppelin have nothing on Floyd, their music is bland for the most part and theyre painfully overrated already. Pink Floyd just needs a greater level of understanding to enjoy fully, and its stregnth is in its thoughtful composition, cutting lyrics etc. rather than impressive but quite superfluous drum solos or double necked guitar-work. I dont mind Led Zep but even the fourth album dosnt compare to any of Floyds work post Piper and pre Momentary lapse of reason. And the other Led Zep albums are barely worthy of mention!


PINK FLOYD ALL THE WAY

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 12:04
 This is a rubbish poll coz we all agree that led zep n pink floyd both rule! im voting both coz pagey n gilmour r both in my top 5 guitarists.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 14:00

Zeppelin is "stairway to heaven", "Kashmir" and "No quarter" plus a bunch of songs that all sound as either "Rock and roll", "Black dog", "Dazed and confused" and "You shook me".

 It will always be easier to mention 15 some songs by Zeppelin because they last for only 4 minutes or less. Plus, Pink Floyd were much more diverse, created a much wider range of styles, concepts, sounds, moods and textures. They also presented way better songwriting than Zeppelin. I really don´t care about Zeppelin´s drumming if it is presented in such a narrow variety of styles.

 Also, what do you think about Zeppelin´s closest attempt (apart from "Stairway" and "Kashmir" which were succesful attempts) at prog with "Carouselambra" from the album "In through the aout dooor"??....Oh man ¡¡...what a patetic piece of music. What is that cheesy keybord repeating all around the song?. They even managed to make it last for as long as 10:34 minutes. HAHAHA ¡¡. that keyboard reminds me of a video game after making enough points for a "bonus life".

 Anyway... I really don´t understand the result of this poll. Pink Floyd has some albums among the first 10 places in the overall prog list. When compared against other band they usually win. But one day a simplistic-one idea-per song-conventional rock-band comes and kicks their butt.... 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 21:03
Led Zeppelin is greater, but I prefer Pink Floyd by an average margin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 21:06

Pink Floyd (early!!)

 

ie. BEFORE they sold out



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 21:22
There is NO COMPARISON between Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.  I'm a HUGE Floyd fan and I can still say Zeppelin wins all day long and for every reason.  Pink Floyd's songwriting isn't more creative or complex than Led Zeppelin, it's actually more simplistic. 

Page vs. Gilmour: PAGE's classic riffs and awesome solos CANNOT BE TOUCHED BY Gilmour, the emotion in his solos are much more moving and ooze with feeling.  Page is the most soulful guitarist ever and although Gilmour is great too he doesn't come close.

Plant vs. Waters and Gimour: this is an area that is comparable in quality although not substantially.  Pink Floyd has some GREAT vocals like 'Echoes' but Robert Plant is much more energetic, passionate, moving, and soulful.

Jon Paul Jones vs. Roger Waters: Jon Paul Jones is one of the best bassists ever, his bass lines are so active and add so much to the music.  I don't think I've ever heard any bass playing even worth mentioning from Waters.
  
Jon Paul Jones vs. Richard Wright  Jon Paul Jones is a BETTER keyboard and piano player than Wright, just listen to the extended piano solo in the bootleg DESTROYER and you will agree.  He is also a better songwriter than Richard Wright

John Bonham vs. Nick Mason: Best rock and roll drummer of all time compared to one of the worst.

Led Zeppelin's music is actually more creative and diverse than Pink Floyd's music in my opinion.  They had moving soulful blues songs like Ten Years Gone.  Pseudo-metal in Achilles Last Stand.  Progressive rock with No Quarter and Carouselambra,  and moving love songs like Babe I'm Gonna Leave you, and Since i've been loving you.  I don't think it's possible to be moved by a Pink Floyd song but Led Zeppelin is SOO MOVING and their music is much more effective in conveying emotions, which is what rock is ALL ABOUT!    In general each Led Zeppelin song conveys a completely different sound and Pink Floyd's sound is mostly homogeous. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 28 2005 at 21:26

FLOYD, but it's all a matter of opinion.

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