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Originally posted by geneyesontle geneyesontle wrote:

Tull by far. Zeppelin is also great but will never be at the level of Tull.

This sums it up well for me too!

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Originally posted by yanch yanch wrote:

Originally posted by geneyesontle geneyesontle wrote:

Tull by far. Zeppelin is also great but will never be at the level of Tull.

This sums it up well for me too!


I also join in this. Led Zeppelin is a great band, but Tull's music, career, discography, touring history, etc, is quite impressive, much better than Led Zeppelin's. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote digdug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2012 at 11:58
both are awesome in different ways
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Led Zeppelin!


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of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!
Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!

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of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!
Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!

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I love Aqualung and Thick as a Brick, but haven't got into their other albums yet.

Houses of the Holy is one of the best albums I've ever heard, and Physical Graffiti is great as well. Zeppelins earlier albums have their good stuff also, and "Achilles Last Stand" off "Presence" is incredible.

So yeah, neither is a band I'm that experienced with but both have released albums I cherish very much, so I'll vote both.
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Originally posted by tary tary wrote:

of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!
Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!


You convinced me! Going with Tull. Besides, Anderson is one of the best songwriters I've ever known. 
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I feel like going with Jethro on this one. I like their mix of folk, blues, rock, progressive, very unique stuff. Said that I still think Zeppelin were one of the strongest bands in the 70's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2012 at 19:10
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:


Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Also, when Zeppelin and Tull toured together, I think it would have been great if Anderson had guested on that song playing the flute live with them, but I believe that never actually happened, quiet a lost oportunity, in my opinion.
Anderson tells a story about that on the Aqualung remaster
about how he once mentioned to Plant "with my lyrics and Zeppelin's
music, we could really have something."   Ermm LOL    That was the end of any friendship between the bands.


I have read indeed that Led Zeppelin haven't been very supportive of Jethro Tull, even calling them Jethro Dull or something like that when they were touring together.
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Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:


Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I really like many songs of Led Zeppelin, they have so many classics, not all of which I like as much, but those I do like are among the best songs I could think of. However, Jethro Tull has many such songs too, and I have ended up finding many more songs I really like from Tull, and that rocking flute is really wonderful, so I have to go with Tull. I would have thought that here Tull would have the clear advantage in votes, but I guess Zeppelin is just too great a band here. Once I did a poll comparing Zeppelin with Rush, and so far Rush did better, having the clear advantage for a long time. Though last time I saw the poll surfacing around, I think Zeppelin had at last gotten their (minor) lead.
On a bit unrelated question, anyone knows who plays the flute on Stairway to Heaven? I never saw it credited on the album, or anywhere else, and I believe it must be a real flute, not synths. I know both Zeppelin and Tull were on the same studio when Zeppelin recorded the fourth album, so I might like to wonder if by chance it could have been Anderson, though certainly I haven't read anything at all from him saying such thing might have happened.
Also, when Zeppelin and Tull toured together, I think it would have been great if Anderson had guested on that song playing the flute live with them, but I believe that never actually happened, quiet a lost oportunity, in my opinion.
JPJ is a multi instrumentalist, so it can be very much he who plays the flute, as he also does the most of the piano, arrangements, and mellotrons, as he have a degree in music, he knows more then play bass, he also can rock a warr bass and chapman stick.


However, if JPJ had actually played the flute in the studio version, then why did he play that part with keyboards when they played it live. Surely, a flute isn't such a big instrument that he couldn't carry one for that song. For me, the song does sound less appealing on it's live versions, mainly because of the lack of a real flute there.
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Originally posted by tary tary wrote:

of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!
Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!
no need to post twice--  Tull stole plenty of music, they were a blues/folk/rock band and as most bands based in those mediums, like say Zeppelin, they derive not just inspiration but a good deal of material;  they lift, poach, borrow, and flat-out steal sometimes.   So did the Stones, Hendrix, Cream.   Oh and the countless bands since that take from Zeppelin itself.




Edited by Atavachron - October 15 2012 at 19:39
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Still, ... I'm with Tull. Anderson is a great songwriter.
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Yes he is
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like both of them, but ill prefer a little bit more Led Zeppelin

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I prefer Tull but Zep is a Titan, no match for poor ol' Jethro.


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Jethro for me by a country mile
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:



Originally posted by tary tary wrote:

of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!
no need to post twice--  Tull stole plenty of music, they were a blues/folk/rock band and as most bands based in those mediums, like say Zeppelin, they derive not just inspiration but a good deal of material;  they lift, poach, borrow, and flat-out steal sometimes.   So did the Stones, Hendrix, Cream.   Oh and the countless bands since that take from Zeppelin itself.


I thought Jethro Tull always printed the right credits on the songs on their albums...
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Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Originally posted by tary tary wrote:

of course, Jethro Tull!!!!!!!!!
Thick as a Brick , a Passion Play, Aqualung, Songs from the Wood, Heavy Horses and so many other genius albums! Jethro Tull would beat OVERRATED Led Zeppelin with just Thick As A Brick! Tull never stole music unlike Zeppelin, whose best songs are just stolen from earlier blues bands!
no need to post twice--  Tull stole plenty of music, they were a blues/folk/rock band and as most bands based in those mediums, like say Zeppelin, they derive not just inspiration but a good deal of material;  they lift, poach, borrow, and flat-out steal sometimes.   So did the Stones, Hendrix, Cream.   Oh and the countless bands since that take from Zeppelin itself.



According to Tull's manager, the title and idea for "Living in the Past" came from a Clouds song in the Scrapbook album. Then again, I wouldn't say Jethro was particularly guilty of robbing Peter, Paul, and Mary, the band seems very generally very original to me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hobocamp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2012 at 15:50
Isn't that a recorder, not a flute, on the intro to Stairway?
Nevertheless, nothing Ian could contribute would improve that turd (except possibly lyrics about rock critics having sex with underaged boys).

Lol kidding, of course. I love Zep but hate that track

Edited by hobocamp - October 18 2012 at 15:53
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