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Led Zeppelin Or The Who?

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    Posted: November 09 2013 at 21:15
I can appreciate The Who but I actually only really get in the mood to listen to Led Zeppelin
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2013 at 23:23
Both bands are a bit straight forward and riff style bands. Zeps are better but there's plenty of better 70s bands
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 00:10
The Who
Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
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Post Options Post Options   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 01:25
Not as easy a choice as it sounds.

I prefer the vocals of Roger Daltrey.
I don't really prefer the guitaristry of Page or Townsend over the other.
Entwhistle is recognized as one of the top bassists of his day. JPJ's a great multi-instrumentalist, though.
Bonham will get more votes than Moon, who played with plenty of power and verve, too.

I'll vote for LZ because of certain songs and they're more interesting in the lyrics dept., though they also "borrowed" a lot more than they ought to have, e.g. "Taurus" by Spirit.

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The Who
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Post Options Post Options   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 05:37
Originally posted by dr prog

Both bands are a bit straight forward and riff style bands.

There speaks a man who quite clearly could never have listened to the likes of Quadrophenia or Led Zep III, amongst many others.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 05:49
Led Zeppelin, easily! One of my all time favourite bands! The Who have some nice tracks, but are mostly meh, in my opinion of course.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 15:13
Originally posted by lazland


Originally posted by dr prog

Both bands are a bit straight forward and riff style bands.

There speaks a man who quite clearly could never have listened to the likes of Quadrophenia or Led Zep III, amongst many others.


Zep 3 and houses are the only zep albums I rate strongly.
I'd be happy to never hear zep 2 and 4 ever again.
Heartbreaker, whole lotta love, living loving maid I couldn't listen to. I feel sick when I hear the outdated guitar and those squeely, rough vocals and the daggy ancient sounding compositions

Edited by dr prog - November 10 2013 at 15:20
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Anything but Zeppelin..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 20:53
I know just about nothing from The Who (well, 3 or 4 songs I think), but I would be really surprised if I got to know them and ended up liking better than Zep.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 20:54
Zeppelin all the way
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Svetonio Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2013 at 21:56
Originally posted by moshkito

Hi, (...) the value of The Who and their work is much more important and their last album pretty much showed that Led Zeppelin was just another band, whose meaning was ... no meaning ... just a rock'n'roll band!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 07:46
Very, very close, and my answer could teeter either way.
But, overall, for me anyway, just from their body of work and the overall "feel", Zeppelin drinks The Who's milkshake.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jude111 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 08:34
Originally posted by Mormegil

Very, very close, and my answer could teeter either way.
But, overall, for me anyway, just from their body of work and the overall "feel", Zeppelin drinks The Who's milkshake.


The Who is an orange, Zeppelin's a slice of cheesecake. You know you should eat the orange, but you can't help it...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 08:51
These metaphors are getting out of hand.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 09:10
As much as I like The Who, this is a pretty easy vote for Led Zeppelin for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 20:36
Tough choice for me.......both are excellent iconic classic rock bands imho.
Hmmmm.....went with Zep for no clear reason.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote uduwudu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 11 2013 at 23:11
Zeppelin have only great albums while The Who mainly have only great albums. Many excellent live releases which only underline the awfulness of Who's Last. Not many bands can get an album out of a compromise much less make a rock classic such as Who's Next but they did. Fascinating to think of Zeppelin 1 and In Through The Out Door and how two albums by the same band could be so different, particularly in a world which does not forgive straying into playing different tunes. But prog fans are far more open minded and able to understand progressive applies to our thinking processes as well.

Zeppelin are easier to get (a picture of their output) as they have alot less material. Zeppelin quit when ahead, The Who... are now the Why? Zeppelin on points but it's a close one. Where would we be without them. Interesting how they have shared so much, Zeppelin used to warm up for The Who - probably the only 60s rock act to not be worried about following the Zeppelin silvery trail....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2013 at 11:56
Zep
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