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CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
Anyone ever listen to Greta Van Fleet? A new band with a classic 70's sound. The lead singer sounds a lot like Robert Plant.

One of the songs from the debut album.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+smoke+rising
When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

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  • ar15julesar15jules New Member Posts: 17 New Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Anyone ever listen to Greta Van Fleet? A new band with a classic 70's sound. The lead singer sounds a lot like Robert Plant.

    One of the songs from the debut album.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+smoke+rising

    Being of the appropriate age, the first time I heard these kids I thought I had died and gone to heaven. This is the FIRST music that I have purchased "digitally". I have a ton of music on my phone and saved on an external hard drive, but it is only because I have put it there from CDs or vinyl turned MP3. They are refreshing in today's day of crap rock.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    ar15jules wrote: »
    They are refreshing in today's day of crap rock.

    I hafta agree with this. First time I heard them, I never would have guessed they were so young.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Uhhh.....no.

    Not even close. Not even close to close.

    Just my own humble opinion.

    But to each his own.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Classic rock died in the fall of '77..

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I like some of their stuff, but they are pretty weak on the Zeppelin imitations. I've heard some early Zeppelin, where the drummer sounded like he was kicking five gallon buckets, and Jimmy Page was not featured prominently, and this reminded me of that. Maybe they need more hard drugs.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Classic rock died in the fall of '77..

    Mike

    Please tell me you are not referring to Ronnie Van Zant...
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    I like some of their stuff, but they are pretty weak on the Zeppelin imitations. I've heard some early Zeppelin, where the drummer sounded like he was kicking five gallon buckets, and Jimmy Page was not featured prominently, and this reminded me of that. Maybe they need more hard drugs.

    I don't think they are an LZ imitation. Yeah, the lead singer sounds like Plant, but they also have a Rush, Doors, and Bad Company thing going musically.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Please tell me you are not referring to Ronnie Van Zant...

    Well, yeah, but more than that. The Eagles had finished Hotel California and never hit their stride again. Eric Clapton, Imho, peaked with "Slowhand", and Fleetwood Mac was practically finished. Even the MoTown sound was changing.

    I got out of boot camp in Jan '78, and from about that time on it was all about the BeeGees, Donna Summer, and disco. Not saying there weren't some very talented musicians/groups still around, but it just wasn't the same. Disco and the glamour hairbands of the Eighties killed what most of us at that time considered rock.

    Mike

    Edit: While I hold disco primarily responsible for the death of classic rock, I'll freely admit drugs and alcohol contributed greatly too. Way too many highly talented individuals of that era went out that way.
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Well, yeah, but more than that. The Eagles had finished Hotel California and never hit their stride again. Eric Clapton, Imho, peaked with "Slowhand", and Fleetwood Mac was practically finished. Even the MoTown sound was changing.

    I got out of boot camp in Jan '78, and from about that time on it was all about the BeeGees, Donna Summer, and disco. Not saying there weren't some very talented musicians/groups still around, but it just wasn't the same. Disco and the glamour hairbands of the Eighties killed what most of us at that time considered rock.

    Mike

    Thanks for the clarification. I thought you might be talking about the dawn of disco.

    I'm a child of the 80's and like(d) the metal bands. I viewed the "New Wave MTV" music era the same as kids from the 70's viewed disco. It sucked.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Thanks for the clarification. I thought you might be talking about the dawn of disco.

    I'm a child of the 80's and like(d) the metal bands. I viewed the "New Wave MTV" music era the same as kids from the 70's viewed disco. It sucked.

    Lol. I had a GF in '85 who thought Twisted Sister was the "it", while I was wondering what happened to Badfinger.

    We were 5 years apart in age, and that sure can make a huge difference in pop music tastes.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    I bought my last 8 track or disk album in 1972, all of which were stolen from my car after a wreck that sent me to the hospital. I was about at the end of my wild days, anyway, and was working long hours to support myself, so I didn't replace any of them. I think the last album I ever bought was Led Zeppelin IV. I had just moved to a new town and everybody I knew listened to C&W, so I pretty much quit following the new groups. I did like the Eagles, Lynard Skynard, ZZ Top, Marshall Tucker band, and a few more that I forget, but I never bought any of them. Everything was going to cassette by that time, and I just never bothered with it. Got married and started having kids and working on a career.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Anyone ever listen to Greta Van Fleet? A new band with a classic 70's sound. The lead singer sounds a lot like Robert Plant.

    One of the songs from the debut album.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+smoke+rising


    They really caught my ear a couple months ago, enough that I looked them up on you tube and I checked their touring schedule, they would be great to see in a bar/club venue. Did you download the whole album and give it a listen yet? I have not gotten that off my list her of late.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Linefinder wrote: »
    Lol. I had a GF in '85 who thought Twisted Sister was the "it", while I was wondering what happened to Badfinger.

    We were 5 years apart in age, and that sure can make a huge difference in pop music tastes.

    Mike


    Okay, I wasn't talking about glam metal bands. More like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc.

    However...attending glam metal concerts was awesome for checking out/hitting on the female fans. Not nearly as many scantily clad women at a Maiden show
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    They really caught my ear a couple months ago, enough that I looked them up on you tube and I checked their touring schedule, they would be great to see in a bar/club venue. Did you download the whole album and give it a listen yet? I have not gotten that off my list her of late.


    I checked out their concert dates as well. They are playing Coachella at the same time as my family reunion in Texas.

    I haven't downloaded the album, but I ordered the vinyl copy for my daughter. She's recently interested in records and bought a player. All of my vinyl has been absorbed into her collection. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,986 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Anyone ever listen to Greta Van Fleet? A new band with a classic 70's sound. The lead singer sounds a lot like Robert Plant.

    One of the songs from the debut album.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=black+smoke+rising

    Yes; good band with evident Zeppelin influences. Liked them since the 1st. time I heard their songs played at a local Rock radio station (The only one left).
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Okay, I wasn't talking about glam metal bands. More like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, etc.

    However...attending glam metal concerts was awesome for checking out/hitting on the female fans. Not nearly as many scantily clad women at a Maiden show

    Priest is going to play in a Minneapolis armory this year, no sitting, standing only, might have to check that out.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,687 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    I checked out their concert dates as well. They are playing Coachella at the same time as my family reunion in Texas.

    I haven't downloaded the album, but I ordered the vinyl copy for my daughter. She's recently interested in records and bought a player. All of my vinyl has been absorbed into her collection. 

    I bought a turntable Dec 2016. As I type this I'm listening to Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon.

    A couple weeks ago I was in Cracker Barrel that sold vinyl. I ALMOST bought The Allman Bros. Fillmore East album. Glad I didn't though. I don't like that version of Whipping Post.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Priest is going to play in a Minneapolis armory this year, no sitting, standing only, might have to check that out.


    I heard JP is touring. How old is Rob Halford?
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,615 Senior Member
    Yep, i even bought their CD. They're playing Rock on the Range here, I might try to go.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Priest is going to play in a Minneapolis armory this year, no sitting, standing only, might have to check that out.

    Play Green manalishi at 78 speed :cool2:

    Watch the volume if you try it.
    We accidentally time warped to the next day once.
    Make alot a trouble when yer a teenager.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Define classic rock

    1965 to 1977.

    Now..

    Define classic music.

    There.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,663 Senior Member
    Define classic rock
    Linefinder wrote: »
    1965 to 1977.

    Now..

    Define classic music.

    There.

    Mike

    That is Ancient Rock...........
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    I heard JP is touring. How old is Rob Halford?

    Gotta be in his 60's.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    While more focused on a 70s rock sound, I think classic rock radio stations in the 80s were playing music from the 80s. Today, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam are classic rock.

    Now...

    Define oldies

    Up until I turned about 25 years old.

    Probably about the same way you'd describe it.

    Or most of us, for that matter.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Talk about being out of touch with your demographic. Old farts need to be able to sit.

    My walker has a built in chair.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    That is Ancient Rock...........

    I'm not sure I like you anymore.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,186 Senior Member
    early wrote: »
    Play Green manalishi at 78 speed :cool2:

    Watch the volume if you try it.
    We accidentally time warped to the next day once.
    Make alot a trouble when yer a teenager.

    It is going to take me some time to put this system together and try this now, thanks a lot, hey. I love the intro to Green Manilishi on Unleashed In The East
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    Define classic rock

    I was in the grocery store a bit ago, and they were playing Dio’s “Holy Diver” on the Muzak system. That’s how I know I’m old
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 12,041 Senior Member
    Today, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam are classic rock.

    No. Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam are crap. They were when they were new, and still are now.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,748 Senior Member
    Don't you be dissing fogie rock

    Fogerty rock......now, that is rock. I saw him last year at Fiddlers Green in Denver. It was him doing CCR's 1969 concerts.

    Oh...you poor 80's raised kids.......Whitesnake and Def Leppard are poor....really poor substitutes.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
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