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What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?

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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 11, 2007 12:10PM
"review" and a small video feed [www.spiegel.de]

2 crazed norwegian fans included.

and for those who care, the setlist:

1. Good Times Bad Times
(first verse, first lines: "In the days of my youth, I was told what it means to be a man, Now I've reached that age, I've tried to do all those things the best I can. " just brilliant, not?)
2. Ramble On
3. Black Dog
4. In My Time Of Dying
5. For Your Life (<<< O MY GOD!!! they never did this one)
6. Trampled Underfoot
7. Custard Pie
8. Nobody's Fault But Mine
9. No Quarter
10. Since I've Been Loving You
11. Dazed And Confused
12. Stairway To Heaven
13. The Song Remains The Same
14. Misty Mountain Hop
15. Kashmir

ENCORE
16. Whole Lotta Love
17. Rock And Roll



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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 01:33PM
best band ever! not even motorpsycho could touch the mighty led zeppelin!
jtr
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 04:42PM
I have to disagree strongly. I could never find much in Led Zep, so I prefer MP by a long shot.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 05:33PM
Same here. To be perfectly honest (although I know quite a few some disagree with me) I personally hate Plant's squeaking and Jimmy "I-cream-in-as-many-notes-as-humanly-possible" Page's solos. The fact that I don't like the least is that they've stolen so incredible many blues tunes from black musicians without giving any credit at all, pretending they've written them themselves. As jtr, I'd much rather listen to MP. Anyways, I can see that the post I made in this thread for more than a year ago is quite outdated. What I listen to at the moment is amongst others:

Lasse Marhaug, Electric Wizard, Boris, Leonard Cohen, Supersilent, Nico, Joanna Newsom, Merzbow, Keiji Haino, Cat Power and the last couple of days I've been listening through a good deal of Grateful Dead-albums although I haven't really enjoyed them before now!
jonne
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 08:47PM
ik think zep is great and really enjoy listening to them. but they're not as adventurous as mp live. even though the do loooong jams, they tend to be more structured than mp's, i find.

anyway, for those of you who are not on it already, the reunion show is now available through the usual channels.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 10:21PM
happy knappy Wrote:
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> best band ever! not even motorpsycho could touch
> the mighty led zeppelin!

you#re very welcome to express your own opinion^^
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 12, 2007 10:27PM
Nah, I too have to rate MP over Led Zeppelin. But that's more because of the
fact that I have followed them for a long time and was along for the ride.

LZ however is a very good. Top 5 in my book. I'll probably only rate MP and
King Crimson anno 1969-74 over them.



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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 12:03PM
>I'll probably only rate MP and
>King Crimson anno 1969-74 over them

Oh yeah, king crimson at that point had a very special way to "jam" and the longer songs have very cool structures but...
I don't like the singing most of the time, especially on songs like "easy money" like "u i u i aaa di du di da" or something like that grinning smiley
But I like the singing on FORMENTERA LADY on the record ISLANDS, that must be another singer than the usual one?!
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 06:11PM
I love Motorpsycho and think they're by far the bestest band nowadays, in style, playing, composing and everything. But how can anyone in his right mind rate the mighty Zep below them? Starters might want to check their 3rd album or "Physical Graffitti" and their live stuff "How the West was won" and the double-DVD from 2003.
In terms of variety and breaking new ground and always keeping the spirit right, they are unmatched. In that spirit, MP actually are quite similar, but Zep was there first (and to me, the more I grow with them, they're even the greater adventure to listen to).

And about that "stealing from the poor black guys":

It was the blues, it was the sixties, it was the birth of it all, there wasn't any common courtesy about this yet. Everyone played blues standards and added something here and there. The one with the pure soul who throws the stone back to this would have done just the same thing back then.
They did about 3 or 4 Willie Dixon rip-offs in their very early years. The band has long credited him since then. On their very first album, actually. And on Knebworth '79, in front of 100'000 people, Plant said, yes they DID steal stuff from the blues.
Memphis Minnie got her credit, too. Way back in '71 for When the Levee Breaks.
The only one I know of that is still credited to the band is The Lemon Song from their 2nd album. Probably because there are just some parts of the lyrics "stolen".

Information is bliss.


now the fun part, ok? smiling smiley
here's some clips from monday: [www.uncut.co.uk]

I recommend to the beginner the thunderous start with Good Times Bad Times, the soaring trip of The Song Remains the Same, the mighty Kashmir and a rendition of Whole Lotta Love every psychonaut MUST take his bow to.

(but do skip the wedding song... winking smiley )



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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 06:18PM
Laika Wrote:
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> The fact that I don't like the least
> is that they've stolen so incredible many blues
> tunes from black musicians without giving any
> credit at all, pretending they've written them
> themselves. As jtr, I'd much rather listen to MP.

As I said, those "incredibly many blues tunes" come down to about 4...

But... erm... so MP never stole anything? Or does stealing from white guys not count? smiling smiley



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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 06:33PM
theOtherOtherNils Wrote:
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> >I'll probably only rate MP and
> >King Crimson anno 1969-74 over them
>
> Oh yeah, king crimson at that point had a very
> special way to "jam" and the longer songs have
> very cool structures but...
> I don't like the singing most of the time,
> especially on songs like "easy money" like "u i u
> i aaa di du di da" or something like that grinning smiley
> But I like the singing on FORMENTERA LADY on the
> record ISLANDS, that must be another singer than
> the usual one?!

One can purchase John Paul Jones' (zep bassist) solo records on KC's label:
[www.dgmlive.com]

listening quickies: [www.amazon.com]
(that's master fripp on the first track)



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Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 06:40PM
and another one from me getting neurotic:

[www.youtube.com]
[www.youtube.com]

both from Page & Plant's "unledded" DVD from 1994 with egyptian, indian and morroccan musicians, who get their credits.
really. i checked.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 07:40PM
supernaut Wrote:
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> theOtherOtherNils Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > >I'll probably only rate MP and
> > >King Crimson anno 1969-74 over them
> >
> > Oh yeah, king crimson at that point had a very
> > special way to "jam" and the longer songs have
> > very cool structures but...
> > I don't like the singing most of the time,
> > especially on songs like "easy money" like "u i
> u
> > i aaa di du di da" or something like that grinning smiley
> > But I like the singing on FORMENTERA LADY on
> the
> > record ISLANDS, that must be another singer
> than
> > the usual one?!
>
> One can purchase John Paul Jones' (zep bassist)
> solo records on KC's label:
> [www.dgmlive.com]
>
> listening quickies:
> [www.amazon.com]
> /dp/B00005Y0OM
> (that's master fripp on the first track)

Yeah, I've heard those two records (Zooma and The Thunderthief)
They're pretty cool, actually. I prefer Thunderthief because it
has stronger individual songs like Leafy Meadows (with Fripp),
Hoedown, Ice Fishing At Night and Angry Angry (hilarious lyrics!)
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 09:17PM
> theOtherOtherNils Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > >I'll probably only rate MP and
> > >King Crimson anno 1969-74 over them
> >
> > Oh yeah, king crimson at that point had a very
> > special way to "jam" and the longer songs have
> > very cool structures but...
> > I don't like the singing most of the time,
> > especially on songs like "easy money" like "u i
> u
> > i aaa di du di da" or something like that grinning smiley
> > But I like the singing on FORMENTERA LADY on
> the
> > record ISLANDS, that must be another singer
> than
> > the usual one?!


oh btw, that's John Wetton (later to form Asia, "Heeeeeeaaaaat of the Moment", shudder) singing Easy Money ladidudida. He sings on their 3 more heavy 70ties albums "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", "Starless & Bible Black" and "Red".
The guy on "Islands" was a different one. They changed singers (who always also were the bass players) on every record before they kinda settled with Wetton.

I know I'm a nerd.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 13, 2007 10:13PM
Yeah, it was Greg Lake on the first two albums. Then Gordon Haskell on Lizard,
Boz Burrell (later Bad Company) on Islands, and John Wetton on Aspic, SABB and
Red.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 14, 2007 09:47AM
>But how can anyone in his right mind rate the mighty Zep below them?

I never claimed to be of any kind of right mind, of course, but I certainly rate MP above Led Zep. They might be among the shoulders MP stand on, but MP sees further. grinning smiley
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 14, 2007 01:17PM
@Tormod: I definitely agree!

Besides MP, who are very high on the first rank, here are my alltime faves:
(the allmighty) Kyuss
The Hellacopters (sad thing, that they split. but on the other hand the last two albums sucked)
The Entombed (they´re so fuckin´ brutal!)
Tortoise
Pink Floyd
Blur
dEUS
Led Zepplin
Smoke Blow (very good german punkrock band. or plutonium fueled stoner punk as they call it themself winking smiley.)
Genepool (something like a side projekt of smoke blow)
Built to Spill
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (saw them live last month. such a great concert!)
Mogwai
godspeed you! black emperor
Fishmob (very funny german hip hop band. sadly they split up)
...

i could go on like this forever. but i would forget some grteat bands anyway. there are so many great bands and there´s so much more to explore! isn´t that great?

Sail on!
Philipp
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 14, 2007 01:48PM
otherdemon Wrote:
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> Yeah, it was Greg Lake on the first two albums.
> Then Gordon Haskell on Lizard,
> Boz Burrell (later Bad Company) on Islands, and
> John Wetton on Aspic, SABB and
> Red.

heehee i knew that, too. i just didn't want to look THAT nerdy. but here i go. smiling smiley



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Tormod Wrote:
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> >But how can anyone in his right mind rate the
> mighty Zep below them?
>
> I never claimed to be of any kind of right mind,
> of course, but I certainly rate MP above Led Zep.
> They might be among the shoulders MP stand on, but
> MP sees further. grinning smiley

There were times during the nineties when I definitely loved and listened to MP way more than Zeppelin, mainly because they were the fresher experience. But since they started to travel back in time themselves - starting with Trust Us which is as Zeppelinesque an album as can be - they sure lead (...) me back to them, too.

Your standing on the shoulder image is very poignant, though.

But did all you people gather in due awe and watched the clips I linked above? I think they're incredible and leaving aside the reunion thing or whoever or when or why this is all in the first place, it just rocks hell and cleans the floor. I mean, even this bazillionth version Whole Lotta Love leaves me speachless.
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 14, 2007 02:02PM
I downloaded the bootleg, and yes it was way better than I expected it
to be. If they would be doing a tour, it would probably break all kinds
of records (would be well deserved, too)

But I stand by my opinion:

TOP 5 BANDS
1. Motorpsycho
2. King Crimson anno 1969-1974
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Pink Floyd
5. Sonic Youth
Re: What are your favorite actual bands these days beside MP?
December 15, 2007 12:11AM
I didn't doubt for a second. Plant's and Jones' latest solo works shows them in best shape. And the drummer is only 41 and with this bass player, you get the most solid rhythm section you can ask for. And Jimmy, he was probably the most motivated of them all and would do nothing less than his best. The only thing that surprised me, was how easily it matched their shows from the glory days.

But same with King Crimson, those grampas are as heavy and mindblowing as ever.


cheers to your tasty top 5.



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