Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

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LZ
25
43%
TS
33
57%
 
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby The Modernist » 13 Feb 2018, 13:54

Toby wrote:The Smiths smash them on song titles and foppish indie dancing. But little else...


I*'d take Johnny Marr over Jimmy Page.

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Matt Wilson » 13 Feb 2018, 14:22

Marr probably beat Page in an NME poll.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby space. invadere » 13 Feb 2018, 18:31

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Minnie Cheddars » 13 Feb 2018, 18:41

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Positive Passion » 13 Feb 2018, 18:53

smiths for me

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Hightea » 13 Feb 2018, 19:38

ha only here would LZ be losing. awesome! :D

I'll break it down this way
drummer and bass player - LZ
lyrics - The Smiths
interesting guitar - Marr
sloppy soloist - LZ
cooler look - TS
band that plays more together - TS
band that would prefer to all be doing solos- LZ
band that will never get back together - tie neither
believe in hobbits and dragons- LZ
excessive noise - LZ
too much moaning - LZ
Too much complaining about red meat - TS
cooler hair - TS


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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 21:45

Matt Wilson wrote:Marr probably beat Page in an NME poll.


Not in a Melody Maker poll
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 13 Feb 2018, 21:46

Or an NME one. Zep were laughed at.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 21:47

Hightea wrote:band that plays more togethers


The Smiths would faint if they had to play together for an extended song. There were none better than Zeppelin. They turned hard rock into jazz, that way.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 21:49

nev harp wrote:Or an NME one. Zep were laughed at.


They won almost every Melody Maker award in '79, the year In Through the Out Door came out. Melody Maker was more staid, I grant you.

Seven of 20 awards: http://www.ledzeppelin.com/photos/memor ... ss-release
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 13 Feb 2018, 21:51

Melody Maker was for squares until the mid 80s.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby LeBaron » 13 Feb 2018, 21:56

Had I grown up in the UK in the 80s, it would obviously be The Smiths. That’s not how it happened, though. So it’s LZ.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Feb 2018, 21:58

nev harp wrote:Melody Maker was for squares until the mid 80s.


Yes, yes it was.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby space. invadere » 14 Feb 2018, 09:55

Toby wrote:The Smiths smash them on song titles and foppish indie dancing. But little else...


apart from this poll... :)

I voted for LZ myself but it was close. I’m pleased to see The Smiths winning, nonetheless.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 14 Feb 2018, 10:08

Music for spotty teens, you grow out of ‘em eventually.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby The Modernist » 14 Feb 2018, 10:49

nev harp wrote:Music for spotty teens, you grow out of ‘em eventually.


True, but what about The Smiths?

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Goat Boy » 14 Feb 2018, 10:57

I don't listen to Zep these days. I still occasionally listen to the Smiths.

In my late teens they meant the world to me.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Hightea » 14 Feb 2018, 16:49

sloopjohnc wrote:
Hightea wrote:band that plays more togethers


The Smiths would faint if they had to play together for an extended song. There were none better than Zeppelin. They turned hard rock into jazz, that way.


hard rock into jazz. :lol:
what I meant is they were always looking to solo and did so all the time.

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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Feb 2018, 16:59

Hightea wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Hightea wrote:band that plays more togethers


The Smiths would faint if they had to play together for an extended song. There were none better than Zeppelin. They turned hard rock into jazz, that way.


hard rock into jazz. :lol:
what I meant is they were always looking to solo and did so all the time.


I don't know if that's entirely true. Listen to something like In My Time of Dying, which has a few different instrumental movements, or lots of Presence, which does the same, where they play together as a band, and not necessarily soloing.

But I'm sure you have a different definition of "movement" when it comes to Zeppelin.
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Re: Led Zeppelin vs The Smiths

Postby Insouciant Western People » 14 Feb 2018, 17:15

Goat Boy wrote:I don't listen to Zep these days. I still occasionally listen to the Smiths.

In my late teens they meant the world to me.


In my mid-teens Zep meant the world to me. A couple of years later it was The Smiths.

These days I still enjoy them both, but I'm far more likely to reach for Led Zep II or IV than anything The Smiths did.

Part of it may be living in Manchester. You get kind of sick of having its musical history rammed down your throat. I hardly ever listen to 'Manchester bands ™' nowadays*



* The Fall are the honourable exception, and Joy Division (who strictly speaking were from Salford and Macclesfield anyway).
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