I made the original post and I appreciate all comments good or bad.I saw Hammer Of The Gods about two years ago and about 30 seconds into the first song my friends and I wanted to get up and walk out.The singers voice was terrible and wasn't even close to Plant. Paul Sinclair of Get The Led Out is very close to Plant.I have seen Get The Led out at least 25 times and they never dissapoint.
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Obviously Zeppelin still invokes a lot of passion and excitement in its fans and many bands are having fun with it and its all good. I was very surprised at the number of noteable Zep tribute bands doing their thing all over the country. That alone is a tremendous tribute to the greatness of Zeppelin.
Seeing the same band 25 times as Donno14 says, would make me think of words like crazy, groupie or weirdo, but I get it. Get The Led Out gave me the best musical experience I have had in a long, long time and I can't wait to catch them again in Boston. 6 guys deliver Zeppelin music in its absolute, purist form. No props, no gags, no costumes, no mirrors, no bull, just amazing music performed with the utmost passion and energy that the originals deserve. GTLO has to be experienced to be believed, and then you too will "Get It"!
I have seen Get the Led Out a few times. They nail the studio sound. The music sounds really good. I enjoyed all the shows I was at. However, I have yet to see them play the one song that Zeppelin played at almost every show they ever performed. And that is Since I've been Loving You. While GTLO does a good job of copying the studio versions, they can't feel a song if their life depended on it. Led Zeppelin was about the guys in the band feeding off of each other. Like in The Song Remains the Same during Dazed and Confused, where Page starts playing the riff that goes into San Francisco and the camera shows Bohnam and Jones looking at each other deciding who was going to start first. That's what made Zeppelin so great. They were spontaneous. They never knew what each other was going to do. They just put it together like no one else. Just about anyone can cover songs. But not too many can play them with a feel.
Zepparella is fantastic, all girls and they really have the music down. They are playing sullivan hall in nyc on july 9th and they are def going to light it up. the place has a too big sound system that's perfect for zep tunes. check sullivanhallnyc.com for info
Well said Mooselook and I am glad that you don't think I am a weirdo anymore.
Mooselook from MA wrote:
Obviously Zeppelin still invokes a lot of passion and excitement in its fans and many bands are having fun with it and its all good. I was very surprised at the number of noteable Zep tribute bands doing their thing all over the country. That alone is a tremendous tribute to the greatness of Zeppelin. Seeing the same band 25 times as Donno14 says, would make me think of words like crazy, groupie or weirdo, but I get it. Get The Led Out gave me the best musical experience I have had in a long, long time and I can't wait to catch them again in Boston. 6 guys deliver Zeppelin music in its absolute, purist form. No props, no gags, no costumes, no mirrors, no bull, just amazing music performed with the utmost passion and energy that the originals deserve. GTLO has to be experienced to be believed, and then you too will "Get It"!
Hey, I totally dig everyone's viewpoints. But since I also have my own viewpoint, lol...
I dont want to go to a show to close my eyes and feel like I'm listening to the cds. I go to a show to experience a performance. 6 guys playing Zeppelin isn't playing it in its "purist form". Purist form is 4 guys playing their live music. I'm sure it's a sight to see, and respect everyone who are in the band and their fans, but honestly I go to see a replica show cause I want to be swept up in the experience. I couldn't do that with Randy Jackson and the Philharmonic, either. To me, it's just the music being played and that's all cool and all. But Zeppelin was more than just the music, much as that's gonna piss people off that I wrote that. Zeppelin was also about the raw sexuality, the playfulness, the flirting between the musicians and the audience. It's the hair, the moves, the clothes. It's looking at the them and pretending, just for the two hours that you're there, that you're 19 years old back in 1973 and you have a chance at going home with Jimmy Page at the end of the night. Dude, I know it's not them, I'm not a delusions psycho. But for those 2 hours that I'm their show, I can feel like I'm living MY fantasy, while they're living theirs.
As bad as a fat Elvis show... nothing worse than some fat ass 40 yr old hick with hair glued to his chest and a sock in his crotch singing for a fake Jimmy Page with a dragon suit on... just give me serious music played by serious musicians who know who they really are. . . playing house is not necessary.
Trust me, these guys are no hicks with hair glued on their chests and crotch socks. I wouldn't go see them if they were! These guys are the real deal. Hammer of the Gods are real musicians who adore the music as much as you do. They aren't kitch. They're not a circus. They play it straight without all the hamminess. They really sound great and they look great. It's more like Beatlemania, not like a bad Elvis impressionist in Atlantic City. You can tell they put in a lot of time and a lot of money to do the best show they can. But I'll say this - if I'm gonna watch someone sing Elvis songs, and try to sound like Elvis - guess what? I'm gonna wanna see the Elvis suit and I expect him to look like Elvis, too. That's a replica. Other than that, more power to you, but I'm just not interested. I'll do karaoke instead.
Pretty good. Check http://custard-pie.com/ for another great act that recreates the music like the original recordings.
I have been following this awesome Led Zeppelin Tribute band called Get The Led Out for years now. You can check them out on their website at www.gtlorocks.com and get back to me with what you think of them.
I have seen Hammer of the gods several times. we are going to see Get the led out on October 3rd. i am excited. it seems like hotg gives you the 1973 Madison square garden live feel and gtlo gives you the mastery of the studio. i hope they are as good as hotg, they are really amazing. also to the guy who said he wanted to walk out after 5 seconds...they seem to get better as the show goes on. they feed off the crowds energy. also i think the sound board guy sucks. he takes forever to get the volume, bass, treble, etc all right. it always evens itself out tho.
This guy jamesnorthernva from youtube is the best Singer for a Led Zeppelin band, not only that but they did a fantastic video, you have to hear this to believe it, I know James from the internet, just a killer vocalist and sounds as close to Plant as it gets but don't take my word for it, you have to see it for yourself, I thought I would share. Enjoy
There are many great Zeppelin tribute bands out there. The problem with almost all of them is that they are so old. It's like going to see what Zeppelin would have been like in their late 30's to early 50's. The only tribute I know of in the world that has members the right age and look of Zeppelin in the late 60's to the early 70's is The Led Zeppelin Show. They have the look but most of all they have the energy to do it right. http://www.theledzeppelinshow.com
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