Greta Van Fleet...Anyone?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tree of Life, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If you fly a flag of hate you ain't no kin to me

    I got a big kick when I first heard these guys but I have not been able to sustain my interest in them. I hope the same won't be said of The Record Company.
     
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  2. Black Magic Woman

    Black Magic Woman I wish I was as cool as Kim Deal

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    They don’t allow vs threads here!
    Personally, the only good band mentioned from the US is Alabama Shakes. I like GVF, but they’re still developing. As for Florence, I also like her, but she’s been making the same album for almost a decade!
    Edit: Oops, I didn’t see Jack White. He’s good too.
     
  3. manco

    manco Forum Resident

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    Yes but it's been a glorious 'same' album! F+M will be remembered for having an identity at least.
     
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  4. StarThrower62

    StarThrower62 Forum Resident

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    We already had Led Zeppelin in the 70s. I don't see anything special about these Greta boys.
     
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  5. seaisletim

    seaisletim Forum Resident

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    These guys just tore it up on Jimmy Fallon!!

    I’m officially a fan but has anyone noticed they sound an awful lot like Led Zeppelin?
     
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  6. Gray Beard

    Gray Beard Forum Resident

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    Wife and I like these guys a lot. 4 young guys playing 70s style rock in 2018 and clearly loving it, yeah sign us up.

    Fallon performance was good, but I think the singer is much better than what he showed last night. Too much over singing there and in the new single. On the EP though, he’s pretty enjoyable.

    Will definitely be watching these guys as time goes on. It’s just fun music!
     
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  7. rnranimal

    rnranimal Forum Resident

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    Just watched the Fallon clip. The singer sounded like Plant with phlegm in his throat.
     
  8. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

  9. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

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    I'm hoping that is the weakest tune on the forthcoming album.
     
  10. artfromtex

    artfromtex Forum Resident

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  11. amoergosum

    amoergosum Forum Resident

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  12. RhyeKing77

    RhyeKing77 Well-Known Member

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    If you're going to rip off the 70's at least have the decency to refrain from waxing your chest hair.
     
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  13. violetvinyl

    violetvinyl Forum Resident

    First, you rip off the chest hair, and then you rip off the 70s. They won't suspect a thing!
     
  14. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    No one cares...it's the great music that matters!!
     
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  15. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident

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    I saw them in concert this evening. I go to loads of concerts, but tonight had to have been the most rapturous audience I have ever been in.

    When they were in town less than a year ago, they played to a sold-out club that holds a few hundred people. Tonight, it was a 2,000 seat theater that sold out within minutes. Next time they come to town, I imagine that they will be playing an arena or shed.
     
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  16. violetvinyl

    violetvinyl Forum Resident

    Are they the headliner? How many songs did they play?
     
  17. DorothyV

    DorothyV Forum Resident

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    Yes, they were the headliner. The main set was approximately an hour long (8 or 9 songs), and the encore was two songs. Most of the songs had extended jams (Edge of Darkness being the longest) which stretched out their length.
     
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  18. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

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    Saw GvF in concert about two weeks ago at Lollapalooza. Managed to get about fifteen feet from the rail on the right side. Highlight of my weekend.

    They had a 45 minute set and played only seven songs, which meant lots of extended jams. The first two tracks, "Highway Tune" and "Edge of Darkness" took up what felt like at least 20 minutes of the set, which was super exciting to see them jam. You can complain all you want about how similar they sound to Led Zeppelin, but there was no denying their musicality. The crowd was also super involved and singing along more than I expected for a band with such a little amount of discography.

    This was the setlist:
    1. Highway Tune
    2. Edge of Darkness
    3. Flower Power
    4. You're The One
    5. When The Curtain Falls
    6. Black Smoke Rising
    7. Safari Song

    Also, the video for "When The Curtain Falls":

     
  19. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui Forum Resident

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    Their Aug. 23 date here in my town got cancelled along with some others due to a band member being injured .... plus there's a hurricane coming that probably would've cancelled it anyway ....
     
  20. mtvgeneration

    mtvgeneration Well-Known Member

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    MTV is beginning to support the band. At least one of its channels is airing the music video. I personally have limited tolerance for the lead singer.
     
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  21. Steveo

    Steveo Well-Known Member

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    Love Them have their CD !!!
     
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  22. Steve M.

    Steve M. Forum Resident

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    Greta Van Fleet sound fine. The problem for me is that the singer looks like a cross between Roger Daltry (he had some dodgy looks in the 70s) and a kids TV show presenter. He should grow his hair or something.
     
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  23. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    He used to have long hair a few years ago:

     
  24. Diamond Star Halo

    Diamond Star Halo Forum Resident

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    Wow, that was terrible.
     
  25. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    Yeah. The crowd thought it sucked right? o_O

    At this point who cares? Some of us think they rock, others don't. So what? ;)

    I'm done with this thread, too much negativity about ROCK. See ya! Enjoy the haterade. There are only so many spins around the sun. I'm not wasting 'em trying to "convince" folks that a band is good (or not).

    It's beyond silly. :winkgrin: Rock on (or don't)...:p
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2018

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