Greta Van Zeppelin

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  1. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Waht?

    Was this supposed to be in purple?

    Here in the Detroit area local music scene he sure isn't, in fact quite the opposite! Over rated hack..not much love for him here, ironically enough..the only ones that do are the now (thank you GOD) dying breed of garage rock hipsters that Detroit vomited out like a ruptured cyst..

    In fact, many claim JW is the DEATH of REAL Detroit rock.

    FWIW..
     
  2. Malikon

    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    it's always different in the hometown I guess.
     
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  3. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    True.

    Don't get me started on Kid Rock LOL.

    :D
     
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  4. DotStudio

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    I find Jack White (who is my favorite artist by the way) to be both the most over-rated and under-rated artist simultaneously. He gets placed on greatest guitarists lists because people flipped their lid when they heard actual guitars being played on the radio. This in turn makes guitarists lose their minds because he can't play like Django. They think he plays rudimentary garbage and can't play his way out of a paper bag (although most of them have only heard Seven Nation before forming this opinion).

    The truth is he's a really good song writer with diverse material. Straight blues, hard rock, pop, folk, bluegrass-inspired, country -inspired, etc. He's come up with some killer riffs, has really interesting/quirky solos, but he's not going to shred any time soon.

    He's neither the best or the worst guitarist around. And to be honest, I don't even know what that means.
     
  5. rxbandit

    rxbandit Senior Member

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    RE: Jack White... I love his music. I think there's far more to being a guitarist than being as technically talented as possible..

    In my eyes, guitarists who influence me most are the ones who write songs or parts that move me, make me feel something. There's a ton of extremely technically talented guitarists who play circles around most others. But they do nothing for me, or most people I'd imagine. Song writing is at the top of my list for guitarists I respect and admire. I'm personally really into the way Jack White plays guitar, it's different, it's unique, and god damn you 100% know when a Jack White solo is being played. That, I respect.

    People get too caught up in these click-baity lists... "Top 100 guitarists, number 1 will shock you!!!!!". Music ain't a competition, people seem to forget that far too often and like to argue about the meaningless stuff.
     
  6. mdubya

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    Oh, please do.

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    :lol:
     
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  7. Mr Insane

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    Quoted because it's damn well true.
     
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  8. Kashmir

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    He's a poseur.
     
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  9. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin Senior Member

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    This is the REAL DEATH of Detroit.

     
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  10. MikeyTheCat

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    I was surprised how much I liked him live. Him and his band kicked ass.



    A pretty good front man in my opinion.
     
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  11. sk8rat

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    they are coming here pretty soon. pretty small venue so clearly they havent broken through even though they have a radio hit. I am going to go see them. I figure I might as well go and see how they do live since I judged them pretty harshly.
     
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  12. sk8rat

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    how could jack white kill something that didnt really exist? what notable rock musicians came out of detroit? ted nugent? mc5? that leave a pretty big gap of nothing for about 20 years.
     
  13. fry

    fry Senior Member

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    I saw Kid Rock open for the Stones a couple years ago. He put on a hell of a show, I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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  14. Platte City Paul

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    Bob Seger is from Detroit, too. That doesn't solve the 20 year gap though.

    I gotta think there is more than one 50 plus dude on these forums that didn't think when they were teenagers, every time Seger's Night Moves came on, "Yeah, I wish that was me in that song!"
     
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    I was going to say bob seger but night moves is the only song I know and I dont know if I consider it rock.
     
  16. Platte City Paul

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    I reckon the Silver Bullet Band was more of a "rock and roll" band than what a lot of us here consider "rock" if that makes any sense.
     
  17. sk8rat

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    yeah, like I said, the only song I know is night moves. to me it comes off more as something like a folk ballad or something but then again it does remind me of joe cocker and mid 60's american rock.
     
  18. MikeyTheCat

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    Detroit was the Mecca of Rock. Even for guys in New York.
     
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    Alice Cooper Band? Detroit is Rock City. ACB moved there to become part of the scene. MC5, The Stooges, Detroit Wheels, Amboy Dukes, Sonic's Rendezvous, Grand Funk Railroad, Suzi Quatro, The Romantics, freaking Motown Records!, Parliament/Funkadelic, Rare Earth, etc... The Grande Ballroom is one of the great historic rock n roll venues.
     
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