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Faceplant
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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My band’s unveiling a new lineup with a new singer (guy’s a true front man) on October 20th at the Atomic Pop shop.



frick yeah keep us posted


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kingbob
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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Nope, they will be ok for the next few years, but major radio will ruin their career.


I hope not, but the familiar pattern will likely doom them:
1. Release super badass debut album
2. Get a single played into the ground on "alt" terrestrial radio
3. Blow up and play the festival circuit
4. Release follow up album that sounds completely sanitized, nothing like their first album, and exactly like every lame indie techno/pop group out there.
5. Crappy indie techno/pop follow-up album gets played into the ground on "alt radio"
6. Fans of the first album accuse them of selling out while their new sound attracts few new fans
7. They play the festival circuit for several years while progressively falling farther and farther down the playbill
8. Band releases third album that gets zero play on alt radio that sounds more like the first, but no one hears it
9. band gets into dispute with their record label and loses all of their money fighting for the rights to their music
10. band resorts to touring around small clubs (under 500 capacity) with a niche following to pay their legal bills


vandelay industries
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
I'm impressed with the songs I've heard, and I hope they fly under the mainstream radar for as long as possible, building their success one fan at a time. I'm a big fan of The Darkness, and I thought they were gonna be the ones to save rock & roll (and they still could...they're still out there chugging along)....but the mainstream kinda fricked their career up b/c of the "novelty" aspect of their song "I Believe In a Thing Called Love". Hope that doesn't happen with GVF...the excessive Zeppelin comparisons could be a blessing (meteoric rise) and a curse (meteoric fall)...


kingbob
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
Agreed. A group can get famous quick sounding like someone else, but they won't have staying power unless they forge a sound of their own. If they fail to do so, they'll eventually be written off in the public mindset as nothing more than a really awesome Zeppelin tribute band like ZOSO.


vandelay industries
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
Yup. But the thing is, even if their overall body of work doesn't lean heavily on Zeppelin, the fickle public will still think "Zeppelin clones, pass", no thanks to lazy journalists who are being too quick anointing them as the next Led Zep.

I guess alot is gonna come down to how patient the band is willing to be, and hopefully are managed by someone who has the long game in mind, not selling them out to the first suit who waves big dollars in their faces...
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TheAlmightySmash
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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They're good but they ain't that good. They may play a few local fests but I don't see them making it big.


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ThibodauxBengal
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Member since Apr 2006
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
Just released their double EP, 4 new songs plus the original four. Just had a listen and I am very pleased!!

Let's hope they do this right and have staying power. I keep hearing from friends that are jumping on board.

I obviously do get the LZ comparisons but they are certainly not clones, I hear some Rush, Black Crows, others - just good classic style rock.


LSUvegasbombed
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
sweet!

just gave them a first listen on Monday due to this thread. Def. LZ sounding but different in their own right



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Breesus
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Member since Jan 2010
60239 posts

re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
CD dropped this week. It's on Amazon.

Anyone listen to it? It sounds great I really hope these guys stay together.

And I say again I hate the Led Zeppelin comparisons for most of the reasons already discussed. Unlike Zoso, they're not a Zeppelin cover band, the lead singer just sounds a little like plant, they aren't covering Zeppelin songs and I really like their CD. I hope they continue to evolve their sound.

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frick all of yall for saying they should quit sounding like Zeppelin. They're a young band and the lead singer has a fantastic lead rock voice. I hope they get the right manager and they stay around for a long time.

The more I listen to these guys the more I really resent the lazy bull shite led Zeppelin comparisons. frick music critics.
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Breesus
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
Bump


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Keep Stirring
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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Anyone listen to it? It sounds great I really hope these guys stay together.


Aren't they all brothers minus the drummer?



Literally one band with brothers broke up in the last 25 years and they are both insane.


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CocoLoco
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
They are a very solid band, they just aren’t very original to me. I like LZ, but it sounds like a band playing unreleased LZ tracks, but with less talented musicians.


However, they are very young and will get better. I expect them to get quite a bit of popularity.


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SUB
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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frick all of yall for saying they should quit sounding like Zeppelin. They're a young band and the lead singer has a fantastic lead rock voice. I hope they get the right manager and they stay around for a long time.


But...they do sound like LZ. So why are you so mad? The guy has a fantastic lead rock voice, of course. He also sounds just like Plant. Maybe that sucks for him because people will always associate him with Plant or trying to rip off LZ, but he'd have to make music much different from LZ to get away from that stigma. The band obviously has a LZ influence that is almost impossible to ignore.

We already have a Led Zeppelin and I'm not super interested in a band that sounds just like them.


Breesus
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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they do sound like LZ. So why are you so mad


Because of this comment:

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We already have a Led Zeppelin and I'm not super interested in a band that sounds just like them.





Brettesaurus Rex
New Orleans Saints Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
33531 posts

re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
Just found these guys and really, really like their album. My first thought was "Zeppelin" and didn't realize it was such a sensitive subject

I enjoy it for what it is though, not trying to sit here and say they're not as good as them so pass.


RockAndRollDetective
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2014
2832 posts

re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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My first thought was "Zeppelin" and didn't realize it was such a sensitive subject

It's not really. Not for normal people.


ThibodauxBengal
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Member since Apr 2006
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
So what if some of their tunes resemble LZ? Also mix in some Rush, Aerosmith, and others. That’s a good thing. They do NOT cover LZ songs, and I enjoy the influences that led them to where they are now.

Let’s hope they keep it going - they are still very young.

BTW the Edge of Darkness song is killer!


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Sayre
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Member since Nov 2011
2990 posts

re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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...but the mainstream kinda fricked their career up b/c of the "novelty" aspect of their song "I Believe In a Thing Called Love


Not to mention the massive cocaine problem they had.


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Sayre
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
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I hope not, but the familiar pattern will likely doom them:
1. Release super badass debut album
2. Get a single played into the ground on "alt" terrestrial radio
3. Blow up and play the festival circuit
4. Release follow up album that sounds completely sanitized, nothing like their first album, and exactly like every lame indie techno/pop group out there.
5. Crappy indie techno/pop follow-up album gets played into the ground on "alt radio"
6. Fans of the first album accuse them of selling out while their new sound attracts few new fans
7. They play the festival circuit for several years while progressively falling farther and farther down the playbill
8. Band releases third album that gets zero play on alt radio that sounds more like the first, but no one hears it
9. band gets into dispute with their record label and loses all of their money fighting for the rights to their music
10. band resorts to touring around small clubs (under 500 capacity) with a niche following to pay their legal bills


Let's hope they're not the next Wolfmother.

I see a lot of others are tired of every rock band with a little guitar and straight forward drive being compared to Zeppelin.

Scorpion Child is Greta Van Fleet with a harder edge.
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CocoLoco
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re: Greta Van Fleet - next great rock band?
They really have nothing original about them. Dunno why some are so salty about it

They are nice for what they are, a novelty type of band. Nothing innovative here. Enjoyable to listen to and fun just not original


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