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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    I didn't like it the first time to be honest. lol
    Lol.

    Something tells me Edward didnt either.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    They are heavily influenced by a band that hasn't released an album in 40 years. Most their fan base wasn't alive when Zep was around. Also it's 2018, look at the musical landscape. Did you see Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl basically do a James Brown routine? How does he get away with it? I think people are being way too hard on them. We finally have a young rock band capable of selling some tickets and all we do is rip on them for sounding too much like a band people loved decades ago. Hell I'd love to see a band that sounded kind of like VH come out right now.
    Sometimes the Canadian cannoli hits it out of the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaboChris View Post
    Sometimes the Canadian cannoli hits it out of the park.
    Lol. That nickname might stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Rock ‘n’ Roll is black music. Never ever have I heard that even disputed before.
    The whole idea sounds silly to me. How can a race own a genre of music?

    It's especially hard to claim when the audience for rock music is primarily white people. Black people don't even like the genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Lol.

    Something tells me Edward didnt either.
    There is a hilarious emoji on the iPhone when you time in Van Halen of Dave dancing backwards with his assless chaps and Eddie on his left wailing away on guitar.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    David wore flesh colored tights under those chaps....never actually exposed his bare behind.
    " On a scale that ranges from deep dark depression to rip roaring fun ... most people idle between pissed off ...and not too pissed off " DLR 1997

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    David wore flesh colored tights under those chaps....never actually exposed his bare behind.
    Does it really matter?

    We all know what the intent was.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Does it really matter?

    We all know what the intent was.
    No I agree haha. I did work though. Just pointing out the trivia funfact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heisenberg View Post
    David wore flesh colored tights under those chaps....never actually exposed his bare behind.
    Say it isn't so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harpospoke View Post
    The whole idea sounds silly to me. How can a race own a genre of music?

    It's especially hard to claim when the audience for rock music is primarily white people. Black people don't even like the genre.
    Origins, not ownership. Black people listened to rock music regularly up until the early seventies. according to Parliament-Funkadelic who would definitely know. Even in high school I saw black kids my age at shows. Not in the same numbers as whites and other races, but they were there. The current mayor of NYCís kids are metal heads.



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    Plenty of other examples too, man. From the Doobies to Prince to now. Thereís a festival called AfroPunk that showcases a lot of black rock bands too.

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    Sure, some bands come out of the gate fully formed, others don't.

    I think the most apt comparisson would be Def Leppard, who started out very young, and as some may recall, were dogged as ACDC ripoffs for their first two albums.

    Bono himself said he was mimicking Siouxsie Sioux on the first couple U2 records and I totally hear that. It took Aerosmith a few records to ditch the Stones comparrisons and find their legs (wings?).

    Will GVF will find theirs? Who knows. Most of the all-too-derivative bands tend to go nowhere after a spiked interest in the novelty: Wolfmother, Kingdom Come, Airborne, Krokus...

    But none of us are prophets. Give the kids a chance.

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    I was reading some of the posts in this thread yesterday, didn't have time to comment. I like GVF, I dig the Highway Tune. I know they sound like Zep but I'm ok with that. There were plenty of bands that went out of their way to sound like Zep back in the hairband days, I didn't mind it then and I don't mind it now. I just like the fact that there is a rock band out there that's getting some attention.

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    If you're going to copy someone, copy the best.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Did you see Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl basically do a James Brown routine? How does he get away with it?
    Because...

    1) Bruno primarily releases tunes with his own style/sound/vibe
    2) He isnít primarily identified as James Brown 2.0
    3) He pays homage to many artists/styles including Michael Jackson, Prince, The Police, etc. while maintaining his unique identity

    And most importantly...

    4) he has damn good songs. My band has four of his songs in our set list and theyíre consistently some of the most well receiced tunes.

    Iíd love a new band that was heavily influenced by VH or Zeppelin...but who was uniquely identifiable and not defined as a clone of the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Because...

    1) Bruno primarily releases tunes with his own style/sound/vibe
    2) He isn’t primarily identified as James Brown 2.0
    3) He pays homage to many artists/styles including Michael Jackson, Prince, The Police, etc. while maintaining his unique identity

    And most importantly...

    4) he has damn good songs. My band has four of his songs in our set list and they’re consistently some of the most well receiced tunes.

    I’d love a new band that was heavily influenced by VH or Zeppelin...but who was uniquely identifiable and not defined as a clone of the original.
    And I get all that. For the record, I like Bruno Mars and am told he puts on one hell of a show.

    My point is that this isn't an easy of "getting away with it". GVF has a sound that is similar to that of Zep but they aren't a clone. For everything we can say they do the same they do something different. People have noted some of the looks and moves of the band. But if they were a clone would their lead singer have short black hair and be wearing ripped by t-shirts? The drummer sounds nothing like Bonham. They aren't the same band, the singer sounds like Plant. He could sing the fucking alphabet and it would sound something like Zeppelin just because that's his voice. But it's a hell of a voice.

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