New Greta Van Fleet Album

Discussion in 'Abbey Road' started by TeTe, Oct 19, 2018.

  1. TeTe

    TeTe Troll Whisperer Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    41,033
    Likes Received:
    82,853
    Location:
    San Diego
    In case you haven't listened to it today yet.



    Ive already ripped these songs onto my phone. Lover, Leave is my fav on this album.
     
    Eazy123, Jackonfire and Korolla like this.
  2. Korolla

    Korolla Komm' nach Berlin

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2018
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    I don’t know.

    Kids copying Led Zeppelin isn’t my cup of tea I‘m afraid.
     
    ssBaldy, Rimbaud82 and Schoolboy Q like this.
  3. 84percentcool

    84percentcool Black Belt

    Joined:
    May 26, 2014
    Messages:
    6,051
    Likes Received:
    8,288
    I love this band
     
  4. AGGAMEMNON66

    AGGAMEMNON66 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    35,228
    Likes Received:
    18,419
    Location:
    as distant as the horizon
    How is the album compared to the songs they had out prior to the album? A few of my former band mates are really into this band all the sudden. I think what I’ve heard is ok, they’ve got some talent. But I’m not huge into them.


    They should do an LZ cover song btw, why not at this point?
     
  5. AGGAMEMNON66

    AGGAMEMNON66 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    35,228
    Likes Received:
    18,419
    Location:
    as distant as the horizon
    Btw.. if you dig the retro type stuff (I do personally) ‘Rival Sons’ is a much better band imo than GvF..








    ..bit of a Jack White thing going on with them too, imo. Which is a good thing. To me, Jack White is the Quentin Tarantino of music. If that makes sense.


    @TeTe
     
  6. TeTe

    TeTe Troll Whisperer Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    41,033
    Likes Received:
    82,853
    Location:
    San Diego
    People say LZ because of the singer... But I hear a lot of different influences including Rush and Stones.
     
    Jackonfire and Korolla like this.
  7. AGGAMEMNON66

    AGGAMEMNON66 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    35,228
    Likes Received:
    18,419
    Location:
    as distant as the horizon


    Definitely Rush, I agree with you. Was arguing with some of my buddies about this at a party just a few weeks ago in fact lol.
     
    TeTe likes this.
  8. TeTe

    TeTe Troll Whisperer Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    41,033
    Likes Received:
    82,853
    Location:
    San Diego
    Honestly I don't really care who they resemble as long as they sound good. Most rip off other bands... Including Led Zeppelin with the blues.

    It's certainly better than most of this new trash anyway. Arctic monkeys, QOTSA, Strokes are about the only "newer" bands I like... Well and Jack White/raconteurs/white stripes
     
    Jackonfire likes this.
  9. Korolla

    Korolla Komm' nach Berlin

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2018
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    2,882
    Point taken. Haven’t really been listening much to this kinda music since Motorpsycho‘s The Tower.
     
  10. Rimbaud82

    Rimbaud82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland.
    I find them pretty underwhelming tbh
     
    ssBaldy and Korolla like this.
  11. Eazy123

    Eazy123 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Messages:
    5,531
    Likes Received:
    8,815
    I liked much of it - some of it I hit "skip" on after the first minute.
     
    TeTe likes this.
  12. Jimmy Jazz

    Jimmy Jazz Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Messages:
    7,442
    Likes Received:
    6,510
    [​IMG] sounds good, man.
     
  13. Eazy123

    Eazy123 Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2015
    Messages:
    5,531
    Likes Received:
    8,815
    TeTe likes this.
  14. Rimbaud82

    Rimbaud82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland.
    White is a perfect example of someone channelling past influences without sounding like a shitty pastiche.

    Honestly the more I listen to these lads the more I dislike them.
     
  15. AGGAMEMNON66

    AGGAMEMNON66 Yellow Card Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    35,228
    Likes Received:
    18,419
    Location:
    as distant as the horizon


    Yeah, White is great. I never got into the White Stripes, but when I started hearing his solo stuff and side projects I became a fan. He does great work in my opinion.


    As for GVF, I can’t hate on it. They’re all kids (brothers except for one of them I believe), and I dig the retro rock movement. I do wish we’d get more originality from some of this stuff, but it’s nice to see people writing halfway decent stuff and keeping it alive.


    I personally don’t think we’ll be hearing about them 5 years from now because they broke thru and started a movement tho. I don’t think their music has that ‘hook’ in it. That’s why I posted the ‘Rival Sons’ -that’s what good hooks sound like. And right now, Greta Von Fleet is missing that imo, -they’re a novelty at this point- their actual music is very forgettable. Just my take.
     
  16. Rimbaud82

    Rimbaud82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland.
    That's it basically, GVF are just lacking something, lacking it in their music. It's ok at best, but well...I agree with pitchfork for once:

    https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/greta-van-fleet-anthem-of-the-peaceful-army/

    There are just so many better modern rock bands, so, to be blunt, who cares about some kids playing dress up as led zep?

    They are basically like The Strypes that emerged a couple of years back, only instead of aping 60s rock like The Bluesbreakers etc. they are aping led zep. Both are just utterly forgettable -



    And ok they are kids, but so what? Doesn't mean people have to like them in my opinion. Greta Van Fleet are some good looking kids playing decent rock music/zep imitations so they get some push from the labels, but they are no better than these guys that I have seen at my local pub:



    It is just truly bleh imo
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2018
  17. Rimbaud82

    Rimbaud82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland.
  18. Winter-John

    Winter-John Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,511
    Likes Received:
    2,633
    I don't understand why anyone would bother listening to them when Led Zeppelin exist. It's like choosing to eat shit instead of steak.
     
  19. Rimbaud82

    Rimbaud82 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 19, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Location:
    Belfast, Ireland.
    Pretty much, they bring nothing new at all, so why not listen to the original? In fact I just finished spinning The Song Remains The Same.

    Save your energy for new music that actually brings something interesting.
     
  20. Nameless Ghoul

    Nameless Ghoul Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,657
    Likes Received:
    4,193
    Do you listen to Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast? He is a comedian/rocker and he's been a champion for both of these bands for years. That's how I found out about them.
     

Share This Page