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post #16 of 138
Zep -- I like pretty much everything they ever did (except maybe Coda and "Moby Dick"). The Who had a lot of spots that lost my interest.
post #17 of 138
I voted for the Who. Jimmy Paige was certainly a better guitarist than Pete, but Keith was a better drummer than John. Entwhistle was definitely a far better bassist than the guy who parked Zep's cars, but Daltrey and Plant were just too distinctive to be compared. Altogether, the music of Zeppelin always seemed far more virtuosic because of the revolutionary guitar playing and the out-of-this world voice of Robert Plant. But the Who's variety and what always seemed to me an underlying musical honesty win out for me. If I want to listen to Zeppelin for a little bit, I can listen to music from anywhere between 1969 and 1980 and get my fix. With the Who, I can listen to a wide variety of bands and sounds and ideas all with the same name.
post #18 of 138
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Originally posted by DanG
Entwhistle was definitely a far better bassist than the guy who parked Zep's cars,
OK, Entwistle (no h) was definitely masterful and is one of my all time favorites. But imo JPJ was no slouch, not by any stretch... And you comletely lost me with the valet comment...
post #19 of 138
The Who. Quadrophenia is a masterpiece. I've always loved Zep, but I think I may burned out on them over the years.
post #20 of 138
Nothing beats teenage wasteland....
post #21 of 138
They both are in my top ten, but The Who (Who's Next) is higher on my desert island disc list. Tough call but The Who gets the vote.


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post #22 of 138
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Originally posted by elrod-tom
I've broken the 50-50 tie with a vote for The Who. As much as I like Led Zepplin, I don't believe that they have turned out an album the likes of Live at Leeds, Quadrophenia, or especially Who's Next. That's not meant to be a slam...I mean, who has?
(pun intended, btw)
I couldnt agree more Elrod-tom. While Led Zep was certainly a great band, its not that close a contest. And add Tommy to your list of unequalled accomplishments, even the Beatles admitted that it was simply amazing at the time.


JC
post #23 of 138
Unless you were talking of the recent Zeppelin live DVD released, this is amazing, did you saw this one?I have also live at leeds and both were unbelievable concerts, I love both bands, and IMO both had pretty good moments in their whole life, The Who was a more productive band, and as such have more stuff not top notch, and also Zeppelin albums were better recorded, I have both discographies and I love both.
To brake more stuff don't make anybody more amazing, and if talking about music the performances were very similar in music quality, of course if Townshend and Keith were sober.....

How about to vote for both?????
post #24 of 138
I'm gonna go with the Who. Their music has been more varied and it just reosnates more in me. I like Led Zeppelin's music, but the Who just does more for me.
post #25 of 138
Definitely, THE WHO.

Musically, The Who are more diverse and they certainly sound more tuneful than Led Zeppelin.

To me there are numerous tracks from the Who that immediately spring to mind whereas with Led Zeppelin, other than Whole Lotta' Love and Stairway To Heaven i'd be hard pressed to name many more tracks.

I like both bands but looking over my collection I have nearly a full back catalogue of The Who and virtually nothing of Led Zeppelin except the 'Cornfields' Boxset.



I'll put a vote in for Roger, Pete, John and Keith.

post #26 of 138
Lyrically the Who strikes the right cord with me. Quad, Who's Next, Who Are You and Tommy get me through some tough times. Musically Led Zep is far more interesting than the three cord Tommy for example but half the time I don't care what Plant is singing about.
post #27 of 138
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Originally posted by HighwayStar
OK, Entwistle (no h) was definitely masterful and is one of my all time favorites. But imo JPJ was no slouch, not by any stretch... And you comletely lost me with the valet comment...
I always screw up the spelling -- plus I always forget if it's "Page" or "Paige."

Anyway, it's a story I heard -- that when Zep was still playing live sets, apparently someone asked what John Paul Jones played in the band. So Page said, "oh, him? He parks the cars out back." Apparently their bassist wasn't too happy with that comment.

He might not have been a slouch, but he's so eclipsed by the guitar (or two of them, at times) and vocals and drums that the bass seemed like an oversight. John Entwistle's (did I get it right this time? ) bass figured much more heavily in the music of the Who than Jones's in Led Zeppelin.
post #28 of 138
By the way, it's not "Teenage Wasteland" but "Baba O'Riley" that I think someone was referring to on the 1st page.
post #29 of 138
I have always liked them both pretty well. If I had to pick a favorite catalog, I'd go with The Who. I like almost all of their material.

But If I had to pick one album from the two catalogs, it'd be Led Zeppelin II. Closely followed by Who Are You?
post #30 of 138
I voted for the Who. I think they are more creative. And Led Zep ripped too much of Muddy Waters work without any acknowledgement.

P.
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