It never ceases to amaze me how pissed off some people get when someone voices their opinion on the internet. Take this message board, for example (link courtesy of the one and only Cory Feeling - Thanks, Bro!). On it, several contributors complain about the last post here on Illogical Contraption (see below), claiming (among other things) that I.C. is full of "'Metal For Beginners' cliches", that I.C. is a "poor man's Metal Inquisition" (Thank you!), and that I myself am a "douchelord". Message boards are great. I was highly entertained by their comments.
Anyhow, while we've got controversial subjects on the brain, I'd like to voice my opinion on another matter I've never brought up here before. I FUCKING HATE LED ZEPPELIN. There. I said it.
Above: Enough already with the "kissy-face", Rob.
I've always thought that Led Zeppelin is over-rated and overplayed, but as I grow older, my hatred has begun to run a bit deeper. Robert Plant bugs the SHIT out of me, and in my opinion the guy is barely a step above Mick Jagger on the preening-frontman evolutionary ladder. Jimmy Page has done some decent work over the years, but the sad truth is that his LIVE playing is for shit, sloppy as Hell and a tad too derivative. Zeppelin's sound is way too blues-based for my tastes, and also WAY too pompous (this is coming from a guy who likes RHAPSODY, mind you). All they really had going for them was a kick-ass drummer.
As far as pioneering 70's rock bands go, I can sum it up in a simple sentence: Sabbath was for the BROS and Zeppelin was for the HOS.
A visual aid:
Above: For the HOS. Below: For the BROS.
So there you go. Some more message-board fodder.
Opinions are like assholes. Let YOUR asshole be heard!