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Led Zeppelin's Grammy

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass_man86, Feb 15, 2005.


  1. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    Finally, 25 years after their demise, Led Zeppelin received a Grammy for lifetime achievement. I was floored; I have always considered the Grammys a reward for the blatantly commercial, and please don't get me wrong, I am not one of these high brow types that is just out to impress his fellow musicians, I am happiest playing three chord songs in front of a bunch of beer drinkers looking to shake their booties, but I have to say it, the Grammys have lost all credibility with me. It took 25 years to recognize one of the best rock bands of all time? A band whose recordings still sell at full price! If that isn't a mark of staying power I don't know what is. Let me stir the pot a bit, what do you guys think?
     
  2. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    What is not commercial about Led Zeppelin now days?

    Just because the music is great, doesn't mean that Led Zeppelin are not regarded as a commercial band today - just listen to any classic rock station! :D
     
  3. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    Wow, I'm surprised they didn't win a grammy for best car commercial song. :D (For those outside the US, Cadillac has been using a clip from "Rock & Roll" in their commercials for the last year or so)
     
  4. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I'm pleased! :D ;)
     
  5. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    and after taking flak for it , JPJ responded " it's just a pop song get over it " or something to that effect.

    HES STEALING FROM JINGLE WRITERS STOP HIM!

    actually hes just another poor musician trying to make an honest living , stealing black peoples music .

    no wait thats eminenenem sorry ;)
     
  6. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    No, wait, that's still led zepplin.
     
  7. Where's Rush's Grammy for being awesome for so long?
     
  8. I always thought the Grammys should be presented about every 5 years or so...there just isn't Grammy quality (whatever that is) music in every category being put out every year.

    I liken it to the MLB All-Star game where each team has to be represented, whether the player deserves to be an All-Star or not.
     
  9. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    Please refer to this statement "I am happiest playing three chord songs in front of a bunch of beer drinkers looking to shake their booties." I see nothing inherently wrong with being commercial as long as the music you make comes from your soul. For example, I remember reading an interview with the Bee Gees during the height of their disco fame. A lot folks thought that they had sold out, but the said something to the effect that they were finally performing and writing music that they enjoyed. That being said I am amazed that it took the Grammys 25 years to finally recognize Led Zeppelin.
     
  10. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Check back in about another 5-10 years.
     
  11. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I was just refencing the fact that today, Led Zeppelin are commercial. Therefore a Grammy is apt!
     
  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Grammy quality sounds like an oxymoron.
    It's not about 'quality'...& I kinda remember when there was ONE(1) Song-Of-The-Year vs. the Song-Of-The-Year for every genre, sub-genre, sub-sub-genre known to man.
    ;)
     
  13. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    They were always a commercial success, trust me, I am old enough to remember, however they were never something like the Back Street Boys for example, who are your typical Grammy fodder, in other words music specifically designed to sell a product on commercial radio.
     
  14. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I'm pretty sure LZ was commercial way back when.
    They had 'hits' that charted, their albums sold well, concerts sold out, TV appearances, etc. There may be a revival of sorts today...I dunno.

    Great, just heard on the news behind me that Janis Joplin is now popular again...supposedly, there's going to be a show called "Searching For Pearl", a show dedicated in finding the 'new Janis Joplin'.
    (Stlill say Joss Stone is the 'new Janis').
     
  15. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Agree 100&. LZ III was one of the 1st 3 albums I owned(as a 6th Grader).

    BSB didn't endure as long as LZ...even in LZ's original run.
    "Fodder" tends to burn bright & then flames out hard.
    Things played with heart, soul, & edge seems to stand the test of time(non-genre specific).

    "Rock & Roll" playing behind me on the TV commercial.
    ;)
     
  16. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I didnt want to comment about LZ's commercialism back then for fear of offending long time fans :D (and old people! ;) )
     
  17. bass_man86

    bass_man86

    Apr 29, 2002
    Virginia Beach
    None taken Bro. I don't mind owning up to being an old iconoclastic dinosaur. ;)
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    Many years ago, I had the pleasure of reading an interview with bass player/songwriter Willie Dixon. The interviewer tried to get him all worked up about Led Zepplin stealing his songs. Willie Dixon finally just laughed and said: "They's paid me my money, 'dey did 'Wolf's tunes too. As long as 'dey paid the money they can put anything on the record they want to".
     
  19. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    i dont care , music is all based on the same information unless its a special tuning.

    we all use the same information to make music and we all steal , borrow , cop , learn , flapdoodle , flatter , fake.........
     
  20. Thee

    Thee

    Feb 11, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    :rolleyes: