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Greta Van Fleet

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Greta Van Fleet

Post by sfpcc » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:15 pm

Has anyone out there heard of a band called Greta Van Fleet? They're from Frankenmuth and they are getting some attention, (they're playing two nights at the Filmore.) I heard them on WRIF about a half hour ago and they sound kind of Zeppish, (but not in an 80's Whitesnake, Kingdom Come way, it seems more organic.)



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by MWmetalhead » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:13 pm

I really enjoy both singles I've heard so far. Their debut single came out several months ago; the second single came out maybe 45 days ago.

WRIF, 89X and even Alt 106.7 play the band regularly. So does Sirius XM Octane. In fact, I heard their debut single on Octane two to three weeks before WRIF started playing it.

What's really wild is that the lead singer is a TEENAGER!!!

I look forward to hearing more songs from their debut album. This band has a lot of potential.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by TC Talks » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:58 am

They had a decent spread in Rolling Stone last month. Three brothers and a drummer.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by sfpcc » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:06 pm

Another interesting band with a similar sound, (kind of) that also seems to on the rise is Dorothy.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:27 pm

I heard a third single from GVF on WRIF a couple weeks ago; it was terrific. Might've been during Steve Black's weekly "Chop Shop" show. Heard it played on a Sunday morning.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by EnbyCee » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:16 pm

They're pretty good. Yeah, the kid is trying to sound like Robert Plant, but any new rock music that doesn't sound like either Nickelback or Kid Rock is welcome anymore.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by matt1 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:27 pm

Just maybe a Grammy for "Best New Artist" by next year??



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by 906XJ » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:58 am

I don't change the channel when they come on... so... I guess they make acceptable noise.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by Big Signal » Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:55 pm

They just graduated from high school. The band name was created when one of its members heard a relative mention Gretna Van Fleet, a resident of Frankenmuth; their use of the variation on her name was done with her blessing.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:48 pm

That's a cool story; I always wondered about the name.

The only thing that came to mind for me was the former cable news host, Greta Van Susteren.

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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by matt1 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 pm

Their 8 song EP "From The Fires" runs 32:13 in CD total length.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:25 pm

A musical group from Frankenmuth that doesn't have an accordion player?


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:15 pm

No accordions were featured in any of the singles I've heard so far. :hat


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:31 pm

Turns out the grandfather of the three Kiszka brothers DID play accordion professionally.

And Steve Tyler's father Victor Tallarico conducted a big band era ensemble.

And Linda Ronstadt's grandfather Lloyd Copeman invented the electric stove.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by fuzzpower » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:24 pm

Heard them on FM96 in London, so they are spreading around the region.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by TC Talks » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:29 pm

Currently #1 on iTunes. New album will do well.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by sfpcc » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:12 am

And Linda Ronstadt's grandfather Lloyd Copeman invented the electric stove.
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Michael Nesmith's Aunt invented liquid paper. (I know that story is somewhat well known. Also, like On Tv and Typewriters, Liquid Paper is kind of obsolete. I think we're a little off track at this point.)



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by Arthur Mometer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:57 am

I thought of Michael Nesmith's mother, but I could have gone on and on. Lloyd Coleman was from Michigan, and spent most of his life not far from Frankenmuth, in Flint and Metamora.

Guess what Victor Tallarico's favorite Aerosmith song was?


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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:41 am

They were just on The Tonight Show, (reruns are on Xfinity / On Demand.)



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Re: Greta Van Fleet

Post by matt1 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:53 pm

They got an standing ovation from the crowd!!



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