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Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by blizzard » Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:13 pm

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 am
Why is it that we've been inundated with Greta Van Fleet (great name for dudes,eh ?) propaganda the last half-year or so ?I know nothing of these young chaps,they may become the next Beatles,Stones,Who,etc.,but really,can someone tell me something about their material ?
They hail from "Little Bavaria", Michigan.
Their sound is retro style, taking a heavy influence from 70's rock, and obviously, Led Zeppelin.
It's a mix of Blues, Funk, and Folk.
They get compared to Led Zeppelin, not just for the similar music style,
but also the stage mannerisms, and clothing style.
They've made a big splash because there are very little new rock bands coming out.
SNL is a big opportunity for them. :hat



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by EnbyCee » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:47 pm

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am
By the way,since largely German Frankenmuth is 0.5% black,do you think the boys have ever seen a person of colour ?
No, I'm sure they've never fouled their pure Aryan blood by being in Detroit, not-Cowboy.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by FET-500 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:12 am

blizzard wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:13 pm
borderboy653659200 wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:41 am
Why is it that we've been inundated with Greta Van Fleet (great name for dudes,eh ?) propaganda the last half-year or so ?I know nothing of these young chaps,they may become the next Beatles,Stones,Who,etc.,but really,can someone tell me something about their material ?

They get compared to Led Zeppelin, not just for the similar music style,
but also the stage mannerisms, and clothing style.
It's really a complete pantomime act - Take a look at the drumkit; the brand is Ludwig and the toms are all the same size and configuration as that used by Bonham. Bonzo used rather large pieces, that were tuned higher than what was traditional to achieve that sound. The big tom-toms, with their heads cranked down, and resonant heads tighter yet, will produce a H*** b o O M - with a sweeping decay. This is the "John Bonham" sound.
B/T/W, that 26" bass drum is a pain to keep tuned.

Same is true for the bronze. That big ride cymbal is not only a 24" but it's a Paiste 2002. I'm waiting for them to hire Jeff Ocheltree...

I can see only one deviation to the classic Bonzo set up; the use of a mic hole in the bass. :)

https://www.facebook.com/DrumTalkTV/vid ... 909047341/



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm

If they play blues,funk and folk,the lads can certainly carve out a major place in rock,perhaps aiding its hoped-for revival .



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by FET-500 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:04 am

borderboy653659200 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm
If they play blues,funk and folk,the lads can certainly carve out a major place in rock,perhaps aiding its hoped-for revival .
I'm calling the time of death and alerting the coroner. Most blues and funk doesn't sell here. My friends who do that, generally tour UK and Europe when they wish to eat.

This has happened before. Rock went belly up in this area around 1980 - reference Howard Stern's issue with a format change @ WWWW in the movie "Private Parts". Yes, one day we woke up, and the rock was gone... It's very much an ebb and tide kinda' thing, and right now the tide is OUT. Frijid Pink, Rick Derringer, Seger and Mitch Ryder all used to gig right down the street but that place has been a bingo hall for decades.

All you really have to do is take a look at who is getting booked into the area venues.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by borderboy653659200 » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:30 am

Like Maroon 5 as Super Bowl halftime act. Sweet . They couldn't get Barry Manilow ?



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by Mr.Transistor » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Even better is the good looking host for the evening Rachel Brosnahan from"The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel" and House of Cards.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by blizzard » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:05 pm

GRETA VAN FLEET Frontman Says
It's Time For People To Stop LED ZEPPELIN Comparisons:
'Let's Move On'

READ MORE: :hat
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/greta- ... s-move-on/



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by Oldies 84 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:24 pm

They totally suck, Not watching, I’ll watch Fox News Network.


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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by sfpcc » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:08 pm

Colin Jost made a funny joke about them on Weekend Update. "Tomorrow there is going to be a rare lunar eclipse known as a Super Blood Wolf Moon. I assumed that was the name of the band we just saw."



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by MWmetalhead » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:42 pm

The reviews of their performance last night are overwhelmingly favorable.


Can we all agree that singer Adam Levine is a douche? :razz

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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by borderboy653659200 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:33 pm

Oldies 84, NOTHING sucks worse than FAKE News Network !!!!!!



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by Bobbert » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:44 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:42 pm
The reviews of their performance last night are overwhelmingly favorable.
I watched videos of their two songs. It was nice to time-travel back to 1975, when I was 16 years old. The slower song showed a good feel for early 70s blues rock.



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by Bobbert » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:49 pm

blizzard wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:05 pm
GRETA VAN FLEET Frontman Says
It's Time For People To Stop LED ZEPPELIN Comparisons:
'Let's Move On'

READ MORE: :hat
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/greta- ... s-move-on/
That's fair. They don't sound just like Led Zeppelin. They also sound like Rush, Bad Company, Montrose..... :)

Not that there's anything wrong with that!



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Re: Greta Van Fleet to play 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 19

Post by blizzard » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:28 pm

Greta Van Fleet rocked as musical guests on "Saturday Night Live" last night.
READ MORE: :hat https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 631428002/



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