Led Zeppelin not scary nor mystical
Led Zeppelin not scary nor mystical
Im allways suprised at the sheer ignorance people have towards rockmusic. Sometimes it just suddenly hits you when you are browsing on internet and somebody says something completely of the mark. You are like 'where the hell did they get that idea from'. Like this Benjamin Owen dude. In this video about Bono suposedly being a satanist (well whatever) around the 13:00 mark he out of the blue suddenly says that Led Zeppelin are satan worshipers en they sing about Tolkien and all that mystical stuff. When I hear this kind of rubbish my face goes from pink to red to purple to a deeper shade of purple to totally black from sheer rage. I feel like going up to morons like this with a megaphone and shout LED ZEPPELIN DOESN'T SING ABOUT SATAN OR TOLKIEN OR ANY OF THAT FANTASY RUBBISH!!! It so bloody obvious that they don't. Even if you know very little about them you can figure out that their lyrics are about normal everyday topics that you can relate to. Mostly about girls, sex, love, relationsships. The only songs on their first two records that are not about these things are the instrumentals. Songtitles like 'Custard Pie', 'Black Dog' or 'Dazed And Confused' do not exactly sound like your dealing with a scary band. None of their albumcovers feature any vikings, druids or devils. What they do feature is an old guy with a bunch of sticks(Led Zeppelin IV), a bunch children climbing a hill(Houses Of The Holy), a guy in a suit sitting in a bar(In Through The Out Door). All of this is clear indication that Led Zeppelin does not sing about monsters or devils. But do you know what this guy probably read that in a magazine somewhere and thought that sounded like a smart sing to say. So fucking annoying just simply copying the stupid nonsense they hear other people say. It so simple to just go to a website with lyrics and see for yourself what they sing about. But the punk-led musicpress will do everything to give hardrock a bad name and fools like this guy here prove how succesfull they are. My advice when you hear this nonsense confront the person saying this. Dont go 'well whatever' and let them get away with it. Tell them that Led Zeppelin or any other rock group from the past dont sing about that corny stuff and their lyrics are really good and thought provoking. I dont want my internet viewing pleasure ruined by this nonsense anymore
New nirvana? Not anytime soon
Here we have another youtube video with a Nirvana is the most important band since sliced bread message. It is about that there hasn't been a band since then that has had such a huge impact on rockmusic. I personally agree that its good to shake things up here and there but the rise of Nirvana was a step down for rockmusic not an improvement. I think having a musical revolution from time to time is a good thing. It keeps things fresh and the grunge/alternative revolution did bring a youthfull energy to rock. Still bands like Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis all have made good music but they are still nowhere as good as the classic rock greats like Queen, Deep Purple, Rush or REO Speedwagon. We get to see all these talking heads saying the same predictable rubbish. The subculture mentality gets heavily promoted again even though that didn't exist back in the eighties. Yeah you had a vague rock vs disco thing but those styles were obviously very different nowerdays you have all this little cliques of people where everybody behaves exactly the same with very strict rules even though all those styles are not really that different. But the people in this video want you to think that was allways like that. The guy with the long brown hair says that you used to have all these groups of people the rockers, the metalheads, the jocks. Which makes no sense because there was no metal in the eighties. Metal stuff like Slayer or Anthrax was still underground back then and it only became popular in the nineties. Rockers were all jocks so there is no difference between that. Ofcourse we also get that music as an identity crap. I dont fucking listen to music to show my identity as a person i listen and play music because i have a passion for music. But ofcourse people like this dont care about music. For them its a vehikel for political ideas. Stuff like gay pride or what kind of ethnic background you have or for some nonsensical envorinmental cause. Typical idiotic SJW stuff. There are some good things said here and there like the guy from Alice In Chains mentioning Kiss as a great band instead of the standard go to band Led Zeppelin. The guy from Twisted Sister is also on the money that bands in the past became great and popular because of playing a lot of gigs not because some talentshow wants to make a star of you. Unfortunatly we are back on track with the guy from Guns n Roses with some baffeling statements. He claims that there were no good bands in the 80s and that there was only generic music and then Guns n Roses come along and saved the day. This guy seriously must be jocking. The early 80s was loaded with great bands like Queensryche, Journey, Bryan Adams, U2, Motley Crue(allways much better band than GnR). Okay I have to give him credit for mentioning Poison but that doesn't counter such an inaccurate statement. Guns n roses were the Nickelback of hardrock. A watered down version of real hardrock like Twisted Sister or Gary Moore. Next up we get the I-pod revolutioned music thing which is right. The i-pod made music listening much shallower. You can have direct excess to any music there is but what does that matter. Most people today have a very superficial interest in music even if they play an instrument. Thats why people are never going to be interested in traditional rockmusic because its not promoted by the hip musicpress. So kids are not going to listen to it because its simply not cool. So much for your the ipod brings easy excess theory. No the real reason is that todays music is simply shit. Both popular and underground. Bands today are wellbehaved and humble and have no guts or arrogance. That is needed to become a great band. Which is strange because there is lots of animo for good rock n roll rebelion. You have this stuff nowerdays like people telling you not to smoke cigarets or eat sugar, word censorship, controlling institutions like EU or the United Nations. Perfect targets for an upcoming band to rebel against. Its just unbelievable that people dont see the gap in the market. You should look to politics to people like Donald Trump or Geert Wilders those people are really kicking against the establishment and they are pissing people of. Thats exactly what rockbands should be doing. Not that wellbehaved hipsterrock crap thats never going to be the future of rock.