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Which band are best?

Led Zeppelin
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39%
The Jesus Lizard
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61%
 
Total votes : 92

Postby NerblyBear on Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:33 pm

I just bought the new Jesus Lizard DVD and it's excellent. It's from 1994, and the most noteworthy thing about it is that the songs from DOWN which I had previously thought were kinda lackluster sound terrific in a live setting. Even "Mailman" from SHOT sounds great when it's not messed up by GGGarth's lame production technique. And Mac's drumming prowess continues to astonish me. So hard-hitting, yet so danceable and flowing.

I was too young to get a chance to see the band live, and this was the first live document--apart from shitty YouTube videos--I'd really gotten a chance to sit down with. I can't believe how fearless Yow was in jumping into the crowd like that. He must have gotten hurt quite a few times.
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Postby Verbs and Nouns on Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:42 pm

The Jesus Lizard wins.

Led Zeppelin... I just don't get it.
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Postby SecondEdition on Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:25 pm

I refuse to vote in this poll.
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Postby mr.arrison on Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:53 pm

mac vs bonham: bonham by the tiniest of ass hairs.
duane vs jimmy: duane, no contest
davidwm vs johnpaul: davidwm by a nose hair
yow vs plant: yow kills plant dead.

therefore, TJL wins.
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Postby Chromodynamic on Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:17 am

alex maiolo wrote:Very well said Sparky.


I agree. That response was so well thought out and eloquent that it makes me want to hear sparky's take on thismatch-up.

Honestly, I haven't heard that much of the Jesus Lizard, so I won't bother voting; I have a sneaking suspicion that I would enjoy it slightly more than Led Zeppelin.
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Postby M_a_x on Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:18 am

I picked Zep. It's hard not to go with them. JL were great, they owned every stage they played on, I'll agree with that...but Zep MADE me. I can't imagine my years 'twixt 13 and 18 with no Zep in the background.
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Postby tommydski on Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:28 am

LZ.

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Postby fancyjamtime on Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:33 am

Love Jesus Lizard but Zeppelin kicked my ass all the way through junior high. I had the powder blue t-shirt with the colored sparkled zeppelin and the homo-erotic Swan Song logo T not to mention several Led Zeppelin seed separating mirrors. Living in rural Texas, I got harassed by redneck assholes for being a dirty hippy but, fuck it, I had Bonham on my side. I skipped school the day "In Through the Out Door" came out. I read the painfully shitty Aleister Crowley crap 'cause Page owned his castle. I forced them to play "Achilles Last Stand" at a school dance. I manipulated my folks into taking me to Six Flags Over Texas the day they played there live.

Maybe it's 'cause of the role they played in my formative years but I proudly choose Zeppelin.
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Postby Nico Adie on Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:42 am

sparky wrote:Similarly, this afternoon the ostentatious strings on Kashmir had me pumping my fist in the air, which is unusual when I'm eating soup.


This sentence is very Douglas Adams-ian. I mean that as a sincere compliment.

sparky, Salut!

I pick The Jesus Lizard.
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Postby Alberto the Frog on Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:51 am

I'd rather see Zep covering TJL than TJL covering Zep.

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Postby dansoderburg on Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:32 pm

outside of the first record and a handful of songs, zeppelin bores the shit out of me for some reason.

el lizard de jesus, hands down.
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Postby sunlore on Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:45 pm

Zep.
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Postby Ernest on Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:16 pm

Jesus Lizard by miles.

I just don't see what others see in Zep.
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Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:34 pm

I think this is maybe a generational thing...

That being said, I do like the Zep, but I've never seen them live and I think The Song Remains the Same is incredibly dull.

I've seen Jesus Lizard about four or five times, and they were the band to see for awhile in the nineties.

I get on a Terry Reid kick sometimes, and actually prefer Terry Reid's voice to Robert Plant's, maybe just because I hadn't been so overexposed to it.

The Jesus Lizard get bonus points, I think, for having not written Stairway. That's just me, though.
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Postby honeyisfunny on Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:31 pm

The idea of Zep is amazing. The mythology and how each person thinks of that band and the little bits that they choose to remember and hum to themselves or take influence from are always going to be perfect. But, I remember someone recommending me the Jesus Lizard and saying they would be the "Zep of their generation" and I thought that was stupid. But looking back on it, it's pretty spot on. And the idea of the Jesus Lizard in most people's heads, unlike that idea of Zep, is pretty much what the band was. Which makes TJL the winner, shocking though that is.
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Postby stephensolo on Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:33 pm

I find this poll result sadly predictable. I was actually surprised a decent percentage voted for Zep. Kudos to you, reasoned individuals. Bullocks to the rest.

Led Zeppelin 35, Jesus Lizard 14.
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Postby squarewave on Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:47 pm

2nd Rick wrote:I should re-buy those two, and build the Lizard collection. Aside from those two, anything to go for ahead of the others??


Update: I got out of the house today and went looking for some CDs...
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The last used CD shop I could find moved into the mall (which makes me want to vomit)... They were close to a main entrance, so I decided to go.

They had a clean copy of TJL's Lash, and he priced it as an EP for me ($5.99).

It is in the player as I write this.
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Postby madlee on Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:05 pm

zeppelin took a big drop for me after I saw that lord of the rings movie and learning what the hell robert plant was singing about.
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Postby SecondEdition on Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:55 pm

Ignore my first post on this matter, Zeppelin wins for the slide guitar on "Traveling Riverside Blues." Yeah, Duane's got "Nub." I know. I love the Jesus Lizard. But I have to obey this love of my childhood. Maybe one of the first tracks that made me want to play guitar?
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Postby Ace on Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:43 pm

madlee wrote:zeppelin took a big drop for me after I saw that lord of the rings movie and learning what the hell robert plant was singing about.


haha! I tried to get into Zeppelin but then read the Hobbit and couldn't take them seriously anymore. They are pretty good but whatever. They sang about Hobbits.

Also Robert Plant is seriously lame. The feather with the circle?
Seriously.Lame.

That Zoso thing is kinda cool though
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