Weekend Plans Post: Kingdom Come

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  1. Jaybird
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    I was informed of Greta van Fleet on the twitters.

    I checked them out and the lead singer can sing “my my” and make it sound like Robert Plant singing “woman”.

    Thumbs up.Report

  2. DensityDuck
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    I would say “well, Zep still gets play on the radio, and people still buy their albums, so there’s clearly a market that exists for that particular creative work, and so it deserves protection just like any other relevant-and-popular creative work”

    But…Zep still gets play on the radio, and people still buy their albums, even with Wolfmother out there just straight-up playing their riffs, so whatever dilution of the market may be occurring it hasn’t seemed to stop Zep making money.Report

  3. Reformed Republican
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    I thought this was going to be about Kindgom Come: Deliverance, but I guess that would be more appropriate for a Saturday post.

    I ordered a couple of the Super Mario Bros. LEGO sets, and they are supposed to arrive today, so I will probably start assembling them this weekend.

    My wife and I have been going through the Rebuild Evangelion movies, and we will probably watch the third one this weekend. In the second movie, things start to go off the rails (compared to the series), and in the third you end up in a completely different story.

    I’d also like to get in another game of Planet Apocalypse, either solo or with my wife. I came darn close to winning last time, but I pushed my luck too far and paid dearly.Report

  4. Chris
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    What I thought was funny was that MTV was making such a big deal of these guys but they wouldn’t touch Metallica with a 10 foot pole otherwise.

    From what I can remember, all changed with …And Justice for All. I remember seeing the video for “One” all the time starting about a year after that tour.

    I maintain that Master of Puppets was the last Metallica album.Report

  5. Pinky
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    There’s a difference between being a ripoff and a throwback. You can hear that Wolfmother listened to a lot of Rainbow, Zeppelin, BTO, et cetera. But they’ve also got more contemporary influences, and their production sounds contemporary to their era. Kingdom Come set out to create an album that you couldn’t talk about without reference to Led Zeppelin.Report

  6. DW Dalrymple
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    Zep is by far my favorite band. I listen to them pretty much daily. I was 19 when the MOR tour was happening. Kingdom.Come had Zep tendencies IMO but so did a lot of bands and single acts back then. Think Whitesnake, Billy Squier… Hair metal was just 3 yrs away from being blown completely out of the water by the reset of the grunge movement. Today it’s Greta Van Fleet. I’m not a “purest” by any means. When I first heard them it was mid way through Highway Tune and thought; wait, did I miss a release of some never heard Zep?? I bought it and then heard Talk On the Street and Black Smoke Rising. I hear RUSH, not Zep. Zep was/is one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world. Their influence can be heard in countless bands just like the blues influences they “borrowed” for their music back then.

    If the music is good. Listen to it and enjoy it. I’ve seen actual Pink Floyd and since they don’t tour anymore for obvious reasons, I get my fix by seeing Brit Floyd when they come around. I don’t think they are ripping off Floyd, just like I don’t think Radiohead does either.

    All in what you like…. Some other useless trivial stuff on Kingdom Come’s Danny Stag. He’s a pittsburgh guy from a family with a long history in pittsburgh news broadcasting (the Steigerwald brothers). The man can play.Report

  7. Jaybird
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    One of the bands from recent (well, recenter) years that I’ve enjoyed is Chris Jericho’s band: Fozzy. (Used to be “Fozzy Osbourne” but, you know, you reach a certain level of fame and you start getting letters from lawyers about that sort of thing.)

    He doesn’t go for a Zep sound, really. My immediate thought is something in the neighborhood of “Judas Priest”.

    But his song “Sane” is one that many may be tempted to mock going into it (“I am living within this nightmare”? Really?) but coming out of it, I felt like his enthusiasm was infectious.

    And the fact that the music video appears to have a production cost of taking over a roller coaster for two hours (and a guitar) adds to its charm rather than diminishes.

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  8. Fish
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    I enjoy both Van Halen and Van Hagar (though I do prefer Van Hagar). They’re two different bands and bring different musical qualities to the stage. Van Halen is a platform for David Lee Roth’s bombastic vocal style and EVH’s groundbreaking playing style. Van Hagar is musically superior, with Hagar’s vocal abilities and guitar playing setting the band free in terms of musical expression–Eddie’s keyboard playing on 5150 and he and Hagar blending their guitar and songwriting abilities. I love both 1984 and 5150, but for very different reasons. And as extensive a catalog of EVH we have to choose from…I kinda think the solo from “Right Now” might be my favorite.

    David Van Halen is underestimated as a drummer. He’s a master, and it’s interesting to listen to his evolution through their discography.

    As to Scorpions…”Rock You Like A Hurricane” is a banger, but I find myself changing the station when they come on. Surely there’s something better on another station, right (and there usually is)?Report

    • Pinky in reply to Fish
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      I really liked the Scorpions. I think dual guitar bands are underrated. I mean, the really tight riff stuff, like them and Judas Priest. It’s impossible to pull off unless you understand music. But those people will never be remembered like Van Halen. Eddie was amazing, and he was always going to expand his musical range, no matter who was fronting his band. He had it all: the technical skill, the musicality, and the immediate likeability.Report

  9. JS
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    My weekend plans are simple.

    1. Fiber internet was installed today, ending the tyranny of the “20mbs at best and super prone to jitter and lag” crap I’ve dealt with since I moved here. (Older houses, man. Last on the list for any upgrade UNTIL fiber — where we were top, because we don’t have buried lines so they can make a lot of people happy very fast). Right now I’m doing about 500 down, 800 up. FEAR ME!

    2. My PS5 came in (wahoo Sony direct sales). It’s a hefty beast. Until I get my TV moved to a wall mount, it’s got to live on a side table. Right now my PS4 is moving all my old games to an external drive (which I’m currently regretting not getting a faster one. 3.5tb’s takes awhile to move). Then I’ll verify all the profile and saves are uploaded, then transfer it all to the PS5. And then move a handful of “games I’m playing now” to the internal PS5 drive.

    3. PROFIT.

    Seriously, massive upgrade in internet speed (I can stream more than one show at once! I can play an MMORPG and not degrade the stream my wife is watching! I can do all that AND download big patches and games!. AT THE SAME TIME LIKE A REAL PERSON) and a hefty new console.

    Of course, to balance that out I still need to replace a car, pretty much rebuild an entire bathroom, repair a wall BEFORE I can mount the TV on it (the drywall is cracked and I’d prefer to fix it first)….Report

    • Jaybird in reply to JS
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      You got one! Wonderful!

      I keep thinking “I should go to Target first thing in the morning” but… man. That’s first thing in the morning.

      What PS5 games did you get?Report

      • JS in reply to Jaybird
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        None! Zero PS5 games! The closest will be the PS5 upgrade to FF7, which my wife is playing. But since I didn’t have a PS4 pro, I can at least experience my current backlog in 4k.

        I got it through a Sony direct invite. They’ll send them out, give you a 24-ish hour period where you can join the queue, and they randomly assign you a place in line. If your number comes up before they sell out, you can buy one. If not, you’re (I think) re-entered into their list for invites.

        I got lucky.

        I did work out I’d bought a sub-optimal external drive after I’d bought it, but i’ll do for now. I can replace it with a SSD or at least a hybrid drive later.Report

        • Jaybird in reply to JS
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          I would have at least gotten the Miles Morales Spider-Man!

          It’s awesome that you got one, though. It gives me hope.Report

          • JS in reply to Jaybird
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            It’s on my list. I haven’t played the PS4 spiderman. 🙂

            Problem with being in your 40s. Your wallet for a video game backlog is SO MUCH LARGER than your time to play.

            I did finally finish Red Dead Redemption 2 (which I’m considering replaying) and am almost done with the Witcher 3 (plus all DLCs)Report

  10. Jaybird
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    And it’s also the anniversary of Use Your Illusion I&II coming out.

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    • DensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
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      One of those moments where a band said “this is an incredibly self-indulgent vanity project and we have the fame and the fortune to make it happen, therefore we must, solely so that as history rolls on it will always be remembered that someone once did.”Report

  11. Slade the Leveller
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    Getting compared to Zep means you’re just a pretender. Wolfmother is catchy stuff, but it’s not breaking any new ground.

    Today I went golfing, and while you expect somewhat slow play on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t expect to have to wait on every hole. Step up and hit the damn ball!Report

  12. DensityDuck
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    We are nearing the end of Birbquest: Halloween; just one more trip to Target and we’ll have all the costumed birbs. There are a few more Christmas ones but we’ll wait until those actually hit the shelves.Report

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