1 (edited by Curby 2018-01-05 16:50:14)

Topic: Greta Van Fleet

I looked to see if anyone had written about the band Greta Van Fleet and didn't see one.

This band is obviously channeling Page and Plant and succeeds like The Black Crowes did on their first album doing their version of the Stones.  They released a EP last fall that I liked and bought and yesterday released a double EP of sorts.  I'd say this is the one to seriously look into.  Covers of Sam Cooke and Richard Thompson punctuate High Test rock'n'roll.



2 (edited by gary 2017-11-12 22:06:42)

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I listened to the ep Black Smoke Rising earlier this year and I liked it.Pretty good .
It did not blow me away like a lot reviews I saw.I am interested in the new one and will check it out
Maybe trying to make that comparison to LZ ups the expectations before listening to them.As that has been the comparison.

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3 (edited by BansheeUK 2017-11-13 05:15:58)

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Put a few thoughts about the Black Smoke EP in the What Song are You.... thread (post 5,728). Liked what I heard from that EP, so maybe will treat myself to the new one as a post-Christmas shopping treat. They did a couple of London dates back in late September, so hoping they got enough interest to come back round. They're gonna have to work got shake the L.Z. tag, but good luck to them.

Edit: Quick visit to their web-site and saw some European dates for next Spring:-

Mar 22  Köln, Germany Artheater
Mar 24 Hamburg, Germany Molotow
Mar 25 Berlin, Germany Privatclub
Mar 27 Brussels, Belgium Botanique
Mar 28 Paris, France Les Etoiles

Mar  30 Fri   Manchester The Deaf Institute Manchester, GB 18:30
Mar  31 Sat  O2 Institute3 Birmingham Birmingham, GB 18:00
Apr  4 Wed   O2 Academy Islington London, GB 19:30

Jun 1  Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park / Rock am Ring
Jun 2  Nuremberg, Germany  Rock im Park / Rock am Ring
Jun 3  Nuremberg, Germany Rock im Park / Rock am Ring

Strange timings on the UK shows; don't know if it signifies Door Opening times, Support slot timing or early shows.....

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Fri March 30 2018 - MANCHESTER Deaf Institute
Sat March 31 2018 - BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute3
Sun April 01 2018 - GLASGOW King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
Wed April 04 2018 - LONDON O2 Academy Islington

Planet Rock like them.

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I've been hearing a lot about them lately, I really dug the few clips I've seen.  They sound great.

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I grabbed a quick listen and the singer really has the Plant thing down.
I am still struggling with it as to if it is a good thing or not?
The cover of A Change Is Going To Come He does not sound like Plant at all.I will say that song itself shows he has the vocal chops for sure.

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Your hard sweet and sticky

7 (edited by Curby 2017-11-15 22:45:27)

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These guys grow on you and I hope they're just scratching the surface of a great rock band.  Not a tribute band at all, but playing music they love.  I remember hearing a Hendrix song on the local college radio station and saying to myself "that's a different version of 'Voodoo Chile'.  Found out it was some guy called Stevie Ray Vaughn.  Won't make the leap with this band, but some of their stuff could be confused with a new Zep song.  These lads are pretty young and who know's how this will play out.  "Flower Power" sounds like a cut off Led Zeppelin III.

8 (edited by Curby 2017-11-15 22:37:57)

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Girl Power....this is  just another good rock band tapping Zep and Aerosmith.  The drummer tells and plays her story.


9 (edited by RoadcaseBoy 2018-01-04 15:02:07)

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Didn't realize this Thread on Greta Van Fleet was posted up ... Thread Title must have slipped by me.

Guess it's natural they would take a few comparisons / some knocks for their Zeppelin sound ... I dig their sound ... they are out there playing and doing it ... getting some ears to listen through the din ... hats off ... looking forward to more.

They have some good originals IMHO ... smart that they are staying away from doing Led Zep covers ... (maybe do no covers for now smile ) but if you're going to do one ...

... caught their take on Howling Wolf's Evil Is Goin' On ... (can't top the original ... but if they get one kid to dig back to the original ... cool that they did it.)

Greta Van Fleet "Evil Is Goin' On" (Howlin’ Wolf cover) @ Bowery Ballroom New York NY 12.5.2017
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10 (edited by Jane H. 2018-01-05 12:50:30)

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thanks for the posts...thread title weird/threw me off.....just got turned onto these guys this week big_smile
i agree on the glad they don't do Zeppelin covers although they do have that sound

i listened to a long interview the other day, they seem like a nice group of young men as well as have a great band going

11 (edited by Curby 2018-01-05 17:54:23)

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Thanks Jane for posting the vagueness of my title.  I changed it so hopefully forum members will check them out.  Yes, they channel Zeppelin, but make no mistake...these young men rock.  I haven't heard drumming like this in decades.....



https://youtu.be/jYmzW9dqA6A   Wow!  This is one of the best videos I've ever posted.  A young Jimmy Page would've stolen the riff.

The last two songs are new to me and I can't wait for the vinyl.  My home office is in Detroit and I'll definitely be checking their schedule.

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Nice to see them getting some love.  Living in the Detroit area, they get a lot of local rock radio air play.

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thanks Curby and for the links etc.
Yeah i appreciate the posts in this section but also dont have a lot of time to check them out. honestly when i saw Michigan Zeppelin i had no interest to click smile
i have been checking them out more and some interviews...it is hard to not make the zep connection though esp the farther i explore but anyway...i will be following them
and eventually check out all the other artists mentioned here big_smile

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I caught the opening show of the tour in Columbus @ The basement.  They were incredible!!!!  An excellent audio recording of the night can be found on youtube.