Saturday, June 13, 2009

Why Led Zeppelin Sucks

I found an article with that exact title on some random website.

here is a quote from the article:

"...they are perhaps the most overrated band of all time. That is to say, they are very talented, but people rate them way past what they deserve. They have 2, maybe 3, standout songs.....a lot of their stuff is, quite frankly, throwaway."

And here is an excerpt from a comment I read on that article:

"i couldn't agree more, i'm glad to see someone has the balls to finally take a stand and prove that led zeppelin are not 'the gods of rock.' that so many people have claimed them to be..."

And an excerpt from another comment:

"the music really attracts the 'poser' crowd....I received Led Zeppelin II..for Christmas thinking i was going to have a total badass experience.....[other than Heartbreaker] i hated every other song on this CD and i was so disappointed from what i heard.....i just couldn't stand Robert Plant's orgasmic outbreaks in the middle of songs......"

Whew! At least I know I'm not the only one that hates Led Zeppelin.

And I leave you with a Screeching Weasel video.....but before we move on to the video......guys, try not to take this post so seriously.....


  1. Soooooo... how many records have the "screeching weasels" (lol) sold compared to Zep? I'll betcha' Plant has sold more on his own than the weasels.

    I would say that the comments you posted about zep could be found and posted about any and every band on the planet... Beatles - overrated, Stones - overrated, zep overrated, J Airplane- overrated, the who, Guess who, Doors, Poco, Eagles, Van Halen, AC/DC, Johnny Cash, Green Day, U2, ZZ-top, Neil Young, Boston, Styx, Journey... overrated, overrated, overrated... everything is overrated according to somebody.

    The fact is.... that zep did things no other band at the time was doing... they started the high male lead singer craze that spawned AC/DC, Boston, Styx and dozens of other copycat bands... and they did it without sampling or copying someone else's style.

    They are not my favorite band by any stretch... but to say they were "overrated" is an even bigger stretch.

    1. Anonymous8:55 AM

      They took rock 'n roll away from it's simple roots and helped ruin it. Boston, Styx and all the swill that followed helps to back up my point. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley had more talent. Does selling the most records count? Oh, then Michael Jackson is your king. Incidentally, Neil Young didn't copy Led Zeppelin. He was doing his own thing. Ditto Johnny Cash, who started at the same fantastic label, Sun Records, that Elvis and Jerry Lee started on. The Doors began their own sound in 1965/66, when Led Zeppelin was the Yardbirds. Green Day owes it's sound to Punk, not to Led Zeppelin. To me, Led Zeppelin represents bloated, over-blown, stadium rock, not rock 'n roll. Punk rock brought the simple core of rock 'n roll back, which had been missing since heavy metal 'philoso-rock' tried to ruin it.

    2. Anonymous1:11 PM

      Led Zeppelin will always be awesome no mater what other people say. Remember that and you will always be sucessful in your arguments.

    3. Anonymous12:03 PM

      Confront any Led Zeppelin Fan about anything, and you will get the same response - "Well how many records did THEY sell?" When will the realize that dosen't matter?!
      Another thing - Led Zeppelin STOLE. They stole the hell out of so many poor back musicians - Some "classics" they stole
      Dazed and confused
      Babe I'm gonna leave you
      Comunication Brakedown
      Lemon song
      To name a FEW.
      Also, they did not fucking invent Metal. Black Sabbath created way more for metal.
      John Bonham was a great drummer. NOT THE BEST.
      Neil Peart can imitate him perfectly, but is too humble to admit it.
      Even Keith Moon could play a large or small drum set and still create the same sound. Bonham? not quite.
      As A musician, I see no way how john paul jones is the greastest bassist. His solos are boring and repetitve, he is nothing special.
      Check out JOHN ENTWISTLE (who also founded LZ, look it up)
      for a good bassist.
      And Jimmy paige was nothing truely unique. Jimi hendrix, Eric clapton, steve winwood, and Alex lifeson could kick his ass.
      Robert plants screeching is nothing short of an earache. He has openly admitted he can not hit the high notes anymore, but Geddy lee can.
      So, yes, to me, Led Zeppelin did not "invent" rock. They invented musical sex symbols, they plagiarized more than any other band, and are one of the most overated bands of all time. They have musical talent, but they are nothing amazing.
      Some better musicians:
      Black Sabbath
      The Doors
      Jimi hendrix
      John Entwistle
      Johnny cash
      The Kinks
      Smashing Pumpkins
      The Who

    4. Anonymous12:12 PM

      forgot to mention-
      Led Zeppelins lyrics are NOTHING compared to rush-
      "Black Dog"

      One likes to believe in the freedom of music,
      But glittering prizes and endless compromises
      Shatter the illusion of integrity
      "spirit of radio"

    5. Exactly!

      How many records did they sell? Who cares?!? How many records did Britney Spears sell? Michael Bolton? Mariah Carey? Whitney Houston? Michael Jackson. Records sales mean absolute *hi*!

    6. Anonymous10:50 AM

      Led Zeppelin- Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream
      Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
      My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
      Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir.

    7. Anonymous7:36 PM

      McDonald's sold more hamburgers, but does that make their hamburgers better? Mass marketing hype means some a-hole band gets better attention, not that they are a better band. Led Zeppelin is overrated. Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio were better as a band. They played hard, fast rock 'n roll. They were never boring. But they barely charted. If popularity is all you seek, the jerk in high school with the most popularity votes was the coolest and most profound. I rest my case.

    8. Anonymous6:08 PM

      A; They sold many records, eh? So they appeal to the Lowest Common Denominator.
      B: Low-class people listen to low-class music.

      (I post anonymously because the typical Zed Leppelin fans will be after me for speaking the truth, with their violence and thuggery, their mob-rules mentality and actions. Even though I'm right and they're wrong and they know it, they'll all try to track me down and injur me, again, only because I say the truth, and try to enlighten, and they can't bear to listen. Boy,I'd love to be in prison or working for minimum wage for the rest of my life just like Led Zeppelin fans do, or at least aspire to do.)

    9. Michael2:26 PM

      Kinks? Kinks sucked! And Nirvana? You talk about Zeppelin being overrated.... Nirvana was fking lame. Alice In Chains and Pearl Jam blew that pretentious dick and the rest of Nirvana away. Zeppelin was able to write in a way where they showcased a number of different styles on one album. They did it with practically every album, even their most experimental In Through the Out Door.

      And as for the claims about Bonham being a rubbish drummer, Bonham was heavily influenced by one of the best drummers of the 60's and 70's, Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice who is legendary in the music industry and a widely respected drummer as well as a major influence to a number of drummers.

    10. Anonymous10:15 PM

      How many songs did Dread Crappelin actually write without plagiarizing? Also, Justin Bieber sold millions of records and continues to make buttloads of money. Does that mean he's talented? No. Of course not. His music sells because of his image. Likewise, the only reason why Dread Crappelin has sold any records at all is because of their image. Classic rock and pop have one thing in common: they're both all hype and no substance. It's not a "stretch" to say Dread Crappelin is overrated, it's the truth! They don't live up to their hype at all, and the only one of them who had any talent at all was the drummer. They don't deserve a single ounce of the praise they get.

  2. To follow up on this... not sure how you define "sucks" but...

    "The band has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide,[13][14][15] including 111.5 million sales in the United States[16] and they have had all of their original studio albums reach the U.S. Billboard Top 10,[17] with six reaching the number one spot. Led Zeppelin are ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[18] Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time" and "the biggest band of the '70s".[19]

    Led Zeppelin has 5 Albums listed on the top albums sold of all time. Led Zeppelin leads the way with the most albums. The Recording Industry Association of America lists Led Zeppelin as the third best selling musical act/artist in history behind the Beatles and Elvis.

    I guess Elvis was overrated too...

  3. Album sales don’t automatically equate to good music. Millions of people bought Britney Spears CDs.

    I have to admit though that I’m not sure how Zeppelin influenced Boston. Granted I could by wrong, but when I listen to their music I hear two very different things. Boston was a power pop band and Zeppelin at its core was a British blues band. Now I can see their influence on AC/DC, especially considering AC/DC is at its core an Australian blues band.

    Red said: "...everything is overrated according to somebody."

    This is so very true.

  4. I threw Boston in as one of the high-pitched male vocalists... they may not fit as influence by Zeppelin, but most of which were inspired in one way or another by... Robert Plant among others... he certainly broke the door open for that style as far as I recall, I could be wrong about Boston... I just know I didn't like em... Styx either. And I didn't like AC/DC until lately and realized how talented Angus is.

    Plant is one of few male vocalists that I (kinda) like that sings up there...with that smokey raspy tone.

    Again... I'm not the biggest Zeppelin fan in the world by any stretch... I own Led Zep IV and Houses of the Holy among my diverse collection of music that spans David Allen Coe to Jefferson Airplane to Pink Floyd to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Big Head Todd and the Monsters to Tool to the Chingons to Vivaldi and lots in between... but no screeching weasel I'm afraid.

  5. My favorite album of all-time is still the same as it was in about 1973 or so... Dark Side of the Moon.

  6. In response to Red's quote "...everything is overrated according to somebody."

    Very good point.

    Personally, I have only ever owned 1 L.Z. album and kept it around for a while. Tried to listen to it a few times. Just could not get into it. I really just don't like them one bit.

    I don't like his singing (Plant's). I don't think Page is the god of guitar that so many make him to be. I just don't like the band.

    I am, however, in response to this last comment of yours, a big Floyd fan. Dark Side of the Moon however, oddly enough, is not of my favorite album's of theirs. In fact, my favorite album of theirs is the follow up to DSOTM, Wish You Were Here.

  7. Shine on you crazy diamond

  8. Hey, I'm the author of that blog post you linked to :)

    Thanks for the link. It's been quite a popular discussion. However so many people missed the point. The title was to get attention. Led Zeppelin do not suck. They are, however, overrated which is my point. Nearly 300 comments follow. Please come over and throw your two cents in. I'd appreciate all input.

  9. Are you kidding me? Led Zeppelin is one of the most creative bands in the whole wide world.

    1. Anonymous9:00 AM

      Creative?? Partly. Half of their "creativity" they copied from black blues music. And unlike the Rolling Stones, who made the blues copies sound as good, Zep's copies sucked. The whole wide world over, even though they sold as many albums as Michael Jackson.

  10. the reason why nearly everyone likes led zeppelin is because not only did they have the best rock singer and an outstanding guitarist, but they incorporated many different genres in their music, so there is at least one song for everyone. (except maybe "haters".)
    "Their rock-infused interpretation of the blues and folk genres[7] also incorporated rockabilly,[8] reggae,[9] soul,[10] funk,[11] classical, Celtic, Indian, Arabic, pop, Latin and country."

    1. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Best rock singer? That's a good one! Outstanding guitarist? Not bad playing for a guy who shamelessly plagiarised blues riffs and hooks that had been done earlier-and better. "Incorporated many different genres in their music." Just like any other band. Is this a revelation, Sherlock? And for Wikipedia, (one of the most bullshit sources ever) the different styles-the blues (done better by the old masters, as well as the Stones, folk (Woody Guthrie, anyone?), rockabilly(Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Lee Riley, Johnny Burnette), soul (Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, the Temptations), classical music (Beethoven, Bach, Strauss, Wagner, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Hayden), Celtic (just listen to any Irish pub band, kicks the shit out of the lead balloon), Indian/Arabic (already demonstrated brilliantly by the Beatles on albums such as Rubber Soul, Revolver), pop (listen to the Top 40 for better examples of "pop"), Latin (Santana for a start...), and country (Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams). All these guys did it earlier, and better, so don't give me no Led fucking Zeppelin! LZ=the greatest bunch o' wankers to ever disgrace the credibility of good music.

    2. Anonymous5:24 PM

      Oh yeah, and funk? Johnny "Guitar" Watson for a start. Yet another one better than Zep...

  11. David Stock calls Led Zeppelin 'creative'. Thy are a fraud.

  12. Anonymous12:38 AM

    Fuck Zepplin. It's very annoying music written by enormous blowhards. I'd rather listen to Metallica's St. Anger album for a solid week than hear a Zep album all the way through again.

    1. Michael2:18 PM

      And Metallica is not written by enormous blowhards? Metallica has been garbage since Load. Everything after Load should be thrown in the trash. Fk Metallica, they suck balls.

  13. Amen to that.

    Personally, I'd rather listen to just about anything other than Led Zeppelin.

  14. Anonymous5:03 AM

    I have always totally hated Led Zeppelin! They along with Queen and to a lesser extent Pink Floyd are the only 3 groups that I have to get up and turn off immediately before I smash my 2 year old good stereo receiver into the wall and break it into a zillion pieces!

    Led Zeppelin truly sound like one of the worst groups I have ever had the misfortune of hearing!

    The Who, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix are all a million times better! And The Beatles are Certainly a ZILLION times BETTER!!

    I have also found many other people who hate Led Zeppelin and feel they are one of the worst ands ever too, and even some people on heavy metal sites. Oh and I have also read many people on music boards saying that they stoleblues riffs from old blues songs and that their lyrics are simple,and not that good and like a teenage boy wrote them ! And that they can't stand Robert Plant's often screaching and screaming.

    1. Michael2:15 PM

      Beatles were the quintessential boy band. Long before New Kids on the Block, Boys II Men, N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, etc.. Beatles were the trendsetters. "Boy band before boy band was cool". Other than that, most of their music was boring and their early shyte was lame bubblegum pop.

  15. Zeppelin did suck sometimes; especially live when Page was smacked out. They also stole a lot of music and usually got away with it. As a whole, however, Zeppelin was often brilliant and exciting; their record sales speaks for itself!

  16. Anonymous4:54 PM

    The big record sales in Led Zeppelin's case is truly mind boggling and just shows a lot of people are deaf and dumb!

  17. is the new URL. My blog's moved so you may wish to update the link :)

  18. LedZepAnnoying1:42 PM

    Led Zeppelin: a singer being castrated, singing random words out of the dictionary and stolen melodies, during a fast-forward guitar solo?

  19. Finally someone else who hates zepplin. They weren't the worst band ever, they were just very overrated. They also get way to much credit for nothing. Stairway to heaven is a terribly boring song and it guitar solo really sucked, in fact jimmy page really sucked. It really pisses me off when it comes on the radio everyone obsesses over it and thinks it's "the greatest song ever written" well it really isn't. zepplin never had anything I ever liked and I always thought they were really overated.
    And why is everyone talking about record sales? That shot means nothing. Lil Wayne is one the worst rappers ever and he's sold millions, screeching weasel is an amazing punk band that have only sold thousands and are still way better than zepplin ever was, and help revolutionize a genre at the same time. They are also one of my faverite bands ever and I was really glad to see them on here.

    Screw zepplin they sucked.

  20. I was reading through the comments on this blog post because I was amazed to see that people are still running into this post and commenting on it.

    Anyway, I was readig it and came across this line that I must have missed or forgot about:

    "Album sales don’t automatically equate to good music. Millions of people bought Britney Spears CDs."

    LoL! Brilliantly spoken!

  21. Anonymous4:37 PM

    To those of you who think that Led Zep sucks, I submit this line:
    "Happiness, no more be sad. Happiness, I'm glad"

    That is pure genius indeed.

  22. That's genius?!?

    That sounds like something my 4 year old could have come up with.

    I certainly hope you are joking.

  23. Icepulse7:24 AM

    I say Zeppelin I is the only really respectable LZ record.

    Also, Floyd was finished by the time "Meddle" came out, the Who were done after "Tommy", and the Stones stayed fresh through "Tattoo You".

    Beatles? Right until the last note.

    1. Anonymous10:31 AM

      Beatles? Talk about over-rated. they sit at the top of that list. And concerning "stealing" from other artists: the inspiration and idea for every song ever produced was someone elses song, style, lyrical style rhythm, beat and melody. There is no way around that unless Yyou want to produce something completely unintelligible. There is no such thing as originality in art of any kind. Finally, there is also no such thing as "best" in ,again, any art form. Beauty is in the eye or ear of the beholder. All of this arguing about "best" or rating is juvenile ranting.

  24. Icepulse7:27 AM

    Oh... and Blackmore was 10x the shredder that Page was. AND Manzanera, AND Fripp, AND Belew and Rundgren.... etc. etc. etc.

  25. Anonymous7:57 PM

    your mamma named you otter cuz u r deaf and dunb i rest my case

  26. Wow. That's witty.

    Oh and uh...quick tidbit here. My real name isn't Otter...........moron.

  27. Anonymous10:55 AM

    really? u look like 1

  28. Anonymous8:17 PM

    hay Otter still waiting for your debut album.

  29. Anonymous8:18 PM

    just because you dont like zeppelin implies nothing, more people like zeppelin than dont like them, and if zepp's record sales dont matter, than i guess elvis and beatles can be compared to brittany to, any trash about led zeppelin is trashing floyd and stones and everyone within the same subject, you dont have to like it, but dont ruin it for other people who enjoy music

  30. I choose to hate Led Zeppelin and it implies quite a bit. It implies that, as the title suggests, I think Led Zeppelin sucks.

    That is why this is my blog and not yours. How about creating your own blog and do a post about how much you love Led Zeppelin.

    I won't bother reading but perhaps Zeppelin's millions of adoring fans, of which I am most certainly not one, might read it.

    But I guess if you could do that, you wouldn't bother going on other people's blogs and posting anonymously.

  31. Anonymous9:26 PM

    if your puting this up for discussion, its up for anyone to answer, you'd have to be stupid to not expect the other 99% of people who like led zeppelin to not defend them, obviously you can say what you want, and we can agree or diagree, so i respect your opinion, i enjoy debating these subjects, led zeppelin is great band regardless of being overrated and i hope you have heard enough of led zeppelin before stating that you dont enjoy them, and by the way, Ramones Rock TOO!

  32. You can discuss it and debate it all you want but the fact is that I don't like them and think they suck. Hence the title of the post.

    And just to put your mind at ease, I have listened to them quite enough to make an educated decision on whether or not I like them.

  33. Anonymous4:34 PM

    well i respect it, as long as you like some classic rock, i can relate, 1000's times better than rap or pop

  34. Anonymous7:41 PM

    hay otter when u sell a 100 milliun albams then u can talk

  35. I can talk anytime I want. It's my blog dipshit. Thanks for asking.

    Hell, Britney Spears has sold almost 100 million albums, that doesn't mean she is worth a shit either.

  36. Anonymous6:14 PM

    everytime brittany is mentioned i die a little haha

  37. Anonymous7:34 PM

    any1 on this blog is a wannb. the funny thing is brittany sold 100 mil albums n u didnt BOOM SHACKA LACKA LACKA

  38. That might be perhaps because I am not a professional recording artist.

  39. Anonymous8:39 PM

    then dont critisize real recording artists ok Otta

  40. Ok, I'm going to try and explain this ONE MORE TIME.

    This is MY blog and I can criticize whoever the hell I want on it or say anything I want or go on and on about how much I think a band sucks as much as I want.

    If you don't like it or don't like me trashing your precious Zeppelin, here is a simple solution....don't read my blog!!!

  41. Anonymous9:20 PM

    zep over the beatles all i have 2 say

  42. Anonymous9:15 PM

    zeppelin rocks, but i respect your opinion, your right you can say what you want, zeppelin's my favorite band but no need to overeact, we all like classic rock, thats all that matters, the ramones pink floyd cream allman brothers and so on are all other great bands to

    1. Anonymous10:03 PM

      Classic rock sucks butt.

    2. Anonymous10:05 PM

      "Classic rock sucks butt."

      Sooooo truuuuuuue!

    3. Anonymous10:03 PM

      Classic rock gives me a headache. It sounds like a dying cow.

  43. Anonymous9:03 PM

    i dont appreciate ur snide comments

  44. Anonymous9:04 PM

    let me guess you are against gay marriage

  45. Anonymous9:05 PM

    i can make an exception NOT i only date ppl who appreciate good music n u clearly do not

  46. Anonymous1:46 AM

    If Zeppelin really sucked they wouldn't have influenced so many more recent/modern artists, such as David Grohl of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, who used multiple John Bonham original fills and beats to become what he is today.

    Zeppelin created a sound like no other at the time, just like Grunge defeated Hair Metal, Zeppelin utterly destroyed the Beatles.

    The reason people of your age can't appreciate Zeppelin for what they REALLY were (while some may appreciate them for their SOUNDS), people my age actually understood why they were so important.

    The Beatles were to afraid to go over the edge. They would step up real close and look over and say "Nah" and turn around and walk away. Zeppelin jumped, with a smile on their face. They crossed the line, with innuendos and strange screams, echo, mass distortion. Jimmy Page invented shredding. Robert Plant helped along the very small amount of falsetto male singers at the time, John Bonham is ranked as the number 1 rock drummer of all time, and JPJ was just cool in essence while innovating new methods that Pink Floyd utilized themselves. Take Pink Floyd's "Money" and slow it down about half a second and tell me that couldn't be a Zeppelin song.

    You don't understand what you're talking about obviously. If you did, you would realize your falsity. Zeppelin invented a DECADE. Their style, music, hair, beliefs, strange interests. It all helped shape the 70's. Whether you dislike their sound or not, you shouldn't discredit their talent or their actual influence on the world, which was to much for you to imagine.

    And if your favorite album is Dark Side of The Moon, then I truly don't think you have room to talk, talk about an awful band, AND an awful album. At least Led Zeppelin didn't have 8 minute intros into a 7 minute song. HA.

    1. Anonymous8:23 PM

      I for one grew up in the seventies (born in 1960). I first liked Led Zeppelin when I was about eleven years old, in 1971. But by the latter half of the decade, I grew tired of long drum solos and guitar riffs the sounded more and more "intellectual" (Yes/King Crimson/Pink Floyd etc.). I wanted the fast, danceable rock 'n roll that I remembered hearing on the radio as a kid. So when PUNK came on the scene, I was ready as a sixteen year old to embrace it. I thought it pretty much slammed hippie rock and Led Zeppelin for the overproduced, boring music it was. To this day, the music of the Ramones, X, DEVO, the Sex Pistols, B-52's---to name a few---sound much more fresh and alive, more like the original spirit of rock 'n roll from 1955-1965, before it grew into "poetry" and had to have "meaning" in all the songs. Give me an up-tempo Little Richard song or "Beat on the Brat" by the Ramones any day over a Led Zeppelin tune. It's no contest!

  47. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Mr Red Tater,
    Must disagree.
    I think the Small Faces actually started the high male lead singer thing. Plant certainly copped Stevie's style ( listen to You Need Love on Youtube ). In fact JP wanted Steve Marriot to sing. Not to mention the Jeff Beck Group was a LOT like LZ, stylistically and otherwise. LZ's greatness was the sum of it's parts. JPJ and Bonham were rock solid, brilliant, who cares if Bonham was "the best drummer ever". Add Plant's andro stage prescense and Joplin like vocals and Jimmy's visionary playing and producing and you have a band that def does NOT suck! One of my faves. But not really that original, it's what they did with the template.

  48. Anonymous6:13 PM

    @"If Zeppelin really sucked they wouldn't have influenced so many more recent/modern artists etc.":

    sorry but everything you wrote is utter bullshit. in fact you've already disqualified yourself from any serious discussion about rock music by professing your love for grunge, a short lived fad genre whose "legacy" amounts buttrock crap like nickelback and creed.

    and what's with equating the FUCKING BEATLES who "did" more "for" rock than your precious led zep ever will with 80s hair metal? are you mentally impaired or something? and you have the nerve to call other people ignorant. lol.

    as for led zeppelin's supposed "innovations": ever listen to blue cheer, black sabbath, the stooges, iron butterfly or virtually EVERY british blues rock band of the late 60s? not to mention led zep took a substantial amount of their riffs and lyrics (including their supposedly revolutionary "innuendos" lol) from old blues songs.

    basically the only thing led zep "invented" is dumb shallow stadium cock rock. they single handedly DESTROYED all the ideals and innovations of the 60s by dumbing them down into a trite formula for boneheaded morons to wave their lighters to. they represent the beginning of the corruption and commodification of rock music, the turning point at which rock went from rebellious and anti-establishment to empty and corporate. no wonder led zep were the band the punks rebelled most against.

    in conclusion: you sound like some dumb 14 year old kid who just heard stairway to heaven on a classic rock radio for the first time and has no clue about anything. get off your high horse.

  49. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Led Zep stole their name and the cover design for their first album from John Entwistle, Dazed and Confused from Jake Holmes, Whole Lotta Love from The Small Faces, without ever acknowledging credit.

  50. Anonymous10:28 PM

    And I forgot to add also, Jimmy Page stole the whole using a violin bow on the guitar from Eddie Phillips of The Creation!
    (and they ripped off the blues too of course)
    I like a lot of their music, but definitely way over rated, pompous and complete thieves! Haha! :P

  51. Jackass12:17 AM

    Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time. SIMPLE AS THAT. The beatles took the same song and played it over and over and over again.

    1. Anonymous9:02 AM

      You know absolutely NOTHING about the Beatles, JACKASS.

  52. Fat Bob12:27 AM

    I have to disagree. In my opinion, whitesnack is the greatest band of all time

  53. I find it interesting that 2 years after this post was originally written, people are still commenting on it.

  54. Jackass9:14 PM

    Are you are real otter?

  55. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Zeppelin sucks (sucked) because they plagiarised a good portion of their music.

    1. Anonymous8:14 PM

      I don't hate them for that. A lot of great artists copy and steal from their predecessors. I just think Zep is boring. Maybe it's because I like other rock 'n roll that is played faster, like rockabilly and punk. I find most seventies rock to be overproduced and kind of a chore to listen to, and it's my generation's music. I was supposed to like it. But I don't.

  56. Anonymous11:13 PM

    There is not a single way in which this band sucks. Each of the members of the band were incredible and their respective instruments. Jimmy Page is an awesome, and my favorite, guitarist who is incredibly versatile playing slide, shredding, playing with a violin bow, in different tunings, as well as multiple generes like blues rock folk, funk (The Crunge) and even a little rockabilly tune (Hot Dog) which is awesome. John Paul Jones played multiple instruments and mastered each of them, and even incorporated Chopin during his live improve on piano in No Quarter (30 min long live at seatle). John Bonhams is a beast on the drums, Moby Dick speaks for itself, and Plant was a great lyricist. I don't find any of their songs are boring and how can they be overrated if they all can create and play such incredible music?

    1. Anonymous8:12 PM

      Les Paul, Dick Dale, Django Reinhardt, Eddie Cochran, Brian Setzer, and Cliff Gallup played better guitar than Jimmy Page. As for lyricism (do you mean vocals?), I'll take Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Little Richard, and the Everly Brothers over any of Led Zep.

  57. Anonymous7:02 AM

    Soundgarden kicks Nirvana's weak ass

    Nirvana sucks

  58. Anonymous5:12 PM

    I totally agree, they bore me to death, I tried to listen to them but I can't :(

  59. Anonymous4:49 AM

    Led Zeppelin sucks just as much as Nickelback imo.

  60. Anonymous5:53 AM

    Disagree, even Nickelback is better than Led Zeppelin

  61. Anonymous5:55 AM

    Stop listening to commercial, overrated crap like Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones and begin listening good music like King Crimson, Opeth, Death and Radiohead.

    1. Anonymous8:07 PM

      Or better yet, start listening to X, the first two B-52's albums, the first Ramones LP, or just about anyone who recorded at Sun Records in Memphis in the 1950's. Throw in some Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Dick Dale, and you've got some REAL rock 'n roll.

    2. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Dude, the Stones ARE "real rock n' roll." But other than that I agree with you.

  62. Anonymous6:21 AM

    The Beatles suck ass compared to Led Zeppelin

    1. Anonymous8:04 PM

      I'll take the Beatles live at the Star Club in 1962 ANY day over Led Zeppelin. But even better is Jerry Lee Lewis at the Star Club in 1964. Now THAT is rock 'n roll! The Killer RULES.

  63. Anonymous10:31 AM

    Both Led Zeppelin and Beatles fucking suck, grow up some balls and listen to some not commercial music.

    Isis, Neurosis, Opeth, Agalloch, Mastodon, we have all this great music that ignorant people who listen to crap like Beatles and Queen can't neither imagine of.

    1. Anonymous6:45 PM

      Both Led Zeppelin and Beatles fucking suck, grow up some balls and listen to some not commercial music.

      Isis, Neurosis, Opeth, Agalloch, Mastodon, we have all this great music-

      Stop right there, you are killing me so much, i think my fucking balls just caught fire!

      Call Opeth, Mastodon, and all that other bullshit "music"? Wank-a-tonic guitar solos, screeching, static vocals, and piss-poor lyrics and sense of melody "music"?

      I wonder if elitist bullshit metalheads even understand what real music is? But you wouldn't know, would you, because you keep sucking the collective cock of metal, without having the balls or the audacity to listen to anything even remotely different.

  64. Nor can people imagine how to put together well thought out and/or grammatically correct sentences either it seems.

  65. Anonymous2:16 PM

    led zeppelin sucks cock

  66. Anonymous2:17 PM

    Led Zepplin is the most overrated piece of shit band ever next to Metallica and Nickelback

  67. Anonymous10:34 AM

    I COMPLETEY AGREE! I've been calling Led Zeppelin the most overrated band of all time for quite a while now, and that upsets a lot of people.
    They were a great band, that's undeniable. But the fact is that they were not even 1/3 as good and innovative as some people say they were.
    I mean, some people even try to compare Led Zeppelin to The Beatles, man!
    How absurd is that?!??

    Led Zppelin = the most overrated band ever. FACT.

  68. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Led Zeppelin blows so much cock it isn't even funny

  69. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Oddly enough, I don't mind Led Zeppelin. I do not love or even like them, persay, but I don't dislike or hate them, viewing their music from a neutral standpoint.

    But I don't view their music from a neutral standing.

    It is the Zeppelin fans that make me hate them. It is the attitudes of the band members themselves that make me hate them.

    Thanks to the few of you Zeppelin fans who came on here and very rationally and cooly defended your guys, but I find you to be a minority.

    I am a girl. Some (drunken) douche took a swing at me once for saying Kansas was my favorite band. On another occasion something similar happened when I said Metallica was better than Zeppelin (the person in question was slamming Metallica for selling out- I wasn't arguing on that, I agree, but then they went on about Led Zeppelin, which brought about).

    In that instance I had a beer can thrown at me. This isn't to say that any fanbase doesn't have these sort of egotistical jerks who react violently to any sort of criticism towards their brand, experience has just told me some are worse than others. That extends beyond music as well, into sports, movies, television, videogames, books, so on.

    But in terms of music I can't think of any musical group outside of boy bands and their legions of crazed teenage girls be as given to as much zeal and contempt as Zeppelin fanatics.

    Totally turns me off.

  70. In the academy of classic rock, Led Zeppelin rode the short bus to school.

  71. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Jimmy page is a overrated piece of shit guitarist

  72. Anonymous4:16 AM

    Zeppelin definitely did plagiarize some of their songs-- especially early in their career. They are a-holes for claiming to be the writers of songs like "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You," "Bring It On Home," and "Dazed and Confused"-- which are clearly rip offs of other artists. That being said, later in their career they did write many, many great songs that are completely their own, from "Ramble On," "Out On the Tiles," and "Over The Hills and Far Away," to "Kashmir," "Ten Years Gone," "Achilles Last Stand," and "Fool In The Rain." In my opinion Zep still deserve to be considered one of the great bands of history for all the wonderful original tunes they did-- but, at the same time, also deserve to be knocked down a few pegs for the blatant plagiarism that they've never really taken responsibility for.

  73. "Over The Hills and Far Away" is an excellent song.

  74. Anonymous6:47 AM

    I like Elvis.

  75. Anonymous1:43 PM

    @Red S Tater:
    Record sales don't reflect on whether or not a band is good. There are plenty of amazing bands that simply fade away. Also comparing Weasel to Zeppelin is ridiculous. Punk isn't about being amazing, or sounding good.

  76. Anonymous8:53 AM

    Everybody is entitled to their opinion but led zeppelin rocked and is one of my favorites I can get how people don't like them truth is they are a specialized band designed to appeal to a certain crowd but that crowd was tremendous thus the record sales. Some people like pop while others like rock or progressive rock or rap or metal or blues based rock but this band was exceptionally good at what it did and people are supposed to create music from previous ones it isnt necessarily copying but a form of skill and art. So just because you like thrash metal like metallica means you are a fan of the genre. While pink Floyd are different huge fan by the way do don't criticize these bands since they are what influence the artists you listen to today. By the way rolling stone rated jimmy page 3rd greatest guitarist of all time and John bonham a 1st greatest drummer and he is the biggest influence for today's drummers

  77. Anonymous8:59 AM

    And also Beatles are uncomparable to led zeppelin since Beatles produced music which got everybody going while zeppelin focused on the music to appeal to certain people thus the loyal fan base

  78. Anonymous3:11 PM

    This song by Screeching Weasel sucks

  79. Anonymous1:33 AM

    Everybody takes something from someone else and re-invents it themselves. There are SO many riffs that sound similar in a ton of different songs. Led Zeppelin added a blues feel to rock SO, they might off took some shit from blues and incorporated it into rock music. There are only so many chords you can play and riffs. I swear now a days people are running out of ideas and are copying shit I've heard a million times already. Led Zeppelin was one of the greatest bands ever in my opinion and everyone has their opinion. I was influenced by John Bonham to start playing drums he is a fantastic drummer. I could see how Plant's singing could get on some peoples nerves though. Bascially, all I'm trying to say is....Led Zeppelin improved rock and roll by adding different genres into it. Plus, John Bonham is one of the best drummers ever end of story.

  80. Led Zeppelin is just a poor mans Cream. Deep Purple make Led Zeppelin sound like Nickelback.

    In the academy of classic rock, Led Zeppelin rode the short bus to school.

  81. Anonymous7:59 PM

    FUCK ALL OF You. THe Greatest Band of ALl time go as follows: Led Zeppelin, Nickelback, and Maroon 5. Stop talking shit and listen to some real music

  82. Anonymous12:59 AM

    I liked them when I was about 13 years old..a whole lot. Man,what powerful songs. I needed that then I guess. After I reached into my twentys I started to truly love the Blues, then I realized what Led Zeppelin did. They did what a lot of other British and American bands were doing, listening to great American Blues artists like Muddy Waters and Robert Johnson etc... And selling it back to white teens and white kids like me. While perhaps they did do me and many others the service of exposing us to the blues in a way we were ready to handle(along with the Stones, ZZ Top, can add on) they never at their peak let on to what it was they were doing or gave creds to the real fact they were straight up ripping them off in several cases and in spirit for the most part. Now I know. You know, I don't blame them for playing the stuff or putting it on acid so to speak (acid rock...yep) the blues are and were great(and timeless) and they knew it too. But they really should have been spreading the word about what they were listening to and helping those artists..not just ripping it off and letting dummys like me think how great they were. Perhaps they regret it too. Funny now I think of them as some sort of cover band. I think of a lot of rock that way though.Zeppelin was far from alone in the bilking of the blues. But many including the Rolling Stones were honest about their heroes and what they were doing.

  83. Anonymous6:31 PM

    LLLEEEDDD ZZZZEEEPPELIN....Does anyone here know how they really got their shithead name??? Yeah - dumb enough to name themselves after. At an audition the guy painfully listening to the cocksuckers said, "You suck, you play like a Lead Zeppelin flies." No Joke Folks. I don't think I would associate with a band that gets their name this way. Losers? yes.

  84. Hendrix did far more to open the vocabulary of guitar playing than Led Zep ever did, imo. They are way overrated and having an intelligent conversation about this with a Zep fan is near impossible without them having a hissy fit

  85. Anonymous12:19 AM

    Led Zeppelin stole here is the list read it and weep Led Zeppelin

    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You: Joan Baez - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You (Anne Brendon)
    Dazed and Confused: Jake Holmes - Dazed and Confused
    Black Mountain Side: Bert Jansch - Black Water Side
    How Many More Times: Howlin Wolf - How Many More Years / Albert King - The Hunter / Jeff Beck - Bolero
    Communication Breakdown: Eddie Cochran - Nervous Breakdown
    Your Time Is Gonna Come: Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy

    Led Zeppelin II

    Whole lotta love: Muddy Waters (Willie Dixon) - You Need Love / Small Faces - You Need Loving
    Lemon Song: Howlin' Wolf - Killing Floor / Robert Johnson - Travelling Riverside Blues
    Moby Dick: Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
    Bring it on Home: Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring it on Back

    Led Zeppelin III

    Since I've Been Loving You: Moby Grape - Never
    Hats Off: Bukka White - Shake 'em on Down

    Led Zeppelin IV

    Stairway to Heaven: Spirit - Taurus

    Physical Graffiti

    Custard pie: Sleepy John Estes - Drop Down Mama
    In my time of dying: Bob Dylan - In my time of dying (Blind Willie Johnson)


    Nobody’s Fault But Mine: Blind Willie Johnson - Nobody’s Fault But Mine

    Weep just like Led Zeppelin were weeping while listening to Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart play their songs better than they ever can.

    And to compare Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd? Don't be ridiculous, Pink Floyd is light years ahead of anything Zeppelin ever did.

    You want to compare? Lets take another band who started out about the same time and from the same general area: Yes.

    Lets compare band members shall we

    Jon Anderson to Robert Plant. Jon Anderson sings tenor, naturally high voice, never falsetto, straight from the diaphragm, he is still singing gigs solo today soon to put together a band with a very famous violin player. Robert Plant sings falsetto, completely in the throat, when he isn't he is a bass tenor at best, I haven't heard anything new from him.

    Steve Howe to Jimmy Page: Steve Howe composes circles around Page, who plays very sloppy, missing notes while high on drugs. Steve Howe was never high on anything, he respects his body and is a strict vegetarian. He is still touring with Yes and his playing is spectacular. Jimmy Page would be silenced forever if he had to copy anything Steve wrote.

    Rick Wakeman to John Paul Jones.....There is no comparison, none at all. Rick Wakeman will go down in history with Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and other timeless composers just listen to the six wives of Henry the 8th. Yes, no comparison at all

    Chris Squire to John Paul Jones. Chris squire is touring now in 2014. He has influenced Steve Harris. Enough said.

    Bill Bruford to John Bonham. Bill Bruford also very straight, level headed jazz influenced drummer, never wasted or on drugs during a show John Bonhem could neverplay anything by Bruford there is just no way he could play such presision with those tree trunk sticks. Bill Bruford was definetly one of the best drummers on earth but he is now retired which is better than dead from partying too hard, so let us compare Alan White who has a different style more hard rock he is still playing and currently on tour with Yes which again is better than dead in a grave from being too wasted.

    The first 6 albums by Yes are better than the first 6 by Zep, also Yes continued to play through the 80s, 90s, 00s, & 10s. Zeppelin died with their drummer early 80s. Maybe they can not play or they will get sued, their song stealing has caught up with them. Also none of Yes was screwing a 13 year old child like Jimmy Page was.......just saying.

  86. Anonymous9:25 PM

    I think I just realized why I don't like Led Zeppelin. Too much estrogen in their music.

  87. Anonymous7:43 PM

    ur a cunt go jack off to yngwie malmsteen feg

  88. Forget about who likes or dislikes songs, albums, voices, musicianship, etc., that's is all subjective. The real measure of what makes a legendary band is their impact on music, which is not subjective. Led Zeppelin and specifically Jimmy Page's inventive and improvisational producing has made a major impact on the bands and artists that have followed them, whether they know it or not. This and only this is the measure of a band's/musician's impact on music. Liking or disliking is irrelevant. Same goes for The Beatles, Elvis, Mozart, etc. Some musicians come along and change music, which is why people discuss their music for 20, 30, 50 or hundreds of years.

  89. Their live shows sucked. They played sloppy and it was boring it sucked. Nobody noticed but me.

  90. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Led Zeppelin is awesome and that's all there is to it. Anyone who thinks differently is deceived, misguided or ignorant. You suck, not Led Zeppelin.

    1. Anonymous2:10 PM

      Butthurt fanboy is butthurt.

      Classic rock fucking sucks. Deal with it.

  91. Anonymous5:00 PM

    I agree with this post 110%!

    I don't get the hype for Dread Zeppelin or for classic rock in general; classic rock is, without a doubt, the most meaningless music ever created. There, I said it. It has no lyrical substance whatsoever. Or musical substance for that matter. Or vocal talent. Seriously! What's so "great" about classic rock? It's meaningless noise and it's full of casual racism and sexism. It sucks!

    1. Anonymous8:10 PM

      Trudat! I hate classic rock more than I hate rap! XD

      90's and 2000's rock all the way! :D

    2. Anonymous2:48 PM

      You are fucking AWESOME!


  92. Anonymous8:05 PM

    I agree with everything you said (also, thank you for introducing me to that Screeching Weasel song!) But at the same time, I feel like I'm in no position to judge LZ, because I don't (willingly) listen to them. I only listen to rock music that doesn't suck (aka rock from the 90's to today.)

  93. Anonymous6:04 PM

    I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't stand that sad excuse for a band. I don't really like classic rock in general because pretty much every classic rock artist is an arrogant, bigoted, sexist, racist, homophobic, and all-around horrible piece-of-garbage excuse for a human being; and it really shows in their "music". There really isn't anything "classic" or memorable or good about "classic" rock anyway. It's just bad music that people are nostalgia-blind for. It pretty much all objectively sucks. I much prefer REAL "classic" rock music like Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, The Monkees, etc. At least those guys had some talent!

  94. The monkees? You are an absolute dick head... The monkees were never a band... I bet you have milli vanilli albums too... c ya Mr click-bait!

  95. The monkees? You are an absolute dick head... The monkees were never a band... I bet you have milli vanilli albums too... c ya Mr click-bait!

  96. Saw them when i,was 15. Live they suck. Sloppiest playing i ever heard is from page. Sloppy, sloppy sloppy

  97. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Fun fact: All classic rock is overrated and terrible, and most of the people who listen to it are whiny, hypocritical, butthurt snowflakes who gleefully shit on other people's taste in music all day but cry and throw a tantrum whenever someone says something benign like "I don't like classic rock". Also, if you criticize any classic rock band, they threaten to kill you.

    That's why I only listen to good music (country, classical, modern rock, 50s rock and roll, R&B, folk, and 80s and 90s pop). Fuck classic rock. Classic rock sucks! :D

    1. Anonymous2:09 PM

      Here here! Classic rock sucks. It sucks major donkey dick. Country music is awesome, though. Good to finally see someone with good taste in music! :D

    2. Anonymous12:40 AM

      Thank you for telling the truth about country music and classic rock. I love country music more than any other music genre, and I hate classic rock more than I hate Justin Bieber (and that's saying a lot!) Glad I'm not the only one around here with good taste! :D

    3. Anonymous3:30 PM

      I hate classic rock.

      I love country music.

      So glad I'm not alone.

  98. Anonymous2:19 AM

    Classic rock is not only the worst music and worst form of entertainment ever created, but it also has the worst fans and the worst people imaginable in its bands. Avoid classic rock at all costs, even if it means driving for miles and miles just to get away from it.

  99. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Fun fact: all classic rock sucks! :D

  100. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Classic rock sucks so bad and people are just now realizing it? Come on people! Classic rock has always been fucking awful! I'm so glad I never grew up with that useless shit. I was raised on real music: country music, oldies, classical music, modern rock, 50s rock n' roll and old pop.

  101. Anonymous12:36 AM

    I'm so glad I'm not alone! Led Zeppelin is AWFUL! I guess I'm a bit biased, though; I like all kinds of music, except classic rock. (Is classic rock still considered "music"? If so, why?) I'd rather listen to Meghan Trainer than classic rock, tbh. And I can't stand Meghan Trainer!

    But at the same time, I'm not biased. I have a tendency to dislike musicians who get credit for doing the bare minimum, and plagiarists seriously piss me off. Also, the only thing classic rock artists have going for them is the fact that their "music" is old. NEWSFLASH PEOPLE: Age does not equal quality! Popularity doesn't equal quality! Drop the classic rock crap, get some taste, and listen to REAL music like country, R&B, folk, alternative rock, classical music, and blues!

  102. Anonymous10:05 PM

    I can't stand classic rock, but Led Zeppelin really, REALLY gets on my nerves. Their singing sucks, their lyrics are crap, they're a bunch of thieving bastards and (from what I've heard) they're horrible people. How did such a terrible band become so popular? The only "good" thing I can say about them is that they're not as bad as AC/DC, The Who, The Cars, Pink Floyd or The Rolling Stones. I'd take great music like Mumford and Sons, Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, Beethoven, Handel, Jack White, Mozart, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, The Foo Fighters, Nickel Creek, The Dropkick Murphys, Alison Krauss, Bach, Prince, Tchaikovsky and Adele over dadrock anyday. (Hell, even garbage like Justin Bieber sounds better than Dread Zeppelin.)

  103. Anonymous10:48 PM

    How every classic rock song is written:
    1. Every song has to be about girls, drugs, sex, booze, cars, money, Satan, guitars, rock and roll, or a combination of any of the above/all of the above.
    2. Make sure to include an unnecessarily long guitar solo so people will forget that your lyrics are pointless and meaningless.
    3. Rehersals? Singing lessons? Nah! Just shriek into the microphone!
    4. Plagiarize songs from better genres like country, classical, rock and roll, blues, and folk. Who needs talent when you can steal from people who actually do have talent?!
    5. Make sure you brag about yourself at least once in every song.
    6. Fuck the fans! They don't deserve high-quality music! Just yell the lyrics into the microphone, miss at least one note in every song, and play as sloppily as possible live!
    7. PROFIT!

    Ugh! Classic rock is just as bad as (if not worse than) Justin Bieber! How can people stand to listen to that crap unironically?