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Old 03-26-2012, 12:08 AM   #117 (permalink)
blastingas10
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Originally Posted by milano View Post
When I was just getting into Zep, I really didn't see anything too special about them. Made it difficult for me to understand why they are so special and held up to such high par.
I know what you mean. Even when I did like them more than I do now, I never saw anything that was extremely great. I always sensed something fake about them, then I came across all this plagiarism stuff, it reassured my feeling about them.



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Originally Posted by Zosofancmr1 View Post
Straight from the horse's mouth (not that I am implying that Jimmy Page is a horse)

"I always tried to bring something fresh to anything that I used. I always made sure to come up with some variation. In fact, I think in most cases, you would never know what the original source could be. Maybe not in every case — but in most cases. So most of the comparisons rest on the lyrics. And Robert [Plant, lead singer of Led Zeppelin] was supposed to change the lyrics, and he didn’t always do that — which is what brought on most of the grief. They couldn’t get us on the guitar parts of the music, but they nailed us on the lyrics. We did, however, take some liberties, I must say [laughs]. But never mind; we did try to do the right thing."
Even the guitar parts weren't always really original.
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