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Old 08-22-2016, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Led Zeppelin stole from African American musicians"

Is this true, I have heard this claim before....that they would not be as popular if they were a black band...since they were playing music that many african american musicians were playing


is this accurate or true?
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Led Zeppelin outright lifted stuff from Wille Dixon etc. But the music was presented in a completely different high energy electrified manner as to make it their own... quite an achivement when considering some of It was stolen ...so yes and no. They lifted but they also created a new vision not really touched upon before them. Others had shown a desire to be heavier. .Cream etc. But no one really achieved true heaviness before Zeppelin laid the ground worki
I supposed you needed to be there to really comprehend my full meaning of their impact..

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Old 08-22-2016, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Zeppelin ripped off everyone.
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They wouldn't be as popular if they were a black band, definitely, but that's nothing to do with them stealing songs from black artists (which they definitely did).
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Didn't they also steal from white artists? Why so much focus on black people?
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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well they took this really dangerous music African American were playing and made it about mystical dragons and **** so white neckbearded kids can list it as their favorite band forever now
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well they took this really dangerous music African American were playing and made it about mystical dragons and **** so white neckbearded kids can list it as their favorite band forever now
Zeppelin didn't "steal" from anybody...WTF does that even mean to "steal"

Zeppelin was certaintly influenced by Blues in their early career, which I guess you can say is a "black" genre, but they put their own twist on it that was completely unique

this is like saying Einstein "stole" from Newton...or Beethoven "stole" from Mozart

or James Joyce "stole" from Homer
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I didn't use the word "steal" so don't quote me if that's your complaint

It's just the case that artists like Zeppelin didn't so much as build on the blues as much as they ruined it

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It's just the case that artists like Zeppelin didn't so much as build on the blues as much as they ruined it
I hate that line of thought so much, it's akin to the "the film adaptation ruined the book" complaint. So the existence of more than one type of blues ruins the whole? Nosir.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm more saying the music they produced was a ruined version of the blues

Not that it somehow retroactively makes The Chambers Brothers not amazing
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