A series of mine, since I have a few Band vs. Band threads planned for you. I can guarantee you that the battles will all be balanced, i am not going to do battles like The Beatles vs. Jonas Brothers, The Rolling Stones vs. Tokio Hotel, etc. Well, let's start!!!
TTLG Battle N#1:
Led Zeppelin vs. Pink Floyd
I started this battle because this is, basically, me vs. my father xD I prefer one and my father prefers the other (not going to reveal here), and the battle is pretty balanced: Two of the most influential, unique, overral two of the greatest bands in music history!
About the bands...
Led Zeppelin is the band that's responsible for the creation of the genre "Heavy Metal". Although the genre was created with the help of other bands like Black Sabbath, it's a known fact that there would be no heavy metal without Led Zeppelin. They are widely considered as the Gods of Metal, and they really are!
The most amazing thing about Led Zeppelin is that they are probably the most varied rock band of all time. Zeppelin were influenced mostly by blues, but you can notice almost every genre known to man on their songs. They created a perfect mix between classic rock n' roll with blues, jazz and other musical styles to create their unique sound!
The biggest hardship Led Zeppelin faced was the tragic death of their drummer, John Bonham (25 September 1980), who inhaled his own vomit after forty shots of vodka, causing asphyxiation. The other members knew they couldn't move on without "Bonzo", so the band ended soon after his death. John Bonham has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest drummers of all time!
Pink Floyd is the band that's responsible for the creation of the genre "Progressive Rock". Pink Floyd was the most original band of it's time, and one of the most original of all time, mainly because they created the genre single-handedly (even though their sound was influenced by older genres). No other artist had a sound that even came close to sounding like Pink Floyd!
The most amazing thing about Pink Floyd is that they kept their quality for more than 15 years. Since their first album to "The Wall", Pink Floyd had the same quality and never went downhill from album to album which is extremely rare to happen to rock bands. A band that had it's "up's", but also a band that never had it's "down's"!
The biggest hardship Pink Floyd faced was the exclusion of their founding member and first lead singer Syd Barret (7 July 2006). The other band members often cited his behaviour as very unusual and unconfortable, Syd was also a drug addict, and they decided to exclude him. The band moved on, and they made a tribute album to the founding member called "Wish You Were Here"!
According to me and my father, this is the greatest material from these bands:
Led Zeppelin's greatest songs:
1º - "Stairway to Heaven", Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
2º - "Whole Lotta Love", Led Zeppelin II (1969)
3º - "Kashmir", Physical Graffiti (1975)
4º - "The Rain Song", Houses of the Holy (1973)
5º - "Dazed and Confused", Led Zeppelin I (1968)
Pink Floyd's greatest songs:
1º - "Shine on You Crazy Diamond", Wish You Were Here (1975)
2º - "Comfortably Numb", The Wall (1979)
3º - "Wish You Were Here", Wish You Were Here (1975)
4º - "Another Brick in The Wall", The Wall (1979)
5º - "Time", Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
Led Zeppelin's greatest albums:
1º - "Led Zeppelin I", (1968)
2º - "Led Zeppelin IV", (1971)
3º - "Led Zeppelin II", (1969)
Pink Floyd's greatest albums:
1º - "Dark Side of the Moon", (1973)
2º - "The Wall", (1979)
3º - "Wish You Were Here", (1975)
LET THE BATTLE START!!!
These bands made history, but it's almost impossible to tell which one was more relevant to music. They were both essential to music after the 60's and to this day! Soooo...LET THE BATTLE START!!!
Battle created by TTLG (TheTopListsGuy)
July, 25th 2010