So many other bands have existed with little to no original members and it doesn't seem to matter much. So I don't care, as long as people want to see them parade around as Led Zepplin, I'm down. I won't shell out the money to see them, but whatever.
quote:Originally posted by The Sasquatch: I disagree Jeff about last year's show. 3/4 of the band ain't bad.
Oh, I agree, it's not bad. But with a band as big as Zep was, I think the only way you can REALLY say it's Led Zep is with the original members. It would be like trying to pull off the Rolling Stones without Mick or Keith. It's just not the same.
I also agree with beef though. It really seems, these days, that as long as the "marquee" members are still in, you can pull it off as the real deal.
The point isn't that it's close enough to the real thing to be the real thing, as much as the fact that it's the ONLY thing. You can't bring back people from the dead and you can't have some guys play who don't want to, but if you have enough of the group that wants to get together and play, most people who like that band will still like to see them.
I'd be down with watching Queen+Paul Rogers or even if Paul and Ringo decided to tour playing Beatles songs (sure, neither is the same on any level, but I would like it; on a side note, I doubt Paul and Ringo would do that tour and call themselves the Beatles anymore, it would probably just be Paul and Ringo the former Beatles play together tour or whatever).
Course I'd only go to those shows if they were reasonably priced (and they wouldn't/won't be).
In my opinion, if you can make Led tube supplier do what other lights do, they would be better. They take about 1/4 the power LED Tube of CFCs (those energy efficient curly light bulbs that use about 1/3 outdoor led strip of the power of incandescent bulbs). Furthermore, LEDs are quite durable (don't break if you drop them, and they last for at least 20 years).