Jump to content


The big clash of rock Titans: Led Zeppelin or Rush?


  • Please log in to reply
53 replies to this topic

Poll: Led Zeppelin or Rush? (44 member(s) have cast votes)

Led Zeppelin or Rush?

  1. Led Zeppelin (5 votes [11.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.36%

  2. Rush (39 votes [88.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.64%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#21 EagleMoon

EagleMoon

    Beauty and the Bass

  • Members
  • 21906 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Interests:GUI and graphic design, writing, reading, hiking with my dog and photography.

Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

Sponsored Post

#22 Lorraine

Lorraine

    Dial-Up Diva

  • Members *
  • 42714 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.

#23 vaportrailer

vaportrailer

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 5028 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Interests:music, reading, travel

Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:10 PM

View Postcustom55, on 18 November 2016 - 09:53 PM, said:

apples and oranges

Posted Image

#24 rocket ignites

rocket ignites

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Duluth, MN
  • Interests:Poker. Minnesota Vikings/Twins/T-Wolves. Being a glass half-full advocate for post 1982 Rush.

Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:03 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 01:46 PM, said:

View PostA rocket that ignites itself, on 19 November 2016 - 12:05 PM, said:

I've never been on www.theledzeppelinforum.com...so :rush:  is better!

I wonder how the same poll would do on the LZ forum?  Any thoughts?

:eyeroll:
Landslide the other way of course.  Different strokes but no Led Zep song has ever hit me as hard as so many Rush songs.  I can still appreciate LZ.

#25 rocket ignites

rocket ignites

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 6248 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Duluth, MN
  • Interests:Poker. Minnesota Vikings/Twins/T-Wolves. Being a glass half-full advocate for post 1982 Rush.

Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:07 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.
Well.  LZ can offer an introduction to black magic.  ;)

#26 EagleMoon

EagleMoon

    Beauty and the Bass

  • Members
  • 21906 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Interests:GUI and graphic design, writing, reading, hiking with my dog and photography.

Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:24 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.

Very good point.

#27 vaportrailer

vaportrailer

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 5028 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Interests:music, reading, travel

Posted 19 November 2016 - 10:20 PM

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.

LedZed offers 100% more lemon squeezing than Rush.
:o !

#28 EagleMoon

EagleMoon

    Beauty and the Bass

  • Members
  • 21906 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Phoenix, Arizona
  • Interests:GUI and graphic design, writing, reading, hiking with my dog and photography.

Posted 20 November 2016 - 02:46 AM

View Postvaportrailer, on 19 November 2016 - 10:20 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.

LedZed offers 100% more lemon squeezing than Rush.
:o !

But Rush has the lemony cake.

#29 Stormtron

Stormtron

    The God Of Balance

  • Members *
  • 7285 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:VA

Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:33 AM

I love Zeppelin, but they never moved me like Rush. I'd even take most of 80s Rush over Zep.

#30 vaportrailer

vaportrailer

    The God Of Balance

  • Members
  • 5028 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Interests:music, reading, travel

Posted 20 November 2016 - 09:31 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 20 November 2016 - 02:46 AM, said:

View Postvaportrailer, on 19 November 2016 - 10:20 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 19 November 2016 - 04:53 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 04:42 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 19 November 2016 - 02:35 PM, said:

View PostTexas King, on 19 November 2016 - 05:44 AM, said:

I would make this comparison of albums:
Rush debut vs LZ debut - LZ by a landslide

1)2112 vs LZ 1 - LZ 1
2)AFTK vs LZ II - LZ II
3)Hemispheres vs LZ III - Hemispheres
4)PeW vs LZ IV - LZ IV
5)MP vs HoH - MP
6)Signals vs Physical Graffiti - PG by far.

That's it.

Wow.  Not much of a Rush fan, are you?  

;)

OK then. A question for you: Signals or Physical Graffiti?
I think if you would ask Alex Lifesson this, I'm pretty sure that his answer would be: "PG by a lightyear".   ;)

That's a bit different. No one thinks their music is better than their idols. I love Signals. Took me a lot of years, and if you'd asked me in the late 80s which I had preferred I might have slightly edged towards PG. But now, no contest.

That's because LZ has nothing more to offer than their music.  With Rush, it's a lot more than just their music.  At least, that's how I see it.

Rush is enduring.

LedZed offers 100% more lemon squeezing than Rush.
:o !

But Rush has the lemony cake.

:lol:
Made from freshly squeezed lemons!

#31 Blue J

Blue J

    Official SOCN Designated Driver

  • Members *
  • 17940 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:01 AM

For the past several years, I haven't listened to Zeppelin nearly as much as I used to. Great band, and I love 'em.

But they can't touch Rush.

#32 Fridge

Fridge

    The Freezable Fridgeâ„¢

  • Members *
  • 10133 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Interests:Being a covers band hack
    hillwalking
    Just about anything in the great outdoors

Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:28 AM

I hate to break it to you, but anywhere outside a Rush fan forum, this wouldn't even be a contest...there is no way in a million years that most people would view Rush as a rock "titan" in the same league as Zep.

Myself, I prefer Rush.....they were much more consistent imo in their earlier years than Zep were, and live much, much tighter....

#33 TheAccountant

TheAccountant

    Superconductor

  • Members
  • 1300 posts

Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:05 PM

Let me express my thoughts as follows:

Vocals:  Geddy vs. Plant - I prefer Geddy.  Not close. (I am not a big Robert Plant fan - he does not really rank all that high on my list of great singers)

Base:  Geddy Vs. John Paul Jones - I prefer Geddy.  Not close.

Drums: Neil Vs. John Bonham - I prefer Neil.  Plus I don't think JB was a big influence on Neil.  I think Keith Moon was more of an influence.  It s fairly close but Neil is my preference.

Guitar - Alex Vs. Page - Very, very close.  Page had more of an impact on Rock (IMO) but  slightly prefer Alex's style.  Basically a draw.

Song Lyrics - Zeppelin has some magnificent lyrics.  Rush has magnificent lyrics.  Then some more wonderful lyrics.  Then Neil grew and changed what he was writing about (around the time of MP / Signals).  I don't hear Zep making such a transition.  Based on volume of greatness and an ability to grow Rush is my preference.  Not their fault that Zep could not change - it was the sad loss of JB that may, or may not, have prevented that.  But even so, Rush, prior to MP / Signals was better than Zep at its best.  And much of Neil's best was yet to come.

Music - both are great.  But I prefer Rush.  

I think you can see where I am going.  Rush gets my vote.  Frankly, if you matched The Who up against Rush, now that would be an interesting & difficult match up.  Much harder to pick.

#34 Carvan Alex

Carvan Alex

    The Seeker

  • Members
  • 209 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:La Habra, CA
  • Interests:Music, LA Sports (Dodgers/Kings/Rams), Comics, Movies, Theme Parks, England.

Posted 03 December 2016 - 01:36 AM

View Postvaportrailer, on 19 November 2016 - 05:10 PM, said:

View Postcustom55, on 18 November 2016 - 09:53 PM, said:

apples and oranges

Posted Image
^^^^^^  This picture says it.  I actually love BOTH Rush and Led Zeppelin, and people tend to forget that if it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have Rush (or Queen, Foo Fighters...you get the point).  I couldn't vote for one or the other in this forum.  Can we have The Beatles in this poll as well ;)  .  And I actually think Houses of the Holy is an underrated Led Zeppelin album.

#35 Mithrandir

Mithrandir

    Rushaholic

  • Members *
  • 1623 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 December 2016 - 02:54 PM

My two favorite bands by a long, long, long, long shot.

Rush.

#36 JohnnyBlaze

JohnnyBlaze

    The Ghost Rider

  • Members *
  • 31929 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 06 December 2016 - 06:04 PM

This poll's closer than I expected

#37 toscanobarga

toscanobarga

    Prime Mover

  • Members *
  • 836 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 December 2016 - 01:11 PM

On a Rush forum, wonder what the result will be !  :rfl:

The Rush star has burned for 40 years, at some times dimmer than others.

LZ's star burned supernova bright for a short period of time.

Close, but LZ has always been and probably always will be my favorite band.

Rush is a close 2nd though.

#38 Segue Myles

Segue Myles

    Cupcake Warrior

  • Members
  • 34302 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United Kingdom
  • Interests:Lacuna Coil
    Paradise Lost
    Nightwish
    HIM
    The Gathering
    Within Temptation
    Type O Negative
    Machine Head
    Mastodon
    Trivium
    Metallica
    Jimmy Eat World
    The Juliana Theory
    Bruce Springsteen

Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:44 PM

I'm going to have to vote Rush.

Right now I'm not into Rush. But if I judge the entire discography of Led Zeppelin, they fizzled out by like 1975 and wussed their way to the very end.

Rush took a bit of time getting to grips with being ABSOLUTELY AWESOME and once they did maintained it across three and more decades with a new sound it seems every record.

Rush. LZ have killer material but Rush are bae.

#39 bluefox4000

bluefox4000

    I never talk to strangers

  • Members
  • 17421 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Long Island, NY
  • Interests:Music, Reading, Talking

Posted 08 December 2016 - 06:52 PM

View PostSegue Myles, on 08 December 2016 - 06:44 PM, said:

I'm going to have to vote Rush.

Right now I'm not into Rush. But if I judge the entire discography of Led Zeppelin, they fizzled out by like 1975 and wussed their way to the very end.

Rush took a bit of time getting to grips with being ABSOLUTELY AWESOME and once they did maintained it across three and more decades with a new sound it seems every record.

Rush. LZ have killer material but Rush are bae.

my logic too.  Zep in reality for me has 2 albums i call essential rush has 7 or 8.

but then again Rush outlived Zep so......lol

Mick

#40 Pressure/Hopenosis

Pressure/Hopenosis

    The Seeker

  • Members *
  • 342 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern Michigan
  • Interests:Family, music, sports, outdoors, photography and lots of other cool stuff I forgot to mention...

Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:20 PM

John Bonham played a mean set of paper drums!!!




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users