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Why does Led Zeppelin get compared to Black Sabbath?

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Why does Led Zeppelin get compared to Black Sabbath? I love Sabbath, but Led Zeppelin was better in every way.

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Isn't it the other way around?

What made Led Zep special was Page having all those hours producing and engineering, and figuring out how to work on a tight budget without sacrificing quality. They never really struggled to put songs together until "In Through the Out Door".

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In Through the Out Door still had All My Love, Fool in the Rain and In The Evening on it.

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Deep Purple are better than both bands.

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Deep Purple are better than both bands.

Purple had good moments, but they put out more bad than good. Partly due to the constant lineup changes, not finding their identity right off the bat, meandering around in areas they shouldn't have tried, and members just plain not getting along. In Rock, Machine Head and Made In Japan are great, but everything else is very hit and miss. There's still some great moments in the other albums, but a lot of crap too.

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I believe Sabbath was, and is, better.

That said, Zeppelin is not my favorite band, but they are pretty solid and I enjoy a good handful of songs.

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sabbath blows away zeppelin and im a big zeppelin fan.

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I think Sabbath's limitations as musicians and writers grew to suffocating levels by the time they finished Vol. 4, from that point on it's pretty much freefall.

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I think Sabbath's limitations as musicians and writers grew to suffocating levels by the time they finished Vol. 4, from that point on it's pretty much freefall.

sabotage? sabbath bloody sabbath? those are 2 great albums i agree with technical ectasy and never say die those albums were horrible but i think that was more to do with drugs and alcohol problems. the quality picked back up with heaven and hell, mob rules IMO

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To me Plant had more Range than Ozzy; so LZ was/is better than BS.

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Everybody in Zeppelin was way more talented than their counterparts in Sabbath.

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both bands are from the Birmingham area? we're out at similar time period. Zepp seem like far superior musicians but Sabbath seem to have have more influence, prob because how can you really be as good as Zepp.

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sabbath blows away zeppelin and im a big zeppelin fan.

No love Sabbath but zepp was ten times better then Sabbath ever was and ever will be

Deep Purple are better than both bands.

Once again no Deep Purple MK II was close to zepp but not better

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dunno, but this is killer

technical ectasy and never say die those albums were horrible

i relistened TE 2 weeks ago and i surprised: i like the album.... in the past i don't really like

and NSD is good too

Led Zep side: Presence wasn't a good album, only Achilles Last Stand is good and ITTOD is horrible, imo

(ps: I fuckin' love Led Zeppelin, but Sabbath is my favorite)

was way more talented than their counterparts in Sabbath.

Plant-Ozzy: 1-0

Page-Iommi: 0-1

Jones-Geezer: 1-0

Bonham-Ward: Bonham (even Ward said this, when they jammed together once in 1975)

Despite this: Sabbath is my fav.

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Because there's no cure for Down Syndrome?

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Both are among the best bands you'll ever hear.

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dunno, but this is killer

technical ectasy and never say die those albums were horrible

i relistened TE 2 weeks ago and i surprised: i like the album.... in the past i don't really like

and NSD is good too

Led Zep side: Presence wasn't a good album, only Achilles Last Stand is good and ITTOD is horrible, imo

(ps: I fuckin' love Led Zeppelin, but Sabbath is my favorite)

was way more talented than their counterparts in Sabbath.

Plant-Ozzy: 1-0

Page-Iommi: 0-1

Jones-Geezer: 1-0

Bonham-Ward: Bonham (even Ward said this, when they jammed together once in 1975)

Despite this: Sabbath is my fav.

Presence contans one of their best songs Tea For One pure Blues Rock bliss Nobody`s Faul But Mine another excellent song they had very different styles Zepp played Bluesy Hard Rock they dabbed in Heavy Metal but mostly they were a Hard Rock band while Sabbath played pure Heavy Metal heavier and darker sound with tuned down guitars P.S. Page > Iommi

Both are among the best bands you'll ever hear.

+1

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I agree about Presence, it gets a bad rap, but anything following Physical Graffitti would suffer accordingly. However, once you listen with fresh ears, there's some gold in there. Even obscure tracks like Hots On For Nowhere and For Your Life have gotten some love in recent years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2g-rz6s3Xw

As for Iommi and Page, Bron Yr Aur>Fluff

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I would take Purple Mk III over Zep also. Burn is a great record.

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I would take Purple Mk III over Zep also. Burn is a great record.

Burn was good Stormbringer sucked Led Zeppelin > > > > any incamation of Deep Purple

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I would take Purple Mk III over Zep also. Burn is a great record.

Burn was good Stormbringer sucked Led Zeppelin > > > > any incamation of Deep Purple

There's good tunes in both Burn and Stormbringer, but I wouldn't call either a classic.

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stormbringer was awesome :max:

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Why does Led Zeppelin get compared to Black Sabbath? I love Sabbath, but Led Zeppelin was better in every way.

Early 70's they both were the heaviest shit around..that's why.

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The worst Purple album simply pisses on Zep. But then, I consider Queen and Lizzy to be better bands than Zep. Kiss also.

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And none of that is quite believable. Slaves And Masters is better than nothing, neither is Come Taste The Band.

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