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I'm not the most ardent Zep fan but I'm familiar with their back catalogue. Planet Rock have just played an unfamiliar sounding track . Not having heard it before I thought it might've been some long lost tune unearthed from the archives. Then Paul Anthony says it's 'Get it on' by Kingdom Come, whoever they might be. I mean, the Plant style vocals, the Page style riffing and the Bonham type drumming are to a T! Anyone else too close for comfort they way they emulate such and such a band.

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41 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

I'm not the most ardent Zep fan but I'm familiar with their back catalogue. Planet Rock have just played an unfamiliar sounding track . Not having heard it before I thought it might've been some long lost tune unearthed from the archives. Then Paul Anthony says it's 'Get it on' by Kingdom Come, whoever they might be. I mean, the Plant style vocals, the Page style riffing and the Bonham type drumming are to a T! Anyone else too close for comfort they way they emulate such and such a band.

Didn't Gary Moore and someone else do a parody tune of the Zep parody bands?

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53 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

I'm not the most ardent Zep fan but I'm familiar with their back catalogue. Planet Rock have just played an unfamiliar sounding track . Not having heard it before I thought it might've been some long lost tune unearthed from the archives. Then Paul Anthony says it's 'Get it on' by Kingdom Come, whoever they might be. I mean, the Plant style vocals, the Page style riffing and the Bonham type drumming are to a T! Anyone else too close for comfort they way they emulate such and such a band.

While I profess to have never knowingly heard a single note by Kingdom Come, I think what made me chuckle about this post was the throwaway 'whoever they might be' comment.  They were known as being Led Zeppelin-esque since their incept in the late 1980s and have released about 20 albums.

Isn't is a case that imitation is the highest form of flattery?

 

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1 hour ago, bartelby said:

I would have nominated Led Zep for this category...

 

3 minutes ago, Steve Browning said:

Most definitely!!

 

I always took the view that Led Zep were just continuing the fine old blues tradition of taking an existing song, changing it a bit, then claiming authorship! 

I mean, who actually wrote 'Dust My Broom'?? 

 

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52 minutes ago, NancyJohnson said:

While I profess to have never knowingly heard a single note by Kingdom Come, I think what made me chuckle about this post was the throwaway 'whoever they might be' comment.  They were known as being Led Zeppelin-esque since their incept in the late 1980s and have released about 20 albums.

The only reason I can even remember that they existed is that they were invariably referred to as Condom King.

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I really liked that first Kingdom Come album when I was a kid (the one with Get it On.... er... on).

Sure a lot of it is pretty blatant, but Zep were the early masters of that anyway. Plus it was better than the stuff that Percy was putting out at the time.

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Many of my friends thought "American Woman" by Guess Who was a LZ track.

 

How many people thought that "Hey little girl" by Icehouse was Japan/ Roxy Music when they first heard it. Not necessarily a rip off as a "sounds like". We had a similar problem with a band I played in years ago - lots of comments about "sounding like" INXS.

 

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5 hours ago, Merton said:

Airbourne come to mind, shamelessly aping the AC/DC sound.

Yep, a bit faster, higher-octane version but unashamedly AC/DC inspired 

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7 minutes ago, bassbiscuits said:

Bush, who were dreadful Nirvana-lite from the mid 1990s, but nowhere near as original. 

Oh come on, it was close enough for Gavin to bag Kurt's beau... before he moved back to Gwen.

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