Mike Matei / January 28th, 2013
My wife and I discuss our favorite bands, beginning with Led Zeppelin, in this hour long podcast.
January 28, 2013 at 8:05 pm
Keep up with the music segments! Hope you guys talk about Dio whether in Rainbow, Black Sabbath and his main band. Thanks!
January 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm
the first song i ever heard was “Whole Lotta Love” i was about 3. hearing the song now, i still still hold it to be my fav. LZ song now for a different reason. its a funny song. my fav. line in it is “i wanna be your back door man” i laughed when i realized this lyric
January 28, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Led-Zeppelin Fucking ROCKS!!!
also please have a RUSH show!!!!!
January 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm
No. For the love of all that’s holy, please do NOT do a rush show. Nobody who knows anything about real music wants that.
January 29, 2013 at 4:26 am
Are we can have an argument on a comment section here?
January 29, 2013 at 10:09 am
Considering you’re the only person I’ve ever heard say Rush isn’t “real music” would you care to explain or are you just a troll?
January 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm
Well, Rush is horrible for one thing. They’re one of the worst bands that I’ve ever heard. Along with Led Zepplin, who only had one good song. I only tried to listen to this podcast because I’m a huge fan of James, but I couldn’t make it all the way through.
January 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm
Hear them crickets?~
January 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Wow… I’ve heard of people who don’t like Rush but I’ve never heard anyone call them horrible. That’s new.
January 30, 2013 at 6:38 am
Sorry to break your bubble, but you’re a complete idiot. I’m fine if people do not like Rush, but to insult them so blatantly without even giving any proper explanation other than that “they suck” is really pathetic. I can agree that progressive rock is a very acquired taste, but the way you’re going about it just makes you look like a very simple-minded individual. Not only are they fantastic musicians, but they’re widely regarded as one of the best progressive rock acts to ever emerge. I won’t even bother to explain it further, because my words are wasted on you anyway. If you can’t appreciate their music, or even their musical talent, there’s something wrong with you.
I don’t even care if you’re trolling or not, because the fact that you referred to Rush as one of the worst bands ever makes you an idiot regardless.
January 30, 2013 at 9:39 am
Notice he said RUSH is the worst band along with Led Zeppelin . . . it’s a troll! XD Or it’s a prepubescent, undeveloped attention seeker. RUSH is the canadian Led Zep, after all XD Both bands kick ass!
January 30, 2013 at 11:50 am
Yeah you’re just a troll and not a very good one at that.
January 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm
So, I’m an idiot because I don’t like the same bands as you ? How douchy is that ? I never said they weren’t talented. I said they were horrible. And I’m prepubesent ? Hardly. I’d bet that I’m either the same age as you or older. Just because you like a band doesn’t make them any good. If you like Rush and Led Zeppelin, fine. But you should admit the flaws of things you like and the good points of things you don’t. But I can’t do that here. And how am I a troll ? Just because I feel differently than you and have the nerve to speak my mind and not sit back like a coward like you seem to want me to do ? Sorry, but that does not make me a troll.
January 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm
troll. First you said rush was horrible, then you conflicted your own argument by saying, “Just because you like a band doesn’t make them any good.” I could then use that exact same argument against you by saying “Just because you don’t like a band doesn’t make them any bad.” And I’d be right, at that.
January 30, 2013 at 7:25 pm
I didn’t conflict anything. Rush IS horrible. And just because you don’t like a band, doesn’t mean they’re bad. This is true. I like the Presidents Of The United States Of America. They’re bad. But I like them. But see….here’s the thing. I can admit that they’re bad. I never made fun of anyone that likes Rush. I’ve said that if you like them, that’s fine. But even though you like something, you should be able to admit the faults that it has.
January 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm
You’re not an idiot for disliking Rush. You’re an idiot for saying that “nobody who knows anything about real music” likes Rush. There’s a difference. Don’t try to pretend like we’re just attacking you for having a different opinion. Rush and Led Zeppelin are objectively skilled and influential bands and “nobody who knows anything about real music” would deny that.
January 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm
RUSH is what they call douche rock. There’s a reason why they’re one of the most overrated bands in history. How are Rush and Led Zeppelin objectively talented. Unless you’re prepared to back up what you say with facts, quit talking. And definately quit attacking me. I have never once called people names, which is something cowardly that YOU’VE done.
January 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm
You know what? I was going to write another argument explaining why you’re wrong but then it occurred to me: you’re a fucking moron. You clearly can’t grasp the difference between opinion and fact and for that reason alone there’s no point in arguing with you. I could spend all day pointing out all the awards they’ve received or the bands they’ve influenced but that doesn’t matter to you does it? You don’t like Rush and that’s all that matters. Good day sir and may God have mercy on your poor, ignorant soul.
February 1, 2013 at 2:57 am
I’m the moron ? Who’s the one who thinks that a bunch of awards means that a band is good ? All it means is….nothing. Out of all of the awards, how many are voted on by the music fans and not some stodgy old academy that is trying to get people to like certain bands because they were convinced to do so by the record companies ?
And thank you for personally attacking my by calling me names, which I have not done. I have called certain behavior here douchy, but that’s about it. I would never attack someone directly. Who is the ignorant moron here ?
February 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Neil Peart is widely regarded as one of the best drummers in the world by the most prestigious drummers out there. In terms of music, they pioneered progressive rock with their concept album 2112, and just simply kicked ass with great rock songs on Moving Pictures. I’ve seen them live and as a musician, to see them perform for hours at the age of 58 with music influenced by classic rock, jazz, blues and so on, Geddy Lee changing seamlessly from bass to keyboard, Alex Lifeson changing from electric guitar to acoustic just very difficult impressive live performance. Lyrically, Neil Peart is one of my favorite. Taking fiction such as Tom Sawyer and sci-fi and using it as a basis to make social statements, taking from their own lives in the suburbs to write Subdivisions or taking from fiction again to write songs like Xanadu. Or calling life a Marathon, or just talking about a childhood memory of driving a red barchetta in a very powerful way that turns on the senses and imagination. Musically, again, the best musicians out there dare attempt the odd time signatures of YYZ and changes throughout their discography. But first and foremost, they are a rock band, ROCK, needs no rhyme or reason or explanation, pleasure music. They are this and much, much more. I don;t see how that is “douche rock” or how they are horrible in any sense of the word. Listen to them or don’t, don’t hate something that does no harm to anyone
February 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm
And another thing, James. Maybe you should grow up some before you go out into the world, little boy. I’m far older than you.
February 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm
How is anything I’ve said being a troll ? I just tried to explain why RUSH is horrible, but it seems that if someone has a different view than you, they’re being a troll. A troll is someone that starts fights just to start fights. I have never started a fight in my life. Nothing I’ve said is wrong. I have never said that you shouldn’t like RUSH or anyone else. But you should be able to admit the faults of things you like and also admit the good points of things you don’t like. Right ?
If you don’t like what I say, then don’t say anything about it. Just ignore me. To me, the trolls here are the ones that can’t tolerate people looking at things differently than they do and so make some remark about how I’m stupid. I have never once called someone here stupid.
February 9, 2013 at 2:24 am
Dude. Seriously? Nothing you’ve said is wrong because you think Rush is a horrible band? Fine. Whatever. Consider that there is no right or wrong when it comes to musical taste and consider that there are people who exist other than yourself that may enjoy such music. That being said, as a drummer, I appreciate Rush, mostly from a “rhythm section” standpoint. Do I love everything they do? No. I’m not even a big fan. But I know they’re a good band, and one of the best three-piece rock bands around. Grow up.
January 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm
Instant download! =D
January 28, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Do you know King Diamond ? I think you’d like it, horror metal that’s what i would call it.
January 30, 2013 at 1:26 am
January 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm
My favorites are Zeppelin I and In Through the Out Door. First and last record.
January 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm
Loved it. Happy you are bringing music to the site. Keep it up
January 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Do a Queen podcast. Unless you don’t love queen. In which case, go to hell, NERD!!!
January 28, 2013 at 10:48 pm
This was fun, and I’m not even remotely familiar with Zeppelin’s work. Really look forward to hearing more! Hopefully next ep will be METALLICA.
January 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm
Keep em’ coming! Good way to find out about various bands; instead of listen to this song and not know anything about the bands’ history.
January 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm
It was interesting, but all the rehearsed lines that sounded like a wikipedia page made it not fun after the first few minutes. Also tough I suppose if one doesn’t listen to the bands you talk about often. I’m sure people who like said bands more than I do, will like these segments more.
January 28, 2013 at 11:44 pm
Ididnt really like the podcast because liuke in the nerd episodes i was able to see the nerd and his anger and frustration but on this i see none of that avgn rocks and i was wondering if u could for your next avgn episode you could do a mario marathon from your childhood like youdid for castlevania AVGN ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm
I’m sad that the first Cinemassacre podcast is about music.
January 29, 2013 at 11:17 am
Well, I wasn’t sad, but I thought it was weird. Now, with all this music category stuff, it kind of make sense to have a video, or a podcast, about this stuff. But really, even I thought it would be more approraite with a podcast talking about what’s coming for the website, what’s going on with the movie, even a mailbag, or even making it live would be awesome. But really, music for 58 hours? I am fine with talking about that myself, but it’s not always that I’d enjoy hearing about it, especially when crunched for time, but this is an exception. I really like this podcast thing. It was well-made and everything James and Ms.!
January 29, 2013 at 11:18 am
And interesting with all that information
January 28, 2013 at 11:52 pm
Excellent first podcast! You and your wife are a great team. (But she needs to cheer up a bit! Ha, ha)! Anyway, don’t remember if you guys talked about this, but the Celebration Day concert from 2002 was supposed to become a full tour. Jimmy, JPJ, and Jason Bonham were all ready to go, but Robert Plant nixed the idea, b/c he wanted to play with the Band of Joy. (At times, he’s expressed dissatisfaction with the idea of a full Zep reunion- He wants to do more than just rock albums).
Anyway, that’s it. Great podcast. Look forward to the next one!
P.S. Will Mike be involved with any of these? I’d love to see him get in on at one point!
January 29, 2013 at 12:43 am
The “Celebration Day” concert took place in 2007…
January 29, 2013 at 12:14 am
Check out buckethead. You won’t be dissapoint.
January 29, 2013 at 12:25 am
Please do a podcast on RUSH!!! That would be amazing!!!
January 29, 2013 at 1:25 am
Amazing video! Keep em’ coming! Zeplin is classic! I’d love to see Megadeth/Pantera/Van Halen/Guns N’ Roses next!!
January 29, 2013 at 1:40 am
The Kinks – The Doors – The Clash – CREAM!!!! – CCR ….. So many things I want to hear from the lips of the ROLFFFFFFFFFFES!!!
January 29, 2013 at 2:44 am
Cool guys, glad to see your doing something new and doing a music podcast, couldn’t start with a much better band. My second favorite band ever, right after The Beatles, the first Zeppelin song I ever heard was Misty Mountain Hop when I was around 8 or 9 on one of my dad’s mix taps and a few years later I really got into them.
January 29, 2013 at 2:51 am
James, you are awesome. Mike, you are rad as shit too. But please, stop this music segment shit. You have just become a cult of personality. Okay, you have a taste in music. You like classic rock. All the power to you dude. Fill your boots. But this name that tune/karaoke/playlist trip that your on is a bit of a bummer. Your musical taste really isn’t the reason anyone comes here. I’m not bitching about you not churning out nerd episodes every week. But I’m just saying, talking about well established classic rock bands and your love for them is a bit boring and self indulgent. Yes, yes, “Led Zeppelin”, and “AC/DC”. We know these are bands, we don’t need to hear your “best of playlist”. I love your creative stuff but this is just lazy. Not trying to rip on you guys, I am am a huge fan. I just dont like these videos. I still love you dudes and the site though.
January 29, 2013 at 8:05 am
its not “lazy”. taking your collective thoughts and organizing them isnt easy. sure, people dont come here for music, because there isnt a lot of that here yet! at the start, people came here for AVGN. then once james let out his love of horror films, that became another reason to come here. so youre probably witnessing the first time something new is being introduced here. and you obviously dont respect podcasts for what they are. have you ever been on or done one? its really addictive and fun to do
January 29, 2013 at 2:55 am
good stuff. i wouldn’t mind seeing more. how about some dio, judas priest, or black sabbath?
January 29, 2013 at 3:04 am
Totally awesome guys! We have had very similar Zeppelin experiences. Very fun format. I think III is my favorite as well Mrs.. Can’t wait until the next podcast.
January 29, 2013 at 3:38 am
Great podcast! Keep it up, I’d love for this to be a regular segment. I look forward to hearing you talk Judas Priest when you get there.
January 29, 2013 at 4:18 am
yeah i agree with the other posters, keep up the music segments its awesome
funny how you said that you listen to stairway when you used to login to aol, well i used to hear a midi version of the song on my ISP home page back in 95 when i first got onto the net. so every time i hear stairway i think of the first time i experienced the internet. Cheer James
a podcast is a great idea, and its really cool to have your wife involved! one note: if you say its not scripted then somebody goes from normal conversation voice to obvious reading voice it can be a little distracting. lol. but overall it was entertaining and im sure it will just get better and better!
January 29, 2013 at 4:44 am
The first time I heard a song by them, I was around 9 or 10 I think. My brother put on Immigrant Song, and it was one of the best songs I have ever heard. Of course a year or so later he made me a copy of their “Early Days” greatest hits CD, and I listened to the whole thing from beginning to finish in a day. Later I was telling him how I liked this one song, and put it on. He started laughing and asked if I knew what it was called. I said no. Happened to be Stairway To Heaven. Then I said “wait a minute, like in Waynes World (the first movie I think it was?) when he was playing the guitar in the music store, and the clerk came up and stopped him, pointing to the ‘No Stairway To Heaven’ sign?” and he said Yup. Good times. And to this day, I can’t really say what is my favorite album of theirs; they’re all the best. I guess I’d go with Physical Graffiti if I had to choose one. Favorite song has to be Achillies Last Stand (as a guitarist, that song is more than a masterpiece, more than epic…)
January 29, 2013 at 5:20 am
DIO next, hell yeah!!!
January 29, 2013 at 5:21 am
Iron Maiden would be perfect
January 29, 2013 at 5:37 am
CMN: The Calm Music Nerd
January 29, 2013 at 5:43 am
Great to see James and his wife loves Led Zep as much as i do,you could also do a review on the legen ‘wait for it’ dary Pink Floyd’s carreer.Keep up with entertaining us with the good stuff!!
January 29, 2013 at 5:59 am
Really enjoyed this podcast! I hope you’ll do many, many more!
January 29, 2013 at 6:18 am
I was really confused at first, thinkin you were about to talk about the bands Slaughter and Zeppelin, then i got that it was the name of the show
My goto band of the early 70′s would be Deep Purple, maybe coz i just like heavy guitars and wild improv solos and stuff, with Zeppelin you got all the folky bluesy and psycadelic stuff wich can be fun at times. Deep Purple was just more straight on hard rock with thunder organ. Also a band I think gets desmissed alot is Uriah Heep, they were really the pioneers of fantasy metal not Dio and Rainbow. Some people even claim that Deep Purple stole their sound from em and got the idea of using a distorted hammond organ. It’s really cool band that still puts on good live shows.
January 29, 2013 at 7:01 am
Seems like you guys had a lot of fun doing this. I hope AC/DC gets an episode from you guys
January 29, 2013 at 10:29 am
Excellent. Do Metallica, though its pretty obvious you will do them if you continue this, as you both seem to be huge Metallica fans.
January 29, 2013 at 11:06 am
Iv’e personllay been listening to a bunch of podcasts now for about 2 years and i was just thinking how awesome it would be if you had one, i will certainly listen to this and hope you find time to do this perhaps weekly or something with some epic guests!
January 29, 2013 at 11:23 am
You can hear how James and his wife is clearly meant for each other. Talking for half an hour about just a show? Awesome. I hope I’ll get a wife like that
January 29, 2013 at 12:57 pm
Iron Maiden’s LIVE AFTER DEATH is the best live album. Ever.
January 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm
This brings me back to highschool, my best friend back then was a huge Led Zeppelin fan. This made me remember my conversations with him. Good times.
I think it’s a great idea to start including more music related content to Cinemassacre. Nice first episode, keep them coming!
January 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm
This is a really cool addition to Cinemassacre and definitely deserves its own show slot. It’s also great that your wife is finally getting a part of the site that she can really get in to.
January 29, 2013 at 3:08 pm
I want more Nerd and Board James. Keep up the good work though.
January 29, 2013 at 3:34 pm
Guys, I love the band and loved the podcast. I hope you do Deep Purple at some point.
January 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm
James, I’m curious what your thoughts are on the fact that Led Zeppelin has blatantly stolen so many songs from other artists.
January 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm
I’m not trying to start trouble, I’m just curious of your thoughts.
Here are just a few Led Zeppelin thievery examples:
January 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm
James I just got the remastered 2008 Definitive Collection, all their albums in LP replicas. Holy crap, whatever they did to it, it kicks 10 times more ass. The bass is solid, its clean, cut, hard and heavy. If you are a hardcore Zep fan, you should really check it out. It’s not just a rehashed re-release, its like listening to them for the first time. I also got the Pink Floyd 2011 Discovery box set, which in comparison to the zep set is a joke. That boxset is just Floyd, but the Led one was truly REMASTERED. Instant headbang lol
January 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm
And me and Mrs. Nerd both share Led Zep 3 as our favorite album. Since I’ve Been Loving You is my favorite song off that, what an awesome, dark, bluesy slow jam
January 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm
I wonder what is the name of the instrumental song at the very beginning, anyone knows?
January 29, 2013 at 4:53 pm
I also saw Rain in NYC, it was a great theatrical experience. They went through their career, changing clothes, instruments, set, wigs etc to go with their progression from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road. It was great they sounded like them and had the same mannerisms (maybe over did it a bit at times I think lol) But it’s the closest thing to seeing The Beatles live anyone will ever get again (until the hologram comes out, or time travel, whatever comes first lol) A keyboard player basically did all the melotron, synthesizers, and orchestra, and piano of course for all their later stuff
January 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Good Stuff! I love Podcast!!! And I’m so happy you guys put one up! I love the information here,…and I can see why you two are married!
Now if I could just find a lady to wax philosophical with,… :/
January 29, 2013 at 6:03 pm
I would love to have this as a weekly podcast
January 29, 2013 at 6:06 pm
Cool podcast. Very cool that you got Mrs. Nerd to participate as well.
January 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Great podcast! its nice to hear some music talk after listening to so much gaming and (mostly) movie talk but ya if I can say one thing I would like to know what you think of the white stripes or jack white stuff because I am a huge fan of his and consider his riffs to be the modern-day equivalent of a led zeppelin (even though there is not as much competition for that role). This is great cant wait to see more!
January 29, 2013 at 6:55 pm
Do Pantera, Megadeth, Metallica, one of those!
January 29, 2013 at 8:35 pm
this was cool listening to you guys talk about zeppelin. You should do more of these podcasts and talk about other bands (even non rock bands if you like other types of music)
January 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm
This may sound like a stupid question, but what song was being played at the very beginning?
January 29, 2013 at 9:09 pm
Awesome pod cast! I listened to it on my way to school and thought it was informative as well as funny (at times) please do make another! If I were allowed to suggest I would say Cream but idk if that even pertains to the subject matter of the show XD anyway. Keep up the great work!
January 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm
January 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm
Enjoyed the podcast guys. For anybody looking for a little more background on the blues influences and roots of Led Zeppelin, another doc I would recommend is “Down the Tracks: The Music that Influenced Led Zeppelin”.
January 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm
I really liked this podcast, James. I think it was pretty awesome to hear how you both got introduced to Led Zeppelin. I find it a bit silly to call Led Zeppelin a “Hard Rock” band when they were really a Rock N’ Roll band pure and simple. They, like Elvis, The Beatles, and countless others before them, too a whole mess of sounds and threw them into a pot and came up with a new sound. AC/DC is the epitome of Hard Rock. Just heavy and rockin’ and really not much else. Led Zeppelin is a band that will forever live in the hearts of music fans because they did something original and didn’t care what their critics had to say. Long live the Zeppelin! : )
January 30, 2013 at 3:30 am
I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING JAMES.
Introducing the Mrs. just like Mike. Doesn’t want to be on camera? Oh, start up a blog. Comfortable? Start up a podcast. Can’t wait to see the two of you in a video!
January 30, 2013 at 4:22 am
cant wait to hear the iron maiden episode , you 2 rely know your stuff, can i find this podcast on i tunes ?
January 30, 2013 at 4:38 am
itunes would be cool.
January 30, 2013 at 4:37 am
great podcast. great band. good comments. i am looking forward to hear the next one.
January 30, 2013 at 9:43 am
I remember you said you were a fan of Tool, James. That would be an amazing band to do the next podcast on, an hour wouldn’t be sufficient lol. Their next album could possibly come out this year, so it would be very relevant! Regardless, they are a one of a kind progressive rock band. Keep this up, I’ve been waiting for more music related stuff from you!
January 30, 2013 at 11:39 am
I really liked this podcast. Not a huge Zeppelin fan but do like some of the songs. My favorite band of all time I hope you two like also i CCR. I don’t know really why but I love all their songs.
January 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm
I like it
January 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm
I’m sad that this has to be my first comment, James, considering the fact that I could have left a comment about any of your videos and how much I love them. But in this video (or should I say audio file) you seem to me like you don’t REALLY know that much about music, and you seem to give off the impression that you’ve never even heard one of Led Zeppelin’s albums all the way through, which I hope is not the case. You also said Presence is thought of as their worst album. You seemed like you never actually heard the album yourself and just went off of what other people were saying, as opposed to giving your own opinion on it. Also, this doesn’t really have anything to do with anything, but it’s pronounced uh-kill-ease, not uh-kill-iss. It’s like Achilles’ Heel. Anyway, I really enjoy most of your stuff, but in this particular video you come off as musical amateurs.
January 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm
February 1, 2013 at 2:36 am
Well, Mr. Music Elitist sir… Would you like to expound on your thoughts and teach all of us a thing or two about music? Or would you rather spend your time sounding arrogant, demeaning, and rather uniformed yourself?
Stop talking down to people and add a little substance to your post(s).
February 3, 2013 at 1:41 pm
I was afraid people would take it this way. I really do feel that James could’ve spent more time expressing what HE feels about each album as opposed to what most fans feel. But honestly, I really do not think I sounded arrogant or demeaning on that post. I took my time to try to sound honest and sincere (and apparently that didn’t work out too well). I know James knows quite a lot about music, I just don’t think he came off that way in this particular post. Anyway, I apologize if I offended you, but that is truthfully just my opinion.
January 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm
I really enjoyed this. Personally, I love live albums of bands that really improvise and change their music when playing in front of an audience. Like you mentioned, Deep Purple, Led Zep are really good when it comes to live albums (needless to say, the studio albums are gold). I understand that you should feel that you are at a concert, with proper crowd noise etc, but to me the most important part is how the different arrangements/improvisations work.
Please do more of these!
February 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm
Nice work guys! Love the layout of the show. You both clearly know what you’re talking about and it’s great to hear some conversations about music make it on to the site. I’m kinda hoping a podcast dedicated to the Who will make it on to the site eventually.
February 2, 2013 at 2:52 am
Make more you fucking nerd!
February 2, 2013 at 10:34 am
Awesome podcast. As a die hard Zep fan myself, this was really cool, definitely do more.
February 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm
I love Led-Zeppelin thacks you so much.
February 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm
Awesome! keep making episodes, and you shoulkd put them on itunes!
February 6, 2013 at 4:56 pm
I like this idea. Nice, long podcasts to pass the time.
Thank you for the insight. Not since I read “Hammer of the Gods” have I heard Zeppelin spoken this in detail of.
February 9, 2013 at 2:36 am
Zeppelin was probably the biggest band ever at one point. I’m friendly with a lot of older musicians, and they way they explain the phenomenon of Zeppelin is almost mythical. But that being said, I think it is lost on a younger generation when it can be forced down their throat with the singles playing non-stop on classic rock radio and selling their shirts at Kohl’s. Personally, I considered them overrated for some time. While I don’t believe that to be the case anymore, it’s easy to have that opinion if you’re young & trying to get into classic rock and looking to certain forms of media to influence you.
And on the subject of tribute bands, working in music I’ve seen plenty and I’ve been in a few. I think at a certain point for older musicians, if you haven’t made it with your original stuff you might be more receptive to just making a little money on the side with cover or tribute acts. Also, being an original musician can be kind of grueling; not that it should be easy but the music business is one of the sleazier sides of show business in general. After failing enough, a cover band doesn’t seem so bad; playing somebody else’s music for more money a night than you’ve ever been paid for a gig before is quite the proposition.
Finally, I have no idea what you’re talking about when it comes to live Zeppelin. IMO Zeppelin for the most part historically sucked big time live.
February 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Vr3yQYWQ (i think this is a song about hope) ; one of (if not the) best live performances I’ve ever seen (esp page’s guitar towards the end). not familiar with all zeppelin’s discography but have held the belief ‘stairway to heaven’ is the best song ever written since I was young. they sorta define 70′s rock to me. btw james the ‘backwards satanic’ thing is supposedly legit, I’ve had arguments with Catholics about the issue (even if intentional, it’s irrelevant to me; you don’t ignore ten minutes of the best melody. rhythm. guitar. lyric. and vocal because of a few seconds of a cryptic message if played backwards. INHUMAN to have such perverse priorities. one guy argued that zeppelin sold their souls for their talent (which theologically might make sense; they WERE more talented than almost EVERYONE of their age.. modern day mozart’s, wagner’s, michaelangelo’s, etc. wahtever bah i’d say of their period, mid 60s to late 70′s, their filmic rival would (perhaps clichely) be stanley kubrick. the only bands that I would say are actually as good or better than Zeppelin are more recent bands… “godspeed! you black emperor” (or “mono” or “mogwai”). hrm
February 14, 2013 at 5:36 am
It’s a really great idea. I’m not able to talk about music i like in my life And hear some recomendations or just talk & reviews is great. Also i want to hear MF Mike.
February 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Metallica! Metallica! Metallica!
I miss comments about Them Crooked Vultures on this one (cause of John Paul Jones)
March 3, 2013 at 10:59 pm
The Mrs sounds really nervous in some segments. She shouldn’t be, she did an excellent job…and I look forward to future segments in audio slaughter!
March 14, 2013 at 5:28 pm
Damn, I lost my old account, I cannot remember my password for fuck’s sake.
Anyway, I’m with Mrs. Nerd on the live albums, I’m not a big fan, I usually only listen to studio albums, BUT talking great Metal live albums, you have to include Iron Maiden, and I actually don’t care which one. I grew up (I’m 34 just for the record) with Live After Death, so that one has a special place in my heart, but A Real Live One and A Real Dead One as well as Live In Rio I highly reommend as well.
Another live album I like although I don’t like the band anymore (their old albums are great though) is Alive in Athens from Iced Earth.
March 15, 2013 at 11:51 am
How many weeks passed between this podcast and the next one?? That’s a long time for what seems like, pardon me if I’m wrong, a pretty low-effort recording that I and many other fans find extremely satisfying. If fans are hungry for material, Mr. and Mrs., and these podcasts are indeed not as labor-intensive, then crank these fuckers out! This will keep us handily satisfied while you work on the movie.
April 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Awesome guys! Waiting for audio slaughter #2!
April 6, 2013 at 7:03 pm
I can only think of two live albums that stand out for me. These two are Iron Maidens Rock in Rio, the reason for this is that this was the first iron maiden album I heard and it completely mesmerised me by the sheer quality and how well the performed it. the other one is Nirvana’s MTV unplugged; I say this because the album shows a different side of nirvana and if they were going to carry on what they were going to sound like.
April 26, 2013 at 5:52 pm
It’s preety good to listen to your voices, commenting the bands that I love as well.
May 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm
Boogie with Stu is a great album on physical grafitti
May 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm
Thanks to this podcast, I went through Zeppelin’s entire discography and am now obsessed. I need to start watching their live DVDs and blu-ray’s.
June 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm
I would love to hear or see their opinions on a band I absolutely love called King’s X
September 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm
How did you not mention When The Levee Breaks while talking about Led Zeppelin IV
January 10, 2014 at 3:29 am
this was great! do more! I’d love to hear Pink Floyd or The Beatles Podcast Audio slaughter!
May 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm
When you talked about tribute bands I was thinking about Mark Wahlberg in Rockstar and it kind of reminds me of Judas Priest too because of the story and Jason Bonham was the drummer in that movie
July 13, 2014 at 8:30 am
The next Audio Slaughter should be either Deep Purple, Megadeth, or Judas Priest. You guys definetly have to do more!