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Most overrated Band ever?
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Can't say I'm a fan of Zeppelin.  I like the odd track but think they are way overhyped.

I don't think it's that relevant how good a guitar player Page is/was.  There have been plenty of supergroups and supersessions which have sounded amazing on paper but it doesn't  matter how proficient individual members are, if those individuals do not gel that well together, it is meaningless.  On paper Cream was a better group than the Beatles.  They were technically better musicians, but their records were not as good, which is what counts.

I'm a blues fan and I find Zeppelin's blues recordings embarrassing to be honest - they are so lacking in finesse.  The only reason I think of why anyone would be impressed by Zeppelin's version of "How Many More Years" is because they have never heard Howlin' Wolf's original.  To be fair, Howlin' Wolf was such an amazing performer that you are setting yourself up for failure by even attempting to do one of his songs. 

As for Bob Dylan, I am a big fan.  I don't think "Like A Rolling Stone" is one of his best songs.  I think "Hard Rain" is a better song, I think "Mr Tambourine Man" is a  better song.  I think "Chimes of Freedom" is a better song.  However, I do think "Like A Rolling Stone" is one of Dylan's best recordings as it is so well performed.  I don't think Dylan is overrated.  Who else has written as many good songs as he has?  We're all Beatles fans here, but, when you think about it, John and Paul and George could write the songs between eachother, whereas Bob had to write them all himself, so, for me, Dylan's string of classic albums in the 60s was, overall, a greater achievement than the classic albums the Beatles made.

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