Christine Lindstrom NelsonIn my mind there was never any competition. I did NOT like the Stones, choosing the Beatles every time. Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite all time bands... "Gotta Whole Lotta Love" still rings strong and true in my brain. I used to listen to "Stairway to Heaven" with headphones over and over. Love it or hate it, it is iconic. I actually have learned to appreciate Stones songs the older I get... but very few. TMI?
Ummmm, ZEPPELIN. No contest, although I do appreciate the Stones. Funny this should come up today; the only argument my husband and I have ever had was after he said he wouldn't go see The Rolling Stones in concert (in their prime)...even if tickets were free or of someone paid him to go. This, of course, is absurd and I chose to let him and everyone in the very nice restaurant how truly absurd it was. Then we got to talking about Michael Jackson......and things got worse.
Ryan Joseph CarrollZeppelin are the godfathers of butt rock and I can't forgive Robert Plant for creating a whole genre of copycat crap in the same way I can't forgive Eddy Vedder for doing the same thing even though I'm sure both groups have made some good music.
Charmian VistaunetLed Zeppelin...way more creative and the amount of talent far surpasses Rolling Stones in my opinion. "Since I've been loving you" is a somewhat different but powerful song by Zeppelin that always strikes me.
Joseph LongNot a massive fan of either, but definitely gravitate toward Zep. Blue-sy metal vs. blue-sy hard rock. Points for song titles (Bron-Yr-Aur, D'yer Mak'er, Immigrant Song). Plus that shrieking voice from the heavens...Bob Plant can wail like Odin.
Stones have been a tough sell for me. I like Exile and several tracks from Let It Bleed...but every time I think I might enjoy listening to them, I find myself gravitating to Lightnin' Hopkins or the Kinks instead (i.e. either something more strictly blues or strictly rock 'n roll). I can respect what they helped start, and can enjoy in short bursts.
I love the back-to-back comments from you and you (Ryan / Jonathan )
And fave Zeppelin song today? Down By The Seaside (from Physical Graffiti).
Zachary WhiteI love The Stones but Zeppelin could possibly be the greatest band of all time in my opinion. Definitely one of the top three. I love their genre versatility. And as far as all around skill I would say they're #1. Lyrically there's a beautiful balance of light and darkness. Favorite Stones song is currently Honky Tonk Women. Favorite Zep song is hard but probably right now is The Song Remains The Same.