Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga
It is possible to overplay any music, even a great band.
I cringe in embarrassment every time I'm in a coffee shop and they play Led Zeppelin or The Beatles. These bands are played over and over and over and over and over again - it's like Christmas music, except played all year long. Very good bands, very good music, and very very overrated.
I agree. I love both bands but I can't imagine how good they would need to be to live up to the hype and attention. It's amazing the gap between the attention given to them and all those other great performers of that period - The Stones, The Who, Jimi, Janis, Cream, Traffic, Pink Floyd, Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker, The Doors, Bowie, Uncle Frank, BB King, King Crimson, The Supremes, Santana, Focus, Aretha, Gong, James Brown, Chicago (pre blow wave), Roxy, Supertramp etc etc.
Surely at least some of the great numbers by all the other outstanding artists would be worth playing instead of the 20000th spin of Stairway or Black Dog or Yesterday ...