@baffler65, Yes, I agree. That was one major point I was trying to make.
LZ sounded nothing like the artists they stole from. Is there some irony here that another group is copying them? Some for sure. But the copying here is style of arrangements, lyrical themes, production, you name it. LZ was never a parody-maybe unto themselves. LZ sounded and played in an entirely unique way.
Its one one thing to cover or steal a Beatles song for your own arrangement . It’s another to want to sound just like them and use recording production to do it. Many are caught up though with Zeppelin’s theft of lyrics. Go back and listen to Memphis Minnie sing When the Levee Breaks. LZ loved the blues and borrowed and stole from it. The band did not try to sound like any of them though. They had their own arrangements, tone, production, etc.
This band is not refreshing to me the way Jack White was when he first hit the commercial scene. I expect more from kids than this. They are however undisputedly young so they have time to create their own sound.