Cover Tunes, Dread Zeppelin, Dums, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Moby Dick, Music, Parody, Rock&Roll
I have fond memories of Zeppelin, the dreaded version of course. Don’t worry I love the leaded version of zeppelin too, but there is something about an Elvis impersonator belting out Robert Plants lyrics to a slightly more rhythmic version of the standard Zep. tunes, …it was hilarious and beautiful at the same time. I’m talking about Dread Zeppelin of course. If you don’t know what I’m talking about the, not even Jah can save you.
I saw these guys at a New Year’s performance at Calamity Jane’s in Las Vegas many many years back. They put on a Hell of a show, and yes I still inflict their tunes on my friends whenever I get a chance. I always thought the most brilliant thing they ever did was this little gem For those insufficiently familiar with the original Zeppelin canon (shame on you again!), the name of the tune is of course, Moby Dick.
…a fact that has had me laughing for about 2 decades now.
(Oh yeah, here’s the original)
Related: Pretty good rockabilly version of Rock ‘n’ Roll
That is totally awesome!
I’m thinking of doing an occasional-series of posts on rockabilly cover-versions…
They jam pretty good! Wonder why they are doing covers and not originals? I am sure they do or hope they do! But they jam indeed. The vocalist has a unique sound and does just to the song but of course I would pick the original before any repeat… I enjoyed it! Thanks,
I dunno why they chose to do this, but they actually did pretty well at the time. I agree that the original is certainly better.
Are they personal friends of yours?
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Stephen Mynett said:
I think this may be the strangest Led Zeppilin cover I have found.
That is bizarre. …and slightly painful. But it is pretty funny.
Stephen Mynett said:
Glad it amused. If you are “lucky” enough to get hold of a copy of this record, it has on it IMO the best version ever of the Bee Gees Stayin Alive. The Richard Strauss they cover is awesome as well.
I saw that album with the Beegees cover, I think. Can’t believe I didn’t buy it.