on 23 May 2000
Dread Zeppelin take influences from Elvis, Reggae and the 60s/70s supergroup Led Zeppelin. They were originally a cabaret style comedy act but their album UN-LED-ED was successful beyond all expectations. Try, if you will, to imagine Elvis presley singing along to Led Zeppelin classics with a thumping reggae beat. No? Surprisingly it works well and this is one of those albums that stays in the cd-player forever.
on 8 February 2000
The Elvis impersonation, the Reggae Guitar, Led Zep/ Elvis crossover is right on my level (that could be taken more than one way). I am a big LZ fan and this should be taken as a complement, dry lifeless cover versions do nothing for me, the delights and imagination within are inspired. Still, it could all just be a night at the pub that went wrong.
This CD definately deserves a few listens, Black/Hound Dog is so cleverly done and whole lotta love has the best intro.
The downside is I think it is a love it or hate it kinda thing, I hope you like it too.
on 19 August 2010
If you're into Led Zeppelin, are you're open to hearing their music in a different style, then this is it. Dread Zeppelin are very competent musicians and play Led Zep in a reggae style, but that's not all, their vocalist is into Elvis. It's a great mix and it works well. It's very enjoyable and very listenable.
I love Led Zep and it's refreshing to hear their music in a different way.