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Re-Led-Ed the Best of
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Dread Zeppelin emerged as a kind of two-headed novelty act. As a reggae band that covered Led Zeppelin songs and featured an Elvis impersonator standing in for Robert Plant, one might anticipate that they took the joke too... more »
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Dread Zeppelin emerged as a kind of two-headed novelty act. As a reggae band that covered Led Zeppelin songs and featured an Elvis impersonator standing in for Robert Plant, one might anticipate that they took the joke too far, but their 1990 debut, Un-Led-Ed was a funny, charming, smartly made delight. The band reemerges with Re-Led-Ed, a misbegotten attempt to tell the same joke twice, this time mostly without the Elvis punch line. What's left are tepid covers of "Whole Lotta Love," "Going to California," and "D'Yer Mak'er" (the latter long ago given a much better reggae treatment by Eek-A-Mouse), and the like. And when you take away the Zeppelin out, as with two originals here, all that's left is dread. --Steven Stolder
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Bill Anthony | North Texas United States | 08/06/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a big fan of Dread Zeppelin from their first album (Un-Led-Ed 1990) and still love the great fun reggae versions of Led Zep tunes fronted by the big Elvis impersonator "Tortelvis".
BUT, this CD is something entirely different - all new recordings. Very modern electronic sounds with pedestrian vocals. I feel misled (pun intended)."
"Whole Lotta Love" or "The Lemon Song"?
J. Knight | Roanoke, VA USA | 08/27/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sacrilege to some, definitely not everybody's cup of tea, but I love it. 11 interesting adaptations of Led Zeppelin, plus two original compositions. Clearly, not all of it works, but sometimes I think they actually managed to outdo an original. It's all very novel - clearly, there's nobody else out there anything like these guys."
Quintin W. Allen | Las Vegas | 08/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is worth picking up just for the cover of Kashmir alone. These guys are great musicians and fantastic arrangers. Granted, there's not alot of their selling point Tortelvis singing but he's not gone completely. Let's not forget what this is supposed to be, reggae-tinged Led Zepplin with a little elvis thrown in for good measure. They had the genious to turn what sounded like a stupid idea and make it work."