I don’t know about you but I’m in the mood for a reggae-flavored cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song, hopefully one that’s performed by a 300-pound Elvis impersonator.
Fortunately, when you get those type of cravings, you can turn to Dread Zeppelin. Dread Zeppelin is certainly not the only band to cover Led Zeppelin but they are probably the best known. Actually, it’s somewhat unfair to describe Dread Zeppelin as being only a Led Zeppelin cover band. They’ve actually covered a wide variety of artists and I believe they’ve released some original material as well. They even did a disco record at one point.
Dread Zeppelin is one of those bands where members come and go. As of this writing, the band is still recording and touring but bassist Gary Putnam is the only member who has appeared on every recording and taking part in every tour.