Cover Song Of The Month: Stairway To HeavenPosted: November 4, 2011
It has been a while since I have posted a Cover Song Of The Month. For those of you who are newer to the blog, this series documents some of the cover music that lives on my iPod. Perhaps this series ought to be renamed Cover Song That I forgot To Write About Last Month. I’ll think that over and see if the next similar post in a few months gets a new title or not.
Probably not. Anyhow, I have a special treat for you.
Led Zeppelin produced a lot of great music. Since they stopped playing together, people have been waiting for them to come back. Yeah, I know part of that whole not playing together thing was one of them ending up sort of dead. People wait just the same.
One of their best known songs is Stairway To Heaven. I think you’d probably need to be in really good shape to use a stairway to heaven. I am hoping for an elevator.
I think an Escalator To Heaven would work too, but there would be issues. It would obviously be a long ride up. People would daydream as they ascended and not really pay attention when they got to the top. They’d hit that metal plate at the top and fall into heaven.
I’m sure that wouldn’t happen to everyone, but it would happen to me for sure. I tend to drift off and not focus when there isn’t much going on. I just think it would make for a lousy first impression on the people already there if I flopped down off the escalator and got back up acting like I didn’t do that..
Be that as it may, here is the Led Zeppelin version of Stairway To Heaven:
It is so good you have to play it on a guitar with two necks. I would also recommend using an amplifier that goes to eleven.
Now we move on to the cover version. A cover like no other. A cover played on guitars with only one neck.
The band Dread Zeppelin is a reggae band fronted by an Elvis impersonator. As you might figure out from the name, they are best known for their reggae Zeppelin cover. Behold, Tortelvis and Dread Zeppelin’s cover of the song that was mandatory at all high school dances of the late ’70’s:
So, there you have it. Stairway To Heaven, reggae, Elvis. What’s not to like? Here’s the part where you say what’s not to like. Comments. Poll. Go!