Dread Zeppelin, 5,000,000* (1991)
I’ve always had a bit of a thing for “novelty” music. It’s always passing-fad stuff, but I bought this Dread Zeppelin album on CD – for $5 – after hearing about the band’s gimmick and deciding I had to hear it for myself. Of course nowadays you’re sent this sort of thing in an email link and many’s the time you don’t even click the link. But I got some value out of that $5 purchase. It might be stupid, it might be sacrilege but these boys can play. There are some serious chops on this record I reckon. And not just the ones that run down the sides of the lead singer’s face. Seriously, these are some good players. And I applaud the decision to not take all those music lessons and time practicing seriously – to waste mummy and daddy’s tutelage by playing in a goof-off band. Good for them. I played this album heaps of times at university, often to see the twisted faces of people appalled at the apparent sacrilege of it all. Or just turned off by what they deemed a blatant mishmash of silly song styles. I have to admit since buying the LP – passing-fad stuff, right? – I haven’t listened to it once. But I will. Right now in fact.
Sample Track: The Song Remains The Same
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