You owe it to yourself to listen to this. NPR's "All Songs Considered" posted this song of their show a week or two ago and I forgot to write about it until just this moment. The song, "Hey Hey What Can I Do", is from an album of Led Zepplin covers called From the Land of Ice and Snow. The album is being released by Jealous Butcher Records and it features bands from Portland the Northwest, which means that I have several friends and people I know on the record. If this song is any indication, this record is going to make me very happy when it shows up in the mail.
I remember when I was a teenager, Led Zepplin was a big deal at my high school but, like so many things that were popular then, I rejected them out of hand. I dismissed them as just a blues band. I was, of course a jerk. They may have been a blues band, but they were a good, maybe even a great blues band. And I know now how difficult it is to be a good anything. Good blues band, good pop band, filmmaker, writer, artist--anything. I think I now have a healthy appreciation for their music.
Back to From the Land of Ice and Snow, I would encourage you to listen to the following song and, if you like it, pre-order the record. Thirty-three songs for a paltry $15, available from Jealous Butcher Records.