Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wolfmother & Zeppelin

Went to the Wolfmother gig a few nights ago. It was rockin'. The high tempo show kicked off right into Dimension, which is one of my favourite Wolfmother tracks, and they rocked hard for close to two hours straight including a five song encore. The lead guitarist/singer had an awesome afro that made his head look puny and he pulled off some entertaining antics such as flipping his guitar in the air and some Roger Daltrey-esque microphone swinging. They played through probably the entirety of their only album and also threw in a new song. The best surprise was a cover of Led Zeppelin's Communication Breakdown (rock on!). Apparently I was among the few who hadn't been expecting this, as there were a disproportionate amount of people sporting Zeppelin shirts including a roadie.

So I got home and did some googling and yes, they do regularly perform Communication Breakdown and even performed it live when Led Zeppelin was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame last year.

Wolfmother - Communication Breakdown [originally by Led Zeppelin]
This barely captures how wicked it was to see them perform this live in a smallish venue as the crowd went wild.

Wolfmother - Woman (Avalanches Millstream Remix)
Almost a completely unrecognizable version of this song.

Joss Stone - Son of a Preacher Man [originally by Dusty Springfield]
A pretty snazzy cover from the same UK Music Hall of Fame ceremony where Dusty Springfield was also inducted posthumously.

Some bonus Zeppelin covers:
Prince - Whole Lotta Love
Chris Cornell - Thank You
Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes - Celebration Day
Otis Clay - Since I've Been Loving You


Bubba said...

Love Wolfmother. Love Zep. So glad you posted this; I've looked a few times but never dug too deep. Thanks bro.

b-dot said...


great selection of tunes!