At first thought, this is too bizarre a combination to possibly work - a reggae-metal Zeppelin cover band fronted by an Elvis impersonator?! This stuff is fantastic, though - somehow it fits together really well; the group handles the Zeppelin style surprisingly well, and the reggae overlay isn't all that different from the Arabian path that Plant and Page took in the later years. Tortelvis is just great; no matter how many times I listen to Heartbreaker Hotel or (You Ain't Nothing But A) Black Dog, it still moves me just as much as the first time.
Any fan worthy enough to attend a Zep concert would agree that a little bit of the King resided in Plant. Just think back for a few moments and you'll remember the hips thrust forward, the hand movements and the "out front" vocal style- most Elvistic.
Now, go with me a bit further as I postulate how Zep could have easily morphed into a Raggae band. After all, didn't all those British rock stars love the east Indies? Wouldn't you always hear about them vacationing for months on end in Jamaica and the Carrabean?
And finally, doesn't the endorsement of Robert Plant himself of DZ speak volumes?
This album is first rate.
Thanks to Amazon .com
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1. Black Dog
2. Heartbreaker (At The End Of Lonely Street)
3. Living Loving Maid
4. Your Time Is Gonna Come
5. Bring It On Home
6. Whole Lotta Love
7. Black Mountain Side
8. I Can't Quit You Baby
9. Immigrant Song
10. Moby Dick.