Thursday, January 25, 2007

Music Video Thursday: "Heartbreaker"

Dread Zeppelin is quite possibly the world's greatest reggae band doing Led Zeppelin covers with an Elvis impersonator. Actually, they're quite possibly the world's only reggae band doing Led Zeppelin covers with an Elvis impersonator, but that's not really important right now.

"Heartbreaker (At the End of Lonely Street)", a mash-up of Zeppelin's Heartbreaker and Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel, appeared on Dread Zeppelin's 1990 release Un-LED-ed. I remember seeing the video for it on MuchMusic at the time - in particular, one scene that attempts to explain the origins of the band, where a milk truck (driven by Tortelvis) collides with a Ford Pinto carrying a reggae band, resulting in Dread Zeppelin. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find that video online, but I did find a video of them performing it in concert. While the exploding automobile quotient isn't nearly as high in the concert video as in the MuchMusic one, it is a marvelous performance that showcases the band's showmanship:



If anyone manages to stumble across the other video for this song online, please let me know where to find it - I'd be ever so grateful, thank you, thank you very much...

1 comment:

Chris said...

Get on over to dreadzeppelin.com and order you some DVDs of DZ's latest exploits. For classic DZ check out http://www.birdcagerecords.com/planetdread.html