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Show #201: Doin' the Claw In Rockford

December 29th, 2009

dz99 2 Show #201: Doin' the Claw In Rockford
(Photo from DreadZeppelin.com.)

This week’s show goes out to my buddy Pete who introduced me to Dread Zeppelin back in 1990 when we were in college. I recall sitting out on the lawn next to the dorm (Witte Hall) playing cribbage with my roommate’s speakers blasting their first album, Un-Led-Ed, out the window. Someone yelled, “What is this Zeppelin-Elvis shit?!” Good times, good times. I saw them at Club DeWash here in Madison back in 1994 or so as well as at Summerfest in Milwaukee a few years later.

What is there to say about Dread Zeppelin? They do Led Zeppelin in a reggae style with an Elvis impersonator as lead singer. OK, they do non-Zep songs too but they got their start covering them and they remain the core of their shows.

Here we have their set from 5 September 1999 in Rockford, IL. The band were opening for Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at the On the Waterfront Festival.

dz99 1 Show #201: Doin' the Claw In Rockford
(Photo found at The OC Gazette.)

Setlist:

Immigrant Song
Doin’ The Claw
Whole Lotta Love
Ramble On
Friend Bob Marley
Q & A with Tortelvis / Buttboy song / C.C. Rider
Viva Las Vegas
What Is And What Should Never Be
Black Dog
The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair
Don’t Call Me Rasta, Fat Boy
Baba O’Riley
Going To California
Stairway To Heaven
Heartbreaker Hotel

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Here’s the boys doing “Houses of the Holy”:

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