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A favorite band of mine:

Dread Zeppelin.

I'm not making this up.

It's a reggae cover band. They do Led Zeppelin songs, reggae style. The lead singer is a very fine Elvis personator. So, it's mostly Led Zep songs, reggae style, with a vocalist that sounds exactly like Elvis.

Try to get this in your head:

boom chicka boom chick
boom chicka boom chick

If it keeps on rainin' the levee's gonna break.

You know that levee's gonna break, Baby.

http://www.dreadzeppelin.com/

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I should also suggest one Richard Cheese. He does the most inappropriate songs in a lounge music style. I especially enjoyed "Fight for Your Right (To Party)" and "Suck My Kiss."

Here's the album I heard.

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Also interesting is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004T8KA/ref=m_art_li_1/002-2524371-3646421?v=glance&s=music">Dead Grass</a>, which does Bluegrass covers of Greatful Dead songs
and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005CCB0/qid=1129149735/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-2524371-3646421?v=glance&s=music&n=507846">Hayseed/Dixie</a>, which does Bluegrass covers of AC/DC songs (among others)


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Two friends of mine were hired to play a University of Tennessee alumni function. They were billed as the TN. Mountain Boys (one lives in Pigeon Forge, and one lives further east in a holler that doesn't have a name).

Anyway, after the, oh, 200th request or so to play "Rocky Top" - they decided to play "Reggae Top" instead. It was a riot (they played it for us on a mountain top in Cosby TN, at about 2 in the morning, which may have also added to the goofiness of the song).

Needless to say, they were NOT invited to play at another function..... :D

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There's a bluegrass version of the entire Pink Floyd "The Wall" album.


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DaleWisely wrote:
There's a bluegrass version of the entire Pink Floyd "The Wall" album.


You tease! Gimme a link... I must have it!


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http://www.massmoca.org/press_releases/ ... 22_03.html

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fearfaoin wrote:
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There's a bluegrass version of the entire Pink Floyd "The Wall" album.


You tease! Gimme a link... I must have it!


"Bluegrass" is not an accurate description of this band's sound. It's how rock journalists describe anything played on accoustic instruments which includes either a banjo or certain types of fiddle.

Luther Wright has a banjo. It's played in something closer to clawhammer style rather than in the driving bluegrass manner. There are no mandolins in the mix, and none of the other bluegrass traits.

Rebuild the wall is country rock.

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"Red on Blonde", Tim O'Brien's album of grassed-up Dylan songs is the best bluegrass take on anything in the rock canon, although I also have a remarkable record of Jim & Jesse McReynolds covering Chuck Berry standards--all the familiar Chuck Berry riffs played on banjo and cross-picked mandolin.

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And now there was no doubt that the trees were really moving - moving in and out through one another as if in a complicated country dance. ('And I suppose,' thought Lucy, 'when trees dance, it must be a very, very country dance indeed.')

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This kind of reminds me of last years April fools joke that was a fake John Coltrane on Whistle album. Only these are real. I have always wanted to start a band of classic rock songs done in Irish style.

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The best version of "that way-overplayed Titanic song" is the surfed-up version played by Los Straitjackets. 8)

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Then there's Hogscraper, "the world's greatest Satanic Bluegrass Punk band."

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dread Zeppelin is Brilliant! Their take on Ramble On is very good piece of music, all parody aside.

On the Bluegrass front, my brother-in-law has a disk called "Pickin on U2." Only one or two of the tracks have a real bluegrass flavor, but they are pretty good.

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BrassBlower wrote:
The best version of "that way-overplayed Titanic song" is the surfed-up version played by Los Straitjackets. 8)


You say that because you've never heard me play it on the slide whistle or the nose flute. I forgive you.

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Unseen122 wrote:
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I have always wanted to start a band of classic rock songs done in Irish style.


That would end up sounding Eastern Mediterranean folk.

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