Led Zeppelin songs covered in a reggae style with Elvis on vocals. It’s one thing to come up with the concept, it’s another thing to make it work and sell millions of records based on the idea. But somehow Dread Zeppelin pulled it off. Not only was Robert Plant a fan, they were on the same record label as R.E.M and they recorded their early material in a studio owned by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. Only in the 90s could any of this have happened…
New York based !!! (pronounced chk chk chk) released their cover of R.E.M’s Man on the Moon to stream and download in 2021, with lead singer Nic Offer saying:
“R.E.M was known as the killer house party band in Athens, years before they became MTV darlings. We have re-imagined their hit ‘Man on the Moon’ as something they would play at those house parties, in the thick of the James Brown/Ohio Players sample era.”
Man on the Moon, a tribute to comedian and performer Andy Kaufman, originally appeared on R.E.M’s 1992 album Automatic For The People.