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Cover Wars: Going To California Edition

This great acoustic Zeppelin tune comes off 1971’s Led Zeppelin IV. This is quite possibly the first Cover Wars selection where the original studio take does not feature any drums. Though there is a tambourine in the mix.

Cover Wars

Also, this song is supposedly about Joni Mitchell – go figure.

The Contestants:

Dread Zeppelin: Longtime readers may remember Dread Zeppelin’s winning combination of an Elvis Impersonator and a reggae band from the All Of My Love edition. Source: Hot & Spicy Beanburger


Robert Plant on the band:

READ ON for the scoop on the rest of this week’s contestants…

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New Monsoon: V

Though they thrive on stage, the members of New Monsoon also know how to put together reliable studio albums, as evidenced by Hydrophonic (2001) and The Sound (2005). On V, they continue to demonstrate a fine ear for balanced, precise playing, creating a bright blend of sunny California rock, down-home, dirty blues and jazzy, world-music rhythms.

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New Monsoon: The Sound

New Monsoon shows increased maturity with this new release, both in their songwriting and confidence in the vocals by lead guitarist Jeff Miller and pianist Phil Ferlino.

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Big Summer Classic – Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA

Photos by Adam Marcinek of the Big Summer Classic, feat. The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band and New Monsoon at the Tweeter Center Boston in Mansfield, MA on 7.23.05.

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