As a long time Led Zeppelin fan, I’m not sure whether I’m amused or appalled by this. Yes, it’s 101 cover versions of Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven, including a reggae version by Dread Zeppelin. (Actually, I kind of like Dread Zeppelin. I even saw them in concert once in Cleveland back in the early 1990′s. Great show. I mean, come on. How can you resist a Led Zeppelin cover band that’s fronted by an Elvis impersonator? I know I can’t.)
In any case, you can find reggae versions, banjo versions, backward versions, straight versions, symphonic versions, and more. I had no idea that Frank Zappa had done a version, as well, complete with horns, nor did I expect to find a version by Dolly Parton (which actually isn’t as bad as you probably think it is, although it’s not exactly good, either). Heck, there’s even a Gilligan’s Island version. The one thing that seems to be missing (at least I haven’t found it yet) is the infamous disco version from the late 1970′s.
I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry. Maybe I’ll do both.