Louisville Leopard Percussionists Play Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir”!
Stars To Fill My Dream!
Quite possibly one of their best musical achievements, “Kashmir” was released on February 24, 1975 for Led Zeppelin’s sixth album “Physical Graffiti.” The lyrics were three years in the making by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant though John Bonham also had some contributions. It eventually became a staple in their concert repertoire.
- Number 62 in VH1’s “The 100 Greatest Rock Songs of All Time”
- Number 141 in The Rolling Stone magazine’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”
- Number 21 in the “VH1 Greatest Hard Rock Songs”
Robert Plant said it was “One of my favorites… it was so positive, lyrically.” Page has answered the question “What is the greatest Zeppelin riff of all” by citing this song.
It’s absolutely a masterpiece. Everything about the song is perfect — the tune, the melody, the lyrics. It’s the whole package! It has even received critical acclaim from several music critics.
“If you listen to ‘Kashmir’ very loud, it’s just unbelievable,” enthused Swans front man Michael Gira. “Jimmy Page’s guitar is lyrical and soulful – just beautiful.
In this particular cover, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists rock it out using xylophones, congas and bongos, marimbas, snare drums, cymbals and drum set. Jimmy Page himself said “Too good not to share” when he saw the video. Diane Downs is the teacher behind the young musicians. They totally nailed it!