Lez Zeppelin @ Bowery Ballroom

  • Saturday 28 January 2006 12:05
  • 2 minute read

I think I’m in love…

Four women playing Led Zeppelin. I walked into this show viewing at as interesting amusement, because it’s hard to disregard the novelty angle.

I gotta say, they RAWKED, dude. I just arrived at the ballroom when The Immigrant Song came thundering through the floor, and I smiled because I thought that was funny - it is the perfect Zep opening song; but like I said, I guess the aforementioned novelty of the situation was wining out.

Then, I came upstairs into the hall. They broke into Heartbreaker / Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman) . They were good. They were very good.

They were good because besides all being very good players, they knew the secret of successfully executing a Zeppelin tune: you must have a monster drummer who ‘gets it’, and can do the Bonzo thing. And their drummer, Helen Destroy, got it. Solid, heavy, powerful, groovy.

I got up close to the stage after the break, in front of the guitarist. And I realized that, on the surface, she was damn near close to the perfect woman. Let’s see:

I think I’ve found my next wife…

Anyway, if you dig Zeppelin, they’re playing again next Thursday, February 2, at the Bowery Ballroom. Go. You won’t be sorry.