Train is a band, and so is Led Zeppelin, so I guess I understand this news a little bit. The pop band Train, known for "Drops of Jupiter" and other songs you hear in the elevator, is recording a covers album of Led Zeppelin II, one of the most important albums of all time. You can almost hear a worldwide sigh of concern right now, can't you?
This covers album will be available in Starbucks on June 3, adding to the ridiculousness around this idea.
"They are so hard to record, especially when you are trying to get as close a version as you can to the original. The mixes, the time that they put in, it's crazy how great they were as a band. They were virtuosos at what they did," frontman Pat Monahan said in a statement, according to The Portland Mercury and Consequence of Sound. "I would love it if people get a dose of what's hiding underneath Train's songs, our influences, but we basically did this for the fun of it."
In case you aren't familiar with the songs on this album, which means you aren't aware of one of the best bands and records of all time, here is the tracklist:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. What Is and What Should Never Be
3. The Lemon Song
4. Thank You
6. Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
7. Ramble On
8. Moby Dick
9. Bring It On Home
Clearly an incredible collection of songs. Now imagine Train covering these classics.
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