As Zsa Zsa Gabor once remarked ‘The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about’. Many bands have created a large and loyal following by doing covers, and this is what we find with Frankie Banali.

Frankie Banali has a long and illustrious career in drumming. It is curious that he would opt to do a Led Zeppelin cover. But he has, and a very fine job he has done of it. Unfortunately the CD notes are less than informative as to who the other members of this ensemble are other than Tony Franklin playing Bass.

Led Zeppelin were well known for their high energy music, and are shortly going to be reforming to give a concert in London. This will be the first time in 20 years that they have performed together. Zeppelin basically fell apart in 1980 with the death of drummer John Bonham. The Zeppelin brand still lives on almost 30 years later, and as Frankie Banali demonstrates, the power and energy of this music is still much in demand.

Included on the CD is Kashmir (track 3) which is every bit as good as the original Zeppelin version. If you are a fan of high energy rock and roll, this one is for you. You can get your copy from MVD.

Simon Barrett

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