A “Whole Lotta Love” from France

In 1973, Led Zeppelin’s European tour concluded in France where Led lust, vitriol and general Tricolore fuck all-ness combusted in riots. It was mayhem sparked by zeal, a Les Bleus love affair for a band at the height of its powers. On that tour, the four-piece from London closed their regular set with “Whole Lotta Love,” a song that was never heard at shows in Marseille and Lille, which were cancelled because of the fracas.

Forty years on, the French passion for Led Zeppelin still exists, although in more muted form. Its latest reincarnation comes in the form of Parisian singer, Alice Michel, whose rendition of “Whole Lotta Love” would be enough to seduce Robert Plant. Backed only by a droning cello and creeping piano, Michel slows down the classic, tempting even the most skeptical Led fan with siren song. With plenty of edge and soul, it’s a beautiful listen. Just don’t let it tempt you to bed.

Alice Michel- Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover) (download)


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