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Monday, October 8, 2018

JAM OF THE WEEK: 10/7/2018

JAM OF THE WEEK: "Immigrant Song" by Hotei


Hotei is Japanese guitarist best known for his instrumental song "Battle Without Honor Or Humanity" that's been featured in numerous movies, most famously "Kill Bill Vol. 1".

Here, he has covered the song "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin.

AND IT GOES SUPER FUCKING HARD. This isn't a "Jam Of The Week" so much as a Public Service Announcement. The EDM flourishes make it feel more intense and have the song hit harder, as it shoves the rest of the sound spectrum out of the way to make some room for that iconic riff.

Led Zeppelin's version doesn't feel weaker after this, it feels sweeter. There's WAY less going on in the background, and it gives Robert Plant's vocals more room to shine. You can barely hear Hotei in the cover, and it doesn't matter because

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