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The Electronic Tribute to Led Zeppelin

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In the money-driven music industry, few things spell quick money and bad music as blatantly as a tribute album. The Electronic Tribute series, which "celebrates" the music of classic '70s bands, features the same general group of musicians trying their hand at classic songs. This time it is Led Zeppelin, and the crap flows freely here. To be fair, Motor Industries, who appears on all of these, is one of the few bands who does this who understands that the audience wants to hear the original song with a unique twist. But Vitamin Records must also realize that they are the only band who tries it, because they include no less than four tracks from the band. And unfortunately, that many songs just exposes Motor Industries for being as mediocre as they can be instead of protecting their image by keeping the two best songs ("No Quarter" and "Whole Lotta Love"). Issa contributes a decent "Black Dog" to the mix, but otherwise this is an awful album. What audience would demand an album like this is a mystery, and the usual gang of Vitamin cronies stink up the joint so badly on all of these that it's a wonder they have their own fans outside of this series. This is bad all around, and no decent filler tracks could make up for the ugliness in store for any unfortunate buyers.

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