The Song Remains Insane
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The Song Remains Insane
The Song Remains Insane
Dread Zeppelin The song Remains Insane.JPG
Live album by
Released1996
GenreHard rock, reggae rock
LabelBirdcage Records
(TWA Records in Australia)
ProducerJah Paul Jo
Rasta Li-Mon
Dread Zeppelin chronology
Ruins
(1996)
The Song Remains Insane
(1996)
Spam Bake
(1998)

The Song Remains Insane[1] is the tenth album by Dread Zeppelin, released in 1996. It is a double live album from their tour recorded in Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Copenhagen and Las Vegas. (See 1996 in music)

Dread Zeppelin is known for their humorous stage antics, with strange masks, hypnotic dances, hilarious choreography, and funny band interaction between songs mostly by the bigger than life persona of Tortelvis into the King (he IS the King).

Unfortunately the album does not reflect all of this, and the sound quality is dubious by moment (but good for a live album). This album is of great value to fans that assisted to live performances.

To be noted an un-documented 13th track "Radio Montage"[2] on the second CD created with radio extracts (English and Japanese) mentioning Dread Zeppelin, the voice of Tortelvis (interviews real or fake) with its usual tirades presenting the band members and live music with voices of said members from shows.

The CD insert has texts from Paul Elliot (Sounds UK), Jah Paul Jo (Halvallah 1996), and a quote from Frank Zappa "Art is about making something out of nothing and selling it".

Track listing

Disc one - titled "The Song Remains Insane"

  1. "Black Dog" (Page, Plant, Jones) - 7:05
  2. "Whole Lotta Love" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham) - 5:59
  3. "Heartbreaker" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham) - 9:03
  4. "Do The Claw" (Ramsay, Putnam, Tortell, Haasis) - 2:27
  5. "Song Remains The Same" (Page, Plant) - 6:02
  6. "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (Page, Jones) - 7:46
  7. "In Through The Ed Door" (Traditional) - 1:19
  8. "Stairway to Heaven" (Page, Plant) - 10:04

Disc two - titled "The 'Live On Strawberry Cheesecake' Sessions"

  1. "See See Rider" (?[3]) - 1:27
  2. "Immigrant Song" (Page, Plant) - 3:43
  3. "Black Dog" (Page, Plant, Jones) - 8:00
  4. "Heartbreaker" (Page, Plant, Jones) - 5:57
  5. "Do The Claw" (Ramsay, Putnam, Tortell, Haasis) - 3:02
  6. "Big Ol' Gold Belt" (Ramsay, Putnam, Tortell, Haasis) - 3:35
  7. "Viva Las Vegas" (Pomas, Shuman) - 0:45
  8. "Woodstock" (Mitchell) - 4:09
  9. "Looking' For Trouble" (Dread Zeppelin) - 0:20
  10. "Rock'N'Roll Medley": "Rock & Roll" (Page, Plant), "The Ocean" (Page, Plant), "D'yer Mak'er" (Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham), "In the Light" (Page, Plant, Jones), "Dazed & Confused" (Page), "Nobody's Fault" (Page, Plant), "Bring It On Home" (Page, Plant) - 11:16
  11. "Plant Chat" (N/A) - 0:57
  12. "A Quiet Moment With Tortelvis" (N/A) - 0:42
  13. "Radio Montage" (N/A) - 4:35 [4]

The Players

  • Jah Paul Jo - Guitar, Keyboard and Vocals
  • Tortelvis - That Beautiful singin' voice [5]
  • Ed Zeppelin - Congas, percussion, vocals and keys.
  • Carl Jah - Guitars, vocals
  • Put-Mon - Bass
  • Charlie Haj - is the man that hands Tortelvis his water and towel on stage.

Production

  • Producers: Jah Paul Jo and Rasta Li-Mon
  • Engineered by: Rasta Li-Mon
  • On-site Engineering supervised by Rasta Li-Mon and Darrel Bussino by: Rasta Li-Mon
  • Cover Design and Artwork: Shelley Roye
  • Valuable contributions: Lee Manning and Alan Grange.

Notes

  1. ^ Title noted "Dread Zeppelin - Live - The Song Remains Insane" on the album side and back cover
  2. ^ On copies of Australia imported album, may vary.
  3. ^ Actually indicated as a question mark in the album
  4. ^ Not indicated in song list on album
  5. ^ textual from album

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