Cover vs. Original

Kashmir


This song tries to do the impossible, which is to compete with the incomparable masterpiece "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. In 1994 Kevin Gilbert heard that a Led Zeppelin tribute album was being put together and he made this version of Kashmir in his living room in ONE NIGHT. It's amazing. Kevin was such a genius he was able to capture what made Kashmir so great in song half the length. Note to cover bands, come in, show you get the original and get out. Shorter is better. Thanks for this version Kevin! We all miss you!

- Troy, Los Angeles, United States, 30.03.2006


Kevin Gilbert
1994

vs.

Led Zeppelin
1975

CD-Cover: Kevin Gilbert - Thud 23 % 77 % CD-Cover: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
Click on the cover for listening Click on the cover for listening
Kevin Gilbert 893 Votes Led Zeppelin

Comments about Kashmir:

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- Old black blues guy,

lol speaks the truth. the problem is zeppelin never gave credit to the originals. im sure youre still pissed about 'when the levee breaks'

lol. remember the roots.
- ryan , pittsburgh, United States, 17.10.2010
- Old black blues guy,

lol speaks the truth. the problem is zeppelin never gave credit to the originals. im sure youre still pissed about 'when the levee breaks'

lol. remember the roots.
- ryan , pittsburgh, United States, 17.10.2010
This is one of Led Zeppelin's best songs and I doubt anybody can make a cover of it that surpasses the original. However, I decided to check out Gilbert's version.

Damn. It's really good. He did his own thing with it while keeping the spirit of the original. I love it. It doesn't beat Led Zeppelin's version, but it's still a great song. Definitely worth checking out.
- Alex, Cleveland, United States, 27.09.2009
I'd like everyone who would like to kill Kevin Gilbert fans to show up at my house. I'm a huge fan of Kevin Gilbert and all his work. E-mail me (ebMusicMan84@gmail.com) for directions,
- Dave, Bel Air, United States, 13.08.2009
Zep stole half their songs, bout time someone stole from them.
- Old black blues guy, Deep south, United States, 17.04.2009
Gilbert's version is very compelling. It gets played loudly on weekly basis. Gilbert was paying his respects to the mighty Zep. Open your eyes and minds you old beer bellied 70"s burnouts!
- John, Chicago, United States, 20.11.2008
PEOPLE!!! STOP TRYING TO COVER LED ZEPPELIN!!!!!!!
Talk about a complete exercise in futility.
Idiots.
Led Zeppelin should be it's own music genre.
- Nathan, Durango, United States, 12.05.2008
NOTE TO Troy: THAT JACKASS COULD NEVER DO ZEPPELIN> THAT'S LIKE COMPARING CHOCOLATE CAKE TO DOG SHIT
- mark, L.A., United States, 01.05.2008
No shorter is NOT better. Interesting cover though
- Jim, Rome, United States, 19.01.2008
I just discovered Kevin Gilbert a couple of years ago and am a fan. Of coarse, when you mention Led Zeppelin you are talking about the greatest rock band that ever stepped on a stage. I've seen all the major bands of the rock era and Led Zeppelin remain clearly in a class by themselves. In their prime, fully focused and firing on all cylinders, no band in the world before or since, not even the Who at their absolute peak, could even compete with Zeppelin. Nobody could. I'm apparently not alone in that opinion considering the site for the reunion tickets (even without the great John Bonham) received over a BILLION hits in less than a week with 25 million attempting to register. Looks like the greatest band ever is still the most popular band in the world. Check out Gilbert though, because he's made some fine music.
- Bobby, Shreveport, United States, 08.11.2007
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