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Kids’ orchestra slays with Led Zeppelin xylophone covers
Even Jimmy Page was blown away.
That rock and roll exists at all is a testament to artistic rebellion, and when it comes to turning convention on its head, the Louisville Leopard Percussionists are virtually without peers. Who else could translate the heavy metal stylings of Led Zeppelin into a xylophone-and-marimba opus?
The video below documents a rehearsal session for the musical collective (all kids aged 7 to 12), which covers “Immigrant Song,” “The Ocean,” and “Kashmir” in fluid sequence. Jimmy Page himself was blown away: “Too good not to share,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Now do “Freebird”!
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Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'