Watch Kids Rock to Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’
No rock fan is ever truly the same after experiencing the majesty of Led Zeppelin for the first time, and in this installment of our sister site Loudwire's Kids That Rock series, we have the privilege of witnessing young minds being blown by the band's classic "Immigrant Song."
Recorded for 1970's Led Zeppelin III, the song was inspired by a tour stop in Reykjavik, Iceland, which got co-writers Jimmy Page and Robert Plant thinking about ancient Viking explorers rowing west in search of the plunder and glory of new lands. Of course, we shouldn't expect that to be immediately clear to our young panel of listeners, one of whom adorably asks whether the song is about "a big snow monster."
Credit where credit is due, however — that same little girl correctly pegs Iceland as "the land of ice and snow," where, as another boy imagines, big men wearing "animal skins with a bunch of fur and stuff" sail forth with "big knives and axes and maces." He somehow left the Hammer of the Gods off the list, but hey, close enough.
As for what that hammer is used for, well, there's some confusion ... and we never thought we'd hear anyone try to find the song's "new lands" on a map by looking for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But that ability to mean different things to different generations is part of what makes Led Zeppelin great, right? Watch it all in the video above, and look out for more classic rock episodes in the Kids That Rock series soon.
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