Ahhhh ahhhhhhh!
September 28, 2002 10:56 PM   Subscribe

Ahhhh ahhhhhhh! (Flash link) I never knew the lyrics to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," but I'm pretty sure I'll never forget them now. Animation! Vikings! And... kittens! However, as much fun as the video is, I'm not convinced it's historically accurate.
posted by headspace (21 comments total)
Funny - I always associated "Immigrant Song" with dromedaries.
posted by phong3d at 11:04 PM on September 28, 2002

That couldn't have been more perfect. Such darling little viking kitties.
posted by dopamine at 11:11 PM on September 28, 2002

I for one welcome our new Viking Kitty Overlords.
posted by hincandenza at 11:17 PM on September 28, 2002

Yeah, this has turned up in my email about six times today. I have a bad feeling that we'll be hearing Immigrant Song quite a lot late at night at medieval reenactment encampments next spring. I wonder how it will sound played on a lute?

Honestly, though, the kittens in helmets scare me a little.

Also, somehow related (but I can't quite figure out how) - if you liked that, check out sabbatum - a Medieval tribute to Black Sabbath.
posted by anastasiav at 11:23 PM on September 28, 2002

Bow down to the kittens with horns on their helmets. These horny kittens will make a great replacement for our warmongering government. Let them invade Iraq from the sea!!
posted by MaddCutty at 11:24 PM on September 28, 2002

Now that's edutainment!
posted by kirkaracha at 11:25 PM on September 28, 2002

Oh man, anastasiav, now I have to buy sabbatum.
posted by headspace at 11:45 PM on September 28, 2002

anastasiv, i have sabbatum and don't understand what you mean. i don't get cats at all from it.
posted by the aloha at 11:54 PM on September 28, 2002

Invade the western shore...hammer of the gods...envy of your land...

At last, the hidden connection between heavy metal and al-q'aida...
posted by dash_slot- at 3:22 AM on September 29, 2002

If Peter Grant were alive today he'd rip off the top of that guy's head and eat his brains with brown sauce for daring to tamper with Zep's catalog, just like he did to Little Roger and the Goosebumps when they released "Stairway to Gilligan's Island".
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:03 AM on September 29, 2002

This is even worse than hearing Led Zeppelin in Cadillac ads.
posted by TedW at 6:13 AM on September 29, 2002

The Viking Kitties crossing the little lake was priceless, though.

I kind of liked not knowing what the lyrics were, though. My version, which I'm not going tell anybody, was very different.
posted by ashbury at 6:23 AM on September 29, 2002

The song is about Iceland. The band wrote the song after their concert in Reykjavik 1970.
posted by einarorn at 6:33 AM on September 29, 2002

mmm, brains in brown sauce..

*begins banging head making devil horns salute*

Sabbatum kick ass. Somehow the medieval version of "The Wizard" sounds even freakier than the original.
posted by jonmc at 6:35 AM on September 29, 2002

Geez, I never realized how bad these lyrics are.
posted by waxpancake at 9:33 AM on September 29, 2002

Bad lyrics? Perhaps you'd prefer the intellectual and emotional stimulation of the likes of Britney Spears or Kelly Clarkson?
posted by oissubke at 10:27 AM on September 29, 2002

I like kittens. Kittens are cute.
posted by davidmsc at 10:42 AM on September 29, 2002

Kitten overlords, I'm just sitting here plotzing!
posted by billsaysthis at 4:20 PM on September 29, 2002

Part of me thinks this is really stupid, and part of me thinks it's kinda cute. Of course, I wasn't really giving it my full attention, as I was too busy thinking, "So that's what he's saying!" and, "I wonder how long it will take before someone posts, 'I, for one, welcome our new Viking Kitty Overlords.'"
posted by Zulujines at 5:01 PM on September 29, 2002

Wilco covered this in their stop in Dallas last week, with a roadie posing as Robert Plant. It was really weird and beautiful.
posted by phantroll at 9:40 AM on September 30, 2002

That was great, and it's not the only song Led Zep did about the vikings. Viking go good with Rock & Roll.
posted by Eyegore at 10:02 AM on September 30, 2002

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