Today marks the 73rd birthday of legendary guitarist Jimmy Page. But instead of posting a bunch of Led Zeppelin clips you’ve all seen and heard a million times since middle school, we figured we’d blow out some candles by sharing Feints’ hard-charging cover of the band’s 1971 jammer “Black Dog.”
The track surfaced online a few weeks ago, but today’s as good a day as any to take it for a spin around your earholes.
“We honor the live style of their performance, but Dave [Baron, guitarist] and Rob [Phillips, bassist] were keen to nod to as many ‘Page-isms’ as possible, studio wise,” says Feints vocalist Amy Douglas. “We’d been doing ‘Black Dog’ as an encore in our live sets and we wanted to get in the studio especially now and just RIP.”
Of course, as is usual for the soulful Boston rock band, Douglas steals the show with her powerful voice. We’re told the Boston quartet are busy finishing up a new EP, the follow-up to last March’s FEINTS II, and it’s “way hard, way heavy, heavier than our last work.”
In the meantime, saddle up to Feints’ raucous “Black Dog” below.