TOOL Approves SPIRIT MACHINES' Mashup Cover of "Sober" & LED ZEPPELIN's "Kashmir"
Spirit Machines' mashup cover of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and Tool's "Sober" has caught the eye of the latter. Tool posted the cover, aptly named "Zober," on their Instagram with the caption "A very tasty tribute of Led Zeppelin and Tool 🔺." Spirit Machines had a little more to say about their cover.
"'Kashmir' and 'Sober' are the sole property of Led Zeppelin and Tool respectively. All the respect and love!
"Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin wrote 'Kashmir' while on a trip through the Sahara desert. The inspiration came when driving down a small, lone road that crossed the desert. On either side were sandstone ridges, making it appear like a channel with no end.
"The intensity of the song earned the band the label 'heavy metal,' one which neither Plant nor Page liked. Still, they couldn’t deny its hypnotic effect, made by the drums playing a standard 4/4 beat and the guitar/strings following a 3/4 pattern.
"There are intense debates about what the song 'Sober' by Tool means. It’s most obvious interpretation is of one struggling through major addiction. It vividly paints the picture of substance abuse highs crashing into rock bottom lows. The sheer distress that often accompanies it. And the desperate longing for something… anything… to be different.
"We have a deep love for both of these songs. We hope you enjoy our Led Zeppelin + Tool mashup, 'Zober'!”