Sonia Tetlow's top Zeppelin tunes

Cowboy Mouth bassist breaks it down

New York-based, all-female Led Zeppelin homage band Lez Zeppelin plays the Variety Playhouse June 29 as part of the MondoHomo fest, so CL asked New Orleans-born, Atlanta-based guitarist, bassist, activist and longtime Led Zep fan Sonia Tetlow (Sonia Tetlow Band, Cowboy Mouth) to pick her five fave Zep tunes.

1) "Communication Breakdown": "A power-punk punch to the side of the head."

2) "What Is and What Should Never Be": "I love the way the bass line dances all around but still sounds like melodic glue."

3) "Dazed and Confused": "It perfectly captures that feeling of when you're trying to get your bearings, blinking back the sun."

4) "When the Levee Breaks": "The drums and harmonica are hypnotic, and it has grown even more intense and personal to me since Katrina and the flood of 2005."

5) "Black Dog": "When the band kicks in and I hear that guitar, it makes me feel like screaming and going 100 miles an hour through the night, with no hands on the wheel and nothing in the world but that moment."

Sonia Tetlow plays July 5 at Eddie's Attic, opening for the outrageous, outspoken outfit Girlyman.

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