Subject: Robert Plant
Bart, you wrote,
"It's a good thing Plant rearranged those songs and added that country
because nobody wants to hear
them the way they were recorded."
Bart, I've been meaning to tell you this, nobody CAN hear them the way
they were recorded.
Plant laid those tracks in the prime of his life when his voice was
young . The man is almost
63 now and can no longer sing in the same register any more.
Give the guy a break.
As happens a lot, we're not arguing about
the same thing.
I'm not angry with Plant for getting old or losing his voice.
Hell, he lost his voice prior to the 1973
tour and wasn't able to sing
<>I'm angry with him for surrendering to
in the same register 38 years ago - so what's his excuse now?
BB King is younger than Plant - so is Jerry Lee Lewis and Little
Can you imagine Little Richard slowing down and doing a country version
of "Tutti Fruiti."
Page's guitars won't ever
tire of singing the high notes but Robert can't physically do it any
and I think he wouldn't want to disappoint the fans who would come to
hear the high howl of
Black Dog but only get a hoarse rattle.
So why is he currently selling the hoarse
whistle with a twang?
Can you think of another "big" rocker who surrendered?
Instead, Robert has remade
himself and re-arranged the songs to fit the way he can sing now,
He knows Page and the band can leave him in the dust. Give him
some respect. He's old.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
He's very old - older than Page will ever get.
I think you need to accept
that the Led Zeppelin you once knew and loved is over. Done.
Why are you talking to me like a child?
Zeppelin is "over" because Plant hates what made him rich and famous.
Either accept the way in
which Robert Plant wishes (is able) to keep the songs alive or
move on and keep listening to the memories of your albums.
Hmmm, sounds like an ultimatum.
Suppose, instead, you accept that I have my own opinions.
Contrary to what
Zeppelin has said,
the song does not remain the
A huge Zeppelin and BartCop fan,
I'm glad Plant won all those Grammys with Alison Krause.
Now he can say he made a contribution to music.
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