Plant’s new album gives no quarter to his oldest fans’ built-in expectations.
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“It’s not going to happen,” he says of a reunion. “You’d have to exhume.”
Never mind that our readers’ top pick for 2013 was actually published on December 27, 2011. It’s part of a trend involving a certain mop-topped bunch.
Robert Plant’s newest post-Led Zeppelin outfit is a canny blending of blues and world music influences, adding spicy new flavors to a post-blues aesthetic that goes back to his earliest successes in music.
Beginning roughly with 2007’s Alison Krauss collaboration Raising Sand, Robert Plant began working in a quieter, more confidential manner that was completely alien to his Led Zeppelin style.
Named after one of their dad’s favorite sayings, and featuring found-object recordings of R.L. Burnside and Otha Turner, you’d expect the Dickinson Brothers’ new North Mississippi Allstars album to be riven with nostalgia.
For most Led Zeppelin fans, the group’s canonical releases between 1969’s self-titled debut and 1979’s In Through the Out Door are consumptive enough that they needn’t bother with the solo efforts that followed.
As Led Zeppelin recedes further into his rear-view mirror, Robert Plant continues to stay busy — collaborating with Allison Krauss, the Band of Joy and currently with the Spectacular Space Shifters. Still, he’s keenly aware of how much time has passed.
All of the reunion talk for Led Zeppelin, subsequent to their gala release of Celebration Day, seemed to center on the idea that Robert Plant wasn’t interested. Not true, says the erstwhile frontman.
There has been, over the last months, much more chatter about Robert Plant’s private affairs with Patty Griffin than anything they’ve done in the studio. “Ohio,” from Griffin’s upcoming release American Kid, changes that.