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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 10:22 AM
First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Band Of Joy'



http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129178865&ft=1& ;f=1039

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 07:36 AM
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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 09:02 AM
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THANKS!


Yes, thanks! I'm here @ work on Labor Day (my own fault) and you can hear the whole thing from this link! I'm liking it so far.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 09:59 AM
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Yes, thanks! I'm here @ work on Labor Day (my own fault) and you can hear the whole thing from this link! I'm liking it so far.
Ditto. Also working (on call and I guess my fault for volunteering for this gig) but from home. And I'm really liking Band of Joy. Thanks for sharing!

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 12:35 PM
First I'll say all the politically and musically correct things. Yeah, I appreciate what Robert Plant is trying to do. Yeah, he's being true to his musical roots, yes, he's trying to cover new musical ground, delve into different genres. I just listened to this all the way through and I thank you for posting this. You probably saved me around $15 because I was thinking of buying it. It bored the hell out of me. Look, I'm 55 years old, I saw Zep when they were only kids, once in 1971 when I was 16 and twice more my senior year in high school, 1973 (went to the first and last of four nights at The Forum in L.A.) They were so young, so vibrant, so INCREDIBLE..........without a doubt to this day three of the very best shows I've ever seen. I'm still a rocker at heart and it's very hard to me to get into this new direction that Plant is going. And yeah, I'd still like to see a Zep reunion happen. Ok, there, I said it.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 12:39 PM
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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 12:41 PM
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First I'll say all the politically and musically correct things. Yeah, I appreciate what Robert Plant is trying to do. Yeah, he's being true to his musical roots, yes, he's trying to cover new musical ground, delve into different genres. I just listened to this all the way through and I thank you for posting this. You probably saved me around $15 because I was thinking of buying it. It bored the hell out of me. Look, I'm 55 years old, I saw Zep when they were only kids, once in 1971 when I was 16 and twice more my senior year in high school, 1973 (went to the first and last of four nights at The Forum in L.A.) They were so young, so vibrant, so INCREDIBLE..........without a doubt to this day three of the very best shows I've ever seen. I'm still a rocker at heart and it's very hard to me to get into this new direction that Plant is going. And yeah, I'd still like to see a Zep reunion happen. Ok, there, I said it.


I dig it for what it is, not for what it isn't.

your mileage may vary.

(Your analysis dismissed much of the folk influence in Zep. Ignores "Going to California" and much
of Led Zeppelin III. )





[Edited on 9/6/2010 by spacemonkey]

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 12:53 PM
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It bored the hell out of me.
I won't say it bored the hell out of me,but it didn't move me as much as I hoped it would.
I liked it much more than Raising Sand that's for sure! I missed the boat on that one.
I cut my teeth on early Zep also,but I'm still glad to see Robert,or any other musician,expand and grow.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 01:08 PM
this record has a similar feel to Emmy Lou Harris's "wrecking ball"

it has that same sort of vibe. and both records have Buddy Miller.

I think Robert and Patty Griffin's voices blend very nicely.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 01:22 PM
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First I'll say all the politically and musically correct things. Yeah, I appreciate what Robert Plant is trying to do. Yeah, he's being true to his musical roots, yes, he's trying to cover new musical ground, delve into different genres. I just listened to this all the way through and I thank you for posting this. You probably saved me around $15 because I was thinking of buying it. It bored the hell out of me. Look, I'm 55 years old, I saw Zep when they were only kids, once in 1971 when I was 16 and twice more my senior year in high school, 1973 (went to the first and last of four nights at The Forum in L.A.) They were so young, so vibrant, so INCREDIBLE..........without a doubt to this day three of the very best shows I've ever seen. I'm still a rocker at heart and it's very hard to me to get into this new direction that Plant is going. And yeah, I'd still like to see a Zep reunion happen. Ok, there, I said it.
I dig it for what it is, not for what it isn't. your mileage may vary.
Coiuldn't have said it better, John. (we must be getting same mileage ). And I've been a Zepplin fan since the beginning - was lucky to be around to see them live a couple of times back in the 70's (yes - they were incredible ); saw the Page/Plant show a couple of decades later and really enjoyed that. Plant's solo work is not Led Zeppelin ... don't believe it's meant to be (and maybe he's bored, too ... with what was). I like that Robert is still growing musically and experimenting with new musical disciplines and am thinking about picking this up after listening to this taste. (and Zep reunion? Well I'll be there, too, if it ever becomes a possibility ).

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 01:30 PM
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(and Zep reunion? Well I'll be there, too, if it ever becomes a possibility ).
After what I saw at the Q in '08,I KNOW I'll be there!

 

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(Your analysis dismissed much of the folk influence in Zep. Ignores "Going to California" and much
of Led Zeppelin III. )



I can see from my post why you would think that, particularly my comment "I'm still a rocker at heart". Led Zep III along with Houses of The Holy is one of my top two Zep records and I've loved the acoustic stuff ever since I heard Zep do it in an acoustic set at my very first Zep show. I feel fortunate to have witnessed that because there were people walking around talking which may be why they had shelved the acoustic set (sadly) by the next time I saw them. To me it's miles above Plant's new stuff or the record with Allison Krause. But then, Zep was an ALL STAR band, let's not forget it. Plant was accompanied by Page, Jones and Bonham. That's not to say that the musicians on Band of Joy are not sterling, I just think Led Zep III in particular is a very, very special record, hell I heard it live right when it came out and owned it soon after. Maybe Band of Joy will grow on me but I sure wasn't taken on first listen.

 

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First I'll say all the politically and musically correct things. Yeah, I appreciate what Robert Plant is trying to do. Yeah, he's being true to his musical roots, yes, he's trying to cover new musical ground, delve into different genres. I just listened to this all the way through and I thank you for posting this. You probably saved me around $15 because I was thinking of buying it. It bored the hell out of me. Look, I'm 55 years old, I saw Zep when they were only kids, once in 1971 when I was 16 and twice more my senior year in high school, 1973 (went to the first and last of four nights at The Forum in L.A.) They were so young, so vibrant, so INCREDIBLE..........without a doubt to this day three of the very best shows I've ever seen. I'm still a rocker at heart and it's very hard to me to get into this new direction that Plant is going. And yeah, I'd still like to see a Zep reunion happen. Ok, there, I said it.
I dig it for what it is, not for what it isn't. your mileage may vary.
Coiuldn't have said it better, John. (we must be getting same mileage ). And I've been a Zepplin fan since the beginning - was lucky to be around to see them live a couple of times back in the 70's (yes - they were incredible ); saw the Page/Plant show a couple of decades later and really enjoyed that. Plant's solo work is not Led Zeppelin ... don't believe it's meant to be (and maybe he's bored, too ... with what was). I like that Robert is still growing musically and experimenting with new musical disciplines and am thinking about picking this up after listening to this taste. (and Zep reunion? Well I'll be there, too, if it ever becomes a possibility ).


I never got to see the real ZEP, had tickets in 77 when Robert's son died and the rest of the tour canceled
and again in 80 , and then Bonzo died. I have seen most of Robert's solo tours and the Page /Plant
tour for walking into clarksdale. JPJ band's a few times. They all continue their musical journey sometimes
together sometimes apart. It's all good to me.



[Edited on 9/7/2010 by spacemonkey]

 

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  posted on 9/6/2010 at 09:44 PM
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  posted on 9/8/2010 at 07:10 AM
i've got it, bored me, i'll try it another couple of times but I'm not hopeful

 

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  posted on 9/8/2010 at 09:33 AM
Just listened to the NPR link, I like it.

Of course I was primed a bit for what was to come as I got the Band of Joy vine floating around here and listened to that a while back.

But then again, I liked what he did with Alison Krauss.

Just my opinion.

 

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