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 Thatguy67
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Today, the ol' honeydripper himself and former Zeppelin frontman turns 60.
One of my all time favourite voices in rock. He led the paved the way for zillions of blond haired would be frontmen/singers of many a rock band.
Anyone else a fan? Or not a fan? How would you compare is solo output to his Led Zeppelin work?

 Ready4SomethingFun
Joined: 3/17/2008
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Posted: 8/20/2008 4:01:17 PM
Other than the fact he took himself a bit too seriously according to several books I've read on the legend that is Led Zeppelin, Percy is a pretty consistant singer.

I think he mellowed out quite a bit on his solo stuff, even on the Page Plant reunion type material. But strangely enough I never found it boring (except for maybe that "Big Log" song from the early 80's that got way overplayed on MTV and was too long and a real snoozer--oh, the jokes we told about Big Log!).

But it's hard to believe he's 60 (unless you've seen a pic lately). It's making me feel old because the first time I heard Zep I was about 5. So I basically grew up with that stuff.
 horneschwoggle
Joined: 8/12/2007
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Posted: 8/20/2008 4:32:31 PM
I've listened to Robert Plant's " Sixty Six to Timbuktu" a few times. Now knowing a little more of Plant's musical history before and after Led Zepplin, I would say he's definiately a well rounded, talented singer.
Robert Plant as well as Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham were all talented in their own right. They all made Led Zepplin one of the best rock bands ever.

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 JuJuBee
Joined: 1/24/2004
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Posted: 8/20/2008 7:54:27 PM
Happy Birthday to my favorite classic rock voice of all time!
 dao626
Joined: 2/5/2007
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Posted: 8/24/2008 8:29:50 PM
Robert Plant is awesome. I regret that I didn't see Zeppelin live back in the day, but I did see Robert Plant a couple of times he was really good. He had some good solo stuff, but not as good as the Zeppelin stuff. I did get to see the Page/Plant tour in the 90's and that was a great show!!
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 8/24/2008 9:01:04 PM
I saw him in 1998 (with Jimmy Page) and it was pretty much a Led Zeppelin show with a few songs from their 1998 album they did together. Both were in fine form.

 A.star
Joined: 8/17/2008
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Posted: 9/1/2008 8:20:49 PM
His voice wasn't the same after his accident in '75 but I was really impressed with the album he did with Alison Krauss. Although, she'd make Sanjaya sound good.
 matchstick_man
Joined: 1/28/2007
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Posted: 9/2/2008 4:05:43 AM
I was born in th same hospital as him I think.

I don't think Zep would have been anything like without him, as amazing as th others were.

Good on ya Rob
 HarleyBabi
Joined: 8/10/2008
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Posted: 9/2/2008 5:09:59 PM
Mr Plant has always been kickazz
...what an outstandin musician he is, to say the least!!
Rock on, bro...
Happy Birthday Robert Plant and many many more...
 Agapis
Joined: 3/20/2008
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Posted: 9/7/2008 1:06:04 PM
his solo stuff isnt gread.
the unledded/unplugged album was good, no, GREAT though. especially kashmir. haunting. love the eastern/arabic percussion.
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 9/7/2008 1:17:00 PM
I liked the unledded/unplugged album, too. I thought the Page/Plant version of "Gallows Pole" was much better than their earlier version from 1970.

 Agapis
Joined: 3/20/2008
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Posted: 9/7/2008 1:28:44 PM
yes, the new Gallows Pole is immense. so much harder and more earthier than the original.
i fukk'n love it.
 findingthemagic
Joined: 8/10/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 4:03:45 AM
Great solo or with the Zep. Ship of Fools, 29 Palms, I Believe, Song to the Siren all great solo pieces. I recently played a gig where I solo'd on Thank You early in the set. A guy came up later and thanked me for playing it, said he loved the song and didn't know anyone who still played Led Zep. Of course, I said.....Thank You!
 phishkev
Joined: 9/19/2008
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Posted: 9/29/2008 2:35:52 PM
His first solo L.P. rocks-after that, maybe Dreamland-AWESOME!!
 cieo
Joined: 9/11/2006
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Posted: 9/30/2008 3:25:55 PM
On a song per song basis, no band has ever come close to matching Led Zepplin's consistancy for the 1st 6 albums. Though afterwards, things got a little shakey... I'm not sure if any other *rock* band has matched their sales either, at over 300 million (!) units.

In his day, Plant was THE singer, hands down, no one could touch him. But yeah, after his car accident in the mid 70's, he seemed to have lost quite a bit vocally.

His solo stuff? The only tune I really liked was "heaven knows" & that was written by some other guys. He seems to have lost his songwriter skills to.

Though I can't wait to hear/see the reunion gig DVD, as there's still a bit of magic on some of the broadcasts I've seen every now & then.
 kailania
Joined: 4/10/2008
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Posted: 1/31/2010 11:37:47 PM
i see this is an old post.
but i must say that Led Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands ever.
i think Robert Plant is such a passionate singer. he gives it his all.
 Hello America
Joined: 12/4/2009
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Posted: 2/1/2010 9:11:48 AM
I saw him in Bflo. w/ Phil Collins on drums......good show.
 wildspiritf
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Posted: 10/17/2011 7:39:08 PM
Definitely a fan and always will be!!
 HELPmeSTOPdating
Joined: 10/23/2007
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Posted: 10/17/2011 7:43:09 PM
LedZep was great! I have seen a few classic albums live at hard rock and they do an amazingly accurate recreation, close your eyes and it is LEDZEP! Great show for a date ;)
Mike
 Tayfire
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Posted: 10/18/2011 9:58:53 AM
We all like Led Zep? But has no-one on this site heard the latest with Band of Joy with Naci Griffin it was quite good.
 CharityTrue
Joined: 11/15/2011
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Posted: 11/23/2011 6:42:33 AM
I think he still loves music... He's still passionate....
 ComplekCity
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Posted: 11/23/2011 8:24:05 AM
I've been a fan of Zep for over 30 years.

But that doesn't mean I can't be honest about some things like Plant's vox in " Song Remains the Same " .... not too good to say the least.

I mean, for example, the way he sang the last part of " Stairway " on the record compared to " Song R. the Same " ( " And as we wind on down the road ... " ), holy cow not exactly his best.

Someone once told me that he could actually do live what he did on the records waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the early days but his voice just gave out .

So, I'm more a fan of Zep's overall music/sound than I am of Plant's vox by a long shot.
 Thatguy67
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Posted: 4/15/2012 1:57:28 PM

Someone once told me that he could actually do live what he did on the records waaaaaaaaaaaaay back in the early days but his voice just gave out .


I always wondered if that 1975 car accident in Greece had done some long term damage to those pipes.
 Green_Jello44
Joined: 6/19/2011
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Posted: 4/16/2012 10:04:39 AM
damn you folks are picky....time goes by and everyone forgets... all I know is, I saw him in 1977, talk about charisma, he was a god on stage.......
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