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Robert Plant:Burning Down One Side & Slow Dancer (Live 1983)

I talked about Robert Plant having a very strong solo career so I thought I would take a little time and go through it over a few posts (yes all the way from post Led Zeppelin 1980 to now). After the unfortunate death of John Bonham in 1980, Plant quickly went to work on a solo career, his first effort “Pictures at Eleven” was released in 1982. While musically some of it is, well typical 80’s songs, other songs (such as Slow Dancer) hold up very well over the years. Vocally he isn’t as commanding as he was in Led Zeppelin, but he isn’t trying to be either (although he does go pretty hard on a couple of tracks). The result of “Pictures at Eleven” isn’t a masterpiece by any means, but is a very strong solo effort that gives listeners a first glimpse into Robert Plant post Zeppelin, not the rock icon they knew, but a new phase of a legitimate musical artist.

Here is ‘Burning Down One Side’

Here is ‘Slow Dancer’

Robert Plant & the Band of Joy is Coming to Boston!

If you aren’t excited yet, well you should star getting excited, because Rock Icon, Robert Plant will be coming to Boston at the House of Blues on January 25.  He will be performing with the Band of Joy to promote his new album, the aptly titled ‘Band of Joy’.  Of course Plant is most famous for his work as lead singer for the legendary Led Zeppelin, but musically he has moved as far away from that as possible as seen in his previous album ‘Raising Sand’ with bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss.  So if you are looking to relive the glory days of Zeppelin, this concert is probably not for you (although I hear he does do a couple of Zeppelin songs), but if you want to hear a once in a lifetime artist perform a careers worth of great material, then look no further.