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  • RLP4ever
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    Originally posted by Wicked Cricket View Post
    Fare well mate TTYL..!
    But don't you dare disappear for too long, again!

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  • Wicked Cricket
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    Thx for tips RLP4, not a fan of Chardonneys, but I've been known to swell a bottle of good Gernam Reisling from time to time. I've always thought that Mr Plant was always a gracious and rather humble(?) type myself, I don't think he ever took himself or Zep too seriously, but thats my "humble" opinion As for his comment made in '69 ,maybe he was right that night! Some of that eraly Earth pre-Sabbath blues stuff is pretty "shitty" to my ears. As for your comment that Mr Robert is your all time favourite vocalist, I've always held the opinion you can't touch Plant's vocals on the first 4 Zep albums, to my ears no one was better! I detected the deterioration creeping in on House Of The Holy, and it only got worse. Maybe it was the cigs, alchohal and PUSSY, but I degress... Anyway, I've wondered myself what the mighty Zep would have sounded like without Bonzo, the engine that drove their "heaviness" even on un-heavy like tunes, and I've come ot the conclusion it wouldn't have been the same, he was truly a "one of kind" drummer. Fare well mate TTYL..!

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  • RLP4ever
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    Originally posted by Wicked Cricket View Post
    I won't fenture into the cosmo aspects of Zep vs BS in the 21st century, but no band from their era and particularly the remnets of Zeppelin can touch Sabbath in 2009. Zep has done the right thing by not reuniting, they are an empty shell of what was a great rock band.

    Hey RLP4, any good tips on good Ausi white wine? All we get is that Yellow Tail and Barefoot juice here at my local spirits store...good to see c ya, er a I mean hear from ya mate!
    Without explaining all the reasons why, I'd just say that I largely accepted, and never overly rued the disbanding of Led Zeppelin after the demise of John Henry Bonham (the beloved Bonzo to us fans---RIP). I won't even hazard the futile guess of what Led Zeppelin would be like, today, had they continued with a changed line-up post-1980. As for 'Sabbath in 2009', mate Wicked, I hardly need to rehash how I, for one, don't think the band is any great shakes at all---and hasn't been for a very long time, to be brutally honest. The 'remnants' of Zeppelin don't even truly regard themselves as the band Led Zeppelin, so alas, there's no feasible 'reunion' happening, and no realistic propect of weighing up a Zeppelin vs Sabbath bout in '09. LOL

    Alright now, great to have YOU back here, actually. I've been posting my pieces here in the forums lately, but where do you sail away every now and then, you busy wine-swilling mister?

    buddy, to tell you the truth, although I love a variety of quality wines, I haven't had a drink of wine for several months now. There are several superb white wines that are born and brewed right here in the made-for-wine heavenly conditions in Aus , a lot of which is actually exported around the world to wine-worshipping connoisseurs. There are many Chardonnays of varying quality and price. And one of my forever favourites is the highly classy 'Riesling' white wines, of which there are many choices available. It's mainly very dry, finely balanced in texture, body and aroma, and excellent as meal accompaniments. Also, the exquisite Sauvignon Blanc white wines, or the Marsanne, or the Viognier and Verdelho, all of which are grown in parts of my own state of South Australia, indeed in Adelaide itself. I'd be happy to show you around, hopefully someday, and have you sample and savour the very finest you deserve. Cheers to that!

    Now, I wonder what wines, if any, would an ageing Robert Plant fancy, when he's busy not mocking other metal bands.

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  • Wicked Cricket
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    I won't fenture into the cosmo aspects of Zep vs BS in the 21st century, but no band from their era and particularly the remnets of Zeppelin can touch Sabbath in 2009. Zep has done the right thing by not reuniting, they are an empty shell of what was a great rock band.

    Hey RLP4, any good tips on good Ausi white wine? All we get is that Yellow Tail and Barefoot juice here at my local spirits store...good to see c ya, er a I mean hear from ya mate!

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  • RLP4ever
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    Originally posted by fishtowner View Post
    He's no longer the young ladies man rock god that he was once. He's an wrinkled old looking fart who wishes he looked half as good as Tony does at 61.
    Aw, that's a pretty spiteful mouthful, fish!

    But yea, there's no denying how Plant seems to me to have aged particularly badly in a sense, compared to his Zep mates (Jimmy looks old too, but he's more than 4 years older than Robert), and some of his peers of similar age. Plant has been wearing wrinkles for many years now, looks a bit too thin sometimes and generally just appears even older than 61, a lot of the time.

    HOWEVER, fish, I won't say Tony looks exactly all that flash, either. Besides, Plant's voice sounds just as good at 61, as Tony's guitar-playing sounds to many of you guys, today. And, young ladies want what they want----I just know that Robert Plant will always be my favourite rock-singer god of all time.

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  • fishtowner
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    He's no longer the young ladies man rock god that he was once. He's an wrinkled old looking fart who wishes he looked half as good as Tony does at 61.

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  • RLP4ever
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    To dmc: hey, that's high praise indeed. Probably your favourite record of the last three years.? What else have you been listening to, then? Nah, just kidding! It took me a long time in finally buying it; found it too mellow and rather boring, initially. But, after a few further full listens, I realised I actually liked it quite a bit. But I admit to being really surprised and more than a little leery when I first heard of Plant collaborating with somebody like Allison Krauss; it definitely seemed like a pretty improbable (and risky?) alliance. Alas, they both stand vindicated on that classy record. And lucky you even got to see them perform, in concert. Good on ya!


    Originally posted by TheMobRules
    I am a Purple fan but definitely wouldn't put them ahead of Zeppelin. Unlike Sabbath, neither band was ever comfortable with being identified as metal anyway.
    Neither would I. Purple comes third, on my card. And yea, you're right about the the 'metal-avoidance' syndrome of both Purple and Zeppelin. Despite being (mostly rightly) credited with having a considerable iinfluence and impact upon latter-day Metal music and bands, both Zeppelin and Purple, themselves, consistently appeared to variously disavow any real association with metal. In Zeppelin's case, it was almost a sneering dismissal by them of any link their music may have had with 'metal'. And DP seemed to me, at least, to almost run away from the metal framework, as if they were somehow strangely ashamed or simply scared, or possibly both, of being linked to metal, much less actually play music that sounded that way.

    **Also, I'd say something about the 'blues' aspect to the music of these three bands. Sabbath blatantly (mostly) ditched it in the Ozzy-era itself. Purple constantly flirted with it, without ever sounding altogether confident or convincing in their efforts. Zeppelin, though, always stayed mostly wedded to the blues. The rest, as the cliche goes, is history.

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  • TheMobRules
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    Originally posted by DiosSword View Post
    Robert Plant seems to have the need to knock others down.

    He spent most of the late '80s talking about everyone supposedly ripping him off, especially David Coverdale (who comes from the same era and is a peer of Plant's) and Kingdom Come (who did rip Zeppelin off, massively). He shouldn't be throwing stones, considering that Zep ripped off the old black bluesers left, right and centre.

    I like Zeppelin, but I would rank them third in the initial formative cadre of British heavy metal (Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin). I'd put Uriah Heep somewhere in there but they're closer to progressive rock to my ears...

    Plant said he doesn't need Viagra...probably not, with Allison Krauss to lust over!
    Since the early 80's to my knowledge Plant has seldom if ever had anything good to say about metal bands. But in this case due to a lack of follow up questioning, it's possible that he was referring to this specific Sabbath show.

    I am a Purple fan but definitely wouldn't put them ahead of Zeppelin. Unlike Sabbath, neither band was ever comfortable with being identified as metal anyway.

    FWIW note that this interview is from 2002.

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  • DiosSword
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    Originally posted by RLP4ever View Post
    I never heard him make that bragging claim (and he's 61 today), though I wouldn't put it past Percy to say that he never really even needed Jimmy Page to become so famous and loved---or simply doesn't need him anymore---to make great rock music again.

    As for Ms. Krauus, DS please don't tell me that Plant can seriously ever take their musical alliance in the studios into something suited to the bedroom.

    *Did you like that album with Allison, though?
    He does say something about "not needing Viagra" in the interview. Just making a Truly Tasteless Joke.

    And, actually, I think Allison Krauss has a wonderful voice, in addition to being beautiful.

    Seriously, Plant has always been interested in the acoustic side of things so I wasn't surprised when he and Allison got together (musically!).

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  • devilmaycare
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    Originally posted by RLP4ever View Post
    *Did you like that album with Allison, though?
    Probably my favorite record of the last three years. And one of the best concerts too.

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  • RLP4ever
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    Originally posted by DiosSword View Post
    Plant said he doesn't need Viagra...probably not, with Allison Krauss to lust over!
    I never heard him make that bragging claim (and he's 61 today), though I wouldn't put it past Percy to say that he never really even needed Jimmy Page to become so famous and loved---or simply doesn't need him anymore---to make great rock music again.

    As for Ms. Krauus, DS please don't tell me that Plant can seriously ever take their musical alliance in the studios into something suited to the bedroom.

    *Did you like that album with Allison, though?
    Last edited by RLP4ever; 10-01-2009, 06:25 AM.

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  • DiosSword
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    Robert Plant seems to have the need to knock others down.

    He spent most of the late '80s talking about everyone supposedly ripping him off, especially David Coverdale (who comes from the same era and is a peer of Plant's) and Kingdom Come (who did rip Zeppelin off, massively). He shouldn't be throwing stones, considering that Zep ripped off the old black bluesers left, right and centre.

    I like Zeppelin, but I would rank them third in the initial formative cadre of British heavy metal (Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin). I'd put Uriah Heep somewhere in there but they're closer to progressive rock to my ears...

    Plant said he doesn't need Viagra...probably not, with Allison Krauss to lust over!

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  • devilmaycare
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    It's a shame because musically he has reached a fine place indeed. He's matured & evolved & seems to have found the perfect place with T-Bone & Kraus... now he just needs his ego & mouth to catch up!

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  • Gregory House
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    Originally posted by mikesline View Post
    found this while surfing, i'm surprized to hear him say comment like this.

    http://press.manicnirvana.com/?p=55


    Plant comes off like a stuck up bitch sometimes i pay no heed at all !

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  • thesithempire
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    It might be argued that as Led Zeppelin's early albums were basically comprised of covers (many uncredited) that they were, in fact, great adapters.

    But Sabbath win out for being original songwriters. And Iommi trumps Page in terms of being the king of great riffs.

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