Thursday, February 19, 2009

Rock and Roll Revival

Welcome everybody, to the Rock and Roll Revival! Each week, I'm going to try to post something that is musical and will make you think. This is a challenge for me. My goal is to see music from different viewpoints. I've got some ideas floating around in my head,waiting to come out. So, let's get this show on the road!

This first week's a double header. As some of you may know the Grammys were held about two weeks ago. I don't usually pay too much attention to the Grammys. Largely because of my disdain for the music industry as a whole. They shamelessly promote the big names with the gimmicks and often ignore the real talent. The Grammys are a joke. Remember the Milli Vanilli and the Jethro Tull incidents? I do. This year's nominees were quite interesting and the winners surprised me. Most of them all with Robert Plant and Allison Krauss's award for their album, Raising Sand. So what do you think of the Grammys?

Here's a video from the album.



Here's my favorite tune from the album and one for Madame Z.

With the success of Robert Plant's venture with Allison Krauss, Robert opted out the possibility of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour. My next question is-should Robert Plant forge ahead and broaden his music spectrum or do a reunion tour with the possibilty of filling stadiums and making a gazillion bucks?

10 comments:

kkdither said...

This has been one of my favorite Robert Plant songs: Simply Irresistible Didn't the original video have 2 women playing guitars that were wearing black dresses, hair pulled back and had identical makeup?

drewzepmeister said...

KK,I think you're think you're thinking of Robert Palmer's Addicted to Love.

kkdither said...

That is it, drew! I even looked at that song, but didn't find the right video! (they are both good tunes)

Hey, what happened to Plant? He looks like a different person! (Ya, duh!)

I was able to get rid of your white space at the bottom of the blog drew, but that picture is stubborn. It won't let you put text next to it for some reason.

drewzepmeister said...

Robert Plant has aged,and quite gracefully I may add,kk. He's 61 years old now. If you'll notice him in my avatar (pic taken in 1975)and compare him to now,he's still got his golden locks.

Thanks again kk,for your help.That picture has been a thorn in my side fo the past two days!

AvengingAngel said...

Although I would like nothing more than a Led Zep reunion, Plant seems to be enjoying this collaboration.

OrbsCorbs said...

I have never watched or paid attention to the Grammys.

I've also become more or less oblivious to the current music scene as my internet addiction has grown. I knew nothing about this collaboration until Drew's blog. That first song, Please Read the Letter, blew me away. I also like Gone Gone Gone - hollow body electric guitars are cool. Anyway, if Mr. Plant wants to continue in this vein, or another, who are we to tell him no? I know a Led Zeppelin reunion tour would be awesome for the fans, but he must be tired of it by now, and money doesn't seem to be his primary motive.

OrbsCorbs said...

P.S. If I can't fix it, it ain't broke. ;)

drewzepmeister said...

As a die hard Zep fanantic,I'd give my first born (not literary)to see them in concert. I've heard all the solo albums by Plant. Since the beginning,Plant has moved futher away the Zeppelin legacy,exploring new ground. In my opinion,with some damn good results. I kinda wonder what the new Plant/Krauss album would sound like.

drewzepmeister said...

Oh!-I just noticed. Thanks Orbs or kk for fixing my blog. It looks a lot better now:)

Bar said...

Someone confusing Robert Plant with Robert Palmer (who's been dead for years) is almost as bad as someone confusing Bruce Springsteen with Rick Springfield....but not quite :)

I think you know how I feel about the Plant Zeppelin thing....