Led Zeppelin's gone....country?

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  1. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I am waking up this morning, and flipping through the channels. Come across CMT (which I do watch sometimes, but haven't in a few months), and what do I see? Allsion Kraus singing "Gone Gone Gone" with..........Robert Plant? Surely my eyes beseech me. So I listen to this song, which I am immediately no fan of, so I can see who this guy is. Sure enough, it is Robert Plant of LZ fame! When did he get into country?

    Very cool IMO.
     
  2. domientius

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    Robert Plant has one of those voices I can't stand to listen to. Along with that Green Day lead singer.
     
  3. Switch625

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    Led Zeppelin's early albums went all over the place, from rock to country to folk. They didn't really have too many boundaries so this isn't too big a leap for Plant. Considering the current state of rock music, it's no wonder he's trying other waters.
     
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    LZ is from the South, so it doesn't come as a surprise. Most of those Southern rock bands grew up on Cash, Haggard, and Jennings.
     
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    I couldve swore led zep was from england.
     
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    Yep. They're not from the south, unless it's the south of England.
     
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    Led Zep are from England, having their basis in The Yardbirds (another English group that everyone should look up!)

    They've often mixed it up with lots of different styles... Their early days were based on Folk music, so country isn't that far from that, so I can quite easily see Plant doing it, as has been said before.
     
  8. Jeremy.B

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    Yeah, Plant and Paige are both from England. Lynnard Skynnard is from the South...Sweet Home FTW!
     
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    'South' as in London, England, yeah?
     
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  11. Jeremy.B

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    I love the smell of epic failure in the morning.

    Anyway, I was going to say that Zeppelin was heavily blues/folk influenced, listen to songs like "Going to California" and their cover of "When the Levee Breaks".

    It's not a far stretch to country from there.
     
  13. Jeremy.B

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    Yeah, that's true. It was just odd to see them on CMT with Allison Kraus. Everytime I see or hear her, I think of "Whiskey Lullaby", which is quite possibly the most depressing song EVER, and makes me want to shoot myself with a whiskey bottle.
     
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    yep london
     
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    look at jon bon jovi... he's gone country
     
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    I wouldn't say that LZ has gone country, Robert Plant did an album with Allison Krauss. People collaborate all the time.... lot of people seem to like that album around here.
     
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    Jon went country a while ago, doing a cover of 'Bang a Drum' (From the Young Guns 2 soundtrack) with country/ rodeo legend Chris LeDoux. As For Led Zeppelin...you can hear some country influence in their music. Besides, I'm pretty sure that Plant can do what he wants musically- he has nothing left to prove.
     
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    Yeah, Zeppelin's first album was heavily 'influenced' by folk and blues. I say 'influenced' because they didn't write many of the songs. In fact, most of the songs on their first album, and many on subsequent albums, were flat out stolen/reworked/plagiarized from other unknown artists during that time.

    Sad really.
     
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    LZ is on the front page of my Rolling Stone issue. Supposedly they're supposed to tour? I haven't gotten time to read it yet, but if they DO tour...count me in!!! :D 
     
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    So far Plant is giving that a big fat "NO" at the moment; the London gig this month is still a one-off.
     

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