Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Songs of 2017 - "Carry Fire," Robert Plant

This comment may give some hardcore Zeppelin fans heartburn, but it seems to me that their post-band careers have proven that Robert Plant contributed just as much to the iconic band's success as Jimmy Page.

If you're not willing to go that far, than surely one must concede that Plant's post-Zep output has far outpaced that of Page, both in terms of quantity and quality.

"Carry Fire" is an outstanding album, one of the year's best, and the title track is an excellent distillation of everything that Plant does well.  Heck, this almost sounds like it could be a Zeppelin song, if you close your eyes and let your mind wander a bit.

"Carry Fire," Robert Plant with his band The Sensational Shape-Shifters.

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