Thursday, January 9, 2014

Quote of the Day (Robert Plant, on ‘Pretty Raunchy’ Led Zeppelin)

“I like to think that people go away knowing that we're pretty raunchy and we really do a lot of the things people say we do, but at the same time-- this is what we're getting over: it's goodness. It's not power, revolution, put your fists in the air, I like them to go away feeling the way you do at the end of a good chick, satisfied and exhausted.”—Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant quoted in Lisa Robinson, “Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Act: The Led Zeppelin Circus is Back,” Creem, September 1973

Plant’s bandmate, guitarist Jimmy Page—who turns 70 today—would know all about “pretty raunchy,” not to mention "a good chick." Pamela Des Barres is the one groupie who has gone public about her relationship with him, but she is surely not the only one lady who has succumbed to whatever charm he possesses. If digital technology had been around in the heyday of Page and his bandmates in the Seventies---well, let’s just say Justin Bieber’s goings-on would have been nothing compared with theirs! It’s a miracle Page can even enter the ranks of Geriatric Rockers. (Bandmate John Bonham, of course, was not as fortunate.)

(The image accompanying this post shows Led Zeppelin reunited in 2007 at The O2 in London for a tribute to Ahmet Ertegun tribute. From left to right: John Paul Jones, Robert Plant, and Jimmy Page. Partially hidden, on drums, is Jason Bonham, standing in for his deceased father.)

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