Growing up in the 80’s as a New Wave kid rejecting anything heavy metal, I certainly didn’t develop your typical relationship with Led Zeppelin. I first got into Led Zeppelin through Led Zeppelin II, mostly thanks to “Whole Lotta Love”, a song which, to this day, remains one of my favorites. After that, rather than digging into their extensive discography or just listening to the hits, I became fan of the Robert Plant and Jimmy Page collaboration No Quarter which then strangely led me to Robert Plant’s solo work such as Might Rearranger and his latest Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Road without caring much for his album with Allison Kraus. During these years, I finally took the time to explore Led Zeppelin’s discography and finally became addicted.
Robert Plant’s show at the Greek was special to me, being fan of both his adventurous solo work and his emblematic band. Delivering a set alternating between Led Zeppelin’s classics and cuts from his latest release, Robert Plant proved he’s still a god gifted with a magic voice but also an artist, offering rearranged versions of hits such as “Whole Lotta Love”, “Rock and Roll”, “The Immigrant Song” with hints of world music, folk and electronica. Songs from Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Road such as “Little Maggie”, “Embrance Another Fall”, “Ranbow”, “Turned it up” and “A Stolen Kiss” proved to be as haunting as the oldies and my only regret is that lots of the old leather-pants-wearing drunks in the crowd wouldn’t appreciate as well these precious moments.