Robert Plant “Can’t Relate” To “Stairway To Heaven” Contribution Anymore
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He Called It “A Very Beautiful Piece”
Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant recently guested on the Ultimate Classic Rock Nights radio show and he talked about their magnum opus “Stairway to Heaven”. It’s often referred to as the greatest rock song of all time. And it remains a staple in classic rock radio stations. But despite co-writing it with guitarist Jimmy Page, Plant admitted he “can’t relate to it” now.
He told Uncle Joe Benson, “Of course, it was a good song. The construction of the song, the actual musical construction is very, very good. It’s one of those moments that really can stand without a vocal – and, in fact, it will stand again without a vocal, I’m sure, because it’s a fine, fine piece of music.”
He further added that “lyrically, now, I can’t relate to it, because it was so long ago. … I would have no intention ever to write along those abstract lines anymore. I look at it and I tip my hat to it, and I think there are parts of it that are incredible. The way that Jimmy [Page] took the music through, and the way that the drums reached almost climaxed and then continued. … It’s a very beautiful piece. But lyrically, now, and even vocally, I go, ‘I’m not sure about that.’”