Robert Plant Has A Stack Of Unheard Rockabilly Songs – Would He Release Them?
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Robert Plant reflected on the “purity and allegiance” of the rockabilly fans in England and shared some stories when he used to attend a club in Kentish Town that celebrates the genre in London for years.
In the latest episode of his Digging Deep podcast series, Plant told host Matt Everitt:
“I used to go up there with my son-in-law, Charlie Jones, and we both have long hair. Various rockabilly artists would play and the whole scene was absolutely incredible.”
“If I went to the toilet, the bathroom … all of the rockabilly guys would just be putting their combs through their Brylcreem, pushing the quiffs back and bringing them forward, taking the piss out of me and Charlie.”
The singer said he recently returned to the area and visited a nearby venue, he shared:
“I saw the guy in there, and I related the story of the purest rockabilly thing, the hair thing and all that. He said, ‘Well, don’t worry, son – you’ll be all right now. None of them have got any hair!'”
While the rocker and Everitt talked about the genre’s fashion, Plant revealed he had a stack of unheard rockabilly songs:
“We’ve been looking at … in that idiom of music, how many unissued tracks I’ve got. Everything from working in New Orleans with the little Band of Gold, doing Fats Domino stuff, or working with the Big Town Playboys with Jeff Beck, doing ‘Look Out Mabel.’ … There’s so many tracks that are great. I do still have a fingertip jacket.”