Robert Plant Reveals Led Zeppelin Song He’s Embarassed About
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After the death of Led Zeppelin’s drummer John Bonham’s in 1980, they came up with a decision to part ways. However, one of its members, Robert Plant, didn’t cut his ties with music and has kept himself busy with various collaborations and works exploring different genres.
In a way, he has tried to distinguish himself from the traditional Led Zeppelin sound by forming several bands besides reuniting with Jimmy Page on several occasions. His latest work was the album Raise the Roof, his second collaborative record with bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss, released on November 19, 2021.
In a new interview, the singer discussed his Led Zeppelin career after talking about his recent musical endeavors. In one of the topics being discussed, he talked about the early Led Zeppelin songs, such as “Ramble On” and “The Battle of Evermore.”
Although these songs have been appreciated by diehard Zeppelin fans, it turns out that Plant is embarrassed for writing “The Battle of Evermore.” However, when he shared with a co-singer about this feeling, he was told that there was nothing to be ashamed of because Plant was a young person then and his inspirations informed his works. The singer said:
“I was 22 when I wrote ‘Ramble On’ with Jimmy, so what do I know? I know a lot more about Tolkien now because it’s still alive on the Welsh borders. ‘The Battle of Evermore’ is not over. Far from it. And the thing about ‘Evermore’ is… I said to Alison, ‘I’m embarrassed by this.’ She said, ‘But you can’t be embarrassed, because it’s a young person’s moments by living in an area which is like that, which resonates that period.’
“But of course, that’s oblique, really, because that period is right now too. It’s all the same thing. It’s just that I was obsessed with Louis Spence and C.S. Lewis and the whole idea of the Inklings and the people that used to meet with Tolkien in Oxford and try and wish that they could revive the spirit of what had happened at the turn of the 20th century. ‘Bring it back. Bring it back.'”