Perhaps this can be a new column taking over for my usual Saturday lists. Right now, I am going to use it to answer a few questions. Mainly, why is there little Robert Plant on mainstream Classic Rock stations? Maybe this is just a lull or my bad luck? I don’t know. I have been listening to a good amount of Classic rock on the radio over the past year. So what gives? Maybe it’s dated? It might not be as timeless as a Led Zeppelin song, but it’s still pretty good music.
Big log- The above pictured video was all over the TV in the mid 80s. I cannot believe I forgot about this Robert Plant classic. The soulful guitars both compliment and contrast his rich vocals.
In the mood– This iconic Plant song used to be prominently played, especially as a drop on one Chicago radio station. Seems like they are not in the mood any longer. For shame.
Ship of fools– Such a simple yet elegant song. Kind of reminds me of a little oasis in the middle of a desert.
Heaven knows– Great song. I swear it was used at the end of a movie, but I can’t seem to remember which one. So many of his songs could/should be used in film.
29 palms– I think only hardcore Plant fans will remember this tune. I don’t remember it getting much airplay. Came out around the time grunge was in. It’s one of my all time favorite Robert Plant tunes.
Come into my life– Perhaps I spoke too soon, this song really gets me too. I think it really captures Plant at the time meshing with his past. I think this track could have easily been a Led Zeppelin song.
Dance on my own– Thought I would throw this little gem into the mix. This song just brings me back to the late 80s/early 90s. Which is not a bad thing–for me.
Burning down one side– This is another candidate for songs that should be played more often. I suppose I should be glad in a way, especially on most stations where you get the same 10 songs played to death.
So there you go. A blast from the past, if you are a Plant or Classic Rock fan. A breath of fresh air if you missed out on all those great songs. I left a few out, including a couple popular ones. Let’s make sure these don’t remain, “Forgotten tracks”.