Robert Plant whipped out some solo hits and proved he could create solid music without his other famous band mates. This was one of his stronger efforts on the solo front.
This video also amuses me to a degree and it showcases the issues older artists run into while trying to seem relevant.
I can imagine the meeting with the producer and the guy pitching that the video has to be relevant to the kids! For MTV! So we have to find a dance squad to work in to the video and we have to show the band doing a choreographed segment. ZZ-Top is doing it so we should too!
The Middle Eastern parts, in my opinion, feeds into the overall feel of the song but the kids break dancing was kind of out-of-place. Especially to Robert Plant and not an artist that was featured on the song track to Beat Street.
On another note, the passing of an old friend threw off my posting of last weekends schedule. As always, I have written about 20 versions of my feelings. Mainly because his situation seems to be so common these days.
It will come.
Until I can make some sense of the topic, here is this weeks pick and it is from Robert Plant – In the Mood.
Revel in the beauty of the song and enjoy the hot mess of a video!