Rarely Heard Plant – Today’s Vinyl Vault
Robert Plant‘s first solo album in 1982 generated a lot of excitement, as you can imagine. I remember Peter C. Cavanaugh getting goose bumps up and down his arms when we first cracked the shrink wrap and dropped the needle. Of course it was Zeppelin-ish, but did have a hip, modern punch, especially with Phil Collins and Cozy Powell slamming the kits. Burning Down One Side was the most popular track on the radio, and I suppose would be the closest thing to a ‘hit single’ that an artist like Plant would have. For some reason, it has disappeared from nearly every station play-list, making it perfect for the Vault! 5:20pm, on the radio or on-line.
Mr. Plant, as he looks today: