Robert Plant revisited his post-Led Zeppelin years of musical “whoring like crazy.”
During the Covid-19 pandemic, countless podcasts were introduced, but former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant took the opposite approach. Plant placed his podcast on hold for the lockdown and isolation times after launching Digging Deep in 2019. Plant, on the other hand, returned in May of that year to continue exploring his work during the Zeppelin years, as well as (mostly) what came after.
Plant did not disappoint in the series 4 premiere of Digging Deep, which was ostensibly dedicated to “Bluebirds Over the Mountain.” Plant talked about the different projects he took up after the March ’20 lockdowns began before mentioning his recording of that track in 2017.
Plant cataloged recordings he made but never published over the years as part of these activities. Plant encountered a few surprises along the way. With a chuckle, Plant said on Digging Deep, “I would go and write with everyone.” His experiments included collaborations with the man behind the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” among others.
After Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant rediscovered work with Bruce Woolley of the Buggles and others.
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Since Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980, Plant was determined to carve out new musical territories for himself. With Pictures at Eleven (1982) and The Concept of Moments (1983), he did exactly that (1983). Plant started to accept drum machines and other electronic sounds as a result of these efforts.
Plant went back to the drawing board between Shaken ‘n’ Stirred (1985) and Now and Zen (1988). Plant tried his hand at songwriting with a variety of characters when looking for potential collaborators. On Digging Deep, he had a blast revisiting that time span.
On the podcast, Plant said, “If you ever want to hear Robert Plant singing with Buggles, yeah [laughs].” “It ended up with Grace Jones, Bruce Woolley, and Robert Plant singing something about the area. I was whoring like a maniac…. This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.