Saturday, March 26, 2005

Concert Review: Robert Plant

Yahoo! News - Concert Review: Robert Plant

Billed as Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation, the Led Zeppelin singer took the stage Thursday at Irving Plaza before a zealously devoted New York crowd that cheered for every song and turned a blind eye to the ravages of time that have clearly taken their toll on the man.

Long gone is the young rock god who spawned a thousand imitators. In his place is a haggard man with a visible paunch well into his mid-50s who croons.

Clad in jeans and a white T-shirt, Plant and his five-piece band opened with a somber version of "No Quarter." The Strange Sensation is a talented gang well suited to the singer's blues and ballads, but they seemed to hold back in order to accommodate Plant on heavier songs. His voice has deepened over the years, and as a result, he offered a show that is more heavy cabaret than rock.

Yeah but at least he's still out there giving us the fans a show, unlike Mr. Page, wish he was out there with something new to promote!

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