Robert Plant

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Will Robert Plant be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Come on, what did he do as a solo artist? "Ship of Fools?" He's in for Led Zep, and that's all he should be in for.

Posted by Al on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 07:50am


i agree with you Al.

Posted by dude on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 14:23pm


I love Zeppelin, so I have respect for Robert Plant, solo artist or not. I had to say yes.

Posted by Michelle on Friday, 03.16.07 @ 08:47am


I have a bad feeling that the folks who do the voting will think that Robert's only meaningful contributions have already been rewarded through his induction with Led Zeppelin. However, to the true student of rock music history, Robert has an amazing and varied body of work both before, and more importantly after, Zep.

Even Plant's biggest loyal fans will admit that every one of his solo albums has some weak moments, but each one has at least a few gems that many musicians would love to have in an entire career. Every album has had the ability to take the listener on a journey and make you feel a range of emotions. Listen to Slow Dancer and you're instantly somewhere in Northwest Africa. Listen to the last three songs of Manic Nirvana and you may not know what to think but you'll feel it.

Here's some trivia: Everybody knows Robert has worked with two bassists named Jones. But do they realize that he worked with Charlie longer than he worked with John Paul! Just take a listen and a read through the liner notes for 66 To Timbuktu. This album is clearly not a "best of" or a "greatest hits". It is a walk through Plant's solo career, giving the listener a wide and varied range of sounds, textures, flavors, and feelings; only giving a mere sampling of his body of work. The list of musicians he has worked with in various forms is remarkable. Just as Plant was influenced by the bluesmasters of the Mississippi Delta, and later by various Arabic and other forms of music, he has left his mark, apart from Zep, on so many musicians, from punk to new wave to grunge to world to it doesn't have a genre. Listen to any interview with Plant and he will spread the gospel and get you to listen to overlooked but influential artists -- young, old, or gone. He has completed the circle of musical influence like no other musician has done.



Posted by Chris on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 15:27pm


Chris, you make some good arguments, and I am a fan of Plant's solo work as well, but I don't think it is Hall-worthy. He has been justly rewarded as a member of Zep, and that is probably enough. He has a solid solo career, though, and I respect that he veered into many different directions and consciously tried not to recreate a Zeppelin sound.

Posted by Dezmond on Friday, 10.12.07 @ 07:21am


I have a bad feeling that the folks who do the voting will think that Robert's only meaningful contributions have already been rewarded through his induction with Led Zeppelin. However, to the true student of rock music history, Robert has an amazing and varied body of work both before, and more importantly after, Zep.

Even Plant's biggest loyal fans will admit that every one of his solo albums has some weak moments, but each one has at least a few gems that many musicians would love to have in an entire career. Every album has had the ability to take the listener on a journey and make you feel a range of emotions. Listen to Slow Dancer and you're instantly somewhere in Northwest Africa. Listen to the last three songs of Manic Nirvana and you may not know what to think but you'll feel it.

Here's some trivia: Everybody knows Robert has worked with two bassists named Jones. But do they realize that he worked with Charlie longer than he worked with John Paul! Just take a listen and a read through the liner notes for 66 To Timbuktu. This album is clearly not a "best of" or a "greatest hits". It is a walk through Plant's solo career, giving the listener a wide and varied range of sounds, textures, flavors, and feelings; only giving a mere sampling of his body of work. The list of musicians he has worked with in various forms is remarkable. Just as Plant was influenced by the bluesmasters of the Mississippi Delta, and later by various Arabic and other forms of music, he has left his mark, apart from Zep, on so many musicians, from punk to new wave to grunge to world to it doesn't have a genre. Listen to any interview with Plant and he will spread the gospel and get you to listen to overlooked but influential artists -- young, old, or gone. He has completed the circle of musical influence like no other musician has done.





Posted by Chris on Thursday, 10.11.07 @ 15:27pm

Great post Chris

And Plants recent work with Alison Krauss pushes him in

Posted by zepfan2 on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 15:17pm


I'd say Robert Plant should get in as a solo artist

I mean he did do a lot more than say George Harrison whose in

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 13:03pm


Robert Plant was one of the beast lead singers ever! Even better then Axl Rose, Brian Johnson, and Bon Scott. No dougt.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.4.08 @ 18:46pm


Plant is an amazing singer and definitely one of the best all time and one of the very tops in hard rock. I like Mr. Octagon's comparison to George Harrison. He got in and he wasn't as good.

Posted by Sauce on Saturday, 01.10.09 @ 13:20pm


You know, his current work with Allison Kraus is currently selling well and getting good reviews, so I would not be surprised if he got in as a solo artist.

Posted by Jace on Saturday, 01.17.09 @ 12:05pm


He's already in with Led Zeppelin. No reason to put him in for his solo work. He didn't really have any influence or innovation in that field.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 09:42am


Considering his Grammy success with Allison, I think Plant may get some consideration. I think his solo work is better that Paulie Mac and he is in as a solo artist.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 11:14am


Yeah, but that doesn't mean he deserves it. There is nothing that really stands out in solo catelog as something that stands the test of time and has any influence.

By "Paulie Mac" I'm guessing you mean McCartney. IMO Paul's solo work is much better than anything Plant ever did solo.

Posted by Dude Man on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 11:55am


What made you people think Robert Plant warrants a solo induction? Yeah he released that album with Allison Krauss, but one album "Hallworthy" album in 25 years is not enough for induction. He's in with Led Zeppelin and and as it stands right now, that's all he should be in for.

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 07.10.09 @ 12:12pm


I'll admit Robert Plants solo career over all sucked. except for the albums Page and Plant No Quarter and the album The Mighty Rearranger are his best albums since Led Zeppelin 4 maybe even better. I'm also gonna have to say the Raising Sand album is good but it sucks compared to the other albums I just listed so if you thought that album is "Hallworthy" Then Listen to those.

Posted by Abe on Saturday, 10.17.09 @ 21:13pm


Considering his Grammy success with Allison, I think Plant may get some consideration. I think his solo work is better that Paulie Mac and he is in as a solo artist.

Posted by Dameon on Monday, 07.6.09 @ 11:14am

Realistically, his work Allison Krauss won't be enough. I sort of agree with you with the Paulie Mac comment, but that's an opinion, so it's not doing much in terms of objective commentary.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.10.11 @ 11:29am


I'd say Robert Plant should get in as a solo artist

I mean he did do a lot more than say George Harrison whose in

Posted by Mr. Octagon on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 13:03pm

Why the hate on George Harrison? If Plant deserves to be in as a soloist, it should be because his work as a soloist is strong enough, not because he may or may not be better than George Harrison.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.10.11 @ 11:36am


I hate Led Zeppelin as an overall band, but Robert Plant (either with LZ or solo) irritates me to no end. He more or less established the cock rock template which was later raised to even more absurd levels in the late '80s. Rather than honing his voice and making himself sound at least halfway intelligible, he settled for parading on stage with his bare chest and stomach exposed. His voice is capable of inducing brain tumors: Screechy as all get-out and incomprehensible.

Someone earlier posted Plant was one of the greatest vocalists in rock 'n' roll. What a joke. If unintelligible, stoned-out screechers are your cup of tea, then I guess Plant could be called great. Otherwise, he's not worthy of wearing Bryan Ferry's socks.

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 06.12.12 @ 21:27pm


Plant has had a successful and innovative solo career no doubt about it but I still think he's currently on the outside looking in. He will always be remembered rightly so as the voice of Led Zeppelin which has already got him inducted. Kudos to Plant for not resting on his laurels and going on to make some very intersting, poignant records, especially Principle of Moments, Now and Zen, Raising Sand, Band of Joy snd Mighty Rearranger. Although I don't currently think his body of work warrants induction as a solo artist, several more albums like these may very well change my mind as well as those of the powers that make this decision.

Posted by Rob S on Sunday, 05.31.15 @ 06:14am


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