Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant named his favorite metal band

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You could say that besides being perhaps the nicest man in rock music, former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is also one of the most interesting. His shots are always insightful, and over the years we’ve been fortunate to gain insight into the inner workings of his intellect through his noir country humor and incredible lived experiences.

His life is one that has many twists and turns, all of which have been well documented. This is not surprising given how heavily Led Zeppelin is mythologized as a band, an image that has been suitably magnified by their heavily esoteric lyrics and sound.

Merging Western and Eastern mysticism in their lyrics, when you examine Led Zeppelin’s music through this lens, you notice that in many ways they were the ultimate rock band. Lyrically dense, technically proficient musically and captivating performers, regardless of all the quagmire offstage, Led Zeppelin at their zenith is unmatched. They ticked boxes that even the Beatles failed to do.

In the mid-1970s, Plant once jokingly called himself a “golden god,” invoking an image similar to that of Midas, who, though jokingly, and in the spirit of the holiday of Crazy birthday he was at, it couldn’t have been more fitting as a nickname. Back then, everything Led Zeppelin touched turned to gold, and in terms of rock and roll singers, you can’t get more gold than Robert Plant.

Artistically, Plant is a man whose reach knows no real limits. During his career, Zeppelin and elsewhere, he has covered just about every genre in the sun ranging from blues to world and heavy metal. For such a fluid artist, it is only appropriate that the music he listens to be varied to say the least.

In an interview with the deceased Q Magazine, Plant surprised all his fans by revealing that he owns records of The Cure and This Mortal Coil. The most pleasantly surprising track was Faith No More’s second album in 1987, Introduce yourself. An alternative metal classic, it was the last record to feature the band’s original frontman, the great and late Chuck Mosley. Featuring total batshit but legendary tunes like “Introduce Yourself”, “We Care A Lot” and “Anne’s Song”, it was the last record before Faith No More took off properly with the introduction of new frontman Mike Patton in 1988.

Introduce yourself nonetheless remains a classic. A tie-dye, weed-inspired, semi-bonkers record was also the first sign that Faith No More was taking steps into previously untapped areas in metal and alternative. Plant even mistakenly believed it was their first record. He said: “Their first album. It’s like, I, ME, listen to this! and if you don’t like it, fuck you !!! You can’t spend your whole life whining about the ex-wife. The vocal attitude – the hard, heavy garage rap – I really like. “

Introduce yourself was the first real indicator that Faith No More is one of the most unique and experimental bands on the market. Its follow-up, The real thing, would cement their legacy as one of the most influential bands of all time.

When you stop to think about it properly, it’s no surprise that Plant is a fan of Faith No More, as he himself has always been committed to pushing boundaries and going his own way.

to listen Introduce yourself in full below.

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